Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Happy Birthday to Saya

                        __|||||__   HAPPY
                       {._._._._.}     BIRTHDAY SAYA!
Today Saya is five years old. :) Crazy how fast they grow.. Her plans of the day 
is relax in morning watch me cook some kibble topper stuff for Bella and if weather
holds go for nice walk full of ticks.. darn ticks are all over the place in 
the field, woods, and by the pond. I was hoping the extra cold winter would have 
helped with numbers.

The stuff I'm cooking Saya gets it too as nice small snack. I'll make a blog post 
on it later when it is done.
Saya gets beef thymus and sardines for her meals today also a dog cup cake I made 
for Bella's birthday. The batch made enough that each dog gets 15 cupcakes and 
that's a lot so I froze them.

It has pumpkin in it and for icing I mixed plain greek yogurt with peanut butter. 
If the two know there is cupcake in their bowl thawing out they get excited. 

I've been giving them every once in while and still got plenty so Bella and Saya 
will get it as a nice desert.

Spring is nice despite the ticks flowers and nice weather makes it worth it.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Feeling better! :D

Bella has been on her med for good while and she is feeling better day after the vet visit she acted more perky. Still loose poop, but not too bad.

Yesterday her #2 had bit more form to it and today it's even better. She's still on antibiotics so she'll probably not be 100% on poop till she is done with it. Still waiting to hear back on if the pus came back as anything bad.

The bump went way down since the vet visit so I'm hoping the issue cleared up now.

She is back to being playful, alert and begging for belly rubs.

Saya is healthy as usual well besides her spinal issue, but that doesn't seem to put damper on her she is still happy, active and stuff. She gets joint supplements and it seems to help.

Saya loves her sardines, herring and quail. April 29th will be her birthday! She'll be five years old.

I plan to give her beef thymus, and sardines for her meal and a dog cup cake I made on Bella's birthday.. I made so many I froze them so I just take out to thaw then give. They like them frozen too nice summer treat.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Crazy week! D:

 Well this week has been crazy Fridge not fitting, but luckily taking base boards out worked. We didn't think about the baseboards adding a bit for length. Ah well lesson learned.

Wednesday Bella started to have loose poop in the pm she hasn't gotten into anything in the house she's been much better behaved and no odd stuff in the field, but who knows. She did eat grass a few times when we were hanging outside Tuesday and some on walk. Spring being here grass is new and exciting..

Thursday morning sometime she vomited foam it had grass in it.

She's been getting same brand of kibble and haven't had any raw treats or raw meals.. I got her some pre and probiotics from ark natural gentle digest stuff on Wednesday. coarse soon as I noticed the loose poop I fed her a bland diet. it helped some, but still not 100%

Thursday She stayed same loose poop once in while watery so we got her a vet appointment the next day.

Friday she was bit more calmer didn't try to get in mom's lap to cuddle or try to lick her still same loose poop.

I noticed after mom left she was limping on her right back foot I checked her foot pad and inbetween no cuts, thorns or anything. I had her lay on the couch to rest for bit. I then headed upstairs to make small lunch and she coarse had to follow me up and she was slow climbing the stairs I went to help her and carried her up it.. 56-58lbs of pure boxer muscle.. hehe

I checked again and saw a bump on the leg she was favoring it was soft. Luckily she had the appointment.

This how she walked no pressure on this foot she kept it up when walking or standing she could site or lay down fine.. Poor girl.

Finger for size reference. I'm sure this was reason for her limp. The vet checked the stool sample and said no signs of parasites or anything too bad like infection..

She took some fluid from the bump to send off to be tested and prescribed some meds for her.

So far she has made a total improvement with walking she is putting pressure on it and not acting tired well after the vet visit she was sleepy too much excitement greeting all the people. Today she is back to her old crazy happy boxer self.

Still not 100% good on her poop. It is better though it's not as frequent and is loose not liquid. Still not as formed as should be, but it's an improvement over before.

She is taking her meds fine hiding it in cheese seems work good. She gets the probiotic on her food and she eats that no issue.

I'm hoping tomorrow she'll show more improvement poop wise. Eventually once good I'll slowly work back her kibble into her meals.

Dad wanted to feed her just kibble this morning luckily mom heard it and stopped him.

I hope the stuff the vet sent in is nothing bad and the antibiotics help. Coarse antibiotics can cause diareah, but hopefully the pro and prebiotics help little.

The bump has gone down which is good.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Crazy month

Well in Feb I broke the camera.. That sucked accidentally dropped it.

We eventually got a new camera this one has video which is nice.

Got Saya 4lbs of beef thymus and 3lbs of beef heart maybe bit more I forgot how much it weighed. Payed about $17 for it all.

The beef sweetbreads(thymus) gone up in price was $1.49lb now is $2.99lb. Heart is still about the same I don't mind the price hike it's not too bad. one person said thymus was 5$lb where they are so I rather $2.99lb..

Been while since I gotten thymus need to be sure I keep it in stock.

I usually rotate it with kidneys. one week she gets thymus and the next kidney.
Beef Thymus fed frozen nice warm weather treat. hehe
Well as usual when it rains it pours.. Fridge has been on the fritz lately it came with the house so I'm sure it is old.. It was leaking water and just down right annoying food would get lost in it.

We got a new one coarse mom forgot to measure the baseboard and in order to fit the fridge in had to take it out. coarse after that it still needed half inch more.. Crazy.. We got the counter out by the fridge so it would fit.

Just gotta trim the counter so it can fit without an issue.. we'll see how that goes.

I like the fridge and it roomy and well lighted. freezer is at bottom decent space. No need for water jug in fridge since the fridge has one in it. so that saves room in the fridge.

Other crazy thing during winter storms our pussy willow had some branches that grew too close to roof and it rubbed on it which damage the roof some. :\ Repairmen from the company that put it up came and fixed it coarse gotta pay that luckily we have replacement roofing shingles in case stuff like this happened so was just charged for fixing it so it was bit less if they had to bring material over.

Back to dog related stuff Saya has had two quail from her quail collection.. so 46 left to go.

Crazy the amount I ordered, but Saya loves whole quail and it should last good bit.

I count it as bone in item it has pretty much everything, bone, organs, meat, blood and even extra feathers.. Saya only eats the feathers surrounding the quail she leaves the ones on the wing.

What remains of the quail..
 Saya has had her sardines before and she loves them she had them canned before, but never raw. The herring she didn't like as much at first Not sure why, but I kept offering it and eventually mixed cut up pieces of herring into her egg, or ground meat. She'd eat it mixed with something and eventually I offered it plain and she ate it.

Glad she decided she liked it as I got a lot. If she didn't then Bella would get all the herring.

Today she slept in the whole fridge event. Bella was put in the basement till we were done.

We went for nice walk afterwards and on way back I saw a great blue heron in the yard we came home different way to not scare it so I could attempt a decent pic.

The heron comes to the pond every so often probably eats some fish maybe a garter snake or who knows. I don't mind there is plenty of fish for us and any animals that want it.

Today Saya got egg for breakfast plus joint supplements and salmon oil for dinner she got sardines. Yummy.

Saya liked the cooler temps today it snowed some this morning! It's melted now. Luckily the flowers seem fine and the fruit trees haven't flowered yet so they're fine.