August 31 is designated as the National Dog Day. This year, it is being celebrated a week earlier.
The National Dog Day was created to support adoption of rescue dogs, including dogs in local shelter. Their motto is to save 10,000 dogs from east to west coast in the US, one day at a time. I wish I knew this even before my beloved fur baby passed away this year. I would have celebrated this National Dog Day with my Millie by taking a day-off and just spending time with her in a more special way.
Well, every day can be a National Dog Day for pet owners because of the love they give to their loyal fur babies. So, my Millie may not be around to celebrate this wonderful day to recognise all dogs in the planet, I know she’s more happy where she is now, running free without any pain.
Happy National Dog Day to all doggies out there! I pray that all pets are loved and taken cared of because they deserve nothing but the best!
Millie was a bit down the past few days. One day she was jumping up and down in our couch and bed and the next thing you know it, she was lying on her bed or on the floor, didn’t want to eat much and a bit quiet lately.
We took her to the vet last night and hoped for positive news that what was happening to her wasn’t that bad. We had a feeling that she was in pain with all those jumping around. And the vet confirmed that. She probably had her vein compressed in the neck area with all those jumping around. Also, her bloodwork came out negative. That is a relief to hear.
So, our dear little diva baby Millie is on pain-relief meds right now for few days. I didn’t go to work to observe how she is behaving. Also, the doctor asked me to reduce the weight of Millie. I am guilty! I kept giving her treats as I can’t bear to look at those begging doggie eyes. I guess I have spoiled her rotten too.
Things will have to change from now on. After the dog scare with Millie, we’ll have to set new rules and rearrange stuff around the house so she won’t jump on the bed and the couch and hurt herself in the process. Also, daily workout for Millie will have to be done. So, it pays both ways for me too. I lose weight with Millie. I have to give time for this even if I’m tired from work. It’s a commitment I will give as if she is my own child. Well, for my family, that’s how we see Millie. She’s our baby with four legs…and fur who barks.
This is what I can suggest to pet lovers out there. If you suspect your dog is feeling something weird or see signs that are unusual for your pet, bring your beloved pet to the vet right away. The sooner you do that, the sooner your pet can get the immediate medical care it needs and can prevent any serious complications later on. It’s also wise to get pet insurance. I am considering that now.
Do you get so attached with your pets? Do you love them like they are your own kids? I know I do. How about you?
The weather has let up and it’s not as cold as it was the previous days so it’s time for our “stinkerella” Millie to go to the groomers for her regular grooming session.
I gave her a bath 2 weeks ago at home but her coat is already bushy and long and needs to be properly trimmed, shampooed and blow-dried by the professionals. She looks like a walking rectangular box already with 4 legs!
I normally don’t give her bath every week because of her sensitive skin. I only brush her regularly. However, every other month, I take her to the groomers except this winter time has been a bit weird and our Millie had to wear her doggie shirt to keep warm even with her thick coat already. Since the weather is okay and we’re back to using the air condition unit on, that means, it’s warmer and more so, Millie will be feeling more hot that her humans.
So, stinkerella Millie is ready for her grooming time!
How about you, how often do you take your lovely pooch for a professional grooming?
I know, Halloween’s over and there’s no need to wear a costume. But, if the costume is so cute, I cannot pass that opportunity to take a photo session with my little, cute, diva dog – Millie.
I bought her this pink top hat and bow tie from Daiso (AED7 7.00, approx US$ 1.50) that both look uber cute for her. She didn’t wince and happily posed for the photo.
So, here she is in her cute festive costume for the holiday season. Her holiday greeting is just too adorable!
Ever since I adopted Millie from her previous owners, I never actually changed her doggie bed. It is still the same doggie bed she had while she was with her previous owners. I thought if I threw or change it, she would have a hard time adjusting to us so I decided to keep it.
Her doggie bed is not in good shape anymore and I am thinking of replacing it with a heated dog bed since our aircond unit is cold and the season is changing.
I always catch Millie sleeping under the bed or near the window where it is a bit warm. I have kept small comforter and blanket on her existing bed so that she could snuggle but I think it wasn’t working for her. It’s high time we change her bed.