From 70 to 30

Well, I’m back from training in Irvine, CA. The beginning of the week was too windy and cold. Rainy a bit, clear a bit. Saturday, though, was so nice and warm. It was in the 70s when we were at my Aunt and Uncle’s house. And then I came back here, to Salt Lake City… and there is snow on the ground and it’s too cold.

And it’ll probably be a couple of months before it really starts getting warmer. Ugh. And I don’t feel well. I have no energy, my throat is a bit sore, and I’ve been having head aches. I am going to sit and read all day today and catch up on sleep I think. I’m too tired. I have agility class tonight, I hope I’ll make that. It’s my flex day which is good.

My head got packed with too much information in training. I sure hope I retain it all. I sure missed the dogs when I was gone. We are watching Nick and Glitter for a bit, they are such sweet hearts. I have two shelties on me now while I read, plus Levi. 🙂

Alexa

So, well… hrm… I wonder about my Google Page Rank and Alexa Rank, because of the PPP posts. And also for my other sites.

This is not a promotion post. LOL. It’s just for info.

This website seems to have some good information about Alexa. And, since I use firefox, I don’t use the alexa toolbar. I really refuse to use IE. So Firefox it is. But there is an add-on for FF that supposedly reports stats to Alexa. Since I do a bunch of web browsing, I thought it’d be good to get my stats in there too!

This is the add-on I loaded up in FF. I do like having a little bar that tells me the google and alexa ranks whenever I go to a page.

And Wikipedia says that it does report stats. Though I’ve read various places says it might not. Oh well, I like Wikipedia even though a lot of people don’t. 🙂

Soo… maybe stats will go up. I hope they do for www.UtahDogs.com!

Raw Dog Update

Well, I guess I’m writing more about the dogs’ food than my own. Let’s see if today maybe I can do some of both. 🙂

I bought some rabbit from a local raiser last weekend, and tried feeding. Well, 3 of the 4 dogs think it’s icky. Levi thought it was grand, and promptly got sick afterwards. 🙂 He didn’t eat for a day and a half, and had runny poops. But he’s back on track now so I’m not worried.

Of the other 3, Angel thought the ground was so-so and ate a little bit. Chase would roll it around in his mouth then spit it out. And Lucy wouldn’t even touch it. Lucy… who is my dog that will eat anything! Interesting stuff.

I’m off to a seminar this coming weekend so after I get back we’ll attempt some more rabbit. My freezer is just too full at the moment. 🙂 I think I went a little buying happy.

The girls and boys will eat mostly ground this weekend while I’m gone. Aaron is not too keen yet about feeding raw. It is a bit gross, but it just has got to be better than extruded heated processed junk they have been getting. Even the high quality stuff is still processed. I don’t eat processed foods (much) why would I feed it to my dogs? Just dunno. So I don’t anymore.

They are back to eating chicken backs and some ground turkey. I think I maybe feeding them too much bone, but as long as they don’t get constipated I think they are okay. I’ll be looking for other sources of cheap meat. Chicken is easy to get and cheap. But they need more variety. I was hoping the rabbit would help but maybe not. 🙂

It’s amazing how many different types of ‘raw’ diets you can feed. There’s a ton of information, much of it different in view. But I think I’m finding out what works best for my family. I really hope this helps Chase’s allergies, and Lucy’s scratchy back, and Angel’s throwing up. Levi, he’s just fine. 🙂