I bathed and groomed Lexie and Ozzie over several days they stayed clean about 48 hours. On several occasions, I drug out the camera and took a few "proud dog momma" photos. Here are some of my favorites.
|Lexie holding the remains of a large chew treat in her mouth. |
She wouldn't let go.
|Ozzie breaks his large carrot treat into tiny pieces -- then eats them one at a time.|
|A rare, almost happy expression for Lexie. She usually doesn't pose well for photos.|
|Ozzie loves the camera. Here, he's just finished eating a delicious raw carrot... or was it a pigs ear?|
|Lexie in her new pink "dress up" collar.|
|Ozzie in his new sombrero|
A while back, on the recommendation of our vet in Crescent City, California, Wayne began adding omega 3 oil to Lexie and Ozzie's food in hopes of making some headway against their licking and paw biting.
After doing some research we decided to try Alaska Natural Wild Salmon. I ordered it on Amazon. It's made a real difference in the thickness of their coats.
It has not, however, done much for the paw chewing and chest licking as was hoped.
One early October afternoon, while Wayne was doing paperwork, I loaded Lexie and Ozzie into the car for an afternoon ride to visit Mack and Donna. Their home is ten miles down the road and is definitely "out in the country" as I grew up saying.
As usual when traveling along a country road, I had an eye out for pets that might have been dumped on the roadside. Anybody who knows me or looks, even casually, at this blog, knows of my animal rescue obsession. This day, I passed a small kitten crouched on the edge of the road. I stopped the car and got out. The skinny little kitten ran into my arms and began a constant crawl all over me.. purring all the while. This behaviour made it clear that she had been dumped by someone she loved. No doubt there had been others dumped with her who had not lived. This one was clearly starving.
|The kitten the day after I found her on the roadside.|
Covered in fleas with ears full of mites, she's as thin as paper but otherwise appears healthy.
|She appears to be about 9 weeks old.|
|The escape artist at work.|
Ozzie and Lexie seemed to like having the little kitten around the campground even though they could not all be together. Here's a picture of Ozzie just after we left the rescue property. Maybe it's me but he looks a little sad.