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  1. 4 points
    Neener neener neener.....*I* got to go play while you guys went to your la-dee-dah salon place. Have to show you this picture. Lulu was our small reverse brindle Boxer girl - she was blind but didn't care. She would take on any challenge. She weighed about 35 lbs and had a "puggy face" and our big male, Mack was about 80 lbs. One day Mack told me "Mom! There's a 200 lb gorilla in the living room and no one notices!!!"
  2. 4 points
    So glad to see you back, Jo! I've missed your blog, and the adventures of Cato and Tara. And Jasmine . . . I can smell puppy breath from here! @PipsMom -- Thrilled to hear such a good update from you, Crystal!
  3. 4 points
    @Summerangel Jasmine is a little sweetie. So gentle and sweet natured. Such a contrast to the thug that was a young Tara! haha! I confess that a large motive for getting pup3 was to save Cato's back from Tara's endless bouncing. This has worked fabulously (so far). As soon as T and J start their rumble, Cato picks up a chew and clambers up to somewhere safe (my lap) and settles down for a comfy chewy snooze. And a brush if one is available. Meanwhile chaos and mayhem reign through 3 rooms, with Tara and Jasmine going at it hammer and tongs. Delightful to watch. What is even funnier, is that Jasmine is faster, more agile and more dancerish than Tara. Bit of a shock to the system for Tara. She can't use her weight advantage, and bulldozer capacity, if Jasmine is dancing around just out of reach. Hilarious!
  4. 4 points
    how are you Crystal? And Pip? And Abby? And Mr PipsMom? I’m right as rain....thanks goodness for exercise I got this new program....FitMe. ..USA bought....It gives me much needed exercise hand, arm, core, legs. Thank God....it wears me out so I got to Along side of app for my speech....which I got to admit has helped me tremendously from a private speech therapist...... I started talking slowly at first now i’m Racing through it.....at first I was on every 4 weeks......just been given 6 weeks till she comes back! Yeppeeeee Pip and Abby are fine.......Mr. Pipsmom doing ok
  5. 3 points
    Cato, I love your relaxified look. It makes me feel calmer just looking at your picture.
  6. 3 points
    Tara, your tail is gorgeous. And you're way cuter than Sinead O'Connor!
  7. 3 points
    That is a FABULOUS pic @Marlene bless Jasmine, she was missing C & T all morning, and overjoyed to meet up with them again. Its just not the same without your pals...
  8. 3 points
    Feels good...don'tcha think? Short and clean and no tangles for Mom to work on? You are so sweet.....will always be your Mama's baby :-)
  9. 3 points
    Congratulations on your new Baby, Jo! Looking forward to all the new adventures with your trio! Jasmine will most surely keep Tara busy! Tummy issues are something I can relate to. Glad you're on the mend!
  10. 3 points
    Oh my goodness. I’ve missed all your updates. Hi Cato, Tara and hello Jasmine. Exciting times , can’t wait to read your blogs again. I remember when we brought Esme Grace home and Lacey stayed on the sofa for a week. You guys are so lucky to have a younger sister. Please do share lots of photos again and keep blogging. Jo, really lovely to hear from you
  11. 2 points
    No not yet, I have 10 more days. Im trying to put him in his pen and then nip upstairs for a while , to build it up gradually.
  12. 2 points
    Oh Lovey Sweet Baby Boy....love to see updates on "how goes life in the new life of our new baby boy Reuben Bruce". Have you gone back to work yet Julia?
  13. 2 points
    Oh, what a great big handsome little man you are, standing up to see the washing machine and sleeping all by yourself in that pen! Very impressive! and its always good to what Lacey says. She knows all about everything, and will teach you all sorts of useful stuff, like widdling outside, and how hard to bite when you are playing. isn’t life fun?
  14. 2 points
    Sounds like a good idea and your plan worked well.
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    Awwwwww Tara, you had burger, that sounds so lovely. Burgers are so yummy and such a lovely treat for going to the spa. Actually your face looks really cute and your hair grows really fast.
  16. 2 points
    Thank you Aunties! i have missed you v v v much. You are the only ones who really appreciate me. Apart from Mum and Dad, of course!
  17. 2 points
    Haha, yes. Except that now, on Spa Days, I have to take her for a walk to try and wear her out - so that when T&C come home exhausted after their b**h and clip, Jasmine is equally exhausted. otherwise she just bounces all over them.
