Nicknames: Yuki-Oh, Mr. Grumpy Pants, Yukity-Bukity
Birthday: September 1st 1997
Likes: I love plush toys!
Pet-Peeves: blowing in his face
Favorite Toy: Anything that squeaks
Favorite Food: Right now I'm eating Innova senior dog food. They add yogurt in the morning and cottage cheese in the evening. I am not too picky with treats. I just love the attention.
Favorite Walk: I'm enjoying my new walking routines! I'll go anywhere.
Best Tricks: Sit, come. Loves to follow you around. A true velcro dog
Arrival Story: We adopted him from small shelter in Indiana and he'll be making his way home over the weekend. He's matted and stinky so his first stop was a trip to the vet and tomorrow he goes right to the groomer. Yuki is staying with my mother for a few days until his trip home. He's got a few minor medical problems, but all in all fairly good health for a dog his age. He is at least 10, but we are calling September 1st his b-day since that is the day he should arrive.
Bio: Yuki arrived and has been fitting in OK with the other dogs. He's a sweet and playful dog and acts so much younger than his age. His skin is healing and his eyes and ears are clearing up. It's sad that such a sweetie ended up in a shelter at his age. I'm just glad we were able to adopt him and offer him a new retirement home. Please spay and neuter your pets to keep the shelters from getting so full. Adopt a shelter pet!! They are the best!
Yesterday I went to the vet for a wellness exam and today we got back the blood work results. The good news is the blood work came back great and doesn't show any indication of any problems. The bad news is you can clearly see there is an issue so now we still need to figure it out. The biggest problem right now is weight loss. I lost 2 pounds and am down to only 13 pounds now. Mom says I am very skinny. With the blood work coming back normal it is most likely one or two things. First is that I am not getting the nutrients from my new dog food and will have to go back to my old kibble. Mom switched me 6 months ago to dehydrated food. First was The Honest Kitchen but I wasn't fond of it so she got Grandma Lucy's last time. I like it a little more but the weight still comes off. If the problem is the food, I am in OK shape and going back to kibble will help me to gain weight back. If it isn't the food, the vet worries there is a possibility of cancer since blood work wouldn't show it. We don't want to think about that possibility just yet and hope it is just the food.
Secondly, I have a UTI. I am now on antibiotics so that should take care of that problem. I go back in to see the vet two weeks from now to see how it worked. It will also be a great time to see if I picked up a little weight with the diet change.
Lastly my mobility issues are getting worse and probably a spinal issue. I can still get around but have aches and pains. It is not an issue that can be corrected so it is a problem we have to deal with and one I have been.
So as long as I can pick up some weight, I will be in fair shape and that is our goal.
Woofing from the rooftops! My pawsome boy who I miss so much because he is in the Navy was just awarded the Blue Jacket of the Year in his division!! What a super acknowledgement for all the hard work and dedication he puts into his job.
Today we celebrate my 15th birthday! I feel pretty blessed too considering only 5 years ago my fate was uncertain at the animal shelter. I was one of the lucky ones though to be adopted as a senior and here I still am 5 years later loving life.
I got some McDonald's Chicken nuggets today and also vienna sausages. My favorite item was my brand new froggie. I have always loved toys and this froggie is pawesome. He makes the best froggie squeak and I can easily squeak him and tease all the other dogs. I was kind though and shared some of my 10 piece nuggets.
So thank you all my very special pals for helping me celebrate 15 and with any luck hopefully my 16th in 2013.