Posts tagged ‘Giada’
The girls had their vet appointments for their overseas screening visits, and it was both good and bad. The good is that Giada’s heart murmur looks great, and that she is in great shape. The vet cleared her for temperment and said that she will be a wonderful family dog and great with our kiddos.
Then we went on to talk about Harley. Her health is fantastic, and she is a sweet sweet dog. Sadly now came the bad news, she was not cleared for temperment. The vet feels that after the abuse she suffered from my Ex and the fact that she is so shy now that she would not be able to handle to huge transition. She wasnt cleared.
After spending the weekend putting alot of thought into what to do, I was able to find a friend of mine who is in love with Harley and would welcome her into their home. Harley is well known at their house and gets along well with their dog. This friend has swooned over Harley for years and I know that she will be well loved and taken care of there.
This was a very difficult decision, but Harley has made leaps and bounds in coming out of her shell in the last two years and I hate to have to leave her behind at all. I know she will be happy there. I know that this is the right decision. She joined her new home last weekend, and I have been going to visit her every day just to make sure that she is adjusting well. She is being spoiled and pampered!
Im going to miss her like crazy, and Giada already misses her. Its never easy to have to chose to leave behind a family member.
This year I really didnt have any reason to complain. Really. I didnt have to work, or have school to go to the very next day, so it worked out in my benefit. However, I despise having to go around and change all the clocks. Its rather annoying.
Thankfully the clock in my bedroom will be correct again, since I didnt change it from last years DST. Its kinda nice not to have to adjust the time in my head. (And before everyone gets their panties in a bunch, its a digital clock that I just cant figure out how to set!)
Meanwhile, someone apparently told the dogs that the clocks needed to be changed because they were on track with the new DST dinner time. Waiting by the door and staring at us longingly for their chow. Silly puppies! I havent mentioned the dogs in awhile, I guess baby fever made the four legged ones seem less interesting to write about.
Harley is doing great, still a double wide and we are seriously trying to keep her on her diet and trim her down. She is still the sweetest dog I have ever met in my entire life. And really naughty. The other day I went to go and say hi to them, and couldnt find her. She was INSIDE the dog bed. She had clawed out the stuffing and crawled inside the shell of the bed. Silly girl.
Giada is finally starting to slow down. The little energizer bunny is begining to show her adult side. She is much more patient and will actually just lay down and snuggle with you. She loves to play and will rough house like a crazy girl, but when its done and over she just wants to throw her head into your lap and cuddle. She also does the funniest thing, if you are sitting on her level she will start backing up to you and will plop her hiney into you lap. Yes sir, my 80lbs Dobie thinks she is a lap dog! What a spaz!
The upcoming weeks bring shots and vet visits for them both as we get them prepared to head to NewHome. What a trip that will be!
I suddenly realize that its an hour later than I thought and my computer clock is wrong, so now I gotta run!
What type of animals do you have? Do they have any funny quirks?
She never fails to bring a smile to my face. She was so funny this afternoon, I was sitting on the bed trying to work on my teaching plan for my Peds class when she runs into the room, jumps up on the bed and quickly gives me a kiss and then runs back outside.
It was like “Need to kiss mom then go play”! So freaking cute!
Right now I am still working on my teaching plan, trying desperatly to make it interesting enough for a group of 5 year olds. Its just that handwashing isnt very interesting!
Happy Second Bday Baby Girl!!
Baby Giada-Two years old
Baby Giada-One month old
Here’s to hoping for more birthdays to come! Cheers!!
Im so thankful for a sweet sweet puppy.
I have a confession to make…..I took a couple days off to care for the baby. She needs to be watched constantly so that she doesnt have to wear the “helmet of shame”. Plus she needs both antibiotics and pain medications, meaning I am giving her some sort of med every 4 hours. And I just wanted to be with her.
Since I wanted to keep the closest eue on her, she is back to sleeping in bed with me. The first night was horrible because she just wouldnt sleep, and last night was perfect. Other than the fact that she doesnt understand about us each having our own sides of the bed.
We both slept great! And she is doing so much better!!
After more than 24 hours wothout letting it flow, she finally went!!
Ive never been so excited about urine!!
What a day. After gettibg ZERO sleep last night because the baby cried the entire time, I was amazed at how much better she was doing today.
The sutures are sloppy but otherwise look intact, and the penrose drain is still draining sanginous fluid. Her face is still moderately swollen.
She is still on some heavy duty medications and sadly I am still having to use the sedatives to keep her from
being to active, but it is what it is.
The only real complication from the procedure is that she is refusing to pee! She is taking in fluids so I guess it has to happen eventually. For now I am taking her out hourly.
Poor girl wants to go out side and play!
Poor baby had to have emergency surgery yesterday to take care of an abscess that decided to show up.
Now she has a bunch of sutures and a penrose drain.
I am playing Nurse and trying to keep her comfortable.
Please send prayers for a fast recovery!!
Im thinking she either got stung by a bee or has a mucocele.
But its not normal for my baby to have a tennis ball sized mass growing out of her cheek. And I assure you she does not usually loom like a chipmonk.
Giada was in such a sweet mood the other day, once the galluping moose slowed doen I wa able to get a couple good pictures of her!
G is for Giada. The baby of our family.
Giada has been such an amazing addition to our family. She was born in September, and is now 10 months old. She was a breeze to train, and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of learning new things. She loves praise!
She is best known as “The Pony” or “The Moose” for her large size and her bucking of the hind legs during play time.
Giada loves her sisters. She can go from snuggling with them to harassing them and making them play in the blink of an eye.
I have been asked the basics about Giada, so here they are:
Breed: Doberman, pure bred
Will not be bred, she has been spayed.
Has a heart murmur, significant one. Was tested and is negative for Von Willabrandts.
Weight: Uh…not sure.
G is for Giada, a great addition to our family.
Harley and Meyah, best buddies from the start!
Harley and Meyah, a week before their new sister (Giada) came home! Dont they look relaxed?
Giada as a baby.