Best Tricks: high five, pretend to be a meerkat, counter surfing, trash digging
Arrival Story: I had been waiting for a blue eyed tri for years and when the perfect dog came along, I had just found out I was pregnant with baby #3...I took her home anyways and she and the baby are best buds!!
Bio: We hoped Fling would have Cali's good qualities and not the bad, but she turned out "different" than what we expected...but we love her! She has recently decided that she is the official greeter at the dog park.
She also has the lovely skills of counter surfing, trash digging and adding muddy pawprints to any apparel...
That's my mama- for not updating my diary for TWO YEARS!!
What the heck, mom? Am I not important enough for you??
Do I not keep the foot of the bed nice and toasty enough? Follow you in the bathroom and keep you company? Take care of all the young'uns around here?
Other dogs reading this might not realize how important I am by reading my slacker diary!
Well, let me tell you- things here are just fine and dandy. Yes, I miss Levi terribly- I have been pretty sad about not having him around to lick my ears and play with me. We were best buds. Gypsy and I are very close, too, and I actually like Juna and Tonka pretty much, too. WAIT- don't tell Juna that last part though :)
The kids are getting bigger- our oldest boy is in 5th grade this year. You would think that must mean that I am getting old, too, but I'll be a young, healthy gal of 8 next month! I will do my best to nag mama keep this diary updated a little bit better- maybe she needs a nip on the fingers or something.
I'll have to propose that to Roper since I could never do anything like that...
Here's the info on snopes:
On Wednesday, my family came home and found a whole package of mentos sugarfree gum chewed open and eaten. I am the usual counter surfer here, and I don't share what I reach. I looked and acted fine, but after reading that article listed above, mama took me back to work to have me checked out. I stayed a few hours, had blood drawn and a catheter put in, then I came home. Everything for me turned out fine- I had a second blood draw and the catheter taken out yesterday. But obviously this is not always the case. The mentos gum had xylitol and sorbitol in it- maybe there wasn't very much xylitol. I also get Wysong's AddLife probiotics sprinkled on my food every night, and mama started giving me milk thistle after she realized what I'd eaten. Milk thistle can be found at a health food store or WalMart, and is very helpful with liver function.
I am a lucky girl- I can't promise I'll stop counter surfing, but mama promised she'll be reading labels and not buying anything with xylitol in it any more.
My breeder asked if we could socialize some puppies with kids and dogs with tails :) so we had a litter of my nephews come visit for a few days this week. Those boys were crazy- well, mama says they were actually very sweet puppies. The kids all wanted to keep one red boy named Tonka, but we know he and his brothers Po and Hoop will be going to great homes.
With all the talk about backyard breeders and puppy mills, it was so nice to spend some time with a well planned, healthy and happy litter of pups. These guys will never know what it's like to be born deformed or suffer health or behavior problems due to neglect or irresponsible breeding.
We are thankful for shelters and rescue groups- and especially for all the low cost spay and neuter groups, but we're also thankful there are great breeders out there producing great examples of their breed and finding loving forever homes for them.