Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hiruyasumi (Learning Japanese Words with Dogs)

ひるやすみ - Hiruyasumi - (n.) Lunch Time

The term hiruyasumi means lunch break/ noon time recess. Hiru means "noon" and yasumi means "rest". Often, it is depicted by a person eating their lunch or relaxing under a tree. 

Since the dogs only eat twice a day, lunch time means nap time for the pack. Asti works 24/7. Just like any good employee, it is imperative that we provide our hardworking pooches their well-deserved hiruyasumi to recharge.

P.S. Please feel free to correct/ augment me on this description, Mr. K.
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Doggy-gram: Dog Telegrams

Telegram from Haopee
To my dearest and ever-understanding bloggy friends.
Life's picking up.
Chooey and the pack have my hands full.
Chooey and Baby Girl resumed rigorous tricks and treat training.
Puppy Brown and Asti have a new best friend--who isn't me.
Asti's A Smiling
Need another living, breathing Haopee to split the jobs.
Telegram from Chooey
Dear Bloggy Friends,
We need to report a case of neglect.
Haopee is busy with offline work.
Dogs are the best travel companions!
She's missing out on keeping up correspondences with you.
She's learning Japanese when she should be learning Doginese.
Japanese Kakana Characters with her Daily Corgi Fix
We need tender love and affection.
We demand treat support and lots of cuddles.
Please help us tell Haopee she's being irresponsible.
She will be put in puppy prison if she fails to meet our demands.
Her undivided attention belongs to us.
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Summer and Dog Powered-Scooters

So, summer is coming...

Pigeons are EVIL!
Anyway, I don't have much to say. Summer is here. The dogs are sporting their summer look, an almost-bald haircut with ears that look like pony-tailed hair.

Our little Peke is all smiles. 
Also, I wanted to share this picture of dog-powered scooters. It gave me a good morning laugh.

Courtesy of Mark Schuette. He's the owner of the Dog Powered Scooter website.

Check out the video above. The genius dog-centric invention was featured in CNN.

Disclaimer: This isn't a paid/sponsored post. I simply believe in its awesomeness. Oh, and I had a blast scanning through their pictures, so I'm sharing them with you. 

Besides, who doesn't dream of making their own little dog sled team. And I quote, Mark further adds, "even the little ones can do it!"
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Friday, March 13, 2015

'Coz You're Beautiful, No Matter What They Say!

 Summer time calls for summer cuts. All the Shih Tzus (and Peke) are ready for the heat.

Before Grooming: Fluffy Shih Tzu

After Grooming: Hairless Mole Rat!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Is it just me? Or, is it Wordless Wednesday?

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Stitches are Off

The stitches are off! Dog Neutering Vet Bill Cost edition.

Not the vetties again. I know the vets are real pretty, but I've been put to shame more than enough.
Yes, after one week of feeling down and lonely for having lost his balls, Puppy Brown is now a bonafide offspring-less bachelor.

Warning: Do not try this at home. Dr. M is a licensed vet with a few years of experience under her belt.
Dr. M snipped the stitches as quickly as possible. No more E-collars for us! Of course, he still had to deal with a few hands restraining him on the vet's metal table during the process.

Not all hands were there to restrain him. One was just keeping him distracted. Puppy Brown is a sucker for chin scratches.

Castration Costs:

Procedure: 2,500 php (roughly $70)
Antibiotics: 4.50 php x 2 capsules/day  x 7 days= 63 php (less than $2)
E-colllar: Free (but if you need one, shih tzu sized e-collars cost around 200-350 php)
Betadine (for wound application): 100 php ($2.5)
Cotton: 15 php (less than $0.50)
Transportation: Location dependent.

Approximately, $75. Not bad. We're so lucky Dr. M didn't charge us for having the stitches removed.

Some things to consider:

Bloodworks: 900 php (roughly $23)
Additional Medication and Recovery food: 500-1000 php ($12 - $24)
Additional Vet Check-ups: 250 php/visit ($7/check-up)

How much was your vet bill when you got your dog neutered?
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