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Friday, February 28, 2014

Hobo Spiders and Stanzie's Recovery

My sister is feeling SO much better today!!
(This afternoon on the porch, looking at a box that came in the mail FOR US!)

Stanzie's bite incident, has put the peeps on spider patrol and research.
They have been raking, sweeping, blowing and cleaning all the places that Stanzie likes to hang out on the property. 
One of her favorite places to lounge, is the den of hay that the peeps made for her under our big deck.
Today, they raked away all the hay and the first thing Mom saw was this large brown spider on the lattice.
So, she snapped it's picture for ID purposes, then she beat it to death with a rock.

We are "pro" nature around here, unless nature hurts MY SISTER!
(We will have Alpha Ecological Control back out SOON!)

The pictures on the lattice are our spider. The pictures on white are Google Images of the Hobo Spider.

We are not 100% sure, but we think it was a Hobo Spider.
Not as deadly as the Brown Recluse, but still poisonous.

Stanzie's bites....after a week of treatment and meds.

Stanzie has really rallied back! Today, she had her tennis ball out in the garden and was attempting to bury it, before being discovered.
That's a good sign!!


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Good News!

Your P.O.T.P. did the job!

It's a bird, It's a plane.....
It's SUPER Stanzie!!

Well, it has been a week of fret and worry. When a senior dog develops a giant, bruised, bloody and oozing lump that suddenly appears for no known cause, you can't help but think the worst and prepare yourself for diagnosis 'C'.
But, it was not the outcome today for Constanza Marie.
Cancer has been ruled out.
Her final diagnosis was Toxic Spider Bite. 
The swelling has gone down and 2 distinct marks are now apparent. While still scary and very gnarly looking, we can fix this!
So for now, we stay on her meds and antibiotics. The vet said she does not have to wear the "cone of shame" and if she licks the leg (not obsessively), it is okay for now. She is actually doing it some good and draining some of the fluid away.

She continues to enjoy all her meals and is really bummed about missing her walks.
We hope to have her back on the Idita-Walk trail, when we get the "thumbs up" from her vet.

Thank you for all your well wishes, it made US feel better. 
Stanzie was never worried :)

The OP Pack diagnosed Stanzie 2 days ago, without even seeing her leg!!
We wonder if they make house calls?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Stanzie's pain, Wyatt's worry

 I have been worried something fierce about my sister Stanzie.
The joint on her back left leg is swollen up like a Turkey Drumstick.
The vet is trying to figure it out....Ruled out abscess and infection, maybe some kind of trauma?
Ex-rays show nothing. Still waiting for the blood work to come back.

Sister Stanzie is taking it all in stride. 
She is eating like a champ and still wants to play, hunt and run.
She doesn't limp and thinks she can jump into the back seat by herself.
(So Stubborn)

So, for now....Epson Salt soaks alternated with ice packs, antibiotics and her usual Duramaxx anti-inflammatory.

Since she came home from the clinic, I have been whining and crying at her for the last 3 hours.
Mom said I have to stop it, because she needs her rest.

I know my sister is a tough cookie, but I'm not and I'm worried!


Monday, February 24, 2014

Dad's Veggie Nite

What do you mean, "Not For Dogs?"
grilled proscuitto-wrapped asparagus



Sunday, February 23, 2014

Squirrely Sunday

I know you are out there.

All cozy in your tree house.

Don't even think about messing with my stuff.

I've been practicing my "Ninja Moves" on this shrub!

That's right...laugh it up, squirrels!

You are messin' with the wrong Airedale!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Terrier Tennis w/ Murphy

Today I'm teaching Nephew Murphy how to play Terrier Tennis!

I'm really just trying to tire out a 6 month old.

I think it's working....just a little.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

KONG, A Healthy Smile for a Healthy LIFE!

Recently, the Kong Company asked us to review their dental products during February, Pet Dental Health Month. We were happy to respond. We have always liked Kong products and we want good dental health and great smiles!
Mom had this great idea that both of us dogs would sit nicely by the basket of Kong products and smile for a photo. Stanzie tipped over the basket not once, but 5 times! I had to be restrained with a leash, because I was so excited! Then, I chewed up the brochure....
Less photography, more chewing!

