Yesterday we shared this picture for B&W Sunday (seen here in color) and Sheba asked if you could tell what was different about her. A few people guessed correctly but for those of you who didn’t know, here’s a hint: compare the above (after) & below (before) photos.
Sheba is sporting a new haircut! She went to the groomer at our vet’s office for this cut, and I am thrilled with how pretty she looks! This is only her second time being professionally groomed, and other than being nervous, I am told she did very well. This is a “profile cut” and just what we need to get us through mud season (provided spring ever really gets here). She would like to show it off to you from every angle:
In further mischief, Luke was also at the vet this week – getting neutered. Everything went very well, and he seems to be healing just fine so far. I dropped him off at 8:30 in the morning and he was back home by 1:30! I couldn’t believe how quickly he came out of the anesthesia; he was hardly loopy at all when he came home. In fact, with pain meds on board he was acting pretty normal. He ate a little bit that evening and kept it down fine. They recommended trying him without pain meds for the 2nd day in the hopes it would slow him down. He didn’t need the meds, he felt fine, and I was pulling my hair out trying to keep him quiet!
He did behave himself in one way so that he didn’t need to have a cone on (I was home to watch him for 2 days after). On the 3rd day he was better behaved….I think he had worn himself (as well as me) out the previous day. He is back to all normal activity now, and we’re all happy about that, especially the girls who didn’t understand why they couldn’t play with him!
We won a couple cool things recently that we wanted to say thank you for and share.
First is this toothbrush from Ann at Pawsitively Pets. I want to be sure and start Luke off right with tooth brushing, because I wish I had done that with the girls when they were young….they want nothing to do with it now. We haven’t gotten to any actual brushing with Luke yet, but I got some toothpaste which luckily he likes and he’s “met” the toothbrush also and licked some paste off it. Mostly I’ve just been spending a lot of time looking in his mouth at all his adult teeth coming in so he will get used to having me handling his mouth. I like the shape of this toothbrush and think it will work great.
We also won this cookbook from Maggie at Oh My Dog! What a fun idea to have recipes for both the dogs and humans! It is also filled with great information such as what herbs and spices are safe and beneficial for dogs & humans, and what vitamins and minerals dogs need and the foods to find them in. I love homemade soups and can’t wait to try the minestrone and classic chicken soup. The recipes aren’t all long and complicated, many are basic and simple but sound yummy, like caramelized carrots and zucchini. Also, there are very attractive photos of the food as well as adorable ones of dogs like this:
Did you see my review and giveaway of the Spring Natural treats last week? It is open for a few more days so check it out here if you haven’t entered yet!
There are two important blog hops coming up this week for anyone that wants to join in or follow along. On Tuesday, the Tuesday’s Tails hop where we share adoptable dogs is having a special hop for National Dog Fighting Awareness Day. Join in by writing about dog fighting and featuring an adoptable Pit Bull (along with any other animals you’d like as well). Please click here for more details on the hop. The ASPCA started NDFAD to advance conversation on this important subject, and to encourage animal lovers to take action to help put an end to it.
On Thursday of this week will be our 3rd WOOF (Working Out Our Fears) Support hop which we co-host along with Oz the Terrier and Roxy the Traveling Dog. Everyone with a reactive or fearful dog is invited to the Facebook group, and anyone can write a post for the hop. The theme for this month’s hop is “What I Love About My Reactive Dog”. Non-bloggers are welcome to share a story in the Facebook group. The hop is open from 12am on Thursday April 10th until 12pm on Sunday April 13th. We’re looking forward to everyone’s posts!
We hope everyone has a great week!
Thank you to our blog hop hosts: Alfie’s Blog, Snoopy’s Dog Blog, and My Brown Newfies! Please visit them and the other participants through the links below.
I can’t believe how big he is getting!! Good heavens, he’s a baby in a big boy body. BOL
Sheba looks great with her haircut, it looks like you still have snow on the ground, thankfully most of ours is gone now.
We do still have snow, but the open areas are clear, so we’re getting there.
Luke is definitely getting so big….poor Cricket, he’s towering over her already!
2 brown dawgs says
Sheba looks really beautiful. 🙂 Glad Luke’s surgery went so well. He sure is grown up.
Thank you! I know, he is growing up so fast!
You got away without having a cone, I’m impressed!
Love that pic of you chewing Sheba’s ears and love her new hairdo! Very cute! 🙂
I hope you’re having a fun day,
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
Whew, Mom was not looking forward to finding out how I would act with a cone on (like doing everything I could to chew it like I chew EVERYTHING)! I had to chew on Sheba’s ears because I’m the one that gives her all the nice mats behind them (so Momz says anyway). hee hee
Have fun too, Snoopy!
Oz the Terrier says
Everyone is looking good over there, Miss Jan! How cool you won the Zututh toothbrush. I have one too; it works really well. When will you be cooking from your new cookbook? I may just invite myself over for a meal. BOL Thanks for reminding everyone about the hop on Thursday!
I’ll let you know and you and your Mom can come on over for dinner, Oz!!
I wanted to remember to share about the hop this time, because I know some people missed out last time.
I’m glad to hear you like the toothbrush. Or that it works well anyway, you didn’t really say that you liked it! 🙂
Nailah Bone says
I knew Sheba got a new cut! 🙂 Her new style is very lovely, and it’ll also be great when that mud comes around. As for Luke I’m glad his neutering went well! 🙂
Both Sheba and Luke thank you!! 🙂
We’re ready for mud season now!
I guessed right about Sheba! Yay! Her new haircut looks great!
Glad to hear Luke recovered well from his surgery!
Good job guessing right! Thank you, I think we’ve got all that out of the way, now we can focus on spring!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Sheba looks nice, like the groom. Poor Luke lost his bumbles. So glad he is healing up nicely.
We are just glad to have it over with for Luke. I’m glad you like Sheba’s cut too….I was unsure about it but just knew I wanted to try.
Dolly the Doxie says
Love the hair cut and Luke is such a trooper! Love Dolly
Thank you, Dolly! Luke really did do well, I was proud of him!
She’s looking good in her new haircut!!
Thanks, let’s just hope it lasts for a while! She’s kind of a tomboy and doesn’t really believe in staying clean!
Jackie Bouchard says
Wow, that’s a lotta news! Glad Luke did okay getting “tutored.” Our Bailey was the same post surgery – one day later she was ready to PLAY. Very hard to keep them quiet! Congrats on all the good stuff you won!
Thanks, Jackie! It’s kind of crazy getting puppies spayed or “tutored” isn’t it? It’s virtually impossible to keep them quiet. When the vet’s are telling you to, I wonder what they’re thinking at the time….probably snickering to themselves and thinking “good luck with that”….LOL.
Sheba looks beautiful and I’m glad Luke’s surgery went well and that he’s recovered so quickly! xoxo
Thank you, Auntie Sheryl! Luke is definitely back to being a “puppy monster” extraordinaire….LOL. xxoo
karen cantlin says
Sheba looks so pretty! Glad you got the neutering over with and it went well. Bet Luke is glad too.
Thanks, Auntie Karen! Yes, Luke is glad to have that behind him too!
Golden Woofs: Sugar says
PAWsome cut! The treat game is a great distraction. You will like the Zututh. Oh what a lovely doggy cookbook. Enjoy! Golden Woofs
Thanks, Sugar! You always look so beautiful! Oh, good to hear about the Zututh…it really does look better than the other ones we’ve tried.
M. K. Clinton says
Sheba’s hair looks great. Their hair is beautiful but sheesh, what a muddy mess it can be. I’m glad that Luke recovered well. He is such a cutie! Thanks for the Tuesday Tails shout out and congratulations for your big wins!
Thank you, and you’re welcome for the promo for Tuesday’s Tails…happy to do it.
I know, they look great when they’re all groomed and perfect, but gosh, their hair can get SO out of control! How many times have I looked at Sheba and told her she’s a mess?! Luckily she’ doesn’t take it personally. 🙂
The Island Cats says
Sheba, that furcut is gonna keep you looking clean and good! And we’re happy to hear all went well for Luke.
Thank you! We are relieved to have Luke’s necessary surgery behind us!
Luke can be happy he is a boy, much easier than getting spayed although Bailie was back to normal the next morning which caused issues for two weeks! Nice haircut on Sheba, keeping fur clean this time of year is a never ending job at our house!
Yes, I remember trying to keep the girls quiet, which was for much longer I think than just the 3-4 days we were told for Luke.
I’m sure it still won’t be easy to keep Sheba clean this time of year, but hopefully the cut helps a little bit anyway!
So glad Luke is doing so well after surgery. And that haircut looks great. I get tempted to do that with Jeffie 🙂
We are relieved it is over with for Luke, and so is he!
You should try it with Jeffie at least once! Now I’ve done it for her, I will definitely do it again.
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
Congrats on winning! And Sheba looks great!!!! I guessed right yesterday!!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!
Thank you! And good job guessing right!
Roxy the traveling dog says
The hair cut looks awesome. And that’s great that Luke recovered so fast. It’s always amazing to me how fast they feel better.
Thank you…I just hope I can keep her looking nice for a while!
It is amazing that they can recover so quickly sometimes from surgery.
Wow busy week – all that activity. We guessed right about Sheba – I could tell she looked so pretty that she’d been to the hairdressers 🙂 Glad Luke is doing okay, that’s a tough surgery to go through…
You were the first one to guess right also! However, you should see her today….it’s officially mud season and she found the mud! (I’ll probably post a photo at some point)
I am glad to have that over with for Luke also and grateful it went smoothly.