Adolescence

Admittedly not taken this year 🙂 it is Witchy and her brother Gimli at the puppy gathering when they were 5 months old. Witchy is to the right.

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Quests

This is my Quest now! To make dog owners aware of the hidden dangers in dog treats. These are the nasty so called dental chews that cost me my dog’s life and myself an awful lot of money in vet bills. So I want to warn all you dog owners out there not to buy any dog chews based on corn starch and other vegetarian ingredients. I have yet to learn about a vegetarian dog and as far as I have been told by an expert in dog nutrition these products cannot be fully digestible in a carnivore. They are imported by many companies all over Europe and most likely in the US as well. I believe they are manufactured in China so they come under many labels.

the bits next to the hedgehog are the bits they took out of Witchy’s small intestine and the biggest bit was 9cm long.

Sorrow

Witchy didn’t make it through after all. We got her home for one night to see if she would be happier and more herself if she came home, but no, she was very low and did not eat and just lay in her basket most of the time. The next day we went back to the vet hospital and an ultrasound showed that the intestine had been perforated and not healed properly so all the fluids just ran out into the abdomen. She got a little bit happier once we got back to the hospital, it was as though she knew she would get help there. We had to let her go to sleep since there was nothing more that could be done.

So now she is back with her friends, Ebba and Roscoe and quite a few other too I hope.  I got to have her as my very best friend for 8 1/2 years.

Food

Some time ago we bought two of these mini Le Creuset pots with lids just because they were so cute and I love the colour. Not untill the other day when Witchy and I had been out picking chanterelle mushrooms could we think of something to make in them. Mushroom risotto, with salmon coated with tea leaves and pan fried and seasonal vegetables. It was very tasty.

Love

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Keep your fingers and claws for Withy today. She is in hospital with a dodgy tummy and ultrasound showed something foreign in the intestine (can’t remember which one at the moment). She became sick and lost her breakfast yesterday morning and kept being sick so in the afternoon we took her to the vets hospital. She is in good hands, but it is still a worrying time. I love my little dog.