April 21st 2010 6:57 am
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Yesterday I was once again asked by Professor Chester to give a lecture in one of his classes. The topic the Professor and I choose was cooking.
I think we had a very fun class! We made some recipes and then got to taste the things we made.
Please stop by Professor Chester's page and see yesterday's class!
Thank you again Professor Chester with allowing me to address your class!
Bon Appetit everyone!
April 19th 2010 3:02 pm
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Well pups we are trying something different for my arthritis. I have been taken off Dog Gone Pain (DGP). I started drinking a lot of water yet I was (blush) constipated while on it. Mom was convinced I was a diabetic and made a vet appointment. Turns out I am probably sensitive to one of the herbs, most likely the turmeric, in DGP. Turmeric, apparently, can cause dehydration and either diarrhea or constipation if taken regularly. Who knew?!?
So now we are trying Adequan. I had my first injection last Friday, get another one this Friday and then the next one will be in two weeks and so on. Ultimately my vet would like to see me needing the injection every 6 to 8 weeks. If the Adequan doesn't appear to be working, then we will try acupunture.
I am a little confused as to the term "we" as I seem to be the only one getting poked here! Hrmph!
Any other pups out there ever try Adequan? Did you see good results?
April 11th 2010 5:40 am
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Well I am doing the doggie happy dance today!!
One of my bestest friends on Dogster is the Dog of Day today! Way to go Harley Diva-Girl!!!
Enjoy your day in the Dogster spotlight, Harley!
April 9th 2010 6:33 am
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I really scared mom yesterday. We were out for our morning walk. As we are starting on our walk, I hear ducks down on the river and go charging down there.
Most of our snow has gone except for what is down by the river. What is left at the river is huge chunks of ice. As the river and river bank melt, these chunks of ice break away from the bank and there are huge cracks between the ice chunks. In some places these cracks between the ice chunks are at least 4 feet deep.
Anyway, I go charging down the bank. Mom's hurries as fast as she can, and when she gets nearly to the bottom she starts to encounter the ice. She scans the river bank and doesn't see me. She fears I have gone into the open water and she scans the river and doesn't see me there, either. She figures if I had gone in the water, she would have heard a splash, and there is enough open water I could have swum and gotten either onto a chunk of ice or to where the shore is already exposed.
She hears something down the river bank and hurries over. As she gets closer to a larger crack in the ice chunks, she sees two paws and my head as I am trying to get out of the ice. Mom gets to me as fast as she can because of the ice, reaches down and pulls me out. We sit on the bank as mom cuddles me for a long time. She then checks me all over to make sure nothing appears broken.
Mom says we can't go down to the river until she is sure all the ice has melted now.
March 26th 2010 9:13 am
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Dog Gone Pain is a revitalizing supplement made for us dogs. It claims to relieve the aches and pains that making running, walking, getting into the car or just getting up painful for us doggies. It is a complete, all-natural formula developed by Australian veterinarians and herbalists.
As most of you know, I have arthritis in back legs and spondylitis in my spine. I have been on Metacam, Mobicox and Dermaxx for my aches and pains. Mom starting looking into more natural treatments quite a while ago. She heard about Dog Gone Pain and started doing some research.
She read as much as she could on line, and this treatment sounded very promising. She read in the forums about other pups that have been on DGP and pawmailed them with questions. She was a little reluctant to use it at first as it cannot be purchased in our province, but she did find a place on line where she ordered it from.
I was getting one whole Dermaxx every 2-3 days for my aches and pains. Sometimes it looked like I needed to have it more often. Occasionally I would need help up the stairs, mom would have to sometimes help me after I did my business outside and rising was difficult.
I have just finished my first bottle of DGP. First of all, I was weaned off the Dermaxx so I was only getting DGP. Mom kept notes on everything I did while she was changing my meds. She wrote down how I rose in the morning, if I had difficulty getting up after going potting, if I had trouble doing stairs, etc. After nine days they started to see improvement. Both of the peeps notice I am rising much easier, I am having no problems doing the stairs and I seem much happier. I also want to play and play and play. I love to run again! I did over do it about a week ago and mom gave me 1/4 of a Dermaxx to help me. All I can say is DGP does seem to be helping me.
