First, I want to thank all of you who have been asking for progress on my recovery. I am not a drunken sailor anymore and doing very well for being thirteen in a month and a half. To help you prevent your dog from being affected by vestibular syndrome, Peter aka Dr. Dobias wrote an article on vestibular syndrome. Here is the link if you have not read it yet.
This past weekend, dad was away in the crazy busy place on the other side of America, where dogs have no grass to pee on except Central Park… Dad told me that New Yorkers love dogs but there are still many caring but less aware people who do not understand that prong & choke chain and retractable leashes hurt dogs and cause health problems. He also mentioned that there are many dogs that are so overweight that they look like little bedside tables… it must be the kibble (GROSS) and mostly on leash walking (BUMMER).
Where I live dogs have as much grass and forest as we want - except for the fact that Canada Geese love the parks and they do not pick up after themselves!!! … Perhaps I could help and chase them? Some cities already employ dogs in parks but Vancouverites seems to be a little behind in that department and continue to sit in sh.t…. Let's be honest, there is plenty of space here and geese would quickly adjust. We could look at what other cities do and organize a Don’t Sit in Sh.t campaign…;-)
Speaking of G…S… - GutSense (our new probiotic product). Final testing and quality control is going on in the capsulation facility. The organic certification is a really strict process and no hokey pokey business. I know that dad believes that dogs and other animals are not any less important than humans and that is why he aims for the 'bestest' probiotics according to the human, not only canine, standards.
As to the timeline, we may be one to two weeks behind with the shipment and we really appreciate your patience and trust!
What else is new?
I spent the weekend with my sister and her folks. Dad told me that it is good for him to practice “a little bit of benign neglect” and not worry about me as much.
He says that humans worry about their dogs because you love us and do not want to lose us. He even recorded a podcast about how to worry less and enjoy us more when the going gets tough.
Take your dog to work day!
Friday is take your dog to work day!!!! Isn’t that fantastic? Let's be honest, if you need to leave your pooch behind while you are working it is stressful for both you and your dog.
It makes sense that people work better when they can take dogs to work and we love to sleep under the desk on the couch ;-) as you can see on the picture from 2001! I have been going to work with dad since I was in kindergarten (about eight weeks of age).
Have a wonderful rest of the week and stay tuned for pictures from my visit to Ottawa and the big 'dog house' you people call parliament. I have heard there is a lot of barking going on…. Hmm, it seems that you are not that different from us dogs after all….
Take care and if you find my p-mail helpful, share it with your friends!
The Dog in Chief - Dr. Dobias Natural Healing