A Husky n A Lab

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Luci, the labrador in Dreamland

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I like taking photos of my dogs but for Luci, it is quite difficult to take photo specially when using only my phone camera as she is very gullible. She is very active and moves a lot. Whenever I take her photos, they always end up blurred, it is only a luck if I can get a good shot on her. So, whenever she is asleep, I try to take as much pictures as I can because it is the only time that I can get good shots of her.

A Dog Painter

As I was reading news online, I saw this article about blind Dachshun, Hallie, who can paint, and have actually sold many paintings! Her owner is an artist who taught her how to pick up paint brush. Recently, Hallie suddenly became blind and doctors were not able to restore her eyesight, but that didn’t become a hindrance for her to keep painting. Hallie sells her original paintings and donates proceeds to Purple Heart Dog Rescue. See her paintings in her website: www.hallieart.com.

Check out the video below, she’s wearing a red artist cap, so cute, right?

 

Luna’s Bee Allergy

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The other day, my 6-month-old husky, Luna, just suddenly had a swollen face like the picture below. I didn’t take her picture because I felt bad for taking her picture in her worst moment, though I was really tempted so I can show here to let other dog owners what happened to her and may help them, but in the end, I decided not to take a snap of her swollen face, instead, I’m posting a photo I found in newdogsite.com (thanks!). The photo is the exact replica of what happened to my husky.

6mos-siberian-husky-lunaIn the morning, I noticed a small bump of her snout. I thought she just hit herself on the table so I did not worry, however after 2 hours, the bump grew larger and her eyes became puffy. I saw that she was trying to scratch it too. I immediately search the net of what might be the problem and saw pictures of dogs with the same condition. I learned that this may be the cause of bee or insect sting and that the puppy is having an allergic reaction. I think she got stung by a bee or other insect because she likes chasing and playing with them whenever she finds one inside the house. As I search for the cure, I put a cold compress on her snout to reduce the itchiness. I saw that she liked it and she stopped scratching. There were many bits of advice on the net on what to do and what medicine to give. But since I was afraid to give her any medicine without consulting the vet doctor, I decided to bring her to the doctor.

Luckily, the doctor in the vet clinic was in, and she was immediately given an injection for the allergy. The doctor checked Luna and looked for any signs of the leftover sting. He said that the puffiness will reduce after few hours and that she will be fine. I was relieved because from what I saw, my husky’s face had become like a bulldog’s. The doctor even joked that she was now a bulldog, not a husky anymore.

After I brought her home, she slept till dinnertime. The swell had reduced but at night time, she was starting to scratch her face again and her snout had become red. I went to the drugstore and bought an anti-histamine tablet and had her taken it. The next day, she was good as new and back to being playful but sweet little Siberian husky.

right side photo credit: New Dog Site

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