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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Health Update


Ziva here...Don't mind me...just snuggling with mom to help her feel better. Mom realized she never updated our furfriends on Dante's cut pad and my nail. You can read more about that incident HERE.

Mom had to take me back to the dogtor, she said my nail is growing weird and doesn't seem to be healing. The dogtor is worried that I might have an infection under it, probably cause I won't stop licking it and ripping off the bandage mom puts on my foot - doesn't she know how annoying foot bandages are though? Anyways, now I have to take pills with each meal (antibiotics) to see if the nail will get better. So far mom says she can't tell the difference. I don't mind the pills though, mom usually hides them in cream cheese. I know they are there but don't tell her that! Sometimes she doesn't hide them well enough and I spit them out, this is my strategy to get a second round of cream cheese! I'm a smart girl!

As for Dante's pad? It healed up really nice mom and dad did a good job and he doesn't mind the foot wrapping. I tried telling him that he could chew it off but he just grumbled at me and left it on.

Dz Dog Mom Here!

If Ziva would leave the bandages alone I bet her nail would heal quicker, we have about 1 more week on the antibiotics with her. I can't tell if it's getting better or not, but at least it isn't getting any worse. If this doesn't work the vet wants to check for a fungal/bacterial infection under the nail and maybe do a biopsy, but I think she'd benefit just having the nail removed and letting it start over fresh. OUCH!

Anyways, wish us luck! Looks like we also need to readdress Dante's nose issue. I'll have an update on that later.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday Madness!

Mum's Lost Her Mind...


Last year we got to test out Ultra Paws Skijor equipment and boots! Well guess what? The snow is coming, the snow is coming!!

Time to break out those boots and get the pups used to them again!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Turkey Day!!

I love looking back at old posts, here was our list of things we were thankful for back in 2014 - HERE.

Happy Thanksgiving Furfriends!

No matter what your political stance, or the things you may be going through in your life right now it's time to remember what it is we are all thankful for, and what really matters in our lives.

Things We Are Thankful For - 

We closed on our property in September! It took a little longer than we had hoped, but we did it!

We are living together as a family, on our gorgeous piece of property. Happily working away, getting the property back to it's old glory and prepping our house site.

We're thankful for our snuggly well-mannered dogs! If Ziva was still going through her destructive puppy phase (Battle of the Bed HERE.) this would be EXTREMELY difficult for us since we're living in tiny quarters. Welcome To Our Tiny Home - HERE.

We're thankful for our wonderful family who has helped us out with our move, and all of our new friends we've met along the way!

Happy Thanksgiving!
We hope you have a wonderful turkey day
 and get to spend it with those you love!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Kimbra's K9 Crunchies!

Kimbra's K9 Crunchies

Guess who our new friend is? Kimbra from K9 Crunchies!

Dante and Ziva are generally snobs when it comes to dog treats..if it's not cheese, freeze dried or meat jerky they really aren't into it. Crunchy treats don't normally hold much appeal to these guys. UNTIL NOW. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Beware the Ninja!

Under Cover Ninja!

Dante's most favoritist game in the ENTIRE world is to play tug. He'll drive you crazy if it means that he can get a quick game in. In fact sometimes I'll be standing outside minding my own business and then boom! A slobbery toy knocks me in the legs...

Yup, that's the one..

When we first adopted Dante all we did was play tug, and we realized the game seemed to be wearing us out more than it was him. And he didn't play fetch.
One day the hubby saw a golden opportunity, fetch and tug! He took Dante's kong toy, dropped a natural rope through the hole and tied it off!

Friday, November 4, 2016

My Big Brindle Baby..

World's Biggest Baby Alert.

Know who is the worlds biggest baby?

This face right here...

So for starters, we have internet again!! HOORAY! Now we can catch up on all of our fun - and not so fun, adventures!

Ok, so back to Dante being a big baby. I can prove it!

Evidence #1

At this point we're pushing three weeks ago that Ziva broke another nail, her first broken nail was a few months ago and that one has since healed. But this one she broke differently, to put it into perspective and to give you a mental picture.. somehow she managed to not just break this nail, but completely bust it! Unfortunately we've dealt with this rather frequently with her - Accident Prone Puppy HERE.  I guess the one good thing though is that at this point we know how to care for broken nails, and when to call it quits and go to the vet.

It's not as bad as it looks! It's actually healing quite nicely. 

After two weeks Ziva's nail was looking really good, we were keeping it clean, soaking it nightly and changing the bandage, and we weren't allowing her to run around like a maniac. But two weeks into it the nail was still causing her some discomfort and she wasn't wanting to put much pressure on her paw. So we called our new local vet and decided to give him a try, he was recommended by one of our nice new neighbors and I always love recommendations. What a dream! Our new vet and his staff were calm, patient, and had great bedside manners with Ziva!

Let me know if you need a good Southern Oregon Veterinarian!

Of course it helps that she's a pitty princess and she knows it! She is so trusting of humans she's always been easy to work with at the vet's office.  So our new vet took a look at the nail, and she was a superstar, we ended up having her sedated to attempt to get the nail off - NOPE it's on tight! But he did clip it closer. And then he sent us home with instructions to keep up our soaking/wrapping/and light playtime. At this point we're just hoping it falls off.

Evidence #2

Ziva let us fiddle with her nail long before we brought her into the vet. And by fiddle I mean use a cotton swab to gently clean out the dirt underneath the nail - OUCH! It hurt but some patience and lots of love got the job done.

Back To The Big Baby...

We've been doing a lot of building on our new property, you can check out those fun stories on my other blog:

As we've been building we've been working really hard to maintain a clean ground and working area both for us and the dogs since they like to be involved. We pick up nails immediately after we drop them, clean up, and put away everything when we're done for the day. 

Well, somehow Dante managed to slice his metacarpal pad on his front right paw. It's a super clean slice, so it couldn't have been a nail and we've been scratching our heads ever since trying to figure out how he did it! Our best guess is that he managed to cut it open on a sharp rock because we do have a lot of those around here.

Evidence #3

You would have thought we were killing him when we tried to soak his paw! Between the yips, moans, groans, grumbles of some growling.. Lots of treats and patience later, we finally managed to soak his paw, clean it with some bactine, and bandage it up slathered in neosporin.

Poor big baby, thankfully we're onto day three and things have gotten much easier. I was even able to bandage his paw without Dz Dog Dad's help last night! #ThePowerofPositiveTraining  Lots of cooing at him, treats, rubbing his face super slowly while soaking his paw, and quiet talking we got it done no yips, yipes, grunts, or growls about it folks!

Whew! This mama is getting her first aid practice in for sure! All these injuries recently, even Dz Dog Dad had to get in on the fun and managed to slice a finger with a utility blade this week! (He's ok!)

"Maybe if I hide behind my sister mom won't notice me.."
 Wish us luck! Hopefully we'll have an injury free weekend!

Any big babies in your house?

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