Chihuahua goes shopping

November 29, 2008


This is Lilli – one of our most delightful recent Chihuahua customers.

There is no doubt that Lilli looks good in pretty much anything she tries on. She has that utterly gorgeous cute puppy appeal that makes you wish you could take her home with you!

Lilli finally got to splurge on 3 new outfits for the pre-Christmas party season.

Lilli went home with a nice new red jumper because it still gets cold occasionally (we get the winds straight off the mountains and it snowed last week!); plus a beautiful pink and white striped hooded T-shirt as well as the gorgeous pink one shown in the photo.

Lilli shops at for her prettiest clothes and loves the extra attention and Schmako treats given to furry customers.

Now …. do you think Lilli should get some K9 Optix sunglasses to wear with her new outfits? There are matching ones for humans too!

Copper/Gold K9 Optix sunglasses

Copper/Gold K9 Optix sunglasses

Faithful loyal protector

June 5, 2010

For the past 9 months Bindi has elected to be my protector. Following a serious accident she now faithfully follows me everywhere. Such a change from her former mad self.
She walks a few steps, turns and waits for me to catch up, then a few more steps and waits again. What a little gem! Such loyalty and faithfulness – quite amazing!

What You Can’t See….

December 30, 2008

I am not afraid of thunderstorms
I’m not afraid of cats
I’m not afraid of anything
I’m not afraid – that’s THAT!

Lightening storms don’t scare me
Big dogs now seem OK
It’s just the little details
That make me run away.

My human says I’m wimpy
I don’t believe it’s true
Inside I feel courageous
Except when things are new.

I love my human master
But sometimes wish I could
Show courage on the outside
The way I know I should.

But for the moment this helps
My master’s been so kind
No worries meeting new things now
…this gives me peace of mind! 

Verse: Copyright – Nola Jacob

The animal-human link explained!

December 30, 2008

Sometimes humans act rather strangely…. quite like animals it seems. This little story explains how that came about…..

On the first day God created the dog. God said, “Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past.
I will give you a life span of twenty years.”

The dog said, “That’s too long to be barking. Give me ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten.” So God agreed.

On the second day God created the monkey. God said, “Entertain people, do monkey tricks, make them laugh. I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.”

The monkey said, “How boring, monkey tricks for twenty years? I don’t
think so. Dog gave you back ten, so that’s what I’ll do too, okay?” And God agreed.

On the third day God created the cow. God said, “You must go to the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer. I will give you a life span of sixty years.”

The cow said, “That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. Let me have twenty and I’ll give back the other forty.” And God agreed again.

On the forth day God created man. God said, “Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. I’ll give you twenty years.”

Man said, “What? Only twenty years! Tell you what, I’ll take my twenty, and the forty the cow gave back and the ten the monkey gave back and the ten the dog gave back, that makes eighty, okay?”

“Okay,” said God, “You’ve got a deal.”

So that is why the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play, and enjoy ourselves; for the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family; for the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren; and for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you!

Roxy enjoys life again!

December 5, 2008
A big “Thank you” to Roxy’s owner, Peter, for allowing me to share some of Roxy’s story with you. Peter hopes this story will help others dogs and their humans.

Just getting back to you re Roxys hygroma and the “Dogsleggs” elbow protecters.

Roxys hygroma is complety gone now. Its taken a couple of months, but her problem has been treated successfully. I can thoroughly recomend the Dogsleggs product.
Roxy is doing very well now. She is off all medications and really enjoying life, especially her 2k walks evening and morning. Its so good to see her running and trotting around the park again, – full of life and happy.

I wish I had known about you water mats and the dogsleggs elbow protecters earlier. It could have saved much suffering for Roxy and a many hours of doing dressings on Roxys elbows. Also enclosed here is a photo of one of the dreadful infections Roxy suffered due to the immunosurpressant drugs she was on, and lack of elbow protection.
Roxys painful hygroma

Roxy's painful hygroma

She had 3 major elbow infections over several months and I am sure they could have been prevented if I had known about your mats and the dogsleggs elbow protecters. 
Please feel free to give out my email address to anyone requesting a recomendation of your product……”  
Roxys new Dogleggs

Roxy's new Dogleggs

I have flown Roxy out to the Vet in Cairns 5 times this year. She has been on the brink of death several times. But it looks like we have got her through it. She has been well for a couple of months now and expectations are that at 11 years old she should have a few more years of quality life left yet.
Your mat will add to Roxys comfort and quality of life in her final years.
I have donated the second mat I bought from you to the Vet clinic in Cairns. They use it for dogs with high temperatures, especially those suffering paralysis tic envenomation. They are very pleased with it. Vet clinics could be a large market for your product.

Roxy loves her water mat when its hot, but as you can see in the photo she still likes to lie on the hard floor sometimes. So I leave the elbow protecters on her all the time except for when walking. She tolerates them very well.

Thanks again Peter for offering to help other distressed pets and pet owners.

Hot dog – keeps her cool!

December 3, 2008

Now where do dogs go to keep cool in the intense Aussie summer heat? Especially if you are a big/bigger dog?

This is Roxy who has plenty to say on the subject and we know how much she loves her cooling pad. It soft and squishy so it also helps her very painful joints and Hygromas. No silly …. it’s nothing to do with flowers, helicopters, or her grandma … it’s big painful lumps on her joints. Too much lying on hard surfaces didn’t help!

Roxy beats the heat!

Roxy beats the Queensland heat!

Heat from her hot body is transferred to the cool mat – and thus she feels cooler! It’s a patented cooling product from the USA. It comes in 3 sizes to suit small, medium and large dogs.

She really appreciates and loves her cool spot

Roxy appreciates a soft squishy cool spot!

Roxy knows when she’s onto a good thing! The pad is based on therapeutic mattresses used in nursing homes, so we know it’s a good product. 
For more details or to purchase this very popular product you can go to 
Stay cool, Roxy! Love ya!

Simple home remedy

November 29, 2008

Recently a young boy came to me asking me for help. His dog had a sore eye. The eye was ringed with a considerable amount of pus and veterinary help was not something his family could afford.

I suggested he gently bathe the eye with warm salty water as frequently as he could, given that he had to go to school.

I checked a few days later and found the poor dog alone and looking utterly miserable. His eye was now swollen closed and had a huge lump just below it. I decided to wait until I could speak to someone to see what, if anything, could be done to help the poor thing.

Fortunately, when I called again the dog’s eye was very much improved. The swelling had subsided and the pus almost gone. The boy said he had been bathing the dog’s eye with the warm salty water and that it had become much worse before it improved.

He was immensely relieved that his dear little pet was feeling much better! I’m sure he will always remember the healing power of something as simple as warm salty water.

Whilst this treatment helped, it still would have been much better for his dog if he had been able to seek veterinary advice and not risk losing the sight of the eye.