Have you ever kept an 8 month old puppy in a cage 23 hours a day? Its not isolation. I have him in the same room as me all day long. When I head for the bathroom the other two come with me because … well that’s what they do. Jake starts howling. I go to the barn to take care of the horses after situating the cage so I can be seen…. Jake starts howling. At least time is flying by. I think since this is day 3, we only have 39 days left. (Jake is keeping track)
Next issue of being in charge of post-surgical care. Medication.
3 pills twice a day. Anyone who has tried to discretely hide pills in the food bowl knows that doesn’t work. Jake ate everything. Leaving neatly in the bowl – one red capsule, one white capsule and a tablet.
Next, deli turkey. Rolled in little balls – who would ever know? Jake apparently doesn’t like processed turkey.
Cheese, you say? Well he does like cheese. But I laughed out loud when he swallowed the cheese and then actually spit the capsule out through his front teeth.
Today I fooled him completely. PH brought home hot dogs for him. Not the orange, unknown contents, 89 cent package of hot dogs that I would have bought for dog medication. Nope. Ballpark Franks! woohoo. But it worked.
He (Jake, not PH) ate all three pieces and I think he was waiting for more!
Don’t get bored with my “dog care blog”. Think of it this way. You’ve been reading for 5 minutes and none of it has involved politics. That alone is worth reading, right? A little respite. This is a politics-free zone.
Paleo Update – so far so good. If you are a carbaholic like me, giving up wheat, grains and sugar was tough. But the cravings do go away. So, eggs and sometimes meat for breakfast; salad (with leftover meat if available) and fruit for lunch; and meat, salad and veggies for dinner. Easy, right? My only problem seems to be that horrible time between 7 and 10.
I need something! snack ideas, anyone?
So enjoy your weekend. Get out in this fall weather. It’s beautifull!!
Healthy eating, healthy living, reaching for goals – lets all try.
One step at a time,