Woof hello my friends,
The week is over, and the weekend has arrived. I told Mom it is not allowed to rain as I need my weekly bark in the park.
This week has been crazy in my house. Gidget has been coming daily to spend the days with me, so I am not alone when Mom runs around doing shopping and errands, so we have been very busy. Poor Mom is so tired, but I must admit she does not forget me however tired she is.
Last Saturday the sun came out for some hours, it was chilly, but we bundled up and Mom took me to my favorite lawn, which was very muddy that the chair sunk into the ground BOL, but was great to be out, smell the bay air and of course I barked, sniffed and wandered around like I enjoy doing. It is good exercise for me and when we came home, I crawled into my bed and slept, which made Mom happy as she managed to take an afternoon nap till I woke her up to potty.
A quick bark was necessary as without it I do not feel I have been down to the Bay. See the video below.
On Valentines Day we went to a Valentines Party, it was lots of fun for Mom and I am happy she enjoyed herself as I just slept BOL in my stroller comfortably although I did not get lots of treats as always. Mom won a Trivia game and came home with a 2lb bag of her favorite coffee so she is really happy. There was lots of food, candies and people and of course lots of laughter, which Mom says is important as it is the best medicine as we forget our worries when laughing. It was pouring when we left but I wanted to walk or, as Mom says swim, so we took the bus home, got off one stop after ours and swam home. We got really wet but it was great walking although I do not like the rain that much. When we got home Mom walked Gidget, then dried us all off and we all relaxed happily.
So as you can all read, life is busy in our neighborhood, never a dull moment and although we are tired this weekend and relieved it is weekend, I am hoping I can go to my lawn for a bark, although Mom has already told me they are expecting major storms and lots of rain so I think we are going to be stuck inside. To keep me happy Mom has made me my favorite dehydrated fish treats for my snuffle toys so I will be occupied. You can see videos of me playing with them. The caterpillar one is hard but hey it keeps me busy and finding the treats is the best.
Stay warm and safe everyone, I need my beauty sleep now so am barking to Mom to stop typing, I am the Boss.
With a woof and love from Layla
TGIF!! Friday has arrived and as Mom says she needs a break from all to relax and recharge her batteries.
I went last week to the vet for a checkup, day before my birthday party so the party was extra special as we celebrated my health, although the vet found a mass on my side which we going to monitor and I have started kidney disease at my old age so am dehydrated all the time, so drinking lots and making Mom take me out more times to potty including in the middle of the night. Mom says she would rather do that than clean the carpet all the time. BOL. The vet put me on some stuff to drink for the dehydration and it upset my tummy so oy vey Mom had a big mess to clean up, but all is good now.
NOW my birthday party which I have promised everyone I would talk about; it was the BEST ever. We left the house to go to a friend’s house where we were having the party as it was too cold and rainy to do in the park, plus our apartment is much too small for parties. On the way there we stopped at Rescue Row (see photo below) which is a street named for all the Rescue Organizations in the city. There is an amazing Rescue Organization that we stopped at to say hi which is called Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, it is a great very well-organized Rescue Organization and Sherri plus the volunteers are so great. Mom explained to me that whatever is left of my party we would be dropping off at Muttville for the volunteers and dogs so everyone can have a party. Mom told me that when she was a child her mother used to make their birthday cakes in the shapes of houses, cars, planes, dolls and so much more and at their party they could eat everything but the cake as She would then take us and the cake to the Childrens Ward at one of the hospitals for the children to enjoy. I think that is a wonderful idea as that way everyone celebrates with a yum cake.
At my birthday party was my favorite people and of course my dog friends, Dash, Storm, and Musik. We all wandered around looking for food and treats of course as that is what a birthday is all about. Carly from Paw Patch Pastries made me this delicious pink bacon flavored cake, it was so so good I am still licking my lips thinking of it although it is finished, grr. We each got a bag of treats to take home with us which were so delicious.
My one Uncle also surprised Mom with the human cupcakes that Mom says were delicious and had happy birthday to me on them, they looked so cute.
You can see on her website all the yummy cakes and treats, and did you know she ships treats all over the country? And most importantly she bakes for cats also, so they are not left out.
I was very spoiled and got a new bed from Uncle Ron and a new snuffle caterpillar from Uncle Troy, but as Mom says the funniest part of the birthday party was when I tried digging out the treats from Uncle Troy’s pocket of his jacket which was hanging at the back of the chair and instead BOL started pulling out the roll of poop bags and unraveled most of them, everyone laughed at me but it shows them I am 18 and still can get into mischief.
I wish all of you could have been here to share in the fun, you were all missed but who knows maybe during the year we will have a get together.
