Monica, Orion, and Laika
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Looking for a good outdoor disinfecting cleaner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aber, Ragnar and Kelso Sep 2, 2012. 17 Replies

I recently moved into an apartment as I am now attending vet school and I was lucky enough to get one with a little (very little) yard filled in with gravel so I don't have to take the dogs out on…Continue

Torn ACL Repair Recovery Time and Rehabilitation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucy & Ricky (Wendy/Jack ) Aug 24, 2012. 11 Replies

Poor Orion tore his ACL this sunday while playing outside with his sister. I brought him to work with me and had the doctor look at it yesterday and plan to get the surgery done to repair the tear.…Continue

Tags: rehabilitation, recovery, surgery, repair, ACL

Jogging with the dogs, any tips?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rebecca Marie O'Bryan Apr 12, 2011. 1 Reply

Sooo winter was not so kind to me and all the hot chocolate and staying in doors all the time definitely had me gaining a couple pounds so I wanted to start jogging with Ori and Laika. They're…Continue

Reverse sneezing attacks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison Prasavath Jan 17, 2011. 10 Replies

Has anyone had experience with their pups having reverse sneezing attacks? This morning I woke up to Laika honking out weird coughs which I'm pretty positive was reverse sneezing, which is weird…Continue

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On the Road to Recovery

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 2:10pm 12 Comments

Orion's ACL repair surgery was done yesterday afternoon after tearing it on sunday. He seems to be doing well, except perhaps a little jealous watching the free-roaming Laika and cat from his kennel :(

 I was a terrible mom and thought that he was sedated enough not to need the e-collar last night but he pulled his stitches so I brought him in this morning and put a…


Easter Bonnets!

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 10:30pm 5 Comments



So my mother decided to get creative for Easter this year and is requiring all of us (me, my grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephew, etc.) to all wear home-made easter bonnets, so naturally I had to make some…


Dog Toy Review: Kyjen Egg Babies

Posted on October 16, 2010 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

So my mother likes to send Orion and Laika a fun new toy every month (so spoiled!) and this month's toy came in today :) Orion and Laika got the Kyjen Egg Babies Platypus and they LOVE it! Its a platypus that's got a hole in its belly and holds three "eggs" that have squeakers in them. So you let them play with the eggs and squeak them, and then let them watch you put them in its belly so they can try to get them out. The hole is small enough that it takes some time to pull the egg out and it… Continue

Help me pick the best picture!

Posted on September 30, 2010 at 12:00am 14 Comments

I'm entering Orion into a photo contest. Its kind of an out-doorsy thing and I don't have a lot of pictures of Laika outside (its too hot for her, now that its cooling down she'll stay outside for longer) so I'm going for an Orion picture. Help me pick which one I should enter!

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At 7:27pm on April 24, 2012, Jennifer Markley said…

I found Seanna's rehab plan.  I'd be more than willing to send it to you.  My email is

Send me yours and I'll put it in the mail for you!

At 9:27pm on July 18, 2011, Tina, Bentley & Brodi's Page said…

Hi there! Bought the life vests for my kids just wondering what size Ori's is?

At 8:20pm on April 11, 2011, John Wolff said…

Check this out, very interesting , esp. the harrowing story of Damka and Krasavka, who survived a trouble-plagued flight.  I never realized so many dogs were astronauts.

They were in the news today, with the Sotheby's auction of a Vostok capsule that carried Zvyozdochka (named by Yuri Gagarin) for 1 orbit prior to Gagarin's orbital flight.

Maybe you know all this already...

At 12:35pm on April 7, 2011, John Wolff said…
I never knew of Belka & Strelka.
Animal research is kinda gutwrenching (we work with mice, and I don't like to see them in cages)... but if there's a real posssibility of alleviating human suffering... is it ethical NOT to do it...? All these fancy surgical procedures? They practice on dogs. I don't like to think about it.
Fortunately, the regulations (at least here at UW) on animal research seem stringent and enforced; the animal rights people can be a real pain in the ass, but I think it's very important to have watchdogs. You have to jump through a lot of hoops to experiment with animals. We would NEVER, for instance, get away with anything so gratuitously invasive as docking a dog's tail, and our mice get better medical care than many people do.
Luckily for me, it seems our experiment is a total failure and none of our transgenic mice have gotten sick. Not so lucky for the people we're trying to help.
At 12:50pm on April 6, 2011, John Wolff said…

Interesting reading about Laika, who was deliberately sacrificed.  Several of the people responsible were remorseful later, saying that not enough was learned to warrant killing a dog.  Research was done on animals (and people) in the 50s & 60s that never would be allowed nowadays.

Two other dogs died in the Soviet space program:  they did have a reentry vehicle, but the retrorocket failed to shut off, slowing it too much so it reentered at too steep an angle and incinerated.

A statue somewhere in Russia honors Laika.

At 1:00am on April 6, 2011, John Wolff said…
You've got two stunning-looking corgis... and a penchant for celestial/astronomical names? Is Laika named after the first astronaut (
Our first was Sirius (the Dog Star). If I ever had a BHT, I'd name it Procyon (the Little Dog Star, left of Orion, above Sirius) because Procyon is also the genus name of raccoons (the black mask).
At 5:14pm on December 31, 2010, Michelle said…
Your babies are pretty.  I was reading your rescue story....In her defense if I was around 5 kids I would very likely nip someone as well.  LOL  Happy New Year!!!
At 10:01pm on October 20, 2010, Priscilla, CARLY, and Frankie said…
I think your babys are darling, my husband and i are thinking about having one litter with carly and keeping one for our selves and for our son who has a male Pembroke .. I believe it will be a good thing for her, shes so active and needs to walk everyday.. and is still begging to play.
Man how i wish we had a dog park like the one you have , corpus is so behind the times!! All we have is a school who lets us use there play ground three times a week..
As i see it the only down side to having two.... as you know they shed so much and right now im a little concerned about more .. because i have a 14month old grand baby who i keep alot and she walks and falls and gets the hair all over her, even though im vacuuming non stop and brushing her everyday.. mercy!! I use to have three dashsunds and all three never had this much hair hahahaha!! This summer when she shed i thought, what the heck is going on and now its happening again~ but i wouldnt change it for anything ... im hooked!!
At 2:46pm on September 28, 2010, Bev Levy said…
Glad you are safe! My daughter used to live in Austin. I saw the reports on the news and they said only the shooter was killed. Can't imagine how scary it was!
At 1:24pm on September 28, 2010, Bev Levy said…
Wow, saw your post! Are you OK? Sorry to hear about it.

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