Friday, May 29, 2009

Update

Ozzy went to the vet. He didn't like that very much, but he's fine. They think it was just a product of his new feathers coming in. YAY! So I had to take him back to work with me for a little bit. He likes to be held close or else he doesn't feel comfy...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

STOP JINXING ME!

PLEASE?

Besides having Monday off, this week has been a bit unusual. Does karma count for things like having too much fun on your day off? I think so!

Yesterday, a friend of mine tells me this gut wrenching story about beetles. She saw a beetle in her house with a head the size of a dime. She figured it was just a fluke because it was some kind of tree beetle. Then, she goes to pull some change out of the bottom of her purse and instead of pulling out a dime pulls out a head of the same kind of beetle! The other beetle parts were strewn around her purse! The same night, I’m in my bathroom and there are TWO, not one, but -TWO- big nasty disgusting bugs in there with me- one a spider, the other some kind of beetle. Bugs give me the creeps because they can be anywhere and they’re small enough that you won’t know until they scare the h*ll out of you- Like, for example, finding them in your purse! *Shivers* I still have that creepy-crawly feeling. I made sure to yell at my friend for jinxing me with her story :)

Then last night, I’m doing one of my favorite things, ya know, reading up on the blogs, and two different blogs wrote about injured birds in some way or another…Well, guess what? I have a bird… He’s a really cute Quaker Parrot and I got him out to visit today. We usually have visiting time in the bathroom (it’s a big enough bathroom for him to fly in) to keep him away from the dogs and other bigger parrot in the house. Meet Ozzy:



He has a slight attitude..see the way he cocks his head at me?



Besides his tendency to be moody, he looks pretty healthy, right?



WRONG!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so worried right now. This was my first time taking pictures of him with my new camera, and while I'm snapping pics I notice something looks funny on what I consider his little birdie shoulders.

The red arrow points to the area I'm referring to. See the dark spot?



I look closer, and even though it's not incredibly obvious in these pictures, that dark spot is BLOOD! And it's in the same exact spot on both "shoulders!"



I know for sure that he ran into the mirror tonight...he's not very bright sometimes :( I guess that could've caused this to happen.



So I did lots of reading up about bird wounds and I read that as long as the blood clotted (which it did, because obviously there is no dripping) then he should be fine overnight. I also read that birds can bleed to death very easily because if they have underlying issues their blood won't clot, and also because what we think of as a little bit of blood is a lot to a bird!


So I sat with him for about 30-45 minutes (note gloves for his..attitude problem..) and patted his teeny wounds with toilet paper to make extra sure they were clotted and dry. I gave him lots of necks scritchins and a pumpkin seed- his two favorite things.


Even though I know he'll be fine until I can get a vet's opinion, I just hate the thought that this could be hurting him. I am also feeling so flustered because I don't know what this is from!!
So, to help with the anxiety I'm asking any readers out there for moral support/advice/if you've ever seen something like this. ???

Monday, May 25, 2009

Dogs...

...A shoulder to cry on.



A smiling face to greet you at the end of the day,

even if they have to stay in their cage while you're away.

They don't mind being your personal pillow, as long as they get to enjoy the couch from time to time,

and if you're lucky, they may even stop to smell the flowers with you.

They're content to ponder the meaning of life with you...


or at least pretend to,



do the same when you have something to say,



or just roll around and shoot the you-know-what for a while.


And who could forget the priceless slobbery smile to brighten up your worst days, and make your best ones better.


"A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbol means nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not. As I wrote that farewell column to Marley, I realized it was all right there in front of us, if only we opened our eyes. Sometimes it took a dog with bad breath, worse manners, and pure intentions to help us see."— John Grogan

Hug your dog today :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I am award-winning!

...kind of. Stella and Roo at http://bybrittanyann.blogspot.com/ gave me this award!




So now I'd like to pass it on to a few of my faves!

The rules are:1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.2) Pass the award to up to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I pass it along to:

1. Vick Dog Blog- because they allow people to see the wonderful lives Pit Bulls can have- no matter their past!
2. The Dogfathers- because I love the "mafia" and they are a funny group to put together! (Bruno is my favorite, hehehe)
3. The Happy Pit Bull blog- because this lady is awesome and started stopbsl.com, woohoo!
4. KC Dog Blog- There is always logical and need-to-know information on the blog!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Michael Vick

With all of this talk of Michael Vick getting out of jail soon and whether or not he will be back in the NFL, the dogs were getting a little agitated. Naturally, I felt the need to treat them to something great!

Michael Vick poster before:



I asked them if they'd like to, err, have this poster. Shadow doesn't play with toys much so she really didn't give a crap, but the boys on the other hand...

Yes I want it! ...Hey, where'd it go? (Natural Curious George moment)



I got it I got it I got it!



NOMNOMNOMNOMNOM


Wait, you said we could do this, right? He is our biggest enemy after all.



I chomp Michael Vick!



I stomp on Michael Vick! I crush him like little bug!



...I spit on Michael Vick!



I think they feel a little better about all the news now.
Poster after...

Monday, May 4, 2009

HELP ME!

When I put pictures into my blog while making the post, the pictures don't show up. It's just a bunch of letters, etc. but when I publish it they show up. What do I do so I can see the pictures while making the post again? Here's a picture I'm kind of in love with to leave you. I haven't played with the color balance or anything so it's just the raw image: