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MY BELOVED BROWNIE
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Once I felt brownie recovered enough it was too hot. We are having a extremely hot summer in Texas. Here we are almost mid September and is was 98 degrees. However, we did get some rain today. Brownie’s last outing is when he met Maggie and you saw by the pictures how hot it was. No way am I putting him in a car. Hopefully next month.

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By the way, i do talk to Grizzlys dad often, and Grizzly is not doingbreal well with is mobility. This is a dog that went on 3 mile hikes everyday for the last 11 years. He is one year younger then Brownie. We are hoping to get them together soon.

On a side note we have decided when the time comes Brownie and Grizzlys ashes will be scattered together at their favorite park you see in the photo. But we are hoping that will be awhile! Brownie had another friend, Hemi but he passed about a year ago from cancer. HATE CANCER. 

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10 September 2019 - 6:17 pm
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Oh gosh that’s right, that crazy weather is not dog friendly!

I’m sorry to hear about Grizzly, poor guy. I hope his pop can find ways to help him feel better. And yes, the Rainbow Bridge is a long way away for those boys.

Cancer. Ugh. Sorry about Hemi.

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So Brownie so his hollistic vet regarding his bowel issue. She is convinced it is his age. She doesn’t want to put him on any meds because his stool is normal and doesn’t want to make him constipated.  She said to start him back on chiropractic and laser treatments to keep his spine straight. We will when it cools down. We have a cold front in a couple of weeks. High 80’s YEA! She also said even though he wants to sleep the key is to keep him moving! And thinking about it this started when he started sleeping all day, so whether Brownie likes it or not he will be joining in on indoor play time with Max and Sassy until it cools off and we can go on walks again.

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14 September 2019 - 7:24 pm
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Sounds like your Holistic Vet has a good handle on suggestions for Brownie.

Would only add doing some gentle warmup massaging, before he gets up for “play time”, and then again after.  I know the short walks when it gets cooler will help a lot too.  Aging ain’t  easy!

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I do like that vet! Yes, movement is key for all of us. Keep him moving and you get the benefits too. It’s a win win!

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15 September 2019 - 6:07 pm
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Thank you Sally suggesting the massage. I usually massage him before bed time, but before play time makes more sense.

Rene, I just read the story how Wyatt lost his couch. That was so cute! Poor Wyatt.

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What is the deal with dogs wanting to drink out of the toliet?

Brownie always wanted to drink out of the toliet, even though he had clean, fresh, cold water in his bowl. But since he became a tripawd he showed no interest.  Well until now!

I am awakened at 3:00 am to this noise. BANG! BANG! BANG!  Brownie was using his nose trying to get the lid open on the toliet bowl. At 3:00 am!

I wonder what was going thru his mind to want to drink out of the toliet again?

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29 September 2019 - 6:46 am
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Oh, and as soon as I get up and walk into the restroom he starts wagging his tail because he knows I’m going to open the lid

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29 September 2019 - 7:09 am
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Hahahahah… ewww…hahah… sounds like your boy is feeling better smiley2

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29 September 2019 - 8:07 am
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I guess it was just the heat. It is finally getting a little cooler. Only reach 90 degrees now. But this Friday we are suppose to wake up to 66 degrees. I can’t wait!

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Except for one day,  we have reached the 90s every day for about the last 3 weeks or more.  This is very unusual weather for here.  

Im glad it’s cooling down for you!

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Yeah happy Fall ya’ll! Still waiting for the fall weather though — been in the upper 90’s here in NoFlo 🙁

My cat Jery used to like drinking from the bathroom sink, but after I bought a water fountain she’s mostly stopped. Jet however still likes to go into the shower and drink the water that pools by the drain.

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29 September 2019 - 10:39 am
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Brownie had a fountain as well, but still preferred the toliet. I don’t get it!

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I wonder if it has something to do with the water always being “new” in a toilet bowl versus a water dish?

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