Lisa Vanderpump

If you were emotional watching the finale, you're not alone. Lisa explains how tough this week's episode was to watch.

on Jan 20, 20110

Oh it was so difficult in so many ways to sit and watch this finale Watching the downward spiral of Camille’s marriage, seeing her desperately trying to hold on to the threads of what was left, I, as the viewer, felt intrigued as she let us see her innermost thoughts. I don't know if I could have put myself in such a vulnerable position, but that is what makes this type of show so fascinating, and I applaud her honesty.

The finale party was a complete disaster, particularly seeing Kyle's frustration at constantly covering for her sister. There's a lot you the viewer don't know and hasn't been witness to, and I, as a very close friend who has been privy to the emotional turmoil and devastation that has occurred as a result of this type of situation, still am not fully aware of the path that these two sisters have taken.

The one thing I ask of you as you read this is not to judge Kyle too harshly as tempers flew. I am sure things that were said were instantly regretted too late…and those words don't belong to her they belong to the world.

In the weeks that ensued it was very upsetting to see how everybody struggled to put their lives back together, feelings in tatters, feelings that reverberated through the family and friends like myself who hadn't witnessed this devastating altercation, not quite understanding how far this situation had deteriorated to, trying to comprehend that was not an easy task. And when I saw this episode for the first time it cut me to the quick. Tears rolled freely.

192 comments
msrotti
msrotti

Lisa, I agree your server was wrong but your friend "The Important Customer" had no right to call her a Stupid Bi*tch.  Wealthy people have this thought that they can be rude, condescending and above all others.  You should put your friend in his place period.  Unacceptable behavior for both parties and you need to call him out on it.  Being a decent person, having class is much more important than money or keeping a customer like that.

sbw
sbw

Hi Lisa,

I have a large breed dog prone to skin and stomach allergies so my breeder recommended NuVet Plus, which is natural and made in CA. Before purchasing it, I read all the customer testimonials and a lot of other owners said it helped improve their dog's skin and stomach issues. Try looking into this. I never recommend a product, but this one I will because my dog is very healthy and her coat is beautiful. This may really help Giggy's itching.

Suzanne

#1 Real Housewife Fan
#1 Real Housewife Fan

Lisa you are one of the funniest housewifes. I feel you were real and not acting for the show. I hope to see you in upcoming episodes. I feel you r a true friend and anyone friends with you are lucky to have them in their corner..Your husband is adoreable !!!

BevFan
BevFan

I hope we will be seeing you again on the second season, you add a lot of warmth, and wit to the show. I can see why Kyle enjoys such a strong friendship with you.

As for Kyle, I do like her, though my heart went out to Kim during the final episode, since she confronted over stirring up trouble, by the very person who instigated it all.

I love your personality and humor, and the relationship you have with your husband, children, and friends, and have to tell you that Giggy is probably the cutest dog I have ever laid eyes on in my life.

Hope to see you again on season two!

promama8995
promama8995

Lisa, you and your husband are wonderful people, but IMHO you were bamboozled by Cedric and are now being snookered by Kyle. There are always two sides to every story and I personally believe one side gets the preferential treatment over the other when it comes down to these types of things. I speak from experience.

Best of luck in treating Giggy's illness! As a dog lover myself and trying to find any treatment that would have saved my previous baby, I know how awful it is to see your baby endure his illness. Keep listening to your veteriniarian and your heart because only you and your husband know what's best for Giggy.

P.S. Hope your son is doing well at the music school (he is really quite talented) and your daughter finally becomes engaged!

Nansea
Nansea

I'm with you Lisa...I wouldn't trust Taylor as far as I could throw her! i think she filled Camille in on Faye coming to dinner with Kyle. I also see how she stirred the pot in NY. She's a drama queen. Becareful ~ Best of luck with Gig!

Stacy Williams
Stacy Williams

Lisa, you are a Wonderful woman! Your mixture of quick wit and class is so refreshing to watch. I really hope you return for another season!

ViewerMary
ViewerMary

You are classy, funny and cool. Loved watching you on the season and I really hope that you will be on Housewives next season.

