The Dogs

Puppy Art

HIIIII SOPHEE HERE!

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I got bored in my crate, so I thought I would surprise the humans with my beautiful artwork.. they weren’t too please with me. My mom human said “Well at least I’m refinishing this in the spring”, what ever that means.

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I worked SO hard on it human! I spent hours here and there sneakily nibbleing away, ugh I can’t believe they didn’t like it, like I just can’t belive it! Well maybe I’ll just have to make it more of a bang next time, who knows these humans don’t understand my genious I suppose.

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Anyways I’ll let you guys be the judge, Check out the picture I linked and see if you understand the beauty in my work. My humans have no taste in my art.

Sincerely,

One angry Soph!

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Barktastic Greetings

Oh hai Bently here! I just love when visitors come over to see me, however I go through a few stages before I can calm down and relax.

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First I MUST alert the humans! It’s an intruder! Bark bark bark, Pure panic and anxiety kicks me into high gear, bark bark bark.

Then I absolutely must jump all over them, hiya! take that! Normally by this point I recognize their scent making me so excited to see them, OH WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN! ITS BEEN DOG YEARS! Still of course I must jump all over them to show my excitement, even the occasional bark, just to say I love you.

Then and only then I will find the closest toy.. sometimes it may even be a mitten or a hat, to bring to the visitor; not as a gift but just to show them all of my bark-tastic stuff of course. I prefer not to share if I don’t have to.

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When the visitor finally is able to sit down through the chaos I’ve created with my jumping, barking, and excited energy; I’ll give them a few last kisses and then lay down for a nap phewwf, I’m pooped!

Greetings have gotten me even MORE excited since Soph joined the family! She’s just so curious about every barking thing I do! The difference, for some reason, When the human says no to jumping; get this, she actually STOPS jumping. Just wagging her tail like its some kind of weapon; oh the tail! That’ll be story for another time, Oh that pesky tail, always getting me in the face!

The humans have grown to love my stages with visitors, but seeing Soph’s way of greeting has shown me a new perspective. I wonder how other dogs in other homes greet the visitors to their pack. Leave a comment below, tell us you pawesome way of greeting in your pack! We love hearing from you!

Sincerely,

The Bently

DIY- Do It Yourself · The Cats

Catio

Luka here,

So Last summer the human came up with this great idea, as we are royalty house cats, and have “no street smarts”, as the humans would say. No clue as to what that means, but regardless we wanted to be outside to sun tan on beautiful Canadian summer days, watching the birds and the squirrels as they scurry about.

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The mom human did some “research” as she called it, coming of up a design for the creation she called a “catio”. I wasn’t so keen on the idea, as it involved building, which in turn would make noise, horrible racket, and the mess, oh my catgod.

But she didnt listen to me, to be honest I’m glad she didn’t because I abosolutly love it- don’t tell her I told you though, I like to keep her on her toes.

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The catio an inclosed area outside, with scratchers, and shelves; to climb sleep and observe. What a fantastic idea, it keeps us safe but allows us the freedom to be outside- she even added a little cat door through the kitchen window, so we could come and go as we please! Because you know us cats, we can never decide if we want in or out.

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Check it out, let us know what you think, and if you have something similar we would love to hear about it or even see a picture!

Sincerly,

The queen of this house

Luka

Pet Care & Wellness · The Cats

Crystals- The Enemy

Jaxon here,

So a few months back I fell very ill, the humans were so worried they rushed me to the hospital. I tried to protest, I hate the hospital. But they insisted, and I was in no state to put up much of a fight. My belly hurt so bad, I was hot, then cold. I couldn’t pee, I thought maybe it was my litter box causing me so much pain; so I attempted to go on the floor. Nothing would come out but dibbles.IMG_2938

Then at the vet they rushed me away from my humans to the back room.

     The doctors said it didn’t look good, my bladder was so full and I couldn’t get enough urine out; putting my kidneys at risk.

She explained it as “crystals”, and they would need to do a test to find out what type of crystals it was. Not long after the test was preformed she told my humans there was good news and bad news, the bad news was it was crystals; but the good news was it was struvite crystals- the kind that can be broken down with special food!

Another  postive too, was my humans bringing me in so fast, because I still had some urine making its way out- and I wasn’t completly blocked, the doctor decided there was a chance to break down the crystals with some medicated food, along with some pain medication, and muscle relaxers; they would however, have to drain my bladder that day, and probably would have to again the second day. My humans agreed to give it a chance before pushing for surgery. But it would be serious, the doctor said I would need to be monitored consisently for the next few days, incase of complication they would have to rush me in for surgery.

   After the procedure of draining my bladder, given some pain meds and muscle relaxers, the humans took me home along with the medication and special food.

It was a battle, the mom human layed with me on the floor of the spare room all night, checking me, cleaning my pee dipples up and putting down fresh pee pads. I could see the worry and fear in her eyes; but the fact that she was with me and not leaving my side gave me strength. It was a really touch and go night, but the medication helped me sleep here and there. My mom had to push some of the food into me with a food syring to get me to eat, I know I was suppose to, I just didn’t feel good so I couldn’t on my own.

   The next day I was feeling a little better; mind you I was still in trumendous pain, and the medication made me a little dopey. But I had the drive to keep fighting, I started eating a little on my own.

My humans were so relieved my mom even teared up, she was with me all that day too. I was even able to start getting more urine out on my own, but my blatter was still filling up faster than I could get it out; so my mom human packed me up with all of my paper work in toe, and we drove back to the hospital; calling them along the way to let them know we were coming.

    The doctor checked me over again and decided I would need my bladder drained one more time, but if it needed it a third time I would need the surgery; but she was quit impressed with me seeing that I was starting to get a fair amount out on my own too.

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   So they did the procedure one more time, this time it was game time; I had to push myself a eat, take my medication like the boss cat I am.

When I got home I ate almost an entire cat of medication food, my humans were so surprised! By that night I was peeing more and more freaquently too! My humans were so impressed by how I had perked up that I even got some visits from my other fur pals; that made me feel better, being able to snuggle with them again.

After the main battle was over I was getting back to my old self in no time, I would still need to stay on the special diet to ensure the crystals didn’t come back; but I was where I needed to be, home with my family.

    I lived to tell the tail, but for many felines out there it’s too late.

Always make sure to keep an eye on your feline’s litter box habbits, one sign of discomfort is they stop using their litter box. Also be sure they get the proper amount of water daily, and feed wet food along with kibble to ensure the quantity of water is correct to flush away any crystals or keep them from  forming all together.

     Any sign of unusual litter box behaviour and your human should call your doctor, incase its serious. For more information I have linked some great websites to check out, should you be curious about the condition “Crystals”, Even our canine pals can get them- though they are slightly different, but the best way to find out more is by simply talking to your vet, they are trained professionals, there to help.

Thanks for reading my story, and I’ll see you next time,

Sincerly,

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Jaxon

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Eclinpath.com – Cornell University College of Veternary Medicine

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Meeting of the Soph

       Well it has been fairly interesting around here the last couple of months; I have a sister.. she looks nothing like me though. But my humans say I have to be nice. So me being a good boy I gave it a shot,  and you know what? I just think I might like this sister thing!

         The humans call her Sophee; I call her hyper ball of fur! I can’t believe it, I just can’t; she was the size of my head when the humans brought her home… and she is already taller than I am!

        We have lots of fun though, however, every once in a while she tries to steal my toys and I steal them back and it just goes on and on, back and forth until I give in. I guess shes pretty funny if you look at it from another perspective.

        But it looks like shes here to stay so I’ll just have to share my toy. hmph not to please about that part.