Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Kennel Again

Mommy had to go to Windsor for work this week. This meant I had to go to the kennel yesterday.  I am using my ibone to type this entry.  When I arrived at the kennel I was the only boarding pup there.  These peepoles bred pugs and only board a small select amount of pups.  Today a second boarder came , a boxer pup.  I have to stay here until Saturday.  

Mommy said it took her seven hours to drive to Windsor including a 45 minute stop.  This is her hotel room.

Right across the river is Detroit.  Mommy brought her passport in case she decides to visit Detroit.  This is Detroit from her hotel window:

Is Mommy really working or is she having a vacation?   Hmmmm.......  I can't wait until Saturday.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Nice Day with Mommy

Today is Sunday and it was a pretty good day.  This morning Mommy took me for a walk around the neighbourhood.  In the afternoon we sat outside in the front yard and watched all the peepoles and pups.  The little Cairn and Miniature Schmauzer that I played with on Friday walked by and stopped to play a bit.  There were two open houses on our street (houses for sale) and it was fun to watch the peepoles coming and going.  Later in the afternoon we were in the backyard and watered plants.  For supper I got a few tastes of the yummy chicken Mommy made.  In the evening I watched Mommy bike on the Octane thing and we watched TV.  It was a nice day at home with Mommy.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Back to the Vet

This morning Mommy didn't put me out to potty and didn't even give me breakfast. She packed me right into the carrying bag and into the car and to the vet.  Yesterday I did my pee pee just before I went to the clinic so I didn't have any to give them for the urine analysis. This morning my bladder was full so they used an ultra sound machine and used a needle to get a pee pee sample.  I was a very good girl and let them get the sample.

After they had the sample the Vet came out and talked to Mommy.  All the test results from yesterday were in and everything is 100%.  We got three pages of results.  It graphed all the things they checked in the blood sample.  Each item has a range between low normal and high normal.  Some things I am low normal, some high normal and some in the middle.  Mommy said this is now our base line that we can use if I get sick.  For example if my normal on something is on the low side then if I all of a sudden check high then it indicates a problem.  On the other paw if my normal is on the high side of normal and being just slightly above that won't be as bad. It also said I was negative for heart worm, negative for Lyme but I did have antibodies for Lyme from my vaccination (which is good) and my poopy sample was clear.  Now we just need to wait until tomorrow for the urine analysis. Pretty high tech stuff!  This all cost Mommy $600.  She said because I am the only pup she can afford to do it.  The clinic told Mommy that regardless of where we move or what vet clinic we go to all this information can be transferred over at any time plus Mommy has a paper copy of it that will be filed away for future use. 

Blood Pressure

When I barked my last blog I forgot to bark about getting my blood pressure taken.  Mommy says she has had dogs for years and has never seen blood pressure be taken on a dog.  She said it looked so cute.  They had a little cuff they wrapped around my leg just like they do for peepoles.  It brought back memories to Mommy from the three months she was in the hospital.  When she was in there they took her blood pressure three times per day.  I was even there one day when they did that to Mommy.  So when they took my blood pressure I knew all about it.  It seemed to take awhile for them to get the readings when I was all hooked up but it was painless.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Good Day

Today was a real good day.  First I went to the new vet for my heart worm test. I put on my super cuteness and got all kinds of attention.  The vet talked Mommy into running some blood work on me.  It is for a base line and also I am going to have to go in for a dental so they like to know I am healthy.  The peepoles took blood out of me, emptied my anal glands, took me outside to collect a poopy and some pee pee.  I got lots and lots of attention and even some treats.  After that Mommy took me to work.  This was the first time I have ever been there on a working day.  There are a total of six peepoles that work in the office including Mommy.  Of course they all loved me and I got a bunch more attention.  They let me run loose in the office and what fun that was.  The two secretaries sit up front and there were two others and Mommy there.  Mommy and the other two peepoles sit in there own offices.  It was a tough job keeping track of everyone and I went from room to room.  One peepoles played with me.  I also got some yummies getting some carrot, some orange and some bread with peanut butter.  At lunch time Mommy and I went home.  Just as I was getting out of the car a lady walked by with a cairn and a miniature schnauzer.  We played in the front yard which was fun.  Then Mommy and I went into the house for lunch.  I must have made Mommy hungry for peanut butter because she had toast and peanut butter for lunch.  After that Mommy went back to work and I stayed home for an afternoon nap.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

I Am Back!

I can't believe that I haven't been on my blog since April 6th!  That Mommy returns to work and everything falls apart.  I am going to have to give you a quick over view of what has been happening.  Here it is:
1. Everything is going great, thought I would start with that statement so you can just sit back and relax.
2. Mommy has been crazy busy with her job.  She has been working late and even works on Saturdays.  She will take me into the office to work on Saturday or in the evenings.  It is a fun place to be.  I follow Mommy all over the office.  We go to the photocopy room, to the kitchen, to the secretary spot, to the bathroom, to the board room, to the library etc.  My favourite place is to the big grassed area in the front.  I make Mommy take breaks and go outside.  Fun, fun, fun......
3, Mommy has been taking me for walks around the neighbourhood which is fun.
4. Mommy has been taking me to a place called Lake Ontario park.  It is right on Lake Ontario and is a great place to sniff around.  Lots to see too!
5. I went to the kennel for the first time since moving here.  It was just for one sleep when Mommy went to Toronto for work.  Mommy got to experience Toronto driving and she made it there and back in one piece.  The new kennel people were nice.
6. We have lawn care guys who come to my house once per week.  Mommy says she works too much to be able to do all the work around here.  They make for some good barking. The previous people didn't care for the yard so we have lots of yellow flowers in our lawn.  Mommy hopes we can get it looking better.  The guy said it will take a couple of years to straighten it out.  We are using lots of grass seed, fertilizer and weed spray stuff.
7. Mommy is all happy about ordering a retractable awning for our deck.  Our deck faces south so we get sun there all the time.  Mommy says I will enjoy laying out there in the shade this summer.  Hopefully it will be installed in about a week.
8. On Friday I have to go to the vet for my heart worm test.  It should be okay.  I put my cuteness on and get lots of attention.
9. Next week Mommy has to go to Windsor for her job so I go back to the kennel.  I should have lots to bark about after that.

I think that about covers the highlights.  I hope to be back barking more regular now.  Now I have to catch up on what you pups have been up to.  I hope you haven't forgot about me.