Saturday, June 20, 2009

My Style

After watching Rate My Space on HGTV I decided to take the Quiz: What's Your Design Style? and this was the result:

Ethnic Eclectic

Your style is a mix of bohemian chic and contemporary ethnic flair. Whether you travel extensively or shop locally, chances are good that your home is filled with a collection of interesting accessories. By contrast, a neutral color scheme and furniture with simple lines is the best backdrop to accentuate your most colorful pieces. To achieve this mix-and-match design style, look to nature. "The concern with the environment is playing a big role in interior design trends – from colors you find in nature, to high-end natural fibers in wall coverings, to exotic woods and stone being used throughout the home," says Denise Turner, an interior designer in Alta Loma, California. It's all about simple lines and natural materials as a backdrop for your collectables and artwork.

Makes me sound so interesting doesn't it?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Easter Bunny's Mistress



Oregon woman obsessed with rabbits arrested again


By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER, Associated Press Writer

PORTLAND, Ore. – Washington County's "Bunny Lady" is back in the hutch after violating a court order banning her from owning animals for five years. Miriam Sakewitz, 47, was arrested Tuesday at a hotel in the Portland suburb of Tigard after an employee reported finding rabbits hopping around in her room.

Problems for Sakewitz started in October 2006 when police in Hillsboro, about 15 miles west of Portland, found and confiscated nearly 250 rabbits in her home, including about 100 dead ones in freezers and refrigerators.

Police said she broke into the facility where the survivors were being cared for in January 2007 and stole most of them back. Authorities found her a few days later in Chehalis, Wash., with eight live rabbits and two dead ones in her car. Another 130 rabbits were recovered at a nearby horse farm.

Sakewitz was sentenced in April 2007 to five years probation and was banned from owning or controlling animals. She also was told not to go within 100 yards of a rabbit.

That summer, Sakewitz was ordered to spend three days in jail for violating her probation by keeping a rabbit in her house. County probation officer Susan Ranger also said Sakewitz had canceled counseling sessions and refused to open the door for unannounced visits. Ranger said she found no rabbits when she finally got inside but did find a half-empty 10-pound bag of carrots.

Since then, Sakewitz has remained "pretty quiet" — until this week, said Washington County probation officer Bob Severe. "We hadn't heard much further from her," he said, adding she was thought to be living in Clackamas County.

On Tuesday, Washington County animal control officers removed eight adult rabbits, five young ones and a dead one from Sakewitz's hotel room, Tigard police spokesman Jim Wolf said.

Sakewitz was in custody Wednesday, and Wolf said he did not know if she had an attorney. She was to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon on animal neglect charges.

Original Article

Big BO

We took Bo in for his first real set of shots yesterday and the Vet was happy he is doing better (and so are we!).

Not only has Bo started eating more, has energy, and no longer has diarrhea but he has also gain 2.4 lbs. YAY!

Date Weight
6/5/09 6.6
6/8/09 7.8
6/9/09 7.4
6/16/09 9.8


What a good little big boy!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bo-dini

Let me start with telling you where our puppy Bo sleeps while we are at work... He is in a Pen similar to THIS in the laundry room. The pen is equipped with a puppy pee pad, small water dish, a toy or two, and a kennel with a comfy blanket to sleep on. When we are sleeping he is in a regular kennel because we will wake up and let him out a few times during our sleep. Since we are at work longer we like this pen enclosure because he has somewhere to potty/play. So far he has been doing very well in this enclosure until today.

My wife and I arrive home this morning after work and as we are unlocking the door we hear, "Bark, Bark" which we are normally use to hearing, but we realized it was Bo and he was on the other side of the front door. After coming in and being greeted by the puppy we inspected the house for damage, pee, poo, etc but we didn't find anything wrong. After making sure the house and the baby were safe we went to inspect the enclosure in the laundry room.

We get to the laundry room in the basement and find that the baby gate (with bars I dind't think he could get through) in the door is still intact. Inspecting the pen I see the built in door is latched and the pen is still standing, but isn't standing in the configuration it was.

I have no idea how he got out of the pen, through the baby gate, AND he didn't do anything super bad in the house. What a good little dog!

