Red Alert

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I’ve been known to boast about Loki and his natural talents but I never thought he’d live up to it. Maybe it’s because I see potential in him that nobody else can see. He literally saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and quite possibly our lives when he alerted to a fire that ignited at 5:30 a.m. this morning in our garage. Continue reading “Red Alert”

I Have Nothing to Say, And I’m Saying It

I know what you’re thinking. There’s no dog in this month’s masthead. But like the real Europeans they’ve become, Loki and Juno insisted on taking this month off from working, like everyone else. Don’t worry, their regular photos will back this week. I convinced them that taking time off modeling for a masthead was like a month of vacation in dog time. Suckers.

So this month’s masthead is inspired from Gerhard Richter, who exhibited a series of abstract paintings, “Cage” at Tate Modern in London. The series  is a tribute to American Composer John Cage, who’s quote “I have nothing to say, and I’m saying it” resonates with Richter’s own ideas.

It sounds so Seinfeld.  A painting about nothing. A song about nothing. Blogs about nothing.

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Whether she’s pirating his favorite bed just to screw with his head, forcing him into bitey-face action or swishing her tail  flirtatiously in his face, never a day goes by where Juno doesn’t push his buttons. She’ll have plenty of time to push those buttons while I’m in London the rest of the week.  I almost feel sorry for him.

 

I Don’t Make this Stuff Up

So I come home after a long day of shopping and toss out some new toys for the dogs to keep them busy while I put things away. Both dogs are starving for some action. Loki especially misses training and working. He’s desperate to play with anyone. Even at the expense of his own dignity. As I’m putting groceries away I walk by them and see this:

“Hey Mom, check out Loki’s behind! *Snicker-Snicker*” Continue reading “I Don’t Make this Stuff Up”

Saving Juno’s Jodhpurs

On Tuesday, Juno went for her first physical therapy session for building up muscle in her back legs. Of all the horrors, it involved walking on a treadmill– underwater! And unlike many dogs who do this the first time, Juno picked it up quickly and walked almost immediately, without cheating. Afterwards, she went for a round of accupucture. Her most painful areas are in the back top of the hips where the muscles are super tight and sore. The accupuncture helps the muscles relax and release soreness so she can get back to a better, stronger range of motion. And this is how us humans plan to save Juno’s Jodhpurs.

Loki and Juno have a different idea about saving her jodhpurs and include clue(s) #3 in the Wild Dingo Big News Contest.

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“This PT thing doesn’t seem too bad. ” Continue reading “Saving Juno’s Jodhpurs”

Breaking Points & Invalids

First off, we at Wild Dingo are overwhelmed with the all the warm wishes that have been tossed our way for Juno Belle. Overwhelmed. Thank you so much for all the warm wishes, thoughts and comments that keep rolling in. 

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Juno is home tonight, resting next to her cone of shame, which is there in case she gets any ideas of trying to eat her catheter. The source of her fever is still unknown. She’s been sick since Thursday with a fever of 103 -104 which climbed to 105 and 106 on Sunday. She went to the ER on Sunday and stayed overnight.  They put her on antibiotics and fluids and her temp came down. I transported her back to my vet today where she could stay on fluids and be monitored. All her blood work is normal. All her ultrasounds, x-rays, chest x-rays & organs are normal.  There are no foxtails or tick disease of any kind. There “seems” to be an infection, but we don’t know where it is. She responds very well to IV fluids and general antibiotics and her fever goes down and hangs around 102 (normal) and 103 (a little high) on fluids. Off fluids, it climbs.  It “could” be an infection, yet, on the other hand it can be a bad virus.

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