Sunday, April 10, 2016

Long time, same time

... meanwhile, Lily and Mommy have been upping the level of training so Lily will be less nutty on walks. Mostly she's very good, except when she sees another dog. She gets super excited, then goes ballistic.

Luckily, Mommy's hit upon the new Toast Trick: which is to pull out 1/3 piece of toast and sticking it in her mouth. Lily goes gaga for toast. She's ready to behave and quickly scurry home, no funny business, when she has toast.

We'll have to adjust her calories for that, tho.

In other big news, Mommy's rediscovered the Instagram app on her phone, and found it's easier to take pictures of Lily there.

So we'll be at:

See you there!

(it was going to be princess lily, but all variations of that were taken. Besides, she's not really a princess. More like a THUG princess.)

Sunday, January 24, 2016

How come the tablet's not charging?

It took me a moment here.
The blue light comes on when the tablet is charging.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Judging from the pics, all we do is sleep... no way: the Big Food Post

Lily's just really fast and a bit nuts when we're out, so no action shots. But we put in a good 2.5 hours walk total/daily. Both doggo and mommy aren't going to be getting fat any time soon.

Lily also enjoys her food. A LOT.

Since she got over her anal gland swelling, we've switched over from the vet advised Royal Canin Sensitive Stomach to Real Food. It's been going on for about 3 months now. Her poos have never been so good, and they're much smaller and with less frequency. No filler, I guess.

This is just what we do, and what we think is best for our dog.

But I did what reading I could and came to my own conclusions regarding bones and the nutritional value of cooked/uncooked. While I like the idea of raw bones, it's scary for me and not recommended by our vet.

So I downloaded both US and European dog food nutritional recommendations, then made a spreadsheet for all the macros/vitamins/minerals she needs, and a calorie estimation. Then, I looked up which foods are good for these and made a rotation list.

She gets kuri pumpkin, korean seaweed, frozen spinach and green beans, sardines (in water), and a rotation of chicken, pork, pork and beef hamburger (grocery store grade), plus 1/4 multivitamin, 750mg calcium citrate, eggs twice a week, and the occasional chicken liver. She gets the usual snacks: cucumber, banana, apple, cheese, peanut butter, and lettuce (her fave, go figure).

Sometimes Mommy checks out the Moroccan butcher and get her lamb and turkey, or the Dutch butcher for beef heart (for dogs).

It's a bit of work, but Lily REALLY LOVES FOOD. And I figure I can treat her if I cut down on my own meat eating.

No, honestly, I wanted to give her Orijen and good meat (50/50), but she had a funny poo after Orijen Red and I didn't want to risk Miss Picky's sensitive stomach again.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Goof off weekend

Daddy's gone to Maryland for a Christmas visit,  and Mommy would have spent the day crying in a corner if it weren't for Lily.