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    Cato my darling , you look so gorgeous, always have done and always will do. And now you can rest up and enjoy your time until your next spa.
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    Haha you certainly get away with one less for spa day. Jasmine is sooooo lucky
  20. 2 points
    I like your "style" Tara.....no fuss no nonsense no long ears and beard to drag through your dish. I'm always arguing with Shorty's groomers to cut his head and face shorter. They always tell me "his head will look too small". Hey! Whose dog is it anyway!?! I like your pixie :-)
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    Theres my sweet Cato.....Dont you look handsome
  22. 2 points
    Thats too cute! Sweet Pie
  23. 2 points
    Oh! How I've missed your stories and pics. I'm jealous......all that puppy fun.
  24. 2 points
    Sounds like they all have a grand time
  25. 2 points
    :) when someone says 3/4 pug, you kind of expect mainly pug, don't you? But she is turning out much more chinese crested. Which is a good thing, because pugs are prone to a lot of problems, but it does make her more a lot more agile, faster, and much more scampery than we expected. The only thing that limits her activities is the length of her nose. Her breathing gets a bit labored after running about at puppy play class for too long. All three of them have been doing refreshers in SIT, STAY and WAIT on a daily basis - much to Cato's shock, and Tara's puzzlement. And Jasmine already has a good recall - so long as she isn't so distracted that she doesn't notice she is being called. She isn't nearly as clingy as Tara. And she is utterly fearless. Big dogs = Big Fun and she wants to meet them all. Very interesting to compare her with the other two for their puppyish traits. Cato was just as distractable, but his preoccupations have always been sniff related. Tara was as high energy, but Tara just wanted to beat everyone up, whereas Jasmine wants to play and be played with, chase and be chased. The first time she and Tara actually played together properly, Tara was incredibly gentle with her. More gentle than she has ever been with Cato, Dad or I. And the gentleness has carried over. Tara is now much gentler playing with everyone. 5 years old, and she has finally learned bite inhibition!!! hilarious! There was one magic moment when Tara was lying on her back with Jasmine (less than half her size) dancing around on Tara's tummy, pretending to rip her throat out. No camera to hand! Nowadays, they are much more evenly matched, although Jasmine does a good Wall of Death move around the living room furniture. And will play fetch! which was really unexpected. Oh, and she is a ripper/plucker. Any paper she can find gets ripped up. Or widdles on it. All C& T want to do with it, is play Shakey Shake and then get bored.
  26. 2 points
    Could you share which foods affect your joints? I have a similar problem and don't really think it's arthritis but something causes a flare-up. Sometimes I can barely turn over in bed because everything from shoulders, back, hip and feet hurt. Other times I'm pain free. Glad you're feeling better. Sophie and Shorty G understand about the Dad walks thing.....it's a "forced march" and I don't like to walk with him. Take time to smell the roses, look at the wildflowers and see what the pups are interested in.
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    Thanks, The tummy started with a bout of ghiardia (dog walking in the salt marshes, we think), but it really did a number on my guts, and it has taken a looooong time to recover. I am still unable to eat fibre at all. So that is vegetables off the menu. Which is quite challenging, because they used to make up more than half my plate. lol. Anyway, definitely better now, and have also worked out which foods have been affecting my joints. Turns out it is less osteroarthritis than it is inflammation caused by food intolerances, so the walks are getting longer and sniffier again, because my knees are improving too. Poor Cato was rather despondent for a while, with the number of walks decreasing in length and duration, and only going on proper walks with Dad. I am reliably informed that Dad Walks are fun, but Mum Walks are better, on account of me being more tolerant of sniffing and exploring and Important Stuff like that. Dad seems to prioritise getting from A to B in a straightforward efficient manner, so you can see how that might be a bit unpopular. Will try and organise some proper Jasmine pics asap! :)
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    That is such good news @PipsMom Am delighted for you! it must make such a difference - and I can see a big difference in your posts too - longer and more of your lovely personality coming through. :) Must be so encouraging. :) More updates of the Terrific Trio coming soon. I cannot believe how much food Jasmine is eating. More than twice in a day what C&T eat together. Hopefully the main massive growth spurt is over now...
  29. 2 points
    Excited to learn about your new puppy........
  30. 1 point
    Thats so sweet. Just want to eat him up
  31. 1 point
    That is so funny (Jasmine)
  32. 1 point
    Your too cute!!!! Thats the way every time my groomer does it too Relax...it will grow back in no time at all
  33. 1 point
    Adorable, I loved them all
  34. 1 point
    Wow. She's going to be tall for her weight, isn't she? I love Tara's reaction! LOL!
