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    • November 15, 2017 8:24 AM CST
    • Can't believe its been another year. 

      Shock horror... I cut both down to a inch the first of September so I could return home for awhile when my son had a autobobile accident and he sadly didn't make it.

      My brother in law did just fine with them and the cut down was the right decision in the circumstances since he didn't comb them out very much or bathe them

      Luckily I am still using he Secreat Weapon shampoo additive and hypknotic spray on them...not a mat set in while I was alway. I mss their long drop coat...but hair grows back quickly


    • November 2, 2016 9:26 PM CDT
    • Those are great pictures!


      Thanks for sharing!



    • November 1, 2016 6:48 PM CDT
    • Happy birthday Pip and Abby!

    • November 1, 2016 6:09 PM CDT
    • Three year birthday photo's for Pip (October31) and Abby (September 10).



    • November 15, 2017 8:09 AM CST
    • It's been ages since I checked in...naughty me.

      Wondering how Jasper is and his medical problems

    • September 5, 2017 5:29 AM CDT
    • Chicken hearts are my favorite for pills :)



    • September 4, 2017 3:21 PM CDT
    • By the way, we are now using chicken hearts or his pills. He just doesn't get them at regular meals any more.

    • November 10, 2016 8:02 AM CST
    • Thanks for the great ideas, aekopcha. :)

      Lisa and Jasper

    • November 9, 2016 8:54 PM CST
    • Hello Lisa,

      With regard to getting a pill down Jasper without the pill pocket, try to crush the pill into a fine powder and then mix it in something wet.  My Maxie does not take pills and I don't get the Pill Pockets because he can still sniff it out.  I saw a video of a woman crushing the pill and putting it in cream cheese for her big dog.  Maxie is small and I don't want to give him cream cheese.  I just finished giving him antibiotics for a procedure he had and I put the crushed antibiotic in canned tuna.  He gobbled it down.  It was so less stressful for me.  When mixing it with food choose a food that has a strong smell.  I've also used Braunschweiger to give a pill and that worked well.  Good Luck!  Keep up the good work grooming Jasper.

    • November 1, 2016 6:51 PM CDT
    • For sure, it does grow fast! It took me a while to be brave enough to cut a lot of length off Jasper, but now I do it every summer. Although the snow balls can get bad, too, so sometimes it's just easier to shorten it up a bit.
      Best wishes!
      Lisa and Jasper

    • October 12, 2016 4:20 PM CDT
    • You weren't kidding Zoomom...Already she looks like I never touched her...gezzzz

    • September 14, 2016 7:09 PM CDT
    • Oh, and it grows back really quickly. Before you know it, the length will be back and you won't even realize it was cut off a few months ago.
      I also find its cleaner on the side where Jasper lifts his leg. ;)

    • September 14, 2016 7:05 PM CDT
    • Wow, they look great, Crystal!

    • September 14, 2016 3:25 PM CDT
    • You gave me a idea and did it yesterday. Trimmed the long skirt off both of mine to stop the split ends and make them cooler. Thanks for the idea


    • September 13, 2016 6:45 PM CDT
    • Thanks, Barb and Crystal.

    • September 13, 2016 3:57 PM CDT
    • So often my own dogs don't get picture perfect grooms. I too touch up and neaten as I see it. :)



    • September 12, 2016 6:56 PM CDT
    • I know his hind feet need a little more work...I've been snipping away as I see sticky-outies. ;)

    • September 12, 2016 3:23 PM CDT
    • WOOF WOOF! Your looking good Jasper

    • September 12, 2016 11:00 AM CDT
    • I gave Jasper a trim and a bath on Saturday. He needed a really good haircut, so I took about 4 inches off of the longest parts of his body, and 2 off of his head overall. I love the thinning shears I won from Jeff at Northern Tails Sharpening. They are so smooth and sharp. Thanks again, Jeff!

    • September 10, 2016 10:03 AM CDT
    • Lol, so true, Crystal! I also mix a pill treat with a non pill, but Jasper's favourite is slow baked slices of liver. So I mash the pill containing treat onto the side of a teeny bite of liver, and follow with a plain liver. He eats the pill fast to get to the second treat.

    • September 10, 2016 8:30 AM CDT
    • Pip does the "I know there's a pill in there" trick too. He doesn't have to take anything very often...occasional worm tablet but his nose knows. Went through the cheese trick..he learnt that trick
      Went through the chicken pate trick...learnt that.
      Little brat he knows just by sniffing...So it's a battle of wills trying something new to fool him.
      Last pill I cut into 4-6 prices, real tiny.
      Then cubed small chunks of cheese....
      Trick this time was it was a lot of little pieces of cheese...some had a sliver of pill...some didn't.
      Started off with unloaded cheese .1, 2, 3... Slip in a loaded one...gulps down...start over..Fooled you big boy! He didn't spit out any and the cheese pieces being just a little bigger than the pill ....he thought he was eating heaps...but in reality it was his normal treat of cheese portion..
      Things we have to do to fool these smart babies LOL

    • September 10, 2016 8:06 AM CDT
    • Thanks Barb. My first thought was chicken hearts too. I am going to see if I can get quail hearts. They are a better size. I used to buy quail carcasses for my cats occasionally. That's a good idea. I'll let you know if I find them. I have a few local raw places I can check. Way easier to find this type of stuff than in the '90's when I started my cats on raw.

    • September 10, 2016 8:01 AM CDT
    • That's good to know!!




    • September 10, 2016 8:00 AM CDT
    • I just answered my own question...there is an allergy formula with pea flour, so I am going to call for a special order and try them. :)

    • September 10, 2016 7:58 AM CDT
    • Yeah, so he used to be totally grain free, but now is mostly. It's been a year since he's been on some meds in a pill pocket.