Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023
Wednesday Doggy Time

This is how my grand dog, Phoebe, invites us over to come swimming with her:

How can anyone resist her?

Also, Golden Retrievers are so photogenetic, even when they’re an older girl. And then there’s Maggie, who’s a little more photo challenged aka SUBBORNLY RESISITS HAVING HER PHOTO TAKEN.

Like here. True story, and Wizard saw this — I told her to “Sit so I can take a picture of you.” So she did…with her back to me and the camera.

If it’d been a video, you’d hear Wizard roaring with laughter in the background.

Happy Wednesday!

4 comments to “Wednesday Doggy Time”

  1. Silver James
    July 26th, 2023 at 7:38 am · Link

    We need to start calling Maggie Lady Gaga. Isn’t she the one with the song about the paparazzi/puparazzi? And Phoebe is such a pretty girl! Jake is the new “best dog” at the new vet’s. He stepped on the scales, sat with all paws in position and stayed still until the receptionist got his weight. (108) We really liked the vet tech who did his intake. The vet is brusque and all business but we appreciate that. She explained things completely and left the choice up to us. He has yeast infections in both ears–the reason for the one swollen ear flap (that ear has the deeper infection). He’s on meds–oral and ear spray. She drained the ear and warned it could still bleed for awhile. If the draining (and second drain, which will be necessary) doesn’t work, there’s surgical intervention which she’d rather not do if not necessary. I’m with her! No vaccines due to steroid injection in the ear. We go back for a follow up this next Monday. When they took him back for treatment, he simply laid down in the floor and let them work–hence “Best Dog” declaration. But we knew that. LOL The ear still bled a bit but not like before so she’ll probably drain again on Monday. Eventually, we’ll get his shots and his nails done! They can do that too and if he freaks with them, they’ll send us home with a sedative to be given the night before and day of the clipping. Worth paying for to have them do it. Less traumatic for all involved. LOL And best news, he’s still heartworm negative! (He was borderline when we adopted him so that’s always been a bit of a worry.)

    Have to pick up a prescription today when it’s ready. Will probably leave Jake at home. Can’t leave him in the car even for the 5 or so minutes to run into Walmart (you never know how busy the pharmacy pick-up window will be) and it’s getting so that the pavement is hot enough to burn his paws if we don’t go early morning (and pharmacy doesn’t open until 9:00). I hate summer!

    Happy Hump Day!

  2. Viki S.
    July 26th, 2023 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Are Goldens great or what They all seem to like to carry things around in their mouths.

    I have to laugh at Maggie. She is just TOO much 😅. The lady does not like to be photographed.

    I’m with Silver – I hate summer and Jake is a trooper!

    We had a massive storm right here and basically nowhere else yesterday afternoon. Our little area was flooded. Two inches of rain came down in 40 minutes. I feel so bad for people who have to clean the mud out of their homes. We’re fine.

    I hope you have a great afternoon!

  3. Jenn
    July 26th, 2023 at 5:53 pm · Link

    Silver, Lady Gaga is a great name for Maggie! Of course, I’d never remember to call her that.

    That is great news on the vet for Jake! I can hear your relief at finding a good vet and staff, and getting him treated. I was just telling Wizard yesterday the ordeal you went through trying to find a new vet. Anyhow, Jake is always a superstar. And I’m with you on having them do his nails too. I’m terrified to do Maggie’s because she has black nails and it’s impossible to see the quick. I let the experts do it and happily pay them.

    Awesome news on being heartworm free too! You can breathe a bigger sigh of relief.

    I’m sure the ears are not fun, but he’ll be all healed and well soon. OH! And I’m also 100% with you on not doing surgical intervention until more conservative treatment doesn’t work. That, in my opinion, is a good vet (or human doc).

    Yeah, probably best to leave Jake home. I won’t leave Maggie in the car or even take her on asphalt when it’s so hot here. You’re dealing with the same, plus Jake is bigger and can get sick even faster.

    You’re a great dog mom!

    Hope the rest of your week is easy and Jake heals fast!

  4. Jenn
    July 26th, 2023 at 5:56 pm · Link

    Viki, goldens are awesome dogs — so fun and usually sweet. I love them (and all dogs, LOL). We worried about Phoebe when her sister Roxy passed, but she’s doing great.

    Maggie makes us laugh all the time. She’s not golden retriever silly but she has her own charm.

    Wow isn’t that weird when it rains in just one isolated spot like that? I’ve seen it in thunder storms and it’s a bit freaky. Glad you’re property is okay, hope everyone else faired as well. Such a crazy weather year.

    Happy Wednesday!

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