I just wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful advice. Unfortuneatly I can't take Zeus the the Vet's just yet because there aren't any openings for him. He is registered though so I'm half way there. I have to call the office on Wednesday to get him an appointment. Ya see I use the military vet because it's much cheaper on us plus they take care of all of our other babies. The way they run the office is by setting appointments for one week out that was it's less likely that someone won't be able to make an appointment. If you miss 3 appointments without calling to cancel that you are no longer able to use the facility.
Anyway, we just keep washing him with oatmeal shampoo but I'll be taking Indigo's advice this weekend. I have to go get the right kind of pumpkin. As for the scratching & me just getting itchy because Zeus is scratching ... very plausable cause if someone itches their head or brings up the words "maybe it's lice" I will itch for days even if I have been checked & I'm good to go. However, hubby thought the same thing until I lifted my shirt & showed him the evidence. I'm covered in bug bites. He went out and bought more anti-itch cream & calmine lotion. I haven't used the calamine lotion as I know I'll be out & about today ... I do not want people to see all the pink splotches all over me. he he he what a sight that would be. =D Oh, for future reference ... hubby told me to put clear fingernail polish over the bug bites cause this would cause the itch to stop & if the mites (if that's what it was) would be trapped & die. IT DOESN'T WORK!!!!! Not even a little bit. In fact I think I was itching more because once the polish dries it becomes scratchy. Not good!
So later today we're headed to the Peanut Festival ... I've got the camera charged and a sitter for Zeus. he he he Sounds so funny to have a sitter for him but not for the other 5 poochies. The fact is ... he can't climb our back steps yet & he can't push open the doggy door either. So dad & my baby brother have said they will take care of him for the day. I'm so glad. The thought of him being cooped up for 7-10 hours was just killing me.
Ok, I'm off ... gotta go have breakfast. Hubby made pancakes this morning. No wonder I can't seem to lose weight. He feeds me all the best foods ... and I don't need any of them. Last night he made a cake ... and yes, I had a slice of it too. Don't tempt me with yummy food ... cause I'll eat it! =D
Have a very blessed weekend ... stay warm if it's cold where you are.