Sunday, June 28, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
- 2 oz Water
- 2 oz Witch Hazel
- 3 drops Lavender essential oil
- 3 drops Lemon essential oil
- 3 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
- Dark colored spray bottle, 4 oz.
- Plastic pipettes
- Fill bottle halfway with water.
- Fill the rest with witch hazel. Leave a little room for the oils.
- Add essential oils using the pipettes.
- Shake well to combine.
- Shake before each use.
- Spray on your dog, coating the fur generously with the spray, before heading outdoors.
It's important to use blue or amber colored glass bottles. Essential oils can lose their potency when exposed to UV rays, and they also eat away at plastic.
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Dogs do not have any sweat glands , nor do they have a great amount of blood vessels on their skin.
They simply do not have the ability to dissipate body heat during hot summer days. Dogs do have sweat glands on their foot pads, but that alone is not sufficient to to regulate their temperature.
By shaving your dog, you actually predispose them to sunburn, and heat exhaustion, or even heat stroke.
If you keep your dog well combed , brushed, mat free, he will have a better circulation of air through his hair, which acts as a cooling effect.
I shave on some of my dogs their bellies, groin, and armpits, but even that only to the minimal.
We have "bugs" out here, like bees, ants, stinging flies. All those bugs have it much easier to sting a shaved dog than one with plenty of hair.
Keep your friend well groomed, have plenty of fresh water, and don't shave your dog.
Friday, June 19, 2020
I am 6 months old today. I love my new home and my big sister Semilla. She is very patient with me and we play a lot. When we play chase I can run as fast as Seme, but I’m not as coordinated as she is so she usually catches me!
I have lots of toys in my toy basket. I spend most of the day pulling them out and leaving them all over the house. I really like toys with squeakers and I can make them all work. I just discovered the door stops and I love making them zing. I also like stealing socks and paper and digging holes in the yard, but I’m not supposed to do that! I get to do laundry with Seme…. I like to ride in the clothes basket on the warm clothes. Mom says I am still pretty feisty, but I am learning my manners and I am a very good girl. I can walk on a leash and I know how to sit, come and stay. I don’t bark very much, but when I do mom tells me “quiet” and I listen.
I am getting fringe on my ears, tail, and legs. I have sort of wavy hair on my back half. Dad teases me that my tail is crazy like the Cat in the Hat! It is going to be beautiful when it grows out. I have learned to sit still in the morning when mom washes my face, combs my hair, and brushes my teeth. That was really hard to learn, but I have finally figured out how to do it! I am going to be a little bigger than Seme. She weighs 5 lbs and I already weigh 5 ½ lbs. We are about the same height and length, but I am still growing.
I am going to go on my first trip in a few weeks to Bend. We are going to stay in a pet friendly hotel and I am excited to see new places. I love to ride in the car!
I miss you and all of my papillon family and hope you are all doing well!
Happy birthday to me!
(Both Paps are Road's End Paps)