Sunday, July 29, 2012

Owner got herself a treat. :)

Saya has been much better and much more active too.

Friday 27th morning she went pottied and our cat was out so she had to pester him she thinks he likes to play so she play bows at him and makes crazy noises at him.

Coarse he doesn't like it so he either bats at her and she dodges or he runs and Saya gives chase. Crazy dog and their games of chase.

She is getting better with coming right away when I tell her to usually she'd chase him into the garage and then run back to me.
I saw a big pear that have fallen so I rolled it down the hill and Saya had a blast chasing it. I love seeing her so happy and spunky. Glad she find enjoyment out of items that I don't need to buy.

              She gave it a taste too she mainly nibbled on it then got bored till I tossed it.

I got myself two video games I don't buy them often due to saving up money.

I also got Saya more green lipped mussel supplement seller was getting low so I thought I'd get it just in case they don't sell it or sell it higher.. Either way some extra supplement is good.

One game is The Last Story it's for the wii comes with a 44 page artbook and for  pre ordering it comes with soundtrack CD comes with seven tracks.

The art work looked very familiar and it came to me it's just like Drakengard one and two artwork!

Kimihiko Fujisaka does very nice artwork which I enjoy looking at it.

Music is done by Nobuo Uematsu which is cool too.

Beautiful artwork

The other game I got is Persona 4 Arena I love Shin megami tensei games they're pretty cool. I love the persona ones can't go wrong when persona 3 has a cream shiba named Koromaru! He's such a cute dog. :)

It's a fighting type game so bit different then usual persona. Still looks fun.

The game comes with a CD Not sure how many songs are on it, but either way nice to get little extra bonus.

Persona 4 Golden is coming to US which is great I don't have a psvita yet, but I'm going to buy it so when I get the system I'll have the game. No bonus yet, but who knows there might be one if not I don't mind the extra stuff added is nice enough..

The persona 3 bonus was my favorite one Saya made a cute model of it. Junpei Iori's hat a character in the game..

Anyways I cant wait to get the games to try them out.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Saya boarding stay and some vacation pic

Good news my vacation went well had lots fun hiking finding cool rocks like ones above and finding snakes and stuff I saw coyote poop on the trail and one looked like bear poop maybe..

We went kayaking which was loads of fun though due to drought the water was low in some spots so we had to get out at times to get to the deeper area it was still fun despite it I did good for first time kayaking. I hope to get one someday.

We went to hot springs can't visit Arkansas without visiting that place. We checked out the shops there was a dog place it was bit touristy mostly dog t shirts, people shirts with dogs on it or frames with dogs on it and leash collar with jewels on it not sure if fake or real..

We went to gangster museum which was interesting they talked about the activity in the hot springs and what they did there.

Arlington Hotel

Capone's prison cell

They did have some nice storm sewer manhole things. :)
The hot spring place we stayed at was nice had different pools to sit in some hotter some bit cooler. The water they gave to drink was very yummy. hehe
Arlington hotel again..
I'm done with vacation pics for now I have a few more to post later on of one of our hikes and a bunch of carp..

Anyways we got back home and picked up the dogs the next day from the boarding place in the morning.

Me and mom isn't impressed with things like last time. I don't know if they're understaffed and didn't do things like last time, but the dog bed and blanket was full of hair smelly..
bath always feel good when your dirty

Dogs were smelly too and Saya doesn't usually smell at all even after she been digging in the dirt she doesn't smell too badly. Bella she doesn't smell much either except when she has gone for a swim or rolled into something.

Bella our boxer was skinny not sure how much weight she lost, but she looked how she looked as a young dog could see her ribs, spine, and hip a bit more. She is pretty lean dog as it is, but I dunno we left instructions and she got same amount of food she gets usual.. Maybe the stress of being boarded got to her.

Though last time she was boarded with Dink she did fine didn't loose weight though she wasn't hypothyroid at that time.. Though they had her meds and gave right amount each day so it shouldn't been issue..

Saya was a bit lethargic, and had a cough she might had slight case of kennel cough Bella had same cough, but wasn't as often.. Both dogs had the vaccine, but coarse it doesn't totally protects a dog.

Poor Saya had mucous in her poop not sure why it's cleared up after four days back at home. I gave her bit extra bone in meals that week then usual. Chicken drumstick and pork rib tip.

She was on premade nature's variety raw lamb kind she had it before and had it for week and half before she went to be boarded so not sure why the bad poop. Maybe could be stress related or could be way the staff fed her maybe the kept the food in the fridge instead of the freeze like I told them.

