Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 29th day of March, 2017.

It is SO foggy here in Edmonton this morning.

I can hardly see across the street.

Drive carefully anyone reading this in the area.

 

Last night after work my daughter picked me up and we went to COSTCO before heading home to Alvin.

We had a wonderful conversation and visit along the way.

I love our time together.

She is the absolute best daughter in the world.

 

Something that happened to Baby Milo has us all thinking about “SCENTS.”

Most of us want our homes and bodies to smell good, right?

We buy plug-ins with all sorts of scents, burn candles and even make our own using natural products including essential oils.

Have you ever even for one minute considered what these are doing to our babies, our four-legged ones?

For that matter to us.

We often times are driven by our sense of smell.

The idea that everything has to have a scent that is appealing to us.

Can you imagine how strong some of these scents are to our pups who have a sense of smell that is more highly-evolved than our own?

Something to consider.

Has your dog or cat sneezed?

You thought “how cute” or that perhaps they have a cold.

Maybe not.

If they become lethargic or “seem to be zoned out” or throwing up …… you should take them to the VET.

My daughter mentioned “that Alvin smells like my house.”

I never thought about that.

We become so used to the scents that they do not seem to be strong at all.

I was struck by her comment.

We were just in conversation about the adverse effects of all of these scent bearing products and others on our babies.

Well it is time to leave for work.

Please keep this all in mind if you have a dog or cat or any creature in your household.

 

Have a wonderful day.

Special Hello to: my kids and grand-pups ….. love you so much.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Tuesday Morning – it’s February 7th today.

Earlier this morning about 3:30, I awoke to Alvin heaving …..and then throwing up.

So after cleaning everything up ….. and getting back to bed …… about 4:00 he jumped off the bed and started throwing up …… on his second go …. he brought up a medium size BONE.

I was horrified ……. okay (too much drama) but nevertheless it was a bone about the size of a milk bone dog treat.  Cleaned again and back to snuggle in bed.

I was pleased when 5:00 a.m. and he was back to “HIMSELF” ……. after going outside … he was ready for breakfast.

Trying to keep him to eat a bit more slowly but I guess they have stronger tummies than we humans do.

So we are back on schedule and I am a wee bit tired but will catch up on the ride to work.

My poor boy …… thank goodness he is better now.

Lesson learned.  I always try to keep an eagle eye on him while we are out for our nightly strolls as he always has his nose to the ground …… sniffing and sniffing away.

Sometimes he gets to something before I can react (he is fast) but usually if he does I can manage to get it out of his mouth …. unless it is a “cherry” or “rabbit poop” …… ugh.   LOL.

Anyway ….. all in the life of a dog owner ……. I am sure you will all agree.

They are like our babies ….. our children …..

At this very moment, Mr. Alvin is laying on the hallway floor starring at me and making little noises ….. kind of like ….. “Oh, Mom hurry up” …….

Well that’s the thought for today.

We look after our pets and our children ….. sometimes they just “throw up”……  oh, heavy sighs from me Alvin…

Have a wonderful day.

 

Special Hello to:   all the Moms everywhere who look after the babies ….. whether two or four legged …… or perhaps even “eight” ……..  🙂

 

Always, Carol and Mr. Alvin …

 

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