RachelSF
RachelSF

Lisa, I absolutely love all of the button-down shirts you wear! What brand are they?

Thanks!

C.B.
C.B.

Lisa.. you are STUNNING and this show is my favorite of all.. you must all come back... forget the other bravo housewives show.. this has it all .. and guess what .. it truly is about housewives with money :):).. i haven't figured out the people chosen to appear on the show.. they seem to all have money issues?? So this is a true legitimate show for me anyhow. Thank you for showing the world how to be a true FRIEND... its a beautiful relationship you have with Kyle.. and she's lucky to have you... since things really fell apart.. Being a psychic and medium myself.. I wasn't surprised after the dinner party from hell that the person Alison ranted about the most was Kyle.. and I believe without any doubt Kyle was sent some pretty "negative energetics".. since the woman had really "dark eyes... total ego driven personality".. so having the most painful and personal life drama unfold in front of the cameras which I know they both deeply regret... I truly have to wonder.... The only good thing I can truly attest to that when we have misdirected thoughts or agendas to truly hurt another ... it will always come back on us.. and TEN FOLD... Thus Alison is now exposed to millions of viewers.. the show was canceled and truly if it had remained I believe a lot of viewers loyal to the show would have left. Alison needs prayers.. and help... she makes what I do "difficult" when she represents a path that is very sacred into a carnival... I wish I knew a way to contact you and Kyle.. for I would love to offer my services. Cynthia

lanamm
lanamm

Lisa...let say Kim has issues. Let say it is not easy for Kyle to attend to Kim because Kime has no husband and four kids. Let say, Kim is financial stressed and needs some hlep time to time. Let say Kim is not strong and she is easy to be attacked. Let say being around rich-high-flying-money-spending-rodeo-drive-Taylors-alike is not her cup of tea. Yes, she is taented, was very famous, has great kids and trying to survive raising four kids on her own. Does it mean you should bring up her issues at the reunion? They are not your issues. If you realy want to Kyle's back, then stop pretending that Kyle is this perfect person who is dealing with a wako. You lost in your creditility when you did that. You never stopped Kyle when she ignored Kim, You never stopped Taylor when she attacked Kim. You seem to suround yourself with people that are more 'popular' using beverly-hills definition of what is popular. You own an oppology to Kim for trying to instigate Taylor against her. You owe an opology to Kim for having 'Kyle' back at the reunion while Kyle clearly was teaming up with Taylor and was notr saying one word showing any compassion toward Kim. Kyle was simply filling sorry for herself. During the entire show Kyle never showed any respect to her older and more famous sister. Only resentment, acusations, pushing around and ignorance. Where were you as Kyle friend to let her know she is doying wrong by Kim? Adrien caught into the wrong dynamics, but you spoke sarcasticaly about Kim and gave an impression that Kim is not all together. That side of your behaviour is hurting your emage. You are liked less and so far you did not show an understadning of where you went wrong with it.

Claudia Rosciano
Claudia Rosciano

Dear Lisa, Don't listen to the person who said to put the dog down. I don't know if you actually read the comments but I did want to tell you that my dog suffers the same thing as your dog (scratching non stop) - I rub pure vaseline on the area she scratches the most and it seems to help and when she starts scratching again i re-apply. Hope it helps your dog.

Ann7
Ann7

Lisa, you are clearly a very caring and kind person and appear to be a great friend to Kyle. Please believe me though when I say that ganging up against Kim with her is not helping Kyle. Siblings have the longest relationship of all and support is a good thing, but not support of the bullying. No matter what Kyle says about Kim, we all see how she treats her and it is just not defensible, no matter what the backstory is. Keep in mind that you don't know that much about Kim except for what Kyle has told you. I feel that if you are not careful, you will be contributing to the break up of a sisterhood.

beach bum
beach bum

Lisa, I have had several pets with skin problems. Start with diet. Feed only holistic foods with no chemicals. I feed Wellness brand, but there are others, or better yet, you can prepare your own. The idea of humans being chemically allergic, often a discovery later in life, why not our pets? Go holistic. He's adorable and worth anything, as you know.

