Tag Archives: Samoyed

To Shave or Not To Shave Your Fur Baby – A Samoyed in SoCal

Sacha’s Diary November 29, 2016

The Cubs are World Series Champions! Sorry but it never gets old :-)

The Cubs are World Series Champions! Sorry but it never gets old 🙂

Dear Diary,

As loyal readers of this blog know, my parents and I just moved to Los Angeles. Woo-hoo! So far, I am loving being an LA puppy! I’m definitely starting to feel like a Samoyed in SoCal.

But, as a Samoyed, I have a very furry, long, natural (and I might add) beautiful white coat. Which is perfect for the Chicago winters. But here in Hollywood…yeah, not so much. My coat was a bit on the long side and I was starting to get a bit uncomfortable which my parents picked up on. They can be very perceptive those parents of mine. So they took me for the very first time to a groomer here in Los Angeles.

And well, here are the results. Continue reading

I Love LA! – A Samoyed in SoCal

Sacha’s Diary – November 20, 2016

It's 75 degrees in November!

It’s 75 degrees in November!

Dear Diary,

Sorry for such a long delay between diary entries, but I have been settling into my new digs in Los Angeles! I am now a Samoyed in SoCal and I’m loving every minute of it!

It’s certainly been a whirlwind for me. It was just a couple of weeks ago, after the Cubs won the World Series of course, that my parents and I climbed into the SUV one Chicago morning and headed out west.

After more than 30 hours of driving, and a stop at The Grand Canyon, we ended up in our new home here in LA. We’re in a big condo complex right off of something called the 101, whatever that is. But so far I like this place a lot. There’s plenty of space for me to walk around safely. And there appears to be lots of other dogs in this complex. There’s even another dog here named Sasha! Who knew?! I thought I was the only one! Although as you can see, she does spell her name a bit weird. 😉 Continue reading

Cancer in Dogs – Chemotherapy – Ramius’s Journey Part VI

Cancer in Dogs – A Retrospective of our Beloved Samoyed Ramius’s Battle with Cancer

In This Entry – Chemotherapy

Ramius chillin'. Chemotherapy? No problem...

Ramius chillin’. Chemotherapy? No problem…

Thank you for reading our continuing series about cancer in dogs, and our beloved Samoyed Ramius’s long journey with the disease, which started in the summer of 2014 and lasted until he passed away in January, 2016.

Hope you’ve been enjoying our series so far. When we last left you in Part V, we discussed Ramius’s Radiation Treatments. Today I want to talk about his chemotherapy sessions. Chemotherapy is a very scary word right? You don’t want to hear that your pet (or you) will have to go through something like that.

But if you’ve been reading along in the series, you already know we knew this would be the next step. After Ramius had successfully completed his 20 (yes 20!) radiation treatments, chemotherapy was to follow.

Side Effects

One of the big questions you’ll probably have if your Samoyed, or whatever kind of dog you have, is diagnosed with cancer and has to undergo chemotherapy will probably involve the side effects. We probably all know about the side effects chemo has in humans, and we wonder how, or if, it will affect our pooch. Continue reading

Cubs Woo! Cubs Woo! Cubs Woo! – Cubs Up 2-0 in NLDS

Cubs Giants NLDS Game 2 Recap – Sacha’s Diary October 10, 2016

Cubs #FlyTheW Last Night!

Cubs #FlyTheW Last Night!

Dear Diary,

Okay, truth be told I celebrated a little too much after the Cubs victory Saturday night and was too tired yesterday to do my recap. I believe you humans call it being ‘hungover’ or something like that. Well that’s what happened to me. Who knew you could get hungover on my Grandmas Homemade Dog Biscuits but there you go! 🙂
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Cubs Take 1-0 Lead in NLDS – Sacha Recaps the Game

Cubs Giants NLDS Game 1 Recap – Sacha’s Diary October 8, 2016

Cubs #FlyTheW Last Night!

Cubs #FlyTheW Last Night!

