The 2 MASSIVE dogs ran towards us and oh was hubby scared! I laughed so hard while I gave the dogs a hug. I was just with the dogs a few days earlier, and I know how ever so gentle they are.
Guys, meet Fysol-- the 2 year old English Mastiff and Matsu, the mom. See the size difference between the 2 dogs?
We stayed over for 2 hours, the entire time Fysol kept close to us and wanted to be pet and hugged all the time. He showed off his tricks and obedience stuff.
Here's Kenzo,my 8-month old Siberian Husky; Suki, the Am. Cocker Spaniel and Kenshee, the Golden Retriever having a blast swimming in the beach. The dogs were swimming and chasing each other the entire morning.
This was an overnight trip at my Aunt's beach resort in Moalboal Cebu, Philippines. When we woke up at 8am, we found Kenzo (the husky) gone! I tied him up but he got away (huskies are great escapist).
We found Kenzo lounging by the breakfast table. My father told me that he saw Kenzo swim in the beach as early as 6am! Went for a dip and then came back to the beach house by himself. This dog loves to swim in the beach. He just couldn't wait for us to wake up so he went on his own. :)
Thursday, September 03, 2009 | | 5 Comments
Keep your eye on the prize
My dogs know the command "leave it" but I decided to have a little fun letting them face each other. This video captured the first time I did this kind of face off :) Oh was I laughing so hard!
Check out Suki, the Am. Cocker Spaniel fully concentrating on the dog treat...while Kenzo, the Husky did his best to control his food urges. He needs a little more practice on speed!
This video was taken after our afternoon walk. I let them rest for an hour before giving them a bath. While waiting and out of sheer boredom, I did this food face-off.
It's 4am right now and I'm still doing some overtime work. A few hours from now we're going to the BEACH! I don't want to leave without finishing my tasks. The better to fully enjoy our weekend get-away with nothing to think of.
I feel a little sad that I can only bring along 1 dog. 2 people are hitching in the car with my hubby and I, thus I can't bring 2 dogs to the beach. We were supposed to take Summer (Golden Retriever) along, but he has a stud session service to fulfill this weekend. I was undecided between Zoe (the other golden) or Kenzo (husky). Looks like only Suki will be joining us in the beach. She sits and sleeps quietly like a baby in my lap during the entire ride.
My dogs are sleeping right now and this is what they exactly look like:
Suki is so cute sleeping in her dog bed! This wonder dog loves to sleep while with a pillow for her head. We did not humanize her. She's much too observant for her own good that she is so attuned with the human ways.
This used to be one of the pillows in our bed...and now its hers. Crazy thing is, she did not pay much attention to her dog bed before when it was just a plain dog bed. Once I transferred this specific pillow there, she's been sleeping most of the time in her own dog bed if she ain't snuggling up with us.
Ok, time to go back to work now. No more dog blogging. Ahhh excited to go back to the beach!
Friday, August 14, 2009 | | 1 Comments
Every time we buy a big bag of dog food, I tell our helper to repack them in the appropriate servings per day. These are then placed in a big container tightly covered.
Why go through all that hassle? I found out that repacking has many benefits:
1. It keeps the dog food fresh since they are individually sealed. Humidity, molds, ants and other insects won't be able to penetrate the bag. Thus, no bacteria and bad elements to make my dogs sick.
2. One big container is good for one day for all of my dogs. Thus, we don't underfeed or overfeed them. If we feel they are hungrier than usual (boosted appetite because of play and exercise), then we just open the other small resealable containers.
3. I know how many days a big sack of dog food lasts, thus I can budget my finances and plan ahead for the next purchase.
4. A sack of dog food now lasts longer than it used to (thus saving me a LOT of money). There are no estimates when my helper is lazy to scoop out the exact portions or when she losses count. Make no mistake, quality dog food does cost a lot! I will never scrimp on my dogs...but I also don't want to give them excess dog food too, making them obese and unhealthy. That's extra fat on their belly and an ouch on the pocket for me!
5. We keep the big container in the garage and just bring the individual servings in the kitchen where it is lovingly prepared when we sometimes mix boiled vegetables in it.
6. The only semi-hard part is portioning the dog food all at once (will take less than an hour). After that, its a breeze! We have 7 dogs, so scooping out and counting all the portions from the big bag every single day is tiring! Ever since we repacked, we just open the container good for that day and then divide into their individual bowls. Fresh and easy.
7. Trust me, if you do this method--- you will find that your sack of dog food will last longer than it used to.
***advisable if you have more than 3 dogs
Friday, August 14, 2009 | | 2 Comments
We have a new guest in the house tonight and her name is Precious! We met the dog's owner Allan this morning as he dropped off his Golden Retriever. Like one of our previous stud service clients, the dog's owner is a busy person and he is going out of town this weekend-- thus cannot drop their female dog 3x (every other day) to our place.
We have had many instances wherein our dog guests do not like our dog food. They eat so little and I do not like that. Either they are homesick thus has no appetite. Perhaps they are fed a different dog food brand mixed with ultra delicious sauces or their owners feed them pure table food. For my own pack, I do mix in human food once in awhile but I am extra careful--feeding mostly vegetables and shredded meat. I do not add savory sauces and soups if they are salty and made delicious with flavor enhancers (MSGs, ready-mixed stuff and bouillons are a total no-no!).
