Monday, October 2, 2023

Molly Monday

 The news from my vet is that I do NOT have a Lyme flare up and he didn't have a reason for my limpies.   Mom knows exactly what is going on.   As I'm getting older, my hyperkeratosis is getting worse and it's causing me more pain when I walk, especially outside crossing the rough driveway to get to the grass.       

Because we have wall to wall carpeting here, we need to protect Landlord Bob's rugs so mom bought toddler's socks for me.  Mom is going to keep me lathered up with paw balm and see if that helps.  

I don't have to wear the socks all the time but she said that I have to wear them until the balm gets pretty much absorbed into my dry cracked paw pads.   
We did go for a short walk on Sunday morning and mom didn't think that I was really enjoying myself as I kept looking at her as if to say, when will we turn around and head back home?   
There is no cure for hyperkeratosis.   We have to deal with what we have and mom wants to be sure that I am not in any pain.   As the colder temps approach, maybe I can wear my boots on morning walkies and we can see how that goes.  
Thank you everybuddy for all of your well wishes and POTP.   My limpies are gone and we will get through this one day at a time.

Love ya lots♥


  1. Awww, we feel sad for you. It would be no fun to have to walk on painful paws. Hopefully your mom's special paw treatment will help you to feel better.

  2. We prescribe MORE KHOOL & KHRISP weather!

    Take care Girls!

    Willow& Phyll

  3. Although we think your pink 'n' purple sox are so "you" and look quite pawsome ... we do hope that you
    won't have to wear them too, too long ... your footies are quite cute unto themselves, so heal fast!

  4. Hari OM
    Having walked on sore paws myself, Molly, you have my full understanding! Mum is taking extra special care of you though - and I think the sockies are a neat fashion statement! Sending lots of POTP, hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. Lulu: "You don't look thrilled, but your booties are nice Easter colors, at least!"
    Chaplin: "Dennis used to tell us how our brother Tucker who we never met had to wear booties a lot of the time to protect his toesies when he had toenail trouble. So you are in good company, at least!"

  6. We're glad to hear you are feeling better Molly, but we'll keep our paws crossed that you stay that way, too.

  7. I know mom will do everything she can to make you as comfortable as possible.

    Have a woof woof day and week, Miss Molly. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥

  8. Molly my darlin' kisses to all of your precious paws. Purrsonally I think you socks are quite fashionable.
    At least once the balm is absorbed to can feel the nice carpet. Will you get special boots for walking in the out of doors. Happy the limpies are over sending love to you and Mom

  9. Oh dear Molly, that does sound like a difficult problem for you and for your mom to manage, but we know she will be doing her best to keep you comfortable (and to protect landlord Bob's floors!)
    Sending a bunch more POTB from Scotland.
    Gail and Nobby.

  10. We also know your Mom is doing everything she can to make sure your limpies don't come back.
    Hang in there Molly!
    Sunny & Rosy

  11. Hi Molly! Having painful paws is not fun at all but we know you're in good hands. Hope you feel better very soon. I'm sending xoxo to you and Mackie's dad. Juno and mom

  12. You are so adorable sweet doggie ~ great photos ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Hope you'll feel better soon. We wouldn't want you miss your walks.

  14. You do look darn cute in your pretty socks sweet Molly. That doesn't sound like a fun problem to deal with but I know your Mom will figure it out.

  15. Molly you look like a fashionista in your cute little socks. Hope your little feet feel better soon. ♥♥♥

  16. We sure hope your feet get some relief from the balm and socks. I remember angel Joey dog was very protective about his feet and didn't like anyone messing with them.

  17. Dear Molly, I'm sorry to hear that hyperkeratosis has no cure, but thanks to your amazing mom, she's like your personal health specialist! Bless her! I hope the balm works with time and diligent application, it worked for my callouses though I have no paws. I like your fancy socks cos they are so pretty, but I pray you don't need them very soon.

    Soft Hi-fives, Julia

  18. Molly, I feel so badly for your and your paws. On the good side they have some pretty cool socks now days so please try hard not to fight wearing them.

  19. Oh Molly, we are so sorry to read this. We are very far behind in our blog reading. We know your Mom will do everything she can to make you comfortable. All the best.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  20. Thank you for the well wishes for our sweet Brian.

  21. We love your socks they are wonderful colours and hope that your pads getting a little easier to walk on. We are so glad the limpies went away again. Keep warm. Hugs & Love Susie & Coco xx