Friday, August 28, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

wasp attack follow up

Mom and Dad returned to the scene yesterday evening to go on a rescue mission for the training dummy duck Zeke and mom abandoned after being viciosuly attacked by wasps. Dad's plan: A rake, bug spray, and ninja like agility. Mom's plan... stay the heck out of the way.


Oh and on the way to get the duck we saw this rattlesnake coiled up in the brush. Scary but cool.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

when wasps attack, part the first

Before going to work this morning, Zeke was inspired by the Super Retriever Series show on Versus and wanted to go swimming. He just happened to have a run in with a wasp nest. He was stung at least twice. He has a bump on his nose and a swollen ear and he is lucky that is all, there were probably 60 wasps swarming around. Mom and Z high-tailed it out of there and we left his dead fowl sitting directly under the wasp nest.

Zeke got a benadryl when he got to work and we discovered the swollen ear. One 25 mg tablet.

Check back for part two as dad is planning on rescuing the toy duck stranded underneath the wasp nest later.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Italian Bistro

How exciting! One of mom and dad's favorite places to eat now has an outdoor eating area that is totally dog friendly. Italian Bistro is in Knightsville in the shopping center with the Mr K's Piggly Wiggly. They serve delicious pizzas and dad's favorite strombolis. Sadie and Zeke tried some marinara sauce and had some water brought out to them!

Friday, August 14, 2009

lunch break

The boss said Zeke needed a break so Zeke took a splash break!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

a new swimming hole

Zeke is always on the look out for new places to swim and this land development seemed to provide a couple of good gator free ponds.
Instead of retrieving the bumper Zeke thought this awesome log would be a better prize.

Ready for more swimming!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thunderstorms have become scary.

Storms, lightning and thunder have never bothered Zeke in the past (and during the summer we have quite our share of thunderstorms). However, the past few days has gotten him more than a little worked up. We got home Tuesday just before a storm popped up and Zeke wouldn't eat his dinner, he got up on the couch and sat with mom. Then last night we were abruptly awoken by some serious lightning and thunder, Zeke was standing up at full alert and then started shaking as the storm continued to rage on. We got Zeke up in the bed with us to try and relax him while the storm passed on, then eventually tried to play fetch with him in the house to take his mind off the noise.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

fresh and clean

Today was bath day, oh what a joy for Zeke. But he smells so nice now and his coat is so soft and shiny.
Today was the first day mom attempted brushing Zeke's teeth. A little plaque could be seen on his rear molars, so we took the vanilla flavored dog toothpaste and went at it. Zeke really was not interested in opening up to give good brushing access. He had a little bleeding on his gums on the left side, so probably need to keep up on Zeke's dental hygiene.