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!