Sunday, February 18, 2007

A big Thank you

A big THANK YOU to everypup who put in a good word with the Big Dog for Sassie's Gma. We didn't go to the bark park last week due to mom's accident but went today and mom asked Sassie's dad how Gma was doing. Sassie's dad said she came thru the surgery fine and is walking around with the help of a walker. You guys are just awesome.

I was taken to the vet by dad this past week along with my 3 kitty sibs. We got shots, licenses and micro-chipped. I got my nails done also. It's the law in Albuquerque that you have to have your pet spayed or neutered or pay a breeder's license fee of $150.00 per animal and $150.00 per litter. Everyone must have a rabies shot and everyone must be microchipped. I don't particularly like going to the vet but it was OK this time. Actually the fun was before the trip. Mom has told dad I don't know how many times the order in which to get us all together. It goes like this:
1. Put Charlie out in the yard temporarily.
2. Get Nerise first by going by her on the bed and suddenly grabbing her and stuffing her in her cage.
3. Get Simon and put him in his cage.
4. Get Worf and put him in his cage.
5. Take kitty cages to truck and put in back.
6. Return to house, get Charlie, lock up house and put Charlie in front of truck.
At Vets, take kitty cages in first and then go back for Charlie. When retrieving from Vet, put Charlie in truck first and then kitty cages.

Well- what really happened! Worf and Simon got caged. By this time Nerise was doing zoomies all around the house, totally freaking out. I was trying to help dad get Nerise. Dad finally had all doors closed to other rooms and Nerise was in the living room. Dad couldn't find Nerise but I knew where she was. I poked my head under the TV table to let dad know where she was (hiding behind the video tower). Dad couldn't see her (grey kitty in black hole) until she lifted her head and he saw her eyes. He grabbed her and stuffed her in her cage. He took all of the kitty cages to the truck and then came back for me. When we came home that night it was snowing. Mom had just gotten home from work so she helped bring all of us in. I was so glad to be home. I was very thirsty. I don't like the vet water so chugged down a lot of my home water. Mom gave me a cookie. I ate most of the cookie and then horked it up because I drank too much water too fast.

Valentine's day - there was 2 inches of snow when my mom woke up to get ready to go to work. She had brought worky work home the previous night (she had heard the weather report and was prepared) so worked from home all day. Dad called in sick as his leg was bothering him and he didn't want to slip and slide everywhere. We got a total of 4 inches of snow on Valentine's day. Later in the day the snow had melted off the roads and mom and dad went out to their favorite Italian restaurant for an early dinner. They were back home by 6pm and fed us then.

I have to say I like my new diet. I get oxtail or beef rib or turkey neck every morning. I get the EVO canned and kibble in the evening sometimes supplemented with beef liver or turkey biscotti or what I can beg from my parent's meal. This morning (before my meaty bone and after the bark park) I got pumpkin mixed with yogurt. I also got some scrambled egg florentine (eggs, cheese, spinach, rosemary).

In addition to the regular dogs (Cookie, Sassie, Baily) there were a bunch of other dogs at the park so I ran and played hard. We got there early this morning so there was about a half hour that dad threw Mr. Ring for me and I chased it. I am one tired dog. I am down for a nap before dinner.



Dachsies Rule said...

We are so glad to hear that Sassie's Grandma is doing well. Never underestimate puppy-power (even if the puppies are a little grown up)! You are so lucky that your humans stayed home. We didn't get any snow (fine by us), so Mom went to work every day. But we did give her lots of Valentine's Day kisses.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Oscar Airedale said...

Wow, sounds like you had a busy week.

Your new diet is sounding yummy!

Oscar x

Murphey said...

That happens to me all the time, I drink a lot of water really fast and then bam, up it comes again. You'd think I would learn, but I don't.

Murph the horkin' dog

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey C-K-C,
You really had a busy few days. Too bad you barfed up your cookie. I Butchy am like a camel (that's what Mama calls me) I won't drink for hours then I drink for about 5 minutes without stopping. Then sometimes I burp really big and if I've eaten something recent, it comes up too, hee hee! I actually did that this morning. Mama was not pleased. Have a great week!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Fu Fu said...

Woh.. glad to hear that your new diet is working out for you. :)
Your mum really got a great order for doing things huh. :) Hope her eye is better now

~ fufu

Jackson said...

Hey, thanks for dropping by my blog. Peanut butter is the best! It's my favourite thing ever. Hope the vet wasn't too bad. It's OK if you get good treats afterwards. I'm having lots of tests at the vets, but I've also got degenerative disc disease so I can't run about as much as I used to. Still, I'm waited on hand and paw and get lots more fuss! J x

wally said...


thanks for dropping by to give me burpday wishes. woo! i liked your barf story (i have a tendency to swallow before chewing and sometimes it comes back up asking to be chewed.) and all the food descriptions--i'm droolin' here!


ps. i've read about albuquerque's new dog laws. SOME people i know were complaining (even though they don't live there). do you have any opinions about it?

Jessie and Jake said...

Wow that is alot when you guys go to the vet.

There are a lot of rules too for doggies and their moms and dads!

Here in Ontario, Canada - we just have to have our rabies shots.

Both Jess and I have been spayed and neutered and Jess has been mircochipped - but not me - My mom forgot to sign it off on the form!

Sunshade said...

OMG C-K-C, I hope your mommy is okay. I'm sorry I've been away for so long and only just saw what happened now (see mum, this is why I need my computer time everyday!!!).

I'm glad you are liking your new diet, I love it, and yes so does STINKY. He can eat a whole chicken carcass now you know with his teeny baby teeth.

Tell you mommy to PLEASE be careful..... oh and hope your daddy's sore bones is better. If he ever needs help with your feline siblings, there is always Miss Sunshade in Vancouver, OK?

ps. have you been feeling more "energetic" since you've been on this diet?? Mummy is curious because a lot of people have noted this after switching to raw/EVO.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Sophie Brador said...

Sounds like a French farce getting all you guys together. Hope the kitties got over it all.

wally said...

Hey Charlie!

Thanks for the info on the Albequerque law. My mawma thinks it sounds pretty good but she's on a breed list (I won't say what breed to protect the innocent!) who are adamantly opposed to it because the say it interferes with their RIGHT to own a dog.


ps. i hope your mum's face is doing better! ouch!

pps. evo rules! i eat evo (with other kibble n' meat). are you eating the all red meat one?

Marvin The Dog said...

You certainly had a busy time!

love and licks Marvin (ps found your Blog at long last! have put a link to yours on mine if that is ok?)

Marv xxxx

Joe Stains said...

sounds like quite a week, I would love to taste some oxtail, it sounds awesome!!

Marvin The Dog said...

so pleased to hear your good news!

Puppy Power Rocks!

love and licks to Holly and your family

from Marvin xxxxxxx

love from Jeannie tooooooooooo!

Chelsea said...

Hey there,

Your diet sounds interesting! And yummy. drool..........
I am the only furchild in my house so going to the vet is pretty easy...well, for the humans anyways.


e said...

DO you have pictures of what you eat?


Hammer said...

Dear Charlie

We're so pleased that Sassie's Grandma is doing fine.

Your diet sounds like ours. Our diet is primarily natural but mum is going for 100% natural now. She is formulating a diet for us based on Dr Pitcairn from the USA and Dr Billinghurst from Aussie.

Love from your Aussie friend, Hammer