I am now off to have my afternoon nap as dictating to Mom is exhausting.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, be safe and warm
Lots of love from Layla
TGIF!!!! Woof my birthday party day has arrived, I am so excited, but Mom will not tell me what my cake is or anything else, she wants me to have lots of surprises so I will have to have a lazy morning and wait to go to my party. It is not going to be in a park as it is raining nonstop here but somewhere else. I will share more with you next week with all the photos.
Mom wanted to share something with you, I am turning 18 years old, 18 in Hebrew If you look at the alphabet the letters are Chet Yood, which spells LIFE so the number of 18 = LIFE. Isn’t that neat?
As some of you know one of my first presents was a new stroller. It is pawsome, very comfy and the best is I can lie down and sleep in it. Mom loves it also as it has high handle, so she is not bending down to push, it is light weight, two straps to clip me in so I cannot jump out, the bed has sides so if I sit in it and lose my balance I cannot fall, has a basket at the bottom which holds lots of goodies so for her shopping is easy now. Mom got it from the Mr. Peanuts company which has fantastic carry bags for us, backpacks, strollers for two big dogs, and so much more. It is a small family-owned company, they have great customer service and, in a nutshell, if you want to travel check their products out. It also came well packaged so nothing was broken in the box and BOL even Mom could assemble it; it was that easy.
We used it last week when we went to the Shi Tzu meet up at one of Moms favorite parks. It was so easy to maneuver over the lawns it was a life changer and everyone wowed how fantastic it is.
You can read about all their products on this link :
Now today because it is my birthday, I am doing a give away for the hooman and us dawgs. As you know we are mushroom freaks here BOL as Mom believes they keep us healthy, and as we are both seniors, we need to stay that way. Plus, with cold weather now what could be better than a hot mug of chocolate with mushrooms to keep you healthy, plus a great coffee creamer for your morning coffee and I must not forget the Daily Dawg Mushroom supplement that is in a powder so easy to mix in with your food. It will keep your immune system very healthy and as we say a Healthy Dog is a happy Mom. Please check with your vet of course before trying it.
Mushroom Hot Chocolate with 5 Defenders : Organic Cacao, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Cacao Butter, Organic 5 Defenders Extract which consists of RealReishi,
RealMaitake, RealShitake, RealChaga, Himalayan Salt and Organic Vanilla. Yum it is so good and I add it to my coffee.
Functional Dairy Creamer : which has the 5 Defenders Mix in it also.
AND the Daily Dawg: This supplement is an all-in-one natural support for pet longevity and vitality. See the list of ingredients below.
You can read about all their products on this link : https://shop.realmushrooms.com/?ref=488
To enter the giveaway please click on the widget below, you must be over 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is for the USA only, good luck.
I was sponsored by receiving the stroller from Mr. Peanuts and the Hot Chocolate, Coffee Creamer and Daily Dawg from Real Mushrooms to do the reviews and giveaway and my review is mine and Layla the official tester on the dog products and I am giving you an honest input on all.
I am now going off to get some beauty sleep so I can look really pretty tomorrow when I see all my friends,
Have a wonderful weekend, please stay warm and safe,
February Pets Holidays and Observances
- Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
- National Pet Dental Month
- Responsible Pet Owners Month
- Dog Training Education Month
- National Cat Health Month
- Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
- Humpback Whale Awareness Month
- International Hoof Care Month
- National Bird Feeding Month
- National Wild Bird-Feeding Month
- Responsible Animal Guardian Month
- Responsible Pet Owner Month
February 7-14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
February 11-17: Home for Birds Week
February 18-24: National Justice for Animals Week
February 18 – 24: Bird Health Awareness Week
February 2: Layla’s 18th birthday party
February 2: National Hedgehog Day; Groundhog Day
February 3: Doggy Date Night
February 3: Feed the Birds Day
February 5: Western Monarch Day
February 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day
February14: Valentine’s Day
February 17: World Pangolin Day
February 17: World Whale Day
February 20: Love Your Pet Day
February 22: Walking the Dog Day
February 22: National Wildlife Day
February 23: National Dog Biscuit Day
February 27: World Spay Day
Wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day with woof and love from Layla
TGIF!!! Friday has arrived and I hope it does not rain so I can go somewhere as I am tired of being stuck in the house and Mom feels the same. I know I should not complain as so many of my friends are stuck with snow but enough is enough.
When it rains you snuffle for treats BOL
So weather permitting Mom is taking me to the Shi Tzu Meet Up tomorrow morning, it is a fantastic park and I am really excited. I cannot wait to wander around, bark of course BOL and embarrass Mom like I like doing, eat lots of treats and have some fresh air plus spend time with other fluffies like me. I am really excited and it better not rain.
On the 31st of January 2011 I was rescued from the Carson Shelter in Los Angeles. The story of how it was an online affair I love sharing to prove to people it can happen and it does work out. Mommy saw me sitting in a cage, emailed a friend of a friend who is a rescuer, Cindy went to the shelter and pulled me out, then Uncle Michael drove to me San Francisco.
