I had a big Halloween post planned for this morning but due to Shiva’s mysterious digestive problems, I am going to have to put it off. In order to rule out some potential causes, I have decided to make all of her meals myself for the next few days. Nothing but bland rice and boiled chicken for the puppy. It takes up a lot more of my time, unfortunately, but if it helps her stomach settle down it’s worth it. Hopefully my suspicions are right and the kibble is to blame. We did switch her to a new brand somewhat recently – a practice we have never had troubles with before. It’s quite likely this variety just isn’t doing it for her. Keep your fingers crossed!
If Shiva doesn’t get any better by the end of the weekend, to the vet we shall go. The thing is, she is fine in every other way: still snarfing garbage, still drinking as much as she normally does, still loves tugging and running, still wants to chase the cat… Shiva is still completely herself. Thus, I am trying not to worry. At least, to not worry too much. I still feel awful leaving her but I don’t have much of a choice. The proof will be in the kibble, I guess.
On to happier news!
I don’t know how many of you are regular readers of Two Pitties in the City, but it is one of my favourite dog blogs. The writers have done a lot to promote pit bulls in their city of Chicago. Through fostering dogs in need, as well as showing their two delightful bullies, they have changed a lot of minds. I love that by dressing up the venerable Miss M and the patient Mr. B and hitting the town, they have been able to turn fear into affection. It’s inspiring.
The writers of Two Pitties in the City are also large advocates of exploring your community with your dogs. No matter where you live, there are bound to be many events you can enjoy together. Even if it is just something as simple as wandering together downtown. This summer, they put together a terrific series featuring dogs from all over the world. Called “How to Be a Tourist With Your Dog,” they invited readers to share descriptions and photos of their hometowns, with an emphasis on dog-friendly activities. As a bonus, they will be donating money to the rescue of choice of the two posts with the most comments!
I couldn’t resist the opportunity to join in and show off what Dartmouth, Nova Scotia has to offer. For those of you needing your daily Shiva fix, make sure to head to Two Pitties in the City today! If you have time, please leave a comment in support of Nova Scotia animal rescue. Happy Friday!