Thursday, December 29, 2011

Journey to Recovery: Missy, the Mini Poodle

Thanks Quennie, for letting me share Missy's story. :)

I would like to share the story of Missy, the mini poodle and her journey to recovery here. 

Through her story, I have witnessed once again, how the raw diet can benefit & improve a dog's health. The amazing effects of going raw. What more can I say? :)

Missy's owner has done wonderfully for her. She has never given up on Missy and seeked ways to help her. The best thing she has done for Missy is, giving her a raw diet. I'm so happy that Missy is doing well now and moving towards recovery. Way to go!

Missy's Story
In a nutshell: Missy was diagnosed with Demodectic Mange during November 2011. Conventional treatment was prescribed to her by the vet, but it did not seem to improve her condition. Eventually, her owner stopped the treatment. She put Missy on a raw diet. After a month on raw, Missy's condition saw significant improvement.

The full story:

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Things We can Learn from a Dog

We have so much to learn from our dogs.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in
your face to be pure ecstasy.

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.

Let others know when they've invaded your territory.

Take naps and stretch before rising.

Run, romp and play daily.

Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close
by and nuzzle them gently.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire

No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the
guilt thing and right back and make friends.

Bond with your pack.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

By Authour Unknown

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A mini Christmas Post

Today is Christmas. It also signals the coming of a brand new year.

We would like to wish all our paw-frens and their paw-rents a Merry Merry Christmas & a delightful new year ahead.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have dropped by to read our humble blog. Thank you. 

A mini Christmas pressie for Rossi gal...

She needs a new brush. Thought it would be an appropriate pressie for her. :>

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Long Stroll (Part 2) - Marina Barrage

*Continued from: A Long Stroll (Part 1)

We made our way over to 'Marina Barrage' on the other side of the Marina Reservoir.  

Crossing the Marina Bridge, the 'link' to Marina Barrage.

The view from Marina Bridge.

At Marina Barrage.

Moving up the converging walkway.

Finally reached the top! Love this shot of Rossi gal.

The artistic looking structure located on top. (*It does look kinda artsy to me.)

As we explored further, we saw this interesting area, called 'Solar Park'.

On closer examination, the area is covered with rocks and lined with rows of solar panels. Marina Barrage makes use of electricity generated from these panels.  

Time to make our way back!

Walking back to our car & heading home.

That's the story of our stroll.

I just feel contented that we can spend time together like this, as a family.
(How I wish we live near here too...)

A Long Stroll (Part 1) - Gardens by the Bay

The second stop in our exploration was Punggol Waterway Park. We like this place. Rossi gal enjoyed herself running on the big sandy patch and chasing birds. For a relaxing morning walk, it's best to go there early to avoid the crowd. If not, do consider going for a cool night walk instead, it's fun too.

We have not taken Rossi gal out to walk at night yet. Well, we should really do so sometime. Hopefully, soon.
On Sunday, we moved on to our next destination. We had a long stroll here. This was perhaps the longest walk we had among all our walks.  

'Gardens by the Bay', an area spanning 101 hectares and consisting of 3 parts; Bay Central, East and South.


Ready to go.

Taking in the garden sights. 


During our walk here, we also spotted quite a few owners walking their dogs. We surmised they could be residents living nearby.  

Having a short breaky on the bench.
She looked so cute here. LOL.

A long walk ahead.

What an amazing view overlooking the Marina Reservoir... 
A view of the city's skyline with the eye-catching Singapore Flyer and the beautifully designed Marina Bay Sands standing out prominently.

The second part of our stroll involves the building on the other side. 
Can you make out the name of the building?

To be continued: A Long Stroll (Part 2)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

An Update: Before & After

An update:

This picture is taken in year 2009. During this time, she had Demodectic Mange / Demodex and was still on kibbles. Evidently, eating kibbles did not help her one bit.  

This picture is taken in Dec 2011. At this time, she has been on raw for 1½ years. This is my Rossi gal now.

 The previous post: Pictures of Rossi gal - Before & After Raw

Monday, December 12, 2011

Keys Metaclean Natural Healing Shampoo

Rossi gal has been using this herbal shampoo  for some time. It contains organic ingredients and smells really nice too. After bathing her, the smell would linger on her for days. It is a pretty good shampoo.

As I dun bathe her often, the shampoo took a long time to finish up. Finally, after bathing her over the weekend, I'm left with 1/4 of the shampoo.

Then I came to know my fren was letting go of her shampoo, as she bought an extra bottle for her dogs. Her shampoo looks really good. It contains organic ingredients as well. And the best thing is, both pets and their humans can use it, which means Rossi gal, me and daddy can use it. That's great. I got the shampoo from her.

Rossi gal's new shampoo...

For both humans and pets...

The ingredients...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Exporing Punggol Waterway Park

We woke up at 6.30am this morning. It was kinda early for us and we had some problem waking up. We usually go for our weekend walks at around 8+am. But as we wanted to explore a new place at a less 'crowded' time, we had to be up earlier than usual.

Our next stop after Labrador Nature Reserve, was 'Punggol Waterway Park'.

I got to know this place from my rawbie fren. She took her dogs there for a night walk and they enjoyed their time there. I told daddy about it and he decided to take us there this morning.

We reached Punggol Waterway at 7am. It was a cool morning. Nice weather for some workout.  

Rossi gal was so excited seeing the sandy area and wasted no time in setting her paw & foot prints into the sand.

Our exploration continued.

We saw several millipedes of different sizes during our exploration. Interesting sight.  

Rossi gal got to know some new frens during our exploration. They are a family of Whippets, daddy, mummy and son. Their owner is a friendly lady. Like us, they were exploring the place too.

We spent 1 & a half hours exploring around. As we were leaving, the crowd was slowly building up.

It's a pretty nice place to walk and we would definitely be back again.
*Mentally registers Punggol Waterway into our current list of hangouts.

Sailed off to La La land...

Friday, December 9, 2011

A short Food Rant

I realise many individuals are bent on feeding their dogs pet food. They are convinced that pet food provide the most balanced and optimal nutrition for their dogs. The marketing done by the pet food industry is indeed successful. 

However, they do not understand the negative effects that pet food could have on their dogs. Outwardly, the dog might seem ok on the food, but inwardly, the dog could be deteriorating. By the time, the owner realises something is wrong with his/her dog, it might be too late.  

This is an insightful video about pet food. It's a 40+ minutes video, abit lengthy, but definitely worth a watch. If you are feeding pet food, I do urge you to watch it.

I have also been reading untrue & ridiculous stuff on raw written by individuals, who are not even raw feeders and dun understand what raw is about. They have no right to comment on something they do not understand and have no experience with. I think they should just shut it.

Some time back, someone feeding commercial pre-made raw, tried to educate me on the dangers of feeding raw chicken bones. Well, one who feeds commercial pre-made raw (& idolizes vets) is not qualified to teach me about raw. Commercial pre-made raw and DIY raw (Barf & Prey model) are very different. FYI: Rossi gal is on DIY raw. This someone should shut it too. I would suggest this someone read up, get the facts right and stop talking nonsense.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

First Online Meat Order

It's my first online meat order. It was delivered to my doorstep last evening.
Great service! ;p

I was getting organic pork for Rossi gal from another shop, but noticed their supplies were running low. Then I came to know from my fellow rawbie fren that this particular online store was selling pork without antibiotics & hormones. I was keen and wasted no time in checking it out.  

From the description and pictures, the pork looked pretty good. As my freezer was still quite packed with Rossi gal's meats, I decided to wait till more of the meats cleared out before I order the pork in.

Last week, I saw available space in the freezer. Thus, I placed my order.

The stash

 Natural pork tenderloin
(without antibiotics & growth hormones)

Natural pork sabu sabu

Got a pack of eberly wings too.