Thursday 7 February 2013

An update from Dante & then some

Hello Everyone!

Dante here-for a change, have you all noticed that Sampson seems to write all of these posts lately. It seems slightly unfair if you ask me, so I have commandeered today's post. Firstly, what do you all think of our new bloggy look? Mum decided that our bloggy needed a change- but personally I couldn't care less, he heh.
Now I know that a lot of you know about all my problems with my back end- or as Mum puts it ever so eloquently my- ahem- waggly butt

But as of late, I feel fantastic. I'm still slowly losing weight (and I have a lot more to go) but my legs have been less stiff and sore. My daily walks have increased to be much longer - sometimes 2 hours!, which even a few months ago would have been impossible for me- I just got too achy and sore. I have so much more energy, Mum often shouts at me to 'calm down' or 'Dante you will hurt your legs'- but I ignore her, I'm having way too much fun! 
I think that my recent good health is partly responsible from something I have been taking daily. I have been sent a package of supplements from the wonderful Vet Vits. It is a glucosamine supplement for your dog  and I have been taking them with my meals each day for a few weeks now, and Mum says she can certainly see the difference in me. They were posted to me in a super nifty little package. 

Now as wonderful as I am, I'm only a doggy, so Mum had to tell me what was in the tablets I am taking. There are a few wonderful things inside- one is called Glucosamine which some human people take to help with their arthritis too! Some special vitamins, like Vitamin E, which Mum says is an 'antioxidant'; (yeah I don't know what that is) but she says it can help with issues like mine. There are a few other things in those tiny little tablets to help keep us dogs healthier and happier! Inside the box are 240 tablets, I take 4 a day so they are going to last me quite a while before I make Mum buy me some more. 
They are also beefy flavoured so Mum can trick me into thinking they are treats-sneaky! I would recommend them to us doggies, especially us arthritic doggies.
 Mum still hasn't got round to telling you about our great time in the snow last month, I forgot how cold it can be. We have also been having a lot of play dates with Mum's friends gorgeous GS girl Sapphire, isn't she pretty? Sampson has taken a special shine to this lady- she is much to young for me, she is only a puppy still.

Baird is still being a joy to be around, I forget how much of a handful a puppy can be & I forgot how Dane puppies grow like weeds! He is now 11 weeks old, he will be going for his final vaccination at the V-E-T when he is 12 weeks, so soon he will be coming for little walks with us. I hope Mum doesn't expect me to puppy sit him! He has also developed a very unique way of having a drink. L-A-Z-Y, is what Mum calls it.

Sampson is doing a very good job in the role of big Dane brother, Baird is wearing his lead & collar because Mum was teaching him some manners in the garden. Mum taught us all how to walk nicely on the lead before we were even allowed out, but with Baird...
..he doesn't like it...

...he doesn't like being told what to do. Mum says that he is a very headstrong and stubborn pup- even more so than Sampson was- I've seen her pulling her hair out once or twice!


  1. Hey DANTE... Good to hear from you buddy. AND what a great thingy to hear... those pill thingys are working for you!!! AND they taste good?? Wow it's like a TwoFur.
    You did a super job of getting us all caught up on the fine thingys that are going on in YOUR neck of the woods!! THANKS BUDDY.

  2. Hi Dante, my back legs don't work too well but I have this wheelchair that let's me pick-up a lot of speed. My dad said that his angel sheltie used to get acupuncture treatments that really helped with his arthritis. We're glad that you're showing strong signs of improvement. You must have a good mom.

  3. That pup is such a heartbreaker! I take a joint supplement, too! I'm only two, and I have no joint issues at all. Mom says it's "preventative medicine" because I am "hard" on my body. Whatever!

    Glad you're feelin better!

  4. I am so glad you are doing better. I take those kinds of tables also. And it does make a difference in ou older dogs. I'll be 13 next week and I still go hiking and climb mountains. And as unbelievable as it sounds I out run most of my pack friends who are more than half my age. Baird is such a cutie. MOM is all squishy over him.

  5. Glad to hear that you are doing better Dante. It is great you can take nice long walks.

    Baird sure is a cutie!

    1. oops forgot to say that I like the new look!

  6. Dante-
    Great job on your 2 hour walks. That's wonderful.
    Your little bro is really cute :D

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  7. Two hour walkies???? OMD! I don't know if I could gets my Ma off her arse for 2 hours!!! BOL
    My walkies are usually only 40-45 min. at a time...oh, to dream....hey, you need an adoptive sister??
    Good to know those joint tabs are workin' Dante! Ma says she gonna start me on something like that soon.

  8. Great post, Dante. We'll have to keep those tablets in mind. so far none of us had arthritis (well, SHE does) but Roxy has such wonky legs and feet that the Vet said she could develop it later on.

    That snow looks fantastic. You guys look like you're having sooooo much fun!

    That Baird...lazy drinker....BOL!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  9. You don't mind me posting twice, right? LOL.

    I just wanted to say that you have a very very pretty new blog. Okay. Now I will read the content! LOL

  10. Great news Dante about you wiggle bum. We are glad your legs are good and you can now enjoy your walks. Baird is such a cute one. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. Hi Dante!
    I loved your post today, its great to get to hear what is going on with you all! I'm really pleased to hear that you are doing better and that you been having some great walks and play time! I love the photos of you playing in the snow, I loved the snow but was glad to see it go becuse the ice became a problem for us while walking ... think Bambi! Looks like everyone had fun frolicking in the snow! I think Saphirre is gorgeous, Mum loves GSD's and would love to get me a GSD brother or sister!
    Baird is super dooper cute drinking the water, he looks lazy but he is so cute with his big eye, big paws and wrinckle skin that who cares???
    Sampson seems like he is doing a great job as a big brother for Baird, I cant believe how big Baird is already!
    Love hearing about your adventures, love hearing from your whole pack!
    Love, Licks and Hugs from your furiend Frank xxxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Dip takes those tablets for her arthritis and they are really good. Your new baby is such a cutie, really makes us smile.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  13. You new blog look looks great. Very professional! I might have to get Mum to work on mine.
    Has you met Honey the grest dane? Google big dog honey if not. She a growed up version of Baird and their pawsonalities sound very similar.
    ~Lickies, Ludo

  14. That Baird is a cutie!! Kinda funny that he's so stubborn, one in every family isn't there?!?!? :)
    Good info on the supplements, will look into it for my Gracie--bad knees :(

  15. Dante....
    I've been a stranger in these parts of Blogville, lately!! It feels so good to be back!! ;-D
    You.... Changed up your Blog setting!! I almost did not recognize it!! ;)
    I am so glad that you are feeling fantastic!! Yay!! Losing weight and supplements can definitely help with that, huh? ;-D
    I love, love, love picture number eight!! Too cute!!

  16. Your blog looks terrific!! Sounds like those pills are helping you out...think I will have my mama look them up! Happy Weekend! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  17. Nice to know about, my sis has an older pup. Your babies are too cute!!! Glad to hear your doing good Dante! Max sends hugs!
    Max's Mom

  18. What great news for you Dante!

    Stop on by for a visit

  19. great too hear from you and hurray that your feeling better!

  20. I sure do think that GLUEcosamine do wonners fur our joints. I has been taking it in my supplement fur years and I is still going strong! So glad it be werking fur you and making you all better.

  21. I always love hearing from you. My Vickie especially likes you and thinks you are the most handsome guy.

    So glad your feeling a bit better on the waggly end.

    Take care


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