You’ve got to admit it. Ever since Ramona Singer claimed Coco as her second (albeit furry) child over on Real Housewives of New York, the Real Pets have totally been a thing. Some, like Lisa Vanderpump‘s Giggy on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, are simply here, there, and everywhere. Others, like Kyle Richard‘s dog menagerie serve as unintentional human foils. The best laid plans, and all that.
Inarguably, one of the most beloved Bravolebrity canine’s is none other than Shannon Storms Beador‘s golden retriever, Archie. Archie first came on the Real Housewives of Orange County scene after Shannon’s split from David Beador. And he’s been gracing us with his pleasure ever since.
As the mom to two golden retriever’s myself, I am especially amused by his antics. Don’t nobody be getting in between a golden and their pool. Not even you, Tamra Judge.
Unfortunately, Archie’s had a rough go of it lately. Recently he disappeared from his yard for a casual neighborhood romp. As you do. Luckily, he was found shortly thereafter. I can’t even imagine the panic that must have caused Shannon while he was missing.
Most recently, however, Archie’s been having multiple, and unresolved, skin issues. Quite simply, he hasn’t been doing well. Finally, we have an update!
Shannon took to her Instagram feed, to update everyone on Archie’s progress.
“I would like to thank all of the thousands of fans that reached out with love and support for Archie! He has finally turned a corner! He still has patches of fur that are missing, but he is quickly becoming his playful self again!” That’s got to be rough. One of our goldens lost all her hair due to an allergy, and I swear, they know it’s missing.
Shannon continued, “After multiple tests, we discovered that Archie had three different types of skin infections! And thanks to multiple fans, we also determined that Archie had dog mites! It can be a difficult thing to diagnose and Archie has never taken the pill for mites (which is similar to the one dose pill given for fleas). For a week or so, all of us were getting a few bumps on our bodies from the mites, but they quickly died and everyone is now bump and itch free! Again, the support for Archie was overwhelming and the girls and I are so grateful for the loving responses! Thank you!!!”
I’m so glad they found an answer to Archie’s skin issues. RHOC wouldn’t be the same without him.
TELL US- ARE YOU AN ARCHIE FAN? WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE REAL PET?
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