Sunday, June 08, 2008

It's been exactly one year since Fievel attacked this innocent bird.

He was too young to fly, and his mom wouldn't help him
once he got the scent of dog and human on his feathers.
So, we took him in, named him Miles, and fed him pot roast.

It was extremely difficult to find a place willing to accept him because he wasn't a "raptor"and, therefore, not deemed very important in our region. After a lot of phone calls and internet searches, we found a wonderful wildlife rehabilitation center willing to take him in, where he was greeted by dozens of other little fledgling robins who were injured or abandoned, too. The great people who run the center assured us that the injuries Fievel inflicted on Miles were not serious, and that he would make a full recovery before being released back into the wild.

I know that wild birds aren't meant to live with humans - it was the FIRST thing listed on every website I visited while he cried and chirped from his shoe box in the garage. But it was so hard to say goodbye to him. He only lived with us for 24 hours, but his innocence and resilience really pulled at my heartstrings.

I like to think that he recovered quickly and that he had a grand and triumphant return to the wild. I like to think that he made some friends in rehab who joined him on his journey back to our neighborhood, where he met a nice lady and settled down and built a nest near our house. And maybe, on a really nice day, he'll sit high atop a tree branch and crap on Fievel's head. 

Monday, May 26, 2008

 Do you think I look like a kangaroo?

My mom loves my looooooong feet.

If you get really close to your monitor you can probably smell the corn chip scent.

No? Well, if you're looking for a cheap way to maintain short whiskers,

get yourself a younger sister who likes to chew on your face.



Wednesday, May 14, 2008



Wiley was like a new man last night - even before he ate his gourmet dinner.
The problem seems to have fixed itself, but I will continue to keep an eye on him 
and spoil him with extra petties and belly rubs.

Thanks to everyone for their advice and good wishes!

Fievel has made a full recovery, but Wiley is *still* under the weather. 
He's been having digestive problems (ahem, diarrhea) since SUNDAY! 
He's eating his normal food and acting fine otherwise, but shouldn't he be better by now? 

I've heard that canned pumpkin is good for settling a dog's stomach, but the can I had 
in my cabinet expired in April 2005 (guess I never got around to making that pumpkin pie!). I'm going to bring home a fresh can tonight, but how much should I give him?

Please leave a comment if you have any experience with this, or if you have ideas or advice 
for other ways to help him. I really hope I don't have to take him to the dreaded V.E.T.!!!

Thank you, guys!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Every dog mom has her day

Wiley is pooped. Pun intended.

There is a shiba virus running rampant in our home. On Mother's Day.
I won't disclose the horrific details, lest you lose your appetite at your Mother's Day brunches.

Be nice to your moms today! And don't lose your lunch!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Seasonal Ponderings

Do you smell that?


Wiley, pondering the weather.

Fievel, pondering how she'll get through the new heavy duty screen.


Saturday, April 19, 2008

When Embarrassment Pays Off...

Wiley's previous post, which revealed his less-than-masculine side,
has been nominated for Post of the Month at the Bone Zone!!!

He'd love your support. You can vote for him here.
(Thanks for the nod, Sparky!)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Press Release!!!

Some of you may have been wondering where Fievel has been.
Here, Fievel takes a break from another grueling day in the studio.

After a fight with Wiley (and a long talk with her therapist), Fievel has decided
to finally do something constructive with her overly competitive nature,
desperate need for attention, and fiercely good looks . . .
We are proud to announce that Fievel will be competing
on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Shibas."

*No word yet on who Fievel will be partnered with. Any male canine dancers
who think they have what it takes to join this bitch in the spotlight can leave their
credentials in the comments section for consideration.*