"I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put some in the food."- unknown.
We had some wild adventures when the boys stayed over.
Darius is now on a diet. Though the vet prefers him down to 12 pounds right now I will be happy to get him back under 13. I may have told you before that I actually buy good deli honey ham for Darius as his treat. He LOVEs the stuff. The problem is his little treat "bites" have turned into chunks three times a day. He is very pissed off at us right now but I understand that the leaner your animals stay the longer they live so he is on a diet. After reading that proper diet can give the Labs up to two more years of quality life they will never be allowed to get overweight. The problem for me is when they are young and have such huge energy levels and burn off so much food they can handle their dog treats, it is when they get old like Darius and you have to start reducing the food volume that it gets tough on the humans. Darius has actually attacked my ankles and bit me before because I opened the refrigerator door and wouldn't get him a piece of ham out.
We waited over an hour and fifteen minutes at the vet's office. If I'd had Earl and Eudora I would've left. Animals have a hard time waiting that long. At least mine didn't cry the entire wait. A nice lady with a gorgeous German Sheppard and Pomeranian came in and after Darius lifted his pet taxi off the ground in a hissing fit he sat the rest of the wait glaring at the German Sheppard. Calista just went to sleep.
Have any of you guys been reading up on how we are over vaccinating our pets? Most vet standards haven't changed in over 30 years. Once vaccinated as a pup and year old boosters most vaccines last almost their entire lives. Children are not given a vaccine every year of their lives and on into adulthood so why should our pets? My cats are on the 3 year rabies cycle. I intend to put all my pet's boosters on 3 years. I stopped the FIV vaccine on my cats this year. They've had enough to last a lifetime. Many vets now think the reason for more tumors and cancers and diabetes in our animals is over vaccinating. Arthritis is believed to be so common because of over vaccinating. (That and pet obesity).
I'd allowed the pups to have the newest Lyme disease preventive vaccine. After coming home and reading up on it I could've cried at putting that poison in their little bodies. We are not taking them back for the second booster. The risk isn't worth the side effects to them.
Idol talk, boys night:
For the first part of the show I was so unimpressed that I didn't think I'd want to vote. Then Chris Sigh redeemed himself with a great Van Morrison song dedicated to his wife. My favorite performance of the night. Then Chris Richardson from Virginia was really good and Sundance with Mustang Sally impressed me. Blake I still like but didn't think he was as good as these guys last night.
Who I want to go home: Sanjaya who doesn't understand he is a kid and should try current songs. Last night I thought he was awful. His whisper tone and fake smile freaks me out a bit. Grossed me out actually. Brandon Rogers just isn't cutting it either. Those two are who I would personally send home. It could be Nick Pedro, he is cute but his singing is so dull....so dull. I thought the guys were pretty mediocre again except for the 3 I mentioned above.
Bad thing is Rollie started watching the "Are you smarter than a 5th grader?", got sleepy, went to bed and forgot to vote! Toonces totally represented us last night and that scares me.
BTW: We played along with the first guy in the Are you smarter than a 5th grader? premier and Rollie rocked. I knew Columbus Day was in October though Toonces tried to talk me out of it. I knew Polar bears didn't eat penguins because of the March of the Penguins documentary and I knew the height of the triangle had to be 4 if the area was 16 and base was 8. Toonces sat in his chair doing all kinds of formulas and guessed wrong yet again. I just did the triangle picture in my head and numbered the sides accordingly. I had no idea who was impeached first though and again neither did Toonces. So for the first match I had 3/4 Toonces had 0/4. I think I am probably more on a child's level.
The pond expert guy is coming this morning to look at our land and where we can build. I am so excited. Construction could start in a month. The dogs are going to think they've died and gone to heaven.