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I am a Merlequin Great Dane and I live in Redlands, CA with my mom and dad. You can also follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreatDaneMonte

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Taking Sister-Kitty to the Doktor

I always thought mom was taking me to the Dog-Tor, but yesterday I found it, it is the DOCTOR. They make doggies better, but kitties too. Cinder kitty has been shaking her head a lot. And mom was hearing rattling going on. I told her it was just her silly kitty-brain, but mom wanted to get it checked.

Since mom wants me to know that going to the fur doctor is not always a bad thing, she let me come along to show sister-kitty how it goes. 

First, I told her it was safe to come out of her castle. She came out a little hesitantly, but quickly started to explore. 

 She even did well, when the doctor did that thing with her bum (I just won't let them near mine). But after they checked her pearly whites, she got a little hissy. Fortunately for everyone, Cinder forgives quickly and went back to exploring.
 I just layed nicely by mom and kept her leg warm. Then made sure Cinder didn't try to make a run for it, like I would do.
 The doctor said she did have something in her ears and that they would need to be cleaned. I was so glad it wasn't me. I don't like my ears played with. But Cinder went away with the doctor very nicely.
 And I took the opportunity to get more love from mom. Hmmm, this place isn't so bad after all!
 Cinder was still purring when they brought her back to mom and then we were on the way home.
A very uneventful trip to the doctor.

While we were waiting, mom weighed me again. When I first came to live with them, I was at 116. A couple weeks later, I got to 120, but ever since I have stayed at 116. Mom says I look a lot better, no ribs or spine showing. I look healthy, so she was hoping I had gained some weight finally. But nope, yesterday I weighed 115.8. Mom said UGH! But I am eating and playing, so she says it is still probably puppy weight.


PS-- Cinderella is a mere 9.8 lbs.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Liv-a-Littles Treats Review

Oh my dogness... it has been way to long since Mom has posted on here. For our non-facebook friends, please forgive us. Don't mistake lack of action on here, as lack of activity in my life. I have been a busy dog, along with mom. Dad was home a lot more than mom lately, so we didn't have as many pictures. He is not good with his flashy. In fact, any picture he takes, ends up being blurry with red eyes. And that will not do for my beautiful Blues!

First, we need to take a commercial break. Chewy.com has been kind enough to offer me snacks to try. This time mom selected:

Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats 

Since I am allergic to gluten foods, Mom was very excited to try out something that was 100% real. Plus, Cinderella would have a special treat for her tricks (that will be coming soon). 

The box had my name on it, but mom decided it was time to give Cinderella a chance to open a box on her own. I was sent outside, to watch through the see-through doors. Cinder wasn't as interested as Mom thought she would be.
 She gave the snack a small sniff...
 Then became more interested in the paper that came in the box. 
And even worse, being the silly kitty she is, she completely snubbed the food, to play with the tear-off strap of the lid, while I had to watch from outside, drooling.

Finally mom let me in. I was moving so fast, she could not get any good pictures, until I finally laid down, and patiently waited for the snacks. I gobbled them up as fast as she would let me. In fact, she could only get pictures of the crumbs, until I discovered them and licked them all gone.

Mom really likes these treats cause they are not messy. That means she can put a few in her pocket to work on commands with me on walks, and not worry about a greasy mess on her clothes or hands. Although our kitty did not seem interested, that is just one cat's opinion. The chunks feel like air, and are easy to break up to make into smaller rewards, but plenty big for us big doggies too. 
So our overall review is that these are great reward treats, take along snacks and a delicious in between snack. This is what Chewy.com says about it...
100% pure chicken breast, plain and simple (and that's a good thing!) Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats are so simple, tasty, and healthy, every pet loves 'em. They're freeze-dried to lock in the flavor and nutritional benefits of protein-rich chicken breast, and suitable for every stage of your pets' lives. Cats and dogs agree: one more treat, please!
Key Benefits
  • Suitable for cats and dogs
  • All-natural chicken treat
  • 100% Grain-free
  • Serve on its own or crumble over food at mealtime

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