Been a while so thought before I turn in and start counting squirrels I would give a little “nightcap” on what I have been up to like today for instance….slept very well last nite and on the floor for a change….this is good for my owner, as she has more room to move around  on the bed. And, this was good for me, since my breathing seems to be improving.

Took my owner for our morning walk to pick up my messages in the park and found out I was very popular; picked up quite a few messages for me! Of course, I replied back too! The other morning though I was whisked away in the car after our walk and knew we were on our way to my other vet in Los Altos. The Adobe Animal Hospital staff is very nice to me and tell me how sweet I am, um, got them fooled; if they only saw me holding down the fort against the raccoons! Anyway, my mistress was concerned over the quantity of water I have been drinking and of course this meant some tests. My Guardian held me while the vet person inserted a needle into my chest for blood; not my favorite thing, though my owner said how brave I was and how I would make her pay for this later in extra treats…now that part I liked!

Skipping around a little, today my mistress received the test results and sounds like my liver and kidneys need some TLC; evidently I am leaking protein; good thing Tiffany takes such good care of me and checks me out right away.  I know next Tuesday we are seeing Dr. Fong again with the San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, and he always helps me to feel much better.  It takes me awhile to get used to having tiny needles inserted into my body and I tremble for a little bit; afterwards I breathe so much better; my Guardian says it is the Chi moving around; not too sure what that is so I just say I perk up quite a bit!

Well, time for me to curl up and have a good nite’s snooze so woof back for more later!

I’m back to update you on my latest visit to the San Francisco Veterinary clinic. Yesterday, after my fabulous morning walk and it was fabulous, because I jumped up and down in the house happily barking at my owner to hurry up and let’s go play; then I pulled her out the door and off we went with me leading the way. Actually, this kind of behavior pleases my master for it shows her I am up to being my old self. And, this is important for I am feeling pretty good.

After the walk, I knew it, no food which meant a trip to somewhere, and most likely the vet! As we were driving; I was riding co-pilot, I could tell we were on our way to the city. My owner likes the fact we can park in the garage compliments of the San Francisco Veterinary folks; me, I am not so sure, as every time the garage door lifts up it is a little scary though being brave I run right under it; sorta of, as I am well-trained!

Our Friday visit with Dr. Fong showed I was doing good; still not to happy with the tiny needles going into my body and having to stand still for a few minutes. It must be worth it for I do breathe better and my appetite perks up, not that it has too for I am a chow hound; Tiffany says I could find a piece of bread on Mt. Everest! I gave everyone a real treat by allowing myself to be photographer with Dr. Fong ( and here we are).

My owner really cares about me and the home cooked meals are the best. Tiffany takes good care of herself too; and that is a good thing for I want her to be able to play with me for a long time. She goes to see Dr. Gerald Cohen and we can even walk there as his holistic practice, The Center for Healing is in our neighborhood; this is great for I can come in and get the royal treatment; by the way here is our “mug shot!” Dr. Cohen is also very knowledgeable with healing remedies and gave my master some tiny pellets to put in my mouth 8 times a day;  a lot, though they are small .and restrict the growth of cancer cells; Yippee!
Switching gears to the San Francisco Veterinary folks, a very nice lady by the name of Charlotte calls Tiffany my Guardian. I really like that for I am Tiffany’s  Guardian too.  Dr. Fong wrote an article called “A Different Way To Look At Animals,” a view of wholistic veterinary medicine.

Dr. Fong & Me!

Mistress & Me at Doc Cohen's Office

I like this for I am “tapped in” to my owner and what makes Tiffany special is she is very tapped into me. Whew, all this woofing is making me hungry, wonder if I can persuade my mistress to give me a little treat…..until next time woof for now!


As I was lying here on the floor of our living room I heard my owner laugh when she saw me. ” I was spread out in my usual regal position on one of “our” large white fur rugs,” and she said “everywhere in this house in an Elli place!” She is most right! The white fur rugs are very soft and feel good against my body.

I do have my own special place, with my very own large pillow bed; sometimes I curl up there and sometimes I spread out or hunker down to chew on one of my large bones. This special place even has one of my owner’s paintings;” Eternity” is hanging right over my pillow bed; kinda like the sound of that; means I may be around longer that I think! And, actually I am improving. Today my master and I trotted down by the railroad tracks under a canopy of reddish and yellow leaves. This is one of my favorite walks with many opportunities to pick up and receive

Getting A Hug In My Special Place!

Major Relax!

my messages. My owner mentioned a couple of times that she had her own personal trainer; me! She was walking fast to keep up with me! So, now that I have shared about my comfy Elli places I am going back to snoozing; before I go I am leaving you with some more pictures of course; of me! Woof back for more on my scene soon!