12 Year Journey with Layla

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TGIF!!! It is the end of the week, the sun has been shining so we have managed to have some dog park time, fun and of course lots of chicken LOL.

It is Layla’s Gotcha Day on the 31st, she has been with me for 12 years and I still say it was the best online love affair in the world.

Where and how did it begin ? After Baby passed I waited about 3 months and then started searching on PetFinder and PetHarbor for a new munchkin to share my life with me. I had a friend who was in LA at the time working, so he told me to look in the shelters there for a fluffy butt that I wanted, if I saw one his friend who is a rescuer would go and get her and he would bring her to me in SF.  So after 3 days of searching I saw her sitting in a cage in the Carson Shelter, her face said it all although she was a matted mess, I told Cindy that was the ONE, Cindy went on the Saturday to get her, called me to say she was on her lap licking her and that said it all, Cindy took her home and the following day Michael brought her to me and the rest is history.

We have gone through a lot together it has been a wonderful blessed journey and now my goal as she ages is to keep her as happy and healthy as possible which in a way seems to be working.

She gets home cooked food and I have now added some new supplements to her food which seem to helping a lot plus she is sleeping better at night which is fantastic.  Thanks to Dr Harvey’s amazing products she is on his :

  • Kidney Health : A herbal and mushroom supplement designed to help support your dog’s kidneys.
  • Contains Rehmannia Root, Organic Reishi, Organic Shiitake, Organic Poria and Organic Cordyceps (all edible fungi), Organic Astragalus Root which provide overall kidney support and health by tonifying the kidneys.
  • Contains Codonopsis, a herb that works to boost the immune system of the whole body as well as the kidneys. Codonopsis also supports urinary health.

Since she is on this she is not wanting to go out every hour to pee, sleeping better through the night as she does not need to pee as much and in a nutshell I have seen a big difference.

Since getting this in her food she seems to be more awake, full of energy and back to being bossy barker which is my favorite nickname for her LOL.

Golden Years : A proprietary Blend of Alfalfa, Kelp, Flaxseed, Brewer’s Yeast, Lecithin Granules, Spirulina, Garlic, Rose Hips, Fo-Ti Root, Bilberry Leaf, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, Ginger Root, Licorice Root, Nettle Leaf, Rosemary Leaf, Burdock Root, Red Clover, Suma, Yellowdock Root, Calendula………………………..2.6 grams

Like most dogs, Layla sometimes gets an upset tummy and the probiotics she was getting were not working so I got from Dr Harvey’s his Runs Be Done which is fantastic and I love that it is Natural with no chemicals. It contains : Dr. Harvey’s Runs Be Done is a digestive supplement for your dog. Ingredients : Pumpkin, Bentonite Clay, Slippery Elm Bark, Apple Pectin, Plantain, Marshmallow Root, Fennel Seed, Banana, Ginger Root, Chamomile.

She of course gets Dr Harvey’s Raw Vibrance which gives her all the nutrients she needs I feel she is getting the best of the best food and supplements, there are others she gets, but the plus is all supplements are in powder form so easy to give to her as I mix them all in her food so she does not know she is getting them.

If you want to learn more about his products you can find them on his website : https://www.drharveys.com/

You have a 10% coupon when shopping on his site : Layla10

We were sponsored by Dr Harvey’s for this blog.

So our journey plods along, we growing older together, I am so blessed to have her by my side every day, barking orders, sometimes not sleeping through the night, but would not change it for anything.

To celebrate her Gotcha Day next week I am doing a surprise for her on Sunday and am keeping it that way till you read all about it next week where we will also share our favorite photos of her, I am really excited and curious also.

This is Layla’s weekly woof this week, exciting and happy as always, she is at the moment napping and I  have the Jazz on so the music keeps our house calm.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, be safe

With a woof and love from Layla





22 Replies to “12 Year Journey with Layla”

  1. I love surprises, and I hope she has a splendid time (OOh I can’t wait!!) She is certainly a well cared for pup full of cheeky fun and she always makes me smile with her diva demands! I love how you list her medicines too.

    Happy Gotcher Day Layla sweetheart!

  2. What a lovely “Gotcha” story. Love at first sight. I wish you a long, healthy life, Layla. You are one lucky gal to have been rescued and loved by such a kind, smart, loving mom. Wishing you a wonderful Happy Gotcha Day”.

  3. How wonderful, Layla is having a birthday soon! I look forward to seeing her birthday surprise, sounds exciting. I’m glad Dr. Harveys is working so well for her, I like their natural ingredients.

  4. Happy Gotcha Day to Layla and you! What a perfect match! It seems like you have found a wonderful mix of food and supplements for Layla. That’s always the goal to help our pups. You’re doing a great job! You’re a terrific mom for Layla!

    I just can’t wait to hear all about the surprises you have planned for Layla! Have fun tomorrow and a delightful week!

  5. Happy early Gotcha Day Layla! I love that she was able to find such a loving and supportive home – so many rescues don’t get that opportunity, but they all deserve it! Thank you for giving her an AMAZING life to date.

    • Thank you Britt and so good to see you, she has gone from pound to princess and every pup should have that chance, they are our furkids and deserve the best of the best lives

  6. Aww Happy Gotcha day Layla! Love at first sight! You are so blessed to have found your Mom. I’m excited to learn about the surprise next week. I’m sure whatever you have in store will be fabulous. I never heard of Dr. Harvey’s products before and will have to take a look. I wonder if there are products for cats too? I’m happy to know Layla is responding well to his products. She’s aging like a fine wine. 🙂

    • Aww thank you Kamira and yes he does have cat products and so worth looking into. I love the way you put it aging like fine wine, perfectly said thanks and I must
      remember that. Have a wonderful week

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