Because they do not know my exact birth date, and have worked out I am 18 years old, Mom is working hard organizing a birthday party for me for next Friday afternoon, not sure who is going to be there, dogs and humans, but she says she will have a lot of surprises for me, my one gift arrived today but she would not me smell it and hid it in the closet immediately. She promised she would let me sniff it tomorrow when it assembled. I am so excited and cannot wait.
So I am getting really excited for next week, it is going to be so much fun I cannot wait. I might be old but you are never too old to have fun.
I am off to bed now as I am exhausted from dictating to Mom,
Have a safe warm weekend everyone, I wish you all could come to celebrate with me,
Lots of love as always with a woof
Woof everyone and how are you? Friday has arrived and that means weekend, and woof weekend means adventures weather permitting cos as Mom says if it is raining we are staying home and hibernating. She will even give me extra treats if I let her do that, so the question is should I? BOL.
Last week it had stopped raining, the sun was out but chilly so we bundled up and took the train to my favorite park, it is a lawn on the promenade which has a dog park on one side but we sit on the opposite lawn, Mom gets her chair and coffee, and I wander around smelling and then normally lie down especially if there is sun and just chill next to the Bay, clean air and pawsome to be outside. Plus I get lots of treats from Mom, it is our quality time and we do not look at phones or any other electronics but enjoy the nature although Mom uses her camera to take photos of me of course, I am her model for all the shots.
I got very angry as there was garbage on the lawn which makes me angry as I wish people would respect nature and put the garbage in the bin and there are two right there, it shows how lazy people are, so I did what I do well, barked and barked but Mom was good and picked it all up and put in the garbage so we left the place clean. (see video below)
The rain came back so that was the end of our adventures this week so we have been stuck indoors, Mom I must admit is good and takes me with her to the stores when she goes shopping so I do get out in my stroller and stay dry while Mom gets soaked BOL, poor Mom.
I have a new quirk which comes with age and that is I now stand if I am not in the stroller although it is with us and bark for nothing, Mom stands there looking like a fool while I bark away and the empty stroller is held by Mom, I love doing it although Mom is not pleased especially if it is late at night but hey I am allowed to talk aren’t I?
We go for our last walk at about midnight cos Mom figured out the later I go the later I sleep in the morning so she is finally having 6 hours sleep a night and feeling more relaxed in the morning, so I can be nice to her if I want to.
It is my Gotcha Day at the end of the month and I am wondering what Mom is going to do for me, she cannot believe I have been with her 13 years and we are now growing old together. Does anyone have ideas for my Gotcha Day?
I am off to bed now it is past my bedtime and old ladies need their sleep,
Stay warm everyone, be safe and have a wonderful weekend!
With woof and love from Layla
Hello Friends, we hope you are all staying safe and warm in this cold weather.
It is Friday, a long weekend ahead of us and it is really cold here at the moment that I do not want to get out of bed in the mornings but Mom says I need to go out to potty so we go and then come back to bed.
Last Sunday, although it had been raining on and off all week the sun came out so Mom surprised me and took me on an adventure. We went to Stern Grove where they have a Chihuahua meet up once a month, so she texted one of her friends who goes and he picked us up from the train station as it is too complicated to get there without a car. The weather was perfect, warm, sunny and just what we needed plus the park is magical and has a lake at the one end which for Mom is paradise, she likes to sit and watch the ducks, enjoy the peace and just recharge her batteries as she says, which she needs to do so that she has lots of energy to walk or push me all the time when I demand it BOL.
It was a beautiful day out, there was lunch for the humans and of course Mom had goodies for me, So in a nutshell it was a wonderful adventure. When we got home, I made Mom walk me more to enjoy the sun so by the time we really got back home Mom was ready for a nap and me, snuffle time and then a nap.
Otherwise this week we have been staying warm and dry inside but of course I am getting Mom out so I can potty and smell all the trees along the way but the weekend has arrived again, and this week it is a long weekend so I hope Mom will surprise me with some kind of adventure. She has already told me we meeting my favorite Aunt for lunch tomorrow and that will be fun and then who knows !
So all my friends, have a wonderful long weekend, stay warm and safe, please keep us inside with you,
Woof and love from Layla
Good morning Friends,
We hope you enjoying our blog and will carry on reading it this year also, hopefully there will be lots of adventures and fun.
Last weekend Nigel, my new neighbor spent the weekend with us as his Dad went away. He is a cute dog, very mellow and slept most of the time like me so it was pawsome. Mom made sure we were safe and relaxed when the fireworks went off, grr as I hate them as much as Mom did but guess what I did not hear them and slept through it all, so did Nigel, he cuddled on the bed with Mom.
