We were asked to please not walk on the flowers. So far 2 of those little purple flowers have gotten squished by somepuppy’s foot (and until you have a footprint kit and are a member of NCIS , you will never know the guilty pawty.)
Well, as you probably guessed from the title there were assorted feet incidents. First, Missy’s dew claw got caught in Bella’s collar while playing and it tore her nail. There was lots of wooing (by all) and some blood. Mom cleaned it, put some Neosporin on it, and bandaged it up because these things only happen at 8:00 at night. Missy had to go to the vet the next day. According to mom, she was not cooperative. It took mom and 2 techs to hold her down while the doctor clipped her nails. Then he gave her a shot of “make the dog goofy medicine” so he could work on her dew claw. Mom stayed right there with her and watched what was being done. She got a fancy bandage and was very goofy when she got home. The vet would not let mom bring her home alone and one of the techs rode with mom to help her get Missy in the house. Here’s Missy with her bandage. She’s better now, the bandage is off and she’s running around like nothing ever happened.
Bella went a few days later to get her nails clipped. All 38 pds of her. It took mom and 2 techs to hold her down too! And she ruffed and wooed and kicked those legs and was not very cooperative. Of course everyone thought she was just the prettiest thing and she pranced around and showed off. Mom said she rode in the very back seat of the van like she was a princess. Here’s Bella with her new nylabone. We are now allowed in the room with the red rug. So far, we have been really good and have not eaten the rug or any part of the room, yet.
Well, you guessed it, next was my turn. I finally gained some weight. I’m 44 pds, which made everyone happy because of my assorted tummy issues. I then ran to the exam room as my vet was there and I just love to give him kisses. I’ll reconsider this next time. You see, this was just supposed to be a simple nail clipping. No big deal, right? Not! There was something about dry foot pads and I must be licking them a lot, and then when he got to my back foot, I screamed, and I never do that. He checked it and my right back foot has an “ochie”. He called it an “interdigital cyst.” I called it an “ouchie.” Mom’s attempt at taking a picture of it did not go well. She mumbled something about me paying too much attention to the AO4’s photo classes (and do we have some great photos to share of those sessions.) . Now, I have to take two different kinds of pills and mom has to soak my foot in Epson Salt twice a day. Ha roo roo, you should see her trying to do that. I have to take medicine for the next week and hopefully it will get better, or I will have to have surgery. I hope it gets better b/c I don't want surgery, you see, I don't like being away from mom.
I got a new nylabone too (the wolf version), but it does not last me long, maybe a couple of hours, so mom has to get me a dinosaur bone like the AO4 has. We have it on good authority that even I will have trouble chewing that up. She is going to order me one b/c none of the stores here carry them and the people in the stores are not very helpful here.
We have been helping mom create 3 more dog cookie recipes and she is working on her web site. She sent in the samples to the state for the lab analysis and is waiting on her labels, then she will be able to meet with some people about a license and a permit. We are very excited about this dog cookie thing and these last three new ones are very yummy. (The job market is not very good, she is still sending out her resume and wants to get a part time job at that michael's craft store, and she is waiting on an interview. We can live with part time.) Dad told her she has a job here and he appreciates her and does not want her to do something she will not be happy at. Besides he wants her to pursue her dog cookie thing too! We like dad's idea the best!
Here is a short video of me and Bella playing. It's not the best, but we'll get better.
Husky Hugs to all. MayaMarie