Sunday, August 17, 2008

Lazy Weekend Review

Happy Sunday, everyone! Brian and I had a great, relaxing weekend. We went to a friend's surprise birthday party, gave the puggies a bath, and saw two movies!!! Pineapple Express, which was good, and Tropic Thunder, which was AWESOME!!! Some will (and have) found it offensive for various reasons, but if you aren't easily offended (like us!), then you will think it is an amazing, hilarious, laugh-out-loud movie. Brian will vouch, I NEVER laugh out loud, and usually say "That's so funny!" instead of laughing. So when I "LOL" in a move theatre, you know something is right. I'd say it lands between Zoolander and Wedding Crashers on the funny scale.

We of course spent some lounge time with the pugs. Poor Dixie fell for the oldest trick in the book!

Sophie also got a taste of some delicious pear from Brian. Check out that action shot!

The prize for winning the costume contest a few weeks back was a bag of food, which we starting giving the girls when they ran out of their current supply. Well, I've noticied that Sophie is chewing on her feet less. She is a compulsive leg/paw chewer and it makes them look almost bruised at times. I've heard around that it might be skin irritation/itch from a wheat allergy. It turns out, the food we won was wheat-free. Her treats still have wheat, but I think it may be making a difference. Anyone else have any experience with this?? Or know of any good wheat-free food or treats for us to try? I hope we are onto something with this!


Sandy said...

You guys are so cute!!! I'll be putting your name in the drawing for this evening! Good luck!

Heather and Pumpkin said...

Pumpkin does not like any kind of cookie treat, she only likes meat and veggies, so a lot of her favorites are wheat free. I tell people that try to offer her biscuits that she is on the Atkins diet.

Her favorite kibble is "Orijen" which is totally grain free. And her favorite treats are "Dogswell" and "Free Range Dog Chews Chicken Breast Wraps"

If that doesn't help you might want to look at doing an elimination diet based on the protein source. You would feed only an unusual meat (usually start with lamb) to see if removing beef or chicken helps. Google "hypo-allergenic dog food" and you will find a lot of options.

Archie and Melissa said...

hi sophie & dixie great pictures!
oh it does sound like you are on to something!
it is great how they are coming up with lots of great new formulas that address allergies now.
i know you will find lots of options.
melissa and emmitt

Nevis said...

Great pictures...poor Dixie falling for that trick. Possibly she was indulging her parent? :P

Anonymous said...

Hmm Gus has been chewing randomly on his front leg.. I thought fleas (i was a bad pug parent and missed a month)... I will have to look at their food then. :)

I really want to see both those movies.. I love the one commerical from PE where the guy goes "Thug Life" :)

Grace said...

I just came across this entry, and perhaps you have already settled this issue, but I have a bugg and we had such problems findinga good dog food for him from the time he was a puppy. We eventually tried Natural Balance Potato and Duck formula and it was like an instant fix. It's grain free and comes in a "small bites" size that's perfect for our little bugg. They make treats as well. Hope your adorable dogs are well!