Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Everyone needs a good HOWL

Woo-Woo! Its fall and I am happy!
     Just a quick evening update Koda had a nice afternoon soaking up the sun outside with our other dogs.  He is still trying to figure out his place in the pack and communication with them.  He wants to participate in the games, but has a hard time keeping up with everyone.  He ends up howling at the other dogs until they slow down.
Koda with Miley (lab) and Savina (ACD)
    We had some good news last night on his general blood work, everything except his cholesterol is normal!  It is 344.  We are still waiting for the results of his hypothyroid test, but are expecting news by Monday.
Koda and Miley
     I joined the AMAL yahoo group (finally) and received lots of  feedback from members who have encountered similar challenges with overweight rescue dogs.  We are adding frozen green beans to his kibble to keep him full longer and feeding a high quality kibble.  We also have him on several supplements.  Last, Koda met my father and a young friend of mine today that is a "dog" person.  He greeted both of them with enthusiasm and "nose-vacuumed" them both.  He is also doing well while being left out in the house when we are gone (no crates large enough!!).  I am enjoying figuring out his personality quirks and watching him investigate his new world.

1 comment:

  1. That is a hilarious shot of his head howling on the ground!