Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fern & Riley






Truth be told, we've been pretty lazy for the past few days. On Thursday mornings we generally go to the gym, and yet here I am in a bath robe taking photos of my dogs. In the absence of any real or useful content to share this morning, I'm resorting to the old standby of cute pup pictures :)

Fern is now about 8 months old now, and still as sweet and cuddly as she was the day we brought her home. She would not mind being cuddled all day, and routinely sits in front of me and places one paw on my leg to ask for pets. Riley, on the other hand, is becoming a grumpy man in his old age. He's never fully bounced back from his bout with Lyme disease this past summer, and has a stiff lower back that gives him trouble. We've been working on his hip, leg, and back muscles and giving him a decent dose of fish oil each day, but it still worries me to no end. Despite his back, Riley still rules the roost and Fern follows him around like a big brother. Riley seems to enjoy her company as well, and I sometimes catch him resting his head on her back or snuggling his nose into her fluffy white belly when they take naps. It melts my heart :)

9 comments :

  1. I see no problem with a day consisting of:

    - photographing dogs
    - posting them online
    - maybe having some tea... maybe

    Are there people who object to this? How dare they!

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  2. Have you tried Cosequin for Riley? We use http://www.nutramaxlabs.com/index.php/dog/dog-joint-bone-health/cosequin-maximum-strength for Cae and she went back to her old bouncy self in about a week or two, after being slow and crotchety with back/leg issues.

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  3. Tash, thanks for the suggestion! I've heard of Cosequin, and don't know why I didn't think to ask about it for Riley. Will have to check into it. Thank you!

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  4. Aww... I miss Riley!!! Love the pics!!!

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  5. Great post. I just located your blog and wished to let you know that I have certainly loved reading your blogs. At any rate I’m going to be subscribing to your feed and I really hope you are writing again soon.

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  6. I would highly suggest NuVet Joint. I've used it on my Dachshunds and have been very pleased with it. Also, Ester C is very good for doggy backs. You want it to be Ester C, as the Ester coats the tummy and keeps the citric acid from upsetting their stomachs. I hope this helps!

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  7. Thank you Canis, I will look into the NuVet Joint and Ester C!

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  8. Love the new photos of Fern and Riley. Such beautiful photos and reflections. I guess Riley is not missing the Red Line :-) Best to you. I hope to visit you during the summer. Best with wedding preparations!

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  9. I'm working backwards on the posts here, but that pic of Fern and Riley head-cuddling is just precious! And it's so funny but now I see that Riley's little white hairs sprouted sometime between this post and a more recent one! Look at his lil' face here, aww!

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