My dog is now a senior

Nitro is 9 years old now. Oh my god! 9! How did he get here?

I rang his vet this morning. I wanted to check when his next check up is due.

She told me to bring him in in april. He gets a check up every six months. She said if I am worried about him to bring him in sooner.

She asked me if he’s losing weight, I said, no, quite the opposite. I think he’s gained some weight.

I’m not actually worried about him at all. He does have a little lump on his ear, its like a wart, but the last time he was at the vets I got her to check it. She said it was nothing and if he was ever under anastetic she’d remove it then.

He’s in good health. I think he’s getting a touch of artheritis though poor guy. He can still run around though, and he can still jump on the bed, so I don’t think its that bad.

I hope he is going to live for at least another 5 years. All going well, he should. I just cannot imagine my life without him in it and I hope I don’t have too for a very long time.

I cant quite believe this but…

I cant quite believe it!

Biggie, our parents dog, has made a miraculous recovery!

He seems to be fine again! He is eating, drinking, and he’s walking fine!

I am so, so elated! He is such a trooper!

We’re all super happy! He might have another couple of months with us! Yay!

I dont know if it was a bug he caught, from something he ate while he was out in the garden, not sure, but whatever it was, he has recovered!

That dog is a miracle dog! Thank god and thank you all for all of the prayers!

My pup was so scared of the fireworks!

Nitro got so scared last night. He hates fireworks!
He was terrified of them!
I think I’m going to look into getting him something natural to take, like a relaxant, or something. Something that will help him when he’s so scared.
Its not fair to him that he was so stressed out, and when he is, I am too.
So I think I will definitely look into it for the future.
Anyone else’s pets frightened by fireworks?
Its an awful feeling, a helpless feeling when you are trying to comfort them and you cant. At least I felt helpless.

what a cutie!

Nitro is being so cute! He’s in his bed, snoring loudly!
I love when he does that!
He’s so adorable!
I wish I could get a picture of him or take a video!
But if I go over to where he is he’ll stop!
Animals are so amazing! I am so glad I have Nitro. He makes me so happy.
I am so proud to be his mommy!

Dogs rules for christmas!

Dog’s Rules for Christmas
1. Be especially patient with your humans during this time. They may appear
to be more stressed out than usual and they will appreciate long comforting
dog cuddles.

2. They may come home with large bags of things they call gifts. Do not
assume that all the gifts are yours.

3. Be tolerant if your humans put decorations on you. They seem to get some
special kind of pleasure out of seeing how you look with fake antlers.

4. They may bring a large tree into the house and set it up in a prominent
place and cover it with lights and decorations. Bizarre as this may seem to
you, it is an important ritual for your humans, so there are some things you
need to know:
a. Don’t pee on the tree.
b. Don’t drink water in the container that holds the tree.
c. Mind your tail when you are near the tree.
d. If there are packages under the tree, even ones that smell interesting or
that have your name on them, don’t rip them open.
e. Don’t chew on the cord that runs from the funny-looking hole in the wall
to the tree.

5. Your humans may occasionally invite lots of strangers to come visit
during this season. These parties can be lots of fun, but they also call for
some discretion on your part: Not all strangers appreciate kisses and
cleans. Don’t eat off the buffet table. Beg for goodies subtly. Be pleasant,
even if unknowing strangers sit on your spot on the sofa — they don’t know
any better. Don’t drink out of glasses that are left within your reach
unless you can get away with it.

6. Likewise, your humans may take you visiting. Here your manners will also
be important: Observe all the rules in #4 for trees that may be in other
people’s houses (4a is particularly important). Respect the territory of
other animals that may live in the house. Be nice to the kiddies. Turn on
your charm big time.

7. A big man with a white beard and a very loud laugh may emerge from your
fireplace in the middle of the night. DO NOT BITE HIM!

Forgot about poor nitro!

I forgot to get a christmas present for Nitro. Now I feel really bad.

I could try to get him one but I doubt I’ll be in the shops again before christmas. I am just hoping my sister got him something, or my mom.

At least I can give him a treat of turkey and ham on christmas day. He will enjoy that. Maybe that can be my gift to him, some nice tasty food from our christmas dinner.

I wanted to get him a doggy christmas stocking. Or a new collar or something. I just forgot with all the rushing around I’ve been doing lately.