"Dudes like man I am a totally awesome Rastafarian dog man, can you dig it?"
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Don't feed him for 24 hours, then start small amounts of boiled
chicken and rice, keep with this program for 48 hours and slowly re-introduce kibble.
"We are going to try a hormone pill, mix with food for three days, then one pill a week for 6 weeks, continue the eye drops, give her antibiotics for 14 days and we will recheck." Whew....
"I know nothing about the spotting in the bath tub,
I am certainly sorry that someone is marking the dog blankets, I DO NOT HAVE A UTI"
Cat Man animatedly stated in his most distinguished voice
"If you come near me again with those drugs I will report you to the ASPCA, just try me"
Purrcella became increasingly agitated as she growled between her teeth...
"Back away from the cat with those antibiotics beech, I'm not sick, those dogs suck, I have killed for less then this"
"Do I look like I'm receiving too many hormones?"
"Back off with that eye dropper or you will be s-o-r-r-y"
Great now I'm continually saying "OFF" over and over and over again.
I also have to kept the command gentle, say it quietly with patience......
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
We arrived and went through our normal departure from the truck ritual, excited dogs flying out the back, smelling every fence post in sight and scampering to the gate. With me working at every turn to calm this pack to a WAIT; I go through the gate first followed closer then comfort by four unruly dogs. Once in the chute we repeat this upheaval until the second gate is opened and out they fly like a group of Thoroughbreds at the Derby! So much for pack discipline, but I try!
The dog park held it's own surprises today; mud and puddles, soft squishy grass, more mud, more puddles. A grand dog park greeting party was waiting for us as they sprang through the gate; three Boxers, one Lab and a very silly Pit. Now these five dogs were competing in a lively game of race through the puddles, crash through the mud then run in a large circle around the small dog fenced area. At each of the corner post was a great puddle to charge through.
Jessie and Mollie where up for the challenge and quickly joined the game. Jake was more then up for the mud and race portion, but his guy really doesn't like to place a foot in water and will avoid it at all cost! To compensate his lack of water racing, he performed his jumps and spins which the Lab found greatly entertaining. NOTE: I really need to get a better camera to capture these maneuver!Gypsy was having her own dainty little party following the cutest little Poodle, complete with sweater-vest, these two little ladies confined themselves to higher ground. Whew, one less dirty dog to clean.
So here we stayed while we waited for Jessie's surprise, the longer we waited the more the game became jump in the puddles. The silly Pit was actually rolling in them, her poor Lady would shutter with every roll! That Pit was a real mess! With mud and dirty water flying everywhere Jessie's surprised arrived...........Peter, his man!
Jessie was playing so hard he never even saw Peter writing out his parking pass. All the while Peter just keep looking at me with complete and utter dread, what a muddy dog and cold day he had flown into from 12 days in sunny California! After a quick shoe change Peter stepped over the fence and quietly leaned against a post. Watching and waiting for the right moment he finally said "Jessie, did you miss your Dad?" Jessie turned and bolted to that familiar voice with the greatest dog wiggle and wag you could ever hope to see.
I think we accomplished our surprise, he was one happy dog!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I'm going to tell you a story that you are not going to believe! The Lady needed to go to the bank; while she got dressed she contemplated taking us. She gathered together that stuff she carries when she goes in the car, you know that purse thing, her keys, her coat. After a few minutes of four dogs following her around excitedly waggin their tails she said "OK, it's just the Bank, it's just a ride in the car, do you really want to go?"
"Is she kidding of course we want to go" Mollie remarked sarcastically
I exclaimed "We get to go, we get to go!" doing my very best Beardie Bounce.
"Dudes, like I get all the windows" Jake shouted
Jessie did his best body wiggle, but looked right at Jake "Not both windows, not today Man" he stated with conviction.
So off we went, Mollie in the front with Jake, Jessie and me in the back. The ride into town was filled with jocking for window position, happy dog faces and flappin tongues.
The Lady calls this place the Bank, but to all of us it is the Biscuit Window. It is very cool, you give the Ladies behind the glass a piece of paper and they give you BISCUITS. What's not to like about that! The Bank Ladies laughed as they tried to see all four of us. Jake crowed up on the console between the front seats, he had to duck his head so he would even fit. Jessie and I smiled really big out the back passenger window, while Mollie thumped her tail to the beat of Tom Petty! After we each had our biscuit we took off for home.
The Lady backed the truck into the driveway thinking that she could herd us onto the front porch and into the house. Jessie, Mollie and Jake where off leash, the Lady keeps me on a leash to keep me safe. All was going great, Jessie and Mollie where the first out and they went right up on the porch. Then Jake jumped out; now he likes to pretend that he is dumb, but man he was out of that truck like a shot, turned and took off down the street before anyone knew what was happening. All you could hear was "Dudes, Freedom!"
The Lady got Jessie, Mollie and me in the house, got the leash off of me and was turning to go out the door when guess what, Mollie bolted out that door right in front of her. "If Jake gets to run, I get to run" were the last words I heard.
The Lady grabbed a second leash and out the door she went.
"This is so cool, those dogs are in soooo much trouble. Did you see the Lady grab those leashes....man she is pissed!" Gema snickered "Dogs are just too stupid for words, did they really think she wasn't going after them?"
The Lady had caught up with them three houses down the street, Mollie was standing in the creek and Jake was sniffing every bush he kind find. When they figured they had pushed the her about as far as she would go, they both came to her, she snapped those leashes on and marched them straight home!
Jake smiled sheepishly as he walked in the door. "Dudes, like I know I'm totally in trouble, but man I'm just like too cute for like the Lady to stay mad too long"