Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
|Getting the ingredients ready.|
There are some wonderful high-quality kibbles on the market and most New Rattitude foster dogs are fed one of these fantastic kibbles - mine included. I feed my personal dogs raw, and I often give my fosters at least some raw food to help them gain the benefit of minimally processed meats.
|Grinder is set up and large casserole dish is clean and empty.|
|I use plastic sandwich containers for storing.|
|Five pounds of ground chicken gizzards|
|Three pounds of ground pollock filets on top of the gizzards.|
|One and a half pounds of ground chicken liver.|
|Mix it together well.|
|Finished product and a hand-washed grinder and parts!|
|Sorry Cody - the next post is all about you, I promise!|
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
|Cody paces around the exam room.|
|Exploring the room.|
|I put the treat bag on the exam table...|
|Cody first tried to reach it...|
|Unable to reach the bag, he tried a new tactic - puppy dog eyes!|
|We took a break between the temperature check and the vet exam.|
|Cody when he returned.|
|Getting back to the eager boy I know.|
Monday, January 28, 2013
|Penny and Momma Debbie.|
Penny will join Dad Eric, and four-legged brother Gauge (boxer/lab mix) both of whom she already met at the Home Visit. I look forward to hearing updates on her wonderful life!
Friday, January 25, 2013
|Cody showing off his sit.|
|Watching the other doggy clients.|
|A barking dog caused some concern.|
|Goofy boy checking under the bench.|
|Seeing how he can get that treat in my hand.|
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
|The TerrieRex strikes again!|
|How's this work?|
|What if I push it?|
|Maya watches from the other side to make sure Moche finishes her dinner!|
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
|Sweet Cody out for a walk.|
Thanks so much Ken and Ahimsa for putting on such an amazing seminar. I can't wait to see future speakers come. It's a great facility, wonderful people, and all around a fantastic time! Bring something to write with though and a hard surface, because you'll be taking a lot of notes.
|Cody gives Ahimsa Dog Training his "Mark of Approval!"|
Monday, January 21, 2013
Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle. Ken Ramirez is a biologist and animal behaviorist with over 35 years of experience, primarily working with marine mammals. He is the idol of many of my idols, including Kathy Sdao and Patricia McConnell, so I knew this would be a seminar I couldn't miss!
Since the seminar took place at Ahimsa, they encouraged attendees to leave dogs at home but allowed them to come. A wonderful friend said she would pet-sit Maya and Sappho on Saturday, and I took Cody and Moche with me. Little Moche was recovering from a bought of gastroenteritis so she came too so I could keep an eye on her, and I felt more comfortable keeping Cody with me than with someone who hadn't had time to build a rapport with him. Fortunately there was plenty of room at the back for a chair and two covered crates, and the three of us settled in for an exciting weekend.
|One of the wonderful dogs at the seminar.|
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Omega Ball, which has a single opening and has an inner lip that tends to catch the kibble.
While it isn't hard to maneuver, it takes perseverance to get that kibble out. This toy ended up a bit much for Moche and she didn't understand that she had to keep moving it. So the next night I dug out the Premier Busy Buddy Twist 'n Treat, which is one of the best toys for dogs new to food toys.
We started out with the Twist 'n Treat pretty wide open so that each movement gave a big reward of multiple kibble. Moche took to this right away!
No problem for Moche!! Next we'll move onto a more challenging toy, but you'll have to come back to find out which one it will be and how she does!
|The Premier Busy Buddy|
|There is a reason for the baby gate...|