Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday my humom had to work. She had the tv on and always tries to sneak a peek at it while making herself beautiful. Of course, her attention was grabbed when she heard the word 'dog' mentioned and she ran into the room. She actually scared me awake! We proceeded to watch this video and what transpired of a HUKSY robbing a store!
WAIT!!!! That looked like my Cousin Rocco! Do they have a crime stopper number that I can call? I wonder what the reward is???? Maybe a rawhide bone a day for a year? Wow....that would be a huge reward, if you ask me. I can't pick up the phone and call myself...and my humom won't because she says she knows it isn't Rocco....but I feel it in my bones it's him! He's such a sneeky husky that I woundn't put it past him to do something like that.
I am off to investigate this some more. Going to try and find a mug shot of Rocco and compare the two. Some investigation work...then maybe someone will believe me.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
All humans should pay attention to what is feed to your dog. An occasional treat for him is okay, but significant departures from your dog;s usual diet can easily trigger indigestion. Avoid feeding anything spicy or fatty food. Poutlry bones should be completely avoided as they can easily splinter and break apart and lead to serious problems. While some beef bones can be safe enough for your dog to enjoy, try to be around to supervise. Also, do NOT give your dog chocolate, no matter how much he begs!!!
Make sure to chose dog friendly decoration materials and put them out of reach. Remember that holly and mistletoe are toxic to dogs. Poinsettias, though not as toxic as once thought, can still give your dog's mouth and stomach plenty of trouble. Make sure your Christmas tree is solidly upright and won't tumble down if your dog or kitty tries to climb it. In extreme cases, you may want to attach the tree to the ceiling or a nearby wall. Also make sure you dog cannot drink from the stand. Always make sure to disconnect the tree lights if your dog will be in the room without supervision.
Hope you all have a good Howlidays!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Cheesy Dog Biscuits
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/4 pound margarine -- corn oil
1 clove garlic -- crushed
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup Milk -- or as needed
Grate the cheese into a bowl and let stand until it reaches room temperature. Cream the cheese with the softened margarine, garlic, salt and flour. Add enough milk to form into a ball. Chill for 1/2 hour. Roll onto floured board. Cut into shapes and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until slightly brown, and firm. Makes 2 to 3 dozen, depending on size. Yield: "24 biscuits"
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! I didn't get my nickname "The Treat Monster" for nothing.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Our Siberian Husky Ticoda, "Coda", has been missing since 4/29/08 from Higganum/Durham, CT.Under unfortunate circumstances, he escaped out of the yard with our younger female husky "Foxy". They are escape artists and ran away on several occasions.However, they have ALWAYS made it back home together, they NEVER separated. On this day, something went terribly wrong. Foxy made it back home, but Coda did not. This was very odd.We've spent allot of money in newspaper ads, pet detectives, pet search sites, online ads, fliers, gas, pet psychics..We have had him on our high school public t.v. station HK-TV, WFSB Channel 3 with Scot Haney and Liz Bennett's "Bandits Place". We have sent fliers to animal control offices across the State, animal rescues, animal hospitals.... We have done EVERYTHING that we could think of and are still coming up with new ways to reach out to the world to help us find Coda or get any information on his disappearance.We did have 2 people threaten to shoot our "kids" previous to this day and had a call from a breeder down the street from us stating that our neighbor has shot 3 of her dogs, killing one. We had the State Police question 2 of the people and they denied any wrong doing. But..who would admit to such a horrible crime? Our female Siberian, Foxy, has gone through separation anxiety, depression and an overall change in behavior since Coda went missing. She misses him dearly...when we go for rides in the car, she hangs her head out of the window and I know..she is looking for him.As for myself, there is not one minute that goes by that I do not wonder if he is dead, alive, safe, in danger...it's the most heart wrenching feeling in the world. Every night I go to bed asking why he isn't lying next to me. My house has a empty feeling. I'm lost and miserable without him. We need this nightmare to end. We need closure. We need to get Coda home.
Please help Coda's family in finding him.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
My huMom is so depressed that she missed all these 'colors' because of her job keeping her indoors all day....and she is complaining about what is now behind this season. Shesh...I can't wait.....SNOW!!!!!!!!!
Then...there is my huMom's niece who is here this weekend keeping me company. The thing is...she isn't doing such a good job at it. She is building a CATHOUSE with my dad. What the heck is that all about?
Gosh..I sure hope my head can fit in that hole. :o) Oh...I guess it isn't staying here anyhow. She babysits for a little girl who has a cat that lives outside because their other cat does not get along with it. So..they are building it something to keep warm this winter. That kitty needs a warm husky coat if you ask me!
And for those who asked....I am doing good. I will be going back next month for some more labs. I promise I will make sure my huMom keeps you updated on if they find anything.
Hope all you doggies are out enjoying the wonderful weather this weekend!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
It sure makes me want to take my photos down. I just don't want to be the cause of someone going out and buying one because they saw a pretty husky picture on someones desk.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
My humom still is upset because they can't seem to find out what is going on with me. So, she is now looking to all of YOU for some guidance. If any of you have any ideas what or who my humom can contact, please let us know.
Other then that, I have been enjoying my summer helping planting flowers, chasing squirrels and butterflies, terrorizing the cat and spending lazy evenings laying in the grass with my dad.
Hope everyone else is having a great summer.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Last week, we got a call from our vet telling us that the biopsy sample that was taken showed no signs of cancer. That was good news to hear...but we still didn't have any answers on why her bloodwork was so 'off the charts'. Our vet recommended doing another Ultrasound and Hisopathology 1-2 Specimens (a deeper tissue sample), we just don't know what to do here. Makes me a little mad to see them charging another $200 for an ultrasound we just went through when they could have taken more samples at that time. I don't know...maybe they can't. Anyone know?