Will it help all doggies with spinal and joint problems? I don't know, but the reviews mom has read on line are very promising. All I can say if you are experiencing certain joint issues, you might want to try DGP as well.
March 25th 2010 9:50 am
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The mighty huntress and the momma are out for the morning walk. They are cutting across the neighbor's field. There has been a light snow the day before, spring is slow in coming to the Great White North!
Suddenly the mighty huntress starts sniffing around the momma. She starts walking faster in the cultivated field, sniffing in the snow. "What are you doing?", the momma inquires.
The mighty huntress sniffs again and then flings her head back. Splat! A nice, fat, juicy field mouse hits the momma in the chest. The momma shrieks and jumps back. It appears she is not pleased with what I have found for her.
The mighty huntress retrieves said mouse and walks away. She hears, "Enjoy your snack, Abbykins!" from the momma.
Oh nom nom!
February 26th 2010 7:21 am
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The momma and I were seeing daddy off this morning. It was very early, and very foggy. I brushed up against daddy's leg and he gave me a big hug. He told me how much he wishes he could take me to work with him as he misses my smiling face while he is at work. Awwww! I wagged my tail so hard and gave him lots of kisses!
February 23rd 2010 4:54 am
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I have been told I am a bad listener.
It it still cold up here in the Great White North. This morning alone it was -31 C. Yesterday mom decides she needs to take the tractor for a drive to make sure everything is OK. When it is this cold, you need to make sure all the oils and whatever are properly lubricating and doing what they are supposed to, check out the hydraulics, whatever.
First she gets a piece of cardboard and puts it on the floor of the garage, and then takes a comforter and puts it on top of the cardboard. She brings me over and tells me I am stay there while she is doing what she has to. Yeah, sure mom.
She starts up the tractor and starts down the drive. She looks beside her, and there I am. She puts the tractor in neutral, climbs off, tells me to stay, gets back on and continues down the drive. She looks behind her this time, and there I am! Same routine.
She starts down the road, looks behind her, well you get the picture. I really get told off this time. She continues down the road (we have a half mile from the main grid to our drive) and she keeps checking and I appear to be staying. Its hard to miss a big dog in a red and black snowsuit pacing on the white snow. She keeps checking as she goes down the half mile and I appear to be staying. She makes a path through the snowdrifts and then is ready to turn around and come back. She looks behind, then does a double take, as I am thisclose to the back of the tractor.
I wanted to tell her great job on making the paths through the drifts mom, you even drove in a straight line. Was she at all happy to see me there, no! But she can't tell me to sit and stay there, not that I would anyway, as I am at the main grid and there are always big trucks and farm equipment moving down the road.
She has no choice but to let me trot beside her as she goes the 1/2 mile back to the drive. When we get to the drive, the tractor goes in neutral, she gets off, and I get a lecture about dogs and tractors not being a good mix. I think that is what she was talking about, I kinda a tuned her out. She gets back on the tractor and goes to park it, looks behind her, we have a long drive remember, and there I am. I get another lecture and this time I stay. She finally parks the tractor and then calls for me. I get another lecture and she says something about staying in the house or being put on the tie out when the tractor is in use. I wasn't really listening, but I think she was quite mad with me.
February 10th 2010 8:20 am
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So the momma thinks I am rude, I think I was just doing what comes naturally.
We are out for a walk and nature calls. I assume the position when during, um, well there is no polite way to say this, during mid poo some grouse fly up right in front of me. I immediately stop what I am doing and chase the grouse away.
Once I have chased the grouse far enough away I come back and sniff the area they were nesting in. I then proceed to finish my business right in the middle of their nesting area.
I was quite pleased with myself!
January 14th 2010 6:01 pm
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My momma is the greatest!
She met daddy in town today after he was finished work and they did some shopping. After the shopping was done, daddy had to rush off for an evening seminar.
Now mom had phoned around earlier to see if she might be able to meet somebody for supper while she was in town. No luck. She was a little down in the dumps about that, and then she thought, she had the best date waiting for her at home! Me!!!!
She picked herself up a chicken soft taco and some mexi fries at one place and then went and got a milk shake and a little bit of soft serve ice cream for me at another place.
I sampled one mexi fry and she shared her chicken soft taco with me. She let me lick out the milk shake container and then I got my little bit of soft serve ice cream. Pawsome!
I have her trained so well!