Monday, August 31, 2009

Oops! I ate it award!!

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Our friend Studd has honored us with the "Oops I Ate it Award!"

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The rules are as follows:

"When accepting this award, you must blog about the food you have stolen when your humans were not watching. If you have never stolen any food, you must have been a really good pup! You can accept this yummy tray of cookies as your reward! Next add the logo of this award to your blog (optional), then nominate at least 5 other furry blogs and let them know by leaving a message on their blogs."

Well, on the part of Chewy and Lilibell, they are accepting this award as a reward, thanks Studd!! I have to say, they've never stolen any food. The most that they do is while I'm cooking, both of them will be under my feet just waiting for little tidbits to be dropped, which they immediately swoop down upon and clean it up with their doggy vacuum! And while we are eating, they're always sitting by their father, patiently waiting for him to slip them little pieces of human food.

So thank you once again Studd!!

We are now passing along this reward to those irresistible and cute little ones, Dinah and Bridget, who live on the far side of that big pond, and also to the 3 absolutely adorable little Scottish Chi's - Honey, Zac and Romeo. And of course, we can't forget about our Southern cousins Bentley and Lexi, we are sure that they will have a couple of barking funny stories to tell!!
If there is anyone else who has not gotten the award, and has a great and funny story to tell about stolen food, feel free to pick this award up and tell away!!

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Waiting for his Momma

Every day I leave for work at the same time and come home right around the same time too. Steve has told me in the past that the peanut heads always start to get antsy around 5:00, which is about 15 minutes before I arrive home. He says that they get up and start pacing around or will sit in front of the door. When I get to the front door, Chewy is the one who always hears me and will look out the window and start his happy whining and pawing on the screen, then I can hear Lilibell in the background starting on her high pitch whining bark.....when I open the door I'm greeted by two monkeys who are in a frenzy! Lilibell is dancing circles and jumping and Chewy's tail is going a mile a minute and then he starts jumping from couch to couch. Both of them won't settle down until I sit down and they can get in my lap to give me kisses!

In our living room, we have a bench underneath one of the windows that looks down the street and also onto our driveway.

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Chewy is the only one who is able to jump up on this bench. I usually approach the house from the opposite direction, but yesterday I approached it from this direction. As I got closer to the house, I could see through this window the top of Chewy's head and his ears. When I got to the driveway, I said "is that my Chewy?" and instantly his head popped up and he started his usual happy whining and barking. My Chewy, the sweet son that he is, was sitting on this bench waiting for me to come home! It was enough to just melt my heart!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Most Earistible Contest!

Munchkin Memoirs


Tiffany and the munchkins are having an "Ear"istible contest and here are our entries.

First up......Miss Lilibell

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Lilibell's ears have always been, since she was about 12 weeks of age, standing at attention. They've never gone up and down like most Chi's ears do when they are still little. We had a nickname for her when she was younger, we used to call her our "alien baby" because her ears in relation to her head at that stage were much, much bigger! Now that she has reached her full size, her head and ears are much better proportioned!

When Chewy was little, his ears were floppy like every other puppy. Then, for about two weeks, they were standing at attention!
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After that, they went up and down, and we always thought that was due to his teething. Until one day.....they went down and never came back up! But that's okay, because I think that his floppy ears (or "lazy ears" as I like to call them, sometimes, when he's sleeping, they will be standing at attention, and when he's awake, they're floppy, almost like he's too lazy to make them stand straight up, lol!) make him even more adorable! Sometimes, he looks up at me with an innocent look in his eyes, and his floppy ears give him an even more innocent air about him, and it always melts my heart!
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Not so prim & proper!

There is nothing like rolling around in sun-warmed grass! I had the time of my life, but Mommy got kind of mad at me.....she said I was dirtying up my pretty dress!




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Oh the noise!!

When Lilibell was younger, she very rarely spoke, until one day when she found her voice!

Chewy has always been a very vocal little boy, whereas Lilibell is very much the prim and proper little lady! A lot of people have never even heard her speak. But oh boy, when she does, it can get to a loud and piercing pitch! One of the nicknames that I have for her is "popcorn popper." Sometimes, she'll start out with tiny little barks, almost like little huffs, which slowly builds in frequency and volume until she's full force.....much like a popcorn popper!!



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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Breaking the Rules

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I know this is supposed to be "Wordless Wednesday" and I've already done my wordless post! But I wanted to mention the award that Coco and Lilian gave us, since it has been way overdue due to my being on vacation last week.

I first met Lilian and Coco shortly after they joined Club Chi. As soon as I saw a picture of Coco, I instantly fell in love with that sassy little girl! Through our correspondence and posts on Club Chi, Lilian and I have gotten to know each other very well and I count her as one of my close friends! Even though we are worlds apart from each other (she lives in Malaysia and I'm in the US!), the world of computers has brought us together.

