Cody Visits Mom at Nursing Home

Cody Visits Mom at Nursing Home

Last December, my mom’s dementia had progressed to the point where I could no longer care for her in my home. I had to make the difficult decision to admit her into a nursing home. She accepted it with grace and adjusted quickly. Cody had a more difficult time adjusting to her absence. He would search for her all over the house. Many times I would find him lying in front of her bedroom door, whining softly. He just couldn’t understand why she was no longer here. A few weeks later, I took Cody to the nursing home to visit my mom. He was unsure of his surroundings at first. He found wheelchairs and walkers to be alarming. Then he caught sight of my mom in her room. His ears perked up, his tail wagged wildly and he howled with excitement. She looked over and her face lit up like a Christmas tree. “Cody!” she said, “Oh Cody, I have missed you so much!” He jumped right up on her bed and I couldn’t resist snapping this photo.

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Happy National Dog Day!

Today we celebrate wagging tails, belly rubs, and endless games of fetch,

Canine silliness, doggy kisses and not going to the vet!

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Cooking for Dogs

Four years ago, I lost my beautiful, purebred Siberian Husky named Katie. As a puppy, she had a terrible time digesting commercial dog food so our vet put her on a prescription, low-residue dog food. This caused her to develop Cushing’s disease.

My current husky, Cody is a mixed breed, which I had hoped would be to his benefit. However, as he began to eat adult commercial dog food, he developed the same tummy troubles that Katie had.

I didn’t want to go the prescription diet route again, so I began to research how to cook real food for him. I now cook his food and bake his biscuits. If you are interested in all natural, real food recipes for your dog, click here