Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter Wellness Infographics from Just Right by Purina

Elka  appears to have decided Just Right by Purina is not to her taste, and so will not be continuing on the Just Right by Purina food. She continued to be perfectly fine on it and then there was just a point at which she stopped eating it. Not a huge deal, though I do feel bad abandoning the nice Purina people!

As a farewell for now, they've kindly provided two Winter Wellness Infographics for me to share. I'm a sucker for Infographics, as we well know!

Friday, December 12, 2014

"One day, we will see our animals again..."

When I was little, the movie All Dogs go to Heaven came out and briefly ruined my life. See, in it, Charlie the dog has died (this is how it opens) and, well, doesn't want to be dead and hijinks ensue. But to my seven year old self, the reality of "dying" and "dogs", though I didn't have on myself, was not a pleasant reality. It was a good movie, but the sadness of some of the details pervade my memories and color my perceptions of it. Granted, a lot of kiddie movies are like this. Arguably, Watership Down was not a movie intended for children (and I watched it as an adult anyway), but in general, the 70's and 80's could be a pretty freaky time for animated films aimed at the younger set.

I tried, but I just couldn't get Elka's halo on straight....

Monday, December 8, 2014

Things I never thought I'd say before owning Elka

Just a quick list of things I never thought I'd say before owning Elka. I'm sure these aren't Elka/Doberman specific, and I'm sure there's more, but this is what I can think of. I'm told parents also have similar lists (human parents, not "pet parents") but either way, feel free to share 'em!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Product Review: Blue Buffalo Wilderness Treats, duck flavor

We got the email from offering treats for review, and I selected the duck flavored Blue Buffalo Wilderness treats. It's a brand I've been happy with, and after a series of mostly chewy and/or freeze dried treats, I thought something along the lines of a crunchy biscuit would be good to try.

Friday, November 14, 2014

A new Elka-ism

Every once in awhile, the quirks of this dog just amuse me to no end. To some degree, I'm sure I'm "that" dog owner, you know, the one who thinks her dog is the only one ever to do such a thing. But, this is why I blog, so there (or dlog [portmanteau of dog + blog], as my fiancé would have me say). I have a new one to share.