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!