Hello again everypawdy, it’s me, Bella. I am very excited because there is a wonderful Holiday coming up near the end of this month called Thanksgiving. That is when our pawrents and relatives all get together at the home of whoever is the best cook in the family, and the Daddies all watch football on the TV and the Mommies all hang out in the kitchen fixing up the food. For those of us who are on special diets, however, we still have to be mindful of what we eat so we don’t suffer from self-inflicted injuries! Those of you who know me pawsonally also know that I am a calcium oxalate stone former and have to make sure I don’t eat anything that will give me a problem. A furrend gave Mommy The Low Oxalate Cookbook (Book Two) so whenever she wants to make something special for me, Mommy will find a recipe in it and adapt it for dogs. She has modified the recipe that is on page 100 by eliminating anything that dogs should not eat and making substitutions. Here is the recipe that Mommy has made and tested right here in the Chateau Bella kitchen of Canine Cuisine (and it is pretty doggone good): Read More
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Hi everypawdy, it’s me, Bella! I have some new wheels and I want to bark about them in this blog. Whenever Mommy takes me to a big event, I always travel in my stroller. My first stroller had a lot of miles on it, including airline miles from a couple of airplane trips–one to Evansville, Illinois to tape the PetMeds Commercial, and another to Ft Lauderdale, Florida to meet my PetMeds family! Now it is time to retire the beat up buggy so PetMeds has sent a new one: the Sport model by Pet Gear (PG8030), and it is my favorite color of pink. The box arrived and Mommy took this picture of me before it was all put together:
Hi everypawdy! It’s me again, Bella, reporting in about a wonderful event in my town that is held the first weekend in October at Lancaster City Park in Lancaster, CA where I live with my pawrents.
As the Pombassador of Southern California Pomeranian Rescue, I just could not miss this opportunity to have a booth at this event. This was our THIRD year there and it was even more fun than ever! There were so many vendors: Nature’s Farmacy West / A Better Way Pet Care, AV Animal ER (where I have been a patient and received excellent care), my furrends at Quartz Hill Veterinary Clinic, so so many and I can’t forget actually getting to meet the Blue Buffalo in pawson!
As the Pombassador of Southern California Pomeranian Rescue, I get to attend a lot of fundraising events that benefit homeless pets everywhere. This is the fourth year that I have been able to attend Strut Your Mutt, a nationwide fundraising dog walk for pets and their people to save the lives of shelter pets. Sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society, the walk is held in major cities all across America. This year the Los Angeles area event was held at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, California. It was one of the hottest days of the year, and here I am in my stroller…it is lined with those freezer ice packs under my blankie so I stayed very cool while Mommy roasted:
Yesterday was a big day for Southern California Pomeranian Rescue! Not because it was just another beautiful day in sunny Southern California, but because the Volunteers and their foster dogs were invited to visit with Meagan Medick of The K9 Corner TV Show! SCPR is being showcased on this episode to help us find furrever homes for the dogs that we have in our rescue here in Southern California. Here I am with Meagan and the camera man setting up the scene and doing the sound and lighting checks before beginning to interview the volunteers and just a few of the dogs that are available for adoption:
I had a chance to attend a real workout class last night with my furrend and canine fitness coach Valerie Minnis. The class convened at 6:30pm at Dos Caminos Park in Camarillo CA, a lovely setting perfect for an evening workout. Valerie offers a variety of services to help you get and keep your dog in shape, whether you are just looking for a fun and recreational hour in the park or seeking to train your canine athlete to compete in serious agility trials. K9 BodyShop offerings include Canine Athlete Workshops, Private Lessons, Fido Fitness Classes, one hour Workout With Your DOG Classes, and Therapeutic Animal Massage. Here is a cute video from the website:
Hi everypawdy!! It’s me, Bella, again. PetMeds has invited me to do a Live online Q & A session, just like Dr. Dym gets to do on the PetMeds Facebook page, so all of my PetMeds fans can ask me any question they want to ask. I have been preparing for it all week, wondering what kind of questions I would be asked.
Most everypawdy who knows me will know that I am on a very special diet because I make bladder stones of the calcium oxalate variety so there are a lot of foods that I am not supposed to eat. Most commercial dog foods and treats have some of those ingredients in them so I don’t get a lot of cookies and dog bones like a lot of other dogs do. Mommy has perfected a recipe just for me though, and I am going to share that here with my readers. These treats are really yummy! (I am fussing at her to give me another treat as she is typing this, too, so please excuse any typing errors)
Ever since I became the Pombassador for Southern California Pomeranian Rescue, I have gotten used to lots of people petting me and wanting to hold me. I’ve been a pretty good sport about it, and I like it when people are nice and want me to sit on their laps. Now that I am in Therapy Dog training there is a whole new world that I am being introduced to. Usually when I am out and about at a public event like a Pet Expo or a charity fundraiser, people can walk up to me for a pet and a hug; most of them are walking on their own with a few being in wheelchairs. For the most part, they are well and able to get around. Being a Therapy Dog is very different and I had my first real time exposure to a different world today, where the people are not well and are in a skilled nursing facility. They are not so sick that they require the level of care that one gets when one is in the hospital, but they are still not well enough to be on their own and need an intermediate level of care and rehabilitation before they can go home. Today my on-the-job training was at Lancaster Healthcare Center in Lancaster California.