They really need put online cams for boarding like they do for daycare..

Anyways I'm glad she is back to normal now though it was sad seeing her so lethargic. She also had some plaque build up guess because she was on pre made raw for an week or so..

I'm not fan of pre made I love the whole raw kind nothing like giving her a chicken drumstick or lamb ribs or boneless duck yummy.

I'm not against pre made raw, but it's not for Saya..
August well be going to the Madison WI shiba picnic which will be nice. Mom will need to rent a car for it because her car needs some work on it and no way we are driving that much in dad's truck it has no ac..

Anyways I'm ordering some chicken feet from this farmer who raises chicken, turkey, pigs and ducks free range not in any cages or sheds..

I'll probably get a duck roaster or whatever it's called from her maybe two for a unique type of food. Saya already gets boneless duck.. I might see if the lady doesn't mind leaving my two duck whole with organs, feathers and head..  I hope she doesn't mind it.

I'm also getting chicken heads from her too.. I'm still figuring out how much to get right now..

When fall comes before she stops selling I plan stock up so it'll last through the winter.

Feeding whole duck, and chicken heads? Gross! haha

Saya really loves her whole prey items though she loves whole prey quail her favorite meal.

It is bit gross feed the stuff, but I feel it's good for the dog and coarse in the wild they'd eat the head they wouldn't just eat everything except the head..

That type of stuff is considered by product, but since I know how the chicken and duck was raised I don't feel it is bad.. I mean these birds are free ranged on the grass following you around not cooped in a cage or shed and the place doesn't stink like usual chicken farms. :)

I'm hoping to buy ton of deer heart and liver from the farmer's market in Madison WI I only go up there once year so nice to get goodies from there for the dogs.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

First time boarding.

Saya will be boarded for the first time we are going to Ozarks Arkansas for vacation sadly the place doesn't allow dogs. :\

She and Bella will be boarded at The dog house of Lafayette a dog boarding, daycare, grooming type place and only place that sells fromm dog food and cat food.. They also have locally made leather leashes, collars, treats, and some toys.

Bella boarded there when we went to Louisiana Saya came with us because she is relatively well behaved and more socialized. Bella is getting better with being good with company now she has had more visitors.

Dink boarded there too our 15 year old catahoula mix she was having hard time with arthritis and we hated to leave and have her boarded, but couldn't trust anyone in family to properly take care of the dogs last time it was disaster Dink had accidents because they didn't let her out at proper times..

The staff did well with Dink gave her right meds and washed the blanket when she peed on it due to her incontinence. They took them on walks and Bella I could tell she got exercised so that's good.

I know when she hasn't she is horribly hyper and annoying she needs good run once a day and one or two walks depends on weather.

Saya exploring.
One good thing about the place they do raw and have fridge/freezer for that type of stuff and they had shiba before being boarded.

They will also seperate the dogs during feeding time if there is issue with resource guarding which is good especially since Saya takes a bit to eat her food. Though she will be eating pre made raw which she can eat faster thawed I feed it frozen helps slow her down.

I got her pre made lamb food luckily had coupon month ago so that was nice..

8 baggies to put each days food in. We will be gone for 7days, but I figure it'd be good for her to have extra day never know with traffic if we'll be delayed.. coarse I don't think a day on kibble would hurt her and if it gave her issue I'd just have to buy her some bone in chicken and have her on bland meal till she is good..

I figure pre made would be easier for the staff to feed then tossing chicken drumstick, liver in one bag, boneless meat in other, tongue and heart and drumstick and kidney etc.. haha

she loves lamb so I got that she also has bison pre made which she liked, but I mainly been giving as a quick snack to have.

I don't really give pre made except for boarding since it can get pricey and I much rather fresh whole raw then it.

Coarse if your worried about food being nutritionally balance pre made is good type raw to feed.. Though I'd give a chicken drumstick, pork rib, lamb ribs and stuff like that to give more chewing actions..

The pre made is all bagged up! two rectangle blocks for each day.

Each block weighs like 3 oz maybe bit more two together is about 6oz or bit more that's about what she gets a day..

I fed her the pre made bison for whole week and she did fine no yucky poo and she kept weight on fine.

I hope she does well during boarding she has met the staff during times we went to get fromm when I had a coupon or for a visit and she loved the workers so that's good.

The place has tvs on animal planet so that is nice. The dogs don't seem to bark like past places which is good. Our last three dogs were so hoarse from all the barking..

Wasn't fun for them. hehe