Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cripes

I bought a gorgeous picture book of San Francisco for my kids a year or two ago. We brought it to Arkansas for Thanksgiving so the kids could look at it with my grandma. The dog just chewed up a corner of the spine and the dust jacket.

The book itself isn't damaged inside -- but I am a book freak and I am obsessive about dust jackets. So I am annoyed.

We are trying to feed her only once a day ... perhaps this is not a good idea. Going to pour more kibble in the bowl now.

Argh. The joys of pet ownership.

And, for a little laugh, she peed last night on a cloth bean bag chair. It has a zip-off cover which can't be unzipped so it's in the trash today.

It's a learning curve ....

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:18 PM

    I'm obsessive about my books, so I can relate!

    This post brings back some memories. Our little baby decided to chew up Kurt's glasses one night. That was fun!

    But you're right -- it is a learning curve.

    Oh, and we currently have Yorkie on a diet, but our vet suggested we feed her smaller amounts over the course of the day. Maybe that would work?

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  2. Most pugs have weight problem, so be safe to control the diet. As the precious comment, ask your vet how much Pippa should eat. We feed our dogs twice a day, 3/4 cup each time. Bucky weighs about 23-25 lbs and if he gets heavier it puts too much presure on his joints.

    To make a meal last longer some people put a tennis ball in the bowl, so the pug can't just inhale all the kibbles in five seconds.

    Bucky chewed a lot when he was a puppy, shoes, books, furniture (he knawed on chair legs!) even though we had plenty of chew toys for him. He still chews on nylonbones.

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  3. Tess likes the Jumbones from Pedigree. They have small ones for small dogs too.

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