Aside from stamina during the stud session, these future moms need their nutrition for a healthy womb environment. So, learning from our previous experience--- We always advice the owner of the dam to BRING THEIR OWN DOG FOOD. Not only that, we tell them to REPACK it in the appropriate portions/food servings of their dog. When we meet up, we ask about the feeding time and other weird habits of their dog. Talk about personal service. :)
As a dog friendly Bed & Breakfast, How I wish we had real doggy beds for our guest, complete with fresh sheets. (uh-oh!). Spoil them to frenzy with their own towels, shampoo & massage too. Being realistic, we feed our guest, give them fresh mineral water, play with them and take them out for short walks too.
SLIVERS AND SLIVERS OF LIVER
So back to our guest for tonight: Precious. Imagine my disbelief when the dog's owner handed my the food: a pack of liver. He then told me that his Precious does not eat dog food at all. Naturally we are going to mix the liver with rice. I asked, "So what do you feed your dog back home?" He goes, "Liver everyday." WHAT? Was he totally serious?
I told him that feeding liver for long periods of time is BAD for dogs. Yes, liver is a remedy against anemia... it contains a unique acid that from the blood in the liver (thus giving "fresh blood"). What's scary is you have to make sure that the liver you are feeding your dogs comes from a healthy animal. Among the liver's many responsibilities are blood detoxification, waste removal and bile production to aid digestion. If that liver you are feeding your dogs comes from a bad source, you may directly be feeding your dogs bacteria and toxic stuff. There's such a thing as liver toxicity that's why just give it to your dog with moderation, not more than twice a week.
I use boiled liver as dog treats, but again...too much is harmful. It may cause vitamin A toxicity. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin which means excess is not excreted in the urine.
This can cause deformed bones, excessive bone growth on the elbows and spine, weight loss and anorexia.
Oh please, go easy on the liver for Precious when she gets back home.
Thursday, August 13, 2009 | | 1 Comments
The natural way to wake up
At exactly 7am, Kenzo wakes up and jumps on our bed to wet our face with his slurpy kisses. If you try to push him down the bed, the more he will try to kiss you some more. I reached out for my cam and took some photos this morning.
He won't stop kissing us not until we stand up.
They both have their dog beds and their own pillows right below our bed. Kenzo is getting so big already (turning 8 months) that we had to get him his own bed. Suki is the cunning one. She waits for us to sleep and then climbs on our bed once we're snoring.
What a pretty sight! Since Kenzo woke me up first, I was able to take a photo of my hubby and Suki asleep!
Suki likes to snuggle up.
Now that we're all awake, here's Kenzo lying down and hugging me. If I say the command "lie down" he automatically lies down in my lap for his much favorite belly rub.
This is Kenzo's favorite spot.... directly facing the air-con. He has super bionic ears. Once he hears the air-con being turned on, he quickly makes a dash to this spot to position himself.
We're all up but Suki falls asleep again in the foot of the bed. Kenzo tries to nudge and wake her up but to no avail. The cool air-con and our cozy room is very conducive to sleep in. Besides, its so early!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 | | 1 Comments
See how coffee tastes better, after being slurped by our dog!
Hanging out over s cup of coffee one lazy afternoon with my hubby, GK and Budoy.
This was actually an old video clip taken last January 2009. I bought 3 new different
flavors of Nescafe Coffee 3-in-1 mix and we were trying it out.
Thursday, July 30, 2009 | | 2 Comments
A short video of my 7 dogs playing a game of fetch. Oh how they love to frolic and run outside our house and in the beach. Footages were taken 2 months ago.
Also catch Keanu (now owned by ashtareth)
Nina (now owned by chickrock)
and Mojo (now owned by Chomeng)
Simone (Emerie, is not here because she was already with her new owner Squire).
Music arranged and performed by my band Junior Kilat.
Friday, June 05, 2009 | | 2 Comments
When does this product expire?
Genuine, EPA Approved flea medications DO NOT expire. This flea medication does NOT have an expiration date. Your flea medication will remain fresh, and effective till the very last dose.
The following are REAL EPA registration numbers for FRONTLINE products :
EPA # ON BACK OF RETAIL BOX :
LOT # ON THE SIDE OF THE RETAIL BOX MATCHES
LOT # ON APPLICATOR PACKING :
LOT # ON APPLICATOR PACKING MATCHES LOT # ON SIDE OF BOX :
(picture below shows applicator packing from a different box as an example)
REAL - Frontline applicator packing has Lot # and dogs weight --->
There are NO STRIPES on the back of applicator packing ---->
Real packing is NOT square , no oval shaped cut to open --->
Text on applicator is readable from BOTTOM TO NECK --->
Also notice the liquid amount on packing is shown in ml !
Friday, June 05, 2009 | | 28 Comments
Satin Balls are made to put weight on your dogs. That's why I originally made them because I have one dog (among my pack of 7) who's a very picky eater. He's not only picky, he eats very slow. Pretty weird for a humongous golden retriever.
Now i make Satin Balls as dog treats and only use high quality lean ground beef. I only feed a 2-4 ping-pong sized balls per training (which I also divide into smaller bite-sized treats). I don't want them to get used to eating this delicious treat (without the dog food) as it will spoil them.
While those treats above were for my dogs, I made some treats for us humans as well! Homemade blueberry cheesecake! yum yum yum! (wiped-out in just one day)
Thursday, June 04, 2009 | | 4 Comments
Sunday, May 24, 2009 | | 0 Comments
The 3 dogs race for the stick! Kenzo had his eye on it already
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