Thursday, February 21, 2013

Exercise Time!

     Sometimes in the winter time where I live, it gets really cold and it is difficult to go on walks with Sunny and Charlie. With all the snow and ice, they get really cold and snow always sticks to their feet and legs. This dilemma led my brother, Jimmy, and I to get a bit creative.
     Since we have a treadmill, Jimmy and I decided that we would try to teach Sunny and Charlie to run on it. We figured that it would be sort of like one of those special dog treadmills except bigger. Charlie was not too keen on the idea so he just watched but surprisingly, Sunny actually ran on it. Of course, he had to be bribed with treats and we didn't turn the treadmill on too fast, but it was amazing that he actually stayed on and ran for a while.
     Although most of the time we take them for walks, it is always fun to see if Sunny and Charlie will still run on our treadmill!
You can see us holding a treat for Sunny to run for!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Pie and Midnight, you are both my valentines!! Although I can't get you chocolates (that would be very bad for your health) I can provide some yogurt chips!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Brazillian Mascot

Sunny in his homemade mascot outfit
This past summer my brother was in a soccer camp where there were several teams, each a different country. Since my brother was on Team Brazil, Sunny became the mascot!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Boiler Vet Camp II

Me with my arm in Buttercup's rumen
This is Buttercup, the "donor cow"
One of the really cool things that we did at the Junior Boiler Vet Camp was getting to stick our arms into a cow's rumen. If you were wondering, the whole in Buttercup's side doesn't hurt her and it actually saves other cows because she gives rumen fluids to cows in need. Also, when we all had our arms in her, she couldn't feel that either! It was mostly just chewed up grass because there aren't any digestive acids in the rumen, and we could also feel the rumen rotating and moving. It was a really neat experience.