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Shelby's Breakfast

When Shelby was a puppy, she would get urinary tract infections a lot, and to combat that, we started giving her only filtered water, and a bit of yogurt with breakfast. The infections have gone away, but we continue with the water ahd yogurt, because it seemed like a good idea, and Shelby loves it. I had to call her several times to get her attention while she was eating.

This yogurt was labelled as "smooth and creamy" which I think is the nice way of saying running and icky. I don't care much for eating the texture, however it gets all over Shelby's face, and that does make for a good laugh.

March 12, 2007 | Permalink


Oh, Shelby. You are a funny little peanut.

Posted by: Randon | Mar 12, 2007 8:04:42 AM

That impatient, Yes? Can I help you? Yogurt face perked up my rainy Monday morning immensely.

Posted by: Kelly | Mar 12, 2007 8:15:54 AM

In true Shelby fashion...that is soo sweet.

Posted by: Cris | Mar 12, 2007 9:48:10 AM

so cute! my rescue is 7, and we give him about a tablespoon of pumpkin mixed with his kibble each night for dinner, to help prevent problems with "the other end" if you catch my drift and he has a face like shelby's, only orange of course!

also, if you ever get tired of a yogurt moustache [though i don't know why you would!] i make yogurt treats for both my pug by mixing the lowfat plain yogurt with baby food [like applesauce, bananas, or blueberries] and then i freeze it in ice trays [we use the heart shaped ones from ikea so we can fit the treats in kongs after] and it makes great little "ice cream" servings that they love and are good for them too!

Posted by: stephanie | Mar 12, 2007 11:16:06 AM

this is mental.
i love your dog.
bring him over, so our dogs can play

Posted by: Rich Binell | Mar 13, 2007 11:18:16 AM

Ha Ha! Runny and Icky! I love the yogie on the face!

Posted by: Cubby | Mar 13, 2007 10:53:10 PM

Shelby reminds me of our Suzee. She looks just like her. Our puppy passed away after 10 years and we've not found another like her after 3 years. She was like an angel to us. We miss her terribly but Shelby brings us wonderful memories. Thanks so much.

Posted by: Larry Moreau | Mar 14, 2007 8:20:26 PM

Dear Winnie, it is so great to see Shelby enjoying her breakfast with yogurt with gusto. Did her mysterious bouts with welts on her muzzle and her vomitting finally subside so that you could determine
which kibble or fresh foods to feed her to avoid future upsets? Would cutting out all
treats, except raw bones, and maybe greenies, or fresh foods be enough?

Posted by: Jade | Mar 15, 2007 2:40:33 PM

Yes, Shelby is feeling much better, and back to her old antics of begging dor everything. We identified the culprit as Chicken. She's allergic to it. And now that she's eating hypo allergetic food, all is right with Shelby's digestive system.

Posted by: Winnie | Mar 15, 2007 6:21:32 PM

Thank you for answering my questions.
I am glad you found that Chicken brought about Shelby's woes. I think lots of dog food manufacturers use fillers, and other
unwholesome, unsanitary and unnatural products to satisfy their profits and do not use a high grade of protein or freshness. Thank goodness we can have the
naughty antics of Shelby for many years to
come. We love her so dearly!

Posted by: Jade | Mar 15, 2007 6:47:48 PM

wa-ha! little puggie yogurt face! most cute!

Posted by: sonia | Mar 21, 2007 11:09:39 AM

She seemed to say, "cant you see I'm a little busy now mommy??!! May I ask what brand/kind of yogurt you give Shelby? Lucy would love it! One more question, are you ever troubled with tear stains? I am constantly being asked if I put blush on her! I of course go with it and say yeah, cuz she's such a diva!Love to Shelby!!!

Posted by: Nilda & Lucy the Pug | Mar 23, 2007 6:34:45 AM

We feed her moutain high, but any plain yogurt is fine.

No problems with tear stains, but that's probably because Shelby's mask is still pretty dark.

Posted by: Winnie | Mar 23, 2007 8:10:32 AM

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