Saturday, October 30, 2010
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.