Wowee, this is a long post. Make sure you take a potty break and grab some water before settling in! First, I'm happy to report that Phoenix is back to feeling great! She sends a big THANK YOU to all of you for your well wishes!
Since I got better so fast mom thinks it was anxiety (of the separation variety) but Phoenix had a longer period of... unrest... so she got boiled chicken and rice for a few meals. This is significant because mom doesn't cook. Yet she'll cook for us at first hint of distress. We have her so well trained!
She sometimes debates a fresh, cooked diet for us (she's not ready to seriously consider raw). Do any of you have fresh meals prepared? Mom worries that she won't be able to keep it up and that she might not get a healthy, balanced diet on her own.
Cali is allergic to many, many foods, which would have made it difficult had she been sick too. No chicken OR rice for Miss Cali. Luckily, she made it through the week without a hint of belly ache. You wouldn't know it from this picture though. Can you see her tiny pink tongue hanging out as she sleeps? BOL!
Cali is known for her crazy sleeping positions.
The Trundle BedOkay, I know this is not Cali but I didn't want you to forget what I look like after so many pictures of Care Bear!
Anyone else sleep in unusual positions?
Though she was fine belly-wise, she did need a shot from her inhaler yesterday! I always get questions about this - apparently a canine inhaler is intriguing to some, so click here to read a quick summary about how it works. The inhaler business is at the end of the post.
After her treatment, she always gets a special treat. This time she got to have the first crack at a Wholesome Hide USA Retriever Rolls, our very favorite bones! Mom read about them in the Whole Dog Journal about a year ago. They are made from one thick piece of rawhide, making them less of a choking hazard and longer lasting. In addition, they are from American cattle and 100% US made, which mom loves. They are free from dyes, flavoring, chemicals and other harmful processes too! :: end commercial segment ::
I have to admit, I'm not as into them until Cali gets them started but Cali and Phoenix are definitively obsessed with them!
In other news, here are some pictures of the garden as my Arizona family requested! The veggies are starting to appear! But you'll notice the size of the garden is significantly smaller this year. Mom is having a much, much easier time keeping up with the weeds this year!