Category Archives: dog

For a chewing puppy

This video shows Stella chewing on a frozen washcloth.

All the other things on the floor are dog toys. Stella chews on those things, too.

Using the frozen washcloth is a simple, inexpensive way to help your puppy through teething.

Chewing on a frozen washcloth is good for a puppy. It soothes her gums.

At least when she’s chewing on the frozen washcloth, Stella’s not chewing on something that is inappropriate, like my hand.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Dog vs. hastas

Stella joyfully grabbed at the hasta flower stems. As soon as they grew above the leaves, they were her newest dog toy.

Too bad, as she hopped up for the top of the stems, Stella flattened the plants.

Oh well, they will grow back. Hastas are hard to kill and Stella was having too much fun to stop her.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Short cat & dog video

Sometimes Barn-E and Stella’s playtime sounds like they are bringing down the house. This video is pretty mild compared to those wild times.

Right now the house is quiet. I sent the cats upstairs and Stella is alone. She’s tearing up brown packaging paper for fun. Better that than anything important.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Stella visits vet

Stella returned to the Pulaski Veterinary clinic for a booster shot today.

Before the vet administered the shot, he gave her a treat of soft cheese to lick off a paper plate. The idea was to distract her so she wouldn’t associate pain with going to the veterinarian.

Stella gobbled the cheese and didn’t even flinch when given the booster shot. In a month she’ll be back again for her fourth booster. By then she’ll be old enough for her rabies inoculation, too.

So far, Stella likes her trip to see her doctor.

By the way, she gained a pound since coming to live with me. Stella had to be treated for itchy skin. The pills worked. Her hair is growing back nicely.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Hidden puppy

Where did Stella go? She’s in and around the hosta plants. When she in her tunnels, she’s difficult to see.

Sometimes I think she’s coming out on the right, only to find her running past me on the left.

When she wants to hide, Stella is almost impossible to find.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.