Monday, November 24, 2008

Julep at Home

We received some recent photos of Julep enjoying her time at home. Julep's caregiver writes: "Julep is doing just fine and is loving life looking at all the wild life that goes thru the yard."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wow Is That a Sausage or a WESTIE?

If you are feeding your dog raw food, the recommended daily amount of food for your dog is as follows:

Puppies (Weaning—6 months) 5 - 7% of Body Weight
Adult Dogs (Over 6 months) 3—5 % of Body Weight
Inactive Adult Dogs 1-3% of Body Weight

Audrey weighs about 14 lbs. was starting to look like a little sausage. To our chagrin, we realized we have been overfeeding her. We have scaled back her food intake to about 4% of her body weight. Here is a chart:

For the puppies:
10 lbs - 4.80 ounces to 8.00 ounces per day
11 lbs - 5.28 ounces to 8.80 ounces per day
12 lbs - 5.76 ounces to 9.60 ounces per day
13 lbs - 6.24 ounces to 10.40 ounces per day
14 lbs - 6.72 ounces to 11.20 ounces per day

I feed them in the morning and in the evening with snacks in between if they look hungry. By snack, I mean green beans, cabbage, carrots, several pieces of dry dog food, etc.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Nosy Westies Continued

Back in this post we told of our Ming endlessly looking out for squirrels to ensure that they don't invade her turf. The nosy body, or as some people may favor a better term - guard dog character, gene seems to have passed down to Audrey. Here we see mother and daughter on the stairs making sure that neighborhood dogs, walkers, kids know that they are not welcomed in their turf. An occasional soft bark is our Westie's warning.

But what do they look out to? The small panes of the front door obviously suffices for the Westies to get the macro view.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Audrey - Ms. Pink

Here are five pictures of Audrey, previously known as Pink. She is upbeat, playful, curious, and smart (similar to all her litter mates). Audrey likes her belly rubbed and likes to give kisses. She LOVES food and we have to resist the temptation to feed her all the time. She has learned to jump on the sofa and looked quite surprised that she was able to do it the first time she succeeded. We noticed that when the nine were around, Audrey was the one who negotiated the arguments. When we had puppies who returned for a visit and they were arguing with Ming, Audrey inevitably intervened and tried to negotiate. It was all very interesting to watch.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Molly - Ming's Grandmother

Here is a picture of Molly, Ming's grandmother, the puppies' great-grandmother.

Here is another picture with Molly and great-grandpuppies, Calli (Abbey) and Audrey.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Q: Why Are these Dogs so Well-Behaved?

A: There is food around.

Dog owners, how many times has this happened to you?



Friday, November 7, 2008

Moped Anybody?

Julep's caregivers took this picture in Italy. This gentleman liked to shop with his Westie daily ....

Thursday, November 6, 2008 her Halloween Costume

Here's Casey! She looks so cute in her costume and so perfectly coifed after her grooming.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Julep...Just Enjoying the Fall

Here are two pictures of Julep just enjoying a Fall day and trying on her Halloween costume.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Another Tennis Clip

We had this other clip of a tennis court outing.