We (and by 'we' I mean my parents) have a new malamute named Mary. She came from a puppy mill breeder as breeding dog and has already had tumors on her mammary glands. So those were removed, she lost her girly bits so no more puppies, and she moved in with us. She's scared of … Continue reading Our DOG Has a Herniated Disc
Previously, I've mentioned that my parents have a new rescue, Mary: She's slowly becoming more comfortable with her new life, and their Husky, Joe, has been well behaved and friendly towards her. This is HUGE as he was a grumpy, food defensive, bitey snot when we got him. Massive improvement, and we've been very impressed … Continue reading Tundra, Meet Mary
My parents and my husband traveled to Iowa this weekend to adopt a rescue from IAMRA (Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association). She was surrendered by an Amish breeder and has had a hard life so far. She is SO very shy when she's inside the house. Here, you can see my husband coaxing her out … Continue reading Welcome to Wisconsin, Mary!
Pet owners probably know the pain of this: trimming your dog's toes. Now, this isn't limited to dogs. When we had canaries we had to catch them and trim their little toesies, and I had to with my cat. But Tundra, he's CONVINCED that the clippers are going to take his toes off. This is … Continue reading I’m Not Going to Chop Them Off!
Out into the wild blue yonder. Not me though. My parents' husky, Jo. This goofball sitting next to our Tundra: Jo is a cat hunter. My dad was trying to put him out, and there was a cat on the porch, and Jo barreled through the door and took off menacing the cat. Dad goes after … Continue reading Off Into the Wild Blue Yonder
This last Thursday, my husband and I spotted a Border Collie running loose around our neighborhood. This was about 3pm, and we didn't think much of it as a lot of our neighbors have loose dogs. When my husband took Tundra for a walk later that night, he spotted the same dog, clearly unhappy as … Continue reading Found a Dog; Returned a Dog
Today, my mom's service dog, who had been declining in health, was unable to get up at all, even with help. They had been assisting her with a sling we used to use to carry wood, but today she couldn't do it. Every time Mom left the room she was in she whined and chuffed … Continue reading Goodbye, Mariah. You are loved.
I picked up petunia's for my mother, but forgot to take a photo of them before we gave them to her. BUT! I gave her some squash plants for her favorite type of squash. Buttercup, I think. I'd have to check the package. They were beginning to crawl out of my closet! For my mother-in-law … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
Up until now, the dog food brand we've been giving our puppers had avoided any of the hugely public lawsuits or failed testing. But... that's no longer true. There's a lawsuit regarding ridiculously high levels of lead in that dog food, and we're worried. There just isn't very much regulation in the dog food industry, … Continue reading Making Our Own Dog Food?
Sunday morning, we got a call from my parents - would my husband be available to drive with my dad and their dog Mariah down to Chicago to pick up a new dog from a rescue? Of course he said yes. So I puttered around the house while the drove down and went to bed … Continue reading My Parents’ New Dog or My Husband’s Biblical Adventure