June is around the corner

Happy Wednesday Fur Friends,

Can you believe May is nearly over ! This year is going too fast for me, what do you think ? But the good news is June is here and that means summer holidays have arrived and although Mom is working, she will have more time to do some adventures with me.

The past week was a bit of a mess with me being sick but am back to normal whatever normal is as Mom says. One of the things Mom found that really helped me was the Chicken Broth, she just cooked the chicken in the slow cooker with a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and then when cooling added some veggies. It is yummy and I have asked Mom to make more which she promised me she would.

Over the weekend we did have some fun, Mom went on Sunday with me to a small little park not far from our house but what Mom loves about it is it secluded and very quiet, so she took coffee, sat on a bench relaxing and I wandered around smelling the flowers and everything else.

It was a great way to start the day as when we walked home Mom was really calm which I love. On Monday we decided to stay in our area and spent time in our regular park but went early and spent about 3 hours there, hanging out with friends and their fur babies. It was really great to have that quality time with Mom again and no electronics.

Sunday Siesta

The only issue I have with Mom and park visits is the damn camera, I wish she would slow down a bit but she feels the memories are important so have stopped arguing with her.

What are your plans for the summer ? Let’s hear some as maybe by you sharing Mom will get some interesting ideas BOL.

I am off now to have my afternoon snooze as it is hot outside and cool here inside, it is a good life in the Layla Neighborhood.

Have a wonderful week
With a woof with love from
Layla

Woof I have been sick

Woof to everyone,

Wednesdays come and Wednesdays go, cannot keep up with them sometimes.

This past week has been a bit upside down for us, Layla has not been well. I think with age her immune system is slowing down. We were in the park last Tuesday, I do not let anyone give her treats anymore but when we got home all hell broke loose with an upset tummy.

I do not have a back yard so when this happens I have to take here out so in the end I was lying on the bed in my clothes to make it easier. Layla will not use pee pads and she is really good in telling me when she needs to go.

I immediately changed her diet to boiled rice, chicken, pumpkin and probiotics and she was eating and drinking with no problems so just monitored her.

On Friday she vomited and that is when I really got concerned, double monitored her but when on Saturday she did it again I took her to the vet. I decided rather be safe than sorry.

I hate the vets in many ways one of them is I sometimes feel they are so quick to give medications but on the other hand my biggest concern was dehydration.

What they gave her is Metronidazole and Cerenia. I feel that the Cerenia is not necessary and she is not herself at all. So after discussing with the vet I have stopped giving it to her, but am keeping her on the other as I do know there is some tummy virus or bacteria going around the dog parks as quite a few dogs I know have been sick. I am also keeping her out of the park at the moment.

My biggest concern is she is not drinking so am using a syringe to give her fluids plus making sure her food has a lot of chicken bone broth in it. Am at a loss with this one as such and am open to all ideas if anyone has any. The last time she drank out of a bowl of water was Saturday afternoon. Her appetite is great phew so she is getting the liquids from there.

Otherwise in so many ways she is acting like her self, maybe sleeping a little more than usual but that can also be from the meds, so am not hysterical. She wants her long morning walk which I give her, she is digging up the bed LOL but this Jewish Mother is concerned.

So unfortunately this is not one of our fun happy blogs but am reaching out on it to hear if anyone can give me some input on the drinking side. (Oy that sounds bad in a way).

On this note, Layla is sleeping and I am off to make more chicken, have a great week all,

With a woof from Layla

It is Woofing Wednesday

Its Woofing Wednesday,

Good Morning Friends and we hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mommy is so busy here and she is complaining that my diary is too full this week BOL but she has a point as we are busy.
On Sunday we went on an adventure to one of Moms favorite places, Stern Grove which is a beautiful big park with a lake at the end. It was fun to run along the pathway and smell lots of new smells, listen to the birds and relax in the sun. There were even turtles sunbathing on a rock in the middle of the lake.
One of the reasons we went was the San Francisco Chihuahuas has their monthly meet up there and they were having a Cinco De Mayo party. Lots of Chihuahuas all dressed up and yapping, just like a party should be.  It was lots of fun with lots of food although Meanie Mom would not share as she says the food is not good for me. Excuses, excuses, excuses. One of the best dog events in the city.
Today oy vey we are going to a fancy event,  Pets Are Wonderful Support’s 31st Anniversary Celebration: Petchitecture Gala.  I have to get dressed up for that, can you believe it ? All the dogs will be dressed up, they going to have a table of snacks for us, volunteers to look after us if Mom needs one. This is my first fancy event I am going to and really excited and we will share pictures next week from it.
And now I suppose we should NOT forget what day  it is on Sunday, yup it is Hoomans Mothers Day event – I think that is the most important one of all. What are you going to be doing for your Mom on Mothers Day. Me, am gonna try let her sleep in and behave.
 
We decided that all Moms needs something special for themselves so as a Mothers Day GiveAway we are going to spoil one Mom with a wonderful Rescue Tote Bag and Guatemalan Dog Walkers Bag.  They are amazing, I love mine that I received from PawZaar and find it to be the best I have come across to date. It holds a lot and makes my life so easy when going out for the day. What I really love about it is the side pockets for treats, bottle of water and whatever else I need handy. Plus the Dog Walkers Bag I used as a small inside purse and put my camera and phone it it.
One lucky winner will win the Rescue Tote Bag plus a color of their choice of the Dog Walkers Bag (Excluding purple as purple is out of stock)
 
What I especially love about Pawzaar is they donate to rescues with every sale that is done so every one benefits from them. These are the kind of businesses I love to work with and are important to me.
This give away is open to Canada also.
 
Have you checked out their website :  https://www.pawzaar.com
Now am off here to get some beauty sleep before the fancy gala tonight, have a wonderful week every pawdy with a woof and love from Layla

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Wednesday Woof with Memories

May has arrived !!!
Spring is here I hope for everyone and the flowers are blooming, the chill is disappearing and everyone will be able to spend more time outdoors with our dogs. What a wonderful feeling.
May also brings back memories for me, not good ones but ones that I can say I am blessed to have had and those are with Baby R.I.P.
I will never forget going to the shelter to choose a dog, my ex told me to choose and then like anything else in an abusive relationship it was what she wanted or nothing so Baby came to live with us. That was 07 May 2006.
She was a cute little chiweenie, full of love and I could not have asked for a better friend through the hard times. Because of her I was able to escape the daily abuse by taking her for long walks, sometimes sitting under a tree and watching the world go by with her in my arms, she kept me alive in many ways during that awful period of my life.
She was the reason I stayed in the Domestic Violence relationship as I was not prepared to leave her there but the minute I had the chance I ran with her. It was hard, stressful but I would do it all over. She was my hero.
Many Domestic Violence victims to this day say I stayed in the relationship because of my pets and I so fully understand them, they are your children and you would not leave them behind to be abused so would rather take the abuse to protect them.
So as those May memories go through my mind I am blessed to have had her, we had a couple of years of freedom together where I over spoiled her with no regrets, when she passed which was one of the hardest days of my life, I waited and then adopted Layla.
Layla is my rock, she keeps me amused, makes me smile, and is blessed to have not gone through those dark days with me but instead has had the chance to have sunny ones and this month brings the sunny days to us.
So let us all count our blessings, say thanks for what we have, material items are great but they cannot measure the unconditional love of a pet and if I had to choose between the two i would go for the pet.
Layla is now off to sleep as usual while I carry on working,
With love and woofs
Layla