Mae, Lucy, Harry and Max….
Mae was so excited to see snow this week that I couldn’t get a decent picture….beside herself! Lucy….showing off her new winter coat. And the little Harry with his big brother Max. Saturday dog love!
I know you’ve been missing Mae. Come on, of course you have! She, as usual, has been having quite the life…running, hiking, swimming. But last month she was stung by hornets three different times! NOT fun. The last time, we had been out hiking on the mountain and about half an hour after we got home I looked at her and her entire face was swelling! Luckily a benadryl tablet brought it under control. But she hid in the closet for the next hour!
|The bee-sting lip look?|
I’ve been a bit more careful about avoiding places bees might be, but it’s not easy out in the woods.
|Does she look tired?|
This is a quick post to relate something scary that happened with Mae last night. We were getting ready for bed and she wanted to go out on the porch for a drink, (she has a bubbler fountain on porch) so I opened the door to let her out. She came back inside and my husband yelled to me that she had something in her mouth. Well, it was part of a silver jade plant that is in a pot on the porch, been there all summer along with Aloe and other succulents. We pulled the leaf out of her mouth and within a minute she started having what appeared to be an asthma attack, wheezing and having difficulty breathing!! It lasted about 10 scary minutes and finally she was ok!! A quick check online though told me something I didn’t know….Jade and Aloe are toxic to dogs! While it’s not likely they will consume enough to poison themselves, they can have irritation, stomach upset and other symptoms. I had seen Mae nibble the ends of the aloe but never thought much about it. Who knows why at 11 pm she decided to start eating a jade plant that she has sat next to all summer?? Dogs!!! Anyway, just a heads up if you love succulents and dogs….like Lilies and cats, they might not go together!
Our lake days are fading fast as the water recedes further and further. It is used for irrigation east of the mountains and this year with low snow pack, it hasn’t filled up as the water is drained out, so, we are about a month ahead with very low water. However, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t still enjoying cooling off and paddling around on these very hot days! And Mae, our 5 month old pup, is especially enjoying it!
Since Mae arrived the cats have been fairly annoyed. They feel under appreciated and are irritated every time they see her! So, here’s their moment in the spotlight…..
Blueberry is a 4 yr old sweetie that my daughter got as a kitten from the local “crazy cat lady”. The “crazy cat lady” (does every neighborhood have one?) was actually a really wonderful elderly woman who fed the neighborhood strays, took care of their kittens and rounded up as many as she could to be spayed and neutered. She moved a couple of years ago and oddly, there are very few stray cats now! Maybe they followed her out of town, like the Pied Piper?
The same lovely friend who sent great dog stories, photos and support when Scout passed away sent me this link last night. I can’t even begin to describe how wonderful it is! On so many levels, it is perfect: the scenery, the tribute, the life of dog and owner. I think you all will appreciate it as much as I do~
Denali and Ben Moon (click for video)
Last week we had to say goodbye to our best friend and SUPER DOG, Scout. He gave us his love for over a decade, filled our hearts with joy and gave us enough good dog stories and memories to last a lifetime. We will always miss him. Rest in Peace little buddy. Chase the squirrels in heaven!
|our pup in 2002|
It has been a very very sad time for us but my dog loving friends have helped ease the pain. I’ve heard lots of good stories, also sad stories about their own old dogs. But overall what stands out about every story regarding a best doggie friend, is the love they bring to our lives.