In this post:
- Update on Sheba
- We made the news! – some good stuff we won
- Spaghetti for Sheepdogs giveaway
Update on Sheba
Sheba finally got the rest of her stitches out this past Monday! However, we do still have to keep her quiet for a bit longer. We called the vet on Monday because we were still having to drain fluid. We took her in to see him (our regular vet, who did the surgery, had been on vacation but he was thankfully back). He removed the stitches and really thought everything looked good. He told us to stop draining the fluid and just watch it. A little buildup was OK, he said that would eventually re-absorb itself as it finished healing. He decided to put her on antibiotics for one week, and if she continued to build up fluid, he would have to put a drain in. So far, I’m happy to say (and knock wood as I say it) that she has a little bit of fluid buildup still, but it is not increasing. As soon as that goes down, we’re hoping in just a few days, she can finally go back to playing! She still feels great, and is being a trooper about not being able to play yet.
Once she is done healing, I feel like I can finally focus on what we’re going to do to try to fight the cancer from coming back. I’m currently researching supplements and diets.
We Made the News!
The BFTB (Barking from the Bayou) Channel 7 NETWoof News, that is! Have you seen this news report before? You can find it every Monday on MKClinton.com. These are only the cutest news anchors I’ve ever seen, and they even have a weather girl, Paisley the chocolate lab puppy! Go on over every Monday and get all the important pet news and a huge dose of cuteness as well.
We were excited to win Rejeneril by Ultimate Pet, a cellular supplement for dogs and cats, that reduces joint pain and boosts natural energy. With a house full of senior pets (Luke is the only exception), and one recovering from surgery, this is definitely something we can use. Thanks to Ultimate Pet and Melissa and the whole gang at Barking from the Bayou!
That’s not the only thing we won recently, we also won this cool Collar ID tag from Ann and her crew at Pawsitively Pets. This ID wraps around a collar and fastens with Velcro.
What I love most about it is the fact that you can tuck other tags (such as rabies or town license tags) inside a little pocket. If you have a dog with a white neck and chest, you might have noticed that metal tags can leave a gray stain on your dog’s neck and chest. It’s difficult to see in this photo, and I think Cricket gets cleaned off in the snow some too, but can you see that gray wash across her chest?
That is not the color of her fur, and that drives me crazy. For some reason metal tags do that. Now with Collar ID we can have those required tags on her, but they won’t be hanging on her neck. We might have to get one of these for Luke as well. Thank you to Ann and Collar ID! You can learn more and get your own by clicking here.
We received the third book in the Real Dogs Cook series of cookbooks, Spaghetti for Sheepdogs, and we have two copies to give away as well. This edition is written by Mona Lassie Buonarroti, an Italian sheepdog who married an American Dalmatian named Bruno! Mona and Bruno still sometimes bunk at a firehouse in New York, which led to fun recipes like “Bruno’s Firehouse Favorite: Baked Rigatoni & Baby Meatballs”. Each recipe has an accompanying photo, and these dishes look yummy! Mona Lassie will also tell you a little bit more about her exciting life with her husband who is famous in his own right.
We’re making this giveaway simple, all you have to do is leave a comment saying that you would like to win! This giveaway is open to everyone, age 18 and older, but void where prohibited by law. It will be open for one week, ending on Thursday March 5th at midnight EST. I will do a random draw from the names of those who enter.
Don’t want to wait for the giveaway? You can order your own copy of this fun book on amazon.com by clicking here.