I’m not sure how or where Ruby got this. I’m not sure if she found it dead or alive. I’m not asking any questions.
I don’t want to know the answers.
It obviously was gourmet because she was not giving it up easily.
RUBY IS 2!
Her birthday was November 7th and we celebrated with Puppy Paws (doggie ice cream). I did not have one. She did, paper container and all.
Her brother, Murphy, also had a birthday a few days after her. He turned 6! We don’t know how he celebrated.
Judging by that sad face, I’m thinking he didn’t get a Puppy Paw.
Ruby has officially ended her diet as she has reached her target weight. Yea! This does not mean that she isn’t still hungry all the time. She eats breakfast at 6am and dinner at 6pm and I think she has an internal clock like the rest of us. She starts hanging out by her food can for dinner around 5:45ish. Sometimes I have to tell her it isn’t time yet!
The can on the right holds her dog food and this is her telling me she thinks it’s time for dinner! She thinks, if she’s good and asks politely, I might feed her on her schedule.
So my brother has a Golden and he is “the best dog ever”. I wanted one of those. Ruby has yet to prove herself.
She is, however, full of surprises. Some good, some not so good. She survived the spider bite and recovered fully. Sort of. I mean, we didn’t go back to the vet as a follow up to that but for a whole new “issue”. Diarrhea. And lots of it. And often. Remember it’s the second coldest winter on record? And she’s not completely house broken yet. And you don’t just let a puppy wander around outside alone at night. 5 or 6 times a night. In the dead of winter. Outside with her.
Fortunately there are lots of different foods you can try to help with the diarrhea. Mostly prescription. All expensive. We tried weight control food, pumpkin, gluten free food, probiotics, limited ingredient food, blah, blah, blah… Nothing helped except another antibiotic. Maybe this was puppy colitis. There’s a pill and a special diet for that. Maybe she’s nervous (?). I know there’s a pill for me for that. And none of it was covered by her AKC pet insurance. Really? At 3 months old can this be a pre-existing condition?
Meanwhile she’s still eating everything and pooping. A lot.