In a way, you could say today was her day. I have a hard time splitting my attention between Molly and Betsy when they have to remain separated in the house. It's a major PITA. Before Betsy started attacking Molly out of jealousy I could play with them together, brush them together ect and it was easy. Now if I play with Betsy or brush her in the living room, Molly cries. And I do mean cries. If I do the same for Molly in the dining room, Betsy will whine to the point where I'm about to lose my mind. Not the crying Molly does, but it's annoying. Then with trying to do the cleaning and sorting when I'm not running or busy doing something else.......there isn't much time left over for them right now. Makes me feel bad, but the cleaning won't last forever. Molly's psoriasis kicked up again after husband passed away. I thought I was keeping an eye on it and I was trying to take extra care to give her affection and attention as much as I could. But it's evidently got her autoimmune thing going pretty good now. I vacuum and by evening the floor is covered with molly fur. Seriously covered. This past week she really start chewing herself. Which only made the fur on the floor worse of course. I brushed her several times and got enough fur off her for about 3 dogs. In her 11 yrs I've never seen her shed this way. Then the smell.........I know that smell. So I started checking her out carefully. And yup, the psoriasis again. Under the arms, her neck under her collar was raw.......and a lot of her skin is inflamed and irritated. Now I normally bathe the dogs out side as it's just easier. But it's been too cold and rainy, especially for Molly. Last time Nichole and I attempted the tub, it was a feat. And Nichole got nipped at because she accidentally pressed on a sore spot. So I wasn't looking forward to the tub but I don't have much choice. I vacuumed the two rooms super well. Then bribed her into the bathroom with a piece of cheese. (molly would walk through fire for a piece of cheese lol ) She surprised me by hopping into the tub herself. First round was antibacterial soap. I wanted her fur and skin really clean and it helped to kill off any leftover fleas from the season. (which oddly enough there were none on her) Then rinse with the shower massager thing. Second round is with her tar soap. The only thing I've ever found to help. (and over the years we've tried everything out there) Put it on thick and really rubbed it in well. Let it sit on her a bit. Then a second good rinse with the shower massager. (that's her favorite part) She managed to hop out on her own. Then I dosed her well with benedryl to control the itching and give her skin a break. I'll keep her dosed up for a while and give it a chance to heal. In two weeks it will be another bath with the tar soap. Unless she's really bad, then I'll do it at a week. I washed her collar in antibacterial soap, hot water, with a scrub brush. it was pretty disgusting. She's rather stoned at the moment and her nose is out of joint because she's "naked". Molly hates to be without her collar. lol I also washed her blanket really well. Makes me feel a little bad when this is the most attention she's gotten all at once in a while. But she'll smell good for our Tday meal and she's been doctored up good and proper. Betsy will get her bath tomorrow. Thirty to 40 mins or so bent over with molly in the tub did my back in for the evening.