Friday, January 29, 2010

Lola says hola!!

Ok, she really can't speak spanish but it rhymes so there you go... Lola is a 9 month old GLX that we have been sitting since Monday.. Sorry for such a late post.. It's been a weird week. Anyways, on to the dogs.. She is very sweet but doesn't listen too well lol. She still has a puppy face but if you were to look at her from behind she looks old haha. She has medium length hair and it's all wavy right on top of her spine. Now, on to activities, well actually there really isn't much to say, when Lola first got here she had a bit of a limp in her right front leg.. the puppy raising manager, Michelle, thinks its panosteitis. So she stayed at home the first 2 days and went and got an x-ray on Wednesday but the vet hasn't given any results yet so she is taking an anti-inflammatory medicine right now.. It smells really bad lol.. we have to dump it on her food each morning.. yuck. So yeah, not too many trips for Lola, we go on short walks but after about 5 minutes she starts limping more and I get worried.. so not too much activity this week. She and Egypt are getting along ok but if they start playing too rough we have to break it up... especially so she won't hurt her leg more just incase it's something serious... so yeah, not too much news. Sorry such a boring post. But here are some pics to make up for it. 

Lola is sleeping on a bed we have on the edge of the couch. Her back end is facing off to the left, so she is laying on her right side there, but in the middle she twists and her front end is facing the right so she is laying on her left side. Her head is also on its left side facing the right but its hanging off of the bed so it looks kind of upside down.
Here she is sleeping kind of funny. I don't know if you can tell but her head is actually side-ways, doesn't look to comfortable to me... 

 This is Lola sitting next to her fur pile, it's about the size of a dinner plate and probably five to six inches high, mostly air of course but still a big pile lol
I felt bad because she couldn't go anywhere so decided I could give her a good grooming.. I think she might be blowing her coat because we took off a lot of hair lol.. It doesn't look that big in this pic but I could have filled a grocery bag about half way with this stuff lol. 

This is the comparison between Lola's fur pile and Egypt's. Egypt's fur pile is about the size of a large bagel and only an inch or two high.
Egypt also got a grooming.. her pile is the small one on the right haha. Oh and I didn't mean to lay out all the grooming tools all display like.. they just fell like that ha. 

 this picture is of Lola, she is in the pop up crate, the door flap is open but hanging down so you can see her face through it. The crate is red with black mesh for the little windows and door, she is sleeping on a green blanket inside.
And here she is the pop-up tent like crate we bought at Target for 25 dollars. The first day we had to leave Lola home we were running a little late and when I unplugged my computer the charger fell off the desk and landed a little too close to where Lola was on tie-down... Well she got a hold of it but not too much damage was done and Darrell was able to fix it so no damage :) Point though is we wanted to make sure it didn't happen again so when Ro had mentioned this crate in one of her posts I went out and got one. We figured we could always use it for traveling with Egypt or even when my puppy gets a bit bigger so we don't have to worry about lugging around a huge crate. I like it and as you can tell so does Lola :) 

Just another angle of lola in the crate, you can see her sleeping at the back through the side window, she is between my little nightstand and the wall, there is a blue star shaped toy right outside of the crate.
Here is another angle of it so you can see how big it is.. about a foot is hidden by my night stand so it's pretty roomy, the thing says its good for dogs up to 70 lbs. I think the dimensions are 22 X 22 X 36 so its a decent size, wish it was a little taller but I guess they have to make it a square so it folds right lol. Thats where the real challenge will be. It is supposed to fold up like the window shade things for cars do.. I've never been able to figure those out so we'll see. Wish me luck! 


Ro said...

Oh good, I'm so glad the crate is working out! I haven't tried to fold it up again. I'm not sure I ever will lol! I don't know if you noticed, but there's a way to belt it in to a car, too. Pretty cool. Hope Lola gets to feeling better!

Natalie said...

Haha yeah, I'm hoping it will fold up nicely, otherwise I will just wind up shoving it back in that bag as best I can lol. I like the buckle up feature it has, extra safety is always good lol. We put Egypt in the very back of the car though so yeah.. we can probably figure out a way to rig it up back there if we ever need to. I'll be folding it up on Monday so if you don't get to it before then I'll let you know how it goes lol.

Cassie (and Dagan - cheering Poppy on at GDB!) said...

The crate is not too hard to fold back up - but mine didn't come with anything to secure it. So, you twist it up then try to keep it closed while trying to get it back in its display pouch thingy. Add an excited puppy in there and you may get a face full of pop up crate! Fun fun!

Poor Lola with the pano! Not a fun thing to have!

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Poor Lola!

Hope she feels better soon,
That "pop up crate" looks pretty interesting!
Pawsome pictures,

Toby's Raiser

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Wow, you are getting all kinds of experience while waiting for your puppy! We're so sorry about Lola's leg...hopefully it will get better soon?? How long do you have Lola? She seems sweet. :-)

Natalie said...

I know.. never just a normal dog situation huh? Hope I get an easy puppy lol.. I'm just worried about potty training.. I know accidents will happen but with the entire apartment being carpet.. that's just not a good thought lol.. Oh well, Nature's miracle will get me through it!!

Lola is very sweet :) We are taking her back on Monday and I think she'll go to jail after that because her raisers aren't coming back till the 8th or something.. lol

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Yes, here's to an "easy" first puppy! For what it's worth -- in my (limited!) experience, potty training is the easiest part, so don't sweat it. Yeah, those enzyme cleaners are great!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I think that pile of hair looks quite big! And I have all those same grooming tools! I think I'm going to have to get one of those Target crates. We hardly ever use a crate anymore so I don't want to get a big ol' plastic one that takes up so much space.

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

WOW - looks like you got a ton of hair out of her! I love the crate - had one for Ellie, but she figured out how to unzip the crate and let herself out. So, I gave it to a friend. Glad Lola does so well in it and I hope her limp isn't anything serious!