I LOVE my dogs! I call them my Girls, my entourage! LOL Why? Millions of reasons but the obvious is the unconditional love and companionship you get from a dog. Never has my awareness of my girls for my health been so apparent. Quite simply THEY keep me going. They get me up, make me play - Daisy will drop a ball in my lap until the cows come home. They are constant reminders as well, to LIVE in the moment
Scruffy is our rebel and is getting in trouble from time to time, I can scold her (NOT HIT) and a few minutes later she is by my side as though nothing happened. They are smart, intuitive, funny, entertaining, loving... it’s endless. There are many days when I wake not feeling that great already, usually woke up by my twitch - this can also make one slightly grumpy.. the next thing I know Poppy realizes my eyes are open and jumps on my face ;D, Scruffy crawls over for a morning tummy scratch and Tequila give an acknowledging growl ... soon Daisy will be up and then all go out for a morning ‘visit.’
Its a routine! Yes, it is also work. Work I love. I would be lonely with out them, especially since the past few years I’ve practically become an a hermit.
I often go outside and just sit and watch the dogs the next thing I am laughing out loud - everyone does - Daisy will be flinging Poppy, Poppy chasing Scruffy and knows the short cuts because she can’t keep up with them- it is a source of endless amusement and I love it. Better than a T.V. I’d be lost without them. Which brings me to Cannabis - LOL You knew that was coming. I read yesterday an article staring Cannabis poison was on the rise with pets : http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/2013/09/pet-marijuana-intoxication-rise/
For years I have had opportunity to have the conversation & asked Vets. to provide me with 'proof' - none have to date. This article above tells of two dogs that ‘did die’, IMO it is presumptuous to say it was the cannabis alone, It could have been something else in the edible. I had, a few years ago 2 dogs die, I lost Hunny from BEEF bones that were too hard on her tummy. I almost lost Tequila and Scruffy at the time too! Another that got into my twitch medication - a prescribed medication and only had abut 3 pills.
Our dog died in my arms, we did not make it to the vet in time...
AND YES if you do call the poison control for your pets YOU ARE CHARGED, the site says $35. They won't even give you the info until you provide a credit card.
I KNOW. I paid $70 AMERICAN!! They could NOT tell me at the time a location of a emergency clinic - they gave me an address in Illinois, which would be o.k. If I did not live in CANADA,
that phone call was a JOKE. (blog on it - tag dogs) THIS is also FEAR mongering to an extent.
Please don't be fooled. YES, please take precaution with your medicine from animals and kids! It can be upsetting, even if your dogs gets cannabis, you worry, they pass out.. if you are not prepared it can be frightening, I was frightened the first time it happened to our dog, Tequila. SHE likes it most and will sneak bud if she can.
We had a dog, ‘Indy’ would run to the sound of the volcano being used. We have had several dogs ingest cannabis - they all just slept it off. Cookies, bud and medicated cocoa butter < they love it Scruffy would lick if off my hands if she could.
I have no fear of my dogs getting into Cannabis, to this day I am afraid to give them 'treats' and still have a heavy heart about my pills now almost paranoid ;( one of life's hardest lessons for me. I never took another after I saw what only a few did.
Cannabis is a healthier option for pets as well compared to prescribed medications.
ANYthing that comes into this house for my pets - if it says ‘not safe for children’ it does not come in the house! Even the toys I get the girls have to be newborn safe.
ALSO pet vaccines, medicines, prescriptions - many designed for HUMANS
All dogs -- from a Chihuahua to a Great Dane -- get the same rabies dosage.
Let me put that into perspective; a 3-pound Chihuahua gets half the dose that is given to a 1,200-pound horse! All dogs get 1 ml of vaccine, and horses get 2 mls of vaccine. What is wrong with that picture!?
I have a friend who gives her dog anxiety pills ;( - no comment.
Really? LIKE everything else Vet medicine is a BUSINESS. THINK before you say o.k. to putting a pill in your pooch!! I started to research drug reactions for dogs and it is alarming, many have adverse reaction and can easily die, I am even more hesitant.
I found this site informative and not too frightening: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/rabies-vaccination-13-ways-to-vaccinate-more-safely/
Below my girls in action: