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It Happened Last Night

Originally posted on Nikitaland:

Yesterday afternoon the dogs caught me. Caught me wrapping up their Christmas toys! Dogs don’t miss anything! A simple crinkle noise from a package, sends them running to investigate. I sat on the rug in the living room wrapping up each new squeaky toy, rope pull, and stuffies, while they hoovered over my back the entire time. I was caught, but I continued to wrap!

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But I made a mistake. When wrapping up a larger stuffie, I pushed down on it while wrapping and it “oinked”! “OMG” I thought and I turned around to look at Nikita and Bella and they were close to drooling! Their eyes were glazed over and the moved in to sniff the wrapping paper. I can’t believe that stuffie gave me away and squeaked on me! (darn stuffie)

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I did not think much about the toys after I placed them in their Christmas stockings and…

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Memories and moving on

This is my first Christmas and holiday season without Daisy and, although I now have Izzy to nurture and care for, there are many memories I have of summer days and holidays with my special girl.

In my garden are now two daisy plants given to me by customers in the days following Daisy’s loss.  On sunny days like today, the daisies are in full bloom:

Daisy's daisies

And then it is clear that people are noticing that the addition of Izzy has changed things.  I received a lovely note in my P O Box from the ladies at the Papanui Post Shop.  It reads:

“Just a short note to say hello!  It’s good to see you smiling.  Daisy was such a kindred spirit, even though we didn’t see her much.  I’m sure she was just as gentle and lovely like you.  Kind regards, Faye and Karen (Papanui Post)

Izzy and Christmas trees are not compatible at this stage in her life; but I’m sure we will find a way of celebrating our first Christmas together.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

Dogs and Christmas

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Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Photo courtesy of Linda Chu, customer of Canine Catering

Photo courtesy of Linda Chu, customer of Canine Catering

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Daisy’s 14th birthday cake

Yesterday, Daisy reached the geriatric age of 14 – an achievement for any larger sized dog.  We of course celebrated with a doggy birthday cake, which was a wheat-free apple and banana cake with a low fat cream cheese frosting.

I decorated the cake with a vintage Disney carousel ornament – the heat from the candles makes the carousel turn.

(Excuse the singing – it was the best I could do with a cold and sore throat)

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

Celebrating all of the mothers

Sunday is Mother’s Day.  The Best Friends Animal Society have put out this lovely video to celebrate all mothers – four-legged ones too!

Daisy is a mother; I’m Daisy’s Mum.  We have yet to decide how we will mark the occasion but we will pause (paws) to celebrate.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

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