I think she is taking after her HuMom as the doctors and dentists always say Mom is a 'puzzle'. She seems to be feeling more spunky these days, but we still would like everyone to keep sending good doggie vibes her way!
Hope everyone has a Happy and Safe 4th of July!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Bailey had to have her tummy shaved for the ultra sound. Poor girl, as she got a bad bruise off of them shaving her. I noticed today that she has gotten a little pink coloring to her skin. We have been trying to keep her out of the sun, but it is kind of hard when we have her out with us and it does hit that area on both sidees.
Does anyone have any ideas for anything that can be put on her? I'm afraid to use anything as she must be licking and scratching that area as well.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The Glyco-flex has kicked in for her and she is acting like a puppy again. Springing around and running around. She still is stiff when she gets up from laying down because of her spine, but we are so happy to see that she doesn't want to stop running around.
I promise I will update everyone as soon as we get any information from the vet. Please continue to keep Bay in your thoughts and prayers!
Bailey's HuMom - Lisa
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Last month, we took her in for her senior wellness exam. They did a CBC and all looked well...except for her Alk.Ptase. The average range is suppose to be somewhere between 13-289....Bailey's was 1,227. Our vet put her on a medication for a month to see if she would do better.
Thursday was Bailey's one month checkup with her medication. Her blood count was taken again and is now at 1,334. Radiographs were taken and her liver looked fine from one view...but from a top view, there was some area that wasn't shaped right. Bailey also showed signs of extreme athritis. We knew she had some because of her two acl surgeries...but we also have begun to notice she was humping up a bit after laying down for awhile. Three of her vertibraes are inverted on her spine now. Our vet explained that they do that to protect itself. Poor girl...we are just so upset for her.
Blood work has been sent off to Marshfield and will be back on Monday or Tuesday and will tell us what might be going on with her. I am trying to think possitive, but we just went through this same senerio in January with Nala, and we lost her. I cannot imagine anything happening to our Bailey as she is the world to us.
Please keep her in your thoughts and send lots of good husky vibes her way.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Hi, can you please help me? My dog Kita ran away on 3/27/08 when she was in the backyard on the leash and her collar broke. She has no tags, but she is microchipped. She is about 5 years old, I rescued her from a humane society 4 years ago and I really miss her. She is very friendly with people, but not so much with other dogs or cats. She loves to run so she could be anywhere by now, I just hope that she's ok. If you have her please contact me ASAP, my son asks where his doggie is everyday! Can call Amy @ 608-798-4996 with any info.
Kita has bery distintive markings, so she should be easy to identify if seen. She lives in Cross Plains, WI...which is in Dane County, just outside of Madison. If you have seen Kita anywhere, please contact her owner, Amy.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Before giving me my bath, my humans decided that I needed some serious brushing. Well, Yeah, I am a husky and I DO shed. There was hair everywhere...and I mean EVERYWHERE! My humans both had on dark pants, but by the time they were done....they were completely coordinating with my attire. :) My huMom just had to get that darn camera out again and take a photo of hair laying on the ground. I mean, seriously, who wants to look at a pile of hair??? The only thing I can see appreciating a pile of my hair sitting around are the birdies that just got free nesting materials from ME!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
My mom got a new job in early November...so she has been really stressed. She worked at her old job for 23 years and when she went back after her hand surgery, was promised her hours back and didn't get them after a year...it was time for a change. She really has to adjust (and so do I!) with her new hours...which means less time for her and I to spend together in the afternoons. I really miss the time that my mom and I used to have every afternoon. Now she doesn't get home until after5 pm.
My dad hasn't been feeling well and my mom is really worried about him. He has a lump in his throat that the doctor told them was something called a goiter. He was on medication to see if it helped but it didn't so now he has to go in and have biopsy. They have been waiting a long time to get in....and he finally goes this Tuesday to get that done. I sure hope my dad is okay...because he is my BEST friend. I love my dad, but I am a daddy's girl and he is really special to me.
Then, at the end of January, we had to say goodbye to my kitty sister, Nala. She started eating the artifical Christmas tree in December and they notice her getting sick a lot with the artifical branch stuff in it. So they took her to the vet, but there was no blockage. She continued to get sick and they couldn't find anything, so they did an endoscopy and found seven leisons in her. They sent them off, and in the meantime...she ended up going to another clinic to have an ultrasound. The ultrasound and the endoscopy both showed some sort of cancer that had started to affect other organs. My mom was devistated (dad was too) but Nala was a Momma's kitty. They started her on Prednisone that Sunday and by Monday evening, she had litterally given up. My parents were very sad and took Nala away in the Jeep. She laid in the blanket all the way to the clinic on Mom's lap. Mom said their vet cried right along with them the whole time they said goodbye. We all miss her very much.
We had a very long, cold winter with lots of snow here in Wisconsin....not that I minded being a husky...but the snow is just about all melted and the days are getting longer and I get lots of extra time outside in the evenings. My human's niece was out this past weekend and we had a blast. Although, I got tired pretty fast, she wore me out. Teenagers!
I should also mention that we never got the other husky. My mom was worried about her aggressiveness and didn't want anything to happen to me. Mom still wants a friend for me to spend time with during the day as she feels guilty that she is not home as early for me anymore.
Anyhow...that's been what has going on at our end. I'll be catching up with all my husky pals soon!