Wednesday, May 30, 2007

And the puppy's name is...

Blue Isle Shiver Me Timbers
Call name: Timber



Sunday, May 27, 2007


Well, we don't quite have a name yet. If it was up to J, it would be "Red". If it was up to Ed, it would be "Nibbler". And if it was up to me, he would be "Bandit". So we're going to play it by ear and let the puppy choose which one he wants to answer to... so far, Red is winning. He is an 8 week old red merle australian shepherd.

He's been introduced to the rest of the crew one by one.

Kishi growled - she's got to exert her kishi-tude.
Don Juan sniffed and then pretty much ignored him.
Jazz was so excited to see him that the puppy ran and hid behind Ed. She wants someone to play with soooooo bad. But she's still a little big for this little guy. I predict the tables will turn in a month or so. And she'll be the one running for cover.
And Tama surprised us all. Since her litter of puppies over a year ago, she hasn't wanted to be around any puppies. She seems to like this little guy. And I see her maternal side coming out. The puppy warmed right up to her.




Sunday, May 13, 2007

Kishi Update

I've had people ask me how Kishi was doing. Her skin is doing much better and her hair is growing back. There are no more raw open spots on her body. The yeast smell is definitely not as bad.

It's been almost a year since we started using the Nzymes in her food to combat the yeast problems and I've found if I bathe her in Selsun Blue that she doesn't itch. We removed the carpet in our downstairs where she spends most of her time. I've always had the feeling she was reacting to the chemicals that Stanley Steemer uses to clean the carpets. Her problems started in our last house a couple weeks after having the carpets cleaned for the first time. The allergies got better when we moved into a new house, and worse once I had the carpets cleaned again for the first time in that house. Removing the carpeting was the best thing we could do for all of us.

Although she'll never be rid of her allergies, I am thankful the old dog can have some relief.