My old dog, Roscoe, came into my life a couple of years ago. Already advanced in years, he brought with him a head full of sense, an appreciative and loving personality, and a nasty skin allergy. The moment that the temperature exceeds 75 degrees, he starts losing his hair.
I tried everything...and I do mean everything, desperately trying to find him some help. Finally, I walked backwards... into the yester-years of my childhood, and tried an old trick that my grandparents used to do. Honestly, I had almost forgotten about it, until Janie, at Circle T, reminded me. I put some sulfur in a bowl of wet dog food, and fed to him. It’s working, thank goodness. He’s still got bald spots, but I’ve noticed a few little hairs, already growing back.
There are so many products out there, and some are really good. But...ometimes, old fashioned home remedies and hacks work just as well...if not even better.
After the rains, I can count on two things: knee deep grass and new mounds of ant beds. Those little boogers do work fast. Mama used to mix Dawn dish washing liquid into a pitcher of water, and pour it over the beds; and within an hour... no more ants. This trick definitely works, as I’ve been doing it for years. I don’t even bother to buy ant poison anymore.
I love to walk around the yard, and pick flowers. It’s a little thing that I do, to relax and clear my head. I always put them in a vase, and place in the middle of my kitchen counter. My Maw Maw always had a vase of pretty cut flowers on her buffet, so I inherited this love from her. If you want to prolong the life of your cut flowers, drop an Alka Seltzer into a quart of water, and use this water in your vase. It works.
Y’all, I have a ton of these little ‘life hacks’, thanks to a grandmother who lived off the land, and a mother who could pinch a penny ‘til Abraham hollered.
Yes, thanks to good old fashioned sulfur, Roscoe is doing better, and feels like helping me kill ants and pick flowers again.
Nothing like simple and effective little life hacks, and a faithful companion by your side... even if he’s old & bald. And whether the companion is canine or not.