Likes: Fetching my ball! Barking! Kissing Mummy, Nana and Grandad!
Pet-Peeves: Noises, especially fan oven and vacuum cleaner!
Favorite Toy: Ball!
Favorite Food: Chicken! And choc drops! Nyum nyum!
Favorite Walk: Lees Road forest, Ennis, Ireland
Best Tricks: Rolling over, doing anything for sweeties (doggie choc drops!)
Arrival Story: I ended up in a really scary, smelly place when I was four months old. I think it was like some kind of doggie prison where doggies are sent when they're not wanted. I don't really remember much before I went there but I don't ever remember being a naughty girl. Anyway, I was sitting in a room with lots of other dogs when this really nice lady came and looked through the window - she asked for me to be taken out to meet her! I ran up and down the corridor a bit and played with her, she even picked me up and kissed me. Then she said she was taking me home with her! I was so happy! She said she was my new Mummy and she bought me my first ever bed, some tasty food, a new collar and leash, and a TOY, which I had never had before!
I got a rosette (or at least my Momma did) from some "'nonymus guy". Does anyone recognise this?
"I r sum 'nonymus guy, spweadin' wuff an' habbiness an' junk tu Mommas all ober dis Dogster-fing!"
Hmmm! It sounds like one doggie I know well. I just can't think right now who it could possibly be! You know that guy who loves haggis an' doin' the highland fling an' stuff? I wish I could remember his name! BOL!
Pupsies, I am so excited! Mummy has formally declared that the "obesity (Hmmmmmmph!) formula that I was on is formally banned! Ok, I'm still on a diet but I will be getting more normal stuff from now on. Let me explain.
I was doing ok with that nasty food. But in the last few days I was all itchy and irritated. And when Mummy was away in England during the week, my Nana was telling her on the phone that I was all scratchy.Scratch scratch scratch. That was me all week.
So we went to the Vet yesterday. And I had lost NO weight despite eating that yucky food for a month. But last night I was itching and scratching and crying because I was so itchy - Mummy was looking on the internet for stuff to ease my itching. So at 4.30 this morning (I kid you not) she was rubbing baking soda mixed with water into my skin cos neither of us could sleep. Then we settled down and had a good sleepie.
This morning Mummy checked out some antihistamines that are safe for dogs, and gave me half a tablet, She had been looking up some stuff on the internet about dog nutrition and she found out that dogs should have 40% meat, 30% veggies and 30% starch. So she made my own meatloaf with beef, oats, carrots, broccoli and cottage cheese and she made it in the oven. It was yummy!
So now Mummy is going to do a turkey version as well and put my portions in the freezer, then defrost them when she needs them. Proper food at last!
Mummy says that yes, she knows I need to lose a little bit of weight BUT we will do it using normal food and because the weather's better I'll be getting more exercise anyway. So sticking my tail up at my naughty vet making me eat that horrible stuff! BOL!
Today I am SOOOOOO depressed! Last month, I strained my paw running after my Whippet pal Zeb, so Mummy had to take me to the Vet. Anyway, he gave me stuff to take but also told Mummy that I was TOO FAT and put me on a diet!
Anyway, Mummy, Nana and Granddad were really good (if you could call it being good to reward their lovely, faithful dog with OBESITY - sob! formula)! Yes, I did get 2 Easter eggies but Mummy fed me less on those days and they were only puppy Easter eggies anyway! And OK, they relaxed a little bit for my birthday. But not too much.
So - Mummy was told to bring me back after a month to see how much weight I had lost. She was really excited because we were doing so well. Guess what? I was EXACTLY The same weight! After all my sacrifices! Now the nurse did say that maybe some of my fat has been replaced with muscle. HMMMMMMMMM. I reckon this dog food stuff isn't suitable for my delicate constitution. I WANT CHICKEN! Or a nice fillet of cod or something. Please send me some food! I am literally fading away here! It's just not fair! AND Mummy has left me out in my kennel in the sunshine ALL DAY! SOB!!!!
Oh, thank you all for your lovely messages and pressies for my birthday and diary pick. I think I'll go hunting round the garden now for a worm. Or a spider or something. Just so I don't faint from starvation.