Now That You’re a Parent

  • Nothing truly belongs to you

    Charlie's 1st Birthday

    Charlie’s 1st Birthday

  • When you step in something gooey or sticky, it’s not shocking
  • Your standard of what clean looks like changes dramatically
  • Clean clothes means there’s no vomit
  • You can function on 2-4 hours of sleep a night for a while, but after a month or so, you start hallucinating
  • Rather than judge a parent in a supermarket with a screaming child, you pat them on the back and give them a sympathetic smile
  • Other things matter less Continue reading

Pedigree Dentastix and Doggy Epilepsy

"Fin" Having a snooze, only to be woken by the crazy lady with the camera.

“Fin” Having a snooze, only to be woken by the crazy lady with the camera.

Around six months ago we ended up at the vet with our Finnish Lapphund, Fin. It was terrifying. My relaxed, easy going (sometimes a little slow in comparison to our intelligent Keeshond, Pudding) was all of a sudden whacking out.

He was barking at the fence, something either dogs rarely do, and then came the frothing. Fin was rubbing himself against the panels as if trying to get something off him and the foam from his mouth had me scared he’d tried to engulf a toad. I’d seen it before in my mother’s Bull Terrier, Milly, who thankfully survived (rest her soul now, our beautiful family dog). I got hubby and he freaked out so much so, that all of a sudden I became the brains of the business, and he the brawn. We lifted him and took him to the vet emergency clinic.
After an examination and blood test, Finny boy came back fine. Right as rain, in fact. Ants? A spider? The vet wasn’t so sure, but we could go home. So, we let it go. Continue reading