The sun finally came out on Tuesday, so Mom and I hopped on the train and went to the Promenade to my favorite lawns, it was great to be out but when we got there it started getting grey and gloomy and once we had settled, I had barked of course, sniffed everywhere the rain started so Mom had to pack us up, me under my plastic cover in the stroller, Mom got soaked, but we hopped on a train and came home. It was fun to be out on the lawn and in the fresh air and we hoping this week we will be able to do it again.
One of the reasons I share our adventures is living with a senior dog can be trying and trying to keep her exercised and brain working can be challenging when it is raining as you cannot go out for long without getting drenched and unfortunately, I must look after myself and not get sick. It is a daily challenge, but I would not change it.
Layla is 18 years old, blind but very aware of what is going on plus has the energy that I need to burn off as such as sleeping all day is great but she needs mental stimulation and exercise also. She has become very needy, and I am learning more and more about her body language on a daily basis which is keeping me on my toes but can be exhausting also.
She has also become very picky when it comes to food, what she loved yesterday she does not want the following day so am cooking for her every couple of days different meals and alternating, it is not cheap, but I am relieved she does eat when she is hungry, I free feed her and I have slowed down on her treats so tough love is paying off. Her favorite still is Costco Chicken LOL but I only get it once a week, so she gobbles it happily when it arrives. So, her diet consists of ground lamb, chicken or chicken gizzards plus all her supplements (you can see the below link) and the food game goes on, what is on the menu will she eat that day. It can be very frustrating for me, but she is happy with a full tummy by the end of the day each day as I will not give into her also. Her treats are homemade dehydrated Tilapia which she loves and I look at it in a way as food also plus it is easy to put in her snuffle toy to dig for it and find it.
She has had the odd accident in the house, but it happened when I was out running errands and did not get home in time, but when home she moans to go out and I take her out and she potties outside. I try to take her out 4 times a day like clockwork plus at about 10 pm every night or later if I am awake so she is sleeping till about 5 in the morning, and then she wakes me up with a moan and I take her out to potty, bring her in and then try go back to sleep, not always working LOL. My clothes are ready each time to just slip on and run out with her, her stroller is ready next to the door. Thank goodness I live on a busy street so there are always people out so am not alone. Another new thing is her standing on street corners barking into the air which worries me as I do not want to wake up the neighborhood but my vet explained to me that she does it because of her blindness.
In a nutshell, there is never a dull moment in the Layla Neighborhood but I count my blessings daily that she is healthy, happy and living the life of luxury which she deserves. Her 13th Gotcha Day is at the end of month which I do plan to make very special for her.
Be safe everyone, stay warm and dry
With a woof and love from Layla
Welcome 2024, let the pet holidays and observances begin as we all need to remember them so our pets do not feel left out.
- National Train your Dog Month
- Unchain a Dog Month.
- Walk Your Dog Month.
- Adopt a Rescue Bird Month
- 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day.
- 2: Happy Mew Year for Cats Day.
- 5: National Bird Day
- 10: Save the Eagles Day
- 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day.
- 18: Winnie the Pooh Day
- 19: National Conservation Dog Day.
- 20: Penguin Awareness Day
- 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day
- 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day.
- 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day.
- 24: Peanut Butter Day.
- 29: Seeing Eye Guide Dog Anniversary.
- 29: Tuxedo Cat Appreciation Day.
May 2024 be a healthy happy safe peaceful New Year for Everyone
Woof with love from Layla
The weekend has arrived but guess what, it is the end of the year also. 2023 has gone so fast it is scary and 2024 is a few days away. WOW.
This past week it has been cold and rainy so we have stayed indoors dry and playing with snuffle ball and napping, it can be boring for me but Mom does not want me to get sick, so she is very firm with her plans when it rains. I do not like the rain so in a way I enjoy being home although I do have the stroller with a cover to keep me dry but Mom gets wet and she is not happy BOL.
New Years eve is a nightmare for so many of my fur friends because of those horrible noisy fireworks, in my younger days Mom would make me a bed in the shower with my water and favorite toys so I would not hear them plus she played the Jaz station all night long but now I am old I do not hear them that much which has made Moms life a lot less stressful and easy. She never leaves me alone, so I feel very safe and secure.
Please keep all of us safe and it can be very scary to be outdoors with all bangs going off plus as I woofed to Mom I feel very sorry for the wild animals and birds that suffer from it all. Do you agree with me?
Did you know that January is overflowing with pets because people have dumped their pets for selfish reasons, they do not think that pets are part of family and should live all their lives with them. Layla was dumped in January and I rescued her on the 31st of January, a total matted mess but I lucked out with the most beautiful little girl in the world and her ex family lost out.
I must now go to sleep as an old girl needs her beauty sleep, Happy New Year Everyone, may 2024 bring peace, love, health and happiness to everyone,
With a woof and love from