Saturday, October 30, 2010

Piebald Pride


A candid conversation with your 'Long and Short of it All' host 'Joey' on a beautiful fall afternoon: 

You know, it's been a solid 2 or 3 years since I've had a white-tipped tail?!  There wasn't a single white hair left.  Dad figured that with my age (I'm almost 10!), and Dachshund pattern baldness, it was gone for good.  He joked the last several years that I'm so lazy that I can't even grow hair.  Hhmmpf.
Guess I showed him today when he was blinded (and excited!) by the whirr of my white-tipped tail in the autumn sun.  Who knows how or why it grew back, maybe the removal of my adrenal glands, as Cushing's disease does cause baldness, but I haven't had Cushing's for 3 years.  Or maybe it's one of the medications I'm on, but all I know is I'm back baby, I'm whole, I'm Joey, and I'm PIEBALD.  It's a great day.

12 comments:

Jerry S. said...

You've always been handsome from the tip of your nose to the tip of your tail, Joey. Good to see that you still have some surprises left in you.

Podgirl said...

Joey moons all his fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOL

Karen Hening-Speedone said...

Guinness started growing hair on his rattail when he was on Aims diet. Since I had to switch to cheaper, he's not growing more hair. Good on ya, Joey!

Alicia said...

Oh Joey, you have an adorable behind and a wonderful tail. Don't wag all those new hairs off!

Oskar

masstransit said...

I'd follow that tail any where!

Ruby and Penny said...

Joey, you have a great set of buns.
Love Ruby & Penny

Jayne D. and AnnieBelle said...

Joey, what a sight for sore eyes to see your white-tipped (hairy) tail this morning!! What a delight and surprise for your dear old Dad to see it in the sunshine!! May God Bless and Keep all of you. With love and a "Happy Halloween" to you, Jayne D. and AnnieBelle

cheyne923 said...

I love how you just noticed the tail fur all all of a sudden instead of over time. I think this is Joey's way of saying, "Thanks for all that TLC, Dad. I love you too!"
Melinda and Jeeves

Anonymous said...

So happy for Joey that he is getting some hair back on his tail. It looks great!

Linda said...

Far out! That is so cute! Whatever caused it to come back, well it is adorable, love the tushy shot!

Twix said...

Joey, you are my hero! I sure hope to get som furs on my tail some day too. Although, mine has been missing longer than 3 years and it didn't come back when my other furs did. I will keep thinking of you and hoping! You have no idea how happy I am that you are feeling better and both you and Maggie are on the right track again!
Snuggles,
Twix

angie said...

congratulations joey! and very cute buns!!

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