  35. 1 point
    My rheumy recommended that I try turmeric for my RA, but unfortunately I can't say that it helped any. I took 500 mg. twice a day (his recommendation) for seven months. I do have relatives with osteo who swear it helps them. It's definitely one of those can't hurt/might help things. I'm lucky that my rheumy does have some interest in diet/lifestyle, but he says my diet is already exactly what the majority of his patients seem to benefit from the most -- a Mediterranean type vegetarian diet. He doesn't recommend going full vegan, nor does he recommend going gluten free. He says only a very small percentage of his patients report any benefit from either of those. But I assume his experience is mostly with AI/inflammatory forms of arthritis. But I don't know -- maybe people with osteo do go to rheumatologists and I've just never heard of any?
  36. 1 point
    Heck, the more I read about anti-inflammatories, the more I try to avoid them. Nasty, nasty things. Have you tried turmeric? I haven't myself, but there is some good info about it around, and you can make it into a kind of hot drink, with milk, which is supposed to be OK. I really feel for you, because - since my weeks of near immobility - I have a whole new respect for how difficult it can get! And how frustrating! Did the anemia clear up? Back to normal iron count? Or are you still nudging it? Cos that is a whole other nasty ball game, isn't it? I'm going for an xray on both knees soon. To see how far they have deteriorated. But to be honest, at the moment, I feel like a fraud turning up for the appt. I am now wondering whether my stuff is inflammatory and sutoimmune, rather than osteo, although there has been definite grinding and grating in the joints. And some of the pain has been 'classic' osteo. But if that is the case, how has it improved so much? One thing I am certain - my doc will not be the slightest bit interested in the diet/food connection. All he wants to do is throw anti inflammatories at it until I qualify for a knee replacement. So I am totally on my own with the dietary stuff.
  37. 1 point
    Ugh - that's a LOT Since having a scary problem with anemia and ending up in the hospital.......I have been trying hard to do what I thought best. Since taking OTC meds like Motrin or Alleve I feel much better - one dose lasts 2 days. Problem is I'm not supposed to be taking anything like that since the scary anemia. Dr's, convinced it was brought on by anti-inflammatories and that I had a major bleed. Uh oh docs........no bleeding, nuthin to see so WTH caused it? Meanwhile I have joint pain that keeps me quiet and my husband bugging me "why are you so tired!" I tell him "I'm 76 - leave me alone. Let me be an old lady!"
  38. 1 point
    No problem, @Marlene ! For me, the biggie is gluten. That’s the main one. I have been ‘gluten free’ for a couple of years now, because I know it affects my guts and gives me mild psoriasis, but i had a v clear lesson recently that I need to be much stricter about it, for the sake of my joints too. we went on holiday with family, and rather than make a fussy spectacle of myself, I ate some stuff with gluten in. Thought i had got away with it too! Was very pleased. Barely any gut or skin reaction. But then my knees slowly and surely got worse. Then we went out for dinner and I ate just 3 absolutely splendid battered onion rings. Heavenly. And goodness, the joint pain was significant. the symptoms (knee pain, grinding, popping, locking, aching, reduced mobility and joint weakness, esp on the stairs) only seem to come on 3-4 days after eating the gluten, and then last over a week. Makes it v difficult to work out what is going on! I mean, how difficult is it to remember what you ate yesterday, let alone last week. Haha! i also get odd pain in hands and thumb joints from potatoes, tomatoes and peppers. And I think onions may be a problem too. needless to say I am now on an ABSURDLY restricted diet. But the good thing is that my joints are nearly pain free! At its worst I was going up stairs on hands and feet, and downstairs backwards, leaning on my hands, just using one knee to bend, the other kept straight - and I was starting to look at stairlift prices. yet now, just 3 weeks later, i am walking normally up and down stairs with a pup (Cato) in my arms, with minimal discomfort. No drugs involved, and no pain killers. mind you, I miss tomatoes and onions! And it breaks my heart that I won’t ever be eating onion rings or bread or... ever again. interestingly, I get much smaller, but still noticeable reactions from all the grains, and starchy stuff like rice, maize and oats, even if they are gluten free. So now I just avoid them all. Don’t know if there is factory gluten contamination, or what, but it just isn’t worth the pain. At the moment, I’m in the least pain I have experienced in 10-15 years. It is wonderful!
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