Snow Angel

Snow Angel

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Monday Mischief: Toilet Paper Rolls are Tasty

Toilet Paper Roll Demolition

Phase 1


Phase 3

Phase 4

Demolition Complete

What's your Monday Mischief??

P.S.  I am doing much better.  They are monitoring me for Addison's disease.  I am also on a new allergy free food. Bark with you soon.  My thanks goes out to all of my furiends that gave me suggestions.  I did have a blood panel run and they did run a urine test.  There is a new parasite here in Kansas they are going to test for. food is staying down.  That's a step. 


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday Talk: It will have to wait till next Tuesday

Hi Furiends.  I know I haven't blogged in an entire week.  I feel terrible about it.  I am trying to get myself up and going.  Remember when I wasn't feeling very good about a month ago?  Well...something is still wrong and they don't know what it is.  I have gained twenty pounds in a month.  I know it isn't because I'm not exercising enough.  I'm also drinking a ton of water and waking my mom and dad up at two a.m. to go potty.  I am feeling very lethargic.  I just don't have that energy that I used to have.  I'm not limping anymore, but I'm not really moving very fast.  I still have my normal appetite, but I'm acting a little weird with normal things like my leash and the vacuum cleaner.  I would say they are making me more anxious than normal.  I am going back to the vet tomorrow afternoon.  I think they are going to have to run a blood panel.  I had a bacterial infection a month ago...   MAN....they see me a lot.  Once again I am asking if any of you have any suggestions to ask the vet about.  Remember that I had the skin stuff going on I am thinking Cushings.  It seems like I am too young, but I don't know what else this could be.  I'm pretty nervous, but not nearly as upset as my mom and dad are.  You pet owners know how it goes.  I would appreciate some prayers.  I am starting on an irritable bowel food tomorrow.  There is so much going on in my little world.  I hope to be blogging again soon. 


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday Talk: Diggity Dog Dig

   Today's topic involves a NAUGHTY (that's what Mom thinks) trait of mine.  I quite enjoy digging deep, dirty holes.   Especially when they are placed right smack in the middle of a beautifully landscaped yard.  I've done it since I was a puppy and I like it love it.  
    So Mom looked up the top ten things that most dog owners claim are the worst habits their dog does...and digging is number FOUR!  What can I say, Mom, I'm not that original.  Anyhow-then she found this funny article about some suggestions on how to get your dog to stop digging.  I HAD to blog about these because some of them are absolutely and positively RIDICULOUS.  I mean, if my mom did these things to me, I think I would run away and never come back.  Well...maybe I would come back after a few hours, but seriously, these ideas are plain mean. 

Ideas to try if your dog is digging in an unwanted place (the not so good ideas from that article.):

1.  Declaw your dog.   Some owners and vets argue that it is better that your dog lose its claws, than lose its life by digging out of the yard and being hit by a car.   ?

2.   Blow up some balloons and bury them in the spots where your dog digs in the yard.  When your dog digs....BOOM!  They won't do it again.  ?

3.  Turn on the sprinklers when your dog starts to dig in the yard, or stand out in the yard with a hose and spray your dog when your dog digs.  ?

4.  Bury your dog's poop in the spot in the yard where your pup digs.  When he/she finds it...she will quickly lose interest in digging.  ?

See?  Wouldn't you run away too?  I don't think I would take well to Mom spraying me with a hose.  Here are the logical suggestions from the article on how you can ACTUALLY stop your dog from digging in the yard:

1.  Have an actual sand area in your yard where it is fun for your dog to dig.  You can bury certain dog toys or dentabones in the area.  Make sure the area is big enough to keep your dog's attention.

2.  Exercise your dog before putting your dog into your beautifully landscaped yard. 

3.  Only leave your dog out in the yard when you are out there with them.  This allows you to correct incorrect behavior when it is occurring so your dog learns right from wrong. 

4.  Leave a treat Kong in your yard so your dog's attention is occupied on something else, rather than digging. 

What are your thoughts on this Tuesday Talk? Looking forward to hearing from you, furiends. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A bone-worthy weekend!

Happy Saturday!

As you can see, I'm busy.  Have a great weekend! -Kootenai