Friday, June 19, 2009

An Empty Home

Today is the very first time that all three dogs are out and I'm home. :( I'm not used to it at all! Well, it'll actually be only for a few hours; 3 hours, maybe. I dropped off the dogs today at their local groomer, which is at Georgette's closet along Katipunan Avenue. After which, I shortly did some errands around town. I then come home, opened the door and almost instinctively anticipated all three dogs waiting for me by the door. Oh wait, right, they're being groomed now. I walk past the table where Mallows usually chills in under. I once again almost instinctively bend down to check on her. Oh wait, right again, they're being groomed now. The house truly feels empty without them. :( I can't wait to see them--sporting their new do's, too! :D   

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Shout Out to Karol!

Karol with Bruce

KAROL ANN ONG SEE! 

We just want to say Thank You! for all the support and company despite the constant attempts to bully Peanut and Chloe (we understand that you're too sissy to attempt it on Mallows, JK!) We just miss you!!! 

xoxo
Jen, Mallows, Peanut and Chloe

A Sort of Swimming Chloe

As I have mentioned in most of my previous posts, Mallows was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. And one of the vet's suggestions was to make Mallows swim! We don't have a pool and I'm afraid that Mallows is just too big for a baby pool (the portable ones made of plastic) so what he suggested then was that we submerge 3/4 of her body in a deep water container (filled with water, of course :D) while holding onto the remaining upper quarter of her body. The logic behind this suggestion was that Mallows would supposedly be encouraged to move her hind legs. Well, maybe we carry her too much or something... because the logic didn't apply for Mallows' case! 

But I didn't stop there. Curious enough, I took Chloe and dropped her off in the same container. SUCCESS! A swimming dog! :) I wish though she were able to swim farther. Also, I tried the same thing with Peanut but I think she was too young then as she just froze! I had to immediately take her out of the water before she drowned! Oh Peanut! Hehe. She is such a baby! >:D<  

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Peanut: "hate. water."

With all the three dogs that I've witnessed grow, I always find myself amazed at how much I almost fail to notice them do so. It's like from being as small as the size of my palm, they suddenly expand into what they are now--overnight! I guess I'm just thankful that often times, I am able to record their puppy days. But really, it seems like I never get to notice or catch their "in between" days when they aren't as small as when we got them but aren't as big as now.

So now I'm actually reminiscing the time when Peanut still had a "puppy" coat. I think that especially for dogs like Yorkies, their coats have a distinct look while they are or were still puppies. Its distinct look never goes back even when we try cutting it short. :) I wonder if I'm the only one who feels this way...

Anyway, so here is a video of Peanut when she was probably around 4 months old. It was one of her first real long bathes! She still wasn't used to being immersed with so much water. Hehe. You can notice it. There's also a few seconds of Mallows and Chloe playing, and you can see how Peanut used to be so scared of it. Now she really is a part of their pack. I love them so so so much! >:D<    


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