Finally
Finally

Lisa, I hope that you never doubt for a single moment how you come off on camera. I think love your wit and humor, your relationship with your husband and your ability to call it like you see it. You exude warmth and class. You are truly one of my favorite Bravo characters and most certainly are my favorite housewife.

As for that desperate man-child? It is clear as day what scum he is.

Love to you and the Gigster.

klbjnto
klbjnto

Lisa .. You are definitely the breath of fresh air in the show, in your segments it seems as though there is an air of peace around you and your house. I can honestly say that you are blessed and rightly so. Thank you for making the show watchable, and I am also an avid Pom lover, mine however is a little awkward as she has longer legs and quite large for a pom..however she is beautiful in her moms eyes as Giggy is to yours !

Ximena Echols
Ximena Echols

hey Lisa, I already told Jiggy all about it, but I had to let mommy know as well....There is a product called African Shea Butter..that will instantly relieve his itches..it is the main ingredient in coco butter...My son had a severe case of eczema and nothing that was prescribed to him worked...I tried this and he was very happy with it..I mean he looks as if he was never covered in dry scaly itchy patches...it is a very natural and it is worth a try,,because my baby was miserable..he would cry and want to hide in layers of clothes..Now he is very very (a little too) confident and I can't keep a shirt on him!! lol look it up on line...usually at african shops...

JessV
JessV

Lisa,

I love watching the show....you are such a classy and amazing woman! I really appreciate your honestly and witty humor.

One other thing....I admire your large faced watch that I have seen you wear on the show, can I ask what brand/style it is?

Thanks so much!

cinnabar6
cinnabar6

Lisa, I have been trying to figure out a way to contact you about your dog, and this is the best way I've come up with. I had a pom who didn't have hair as well. They did all sorts of tests and had him on hormones. Nothing worked until a vet suggested I give him Melatonin. Melatonin is a natural sleep agent and you can find it in any vitamin store. Well, his hair grew back immediately. Might be worth checking out with your vet. Good luck!

Livermore viewer
Livermore viewer

Your welcome and thank you. I'm very surprised this vet made the diagnosis of a skin disease humans get, Ive never heard of a dog suffering from the disease. I have a friend who has Allophecia, her scalp doesn't itch, her hair falls out when she's under stress. Most animals lose fur due to allergies. In Giggy's case it has to be the clothes.I hope it is. It would be so very easy to treat.

Angela Davis
Angela Davis

Where did that gorgeous pink shirt come from? what is the brand? Thanks, Angela Davis

G. Freeperson
G. Freeperson

Lisa: I certainly hope you get to read this note from me and get to know that a lot of us out here know how you feel about your baby. I used to live in the San Diego area where my Baby (Doberman Pincher) contacted some kind of skin disease. The local vets treated him with steroid shots and pills monthly but could not come up with a foresure diagnosis or cure. When I moved from the SD area to Oklahoma I was worried what I was going to do to help my baby out - I knew that the steriod medication was shortening his lifespan but didn't know what else to do. When it came time to take him to the vet for his monthly checkup, I was shocked when this old Oklahoma "horse doctor" told me that the problem with my baby was that he had ring worm and he knew how to cure that. Sure enough, we bathed him for a month or so every day with part alcohol and water - it made him lose all his hair but once it grew back in, we had NO MORE SKIN PROBLEMS. I later found out that the University of California at Davis has a wonderful Vet Program and that the alcohol/water combination bathes had been discovered there. You might consider having your vet check into their program and see if UC,Davis can help Giggy out. I wish you all the luck and love!

