Sunday, August 26, 2007

On a beautiful Sunday

John and I had to be outside! The weather was perfect. Still summer w/ a touch of fall in the air. Jake went with us everywhere. He had a smile on his face and a real bounce to his step. Not too hot, bright sunshine even late in the day, many people were out.
Out for a stroll
As usual, I had to get Jake to pose for a few shots.
J 'n J
We even found a nice bench along our way.
Found a bench along the way
OK, one last pose before we continued our walk:
One last pose

Friday, August 24, 2007


It's Friday and everyone at my house has had a good day! Now it's time to compose a new entry for my blog. Perhaps one of my photos from today is in order?
Jake TGTIF ~1
Meanwhile, we're following this thread on Itchmo Forums carefully. We used to feed several of the California Natural flavors, and now it's home cooking w/ either Canidae kibble or Orijen kibble on top. Tonight and until those lab results come back from ExperTox, it is strictly home cooking and Orijen. It's because another acetaminophen positive popped up, but it was in a combined sample so we won't know which of the food/s is the culprit until each has been tested separately.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Spaniel bowls.

If a water bowl is large enough to last Jake even half a day, his ears get dipped in the water, and then he invariably lands in my lap before shaking off the water. The little bowl I picked up at a local shop is small, shaped nicely so his ears fall outside the bowl. That means we are forever refilling it thru the day. So I resolved to find real Spaniel bowls, and one that would be large enough but not so heavy as to be cumbersome to pick up. So today I talked to Cindy Koehring about her lovely bowls she makes herself, fires twice, and has them in different colors and patterns. Take a look at the Spaniel Bowls here! You can even order water bowl w/ food bowl to match. Just one problem...we talked dogs for so long we never got around to putting an order together before dinner time. That means we get to talk again tomorrow, at which time I can actually order Jake's bowl. "Dog people" are funny. Even if they've never met, never heard of one another, you get two of them on the phone and it goes on indefinitely.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Dog hair!

With Jake shedding his coat in clumps, not only did he need a return trip to his vet, but we need to replace our old vacuum. As for Jake, it amazes me that his coat is still quite thick w/ no bare spots at all. He has a medicated shampoo to try and may need to go on an elimination diet. If these things fail, it is allergy testing time.

So back to the search for a new vacuum, I have started here for product reviews.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Perfect weather for our park

Carol had lunch and a whole afternoon full of "girl talk" with a friend and then Carol, John, and I (Jake-the-Pup) just had to go to our park. Perfect weather today! We met a cute little Yorkie, so Carol had to take some photos of him, too.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Something to smile about

Something to smile about
Jake had some kids to play with last night, after eating a home cooked meal topped w/ commercial dog kibble. For a special treat, he got a Darford biscuit. Those seem to be his favorite these days and come in different flavors. Jake also appreciates Canidae's Snap Biscuits. They break easily into sections, making it easier to give him a reward without adding to his waistline.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Laid back!

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BTW, do you know what is really in your pet's food?

Animal Protection Institute - Pet Food Information

Friday, August 3, 2007

Jake went to the groomer today

We had Jake's groomer trim his feathering way back today, especially around the feet. Jake is still on antibiotics from infection that started w/ his getting into foxtail. A foxtail buried into his toe and started to migrate upwards. Fortunately found in surgery, the foxtail was removed but Jake popped up w/ an infection later on the other side of that same toe. We are just hoping it is not yet but another, separate foxtail! He's feeling fine these days. Here you see John has Jake's favorite toy, and Jake is looking like "Mom, I want him to give me my friend back right now!
Gimme My Toy!
Success! Jake got his toy, named "Muppet," tossed for him to catch.
Jake loves Muppet!
Jake knows the name of each of his stuffed toys! This one is his favorite of all.
Meet "Muppet"
Back from the groomer