I guess next time he will have to stay in his normal kennel.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Bo Is Back!

Bo is doing so much better!!!

We are now mixing his kibble with the bland wet food the vet gave us, and he is eating like a pro. He looks like he is growing, he plays, runs, jumps, and all the puppy like things he should be doing.

I am so excited that he is doing better!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Puppy Update

Yesterday Bo's diarrhea continued so we decided to take him in to our real vet. After some fecal exams the doc determined that he has a bacterial infection and we needed to start him on a different antibiotic then what the first Vet gave us, and he sent us home with some bland food (Hill's Prescription i/d) that wouldn't upset his tummy. We put him to bed last night with hopes he would be better in the morning.

I woke up last night and for the first time he hadn't pooped in his kennel, and this morning he wouldn't eat or drink, and was super lethargic so we decided to take him back to the vet. The vet checked him over and we left him there for an IV to get him some fluids.

After sleeping for a few hours to prepare for our graveyard shifts at work we went and pick up the baby Bo. The pup looked so much better with the extra fluids in him, and the vet got him to eat some. The vet sent us home with some Hill's Prescription a/d which is another bland food but it doesn't have any chunks in it. He also sent us home with a syringe and said if he stopped eating again we could mix the food with water and squirt it in his mouth.

Now we've been home for about an hour and he has played like a normal puppy, eaten an entire small can of food, pooped, and peed. YAY!!!! Soon we will give him his 3rd dose of his meds and hopefully he will snap out of his funk soon.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Merging my addictions

Hello I'm a blog/Facebook-oholic. I'm addicted to blogging and to Facebook.

Recently I discovered Simplaris Blogcast on Facebook which allows me to automatically send my blog posts on Facebook. Also since my blog is confidential I can change the name of the blog showing on Facebook. The only problem I'm having is that Simplaris Blogcast doesn't post the blog posts in my News Feed or directly on My Wall. So my posts are stuck on some tab or in a tiny little box on the side of my Facebook profile. I hope I can figure this out soon because it would make me very happy!

Bo Bath Time

I read somewhere that you should wait till at least 7 weeks to bathe your puppy, because before this time they are still gaining the ability to maintain a good body temp on their own.

I just gave my baby Bo his first bath today, because he had a diarrhea type accident in his kennel. I put him in the tub and went around the corner to get shampoo and he followed. I'm surprised that he was able to jump out of the tub. He didn't much care for the bath but once her learned that he couldn't fight it he settled in.

After drying him well we cuddled under the blanket to keep him warm, and then I laid him down on the recliner under the blanket for a nap. HE IS SO FREAKING CUTE!!!!

Hopefully the meds the vet gave will help him get better.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Welcome



Since we still needed a new playmate to keep up with or pug Gus we decided to go and see this puppy we had seen advertised.

Our new baby is a Boxer puppy and we decided to name him Bogart, but we will call him Bo for short. Well we decided he would be the perfect fit for our new little home, and since he is little he will grow up around cats and will learn his place in our pack fairly easy.

I'm happy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Doggy Adventures

I can't remember if I posted about this a while back but our daucshaunded Chloe got hurt. Even with her spinal injury she regained her ability to walk but she could no longer hold her bladder. Since we couldn't give her the care she needed we found her a new home and hopefully she is happy there. I was sad, and so was our pug Gus.

Since Shelly (our sheltie) is getting old and can't keep up with the energetic we decided to get another dog. Well we found the perfect dog. She was sweet, played well with Gus at the Humane Society, did well first day in her kennel, but that all changed on day number two. She became very possessive and didn't think any of the other animals were entitled to have contact with us. As many of you know we don't have kids and at this point our animals are like our children. So when the new dog tried to kill my baby boy Gus Gus there was no way we could keep her. She was an angel with the other dogs outside, loves people, loved the pet store, but she needs to be in a home with no other animals.

I cried when we took her back but I know she will find a home quickly now that the humane society knows how she is. I guess that will teach me to take the Humane Society's word for 'Good with dogs'.

They said we can choose another but her attacking Gus isn't a reason to get a refund. Maybe if she had killed him. Well I left a message for a manager over there and I plan to get my money back.