Nitti-Fairbnanks
Nitti-Fairbnanks

Love you and your family. Could you please tell me what type of pom you have. I know he's a toy but his face is somewhat different the your other pom. Thanks

Scoobidy
Scoobidy

Dear Lisa,

I just saw the episode where it talks about your breeder recommending that you should be 'put down'. I almost began to cry when I heard that horrible statement. You see, my name was Scooby, and I was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. My mommy found me on the road during hurricane Charley in Florida, in 2004. She thinks that someone dumped me because I was so very sickly and wouldn't make proper breeding material. Mommy feels that it was a backyard breeder who was not practicing proper breeding procedures, (ie, mating siblings, etc) and I was possibly the result. Yes, I was a purebred Cavalier, and a beautiful little fellow I might add. However, I was born with a severely compromised immune system, which caused me to lose all my fur and break out in a terrible demodectic mange every few months. I would bleed, pus and ooze, and it was awfully painful. But mommy would not stop until I was healthy and she would stop at nothing to make sure I could have a wonderful life. She took me to every vet there is in our area, as well as specialists, holistic practitioners and even animal psychics. She consulted with homeopathic vets in California and AZ, put me on a raw food diet with fresh veggies, placed me on lots of herbs, vitamins and supplements as well as anything else she could find. The conventional vet was at a loss as to what to do to boost my immune system, and many people told me that I should be 'put to sleep'. I did not want to go to sleep I had far too much playing to do with mommy and she had far too much love to give to me! She took me everywhere she went. She is a dog groomer, and travels to people's homes to groom their babies. I loved going with mommy to work everyday. Not only work, but to the store, the gym and even to the hairsalon. Mommy wouldn't go anywhere without me, just like you and your mommy! This is because in addition to my terrible mange, and low immune system, I had separation anxiety. Finding me was the best, and hardest thing mommy has ever done in her entire life. I have gone thru so much, that there isn't enough room or time to write it all down....but seeing you on tv without your hair reminded me of myself and the wonderful life I had. You see, I was a little bit sicker than you are, and I am in heaven now. Mommy tried everything she could possibly do, but I only lived 4.5 years. I died on Nov. 6, 2009. Mommy cries every single day still. It is amazing that such a little fellow could affect someone so tremendously. Love is an amazing thing and I had it overflowing every single day. I am always around mommy even though she can't see me, I am there. Lisa, my name is Tammy, and I have been thru what you are going thru with Giggy. I hope that you will see holistic and alternative forms of treatment, raw foods, vitamins and herbs. Please, whatever you do, don't EVER go back to that breeder again. If for the simple reason that she has NO heart! She suggested euthanizing Giggy becasue he has no fur. That is just cruel! That statement shows what kind of person she is. In my opinion, Giggy has been improperly bred, just like Scooby. Thankfully he is not as sickly as Scooby was, so he can still have a long life. He is HAPPY, he has lots of clothes, and more than anything, he is LOVED. So many dogs are discarded, abandoned and mistreated and they will never know the love that Giggy and Scooby have had. Please consider rescuing a dog some time. You can go to petfinder.com and see thousands of homeless breeds of all kinds just waiting for a home like yours. I have a lot of stuff to offer you in the way of advice, so please email me if you would like. tammy11g@yahoo.com I was able to cure Scooby of his demodectic mange myself with a combination of vitamins and herbs. Unfortunately, what took his life was another disease that is common in the Cavalier breed. Again, this is from improper breeding. This is why I always choose to rescue the angels that are already here. Thank you for giving Giggy a wonderful life. You are an angel just like he is. I would like to offer free grooming sessions to Giggy, and am available any time. Sincerely, tammy tammy11g@yahoo.com

bridemeg123
bridemeg123

You and your husband are just hilarious!! I love watching you guys and your adorable puppies especially jiggy. Can I ask where you got that gorgeous pink shirt with the ruffles in the front? I have seen that same shirt in a number of your interviews.

Nori Slater
Nori Slater

Lisa,

The gift of healing, especially animal healing is my joy on the planet. As a Critical Care RN for 17 years, helping pups is now my calling.

