Sunday, September 30, 2007

It's A Rockstar Life

Hi Everyone, Rocky Dodge here. I guess the aches and pains come with being a Rock Star. The doctor visit went ok at the Hope Center in Vienna Virgina. (I thought it was a gooood sign that the name of the place is "Hope" - since Mati's middle name is Hope too)! First a nice person 'Laura' helped check me out. She was nice. Then, the Doctor came in. She was a nice doctor who said she had GSD's at home. And she had a unique accent - that oddly enough made me feel at ease. Hmmm, I wonder what das accent was? Well, anywho, she was a really nice Doctor and Dad liked her too. This Wed night we have a 3rd appointment with yet another specialist. We still have to keep our paws crossed.

Oh, and Thank you to everyone for their kind thoughts and posts from last week.

Dad took this picture of me a few minutes ago. He needed help painting so I was standing by - ready to serve.

Then Dad noticed something interesting. Since my hips hurt, Dad has been feeding me on the floor - I lay down and he puts the bowl between my front paws. And Mati eats right along side. But here are the results:

Here's My Dish:

And here is Mati's Dish:

Dad starting to mix in his food with "our" food. I wonder if he ever tasted "our" food? I don't have to wonder why Mati won't eat "our" food. She takes out most pieces and licks off the good stuff and leaves the rest behind. I only eat it because Dad asks me to finish eating... otherwise, I would leave some behind in the bowl too.

Then Dad went into the room he was getting ready to paint - and asked Mati to go finish eating. This is what she said to him:

She wouldn't budge. Well, except for sticking her tongue out at Dad.


The Husky in the Window said...

We are glad to hear you'all are doing better. Love the pictures. That last one says it all.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie


Hi Guys,
Hope treatment goes well. We worry about your aches and pains. Mati seems to be a bit of a fussy eater. There is never anything in our bowls after dinner and if there was mum would be taking us to the vet! We love human food, dog food, cat food, turtle food in fact any food! We have given you an award, come over and check it out.
Jazz and Dixie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Rocky!
I am so happy to hear about you! I really hope you are doing well!
I love that picture of you!
I have my paws crossed for you!
Have a good night
Kisses for you and Mati.

Joe Stains said...

Tanner would love to eat at your house, he'd eat every last piece you left behind.

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

Mati's picture is priceless! HaROO!!! Your picture is very handsome, Rock. Our new foster, Cheyenne is lookin for a boyfriend......

Pacco de Mongrel said...

oh..izit mati started to lost his temper...

Katherine and Pippa said...

What beautiful photos of two of my favourite pals. Mati has such a cute little tongue. Even if she is picky about the food. Me I eat everything - but I do expect them to share their food with me.

You look after your poorly bones and make sure you always lie somewhere nice and warm.


The Army of Four said...

Rocky! We hope everything goes well for you! Can you feel the love? We're pulling for you! And we're good at pulling. Hee hee hee!
Oh, Mati! That is a FUNNY picture! :)
Love to you both (and your daddy!),

Sophie Brador said...

ha ha! I love that photo of Mati. WE got a good laugh at her food bowl too. I sure hope your hips feel better really really soon. Rock on dude!

Mati said...

Thank you MayaMarie! We're getting there. Sometimes you just have to be you! Love Mati

Jazz and Dixie: Thanks again for the award! We just don't want Dad to think he can just give us "dog" food and get away with it! But we make do. Thanks again! Kisses, Mati

Lorenza: Thanks a bunch. Dad takes Rocky to the vet and leaves me at home, but I feel so much better when Rocky comes home! Love Mati

Tanner: We could use you! A crumb cruiser we call it! Anytime! love Mati

G&S: Goodness! It's been so long, we don't even know who Cheyenne is! We have to check this out immediately. Love and Kisses, Mati

Paco: Sometimes you just have to say it the way it is!

Pippa! I love Pippa Dog! Rocky says HaRooo too! I have to keep Dad on his toes when it comes to eating. Maybe some toast with Jam? I should be so lucky :-( Have some toast for me! Love and Kisses Mati

Amber! You sweetheart! Dad just talks and talks about the A04 and sweet Amber. I listen, and then I give kisses. Especially the other night when Dad and I were curled up on the sofa together. We watched 8 Below. Dad cried more than me! But we Roooo'd with them and supported them thru the tv. Thanks again, Love Mati obo Rocky and Dad! Give Mom and Dad kisses for us tooo!

Sophie you cutie! Thanks for the good words. Rocky is feeling tired right now. He left for the vet at 5:15 and didn't get back until 8:30! I'll say hello to him for you, he has nodded off. Love Mati