Monday, December 30, 2013

End of Year

And now, the year is drawing to a close. Here's some little wrap up from the last few weeks.

Recently, we have had some excitement. In the past couple of months, Koira's box turn finally seemed to click with her. We collected about a bazillion Christmas cards from fellow bloggers. We did a gift exchange with Mason, and sent him some treats, a collar, and one of the tags I started making. He sent Koira and Pallo a selection of tasty treats that they have been enjoying since Christmas, including two adorable gingerbread man treats. There is a picture on my mom's camera of them with those balanced on their noses by the Christmas tree.

Koira's nail seems to be healing slowly. I really probably shouldn't have run her at practice yesterday. I am sure it did nothing good for her toenail. But she was so happy about getting out and being there that I just can't feel guilty for taking her. I do need to make sure her nail gets healing, though, or else she will end up out for a lot longer than a few weeks.

Pallo has his funky flyball behavior. I'm not sure what is up with him still, but we are playing our different games, changing our behavior, and bringing some thinking back into it. We'll see if it gets us anywhere. I am relatively sure it isn't a physical problem, but now that the holidays are over and life has a chance to calm down some, I will try to get him in for a massage and see if the massage therapist spots anything that the vet missed.

Flickr is still doing its weird thing of not letting me share my own photos, so I've been using the Blogger upload. So expect few photos until Flickr gets its act together, probably, since the Blogger upload kind of hates me.

Here are a couple of photos of Koira's healing toenail from tonight. It isn't gory or anything, but you can tell how much it must hurt. Her other toenails are a little long, yes. They needed clipping when this happened, and I have been avoiding doing it since her foot is pretty sensitive right now. I am planning to take her to a groomer to have them done.


  1. That does look ouchy!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Well done for the past year and good luck for 2014!

    That toe looks real sore,

    Dina and Mom

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  4. Ow, poor toe! Hope everyone has a much better New Year. :)

  5. Ouch, my toes hurt for you! I hope that heals up soon!

  6. Oh, that does look painful :( Poor Koira. I imagine she was delighted to have some decent exercise though, and any associated pain would have been worth it for her!

    Happy New Year to you all.

  7. Dear Koira and Pallo (and Cats),

    I got a card from you yesterday! The person called "mailman" (who is actually a woman - don't the people know this?) brought it. I must admit that I did Big Barks at the time. I did not know she had a card for me!

    Your photos are the card are pawesome! And they inspired my person for our Christmas photos for next year. (And I must thank you for that, because you look festive but there is NOTHING STUPID ON YOUR HEADS!) I may actually be willing to pose next year for a photo like that, as long as there are treats involved of course.

    I hope you had a pawesome holiday season, and lots of turkey (or at least lots of bacon?).

    Licks and new year wags,