Thursday, January 23, 2020

P is for park - P is for Pinecones

Oh boy - Mom took us somewhere new today - it is called the Doggie Park and all over the ground were these awesome toys that Mom called pine cones and WE LOVE them pine cones. (Dont worry - Mom made sure we didn't eat them - just played with them) They are all crunchy and roll around when you pounce them. We was a bit disappointed that there were no other other doggies to say hello to but we had a great time running around. But guess what else we got to see - guess guess guess - they are small furry creatures that Mom called squirrels. I the Remi dog wasn't very interested in them but Kenzie went into 'pointer dog' mode when he saw one, he just stood absolutely still with one foot up in the air - he is such a dufuss.

Nom nom nom
Crunch crunch crunch
Nom Nom Crunch
SQUIRREL - point point point
More crunch crunch
Kenzie blends into the background

Friday, January 17, 2020

Beach Bums

Mom has been taking us to this wonderful place called "the beach" ...oh wow - there are so many smelly things there. There is there wonderful stuff called sand that is so much fun to roll in and there are things called shells that we try to eat....they are VERY hard salty biscuits. And there are funny bowls of water all over the beach (large cockles) and Mom is always telling us not to drink them from them - but they is bowls of water???? The best of all is "dead stuff" that Mom is always telling us to stay away from - but gosh - it smells so good. Remi managed to sneak in a good roll on a dead crab but that meant we both had to bath when we got home which is totally not fair !
Kenzie
Kenzie
Remi rollin in the sand
Remi being silly
Remi and Kenzie - learning the sit pretty !

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Becoming junior bark rangers

We are 12 weeks old today and after going to vets to get our booster shots Mom took us to a place called the arboretum gardens where she told us we have a very important tradition to carry on - that of becoming bark rangers like our angel brothers Reilly and Denny were. Mom says we did very well...we sniffed and checked out all the pee mail and yes we even left a little of our own! We greeted all the people’s we met so happily and welcomed them to “our” park. We even greeted some doggies and said they were welcome too. Yes...I think we are well on our way to becoming bark rangers.

We are all sleepy now but Mom says we have another adventure this afternoon - we are going to puppy training class!
It’s a long path for little doggies

Hurry up Mom ...you know we can’t stand still!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Growing up sheltie

We is 10 weeks old now and mom says we are so smart.... we can already do sit, stay, shake paw, lay down and come ! She has been taking us walkies and says we are doing so good....we walk at her side and sit when she tells us......but those darn leaves falling off the trees get us every time.....we LOVE dry leaves ...they are the bestest ever toy and we love pouncing on them....but mom doesn’t like us playing with them...she is scared they will make us sick. Moms are such worriers.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Dogosaurus Maximus

So mommy said cousin Max was coming to visit today but we don't know what a cousin or a Max is! What we do know is that suddenly this humongous Dogosaurus Maximus appeared and we were  sure it was going to eat us ! My dogness that thing is massive and has big teeth and drools on us - yuk! And can believe he asked our Mommy what "those annoying floof balls are!"

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Chrispmas......oh boy boxes!

It’s our furst ever Chrispmas and our mommy says we are growing faster than weeds. We knows all about weeds cause mommy is always telling us to stop eating them. We likes this Christmas thing ..we got new toys but the best part was the boxes....oh boy we LOVE boxes. Mommy also gave us our official names today 

We are :
Kenzie Kenzington of Isle de Shetland
And
Remi Remington of Isle de Shetland
This is how we sleep most of the time - mommy calls it the puppy pile

I is Kenzie

And this is me Kenzie as well

This is me - Remi 

And this is me too......Remi

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A gift from Reilly

Hi everyone. I just wanted you all to know that the Dweeb and I are doing just great. He was waiting right there at the end of the rainbow bridge when I arrived and then we went around and said hi to every doggie we knew from our blog who was already here......it took a long time as sadly there are quite a few.

You know this place is kind of odd.....even though we miss our mom and dad a lot....and are sad not to be there....the sadness doesn’t hurt. Nothing hurts here, my arthritis has gone and my feet are perfect, I can run and play and my bark is louder than ever. Oh and you know ...you only have to think about a treat and it just appears..right there before you ...and you can eat as many as you want and never put on weight! And I only have to think about a favorite beach or park and boom....I am there!

But I keep an eyes on my folks and we have been watching our mom and dad and we know that their sadness is really hurting ...especially our moms. We watch her every day when she’s alone and cries ...and we know her heart hurts so much......so we spoke to the BIG DOG and asked if we could do something to help our mom. That night I was there in her dreams ....it was only me cause Dweeb Denny said moms mind was to scary a place to visit. 

