Saturday, July 31, 2010

Out of State Visitor

Mama's Cousin Bev came to visit us!  I met her when I was just a baby, in fact she got to hold me before mama did!
Cousin Bev became my Frisbee Buddy!
We had a great time while she was up here, look at Grandma smile! Cousin Bev  has decided she wants to get a puppy just like me but a little girl.  Mama is going to help her find one after  she gets moved into her new house!
Bye Cousin Bev, we are going to miss you!  See you next year!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Just swimming in the rain...

I'm swimming in the rain...just swimming in the rain...what a glorious feeling, I'm happy again!
Little Penny is thinkin' "Did I just see the LochNess Monster out of the corner of my marbled eye?"

Hey Mom! I got water in my ear!!!
I'm all shook up!
I'm a gonna keep an eye on you!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Colored Pencil Portrait

Karen Hull did a beautiful colored pencil drawing of Ryker a while back. I said I would post it again once I found a frame and hung it up.

      Ryker and I love it!                     http://www.etsy.com/shop/KarenHull

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Roof Top Frisbee Anyone??

             We were having a great game of Rooftop Frisbee when "someone" got heavy handed!

                           So I gave him a wood handled whisk broom to knock it out of the tree...
                                             Go figure!
                                         Well, the recovery was made and on went the game....
                                          What a great day filled with fun in the sun!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Things I Always Keep on Hand as a Pet Owner

I have a few things that I am never without around the house for my pets.
A good Probiotic like Fortiflora. I have a cat with Eosinophilic granuloma which is an auto immune disorder of the skin. We tried all kinds of things the vet recommended including large doses of Prednisone. What has worked is Fortiflora...it is an immune system booster. When your gut is working better your whole body is stronger. I use it when ever my pets are stressed or exposed to anything no good for them ...as in ate a mouse! Drank from the stream. Got into someones garbage, having loose stools, etc. I have also heard that adding a little ground sage to their food is not a bad idea if they have eaten something nasty.

The next item I always keep on hand is Rescue® Remedy liquid. It acts as a sedative to reduce stress. I carry a small bottle in my purse in case of an accident as stress is very detrimental to an animal in cases of trauma or injury.
I keep Traumeel oral drops to reduce the inflammation that occurs with strains, sprains, and bruises. Ryker is a very active dog and occasional pulls a muscle and homeopathic Traumeel eases his discomfort and gets him back in the action sooner.
One last product that I swear by and just kept me out of the hospital is ASAP Silver. I got bit by my moms cat recently. He had a infected toe and I was soaking it daily and squeezing the pus out of it when he bit me. It swelled up about 3 inches across(red,hotand tender), turning into cellulitis.
I started to get a red streak up my arm. I began putting the ASAP gel on it and drinking two tsp. a day and it was gone in 3-4 days. Usually cases like that end up on I.V. home antibiotic pumps for a week or two. Not fun.
Kitty got a shot of long acting Abx. and I soaked his toe in the ASAP and then put the gel on it as well...it is all healed up! This stuff is a really good antiseptic and kills most viruses and bacteria.
Their website is under construction but when they get it finished you can read about all the hospitals and research than has been done on this product. It is impressive.

OK, I'll get off my soap box now. I do not sell any of these products or profit in any way. I just wanted to share some of my favorite pet health products with my friends. I also bought VIP pet health insurance for Ryker and hope we never have to use it!

Good health and long life to all our furry friends!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Mom had a bad experience with spiders as a child and is afraid of them still. I didn't want to frighten her but we have the most beautiful spider living on the stair rail of our house. Just look and see if you don't agree.
I think I'll name her Charlotte. Is that a nest of babies?

Here she is dining on some poor fool who got fouled in her web. Mothers have to keep up their energy!

I enjoy watching her. Mom almost named me Wilbur...can you believe it!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Puppies are being placed, going, going, gone!

Ryker's new little siblings are 9 weeks old and leaving the nest. Two are left, both blue merle females, Chena (on top) and Nala.

Grandma Kelsey has only 2 puppies left in her nest. One black tri male and one female blue merle. There are some lucky new parents out there! Best of luck to the new pups and their new families! And a big Welcome to Kirby and his parents! http://kirbypuppy.blogspot.com/

twas a warm summer night...and Ryker was flying... the mosquitoes were biting, and I am itching!

Crab walk??

Friday, July 16, 2010

Garden Helper

Ryker has been hanging out in the gardens again...

Kiwi's and strawberries...yum!
The peony's have finally bloomed, this one is awash in lillies.
Mom's first try at dahlias

She likes them and plans to grow them again next year. I think they are pretty and pretty big!

Thanks for joining me in the garden again, it is an ever evolving project for my mom.

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