Poor Rousseau! She has such a hard time with allergies. It would be great if she could just have a blank slate in the skin department and start over!
In some ways, she's getting that. Her foster mom has found her a skin specialist who has set out a treatment plan for Rou that they hope will get her cleaned up and and her hot spots healed up.
Rousseau loves the outdoors, and it's a shame to keep her penned up when the spring air is blowing and the grass is popping up and there are squirrels to condemn and neighbors to greet. But outside is where the allergies lurk.
Here's a note from her foster mom about Rou's condition and a video showing her entirely ridiculous head tilting.
"Last week her skin test was clear so she's going to be on antibiotics
for another week just to clear out anything residual. We're also
weaning her down off her allergy medicine because the vet would like her
to only need it once or twice a week. Last week her hot spots were
pretty much gone but today there's a couple popping up because I
mistakenly let her come out to play with us (even wearing a tshirt and
wiping down with baby wipes when we came in). It was breaking my heart
watching her sad face through the back door while we played. She got an
extra bath tonight so hoping they go away fast! If all goes well once
she's off her antibiotics she'll be up on the available page.
"She still LOVES her walks and will make sure you know it's time to go!
If you mention the "W" word you get the total head tilt from side to
side everytime you ask. Cracks me up!!"
Here's the head tilt video. Foster mom asks that you pay no attention to her voice.
That kind of head tilt could put her in the finals for America's Next Pup Model, in the opinion of
The Frog Princess