Friday, July 5, 2013

Hello Stranger

It's been so long since I last posted. I guess I just got a bit busy and forgot about this blogging thing. I was on Yelp earlier and saw that my profile had a link to my blog and I thought, I should remove that since I don't blog anymore...since there was no edit button I clicked on the link to take me to my blog and low and behold I see that I have one follower!  And it's not even my husband - a real life person!!! A BIG THANK YOU to Eric!!! Don't know why you're interested in my blog, don't care, just happy to have you!

Anyway, since my last blog, well, a lot has happened. Long story short, we now have 3 dogs and 2 guinea pigs - and it's all due to Rootin, our loveable, socially challenged corgi. My husband was unhappy with his career and wanted to do something different, figured out that his love for Rootin extended beyond just Rootin, but to all dogs and all animals. He graduated with his AA last year in Veterinary Technology and is now a registered veterinary technician (RVT)!

So with a resident expert in the house, it was only a matter of time before we we became pet hoarders :)

Breakdown of the doggies (although we have the piggies, I will only focus on dogs in this blog)
Rootin is our first dog so he will always hold a special place in our hearts. He's a Pembroke Welsh Corgi that we adopted in 2009, one month before his 5th birthday from Oroville, CA (just south of Chico). He was abused in his former life so he comes with many issues as one can imagine, however he's working on them and has been making many baby steps. Rooten will be 9 in September.

Mochiko is a Miniature Pinscher that we adopted from Shake Wiggle N' Roll in 2011. She was 6 when we got her from an old woman who purchased her to be a lap dog and gave her up when all 13 pounds of her became too much for the woman to handle. She was well loved in her first life, but never properly socialized. Since she's used to being a lap dog, she always needs to be sitting with, or more than likely on, someone. Mochiko turned 8 in February.

Grammie is an Affenpinscher found by BAD RAP in 2011. BAD RAP is a Pit Bull rescue organization in Oakland, CA that was heavily involved in rehabilitating the Michal Vic dogs. When Grammie was found she was starving, emaciated, had maggots in her right ear, and was blind in both eyes (cataracts). She was already a senior dog, age unknown, but at least 10. The call went out to foster her for the last 2-3 weeks of her life as they really didn't think she would live beyond that - here we are almost 2 whole years later and Grammie is doing great and part of our wonderful family of misfits! Yes, she is our first foster failure (as I'm sure there will be many others in our future). Grammie is at least 12 years young.

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for reading - till next time!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Can Dogs Get a Cold?

I don't know...All I know is that my husband was sick the last two weeks and now I'm sick and I hope that Rooten doesn't get sick too!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Dog Happy You

It's a book that we picked up at PetSmart one day because we had some store credit. It was a great accidental find. We like it for the following reasons:

- Easy to read
- Succinct and good advice
- Explanations for why hey recommend things
- Topics grouped by chapters
- Simple illustrations

And that's why I recommend Happy Dog Happy You by Arden Moore

Friday, November 27, 2009


Rootin's crack. As he was eating his piece of banana (laced with benedryl) he was drooling - as he was eating it!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Rooten had a long day out today in Brentwood where we teased him with good food all day long and only gave him his doggie food. Poor guy.

At one point I went to pick him up and put him on my lap but failed to get off my lazy behind and tried to bend over and pick him up. The result was me almost dropping him and likely hitting his penis and causing him to yelp :(

Bad mommy! I learned my lesson and will always get off the chair to pick him up in the future (unless it's a very short chair, you know, like those kids chairs at elementary schools).

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful to be Feeling Better

Yesterday was Rootin's first follow-up visit with the dermatologist and although he still has mites, he is starting to get a lot better. His hair is growing back in spots where he previously had mites, and his overall spirits seem very high. He's flea free - yay!!!

He seems to be responding well to treatment and is a lot happier - we're so thankful that he is doing so well!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Feeling Better

The past several weeks has been difficult for Rootin with all the medications and treatments that he's been on to correct his problems. It's been difficult for us also to have to give him constant treatments, however, we have seen many improvements in his overall health including a softer, darker coat, constant playfulness, more greets of kissess at the door, and general happiness.

We hope that this is a long term fix as we hate to see him suffer.