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Monday, September 27, 2010

A (Lightning Fast) Update

Hi everyone!

So sorry for not updating or visiting your blogs...Mom has been rather busy the past month what with her changing jobs and what not. I'm doing good though...thanks to everybody who still visit my blog even though I have been SOOOO slack in updating and visiting your blog! Mom says she will help me post again soon once she has gotten things settled down at her new workplace. Apparently she's feeling a bit under the weather too...which is really terrible when you're first starting a new job! I hope she gets better real soon!

Anyways, like the title says, this is supposed to be a very short note to say that I'm alive and well! *grins* I'm gearing up for more posts to shock you coz I've changed a little bit in terms of my looks...heh! Okay, it's not that big of a change, but Mom says it's not nice on me at all so we'll post again to reveal the 'new' me! *wink*

Till then, I hope you are well! *big hugs & slobbery kisses*


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dogathon 2010

Oh dear...another long-delayed post! Today is also Mom's birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!! *big sloppy wet kisses*), so she says she's taking a bit of time to help me write since it's been AGES and I've got more stuff to share! *grins* So, here goes another event that I got to attend about 2 weeks ago:

Yup, I guess you've already known about it from the blog title! *wink* It's the annual Dogathon organized by a local university here to raise funds for the well-being of animals as well as being a platform for doggie lovers to gather and have fun =)

Mom's camera holding certainly needs some work...she wanted to capture me and the people behind us (there were SOOOO many!) but the people got cut off. LOLLL!

Let's go, Mom! I want to meet some doggie friends!

And meet them we did...the first group of doggies I met were quite diverse *wink* We had fun sniffing and greeting each other...heh!

We got a 'butt-sniffing train' going on too...LOLL!

Mom also helped out with Aunty Yen's booth to sell's tags so I got to chill and meet other doggies who came with their owners to buy the cool tags! See the number of human legs and doggies around? They're literally like a sea of humans and dogs! *grins* Mom said at the end of the day, there was an announcement from the organizers...they had broken a their own, as well as a Malaysian record for having the most number of doggies gathered in one day. Guess how many of us were there? 1100 doggies!! Awesome, isn't it??

And what is a Dogathon without an actual marathon with dogs, right? Hehehehe...there was again a sea of people going to run their hearts out with their furkids! Mom didn't join this coz she said she will pass out if she tried to even run 1km (the marathon was about 3km). LOLLL! There were plenty of other games too like the "Master Hunt", where the doggies were put in a maze, and just by hearing the sound of their human's voice, they have to maneuver out of the maze...awesome eh? Mom wanted to let me try that but I wouldn't hear of it...I hate mazes! >.<"

We did get to try out a game called "Mummy-Go-Round" (the theme of this year is Egypt, so every game has something to do with Egypt!), which is like a Musical Chair with a twist...coz we play it with our humans :) We didn't win sadly, but it was fun! And after that, I got to meet more doggies too, like this cute Min. Schnauzer buddy! *grins*

And here's a cool gathering of the three different sized Poodles! The Standard, Mini, and Toy Poodles all often do you see that, right? *wink*

After walking around for a bit, it's time for Mom to go back and help out at the booth again, so I chilled (with my ugly and wet beard) and scored some treats too!

Meeting new friends at the booth was a never know who you're going to meet. This one time I met this cute Jack Russell dude and when he saw Mom holding the camera to snap photos of him...

He ran straight towards her to get a close-up! LOLL! Mom loves this cute photo of his nose...*grins*

Chilling out is lots of work too...I need to make sure that people come to the booth with my 'handsome' looks. LOLL! So, Mom gave me some snacks courtesy of the other people having booths there. There were SOOO many goodies when the day ended. We got home and much did we get, you say?

How about these for size? *wink* The sausage thingy on the top left were bought by Mom, but the rest of the treats, chews, toys and samples were given out free to everybody who attended the Dogathon! Score!!

I wanted to get to the treats pronto, but Mom made me pose first...GRRR! We didn't really have much use for the kibble samples since we're on the raw diet, but the treats and chews, I LOVE! More on that later...*grins*

Kenji wanted in on the treats too, so he had to have a picture first before he was given a treat...heh!

And that's about it for my Dogathon post...I wished I had more photos of the booths and the games, but Mom was busy collecting goodies from the booths that she didn't have enough hands to take photos. LOL! Remind me to get a better photographer next time...*wink*


Monday, August 2, 2010

When Scottie Meets Some Cute Girls....

Ooh,check out that cute girl there...Oops! Sorry, I get all obsessed when I'm outside. Yes, I'm at a park. FINALLY!

Mom brought me out over the weekend to Desa Park City, a friendly neighborhood that allows us doggies to roam around....check out the scenery behind me! I SO wish I could live here...*grins*

Oh yes, there are also lots of other doggies around, but this time around it's a mini gathering between some of us Min. Schnauzers! This is Miki...Mom snapped this photo from afar, so you can really tell that she needs a lot of work in photographing doggies. Heh!

Here are some other doggies that I met too...there's Sherry (the cutie in the pink shirt), and a tiny Shih Tzu pup that Mom didn't get her name from, coz she just sauntered near us and proceeded to get cuddles from everyone she meets!

