Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Let's Just Add Insult to Injury!

OK, everypup, THIS is just NOT FAIR!!
As you know, I got spayed last Thursday. Now, I didn't think I was doing anything wrong, but mom dragged me back to the V-E-T this afternoon. The reason?? Because she thinks I was acting "weird". I mean, HONESTLY?? Do I look like I am doing anything weird?
Well, friends, it gets even better. She told the V-E-T that I have been whining, not eating much and carrying my stuffie toys around, putting them under Auntie Kat's bed or on my bed or mom's bed. So they took my temperature (EXCUSE me, that is an EXIT ONLY!) and then flipped me over to check my incision. The incision was FINE. Ready for the verdict????Are you all sitting down???
I am having a FALSE PREGNANCY!!!! Is that not the WEIRDEST thing?? I don't even have a puppymaker anymore! I am even producing milk!
They gave me a shot that will hopefully "shock" my body out of this. If it doesn't, mom & I will just have to deal with this for a few weeks. There was no way to know before I had my surgery, but the V-E-T said that it is good that we did the surgery or this would have started happening a lot and would have gotten worse each time. This way, once I get through this, it will not ever happen again.
Oh well.....I am going back to my bed to be with my puppies, errr..stuffie toys.


Monday, July 13, 2009

The New Kennel!

Hi Everypup, kitty & hammie!
I have been telling you that something special has been in the works here since March. I am happy to announce that on June 20, my team mates got moved into the brand new kennel area!
It is only about 20 feet from the house, so mom is able to keep a closer eye on everyone and keep everyone safer than before. It will also be much easier for her in the winter and SOO much easier to load us when we are going running!
Allow me to give you a tour. We are looking east and this is the entrance. This is looking south and is the view from the street side of our property. That is Uncle Tom checking things out before he & mom started moving dogs, barrels, posts and cement blocks. The new area definitely got his stamp of approval!

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!! Everyone is moved in & getting comfortable. The only change mom had to make was to switch the 2 dogs right in the front of the picture....that's Velvet on the left and Lakota on the right. Dave was not totally comfortable with Lakota, so mom swapped those 2 around. Dave was much happier because he was used to having Velvet next to him in the old kennel area. The dog moving in the picture is Jasmine (Dave's girlfriend haa roo!)
Here are Angel and Blaze. They are just to the right of the dogs in the picture above. Blaze now has a special piece of mesh called "shade" over his area. It blocks 80% of the sun so now he has as comfortable a space as everypup else. Oh, this was taken at breakfast time!
Here are Velvet in the front and Dave, my daddy dog in the back.
Lakota and Jasmine just finished their breakfast.
Here is my daddy dog Dave relaxing in the new kennel area. Do you see the windchimes right near him? Mom got them out of the old area a few days after the main move. They sound so beautiful and all of us enjoy them.

I will get some more pictures as soon as mom finishes putting in the plants along the kennel fence. She has put a cedar planter on each side of the kennel gate and is planting lavender and some other flowering plants.
Mom took me for a nice walk in the yard today. It felt real good to get some fresh air & exercise! I checked out the old kennel area and got to see all my team mates in the nice NEW area!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of new kennel area. I am going to head off to bed now.
Sweet dreams!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

True Colours Catch-up & the DECEPTION!!!

Greetings every pup, kitty & hammie!
Here we go catching up! Haaa roo! we are almost there! First let's catch up on our True Colours Posts, hosted by our wonderful friend Blue. Last week's color was LEMON YELLOW. Welllllll.....not much of that color around here. But WAIT! I found a LEMON YELLOW LEMON on the mirror painting in the hall!
Now for this week...NAVY BLUE! We like blue colors here. Here are two of mom's eye shadow colors. They are actually darker in real life...just about NAVY BLUE!
I have something in NAVY BLUE too! This is my walking harness. It has howling wolves on it and it is the color of the week!
This is mom & my FAVORITE picture of something NAVY BLUE. Mom is wearing a be-wootiful NAVY BLUE dress. It has lots of fancy stitching on it. This picture was taken last year at her brother's wedding. That very handsome man in the suit is my dear grandpa. The other man is his brother. He is my mom's godfather, so he is a real special guy too.

Now I need to tell you all about the DECEPTION that happened to me on Thursday. I THOUGHT mom said I was going to have a SPA day. I knew something was up when we arrived at the V-E-T's office. It was not a SPA day.....it was a SPAY DAY!!!! YIKES!!!
I sure didn't expect that! To mom's credit, she stayed with me through the ENTIRE thing. She even held onto one of my feety feets during the surgery. YES, she watched my surgery! They trimmed my nails (the only SPA thing they did!) and cleaned my teeth while I was asleep. I was starting to wake up while I was still on the table (surgery was all done) so they carried me out and put me on a nice big fluffy comforter to finish waking up. Mom sat on the floor with me and pet me. I wasn't scared at all because she was right there. At one point, I was already trying to stand up, but my tongue was still hanging out. Mom said I looked like I had one too many pawtinis! Very shortly, the world stopped spinning and the doctor said we could go home. Everything was done in less than 3 hours! I have been resting, as you can see. Here I am on my bed with all my stuffie toys. That big sheep stuffie keeps the evil black KHAT away from me!

Mom has been very good to me. She has given me canned food, watermelon (YUMMY) and vanilla yogurt. Here I am enjoying my yogurt. I am getting lots of treats too. Maybe this SPAY thing isn't so bad after all.

Here is a picture of my incision and what mom calls my "doggie Brazilian" shave. The incision is not very big. I have been very good about leaving it alone, so I do not have to wear a satellite dish!
Well everypup, I am still a little tired, so I am going to take another nap with my stuffie toys. I will try to do another update tomorrow.
Sleepy woos,