My wish is that one of these days, I get to meet Miss Coco in person and give her bunches of hugs and kisses! And my other wish is that she could come live with me and the peanut heads......Coco, get your little hiney over here pronto, hehe!!

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Wordless Wednesday

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bad Liver, Bad!! Part II

Mommy has been such a lazy butt this week with posting! But I wanted to let you all know how my liver has been doing.

Monday, I thought me and Mommy were going some place special. She got me all dressed up in my new pink dress and put on my favorite pink necklace.

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Thankfully, I did not have to wear that hat (Daddy was laughing at me while he took this picture, which I did not appreciate at all!) Mommy got my VB bag and then we were off on our adventure! And where did we end up??........at the VETS, again!! I'm telling you all, I am so sick and tired of going to these people! But Dr. Block was a very nice man, when he came into the room, I was so scared that I was shaking like a leaf, but he got down on the floor with me and made me feel very comfortable. He looked me over and then stuck something cold up my butt, something about wanting to take my temperature, which of course was fine, because I'm not sick at all. Then came the dreaded part that I hate the most, I got pricked again by a needle, boo hoo. Why oh why do I have to keep getting needles in me! Mommy made it up to me though, she took me out shopping on our way home!

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Hi everyone! Well, thankfully with this visit with the internal specialist, we've finally gotten solutions to this pesky liver enzyme issue! First thing Dr. Block asked was whether or not she had been retested, which of course she wasn't. He said that her levels from the first testing were not that high and were really not indicative of MVD and he also made no mention of her undersized liver, when I mentioned to him that she had an ultrasound and that her liver was on the small side, he really did not seem concerned at all about that. He did another liver profile on her and it came back that the enzyme levels went down again, so instead of being 3x times high, now they're only 2x high!! Dr. Block said that, considering that she is asymptomatic and her levels have gone down, that she is now cleared for spaying.

But as her levels are still up there, he gave me 3 options:
1. Get a liver biopsy at the same time as her spaying.
2. Do nothing and just get her spayed.
3. Give her Denamarin (which has milk thistle in it) for 30 days and have her levels retested again.

Now, if we do nothing, we run the risk of her levels not going down and having her go through a biopsy and anesthesia again after her spaying. The problem with her being on Denamarin for 30 days is that right now, she needs to get spayed ASAP, as she is due for her second heat very, very soon, and the more heats they go through, the more the risk for mammary cancer is elevated, so she would be getting spayed before her treatment with Denamarin is completed. And if her levels don't go down even more with the Denamarin, then she would need a biopsy to see what is going on. We could always go with #1, Dr. Block said that they would only need to get 1 sample, if her liver is normal in color (if it was discolored, that's when they would need to get several samples from different places). He said that it is a simple procedure that my own vet could do (I told him that Dr. Alterman said they don't do that there and he looked at me like I was kinda crazy and said that he would write down the procedure for them!).

During this whole visit, I kinda got the feeling from Dr. Block that he was wondering why we were there in the first place, seeing as her levels were not that high in the first place and she is completely asymptomatic. Which goes along with my thinking that my regular vets were completely blowing this whole thing out of proportion.

Sooooo, after talking with Dr. Block, listening to his recommendations (he still strongly recommends a biopsy), and also talking with other people whose little ones went through the same thing and are fine without the need for a biopsy, I went with the Denamarin and will just do the spay without the biopsy. I feel confident that her levels will keep on going down, and plus, with the money we've spent so far and still need to pay for a spaying, a biopsy is really not in our budget right now. I'm going to take the chance and I feel that this is the right decision.


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Pool Day

Hey all!! Mom has been on vacation this week and has been verrrrry lazy about posting on here, so I decided to sneak on here to let you all know that we are still around!

Mom's friend Bella from Texas has been here in town, and she's been spending all of her time with Bella instead of with us, the nerve of her! But today she is home with us and later on we're going to Auntie Lori's house for a cookout. I just love going there...Auntie Lori has a yard that I can run around in, but not Lilibell, she is forever trying to escape and last time she managed to squeeze herself out through the fence! Mom was very mad at her and made her put her leash back on. But not me (well, I only escaped 1 time, but that was because I saw something very interesting in the next yard and just had to go and investigate, hehe!), I always come back when Mom calls me!

Anywho, I've decided, in addition to the couch olympics, to start training for Olympic swimming and also speed boat racing, I figure in at least one of these events I should win a medal!

I love my Auntie Lori!
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And here I am training on my speed boat
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The training has started!


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Friday, August 7, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Cooling pictures on a hot summer day!
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