Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sir Licks-A-Lot

Well, apparently allergy season has started up again. We've had the biannual event of the licking of everything metallic. Sky likes to lick hinges, mom and dad's bed frame, and this year he added to his repertoire, the heat baseboards. It is so weird and embarrassing. Why can't he just be normal? This also means the feeder fish has started his cleaning cycle.

Isn't this weird?????

Being queen of the Kapp Pack, I have bestowed the newly coined nickname on Sky. I think Sir Licks-a-Lot fits him very well right now.

This behavior is yet another reason as to why he is NOT "the best dog in the world". Just take a look at this face he's giving mom for interrupting his licking!

Mom does tell me I have to ask if anydoggy out there knows why Sky might do this when his allergies flare up??? We've been boggled for 3 years about this behavior. It's not destructive or harming to him, just very odd.


Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

15 woo woos:

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

wow, we've heard of doggies licking at their pawpads, but never metalic things. hhhmmmmmm
But, everyone has their own thing they need to do, so as long as Sky isn't getting hurt, or rusty, guess it's okay.

Holly said...

We're having those allergy problems this year too. Only we have been going through it since last January! Scratching, and biting and licking ourselves. We ar taking Chlorphenaramine (all 5 of us) but it's only helping a little. We are sure ready for a good freeze!

Not sure about the metal licking thing. We don't have that problem here.

Holly

Pacco de Mongrel said...

interest in licking metallic??
oh tat's weird...

Katherine and Pippa, said...

We haven't a clue....I'll ask master tho' because mistress is always pretty rubbish about practical stuff.

Pippa xx

Turbo the Sibe said...

I apologize for missing your name on my links. I'll take care of that soon.

Regarding the licking, perhaps some sort of mineral deficiency?

I like to lick Fargo, but he doesn't like me to do that!

Koda said...

What a weirdo! Maybe it's cause he is hot and the cold metal cools off his tounge. Give the poor boy some ice?

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh wow, you sure do have to put up with a lot of weirdness in your kingdom. How do you do it? The look he gave your mom.... too much.

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

-- The Mullin Clan's Mommy -- said...

Hi-Woo Kelsey,
I like his new name, nice ring to it! Mommy said that she once had a horse that had a metal fetish. He had the cleanest metal strip on his stall than any other stalls in the barn. Juneau's tongue is on everything. But with him, it is not allergies.
-Cosmos-

Tucker said...

See those rings on his tail? He's part raccoon! The licking is probably like when raccons dip food in water. Nobody really knows why they do that, either.

Ferndoggle said...

I think Sky is just "SPECIAL". I lick my paws & Sherman suckles on blankets so we're all a little special during allergy season.

Penny

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Maybe he just likes to lick things? We have no clue, but it's funny.

Steve and Kat

MaPaw said...

I know why he licks metal - he is a weirdo. Mystery solved. You are welcome.
-Magnum

The Lady Mistabel said...

Oh sweetie, my Boy Toy Nich tells me he once took a dare to lick some metal outdoors when the temp was minus 40 degrees...

Hope you stay indoors if metal is what you require.

The Daily Echo said...

We love that name! Shadow licks and licks and licks....and licks some more. She licks all sorts of weird things....chairs, clothing, doors....you name it. No allergies though. Hers is all anxiety.

Bama said...

Mik licks (new nickname, Miklik) lots of stuff too, but no metal that I can think of, mostly the leather sofas, tile floors, and blankets on our bed. I lick mom a lot....
Manykisses,
Bama & the RHP