Sunday, January 21, 2007

No bark park and still winter (groan)

It snowed again yesterday and is so cold today (with more snow due in tonight and tomorrow) that we didn't go to the bark park. Mom did get not only her claws done yesterday (something called the french look) but had a massage. Her knees hurt so bad last week she could hardly stand it. The massage lady said she needed to eat beets (she had those for dinner last night) and needed to get some flax seed in her. The lady also said she should eat liver but mom wouldn't go for that (I love liver- mom should have let me eat it!)

Mom also got me something called a doggy pillow bed for nights I sleep inside. It has a nice red plaid top. I wouldn't get on it. Dad took it out to the living room and put it where I usually crawl under his legs. I laid half on and half off it. I'm just not sure I like it. It is so squishy, not hard like the floor and not firm like my straw in my outside crate. Dad says he will continue to put dad smell on it until I get used to laying on it.

Mom got some new sleepy pants this weekend. She really likes the Mutt brand with the dogs and cats on them. They are her favorite at home thing to wear.

Mom also got the FURMINATOR on Ebay and it arrived. She did a preliminary run at me and was astounded at the amount of loose fur she got out of me. She tried it on my long haired kitty sib Worf and squealed with joy. He has a lot of loose undercoat during the winter that usually ends up in mats and needs to be cut out (usually at the vets). She got out a couple of handfuls with just a few strokes and Worf was even purring (he doesn't do that for a slicker brush or comb). She is so sold on the product.

Mom is pretty much better but dad got sick last week. It was a fast cold. He stayed home Thursday and Friday from work and slept a lot and took medicine and got over it quick. Man it is hard keeping your people healthy in the winter! Everyone in this household is totally sick of winter. The highest temp it is supposed to get next week is 40 degrees F. With the temps in the 15 degrees F range at night, mom doesn't want me staying out. She is afraid that my arfritis will get worse. Last night I woke up dad about 3am to go out. I just couldn't stand being inside any longer.

Well- I hear the rattle of little cheese crackers in a bowl so am off to investigate.

C-K-C (begging the big dog to let winter be over)


macgoogle said...

I got to a bark park on the weekend... but it was some good some bad. Don't worry, I am sure that Winter will be clear enough soon for you to return to the bp's and then it will be easier to look after your hoomans.

Love and Licks,
Texas (and his humans).

Bruce the Bird Dog said...

Your mom should have let you eat the liver. So you don't get sicky too.

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey C-K-C,

Isn't the furminator just the best ? My ma and pa are so impressed by it :-)


Cubby said...

Brrr! Winter and rain go away!

Oscar Airedale said...

Mum says she keeps hearing good things about the furminator. If it's better than the slicker brush I'll give it a go.

Hope both mum & dad are healthy soon!

Oscar x

Billy said...


Made it to your post and thank you for your comment. My mom and I had a laugh when we read your sentence about the liver. My mom will do anything but liver. She told me when she was pregnant with her oldest son, the doctor recommended she take iron pills but that those could do something to your daily constitution OR she could eat liver once a week. She decided to eat the liver. Her husband at the time loved liver so he said he would cook it with lots of mushrooms and onions so she wouldn't even taste it. Well she started eating it and was down to the last piece and she started crying saying that she couldn't eat it anymore it was just too much for her. Now I, like you, would have lapped every little bit up, but then again, I'll never know what it tastes like because it will never be cooked in our house. Glad to hear your parents are feeling better and that we aren't the only ones enjoying the cold weather. It's time for summer to come so I can go and sleep in the sun outside. My family is originally from Moncton and now transplanted to Saint John. We've had a nice winter so far, it's only been the last couple of weeks that we've had a bit of cold snap. I'll add your link to mine CKC.


Sunshade said...

You must be like me C-K-C because you get so hot in the house due to the indoor heating that you want to get out. I'm the same way.

Mum got me a canine cooler bed before you know, it's a bed for us warm pups, or for summer, so it's always cool. Let me see if I can find the link.


Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Pippin the flyball dog said...

I don't like squishy beds either C-K-C. But liver, I'm down with. Let us know if you get some.

see you

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Have you tried liver biscotti? Pawsome!

Bussie Kissies

Fu Fu said...

Oh C-k-C. Your doggy pillow bed does sound very comfy

~ fufu

Tin Tin Blogdog said...

Hello there Charlie-gal,

you had me at liver.

I'm so sorry to hear your ma has been barking badly. I really hope she's well on the mend now.

I've had so many beds I've lost count, but ummmm, I've loved all of 'em. I'll sleep anywhere, as long as the ma is nearby. Guess it's my age showing.

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo

Dachsies Rule said...

Liver? There is MORE yummy people food that our Mom won't share? We must be the most mistreated doggies in all of doggiedom.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Isabella said...

Linda make SunShade's mom's Biscotti recipe for me, but also adds 8 oz. of liverwurst to it- I love it! But she has never cooked just liver for. The Humans think it is yucky so they won't eat it or cook it. Dang!
Big Wags,