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Feeding 7 hungry beasts at 5:30 in the morning is always a frenzy. I have trained everyone to have their own place, but it gets kind of loud and frantic. The cats always want to help make the dog food. Noel steals kibble and then runs away with it, sometimes knocking over a dog food bowl.
I have to keep a good register of who is getting what medicines today (and yes I have goofed that up and that freaks me out).
Every since Louise was on prednisone she has started to demand bark if I am not fast enough and drools on the floor, which I have to make sure not to slip on.
Sofie gets food aggressive, so I have a gate up at both kitchen entrances and I put Charles in his kennel in the living room (he is also food aggressive) and I make all the cats take the long route through the dining room passthrough window, over the kitchen table, along the window sill, onto the kitchen island, and around to the herb window, unless I feel like picking someone up and carrying them over their during the mayhem.
Luckily, Stella has her own room so she has a nice leisurely time of it, as long as I don’t forget to feed her too.
3 dogs with 3 different kibbles (Louise and Sofie on different prescription diets) and 2 cans of different wet food and 4 cats with 2 different kibbles (Mini is very fussy) (sometimes 3) and 1 can of wet for Noel. (Don’t get me started on everyone’s medicines and supplements.)
What kind of mischief did you get into today?
Hello, Charles here. I had a haircut this week and I am super handsome if I must stay so myself. I thought I would share with you a few things that Mom does to make my grooming experience easy. Of course, Sonya is the best groomer in the world so I never give her trouble.
- TOUCH MY PAWS, OFTEN. No dog in his right mind likes his feet touched, so MOM got me used to it but touching my paws often (but not necessarily for a long time). It made it easier for groomers to do my nails.
- BRUSH ME, A LOT. Mom brushes her hair every day to keep the knots out and brushes me as much as possible too, to help me stay mat free.
- CHECK MY EARS. A lot of stuff sticks in my ears, Mom cleans them for me because I can’t.
- CHECK MY NAILS. Since I don’t run in the wild my nails don’t wear down and need clipping.
Grooming me regularly so I stay clean and neat is such a nice thing. Lucky me!
Today is Memorial Day in the United States of America
I repost their story every year because soldier dogs are truly amazing heroes and we must always honor our troops and our service animals and all the fallen spirits that have been taken, for oh, too many reasons. Take a moment, right now, just a few seconds, and be thankful for the wonderful service people that work so hard to stop some really terrible things from happening around the world and remember those that gave their lives for our freedom.
Look at these faces!
These are some of my favorite images from the book Soldier Dogs. There are more pictures in our slideshow today.
Military Working Dogs play a crucial part in America’s armed services. The best known “Soldier Dog,” Cairo, put crucial canine skills to work in the SEAL Team Six operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. Other Military Working Dogs serve as everything from bomb sniffers to troop companions to search and rescue dogs (and also serve in darker roles, such as duty at Guantanamo Bay). Their handlers and trainers, devoted dog lovers down to a man, form an unusually close-knit fraternity within the military.