Sunday, February 27, 2011

Free to a Good Home!!

Snow.....and lots of it!!
And 10-15 cm expected tomorrow!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Speedy Recovery Auntie Pat!!

We are sending pawsitively speedy recovery wishes to our Auntie Pat!! Yesterday, in the middle of the worst snow storm ever....she slipped on the ice in the parking lot where she earns her kibble....and broke her arm!!
The break is between her right elbow and no cast can be applied, but she has to wear a slingthingamabob til it heals!!

We hope your arm doesn't pain too much!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thank You From the Bottom of our Paws

We have returned from Grampie's memorial service & spending time with loved ones. Our Nani is very sad, (which makes us sad) but we provided much comfort, love & support.

We thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy, not only the wonderful folks in Bloggeville, but our friends who sent emails, cards, & posted messages of condolences.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

It is with Great Sadness

We announce the passing of our beloved Grampie.

RIP Grampie...we love you and will miss you terribly.

(((Hugs))) your grand dogs
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Invisible Boots??

Bet ya'll think Mama has gone crazy...or we've driven her there...slowly! Well, you'd be wrong!

See...Mama bought this jar of stuff at Global Pet Foods....and it's for our paws!!

We get it slathered on our hoofies,(just before we go outside) and it protects our precious pads from cold, road salt & ice. (not that we are forced to walk outside much this dreadful winter!). But we do luv our invisible boots! It's a yummy & lickable stuff, make up of beeswax, oils & plant stuff that protects while soothing & moisturinzing our tootsies!

Warning: Don't walk on tile floors wearing your invisible boots.....cause it's like skating on four paws!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wake Me up When it's Spring!!!

Cause I'm not coming out til then!!!
We're getting a terrible wind & blowning snow storm today...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Candy Filled Doxie Dish!!

An adorable Valentine present to our Mama from our hooman sister!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Heavy snowfall warning for tomorrow with high winds!! Gotta love it here!!

Out & About

It warmed up to -5 and the sun was gorgeous....great day for some fresh air & an outing!

Xena even enjoyed a Saturday stroll!

Ahhhh, now time for a long afternoon nap!

Nothing like sharing a spot in front of a warm fire.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

In dogs, as in humans, aging is progressive & irreversible. Dogs can undergo a variety of physical & metabolic changes that may cause discomfort and/or change their behaviour. As dogs age, their cognitive ability tends to decline.

CCD is often referred to as “old dog syndrome” or “senility”. Symptoms can be disorientation, appearing lost or confused in the house or yard, getting “stuck” in corners or under/behind furniture, staring into space or walls, difficulty finding the door, not recognizing familiar people or responding to their own name, interaction with family members—seeks attention less often, does not want to be petted, no longer greeting family members, and for Xena, who once loved to be held....she would no longer snuggle.

We found her sleeping more more during the day & less at night, heavy pacing, wandering & crying were also symptoms she was experienced. Some dogs bark for no reason. whereas she would cry. Nothing we tried would pacifiy her.

Housetraining—urinaing indoors; having accidents indoors soon after being outside. We pretty much depend on pee pads now....

The vet informed us that because older dogs may also develop other health problems, diagnosis of CCD can only be reached after other medical conditions that have behavioral components have been ruled out.

Along with Clomicalm, Xena has been prescribed a sedative, to help her sleep. We also use the D.A.P. (Dog Appeasing Phermone) plug in...)

Our goal is to keep Xena as content as possible & monitor her closely should the symptoms accelerate.

Anybody Want Some.....

Snow? Cause we gots lots!!

If anyone in bloggerville is wanting some...we will share, but you must pick it up asap!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

We're in the Pink! Must be close to Valentine's Day!