I would love to help Giggy. It is a gift of love to you and Ken. Blessings All Ways, Nori

Nori Slater Virginia Beach

Sandi Vanthoff
Sandi Vanthoff

After watching the Directors Cut of your last show I was stunned and grateful you were there for this crazy event. You and the lady’s showed some class while Camille’s guest showed who they really were. However I want to commend you on calling the “once physic” out. She did have a career, a TV show and some respect. However as all mediums know, if your ego gets in the way, or you perform like a clown, or intentionally hurt people you will lose your gifts and lose things you treasure. Mediums are here to help and she ignored the one person she should have focused on. She also manipulated the situation for face time and it caught up with her. She became the very thing she accused everyone else of. She became about money. (Too many plugs for her accomplishments) Kyle, Lisa and Adrienne did not deserve the attacks for asking a question of someone who was presented as a professional in their field. I know you all are over this dinner, but I just wanted to share that I am embarrassed and ashamed of Allison, she has disappointed and saddened many of us who work to bring love and peace to spirits such as yours.

sara, hermitage pa
sara, hermitage pa

I love, love, love watching you lisa. You keep it very interesting. You tell it like it is without sugar coating it but its always tactful. I always laughing at you. you and hubby are funny together and I hope my marriage is like that after 29 yrs. Can't wait til next season.

Bernadette L
Bernadette L

It is possible to help Giggy, Dear Lisa, I have been homepoathic with my rescue cats for over 25 years. I was doing some research for you on Giggy concerning homeopathic remedies. Like you, our animals are our children also and finding answers when they are sick regardless of cost or my need to research alternative ideas is a priority.

My God, I couldn't believe that the breeder even suggested you put your baby to sleep! He can be helped. My first suggestion, and this is no disrepect meant toward your vet, but are you sure alopecia is what he has? Just the little amoutn fo research brought me more questions about Giggy's problem.

May I suggest you make a call to one of the best vet hospitals in the country, Tufts Vet Hospital in the Boston area. Tell them what's going on. I think it would be good to get another opinion. Check out their website Tufts Vet Hospital. Secondly, once you get their diagnosis I would also research on the net the website for Homepathic vets to get a listing for one in your area. Again this is meant to offend your vet, who it seems you really like, but when it comes to our furry babies, I pull out all the stops when I need to know what's going on. I will be the first to use medicine if a homeopathic answer is not available or does not work. I also use both together. Yes, my vet is both old school and homeopathic. There is nothing wrong with being informed and and asking questions. I think there is answer for your Giggy and these avenues are a great place to start. I wish you all the best and I think Tufts may be able to help you. Sincerely, Bernadette L.

Fellow Californian
Fellow Californian

Lisa et al...I'm going to echo Adrian's comment by suggesting US Davis Vet Medical Center in Northern California. I've had animals with some very rare problems and this is my go to place for anything that is more than a local vet deals with. People come from all over the US to bring their animals there. Couldn't hurt to give their small animal clinic a call. They are outstanding, truly can't say enough about the staff/facility and the medical center is better than many hospitals I've seen. It was a godsend when a friend told me about them, hope it is the same for you.

Jane Elmhurst
Jane Elmhurst

Lisa, love the show, watched your issues with Jiggy, know you have received many suggestions...but have an 11 yr old golden ret., suffered from horrendous itching from age 3-4 and painful ear infections. Discovered he is allergic to chicken (which is in every product for dogs unless stated otherwise), ear infections were secondary to allergy. His itching and ears cleared up within weeks of removing chicken. May not be chicken but could be an allergy.

Good luck!

Laura Reed
Laura Reed

Lisa, I once had a male Yorkshire Terrier (He has passed) That suffered a remarkably similar hair loss, when I saw your Giggy's hair loss on TV it reminded me of what happened to Sam. As you have, I had him to several Vet's that had no answer's. Until I had one tell me it was his food. I was buying the "Good Stuff" from the Vet and it did not have enough protien in it. So, after thousands in test, I simply went the junk food route and went to the grocery store, bought him wet and dry stuff, no particular brands just what he would eat, and whallah! His hair started growing back. It was almost too simple of an answer to a complex problem. It may be worth a shot. Who know's, maybe that is the answer for your little guy too.

sburns
sburns

Lisa, the show would be drab without you. You have brought an entirely new dimension to these housewife shows. Stand your ground, be yourself. No need for excessive drama and displays of bitchyness- you can carry it on the strength of who you are and what you represent. Poor Giggy. In an early episode I noticed that he seemed to be eating commercial dog food. It doesn't matter if it is high end or not, sick dogs should not be eating that garbage. My dog has severe seizures, along with some other issues, and I now home cook his food and make his treats. His health has improved drastically from this. There are many natural diets that are being fed to dogs, perhaps you could find a holistic vet that could help you to find the most appropriate one for Giggy. If you are vigilant about what goes in his little body (food and pharmaceuticals) I have no doubt you will see improvement. Good luck.

