I've got zits!

February 17 /09

You'll never guess what the vet says I have - zits! - that's right- adolescent acne! Can you believe it??

Pimples - oh man!

Yesterday was my long-awaited vet appointment to have my spots tested. Well, they've been getting steadily better, especially the one on my chest. The one on my face is wierd - it keeps changing, from red to pink and back to red, bigger, smaller - I think it's alive. Anyway, Dr. Marlene took a long, hard look at me and found some matching spots starting to erupt under my chin and near my mouth and she now thinks I have infected teenage pimples. It's so gross. I'm suppose to get some medication to clear it up, though.

But hey, now I'm thinking maybe I should be proud of my splotchiness. Don't pimples mean that my manly hormones are roaring through my body and I'm about to become totally virile and irresistible??

I kind of wish my pimples weren't pink, though, but anyway.The thing is, I'm on the brink of manhood and I'm going to wear my pimples proudly. Geez, I wonder if my bark is going to get deeper and if I'm going to grow man-whiskers. Wow! Wouldn't that be cool? Muzzle stubble! Then I could shave. Or maybe I'll grow a moustache.

"Bonjour Chou Chou. Voulez-vous couchez avec moi ce soir??

What d'ya think?

Anyway, Mama and Papa are so happy about my acne, they're talking about making me a Bark Mitzvah. That's a big celebration that marks a Jewish boy's entry into manhood. You'll all be invited to hear me read my Arf Torah and then we'll eat, drink and dance and party til dawn. Then we can all play ice pucky the next day. We can make this a huge event - I'll keep you posted.

Thanks to all of you who wished me well during my big health scare, and for helping my Mama worry. Big hugs!!

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Wasn't Mango Minster the most fantastic production? I made a commemorative ribbon as a gift for my relentlessly huge and handsome buddy to pass on to all the participants. Being a show dog myself, I just had to contribute something, so now everyone can have a prize and a keepsake, with my compliments. Below is a sample.

If you competed, you can pick up your full-sized ribbon at Mango's blog

Good show, Mangoman!


Nibbles Treats said...

Wow! You're turning into a manly-man! Congrats!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Niamh said...

Who would have thought that zits would be good news Chef? I'm glad that is all those spots turned out to be. I had them when I was an adolescent and they were gross but they cleared up nicely. Love the mustache!

Your friend,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
I have to say.... thankfully you have acne!
You look great with your mustache!
Kisses and hugs

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Woooooof, that is a happy ending!
Now I can breathe, whew! I can feel your mom's relief and joy, gosh, she was worried about your pimples!
Chef, you look so cool with that newly grown mustache, my niece Betty the Boxer would love to sniff that.
Now suddenly I remember when Tanner had that funny dot on his face, I was jokingly left him a comment saying maybe Tanner had reached his puperty and that dot was just simply acne, was I right about that, hehe. Yeah, lets celebrate, Chef, count me in, count me in!
(I haven't had any dots, that means I still am a toddler or what?)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! We didn't think it was possible that you could be more handsome but that moustache looks awesome on you, Chef!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

the 4 Bs said...

hi Chef, this is good news! teenage acne! we would love to come to your Bark Mitzvah. that sounds like a lot of fun. we've never been to one before. do we get to bark too? cuz we're really good at that.


Deetz said...

Zits! You have Zits!
Just kidding, Chef! Now I will probably get zits cuz I laughed. Mum always tells me never make fun of anyone that wears glasses, or braces, or walks funny cuz you will end up with glasses, braces and walk funny....I will probably get zits now..dang it.

Eric said...

Phew.Wagging great news Chef.I'm so wagging please for you and Mama thats all it is.

But you know you look soooo distiguished with the new 'tache. Maybe you'll get curly chest hair too (hee, like mine!)but black. But better not do too much kissing of girlies at your party Chef,I've heard it makes those zits worse. Second thoughts maybe the kissing wins over zits?!!

Wiry wags of happiness for Chef! Eric xx

Lacy said...

w00f's Chef, me sooo glad it just the zits...u getting to b a man dog now...

b safe,

Joe Stains said...

wooo, glad to hear your dots are nothing but an indication that you are turning into a manly man!

Sparky said...


OMDog... You have zits?! I must say, I've never heard of a dog with that problem before... I hope they clear up soon!

I'm so sorry I haven't dropped by your blog in the longest time! I hope you and your family are all doing well!

I hope you have a grrrrEAT day my friend,


Emma and Emmy said...

Mr. Youngman Chef,

Congrats. You're official teenager, and pimples are your proof. LOL!!!!

We still having a long way to go. Mom is still hoping we are through teething and chewing.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh boy, what a relief Chef. But too bad they are zits. Mama told us that lots of short haired breeds do get them. Her doberman had some of them too. We're ready to pawty with you & play ice pucky!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Rambo said...

Oh no....acne? Did you eat too many sweets on Valentine's Day?
My Mom has some make-up you could borrow if you want to cover it up.

Yes...I think your bark is gonna change next and then your you-know-whats way down there are gonna get bigger too. I think that's what happens when you become a man-dog.

(unless you got a new-turd, then only your ......never mind

hang tight,

Lois Lane/Laney said...

I'm so glad it was just acne! Congrats, big boy!

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Chef, we are sooooo happy that they are only pimples! Maybe you need some of that ProActive stuff they advertise on TV! Welcome to man-hood. (not that any of would know about that stuff since we are...GIRLS! We were very proud to be judges for MangoMinster and we sure hope he has enough energy to do it again next year!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

The Puppies said...

Oh Chef1 We think the acne just makes you look even more handsome! we are very glad it is nothing more serious!!!!! we can't wait to see how they are looking in your next post!
The Puppies

Anonymous said...

Hi Chef! I just picked up my Mango Minster commemorative ribbon and wanted to come by and tell you how great it looks on my bloggie! Thanks so much for making them! You look great with a mustache!

See ya!

Hero said...

I'm so glad to hear that it wasn't anything serious. I first started to become manly when my flowing chest hair first sprouted. I don't know if you'll get manly chest hair, but the mustache really looks super manly on you! I hope you and your family do celebrate your coming into manhood.

Lacy said...

w00f's, heehe the zits, thats great it wuznt nuffin to bad...Gucci will think u looks mitey fine in a mustashe...me got me little i competed, me hasnt got it on me bloggie yet...another day of mama being slow..

b safe,

Gucci said...

Chefster 'o mine,

I gots a zit thingy too...it's on my paw. The vet said that it'll explodeeeeeee one of these days...I can't wait for that day. Mom says she can. :X