Posts Tagged: pets

Salem and Baxter

Our new kitten Salem was born on August 15th, and we adopted him on October 15th. Our new puppy Baxter was born on November 29th, and we adopted him on February 2nd. His mom is a Corgi. We’re not sure about dad. He may have been a spaniel? We think that’s possible because of the

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Spike health update

I didn’t mention it here yet, but the other thing I’ve been doing all week is looking after my dog Spike. I little while ago, we discovered a small tumor on his neck, and on Tuesday, I took him in for surgery to have it removed. He’s been under the weather ever since; the incision

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Melamine has been added to pet food for years

According to the New York Times. My first cat Idgie died of renal failure. Now I’m upset that maybe it didn’t have to happen. UPDATE: Scientists are figuring out how the melamine contaminate reacts with other ingredients to kill pets. Dr. Perry Martos and colleagues from the Agriculture and Food Laboratory at Guelph’s Laboratory Services

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Friday Cat and Dog Blogging

Spike helps assemble the Ikea laptop desk. Huckleberry and Drusilla lounging around. Stephanie’s Mom’s dog. Little Monkey Steph and Stephanie. Michelle’s new kitten Spike at Grandpa Doug’s house

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Spike Helps Out

Spike helps me build the console table for our entryway. He’s so helpful. He also helped with my taxes, and the paperwork for my house sale. What a great dog. See the pictures on Flickr.

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Things that are poisonous to pets

It’s not just chocolate and onions, but also grapes and a whole host of other things that are edible for humans but not for dogs and cats. Very useful to information from petalia.com. Also, other common household products that you should keep away from pets. More about grapes and raisins, which can cause renal failure

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Chihuahua/Shih Tzu Mix dog is Smallest in World

According to this article… A British woman is claiming to be the owner of the world’s smallest dog. Tiny Tim is still a puppy but his owner Mandy Marks said he has not grown since he was 4 weeks old. At four inches tall at the shoulder, he is the smallest dog on record. He’s

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September 20th, 2002

Everybody seems to be remarking on the 1-year anniversary of the tornado that struck Indianapolis. I tend to remember the date because it was day I learned that my cat Idgie was dying. I had to have her put to sleep the next day. I sat down today with Dru and Huck and Annabelle and

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TV Dogs

Brush up on your canine TV history with this list of fictional dogs in live-action television. “What’s that Lassie? Timmy fell down the well?!”

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Spike, the doggie host

Pepper came over to see Spike last night. Spike was quite the host. First he humped Pepper (I’ve never seen him do that before!) and then he peed on the carpet. Twice. Which makes him almost as good a host as I am. 🙂 I love my dog. I think I should send Mark Ryden

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Doggie News

Spike went to the vet today. He got his first shot, and he got flea medicine. He also got some gluecose, because he has low blood sugar, which is common for tiny doggies. That’s why they shiver even when it’s not cold. He just has to have glucose three times a day at meals. Fortunately,

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My Precious New Baby

Tonight after work I get to bring my brand new puppy Spike home. I think I have everything ready. We’ve got: kennel, baby gates, collar, leash, tie-up line for outside, puppy chow, canned puppy food, puppy biscuits, training treats, nylabones, chew bones, a kong toy, a stuffed hippo, a brush, a fine-tooth comb, puppy shampoo,

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Missing Idgie, and visiting Spike

Whenever I’m home, I hear a noise, and think it’s Idgie. I start to look around, and then I remember. When I walk in the door after work, I open the door and say, “I’m home!” to the cat. I didn’t realize I did that every day until last night when I did it, and

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Goodby, Idgie

I had to put Idgie to sleep this morning. There was nothing they could do for her; her kidneys were already in failure and they couldn’t operate. I just lost my best friend.

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My cat Idgie is very sick

My cat Idgie is very sick. It appears from x-rays that she had kidney stones. She’s staying at the vet’s tonight, and tomorrow we have to have another x-ray to make sure that’s what the problem is. If so, I may have to have her put to sleep.

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Idgie keeps attacking Texas

Idgie keeps attacking Texas. I have magnets of all the States I’ve been to on my refrigerator (reproducing the map of the U.S., of course) and the cat keeps attacking and stealing Texas (not because it’s the lowest; she can reach them all.) She never goes after Oklahoma, or Arkansas. Just Texas. I think it’s

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Instructions For Giving Your Cat A Pill

Author Unknown Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close

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