About Me

Alberta, Canada
What's My Deal? - - - There is so much to say, but I will give you the basics in regards to this blog. I am a Canadian 20 something woman married to a wonderful man, and we are the parents to our wondeful son who was born in the fall of 2010. As you will read, I am a supporter of breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, and so much more, but mostly learning about babies! Oh, and I also love reading blogs and playing jigsaw online!!! I blog to share things that I have learned, read, heard and experienced.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

These Pups Are Taking My Breath Away

For the last week or so we have been taking care of my friend Michelles Puppy.  Roxy is a 6 month old Rotweiller/Mastiff Cross.
She is a very good dog, but very different from what we are used to.  Roxy is so much larger than Kobe.  Kobe jumps up a lot when he says hello, but he only reaches our knees.  When Roxy jumps up she can reach our faces and can knock me over.  She also LOVES to kiss, ALOT.  Which is funny cause when we were choosing out breed of dog, I wanted a non kisser, non shedder, and the list goes on.  Because Roxy is a pup she is still fairly clumsy and doesn't know that she can't step on us or push us around.  Roxy lives with a 7 and 3 year old, and probably plays like this all the time, we however, aren't used to it.  So, lots of adjusting for us. 
She is a sweetie though, who is full of love and loves affection.
We had a rough go a the dog park and Roxy stayed by my side the whole time, she basically just jumped on me non stop.  It was very frustrating.  I didn't want to yell at her, or knee her down as we were illegal visitors at the SPCA fenced dog park.  You need a membership to attend.  I went though because I was with a friend who is a member and we needed the fenced area for Roxy.
Her and Kobe play for hours though.  It is crazy to watch and VERY exhausting.  It is the same game over and over.  Roxy bites Kobe's neck, and at the same time, Kobe bites Roxy's leg.  It is very cute though how well they play together!  (Pictures below)

On another note, I had diagnosed myself a couple months ago as having Asthma.  It seemed like everytime I was outside walking the dog or whatever, the cold air really hurt my lungs.  I was short of breath to the point where I couldn't catch my breath very well and was gasping for air.  I would then cough for a at least a solid hour after stopping my "exercise".
Yesterday was the last straw, I took the dogs for a quick 15 minute walk and barely made it home.  I was very scared and didn't know if I would actually make it home and survive.  Once I got home, and was able to breath enough to talk, I called my doctor and got in right away.  I told him I thought maybe it was Asthma, so he listened to my lungs from the front and back and says "okay, lets go and get you an inhaler"  This will be a temporary fix until I get in to see the specialist to be properly diagnosed. I look forward to a proper diagnoses and to be prescribed the proper medication for my particular issues. 
But....I have been using the inhaler since last night as recommended, and tonight after work, I walked the dogs and could breathe.  After 20 minutes of walking I was still alive, so we went for a nice big walk!  It is so great to be able to walk or do anything, and be able to breath and not feel like dying afterwards either!!!!! 

And people say that I shouldn't self diagnose.  I do this all the time, and I am always correct!!

As mentioned, below are some pics of the pups!!!! 


  1. Roxy looks like a very pretty dog! I hear you on the adjusting to a different dog though! Jimi has been here a little over a week and we are kinda counting down the days until he is going home! I feel bad for him though because I know he really misses his usual home/routine/humans.

    As for the asthma, I'm glad you didn't die on the walk! That's good that your dr fit you in right away!

  2. Awww, Kobe will probably miss Roxy when she's gone! They look like they are having lots of fun.

    Sorry to hear about the asthma - it can be a pain, but as long as you have your inhaler, life is pretty normal! My mom and my brother have always had it, and D does too. It would probably make running a bit difficult! But I'm glad the walking is going better now. It's very scary when you can't breathe.

  3. I always self diagnose myself and I'm usually 95% correct. I can go into a doctors office and TELL them what I have, they check me out and yes, sure enough I have what I said. So basically I go to the docs to get the perscription since I dunno what meds I need to buy off the black market. haha kidding

    I love Roxy. I love that breed cross and how big she is and she is beautiful. I've always loved all dogs though so I'm not biased.
    More so I'm biased to Ko-Buddy since I love him.

    I'm glad you're feeling better and experiencing the fatigue of a dog larger than yourself. haha


  4. I like to self diagnose too. I'm usually right too.
    Roxy looks a lot like Kalib. He's a Rotti Sheppard.
    I'm gonna mail you some scarves for Kobe.