Saturday, September 27, 2008

Oh Barf...Worms

I just found a tapeworm on Jade's face! Uhh it was right beside her eye. So I began using my detective skills and searching poo. Well Behr went first, I suspected he was the culprit, but nope. Buddy went next and after digging around his poo, with the bag on my hand of course I found one worm. BARF! I would not have found it without digging.

So poor Buddy, heartworms and tapeworms...He'll be back at the vet on Monday.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Rules for Non-pet Owners Who Visit

1. They live here; you don't.

2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.

3. I like my pet better than I like most people.

4. To you it's an animal. To me he and she are adopted sons and daughters
who are hairy, walk on all fours, and is speech challenged.

5. Dogs and cats are better than kids. They eat less, don't ask for money all
the time, are easier to train, usually come when called, never drive our car,
don't hang out with drug using friends, don't drink or smoke, don't worry about
buying the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, don't need a gazillion
dollars for college, and won't get pregnant!

A Shelter Dog's Poem

Do I Go Home Today?


My family brought me home, cradled in their arms,
They cuddled me and smiled at me, said I was full of charm.

They played with me and laughed with me, they showered me with toys,
I sure do love my family, especially the girls and boys.

The children loved to feed me, they gave me special treats,
They even let me sleep with them, all snuggled in their sheets.

I used to go for many walks, often several times a day,
They even fought to hold the leash, I'm very proud to say.

They used to laugh and praise me, when I played with that old shoe,


The kids and I would grab a rag, and for hours we would tug,
So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bedroom rug.

They said I was out of control and would have to live outside,
This I did not understand, although I tried and tried.

The walks stopped, one by one; they said they hadn't time,
I wish that I could change things, I wish I knew my crime.

My life became so lonely in the backyard on a chain.
I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.

So they brought me to a shelter, but were embarrassed to say why,
They said I caused an allergy, and then kissed me good-bye.

If I'd only had some classes when I was just a pup,
I wouldn't have been so hard to handle, when I was all grown up.

"You only have one day left," I heard a worker say.
Does this mean a second chance? Do I go home today?

Author Unknown

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Puppy Mill Awareness Day!

I have never seen this video before. The ending is harsh, but will open your eyes to what happens in this world. I am So naive.

Don't purchase your dog from a petstore!


Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Sept. 12th Update

Buddy went to see the vet about heartworm treatment today. The vet saw no other symptoms of HW so he said we should wait until it cools down. I'm thinking, uh January? But no he said Nov. 1st. So we are to put him on heartguard and make an appointment then.

Will said the vet was really proud, kinda wowwed when Will told them our routine, exercise, brand of food and all. Go us! (Really thank the pet nesties) Now we need to "upgrade" Sheena!

If you want to know about dog food look here:
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/
Under Reviews you should be feeding a 4 star food at the least! If you have to look or you buy the food at the grocery store, it's probably a big fat 1....ours was before we switched.

Speaking of food....Will also made reservations at the almost booked kennel for Christmas today! They said they feed "premium food" Bil-Jac...once again it's a 1....premium to who? I wish I'd have heard that, I would have said something!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Buddy...so darn cute!

NILIF (Nothing in life is free) they have to do something before everything. Does that make sense? This was before I fed them...last night I told them all to go to their crate and wait. Buddy was so eager waiting for his meal!
So pretty...his heartworm treatment begins this Friday the 12th! Keep checking for updates.

More Mountain Pictures


They found the mud!


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Behr Talkin' to Buddy


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Uh...me sitting in my jeans and bathrobe, I'm home sick and freezing! Now that I looked at the video I totally know we have NO life, so you don't need to remind me. Oh and that we are dog crazy...I know that too!

Buddy mopping the floor with Behr

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Behr as a Baby!

8 weeks at 14 lbs.



6 months at 65 lbs.
These photos were taken by Missy Hume in Peachtree City, GA. She owned him at the time these were taken, we never got to see him like this, but isn't he so cute?! I think he weighs 79lbs now. I think he is kinda skinny, but the vet says he is perfect, anymore weight would cause harm to his hips. Check out more of Missy's work at momentsbymissy.com

Old Photos

I'm home sick today and just looking at some old pictures. This is how "The Kuenzel Pound Puppy Madness" began....Jade before the shave!

Aw Look it's our house before it was covered in crates!

Our Mountain Trip

On the road:
Just layin' on each other



Jade at my feet when she needed her own space.


On our long Labor Day weekend we loaded up and headed home for Millers Creek, NC. It took us about 6 hours to get there.
Will picked me up from school at 3:00 in the carpool line. We were on the road about 30 minutes and Buddy throws up! Note: don't feed dogs the day of travel.

We got home and let the dogs out. To my surprise we didn't use leashes and they just hung out with us. Will's family owns a lot of property on the side of a mountain with a river it is just awesome place for the dogs, especially ones that live in an apartment.

We went swimming both days. Day 1 they found the mud hole!

The dogs also met Katie the cat...now I didn't see this but I did see the damage. Will decided (which now he says was a REALLY dumb idea) to grab Katie away from Buddy and Behr. Katie proceeded to claw Will's neck so much she couldn't get her nail back out. She also bit his hands multiple times. He still can't wear his wedding band it is so swollen!

We did some yard work and the dogs ran with the truck, then rode back with me and Susan (MIL) in the bed of the truck. They loved it, and I loved seeing them get to do these activities.

We hope to make it back again soon with the dogs. I was surprised we were invited back, but it really was easy since they didn't run off and stayed on the wrap around porch when we were inside. It was kinda odd many times I'd peek outside and they had free range, but would be on the porch and Behr would be in the crate we took for Buddy.