Anyway...in the dream mom and I were walking along in the park and mom saw a tag on the ground and picked it up...it had the name “Kenzie” on it. There was nothing else on it .....and mom was confused...so I told her that is for your new puppy and you will need to put your phone number on it when you get him. The next day mom found the link to Kenzie and Remi. The dweeb was supposed to tell mom about Remi.....but he the dweeb after all so we know how that goes.

Mom kept saying she wasn’t ready and it was too soon but I told her it is never too soon to love and that these two little guys needed her as much as she needed them. Dad agreed ...so off they went to get them. We love watching mom smile and laugh again.....even though she still cries a little when she sees our pictures or remembers some special memory. We know those two are going to have the best lives possible ...just like Denny and I did .....and I know they will carry on our legacy of being excellent (but junior) bark rangers soon. We love you mom and dad!

The fun begins

Having two puppies is like having a toy store explode all over the house ...and we LOVE it 😍 

Monday, December 16, 2019

New beginnings

As you all know my heart was broken at the loss of my two beautiful boys Reilly and Denny. I still miss them every single day.....but one thing dogs teach us is how to love and open our hearts. So I would like to introduce you to Kenzie and Remi ....they are 8 weeks old sable Shetland sheepdogs. We drove up to South Carolina over the weekend to get them. Yesterday was the first day I haven’t cried in weeks.....I know my boys are happy and I am pretty sure Reilly helped me find them...a story I will share soon.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Missing my boys


They will not go quietly,
the pets who’ve shared our lives.
In subtle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.
Old habits still can make us think
we hear them at the door
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be,
And, sometimes, coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.
And although time may bring new friends
and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts
belongs to them… and always will.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Run free and bark bark bark sweet Reilly

My beautiful boy, my adventure buddy, my constant companion and my heart dog left us peacefully today. He laid in my lap as his dad and I stroked his beautiful head and told him how much we loved him. My heart is shattered and words are not enough to say how much he meant to me. Run free my sweet Reilly.

Friday, November 22, 2019

A last goodbye

For the past few days I have been trying to put a little tribute together for my sweet Denny - alas I have 8 years of amazing memories and photos and its hard to pick just some. I also find every time I try I end up crying my eyes out. I miss my little guy so much and at the same time am also having to deal with Reilly's liver cancer and the prospect of losing him any day now. Just know we have loved sharing our adventures over the years and loved all the comments and support. Our hearts have broken so many times through the years as we have lost blog buddies and I hope they are all romping, barking like crazy and having the best time over the rainbow bridge.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Run Free My Sweet Little Denny

My beautiful Denny left us this morning..... he went very peacefully in my arms as I softly stroked his beautiful face and told him how much we all loved him. His kidneys had stopped working. Run free my sweet little boy.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Hello dear friends...it is me the Denny. I haven’t been very well lately and could use some power of
the paw to help me get better. Last year I was diagnosed with kidney disease and I already had a bit of a thyroid problem too. I have to eat special food and takes lots of pills but I have been doing okay until the last 6 weeks. Mom noticed I was just nibbling at my food and I have been whimpering a lot. So off we went to see vet because mom though maybe I had a bad toofie. He couldn’t find anything wrong with my toofies or jaw so he ordered some blood tests and they showed my thyroid numbers, kidney function and liver function were all skwiffy. On top of that ...even though I haven’t been eating much I put on weight...but we won’t talk about that !!!!!!!

Anyway .....all those wacky numbers made my vet worry so he sent me off to see an oncologist vet. Thankfully there are no signs of any cancer or tumors but I do have an enlarged liver, my kidneys have a couple of cysts in them (which is normal with my type of kidney Disease) and I have very thick bile in my gall bladder. Now the problem I have is my special food for my kidneys has a high fat content and low protein but to control my gall bladder issue I need a low fat food with higher protein. You can see the dilemma...how do we treat both when they require the total opposite thing! 

My new lady vet is going to consult with a nutritionist vet to see if they can come up with a good diet for me. In the mean time they have added more pills ...that means I now have to take 11 a day. So some power of the paw prayers would be much appreciated and hopefully the pills and diet work so I won’t have to take so many of those yucky things mom tries to disguise as treats! 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Hellllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo out there

Recently our Dad had a health scare that put him in hospital for a few days - he's okay now but Mom decided he needed a break and a rest from the stresses of work. So they booked a little cottage in a place called Cedar Keys which is on the gulf side of Florida. Now unfortunately the cottage only allowed one pet.... which was fine by me - I was happy to leave the Dweeb Denny home but NOOOOO Mom said that wouldn't be right...bah humbug I said !