Here's Poppy with Sherry and the Shih Tzu pup...they are so lucky to be able to roam freely without their leashes. Mom apparently doesn't trust me enough to play nice, so she keeps a long leash on me...

Like so...hehehe! As a result, we all got into a sniffing fest *grins*

And then, Pepper and her family joined us too! Her Mom was really generous and handed out her homemade treats to every was DELISH! I got to try a sushi treat, and some cheesy treats....*licks lips*

Cheeky Miki thought she might score more treats by staying close to Pepper's Mom...heh!

The pups and I...*grins*

And then we got to watch Pepper fly by us when she ran with her Mom...everyone's happy for her coz she got better from her sickie last week. Now she's fit as a fiddle again...*grins*

That's not all folks! The humans decided to have dinner at a dog-friendly restaurant nearby called La Castle Cafe, and they have this cool space for us to play in!

The girls proceeded to have loads of fun with each other (at this point, I noticed I was the only boy there...*grins* I'm the biggest thorn amongst the roses! *wink*) so Mom's slow fingers couldn't get any nice photos of them....

Case in point....hahahaha!

Better shot of the play time, but I got bored of Mom's snapping and went to have a good sniff....lots of interesting smells! I wanted to leave a pee-mail, but Mom got me out before I could do it...pfft! Spoil sport!

I think Pepper got tired at this she rested a while =)

Mom didn't want me to cause any trouble so she shifted me to one of the chairs...with an absolutely comfortable cushion on top! With leopard print on it! *grins* This is what happens when the flash becomes too much for a doggie's eyes...LOL!

To make me behave myself more, Mom tried to bribe me with more of Pawsome Treat House's cheesy tarts....of course, I'd had to do this boring-est trick first. Loved the taste of it all...and the packaging was super cute too! Mom was so silly that she ripped the pack open before taking a photo...LOLL! Oh well, more treats for me! *grins*

Then, we were joined by Fatty & Ally and their Dad too! Mom didn't manage to snap a nice photo of them, but here are some other great photos from Pepper's Mom...I think the photos speak for themselves! So much so that Mom thinks she might need a new camera to get nicer photos...*roll eyes* Doesn't she know she needs lessons first?

Here are some other great photos from Uncle Eric (Fatty & Ally's Dad) showing the pups and their parents!

Well, I guess that's about it for my once-in-a-blue-moon outing! I SOOO hope I get to go out more often! *crosses paws* I promise to be very good if we go out every week, Mom...pretty please? *shows puppy eyes*


P/S: Thanks again for all the kind wishes for Kenji...he's already back to normal, but doctors can't seem to find anything wrong with him. My guess is he's a freak of nature or he's got some nasty bite from an unknown source that went away after a few days...the humans were told to keep an eye out for him, but he's pretty much back to his annoying self again! I don't know if I should be happy or annoyed...heh! 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Update On Kenji

Thanks to everyone for their kind words and healing vibes! The second vet's opinion is the same as the first:, Mom and Aunty Vivian are still monitoring him for any other signs. They are even recording his meal-times to show the vet what happens after he eats! They will be bringing Kenji to the hospital again this Friday for another follow-up to see what other options are there to correct the neck bone that is being impacted...

Funnily enough, yesterday Kenji was almost back to his old self! He was running about and playing with Yuki and his toys and there was no evidence of a stiff or swollen neck! And he wasn't on any painkillers too...Aunty Vivian thought that since he wasn't in any pain she would not give the painkillers for the day to see how it goes, and he seemed fine! Weird, right?'s only Wednesday today, so they're still monitoring him...I'm thinking that the healing circle works! We're hoping that the healing vibes continue until the next check up and his neck bone will be all better and won't require surgery or anything of the sort! *crosses paws*


Monday, July 12, 2010

Just When We Thought All Was Good...

...something not-so-good happens. Just a few days ago, Kenji became unwell and he wasn't his usual annoying self...all he does is lie around (mostly on his side) and he became very defensive and wouldn't let most people touch him (except for Mom and Aunty Vivian). They noticed his neck has been swollen and rushed him to the veterinary hospital.Aunty Vivian said they did X-rays for him, but couldn't seem to find anything wrong with his neck (except that one of the bones in the neck area seems to be a bit impacted compared to the others, but the vet mentioned that it might not be causing the swollenness) and just asked the humans to monitor him for any changes. The funny thing is, this swollen neck thing didn't happen at the hospital, but only at home! Poor Kenji...he looks so sad and miserable that Aunty Vivian is bringing him to another vet for a second opinion.

We'd like to ask for good vibes that Kenji will get better quickly...he can't seem to breathe well or eat much, and Mom notices that whenever he does eat (really soft food like rice and banana as reccommended by the vet), his neck would get swollen too...this made her think that could it be him having a sore throat, or tonsilitis (do doggies have tonsils in the first place? o.O") but I guess we will know after the second vet's visit. It's quite worrying to see him like this, so we'd also appreciate any advice from whomever have experienced this or know anything about this....