Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dog Woods Reporting ...


My bad.  Been real quiet on the Dog Woods blog front.  The renovation has taken over and consumed our daily lives.  Not only are the humans feeling displaced, the dogs too.  With all the tradesmen trooping in and out of Dog Woods, hacking and banging away ... am somewhat relieved that the pack have graciously grown to accept the daily disturbances as part of their day time routine and stay out of harm's way by snoozing.

Renovation: works in progress

They only just about come back to 'life' once the workmen are done for the day i.e. by five in the evening.  I reckon it's more to do with it being dinner time than anything else ... having said that, it's interesting how accurate pooches are in keeping time.  I honestly wonder how they do it.  It's like they have an internal sun-dial or pooch time ...

Am a bit worried about Joe (the Rottie).  He being the oldest of the pack is beginning to limp.  I wonder if it's onset of early dog arthritis?  Or hip dysplasia?  Must get the good Vet to come by and give him a once over.  Other than his limp, he doesn't seem to be in pain.  I've checked at least twice a day.  He's his usual active self.  Eats and always game for a game of fetch.
Joe and his ardent Furkid 'admirer' Tubby Jr.

Why do dogs age so much faster than humans? There's no questioning facts of life even if you wished it were otherwise ... Must do what I can to maintain their health and prolong Dog Woods Pack lifespan.  As much as they drive me up the wall sometimes, they are my Furkids.  I don't know what I'd do without them.


  1. The worst part about letting a dog have your heart is when they rip it in two by leaving you too soon. But puppy breath is a great antidote for loosing an old dog - it doesn't make it any easier but it does make it bearable.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  2. We soooo wish dogs lived longer! That is just the worst part of having a dog in your life - each one lost takes a bit of your heart with them!
    We seem to have completely lost you off our blog roll!
    Still if you have been busy with home improvements you wont have had time to notice!
    It all sounds very exciting!
    We have missed the goings on at dog wood.

  3. I hate seeing grey on Tsar's face and we've both noticed that Morgan is slowing down. I don't want to think about it.

  4. Lalalalala... I don't want to hear about sweet doggums aging any more than anyone else does. I hope it's nothing serious with Joe.

  5. Of course we wouldn't know what to do without them. They are our life...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  6. Well, we look at our hoomans and worry about them too!

    Khyra and Khousin Merdie

  7. I also wonder how they know what time it is. Mine start the basset 500 at about 5:00pm every night. That is feeding time at our house as well. Totally amazes me. We hope Joe gets to feeling better, he must need more doggie massages. :) The Hounddogs

  8. Sure you have been busy there!
    I hope the Vet will find what is happening with Joe and gives him a good treatment that makes him get better soon!
    Of course we know about time!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  9. There is no situation that can't be improved by a little roaching.

  10. It is so crazy that dogs have such a short life span. How is it fair that I've had our pet turtle for 26 years, but our dogs only have an expectancy of 10-12 years?

  11. Hi All
    Very interesting read!
    I could find nothing that helped my 13 year old Labrador who had arthritis.
    Tried all the vet recommended NSAID's.
    Came across a New Zealand Deer Velvet product 6 months ago on the "net".
    Check out nzvelvetagility
    On to the 5th bottle and Meg is doing remarkably well.

  12. Can't wait to see the end product of the renovation!

    Don't forget, we moved to

  13. It is hard for all of us to get older. We must watch out for each other.