Holiday Woof!

December 24, 2009

Woof Woof,
Which is Merry Merry in dog talk! Here is a picture of me approaching my favorite place in my house….the kitchen and that is where the “magic” truly lives. My personal chef Tiffany is getting ready to whip up my dinner….white rice, pork loin, spinach, broccoli and barley…followed by a huge bone….woof some more! My last visit to see Dr. Fong was highlighted by a bladder infection and not more fun for me. Every time I attempted to pee nothing happened and after the fifteen time it was getting to really be a drag….hard to leave messages when there is no “ink!” Dr. Fong helped me with a chiropractor adjustment and acupuncture….feel soooooooooo much better. And, the herbal stuff seems to be working really good as my owner has a big smile on her face every time I do my business….weird but hey when she’s happy I get more strokes! At least she is not jumping up and down yelling the poo is firm…though she is saying softly “

Eureka!” Time to woof into the kitchen and see what my Guardian is cooking for me and Merry Merry Woof Woof!

Golly gee, time sure has passed since I last woofed to you and here it is approaching Christmas!

Personally, I don’t really know what is going on except for one major difference….our house is really crowded with much more stuff and I have to watch where my tail goes! My mistress puts up the tree the day after Gobble Day and there goes my other relaxing space! She talks a lot to her friends about how the tree is her special gift….sure is bright when I am trying to get a quick snooze…1,700 white lites bright!

Now to change the subject and bring you all up-to-date on what is going on with me, my cholesterol is more than what it used to be so no more sweet potato treats for a while and I seem to be leaking protein. Our last visit to see Dr. Fong of the San Francisco veterinary Hospital was a tune up for me;  helping me to breathe better and have more energy; acupuncture does really work guys so do think about it for we pets! Anyway, my guardian changed my diet under Dr. Fong’s instructions and boy do I love baked potato, white rice, carrots and pork (I get pork loin!). Now the diet brings up another subject…doing my business in the park has gotten pretty public. I have always been a little shy and tend to park myself by a bush or in the bushes; now my owner yells the poo is firm, the poo is firm! This is rather embarrassing guys.   However, the point being I am leaking protein so we are happy to have firm poo verses very soft poo.

Ok, now back to the Christmas house where I live. This morning Tiffany was back in action with her favorite holiday tool….a can of gold spray paint. I have a tendency to run for cover as she looks at my beautiful grey fur and I can just hear her thinking how a little gold on the tip of my tail would look or a red bow around my neck! She kept me inside while she sprayed more leaves gold and sprinkled green glitter on them for gifts. The house smells pretty good though I usually don’t eat what I smell….gingerbread, carrot cake and such….I can sure smell my meal cooking though!

Well, guys it was great being back in woof action so stay tuned for more woof to come your way! And, in the meantime, enjoy more pictures of me with my stuff!

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!


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!