Angry21511
Angry21511

You have no place making comments about Kim and Kyle. Focus on yourself, because you are apparently that good.

Adrian Armendariz
Adrian Armendariz

lisa, or anyone who knows lisa....i just hope someone reads this and this info is helpfull. I worked for a animal dermotologist in virginia. his name is Dr. Dunbar Gram. He was very talented, and very busy, as he was the only pet dermo in the area. We saw all kind of dogs, with all kind of allergys. From airborne, to food....it could be anything. Your dog needs to have an intradermal skin test, much like the ones humans recive. it will give a clear picture of the things in the air that jiggy may be allergic to. that can be preformed anywhere. BUT. i remember Dr. Gram talking about a study he was doing on pomeranians. something about a skin disorder not seen in any other type of breed. this was something he was very interested in, as there were no answers as to what cuased this condition or the compleate hair loss that came with it. i IMPLORE you to contact him. I have full confidence that he will be able to give you some answers.

Maggie NYC
Maggie NYC

Lisa, Love the show. Why don't you start a doggie clothing line and if you would, donate the proceeds to an animal rescue group?

Lisa,
Lisa,

You are a class-act. You are tactful without being mean-spirited. I love that!

rebeca
rebeca

I totally agree with you i noticed that gigi s body is bald only on the parts that is covered with cloth and you hit the nail in the head thans for your advice

Cheryl C.
Cheryl C.

Hi Lisa, I relate the most to you of all the housewives and love your straight talk, love for your family and friends and for your beloved Giggy. I own and operate an Egyptian Arabian breeding farm where we breed, and raise a most magnificent companion. We also have dogs and cats on the farm. I watched your issues with Giggy and I want to suggest trying alternative methods of care. We had similar issues with one of our Shetland Sheep dogs and found that she needed to be cleansed from the preservatives found in not only dog foods but also the ones found in our foods--as sometimes she gets a handout from the table. The toxic build up in her system was wrecking havoc on many systems in her body. Changing her eating habits, more organic foods, giving her herbal protocols to cleanse and strengthen her immune system and strengthening her adult stem cell production (to help repair damaged cells) greatly increased her quality of life and stopped the itching. Doing this let her heal herself. We have applied a more organic approach to feeding all our animals and ourselves and have found breeding to be easier, positive behavioral changes, and my husband and I never felt better getting rid of health issues that have plagued us for many years. Just a suggestion from a fellow animal lover and care giver. Thinking out of the box may be a direction for you...it was for us. Take care.

Becky C
Becky C

Has Giggy's vet taken skin scrapings and checked for demodex mange? It is an auto-immune disorder passed from the mother to her puppies. The immune system is not able to fight off the normal amount of skin mites, so they overpopulate, destroy the hair follicles, and pretty soon you have a mostly naked dog. Normally, dogs are put down when they are diagnosed with demodex because they are prone to have constant itching and skin infections. I have an eight year old Lab/Shar Pei mix that is healthy and happy despite having not a hair on her body when she was four months old when we adopted her. A really good treatment for "hot spots" is an old country salve known as Bag Balm. Farmers use it to treat skin problems on cow udders. It has a petroleum jelly base with an antiseptic. Since it is so thick and oily, the dog cannot lick it completely off the skin. In the South, Bag Balm can be purchased at most chain drug stores. It might be helpful for Ziggy''s itching.

visitor
visitor

dear lisa,

my name is elizabeth and i believe your dog has the mange. i know because my dog cameron had the mange. we took him to vet after vet but no one could tell us what was wrong with him. my uncle who was in the calvary came to visit and took one look at the dog and said "that dog has the mange" we told the vet what we thought. he gave us a weird look but tested him anyway. he had the mange. we had to dip him to kill the mange but then he was fine. i believe your dog has the mange...good luck with him-youre lovely...

