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Life Goes On - Be thankful for what you have and don't regret what you don't!

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Been so long since I've blogged. So much has happened. What a year 2020 was. Thought it only could get better after the previous years but thought wrong. I have learned to roll with the punches though much better and appreciate everything I do have.

2020 ended with my beloved Roxie dog passing away. She had been my companion since 2002. Both my husband and I were devastated. We were blessed with a wonderful rescue dog though. Blanca did so much to ease the pain we were going through. Not getting another dog was not an option. We lasted a few days only.

Blanca is only about 11 pounds, is a small dog that thinks she is a big dog and is extremely loving and attached. She is always there ready to go wherever we go. The best part that she has made friends with Biscotti our other little 10 year old dog that had not played with or made friends with any other dog in his 10 years.

Biscotti cost us some big money again. His breed is notorious for bad teeth and this has proven true. He has had to have surgery twice in his short life and now only has 1 canine tooth on the left side (no front teeth) and a few molars left. We do all we can to clean his teeth. He is doing well with what he has now though and is happy that the antibiotic treatment for his surgery is complete. He only eats food torn up in little pieces even if he has to do it himself. Getting a pill down was quite a chore. The usual peanut butter trick did not work and the shove it in his throat and make him swallow also didn't work due to his surgery on his gums. We finally hit upon taking the medicine out of the capsule, putting it in his small kibble, and then coating the whole thing with duck jerky dust (his favorite treat) which I ground to dust in my Vitamix blender. There was no putting the medicine in wet food. He doesn't like wet food either. We are really glad the 10 day twice a deal ordeal is done today as he is also.

I am going to step this blog now and save the rest for another one. Remember, in these hard times, be thankful for what you do have and spend no time worrying about what isn't. Life will be much better that way!
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