Happy Thursday everyone. Here is a short clip of Oshie as a puppy attacking my leg for Throwback Thursday. I recently rediscovered this gem in my Dropbox and I am glad I did. He was so cute and ferocious.
Oshie, Nancy and I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines day spent with the one (or ones) you love. Even if you are single we hope you had a great day!
Being the lover that he is, Oshie got in the spirit of the holiday and mouth delivered his card to mom as soon as she arrived home from work. He worked so hard on the card that he almost didn’t want to part ways with it. Eventually he remembered he is a gentleman and a Retriever and he swapped for Nancy’s lunch bag and carried it in for her. Enjoy the short clip of Oshie delivering his card.
North Carolina winters can be pretty wild. One day it will be in teens all day and threatening to snow and the next day it will feel like summer. Then there are the days where the temperature starts off as freezing and by the afternoon it is in the 60’s and 70’s. I love a mild winter as much as the next person but the huge swings in temperature from day to day (and even in the same day) are really annoying.
Enough complaining. Yesterday we saw temps in the high 70’s and low 80’s. The sun was shining and it was gorgeous outside. It almost felt like a summer day. So we decided to enjoy the weather and sit outside with Oshie. We even had some Watermelon to help complete the dreams of summer. I think Oshie knew that we were going to give him some because he was whining before we even had a chance to set the plate on the table and sit down. So you guessed it…here comes another video of Oshie. Below is a short video of Oshie scarfing down two pieces of Watermelon while wearing his goofy propeller hat. Prepare yourself for the cuteness. As always enjoy and thanks for stopping by.
How many of you fellow dog owners have to give your furry friend medication in pill form each month? Do you experience difficulty in getting your dog to actually swallow the pill and if so how do you trick your canine friend into swallowing the medicine?
In our case Oshie has to take one pill every month that covers heart-worm, flea and ticks (I think). The pill is supposedly beef flavored or scented however Oshie hates it. As soon as you try to give it to him he is running for cover. We have tried smothering it in peanut butter, wrapping it in cold cuts or cheese and breaking it into tiny pieces and mixing it in with his food. Not a single one of these methods has worked without fail. We have had the most success with hiding it in some kind of treat like the cold cuts or cheese but it still takes a while to get him to actually eat it. Check out this short video of the process.
Sometimes I think he refuses to eat the pill on purpose because he knows he will keep getting treats.
If you have trouble getting your dog to take their medication check out the comments on the video. There are some great suggestions posted by people who have viewed the video and experienced the same troubles.
Please don’t hesitate to comment on the video if you have a method that has worked well for you! Have a great weekend!
Just a little portrait of Oshie to share on this Tuesday that seems to be dragging on forever. There is a bow-tie somewhere beneath all of that golden hair.
Shot with my Canon 7D Mark 2 and Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 lens. Processed in Adobe Lightroom.