West Highland White Terrier
Picture of Kati, a female West Highland White Terrier

Photo Comments

Home:AB, Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 21 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

Photo Comments

Photo Comments (1)

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

Photo Comments

   Leave a bone for Kati

My family calls me Kati Face and my mommy calls me Fat Fat the Water rat...which I dont really appreciate

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

June 18th 1995

I LOVE to go for long walks with my sister, getting treats of honeycomb cereal, taking long naps on someone elses blanket, chasing squirrels and go camping, oh yeah and I love my stuffed duck.*wags tail*

Being moved from good napping spot, having to come on command(not a Terrier's favorite thing to do), I really dont look forward to getting my monthly needle, getting my toenails cut and having birds in my yard

Favorite Toy:
Plastic pop bottles..I like to rip the label off and spit it all on the floor in little pieces for my family to pick up.. and a quacking stuffed duck.*throws duck inthe air*

Favorite Food:
I LOVE to eat SNOW!!!..I am not allowed people food very often because it hurts my tummy but when I do get it Honeycombs and popcorn, roast beef, eggs are my favorites

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere and everywhere...except the vet

Best Tricks:
I can sing along to happy birthdayand I will only sit when I am inthe mood and you better have a treat handy because I dont do it for free. I am also pretty good at barking when someone is on the phone...I have it down to an artform.

Arrival Story:
When I was born I lived on a big farm in the country. I was pretty dirty and I had to live outside. I was the tiniest puppy of the whole bunch because my fat brothers hogged all the food, but I was also the most active playful puppy. When my family came to pick a puppy out I was so tired from a whole day of running wild that I didnt go greet them. Since I was being so docile my family was more interested in my sister. Good thing they asked the people who were taking care of me who was the most playful...they of course said me! My family then came over to me to have a look and I of course had them wrapped around my little finger and they couldnt resist me.

More about me: I have an illness called Addison's disease. My adrenal glands dont work properly and I need to have a needle every 23 days. I have had this since I was 3. I guess I am a bit of a miracle because I almost got to go and live with God in heaven when I first got my illness. But I was too young to go yet and the vets made me better and I now live a very happy, normal and playful life. I just have to watch what I eat and my family cant let me get too upset...which really works in my favor. My family says I have very good eyesight because I like to chase the light that cd cases make on the ceiling when opened. I am VERY good at getting my own way, I am very capable of jumping up on the couch when no one is looking but if people are around I will insist they lift me up instead.

Forums Motto:
Dude! Wheres my milkbone?

The Groups I'm In:
10 YEARS OR OVER??? DOGS or CATS, Westies Unite, Addison's Dogs & Cats, Calgary Pint Size Pup Place, Canuck Canines, Dog Eared Book Club, Party of The Westies!!, Tenacious Terriers, The Dogster Force, TINY PAWS CRUISE LINE II AND FURIENDS!, West Highland Terriers

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Need help with nail trimming

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 24th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my Pup Pals
See all my Pup Pals
See all my Pup Pals

Life in KatiLand

FYI: For Addisonian Doggies

April 23rd 2007 10:38 am
[ Leave A Comment ]

Shortage of Dog Medicine Could Loom
Manufacturer cuts back on production of drug for Addison’s disease.
Posted: December 30, 2006, 5 a.m. EST
Due to a drastic reduction in the production of the only drug approved in the United States to treat a sometimes fatal
glandular disorder in dogs, there may be a shortage, according to a North American distributor of the drug.
In a lawsuit filed Dec. 22, Novartis Animal Health U.S. states that Baxter Healthcare has abruptly ended a 10-year
agreement to produce the drug Percorten-V, used to treat canine Addison’s disease.
Under the contract, which began in 1998 and was due to expire in 2008, Baxter was supposed to provide 31 batches of the
drug in 2007. However, Baxter said it intends to provide just four batches of the drug, Novartis claims.
Percorten-V is currently the only veterinary product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the disease,
which causes a hormonal deficiency that mainly afflicts middle-aged dogs, notably Poodles.
Canine Addison’s affects the adrenal glands and can cause vomiting, fatigue and dehydration. Without treatment, it can
sometimes lead to death.
The Novartis suit states that if the drug is unavailable, “thousands of dogs in the U.S. and Canada will die,” and alleges that
Baxter is overcommitted to serving other clients, and its solution “has been to prioritize the customers it most prefers to
serve, rather than adhering to its contract with Novartis.”
In court papers, Novartis said it is considering whether to make Percorten-V itself or find another supplier, but production of
the drug would be delayed by the extensive testing and certification processes by the United States and Canada.
Although DogChannel was unable to reach a Baxter representative for comment, Baxter spokesman Tom Kline told the
Bloomberg news service that Baxter is “committed to attempting to resolve the issues raised by Novartis in our discussions
with them and transitioning their production to a new manufacturer.”


I am 11!!!!!

June 19th 2006 8:45 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]

Yesterday was my 11th birthday! My mommy keeps calling me an old lady but she still has a hard time keeping up with me. My mommy let me eat a lot of Froot Loops and Honey Combs from her cereal bowl as an extra special birthday treat. I got a bunch of orange tennis balls, a stuffed duck that actually quacks and a squeeky rubber chicken that I love to shake as hard as I can. It was a really great birthday...I cant wait to see what I get next year.



Peanut Butter Buddy Bones

November 8th 2005 6:11 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]

1 cup unbleached flour
3/4 cup unsalted peanut butter (no additives or sugar)
1/2 cup H2O
2 tbsp honey or rice syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp sea salt

Place peanut butter, honey, cinnamon, sea salt and H2O in a metal mixin boowl or small pot on medium heat and stir quickly until all ingred. blend into a liquid.
Put flour in another mixing bowl and slowly fold into liquid peanut butter mixture. Be prepared to keep flouring cutting board. As peanut butter dough is rolled out, re flour as needed. Because of the high oil contect of peanut butter, its necessary to flour frequently. For this recipe Kati chose to use a 2"x5" bone shaped cutter.
Bake in a 375F oven for about 25 mins. Turn oven down to the lowest setting and let buddy bones get hard for about an hour. Turn oven off, let treats remain in oven to get bone hard.
The recipe in an honest to goodness "buddy bone" to share. If you actually plan on sharing this recipe with your best friend, remove some from the oven after the 1st 25 minutes, and do not return yours to the heat unless you have teeth you dont particularly care about.
Yield: 8 bone shaped buddy bones.

(Courtesy of The Doggie Biscuit Book, Moneca Litton)

See all diary entries for Kati