Finally got to the petstore today to get supplies for the dogs. Was looking for the Isle of Dogs (a really popular brand in America/Australia) Lush Coating Conditioning Spray for Lyra's fur, but found out that it's out of stock till the end of March! Horrible. So I looked around for something else and decided to get Biogroom's Mink Oil Spray instead.
I tried it on her today, and it seems to have left her with a shinier, glossier coat... but it really messed her ears up! Her ear featherings look really stringy right now, but I really don't care, as long as it keeps her fur stronger and less prone to breakage and picking up dirt! My plan is just to use it maybe 3-4 times a week, and when I bathe her before the shows, just clean her really well with shampoo to get all the residue off. Was hoping that the mink oil would help with her curly neck fur too.... but... it did not, lol. One good thing about the spray is that it smells really nice!
Also managed to get around buying a new crate for Lyra. I wasn't planning on getting her a crate at all and was gonna use Cadence's crate to get her to the shows, but then I realized that it would be a pain in the ass to haul his crate around because 1) it's SO heavy, and 2) it doesn't have a handle. I was planning to get a crate made by the same manufacturer as Cadence's (Marchioro), but I got there and they didn't have that crate in size 3 (Cadence's is a size 4--the 3 has a handle), and they were selling the size 4 for RM280 ($90 USD)... I'd gotten Cadence's crate for only $60 (CAD)!! So I settled with this (it's a Hagen made crate):
I was hoping to get something more like Cadence's crate because I know that it's airline approved, so if I move in the next few years, I can use it to transport Lyra in the cargo. This Hagen crate though, is pretty flimsy (at only RM110, can't really complain), and there's so many holes on the sides so I have no idea if it's airline approved or not. On the plus side, it's perfect for carrying around because it's REALLY light (Cadence's weighs a TON!!), and it's really easy to dismantle.
Both the dogs used to sleep in their crates at night (I was using a metal crate for Lyra), but I decided that it takes up way too much space in my room, and that Cadence is old enough to graduate to sleeping in a dog bed! Really, he's been toilet trained for a million years, but he used to wake up and walk around at the slightest hint of sound from my parents/brothers waking up etc. so I had to crate him to get him to stay calm. Now that he's pretty much not bothered by outside sounds IF HE KNOWS I'm SLEEPING, he's fine with sleeping in his own bed. Smart boy this dog, he's realized that if mommy is sleeping, YOU DO NOT MAKE NOISE!
You see, my dogs live the good life!
Blog for the Dogs
Here's where I chronicle the dogs' daily lives, write reviews on dog products, and share tips on everything under the sun.