Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fashion Nugget

Just yesterday I was all busy snoozeling and being that sweet and angelic boy of innocence that you all know me to be...
...while my Stinkbutt Brother, the evil beast prone to the hatching of plans both evil and beastly, sat perched in his stuffy nest. And what is done in a nest, I ask? Things are HATCHED in a nest. Like evil plans, for example.
I should have known to stay away from Big Pupi when he began to separate his tool stuffies from the other stuffies (ones which lack all usefulness when it comes to building and construction).
Before I knew what was what I found myself donning my brother's latest creation: The Squirrel Vest.
He checked it for size and, upon realizing that he didn't know a Small from a Medium (let alone how to measure), declared the slightly-too-snug Squirrel Vest to be his best invention to date.
"It will keep you toasty in the frostiest of weather!" Big Pupi trumpeted before he clamored back in to his stuffy nest. "It'll fight a chill, battle fashion faux-pas and beat boredom! In fact, once I get my hands on a few REAL squirrels, this vest will offer private hunting lessons!"

Being the lovely-in-spirit, gentle-in-manner and sweet-in-temperament beast that you all know me to be, I decided to pose all nice-like for Big Pupi's fasion look book (available next March).
He then paid me in chewies. And by "paid" I mean that he didn't beat me up and take my chewie away within the first 10 seconds of my quality chew-time.
I do have to give my brother some credit... this squirrel vest does good things for the ol' figure. Just wait 'til you see my hiney in this!

Check it.


P.S. - Big Pupi just got his 2010-11 Rabies titer result and once AGAIN his test came back as "protective"!! That means his last Rabies shot is STILL providing him with adequate immunity and there is no need to vaccinate. Actually, according to BP's vet, he's got a far GREATER ratio of antibodies than is required to "pass" the test.

BP hasn't received an actual Rabies vaccine injection since 2004, which means he's going into his 6th year of viable immunity from just ONE shot. Not too long ago my brother and I tested "protective" for our DHPP and avoided those vaccines as well. Mom wishes she could send Big Pupi's results to the Rabies Challenge Fund to help in their quest to reduce Rabies vaccination schedules to 5 and eventually 7-year increments. So far Big Pupi has proven that the 3-year vaccine (which is essentially the same as the 1-year) is viable for twice that time. Not too shabby.

In case you don't remember, my folks decided to stop vaccinating us through injection a few years ago because of a health scare. When Big Pupi received his last Rabies injection he developed a large lump at the injection site that grew hard and didn't move with his skin (movement would indicate a cyst and be less cause for worry). It lasted for over 2 years, and just as the vet was going to biopsy the lump to check for cancer the mass began to shrink. THREE YEARS after the original injection the lump went away.

Because of his history, our new vet doesn't want to vaccinate Big Pupi ever again for anything, and my folks couldn't agree more with this decision. As an added bonus, I also get to avoid any injected vaccines with good titer results. So... here's hoping for many more years of "protective" titer results and two healthy beasts!


Niamh said...

That is some stuffie pile guys! We are very concerned about you walking around with all those squirrels on your back Stan. What if another dog sees them and thinks they are real squirrels and tries to get them?

Congrats on Big Pupi's titer results.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Nelly said...

You are sooo lucky to have such a fashion conscious brother. I love the squirrel vest and wish I had one ... it would be great to roll about in.
We are very excited at BP's titer results. It proves that puppies are being over vaccinated the whole world over. Mummy once heard vaccination being called 'vet's pension scheme'

Nelly x

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fun squirrel jacket! Big Pupi could be famous for his latest creation, Stan!
Mom agrees that we doggies are over-vaccinated by our vets too!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Scout 'n Freyja said...

You is just so handsome and such a furry nice big brofur.

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo two are as handsome as evFUR!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Joe Stains said...

wow, um ya. wow. We need to make sure Tanner and BP never meet.

Mango said...

Thanks for your link about nommy foodables. I am feeling much better on my medicine kibble, but it sure tastes like crap. Momma says that she is going to discuss this more with the vet when she calls for my poop update.


tadpole said...

Oh dear. This just made me laugh.

parlance said...

I just love that stuffies nest!
Regarding the vaccinations, I've been agonising a little about the number of vaccinations that are the norm in Australia.

I reckon some pharmaceutical companies must be making a fortune.

Matt | o2h2d2 said...

Hey, I eat raw meat too!

Coco - The Princess said...

so, no more evil injections still!? what does your mommy do when she takes you to places that require proof of vaccination??? like when my mommy takes us to get our nails grinded, she had to prove that we had our vaccines. and every year the county we live in makes me prove that my girls have been vaccinated.

Coco - The Princess said...

Shared the info with my mom and she and I are going to talk to our vets about doing the same thing...why vaccinate if they still have the antibodies!

Thank you SO much!

<3 The Mommy