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Monday Blues

July 25, 2011 2 comments

Lele: What an uproaring weekend with mummi getting so worked up with what happen at the Bishan Dog Run during our agility practice and the aftermath. But I saw her smiles and laughter when she carried me to check out this photo she took. Mummi say I look like a blue mane tyre lion. What a nice photo of me to get rid of the monday blues. Cheers!

“I’m a blue mane lion, hear me ROAR…..”

Sleeping Beauty

April 28, 2011 2 comments

Le Le Beauty Sleep Regime + Daily Activity

  • 0800 – 0900 – Wake up to send pappi to work
  • 0900 – 1130 = ZZzzzzz…… sleep
  • 1130 – 1300 – Brunch play and training time
  • 1300 – 1530 = zzzzz… sleep
  • 1530 – 1630 – play and roaming around time
  • 1630 – 1830 = zzzz…. sleep
  • 1830 – 2200 – Dinner, play, training and walk time (at times in between slept for 1 hour)
  • 2200 – 0800 (next day) = sleep *snore snore ZZZZZzzzzz….. (tends to wake up for position shifting and pee sometimes)

Day 9 of Le Le season – Le Le has been so lethargic nowadays. Sleep and sleep and sleep. Even when I tried playing with her or going through her training routine, she just seems not keen. So is the hormones acting up on her? Her vulva area has since swollen to the size of ping pong ball. Her licking frenzy once again activated on her paws, stomach and vulva. As read on net, it was mentioned to be a normal behavior. But should we prevent her from doing it, since such actions for female dogs is more of a “cleaning” activity during heat season.

2 days ago, we realised lele has bitten her tail until reddish. I have applied Neem oil on her wounds and today the reddish seems to subside but there are pus from her bitten wound. This is the first time I saw such wound on her and its heartaching. She’s on KONG Cloud Collar now as to prevent her from licking but yet she still can do her yoga twisting and manage to reach her tail. But she is unable to reach her vulva areas which solve my earlier doubt since she has to wear her cloud collar. The good thing about the KONG Cloud Collar is lele has no resistant against it. She simply treat it like a neck pillow and wore it throughout her sleep.

But that was not the case when I first wore it on her. She struggle, shake profusely, did her pawing kung-fu just to get rid of this odd thingy on her neck. Immediately using distraction and positive reinforcement methods, I dished out her favourite squeaky toy and we played and ran around the house. Soon later she forget about her neck cushion. Subsequently I took it off. And a while later, I put it back on her again and there comes the treats and praises when she did not try to remove collar. In this way, she will associate the Cloud Collar with all the positive actions.

Tomorrow I’m going to bring her to the vet and had her wound examine. Hope we will find the cause and it will get better.