August 29th 2014 3:05 pm
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We all had our dentals and I have 3 teeth left! I still have 2 opposing teeth on the same side so I can chew bones. We’re so happy when someone in our family throws out leftover bones for us. With my 25 mg lasix and 1.25 mg enalapril twice daily I drink and pee a lot usually soaking 3-4 shirts with pads that Mom made for me each day and even more the day after eating a bone treat. I still like to go in and out a lot patrolling the perimeter of our yard and I got so excited about eating part of a cucumber Mom threw out for us yesterday. Most of the time I eat K/D and Wellness Healthy Weight dry chicken and peas which is supposed to have less salt and phosphorus.
Between the 12 of us we had to have 103 teeth pulled! Even the 3 1/2 year old “puppies” each had some teeth pulled. Simone was the lucky one who only had to have her teeth cleaned and no antibiotics. Zack is the only one who still has all his bottom front teeth between his canines. Our niece, Tamarind, and nephew, Sonic, had to have 14 and 15 teeth pulled and Tam had had several pulled only about 4 years ago. Our nephew, Pinto, is getting like me with not very many back teeth left but he still has his canines so his tongue doesn’t fall out like mine does. We are by far the oldest in our family with Pinto being at least 12 and me being 14 according to our doctor. Simone is the oldest of the others and she is only 6 years old. Mom says she won’t wait so long next time to get our teeth cleaned.
September 25th 2013 2:33 pm
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When I first arrived at my new family I was coughing some but stopped when I began eating good food. But about a year ago I began coughing again and our Dr. said my trachea was collapsing (because I was overweight) and I had a heart murmur but I was heartworm free. So Mom began giving me spironolactone to make me shed water weight. I take about 15 mg./day most of it in the mornings. Mom says I get along best with Blue Buffalo healthy weight and Wellness healthy weight. She recently bought some Science Diet light but it must have more salt in it than it used to because it makes me cough more.
Anyway this morning, Sonic, our nephew, began challenging me for the right to eat first and it didn't take long for me to pin him down even though I don't have any front teeth to grab with. (Sonic and I used to get in some knock down drag outs before we were both neutered.) Mom just said, "Bad, bad, bad--you guys need to eat your supper and be nice". Our other nephew, Pinto, who lives with us is an alpha male also because we are about the same age but he likes to stay in his downstairs carrier most of the day because he has to eat K/D for his kidney failure so we we don't cross paths much. Anthony likes to challenge Pinto but knows that he has to eventually give in and be respectful. So even with my mitral valve prolapse or whatever it is, I'm still the alpha male!
January 23rd 2010 3:55 pm
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I was a self-sufficient guy out for a walk one day when I saw this family out in their back yard. They seemed to be having so much fun, I had to squeeze through the fence and join in. Then Mom discovered me and said "Who is this? Do you guys have a new little friend?" A week or so later when Mom finally took me in and introduced me to the older guy in the family, a yorkiepoo, and to Dad, I was scarred and started off back down the street the first chance I got. But the family down the street said I didn't belong to them and Mom had about cried when I left. The rest is history.
I'm a survivor with good social skills so I learned to get along with ALL of my new family. I became one of Dad's favorites and went to visit him a lot when he was in the nursing home for a while. All the residents and nurses there liked when I visited and some of them held me and said I would be a good service dog. I liked all their attention and gave them lots of hugs too.
Needless to say, now my family doesn't know how they ever got along without me. I am their huggie bear. I like to be a "squirmy worm", marking my scent all over whoever holds me.
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