Sunday, April 5, 2009

Never a dull mealtime

We've changed Daisy's diet to see if her 'allergy' is chicken related. Although she eats everything--and I mean everything!--her favorite remains chicken. If she smells chicken on a customer's dish, she'll sit beside the customer's chair and chatter to him/her in the strangest voice, as if to say, "Please, feed a poor starving child." In one case, I saw her actually get up on the bench-like chair, right beside the customer, desperately hoping to get a handout. And this was RIGHT after she had finished her own supper!

Yesterday, Tai's chicken was ready before Daisy's pork. When I put his bowl down for him, he looked at it for a moment as he always does. He's never been one for diving right in. Daisy clearly wasn't impressed with his lack of enthusiasm for his supper and gave him a vicious-sounding snarl and bark. It was the funniest thing, but he sure got the message and immediately started in on his meal.

Mealtime is always interesting around here.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Daisy is growing like a weed

Maow has a bad back, so Tai and Daisy are helping out with a little 8-paw massage. Daisy is now 6.7 kg (14 lbs) as of Mar 14.

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This is the splash pool that we will use in the hot weather. Naturally, Daisy wanted to give it a test drive before pool season officially begins.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's summer

The days are really heating up as we enter summer in this part of the world. The forecast for the coming week is hot, hot, hot. 38C (100F) everyday.

Daisy is now 5 mos old and fully three-quarters the size of Tai. You can see from the first pic that the sofa cushion isn't going to be able to hold her much longer. But she really does love it up there.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sunflower fields

We recently took our pair to a nearby sunflower field. Like us, a few others were there taking photos. But it was so hot, we couldn't stay long. Just long enough to take a couple hundred pics!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Daisy at 16 weeks

Well, Daisy has reached the ripe old age of 4 months old, but it feels like she's been with us forever. Such a sweetheart. And her bond with Tai grows stronger as the days and weeks pass. If she growls or barks for any reason, Tai comes running.

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Tai and Daisy love to nap on the sofa we have in the restaurant. And as you can see, Daisy likes to sleep at the top of the back cushion. Unfortunately, it won't be long before she's too big. The cushions can barely hold her weight as it is.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Daisy at 13 weeks

Daisy is now 13 weeks old and at her last visit to the vet she weighed in at just a hair over 4 kg (almost 9 lbs). Her potty training is finally moving in the right direction (a nice change). She sleeps through the night, which of course allows us a better sleep, although she's always been a good sleeper. And we're delighted to report that she's not a snorer, though I suppose that could change as she gets older. She's learned how to climb stairs but is still too frightened to come down on her own.

She generally loves to go for walks, except for the pre-bedtime outing. She makes a little cry and growl, clearly voicing her discontent. She just wants to go to bed.

Daisy has no interest in puppy chow any longer, so we're feeding her basically the same food as we give Tai, though we add a few extra goodies to her bowl that we know Tai won't touch. But they are funny at meal time--about halfway through their meal, they go and check out each other's bowl. And often go ahead and finish off whatever is there.

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Daisy at 11 weeks

Daisy is eating like the little monster that she is. Unlike Tai, she is impatient at meal times, and she certainly lets us know it. And also unlike Tai, she eats almost everything--meats, fish, rice, fruit, veggies. We haven't tried commercial dog foods yet but will do that in due course.

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Daisy is already going out on our daily walks with Tai. She does pretty much the entire distance with apparent ease. Mind you, when she gets home, she immediately goes to sleep on the sofa (but then again, so do I).

Daisy and Tai like to play hard. She is forever trying to bite at his cheeks, and he responds by tackling her and mock-biting her belly and legs. But at night, when Tai is tired and ready for bed, he doesn't tolerate her rambunctiousness. A growl or a snap quickly puts her in her place.

Hmm, do you think she's trying to tell me something?