Easter Egg Surprise!

Weeeeeellllll…. Easter had me rising extra early. Bitsy found her way into my nephew’s chocolate stash which he had apparently hidden beneath in her dog bed while he was over on Saturday. Luckily, it looks like she only got into 2 pieces, but it was enough to cause lots of digestive upset….

So, being the dog dad that I am – I looked up what to do when it was coming out both ends… and apparently, pumpkins are the way to go. Found this vet online – http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/26/dealing-with-dog-diarrhea.aspx?x_cid=20160328_ranart_dealing-with-dog-diarrhea_facebookpets – she seems pretty legit. I wish it were easier to follow her blog. What do you normally feed your dog when their tummy is upset?

Despite my beautiful girl not feeling well, I got a picture of her in her Easter bandana. I love that my groomer does this. It makes me feel like it’s extra special when she goes. I’m not sure a fan of the super cropped ears though. I prefer when they leave them a little longer.

Brad Nierenberg

 

 

Spring, is that you?

I have been spending some time traveling as of late — it’s that spring time buzz that gets me going. The idea of snow being done and the critters coming back out makes me get excited. The trees start to bud, the birds come back, and I saw a bunny in my back yard yesterday. The one thing I can say for sure is that snow can be fun, but I’ll take sun any day.

Bitsy has been a great road warrior with me. Something that I wish she’d do is hang her head out the window of the car. But I’m guessing that the wind bothers her eyes. She has very wet eyes, and though my vet tells me that this is normal for the breed, I think that the wet fur mixed with wind is why she doesn’t like it.

I’ve considered doggy goggles, but I feel like she’s too dignified for that… now if Ray Bans made them, then she could ride in style, but the ones I’ve found are just goofy looking.

Over the past 3 weeks, we’ve traveled to New York, New Jersey, Maryland, DC, Philadelphia and Ohio. We’ve been taking in the sites and sounds before I settle into a new, more permanent job.

I want to head back to DC for their Cherry Blossom festival. I met some cool people when I visited – not at all like House of Cards… then again, I didn’t visit the White House. I’m sure it’s different there.

I’ve been feeling kind of lonely lately, and I think Bitsy can sense it, so she’s been getting closer and more underfoot. I accidentally stepped on her tail while she was wagging it – (a feat might I add) and nearly killed myself trying to get off it without hurting her. But, as always, she just shook it off and acted like nothing happened… I was very relieved. How do you keep smaller dogs from getting under foot? Also, if you have any tips for the extra wet eyes, I’d be all ears.