Dear Diary,

Wow, that was some game last night amirite?! A real claw biter if I ever saw one! The Cubs now have a 1-0 lead in the NLDS and will take the field against the Giants tonight at Wrigley Field for game 2. Last night, we were all together watching the game at home. But tonight, mommy and daddy are going to the game. Time for me to get out the dog biscuits and watch the Cubs on the HDTV. 🙂
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Cubs Playoffs Begin – Time to FlyTheW

Sacha’s Diary, October 7, 2016

#FlyTheW

#FlyTheW

Dear Diary,

I’m so excited today I can hardly stand it!! Tonight, the Cubs open up the NLDS series at home against the San Francisco Giants. I cannot wait to watch the game!

My mommy and daddy live pretty close to Wrigley Field and they have season tickets. Which is good for them but sucks me because I don’t get to go to the games. Ever since that whole billy goat thing happened, the Cubs seem rather reluctant to let animals in the park. It’s okay, I get it. Continue reading

FetchFind Review – The Place for Pet Pros

Chicago Based Digital Company is Perfect for Pet Professionals

fetchfind-logo

Today I want to talk to you about one of the coolest young companies I know, called FetchFind. In a nutshell, FetchFind is an online marketplace for pet businesses and professionals.

In other words, if you’re a pet professional looking for a job , you should go to FetchFind. Or if you own a business in the pet industry and need to find employees, you should go to FetchFind as well. Continue reading

Thought Processes of Dogs – Cutting Edge Research Center Opens to Study

The Canine Cognition Center Open at the University of Arizona

I ran across an article this morning about the University of Arizona opening a new research center to help understand the canine mind, specifically their thoughts and behaviors. Understanding the thought processes of dogs sounds like a pretty amazing idea and I’m sure they’ll learn some very cool things.

Pretty Sure Sacha is Thinking About a Bone

Pretty Sure Sacha is Thinking About a Bone

The thoughts that my Samoyeds have is something I’ve been trying to figure out for a long time. I’m sure this crosses the mind of most dog owners from time to time. Fortunately for readers of this blog, we have Sacha’s Diary to help give us an insight into the canine mind. Well, at least Sacha’s canine mind. 🙂 To read his latest diary entry, just click here.

It’ll be interesting to read about what kind of findings the new center at the University of Arizona reveals.

Until then, just stay tuned to this blog. 🙂

 

Funny Dog Video – Sacha Howling at Fire Truck

Sacha Loves Talking to Passing Emergency Vehicles

Thought we’d have a little fun on a Friday and share a video of my Samoyed Sacha howling at the sound of a siren from a passing fire tuck. Sacha loves howling at sirens, even in the house. If the windows are open and an ambulance drives by or something, there goes Sacha howling at him through the window. It’s so cute.

It was a windy day (we do live in the Windy City after all), so pardon the wind noise. But with that said, I now present to you, “Sacha and the Siren.”

Cancer in Dogs – Ramius’s Journey Part V

Cancer in Dogs – A Retrospective of our Beloved Samoyed Ramius’s Battle with Cancer

In This Entry – 20 Radiation Treatments

Thank you for reading our continuing series about cancer in dogs, and our beloved Samoyed Ramius’s long journey with the disease, which started in the summer of 2014 and lasted until he passed away in January, 2016.

Ramius on his Favorite Leather Sofa

Ramius on his Favorite Leather Sofa

When we last left you in Part IV, my wife and I made the final decision to do a full 20 radiation treatments for Ramius. Now it was time to begin the process.

Radiation Therapy

It was on a Monday in the middle of July when we brought Ramius to MedVet Chicago for his first treatment. This was to be the first of 20 daily treatments and visits we knew we had to make. We understood this would an ordeal for all of us, most of all Ramius of course. But making 20 trips in a row (except weekends) to the vet is obviously a hardship in many ways. Fortunately, our jobs had enough flexibility to allow us to do this, and those who wrote our checks were very supportive. Without that, none of this would be possible. And fortunately, we were financially protected due to the fact we had excellent pet health insurance. Continue reading