Mom says I am a natural beauty and don’t need to wear her lipstick. (But, I get an extra treat for endorsing her favorite brand today!)
We all have heard the song “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.” Well, my darling Charlee (RIP), being the Scottsdale dog she was, wanted dental implants this Christmas to ensure that her new teeth would stay in place without slipping when she barked at the neighbor Chihuahuas. I sure miss that funny girl (so do the neighbor Chihuahuas).
As dog communicator extraordinaire, I am compelled to tell my neighbors and friends. Voila!
So, my story today is about my new meds.
This past week, my mom has been putting some really delicious sliced turkey in my breakfast bowl. The really delicious sliced turkey has a small pill wrapped inside. The small pill is an NSAID … a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and it works wonders for my arthritis.
If you suffer from arthritis pain and haven’t tried NSAIDs, ask your veterinarian to talk to your mom about them. I feel like a new dog at 12 and a half years old.
Anyway, so about the picture … I like to eat the turkey first, right? It does taste the best. But, my mom usually buries the really delicious sliced turkey beneath my kibble and green beans, forcing me to take the kibble and green beans out of the bowl and make creative designs with them on the floor. I’m pretty sure my mom would get angry about my creative designs if she wasn’t the paparazzi with that smart phone of hers.
Remember: take your NSAIDs. #carprofen #deracoxib #firocoxib #meloxicam #NSAIDsfordogs #arthritisindogs
From Charlee with love
I hate it when you travel and leave me at home. I miss you. That’s why I got in your suitcase. I was expressing my love and devotion. I didn’t mean to shed voluminous amounts of white hair on your expensive black suit just out of the dry cleaners.
And Dad just doesn’t understand when you leave me home with him. (I don’t mean to tattle. But, once when you were gone, he turned me pink when he tried to bathe me after letting me step in wet red paint from the NO PARKING ZONE refresher coat.)
Sorry, but you just don’t understand me like Mom does.
She bathes me in organic hypoallergenic dog shampoo with a hint of lavender scent, treats me with organic salmon and buffalo treats, cooks me organic chicken with red quinoa, wakes up in the middle of the night to take me out to potty, wakes up at 4 a.m. to feed me breakfast, lets me bark at dogs on TV without scolding me, tells me how smart I am when I remind her to brush my teeth every night, lets me nap on her yoga mat, runs to pet me when I whimper, lifts me on and off the sofa, lets me sniff the baby doves and quails, lets me chase the lizards … basically anything and everything I want.
I do like to watch TV with you though, Dad. It’s just that it gets old after six hours of non-stop sports and drama shows. (Mom knows I like the dog shows.)
#1 – DIY, coconut oil moisturizing socks for soft, luscious paws – I use my Miss Piggy socks with organic coconut oil (see photo). Mom uses gLOVE Treat – a DIY, paraffin wax hand treatment with coconut and lavender oils. She heats them in the microwave … mmm! (www.glovetreat.com)
#2 – Dr. Peter Dobias Holistic Veterinarian (He is wonderful.) – My favorite products are his GreenMin and SoulFood, natural vitamin and mineral supplements for dogs. (www.drdobias.com) Mom makes me a delicious green shake every morning with berries – a great energy drink before my second walk!
#3 – Latisse – (I just look like I have eyelash extensions.) Try www.shoplatisseMD.com for the best deals.
#4 – Restylane – Still a favorite filler since its U.S. launch in 2004 when it won Allure’s Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award. (www.allure.com) (www.restylaneusa.com)(http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20041019005195/en/Restylane-Honored-Allure-Magazines-Beauty-Breakthrough-Award)
#5 – BOTOX – Who doesn’t need a furrow fix now and then? And still going strong after all of these years. (www.botoxcosmetic.com)
#6 – Laser? – No, thanks, I like my spots! Go to sleep! Napping most of the day keeps me rejuvenated for my walks. (#beautysleep)
First of all, I extend sincerest apologies to family, friends, and blog followers for my hiatus during fall semester. My workload has been grueling. Despite that, finals are over, and I survived! And, I should even make the Dean’s Honor Roll (although I am a little concerned because the professor in my “Javelinas: Danger! Danger!” class put test questions on the final pertaining to things we never even discussed in class and which could not be found in our textbook). Whatever. Right? Anyway … my classes were as follows:
“Lizards of Arizona”
“Poisonous Snakes Indigenous to the Southwest”
“How Arizona Heat Can Heal and Kill”
“Javelinas: Danger! Danger!”
“Advanced Communications: Barking vs. Public Speaking”
As you can see, I had a full load. But, my mom made sure I had plenty of good food, treats, walks, baths, adventures, air-conditioned quarters, and a clean bed. (Dad made sure I had plenty of TV time.)
Anyway, just wanted to thank everyone for not giving up on me. I hope to be graduating soon and able to write more often after that.