KONG Dental Rubber Toys and KONG Dental Chews Promote Oral Hygiene
GOLDEN, Colo. Proper dental care is essential to canine health, but until recently, oral hygiene was largely overlooked in animal care. It wasn't until the 1980s and 90s that dentistry became a specialty in veterinary medicine. Up until then, almost no products were devoted to dog dental care--"doggie breath" was accepted as a fact of life, rather than a possible symptom of an underlying oral health issue. Fortunately, awareness of pet dental health has come a long way in recent years.

Today, most veterinary practices offer dental services, and innovators like the KONG Company have introduced a variety of products designed to promote healthy teeth, while also entertaining and rewarding dogs.  Although great progress has been made in raising awareness of pet dental health, there still is much work to be done, which is why the KONG Company supports February as Pet Dental Health Month.

Dog dental care is more than cosmetic--it’s the key to preventing infections that can lead to heart, lung, liver and kidney disease.  To help protect pets, KONG offers these dental treats and toys:

KONG Classic toys are the original multitasking solution for dogs. Not only do they help prevent separation anxiety, destructive chewing, boredom and other behavioral issues, KONG toys have multiple dental benefits. As a dog chews on a KONG, their teeth sink into the hollow rubber, cleansing the neck of the teeth and stimulating gum tissue. Chewing helps relieve teething pain in puppies and keeps adult dogs’ jaws strong, which is why the original KONG comes in rubber formulas designed for puppies, average chewers, power chewers and seniors.

KONG Dental Rubber toys are built with Patented Denta-Ridges™, special grooves designed to clean teeth and soothe gums as dogs chew. They’re made with durable KONG Classic rubber – the perfect texture for safely scraping food and plaque buildup from doggie teeth as pets gnaw. KONG Dental Rubber Toys are available in various interesting shapes and sizes to provide the right fit for long-lasting play in any size dog or puppy mouth.

KONG Dental Chews are designed to be as beneficial to teeth as they are tempting to dogs. These all-natural chews fight plaque and tarter buildup, inhibiting bacterial growth to reduce chances of gum disease. The vitamin-enriched formula is made only with healthy, human-grade ingredients. Designed to fit into a KONG, they’re available in three sizes and three delicious flavors--chicken, fresh breath and calcium—and are all made in the US with natural preservatives.

Pet parents can get a jump start on their dog’s oral health this National Pet Dental Health Month with help from KONG Dental products. KONG Dental Chews are delectable and nutritious, and the uniquely stimulating KONG Classic and Dental rubber toys will keep furry friends happily occupied for hours.  
Thanks KONG!
When I finally got my Dental Stick, I LOVED it.
My mom loves the Dental Stick, because it is terrier tough.

My sister Stanzie got the Dental Chew and she was a happy Airedale.
Next, we are going to try smearing some peanut butter in the grooves of my dental stick, that will be a "GRAND"  chewing event.....OH, happy day!

For more information, contact Sarah Taillon at KONG at or visit   

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ding Dong!

Thin Mint??

Monday, February 17, 2014

Good Dog and Chewy

I have my bowl ready!
What did send me this month?

That looks promising !!!

PB & J Flavor
Gimme some of that!

Look at these wholesome ingredients.
Oats, Peanut Butter, Strawberries......all my favorites!
Corn and Wheat Free, 100% natural human grade ingredients, Made in the USA.

What do you mean, I can't have a whole bowl Full?!?

I have to work for my treats.
(they fit inside the Wobbly Kong nicely)

These Good Dog Peanut Butter and Jelly treats are worth every effort.
Check out SOJO's other tantalizing flavors like Chicken Pot Pie, Apple Dumpling and Blueberry Cobbler!



Saturday, February 15, 2014

My Rainy Day Friends

This weekend was/is wet, wet, WET. 
Doggies it was/is raining!

That didn't stop me from getting out there. 
Oregon Dogs are Wet Dogs.
Look who I met....SAGE, "the queen of mud", in the furs! 
(she was Pretty and Smart and CLEAN!)

We sniffed and we brushed up on our obedience and manners, at the Family Friend Dog School.
There is my friend Samson Airedale over there in the middle.

After class, we went home to get Stanzie and we met Nephew Murphy for a walk.
Great Scott! That can't be Murphy, he is SO BIG!!

"C'mon Murphy!"

We walked for an hour in the rain...
I showed Murphy all the places that squirrels live.
Every Airedale needs to know the important facts.

Not too shabby for a wet Saturday!
Wyatt and Stanzie