I am not one to be shy about things. I say what I think and mean what I say. Sometimes this involves me sharing details about my life that other people would choose to keep to themselves. But I stopped worrying about what other people think a long time ago.

One of the things I have no problem talking about or admitting to is that I scratch myself. Not just my head, back or arms. I scratch parts that are usually covered by clothes if you know what I mean. It’s not like I am obsessive about it… if an itch comes along I scratch it. And I can be discreet – I’m not doing it in church or anything.

Like all humans I am well equipped when it comes to scratching. My arms allow me to reach just about every inch of my body – and if I do get an itch in that spot on my back I can’t reach, I’ll rub up against a corner or table edge to get the job done. Voila!

Our dog is not so lucky. For those that didn’t know, my Lady Friend and I adopted a rescue dog a few months back and she’s awesome. To maintain her anonymity I’m calling her TOWPO which of course stands for THE ONE WHO POOPS OUTSIDE.

Like all dogs or cats who are covered in fur she does her share of scratching. She also got a nice short hair cut last week and in the first day or two of the cut we noticed her scratching more often – probably just getting used to the new “do”. For the most part she manages to reach most of her itches.

But there is an exception. Her butt. In that first day or two after getting her haircut she had an itch down there that she couldn’t reach. So she scooted. On the carpet, on the grass, even on the concrete sidewalk which made me say OUCH!

I know dog scooting can be caused by other gross medical problems and I won’t go into them here, but I did my research and checked it out (yep, I looked closely at her butt) and she didn’t seem to have any true problems… other than an itchy booty.

As someone who is an expert on scratching I can’t blame her for scooting. On the rare occasion my butt itches I am luckily able to reach it. But if I couldn’t (as when I have to rub my back against a table edge) I would have no problem scooting.

That’s an itch that must be scratched!

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