How often and extreme do you have your loved ones groomed? I'm sorry to say that I can't remember where I came upon the above photo. I love it! All that hair though reminded me that it's only been 10 weeks since I had Lucy and Sable groomed and already they are looking rather woolly. I get Sable shaved down pretty close and I am wondering if this is a good thing? She doesn't like the heat and her black coat warms up rather quickly now that the temps are in the upper 80's everyday. She won't stay outside long in mid day unless she is swimming. So does the extra hair actually help keep them cool and offer some protection from the heat? What do you think?
I'm afraid the girls, Joe, Dad, and I had a rather uneventful weekend. We spent much of Sunday watching TV, golf, and waiting for the much predicted heavy rains. They would love some serious outdoor fun. However, it's quite the chore taking all three at once even more so if my Dad goes as well.
And then there's always the ear issues. I thought all I had to consider was swimmer's ear but it seems all the pollen that spring brings takes issue with a dog's ear according to my vet? Lucy had a hematoma on her ear last week and I had to take her to the vet. It was swollen like a balloon. I thought she had been stung by a bee. All of them love walking in between the blooming Indian Hawthornes that have been loaded with blooms and bees as well. But the vet said that pollen makes them shake their heads excessively and can result in a hemtoma. Good gosh there's always something.
We hope you atleast had some fun over the weekend. Have a good week!
I joined Costco last year before the holidays and was pleased with the amount of pet supplies they carried compared to Sam's. I thought I was doing a good thing by giving them pet treats as opposed to so much human food (Hey Dad are you reading this?). At any rate, it seems pet food made in China has had adverse effects on animals and linked to the death of some. Apparently, the FDA does not regulate pet food so all of this stuff is still on the market. I just heard bits and pieces on TV but never thought much about it and then I saw it mentioned on a couple of blogs more recently. So I thought I'd check out the pet pantry and sure enough these jerky treats that I have bought in chicken, duck, and turkey are made in China. I'm not sure if these brands are the ones suspected of causing problems or not but better safe than sorry. I plan on returning the unopened bags and trashing the rest. I'll check more closely next time when buying edibles for my babies.