They have a nice water dish for drinking or bathing in. They also have a tray of food. It has raisins, peanut butter, pieces of cashews and some corn meal. Yesterday, Mom and Dad tried to find some meal worms for them, but the store they went to was sold out. They won't have any more until tomorrow, so they came home and made this tray with stuff that Blue Birds really like.
The tray of food is on the back corner of this table because Penny and Poppy would really like to have a taste of that peanut butter and our pawrents don't want to take a chance on them getting into the raisins! After the vet bill that they paid yesterday, they sure don't want any sick doggies! It seems that the tray of food is attracting more than just the Blue Birds. A female Cardinal came for a little taste and then an evil squirrel showed up. That crazy squirrel was right on our deck! We didn't get any pictures of him, because Mom was too busy running him off the deck to save him from the jaws of death. Poppy and Penny told her they would take care of him, but I guess she didn't want to see blood, guts and fur all over the deck. Those large 'dale jaws could do a real number on that evil squirrel!
Well, this is Petey signing off and I'm turning the bloggy over to Poppy so she can tell you about the real dogses trip to the vet. Hi everyone! It's me, Poppy! As you know, Penny and I had to go to see Dr. Hardee, yesterday, for our yearly check-up and shots. Mom was a little embarrassed to go there since she fell down in their parking lot that last time she was there. She got over it, though, and took us anyway. Once we got in there, the first thing they did was weigh us. It was not a pretty sight! We have both gained weight and Dr. Hardee says I need to lose 4 1/2 pounds and Penny has to lose 6 to 8 pounds. That is going to put a serious dent in our treat schedule!
Once we got into the exam room, they took our pictures for the little plastic cards they send to our pawrents. They didn't have a problem getting a picture of me, but Penny was another story. She hid behind Dad and wouldn't turn her face to the camera at all! Finally, Mom and the Vet Tech managed to get her from a side view! It isn't a great picture, but it will have to do.
Next, they cut my toe nails and gave me a couple of treats. Then they did all the nasty stuff like taking my temperature and stealing some of my poopies right out of my fuzzy butt! I hate that part! Then, Dr. Hardee came in and gave me all my shots. Since he needed to look at my leggie that I have been limping on, he had to put me up on the table. I hate it when that happens! You would think they would put something soft up there for me to lay on, but nooooo! It's just a cold, hard table and it wasn't very comfortable. He moved my leggie all around and says nothing is torn and nothing is out of place. He thinks, that since I am almost 8 years old, I probably have some Arthur-itis. The next thing he did was look in my eyes. Remember when Captain High Pockets slammed my head into the coffee table? Ever since that happened, my eyes have been oozing some gunky white stuff. Mom has been using sterile eye-wipes and they were doing a good job, but she wanted Dr. Hardee to look at them. Now, I have to have 2 drops of medicine in each eye 3 times a day for 5 to 7 days. Yuck! The first time they did it, they sneaked up on me and I let them do it with no problem. Mom has done it to me 3 more times, now, and I don't make it easy for her! I know what's coming, now!
Penny got a very good report card from Dr. Hardee! For about 2 years, now, she has had a problem with drinking huge amounts of water and she has to go outside, a lot, in the middle of the night. Well, about a month ago, Dr. Hardee told Mom and Dad to put her on a senior dog food. They did it and it's working! Woohoo! She still drinks quite a bit of water, but hardly any at night and she hasn't asked to go out, in the night, for a long time! He also says the senior food should help my Arthur-itis and it should help both of us lose some weight. We sure hope so because we are totally against giving up any of our treats!
Poppy, Penny & Petey!