Sunday 23 September 2012

Words of Wisdom

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace."

Wednesday 12 September 2012

A big bloggy break!

Well well well, has it really been almost a month since we have written a post, how terrible of us, but Mum has been VERY busy lately, so we have lots and lots to tell you about...

It's been a very busy busy summer for us here and it has seemed to fly by, now its almost winter and the nights are drawing in so we have to go for walkies earlier in the day. Soon Mum says it will be so dark and cold we won't be able to go to the beach during the evenings, rubbish!

Lets start off with Dante, as some of you my know we have been having some trouble with his hips and back legs, he has been REALLY struggling lately, huffing and puffing on walks and just lying round the house- not his usual happy go lucky self.

. So last last month we took him for some more tests and X-Rays at the local vets. He was a very good boy and superbly behaved for the day he was away from us. But he did cry like a baby when we came back for him! Big Praise for the vets for being so kind and calming our concerns on the day. We recently changed to them from another less considerate vet and we wouldn't turn back.
Anyway, they were very kind to supply us with emails of Dante's hip and knee Xrays, with his right knee causing him the most pain.
 Along with his slight Dysplasia our poor Dantes has Arthritis in both knees and ligament damaged. Luckily thought the Vet wasn't too concern for him at the time being, so Dants is on a permanent course of Metacalm and limited to short walks for the time being. But the past few weeks he has been a very happy man indeed, the drugs must be working!

As for little Miss Daisy Boo, asides from Mum trimming her beard to within and inch of its life (then it growing back a mere week later) she has had a very uneventful few months.
Well, almost uneventful, as some of you may know Daisy Boo has serious issues with, well life. She is scared of alot of things, so Mum has been taking us ALL out for day trips, and we are surprisingly well behaved....most of the time. Here we are at the Lake District visitor centre, a very doggy friendly place, we were allowed everywhere but inside the restaurant. Here we are enjoying the information section!

As for Sampson, he has been to the vets for his own little trip! When Mum was at work one day, she got a  very scary call from home saying Sampson was on his way to the vets, he had collapsed and was very lethargic. So obviously she rushed from work and actually made it to the vets before he did! 
Turns out he had a very very high temperature and some kind of infection sicky, but after a week of strong antibiotics he was back to his usual pain in the butt self and Mum wouldn't have it any other way.

PLUS Mum had a sicky of her own, she is much better now but had to have a fair bit of time off work, so man o man have we had our hands full. But don't worry we always got out each day for our walkies, we sure do love love love our case you couldn't tell. 

We hope to catch up with everyone soon, we can't wait to see what we have missed!

The Gang

P.S We probably shouldn't say anything..but Mum drove 3 hours to see a Great Dane breeder the other week, wonder what that could mean?!...something about a brother or something...