*Woof woof* and *lick lick* everyone! Welcome to my blog! My name is Benji and I am a Salt&Pepper Miniature Schnauzer. Wanna know more about me? Then visit my blog often okay? *Lick*

Monday, 14 May 2007

Another Case of Mites Infection!!!

Jessie was taken to the vet yesterday by Mommy and Daddy (me, being left alone at home! hmmph!) coz Mommy found out some weird scaly thingy on Jessie's outer ears and also on her body. The vet confirmed that Jessie has a case of mites infection! This time tho', it's not ear mites infection like what I had the other time but another kind of mites which stayed on the skin and makes someone scratched like crazy. Vet said that if it's not cured fast enough, probably Jessie will go bald sooner or later with all the scratching. (Ooh..I wonder how she looks like being bald?...Hmmm...) Haha, and becoz of that, she has to be given 4 jabs (painful jabs like what I had gotten the last time I had ear mites infection!) in order to control the infection! Poor thing... (NOT!) Heard from mommy that she cried and screamed during the jab! Haha...This is real funny... how I wished I had been there to witness this...Kekeke....Mommy was wondering where Jessie has gotten this infection since Mommy doesn't allow Jessie to go out of the house (coz she has not finished her jabs yet.) From me, I don't think so coz I am also an indoor dog and am clean! [SMUG]

(What?! No...no..no...you must have heard it wrongly, mom! I don't think the vet meant me! Maybe he meant Daddy?! Are you sure the vet said Benji? ) Great! This is just great! Mommy has just told me that I will have to take the jabs (3 for me!) as well to prevent myself from being infected from the mites. The chances of me being infected is rather high ( very high, according to Mommy, which I think was highly exaggerated! ) as Jessie and I kept playing and rolling together... Now, Jessie, look what you have done! Mommy, please don't let me have the jabs! Please!!! (Mommy: Sorry Ben-ji-ji, you had to have the jabs, for your own good. You don't wanna be bald and ugly, right?) Bald?!!?! Ugly???!!? Okaaay, okaaay, I will do it but mommy, you must promised to give me lotsa treats after that, ya?! And Mom, please refer me as Benji in the blog ya... Ben-ji-ji is only for you & Daddy to call me at home ya...behind closed doors...:p

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Mommy said she is sooo "LUCKY"!

Mommy thinks she is sooo "LUCKY"! Wanna know why? Read on: I was (and still am) having a behavioral problem which Mommy calls it "Separation Anxiety", where I can't be away from mommy at all. Once I can't see mommy, I will run all over the house, trying to look for her. If she is not within my sight, I will then start to whine softly. After a minute or so, when mommy still doesn't come looking for me, I will then howl with all my might! And another minute later, I will poo/pee on the floor wherever I was at that time. I can't really control myself coz I really panicked everytime I can't see my mommy.

Now, the "LUCKY" part is that, Jessie seemed to be having the same problem as well! She will follow mommy everywhere she goes and if mommy goes to the toilet, she will scream and scratch the door until mommy comes out! This morning, when mommy fed Jessie in the room, mommy came out to dry some clothes. Jessie, a real glutton, didn't even want to eat her kibbles! All she did was to screamed and scratched the door until Mommy is done with her work! Haha. Mommy was saying that of so many puppies available, she managed to get two with the same behavioral problem! Haha! Maybe Mommy is attracted to problematic kiddo like us. :p Anyway, Mommy did some research on Separation Anxiety and the reasons for this problem could be due to:-

  • A dog has never or rarely been left alone.
  • Following a long interval, such as a vacation, during which the owner and dog are constantly together.
  • After a traumatic event (from the dog's point of view) such as a period of time spent at a shelter or boarding kennel.
  • After a change in the family's routine or structure (a child leaving for college, a change in work schedule, a move to a new home, a new pet or person in the home).
Some said that being a very super-duper devoted dog will also have this anxiety when the owner is away. I am not sure whether is it true but I would like to think of myself as a super-duper devoted dog than being a jealous or traumatised dog. :)

Anyway, being older and having a routine life makes it easier for me to cope with this problem. Now, I can wait patiently outside the bathroom door when mommy is bathing without me peeing-pooing on the floor. Now, I can wait patiently for mommy to return from work without messing the whole room. I'm not perfect tho' as I still whine like a baby if Mommy were to go upstairs, leaving me (and Jessie) alone in the crate ... *blush*... but Mommy and Daddy love me the way I am, even with the howling and panic poo/pee... Cheers!!!

Thursday, 3 May 2007

Some pictures...

Here are some update pictures of Jessie and I...This is Jessie with her DOWN pose. How does she look? I think she looks great!
This is Jessie, sleeping but smiling at the same time. How vain!
This is Jessie, trying to get us out of the crate! But, erm, Jessie, the door is at the other side..
Mommy tied a piece of her old PJs around me to make it look as if I am wearing a dress! I am a big boy, I don't wear dress! But, personally, I don't think PINK suits me well. What do you think?

Jessie fell asleep on the vet's examination table...duh...
"I am so drunk and lonely..." Daddy made me pose with a beer bottle and remote control. Hey, I looked like a model from an advertisement, eh?
Arrghh!!!! Where's Jessie's body?!?! Aww.. but she still look so cute without her body...

I am not bad either!

Hey guys! Guess what?! I can go down the stairs already and man, I am good! Well, the story is like this: Jessie, being a show-off, kept showing Mommy and Daddy how fast she can go up and down the stairs. And me, being a hero, came down the stairs just to prove them that I can as well! Ta-daa!!!!!!

(Okay, Mom, I will tell them the WHOLE story...) The ACTUAL story is like that... Jessie (a show-off!) really did go up the stairs and down to show Mommy and Daddy. And Mommy felt that I too, should know how to do it as well. So, she lured me and Jessie up to the 1st Floor and she went down all by herself without carrying me! Jessie (a show-off) quickly went down after Mommy, leaving me all alone. Hmmph! Down below, Mommy waited and kept encouraging me to come down all by myself and Jessie (a real show-off) kept coming up the stairs and going down. In the end, I really couldn't stand being so far apart from mommy (and also that gleeful look on Jessie's face) that I took my first brave step downwards. Soon (like umm..2 minutes later), I was reunited with my Mommy and looking at her proud and happy face, I am glad that I made my move. Guess, I too, owed it to Jessie as well, if it's not for her show-offish attitude, I might never have the guts to do it. :) Thanks Jessie, for being such a show-off! :p Licks**