Saturday, June 20, 2015

Newest critter in Hedges Pet Hotel

This week has been full of activities. Rina and I have started a business project (more about that later). 

We've had Chappie to the vet. Not anything serious, she's merely overweight! 

What? Did I hear my weight being discussed?

Chappie showed her displeasure at being caged. Every meter of the 60-odd kilometers she yowled! 

While I took Chappie into our vet's surgery, Grant browsed around the stands for a harness, a lead and flea powder (for pups) for Skabenga.

He also picked up a beautiful coat for pups

On the trip home, Skabenga fell fast asleep on my lap ; his head inside my handbag 
By the time we'd arrived at home, it looked as if he'd sleep in the car for the night. His right paw was under his head which was in the empty water bowl. His left arm was slung across my handbag
Ain't he cute?
I gently woke him and placed him on the grass 
Great-aunt Eddy comes to inspect the new coat
After his evening meal, Skabenga passed out on his blankee-covered donut, surrounded by his toys

Every night, before I go to bed, I take the pup out for a last call of nature. In the seven days since we got him, he's just about completely house-trained. That night Skabenga and I came indoors and he immediately sat on the mat near the door. He looked so cute, I took several dozens of photos ...
I picked this one to share on this post - I think I'll have it printed and framed! 

As for Chappie: according to our vet , she's most definitely overweight. He prescribed special cat pellets - which of course cost much more than the commercial type all the other cats eat - and I'm measuring the meals which I feed her in small portions during the day.  

I'm linking my post today to Saturday Critters with Eileen, here

Happy Saturday to you all! 


  1. He is such a cutie!!! I love your pictures! Thanks for sharing, Jo!! I do still miss my Sam Schnauzer so much although he died almost three years ago!! Hope all of you have a great new week!!

  2. I'm sure Chappie thinks she looks just fine (and I think she's adorable) but I know there are health issues with excess weight. I hope all goes well with the new diet and that the doc is not too hard on her. The new pup is such a little doll. Deb

  3. Hi Jo Skabenga is so adorable but the look in that last shot he is giving you says 'do I have to wear this coat'? Don't see other dogs wearing one! Glad your cat is on a diet now although he does not look too over weigh to me. I think with all these animals and you and Rina stating a business project, it does not look good for you getting away from there for a job for Grant. Have a great weekend.

  4. The puppy is adorable and he's just landed in heaven at Hedges house.

  5. it is so difficult to get a pet to lose weight when you have many others in the household, too. good luck with chappie! love your little fella.

  6. Hello Jo, I just love your adorable new puppy. Skabenga is a cute name too. The last photo is awesome, I would frame it too. Thank you in advance for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  7. Oh, he is such a cute :)))
    Lovely pictures :)))

  8. Puppies are so cute when they are asleep, total wipeout.

  9. Totally adorable! Oops someone already said that. He is cute as a button.

  10. Your newest addition is absolutely adorable.

  11. Darling puppy and cat! LOVE that last photo!

  12. Our daxies never wanted to wear jerseys


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