Now being that we are "senior citizen" pups these days (or so Mom says - personally I still think I am a young pup!) and have a strict medicine routine and yes - we tend to go boom and fall down a lot - we needed someone who we could really trust to look after us and pick us up occasionally. Mom could only think of one person she trusted enough and that was our second Momma - Miss Dawn (My fiancee Katies Mom).

So the Mom paid for a airplane ticket and in no time Momma Dawn was winging her way to sunny warm Florida :) Mom and Dad left for their long weekend and needless to say it stormed the first two days they were there which was good as it meant Dad got lots of resting done. Momma Dawn took perfect care of us and of the coarse the Dweeb loved all the extra cuddles and belly rubs she gave him - he's such a suck up! Needless to say - we were the perfect well behaved gentlemen too :)

PS - we think Momma Dawn should go into the house/dog sitting business - she could go visiting so many places and meet so many furbabies  (although the Princess Katie might not to be happy about that:)
Momma Dawn, Me and the Dweeb - okay Mom - he's names Denny - but he'll always be the Dweeb to me !

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Out and about on a sunny day

Mom has been pondering over what park she can take us old pups to that doesn't have steps and doesn't require a lot of walking - then she remembered a small park along the the St Johns rivers and off we went. It doesn't have the greatest beach but we did get to see some pink spoonbills which was pretty neat and of coarse we got to read and leave lots of pee-mail.




Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines

Happy Valentines to all are friends and especially to my sweetie Katie

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Guess who !

YES ! We are still around - getting on in years and slowing down but we are still both super cute and very modest....... ga woof ga woof.

Both me and the Dweeb brother of mine have arthritis now in our hips and back legs so we don't get out and about much anymore and the old ancient Mom has back issues and can't lift us in and out of the car by herself - she can't even pick up the ramp she bought to help us get in the car - really - what use is the woman !

We spend our days snoozing, driving Mom crazy and patrolling the yard because Mom being the dumb dumb she is ...loves squirrels and raccoons and insists on feeding them - so it was no surprise that Mrs Racoon bought all 4 of her babies visiting recently. They are now ALL daily visitors and every morning Mom makes them a smorgasbord of fresh bananas, apples, oranges, strawberries,  peanuts and sunflower seeds.

Mom has even given them all names. Of coarse there is Mrs Raccoon, Then there is Whiskers - she is always wiping her whiskers. Then there is Flopper - Mom called him this because as soon as he gets on the food table - he flops down and covers everything up - basically saying "its all mine". Then there is groundhog - for some reason he doesn't like to climb and stays on the ground (we didn't get a photo of him today as he's very shy) - Mom puts a plate of food out on the ground just for him.  Lastly there is Pavarotti who always looks like he is singing- He cracks Mom up with his antics. 

Me and the Dweeb
Whiskers and Flopper
Pavarotti
Mrs Raccoon

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Did you know !!! Pet Meds Can Cost Less - Super Sluethe Reilly - on the job!

Okay - did you know that here in the USA - there is an RX card just for us furbabies? Mom has been grumbling a lot lately because all of our medications are costing nearly $350 a month when she buys them through our local pharmacy but the other day she was watching some info-mmercial that stated you can use all RX cards to buy pet medicines if they are also people medicines ....so of coarse Mom and I went researching and found out it is TRUE !!!!!

See.....The discount is given on the medicine - not on the person or furbaby taking it.  Anyway to get to the point - my Gabapentin normal costs $86 for a months supply at out local publix pharmacy (they don't accept discount cards though) so mom took the cards and had our prescriptions transferred to Walgreens and Mom got such a shock - today when she picked up my prescription - it was only $32.95 - that is a HUGE savings. And Denny's kidney medication dropped from $68 down to $30.

The card we chose is called Pet Drug card and this is their web address https://petdrugcard.com
There is no cost to use it, no joining or giving email address, you just enter your pets names and print out the card. We had no trouble using it at Walgreens. They list all the pharmacies you can use it at and what medications they cover. If they don't have your pharmacy or medication then check out some of the many other free RX cards as different ones offer different things. Remember - you must have a proper prescription from your Vet for the medicine - they can either print one out for you at the vets office or ours just sends it directly to the pharmacy.



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Good news

The news is good and so is my nose. We were starting to worry when it took so long for the results of my biopsy to come back but it turns out I have a bacterial skin infection in one side of my nose and they had to do a culture on it to find out exactly what kind of bacteria it is so they could match me up with the right antibiotics. Needless to say we all gave a big sigh of relief as thoughts of me without a nose and not being able to read the pee mail was just awful. So for the next two weeks I have to have this yucky ointment in my nose twice a day and have to take tablets twice a day too. Power of the Paw worked again - thank you every doggie you are all awesome !