Lindcy
Lindcy

Lisa Try Dinovite this worked fabulously for my australian shep's itching/hairloss problem

newbietothis
newbietothis

Hi, Lisa--I hope you read this post. I've never commented on one of these blogs but after watching you with your dog I had to. My dog had horrible skin problems, I took him to the vet constantly--they kept giving him shots, it would improve minorly and then horrible again. I don't know what your dog eats but I finally removed all grain from his diet. I give him a kibble made from all meat (rotate the protein--fish, meat, chicken, etc.) and only give him grain-free treats. Within weeks I had a new dog--no more itching, biting, sores--that was 2 years ago and he looks fantastic! The vet never recommended this as a possibility--I would still be giving my dog shots of God only knows what and my dog would still be miserable--I just had a hunch and I was right! It would not hurt for you to try it.

viewer 28475
viewer 28475

Correcting. I love dogs, but this blog is not about dogs. I believe Gigi has a blog too, kind of strange.

viewer 28475
viewer 28475

I love dogs, but I thing this blog is not about dogs.

DIGNIFIEDaddict;)
DIGNIFIEDaddict;)

Loved seeing ALL YOUR DOGS, even the one-time-glance at what looked like a Clumber Spaniel???? And yes, of course, I loved seeing the most adorable Giggy on the show on a regular basis. I am so sorry for his alopecia. He is lucky to have you take such good care of him.

Brenda Wilson
Brenda Wilson

We love your humor and honesty. I also wanted to tell you we had a dog that scratched nonstop the vet said to try stropping anything with corn in it first. Most dogs are alergic to corn . Also people shampoo has perfume in it that dogs shouldnthave on them. My father had a littler dog that still scratched even without corn and the vet gave them prednisone. it stopped the scratching . You will be shocked at the amount of corn that is in all dog food and treats. Hope this helps and i would neve put him to sleep just for itchy skin and hair loss, (if we did that old men would be in big trouble.)

Livermore viewer
Livermore viewer

Hi Lisa, I know youre a very intelligent woman. On the extra scene show you mentioned you dye Giggy's clothes. That makes sense you're gone to the measures I immediately thought about, I'm just a viewer. It seems the clothes he wears irritates his skin. You mentioned you hand dye his clothes. Has the Vet thought about allergies to the clothes dye? Giggy could wear a plain tshirt and be every bit as cute. Youre an inteligent woman, I'm sure you know this, organic cotton, no dye, is all Giggy should be wearing.. The clothes can still be colored if you prefer. But color from organic products. The poor little guy. COTTON!!! Problem solved.

TV fan
TV fan

Lisa I think you are fabulous! Thank you for letting us in for a peek. Your honesty and healthy attitude toward relationships surely contribute to your successes. Love your humor too!

Too bad about Cedric. It hurts when good people get involved with deceptive, screwed up people. I don't think you did anything wrong by trying to help another. It is shocking just how deceptive some people can be!

Your love for Giggy is obvious. Skin problems are usually a result of digestive issues (if not environmental allergies alone). Dogs and cats do better when they eat what God and nature intended them to eat. There is alot of good info online regarding a natural diet for dogs (just consider the sources). A truely holistic vet would help if you can find one. Dogs need the live enzymes in raw meat like human grade ground Bison or what ever your Giggy tolerates well. Youv'e gotten good advise about avoiding certain grains and corn. Drugs may help temporarily, however, they usually just ADD to the problem. A truely proper diet and healthy lifestyle could get lots of us off of meds. Also, if you haven't already, see if you can find a boutique like pet food shop or a specialty (old fashioned) hardware store that will carry high quality dog foods that cater to a dogs' natural food requirements. BEST of luck and Blessings for you and Giggy!