Friday, July 6, 2018

The unusual: Part 14

1. Owner presented dog with a skin condition. She had treated it with bleach water and coconut oil and couldn’t imagine what it could be when that didn’t work. It was a hot spot. 

2. Dog ate rat poison. They called their vet to ask advise and were given very specific advise on how to give peroxide. Instead they gave chewing tobacco. They must had second thoughts about this and called our clinic to ask what to do. 

3.  Owner gave a lengthy story about how there were 40-50 lb feral cats living near his home because someone released “miniature” bengal tigers into the wild and they were breeding with the normal sized feral cats. 

4.  Client asked if they could get diarrhea from their dog. I’m not sure if this was in general or in regards to zoonotic diseases. 

5.  Thanks to my colleague for getting this one. Dog had a shoulder wound and owner wanted to know why blood from the heart wasn’t spurting out of it.  Same owner poured water on the wound and when confronted denied it despite the yowling dog and puddle of bloody water on the floor. 

6.  Clinic got an email asking the best food for a “chorkie”

7.  Owner presented dog for licking her “privates” and then noted it was mainly when the husband was around and could she be “pleasuring herself” because she read that on google. I’m not sure what she actually googled because “dog licking vulva” will NOT get you those results!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

More UKC

Last weekend we were sniffing again. Back to Tulsa for more UKC. Legend wrapped up her  aster interior and her master nosework with a second place. And then she got a keg of her elite vehicles. Three hides, seven vehicles, 1:51 for first place. Just three more Qs to get her EN!

Epic finished up both his advanced vehicles (in the intense heat) and his advanced interiors (first place). We played in superior vehicles on Sunday but he’s just really not ready. Time to buckle down on so,w training before moving on to big dog classes!

Legend’s fancy master Nosework ribbon

The rest. Since we are painting (again, still, you choose) I don’t have a good photo spot cleared out. So this is a chair. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

Today’s show and tell

This week the local shelter brought this dog in to have her leg checked. Unfortunately the radiograph looked like this

I believe this dog was shot in the elbow. They COULD take for a surgical consult and MAYBE someone could clean up the joint and put the elbow back together. But even if they could there’s a good chance it wouldn’t heal, the recovery time would be long and the joint would never be normal. So, this dog is getting an amputation. It’s the most effective route to a pain free life. 

Anout the film, the bright white is the metal and the reason the bone edges look fuzzy is because the leg was trying to heal itself. But obviously it couldn’t. So this was not a fresh injury. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

More pony fun

Cheri brought her niece over the one day. So I turned Ries into life sized my little pony!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Gus update

Gus had his cardio recheck last Friday. And he got the good news that things are looking good. And the bad news that he can finally be neutered! Full bio coming soon!

AKC with two dogs!

We had a one day AKC scentwork trial here this weekend.  I decided to go ahead and bring both dogs since there was no travel and just one day.

Legend was very enthused about her searches but not overly accurate.  In a rare turn of events she only passed advanced exteriors.  But she did so very nicely with a third place. 

Epic picked up the slack by passing everything but exteriors (it was wet and rainy, maybe made a difference?). He even got first in Novice containers and 3rd in Novice buried.  And even though the didn't place in interiors his time was only 15 seconds.  So big day for baby dog!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Good horse

He may not be the fanciest, or the most athletic, but he’s a pretty good babysitter so far. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

More catch up

More time with Riesling!

And making new friends 

Twist trying to stay cool

Gus anxiously awaiting his cardio recheck so he can be adopted. His appt is Friday!

Socks has been working on his summer body...

Who knew a white horse could be so fun!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Catch up time

Jeannie got adopted by a nice young guy this weekend! Gus has a cardio recheck next Friday so hopefully then he will be ready to neuter and list. 

Riesling is settling in and gaining weight and becoming a good little riding horse, making improvement all the time. 

The super sniffers went to a UKC trial this weekend and had some success. Legend got off to a rocky start in interiors but finally nabbed a master leg at the end of the weekend. She went 2/2 in exteriors though and finished her elite title. She ended up with 2 firsts, one second and two high in trial. Epic went 3/4 in exteriors getting his Novice title and one advanced leg with one first, one second, one third, and one high in trial. More fun sniffing later in the month!

Also these are growing in a weed patch from some seed I put out last year but didn’t grow until now. 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Mystery man

All we know is what’s on his papers. We don’t know where he’s been, what he’s done, how he was treated, or why he ended up at auction. 

But thanks to those papers that followed him for 12 years he got lucky. They traced back right anlocal Arabian farm that no longer exists.  Friends who are fans of the bloodline bailed him out of the kill pennto find him a good home. 

Then there’s me, fresh out of horses and looking for something to ride. While he was a little more of a project than I was looking for, he was pretty, and sweet, and level heads. I took a chance. This week “Riesling” arrived home after 60 days at the trainer. He’s still got a ways to go but I think he will work out just fine. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Twins and FAQs

In August we officially become a family of four! We will be hosting two (yes, two) foreign exchange students this year.  No, they aren't actually twins but that's how they refer to double placements such as ours.  We are super excited to have them here.  Both girls come from the same prestigious scholarship program that brought us Nadin.  Only a small percentage of applicants from each country are selected for this program and we are excited to learn all about their countries and cultures.  Last time we did this we got a lot of questions.  So, I'm going to address those again, edited for our new students!

1.  Where are they from? Not surprising I'm sure-this usually comes first!
Mariyam is from Pakistan and Oishi is from Bangladesh.

2.  How old are they?
They are both 16

3.  Do you have to teach them to drive?  Usually this follows the age question.
No.  They are actually not allowed to operate any motorized vehicle while here.  

4.  Do they speak English/good English?
Yes.  This one always surprises me-they have to attend the public high school and maintain satisfactory grades, so somewhat fluent English is a required for the program.

5.  What are their native languages?
Mariyam speaks Urdu and Oishi speaks Bengali.  Students placed in the same household are not allowed to share a native language

6. Is it expensive?
No, you are required to provide three meals a day and reasonable transportation to school events and exchange program events.  Plus the increased cost of electricity or water (if you have a water bill) for an additional person.  Additional costs for eating out, travel or other activities are at your discretion.  Scholarship students come with a monthly stipend plus an allowance for specific incidental costs. 

7.  How long will they stay?
Approximately 10 months-they will return home sometime after the school year ends. 

8.  How is it determined which student you get?
You get to pick your student.  You can filter based on gender, country, scholarship vs non-scholarship, hobbies and interests.  They also write an essay, answer several questions and describe their daily life and activities.  You are also provided with basic academic and biographical information. 

Monday, May 21, 2018


Jeannie is a sweet girl. She’s about 1-2 years old and was a stray. She loves petting and food. We will know more about her soon!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Weekend updates

Last weekend Epic passed three odors at the ORT. So now he’s ready for big adventure!

This weekend I ran a 5k and won my age group. It wasn’t a spectacular time, but about what I expected. Hope to improve my training over the summer. 

We are also working on painting yet another room of the house. We chose a nice light gray. It’s going to make the room look bigger and won’t clash with any of the cute new artwork I have. 

Old color

In progress 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Goats! And a pony.

We just love these guys. They are so fun to watch. Handel is getting very tame. Gretel will come up and take treats but she still doesn’t like to be touched. 

And is there anything cuter than a napping pony?