Dog Medley

This post is just rather random stuff, related to dogs in one fashion or another. 

We’ll start with a quick review of Doggie Day Care Murder by Laurien Berenson.   Without giving away plot details, this was the final book in the 15-book series.  Frankly, it was my least favorite for a host of reasons.  Just to touch on one, I missed salty old Aunt Peg.  No, she’s very much alive and is in the book, but she just wasn’t as involved, and that’s a shame.

I’ve had a run of lastbookintheseries blues.  I didn’t care for Twilight’s Midnight Sun either.  I’m not a rabid Twilight fan, so maybe it’s just me, but I’m talking about a trend in my reading.  I also can’t avoid mentioning Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the formerly beloved by me Harry Potter series.  I’m thinking I’m just not a series girl, but then how do you explain that I enjoyed the other books in these series?

Sissy, either admiring the sunset or counting cows

Next up, Sissy will indeed have her own blog, to chronical her food issues.   I need to (want to?) document the signs and symptoms as they change, so I may as well blog.  Perhaps it will help someone else at some point too…  I’d love to save even one pet owner the headaches we’ve had thus far!

And yes, the girls will still be featured here regularly.  Sissy’s blog will just record the details of our adventure to digestive health for her.  I don’t know how many photos it will include, or how often I’ll post. 

In the interest of pet health, I want to direct you to Ice Pony Trekking’s comprehensive list of no-eats for dogs.  What’s great about the list is she also explains – in plain English – why each particular food isn’t good (or is toxic) for your dog.  Carrots were a shocker for us, but Gretchen won’t eat them, so we rarely offer them to the girls.

Lastly, Nichole asked for a photo of me wearing the cowl.    Pardon the loud tee and the rosy-red cheeks, but it was rather nippy out.  Instead, admire my little sidekick, who wasn’t at all sure what I was up to last night.

13 comments on “Dog Medley

  1. Well….!! We rarely feed the dogs people food, but they certainly have had a few things on that list. I don’t think we’ll stop offering a few grams of cheese to them, as they don’t seem to have an allergies to it, but I may have to re-consider nuts, which they adore. (as do most dogs I know) I think I’m going to take the whole list of “possible problems” with a grain of salt. I never, ever give the girls chocolate!!

  2. Marjie says:

    It’s a cute picture with your sidekick. Sometimes they make us giggle, and that makes a picture better, doesn’t it?

  3. anniebananie says:

    Nippy? It was downright cold last night! And Gretchen looks adorable with you.

    No carrots for dogs? I never ever knew…

  4. gaylen says:

    Needed a warning that her blog had music. Hard to be discreet at work when a blog starts blaring different music!

    very interesting list – my dogs eat several things on that list – including carrots. Abby’s even eaten an entire box of girl scout thin mints once! Every single bit but the plastic wrap. 🙂 Silly girl. g

    ps- love the modeled cowl shot! g

  5. Nichole says:

    Carrots a no-no? I’m going to have to go check out this list… our dogs LOVE baby carrots and eat them often.

    The cowl looks great girl!!!

    Love the pic of Sis and the sunset 🙂

  6. km says:

    Hmmm… I wonder what foods are no-no’s for cats. Ours is a weird one. And we often wonder about his previous life. Rex come RUNNING for the spray whipped cream. He likes vanilla ice cream, but avoids others. He likes cooked carrots, zucchini, banana squash and butternut squash. He loves refried beans and potato soup. Of course he love chicken. But, the one that really got us was bacon. He parked himself in front of the microwave while I had a plate of bacon in there. And then of course…he’s in your lap if you’re eating an apple or pear. Then go figure, the cat kibble is what makes him barf.

    I love your cowl. It really makes me want one that will pull up over my head.

  7. Blond Duck says:

    I was so hoping it was cute too…

  8. Anita says:

    Love the cowl shot! And Sissy’s blog. 🙂

  9. Mr Puffy says:

    What a great photo of you! Such a great accessory and suits you so well.

    About time Sissy had her own blog! BTW, that’s a great picture of her. I know it will provide endless information and amusement for you and her readers!

  10. needles54 says:

    I love the picture of you in the cowl, I may have to make that cowl!!!

  11. Bubblesknits says:

    Love that picture of you in the cowl. 🙂

  12. kathy b says:

    Well, you are just beautiful! You know we have no idea what our fellow bloggers look like. We know you through your posts and words! What a lovely woman you are! Love the cowl and

    you upstaged your sidekick, but don’t tell her

  13. Krystle says:

    Thank you so much for sending the Melanie Travis Mysteries my way, I am half way through the first one, and loving it… my knitting is being seriously neglected! As for Twilight I refuse to even pick them up.. But I love Harry Potter!! Anyhoo, good luck finding another good book to get started on. Have you read On The Corner Of Bitter and Sweet? Or, The School of Essential Ingredients? These are 2 that I read over the last summer, quick reads, that I thought were great, and they aren’t parts of series’ so maybe that’d be good for you.

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