We got a few things to share with you.
No 1. Mayzie and Brudder Ranger
Our good friend Mayzie and Brudder Ranger is hosting a Rescue Me Week from the 7 - 11 November 2011. You can win a donation for your rescue from Mayzie and Brudder Ranger's momma. The kind hearted lady has decided to donate 100 green papers EACH to the rescue of your choice. FIVE lucky names outta everybuddy who pawticipated will stand a chance to win. Do pawticipate ya... click on the picture below to hop over to read all about it.
No 2. Sugar the Golden Retriever
You all know Sugar right? Sugar Sima. The one with the golden smile and the super dooper nommies. Her momma is always sharing all her super dooper recipes with us on Tuesdays. Sugar's momma just came up with a book all about Sugar and his chipmunk friend Fred. Kiddies will surely love this book. We just ordered one for our Mr Jaiboo who will be coming home soon. We know he will surely love this book. Hop over to Sugar's side if you wanna check the book out ya.
Here's a picture of Curly. Its about a month old. We took this on 27th September. His fur has grown quite fast and he's all curly again.
Since we came home a month ago, we started Dom on the raw diet and kibbles. We did not take his kibbles out completely because when we need to send him for boarding, it is easier for the boarders to feed him. We have only tried raw chicken for him as its easily available at the wet markets.
We get an assorted mix of chicken backs, chicken breast meat and drumsticks. His weekly meats doesn't quite add up to much compared to the time when i buy him canned food to mix with his kibbles. Sometimes the chicken seller gives me an extra piece or two.
He enjoys his mealtimes. We lay a huge piece of newspaper to put his bowl on. He has learned to eat within the perimeter of the paper and hardly get the raw meat out of range :)
We haven't introduce other meats to him yet. We give him some boiled carrots, pumpkin or sweet potatoes to go with the meats. He has his kibbles during lunch and his raw meal in the evenings. He used to have only one meal but we broke it down to two meals at 1/2 portions each time.
He has developed muscles. Yes... quite strange. Even the vet was concerned with the tightness on his back but she later ruled it out as muscles. His eyes do not have much of the gooey stuffs in the mornings. His ears are actually quite clean surprisingly. Usually his ears will kind of stink by the end of the week.
We are just in our first month of the raw diet. If he is getting better with this diet, it would be great.
I watch him when he sleeps. Afraid that his murmur will get to him someday. We did not restart the medicine for his heart after the prednisone month. My vet just told me to bring him in if he's not well and monitor him and we'll be okay.
The vet we went to while we were in Kuala Lumpur did save his life. Somehow he made some right calls and Dom was lucky. We were lucky to find a vet who is very passionate in his field. He took time to answer all our questions. Sit us down and draw us diagrams on his white board to make us understand. Even though there were a lot of people waiting outside, he just took his time to explain and treat each furry fella who comes by with care.
We also met the resident doggy at the practise. His name is Dino. He is most friendly and would just lie down beside you if you give him a tummy rub.
Dom was not too amused by Dino lying there waiting for tummy rubs.. hehehe
If we could bring him home with us, we would.
Sometimes we get a bit lucky. Sometimes we meet the right people.
After one month, we can finally take a breather because Dom is taking less medicine. He is happier and round :) We hope we will have many many more years with him.