Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Wednesday!!

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We're just popping in to wish everyone a great day!! We are so happy to get out for walks again..lots of sniffing & pee mails to catch up on!

We are in awe of Oskar's recovery..the walking is making his back end so much stronger..and he loves to "gallop" …as if to say…"Back issue? That was so yesterday!"

"When the going gets tough….the tough get going". That's our mantra..

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Yappy Easter!!


To all our bloggie friends & family!!

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(((hugs)))from Oskar & Schatzi

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy 12th Birthday Schatzi!!!





Had a "spa" day in preparation for the festivities!! And…a roasted marrow bone to luv on!
Today is gonna be a good day!!

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Did We Mention…..


Oskar is able to go for walks? It's true…he's been given the green light to walk as much as he wants to! Dr. Condon says he cannot do any damage & in fact, walking will strengthen his back legs.

He's not much of a walker & being a "senior" he is not too fussy about going far, but he will walk with his Dad on leash & Schatzi a bit ahead with Mama.

We are taking things one paw at a time…and when the sidewalks are dry & clear and warmer temps…we walk most evenings. Two months ago we would not have thought it possible…..



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Friday, April 4, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Someone is Playing an April Fools' Joke on Us!!



Was it you guys?? We know…you wants to hear all about us…but seriously peeps…we've had the weather from hezz the last week….after the 53 cm of snow!! Hours & hours of freezing rain (27 hours the smug weather guy says)…some unfortunate people & their critters have been without power for 4 days…lots of electrical lines are down. Thankfully, we didn't lose our power (which is why our Mama & Dad had the foresight to install a propane stove that runs without electricity….at least we would have heat if the power goes off).

Oskar's beloved pellet stove…needs electricity to run…so he is very thankful to the winds & ice storm gods for not causing our power to fail.

And….it's snowing again now. Do ya'll know how much fun it is to pee in a blizzard? Not much we can tell you.

Our typical day consists of:

-Waking up at 6:00 AM sharp…
-Out for potty break…asap
-Come inside & breakfast bowls are magically full of kibble
-Have a slurp or two of fresh water
-Oskar…decide which of the two dog beds in the family room to have first nap of the day
-Schatzi-on sofa with Mama..and bums must touch at all times

11:30 AM
-Time for potty break
-Very small mid day snack
-Oskar…chose alternate bed for afternoon nap…bury oneself in blankies
-Schatzi takes other bed…since Mama is unavailable to be of service

4:00 PM
-Yep…you guessed it…supper time
-Out for potty break
-Wait patiently for Dad to come home from work
-Make several trips to back gate…yay….Dad's home!!
-Ok…false alarm…no Dad yet

5:00-5:30 PM
-Yelp, bark & wag tails profusely..Dad is home (oh & find a toy that needs a good squeak…that's alway effective)
-Bum for tidbits at human suppertime, get underfoot during meal prep & kitchen clean up
-Schatzi proceeds with daily chore of licking kitchen floor tile
-Oskar whines for Dad to sit in big, comfy chair with him..immediately

8:00-8:30 PM
-Snack time!!
-Out for last potty break

Then whenever….bedtime!
-Oskar goes into crate…on Dad's side of bed on the floor
-Schatzi curls up in her snuggle sack in her bed on Mama's side of bed

And we get to get up at 6:00 AM & do it all again!! Seriously folks…y'all don't want or need to see pics of two senior doxies…sleeping….all the time.

We can hardly wait to spend sun filled days outside…with all this snow….that feels like a lifetime away!

So, how does everyone else, who live in a snow belt cope with the winter blahs?

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Peeing in the Snow…all 53 cm of it!!

These are just a couple of pics at the back of the house..



Schatzi says, "Spring…my black & tan butt!"...









Not much moving here again today…wind gusts are still causing hazardous driving conditions..and…they are forecasting another storm for Sunday….



Wednesday, March 26, 2014




This is the worst storm we have seen in a long time, folks! Total white out conditions Island wide…wind gusts 120 km/hr.

Who says it's spring?


BLIZZARD WARNING FOR PEI



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How do they expect doxies to pee in a blizzard? This is our weather forecast for today….we live in Queens County...


Warnings

4:26 AM ADT Wednesday 26 March 2014
Blizzard warning in effect for:

Queens County P.E.I.
Heavy snow and widespread blowing snow developing today.

This is a warning that blizzard conditions with near-zero visibilities are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

A low pressure system developing off the U.S. seaboard is forecast to intensify rapidly as it tracks toward the Maritimes today. The storm is expected to track east of Cape Breton Island tonight before moving on to Newfoundland on Thursday.

Snow is forecast to begin late this morning and then taper to flurries overnight tonight. The snow will change to rain over Kings County this evening then change back to snow overnight. Northeast winds will steadily increase during the day and will gust up to 110 km/h by this evening. These very strong winds combined with heavy snow will cause widespread whiteout conditions in blowing snow. In general 30 to 50 centimetres of snow is expected across the island however given the extensive blowing and drifting snow there could be significant variability in snow amounts received within any forecast region.

Additionally higher than normal water levels are expected later tonight mainly on the north shore. This may combine with increasing wave activity to give local flooding along parts of the shore. If forecast conditions worsen a storm surge warning may be required.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Oskar-Update



Oskar & Schatzi made a trip to the dawgtor this week…(Schatzi was just getting a pawdicure). Oskar has some pee stolen & tested & the protein level is higher than a month ago, so he will continue with medication & ASA, most likely life-long. We will test again in 6 months.

Dr. Condon was very pleased & impressed with his back progression…if you were not aware he was down two months ago….you would never know. We see it, because he still stumbles & is wobbly from time to time…but for the most part…he is as good as it is ever going to get. And that is okay with us!

Gorgeous day here today, so we are off for a walk (and sling ride)!