Sunday, February 27, 2011

Good News

Kort had his 2nd check up by Dr. Devall today & it was good news!
She sees a huge improvement in his hips from the last time. Also when she extended his hips today he didn't yelp ! We are to continue on with our exercises to strengthen his core muscles & just keep doing what I've been doing. He needed some minor adjustments in his spine. Last time his spine & pelvis were so tight, this time he was much improved with no tightness :)
I have not decided if I will go back to agility with Kort. This morning I attended a lecture given by Dr Devall on injuries in performance dogs...unless you are prepared to treat your dog like an athlete, then you are just asking for trouble. By this I mean conditioning the whole dog, his core, his muscles etc. Cross training, endurance training as well....warm ups, cool downs, all very important...this stuff I already knew, but I did not know the extent of stress on the dogs body if the are not conditioned properly or if they just don't have the proper structure to begin with. I have some thinking to do now :)
I also ended up bringing Tate for an appt. He first saw Dr Devall about 4 yrs ago when she was practicing in Edmonton, then I travelled to Calgary to see her, & the last time we saw her was about 2 yrs ago when she was here for our regional agility trails. I noticed that one of Tate's hips was higher then the other again, his whole pelvis needed to be adjusted, plus some areas in his neck...he always has the same thing...more exercises with Tater too :)
All in all it was a very good day & I am very happy with the news.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


It's just a teeny bit windy here in Lethbridge today :))

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tag, You're It !

I got tagged by White's Wiggly Zack !....

So, here are the rules......

1. You have to display this lovely award on your blog

2. You have to tell 5 things about yourself and 4 of them have to be bald faced lies. Then see who can guess the "right" one

3. You have to pass this on to 5 of your friends to play too

So here are 5 "true" things about myself :)......

1) I love seafood
2) I am actually quite shy
3) I sucked my thumb until I was 6 years old
4) I love winter
5) I hate being alone

So for this challenge, I tag

1) Manymuddypaws
2) Crazy Coulee & Little Lacey
3) Digit Fetchit Herdit
4) Life and Collies
5) Entaiscollieshorsesart

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Road To Raw, Update

Frustrated :(
That sums it up, the first 3 weeks went so well, but now Kort has had soft stools, diarrhea, sometimes with mucous for the last 3 weeks or so, maybe longer.
I am trying so hard to be positive, but at this point it is hard. Today I am going to pick up some digestive enzymes, I feel he may need some help digesting his food which could be his problem.
I am still reading & making my own judgements as to what is best for Kort. I think small amounts & veggies & grains are ok, he has had some acorn squash, & some quinoa, but the main staple of his diet has been meat. I just have to find something he can eat without it going through him !
It was suggested to me he should get more bone, he gets bone in his Urban Carnivore Meaty Bone patties but it is ground up. So, I tried giving him chicken necks, & some Bison bone, all he got was diarrhea again :(
So this is where we are for now, just wanted to let everyone know we are still trying :))

Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Birthday

Birthday wishes going out to my nephew Aaron who turned 18 today ♥ !!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Finally !!!

A picture where " I " look better then my dog! LOL!

Isn't this an AWFUL picture of Tate!!! Seriously!!, it cracks me up , poor handsome Tate, looking icky ! :)