Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Bye Bye Carpet! Hello Laminate!!

Yes dear Ziva has had her wicked way with the carpet now, not content with the grass looking like moon craters! she was very insistent that the carpet was going to look the same.
We have tried so very hard stopping her but the size she is and with those massive teeth and the special pads that Malamutes have (they are very rough pads designed to grip the snow and ice and their claws open and retract rather like a cats for added grip)!  saving out carpet was something that was not going to last too long.

It took just 2 minutes last week when my back was turned - I have learnt that if Ziva is not within seeing distance you know she is up to something!
When I caught up with her the damage was done, so pictures came next, no good moaning now the deed had been done.

So Goodbye Carpet
and hello laminate flooring

as you can see Ziva is always willing to help!!

and then it all gets too much for the three of them!
However once Sunday evening arrived the job was completed - except for the edging of course, and most of the furniture placed back.  Jazz thinks its an ice skating rink - she will have to slow up, and Ziva looks at home.  I shall put a rug through the middle but overall delighted with the outcome, should have done it years ago!  The 'dust bunnies' as I call them will be easy with the hoover brush and I have a special flooring mop! for cleaning.  Today is Tuesday and it feels like it has always been down, yesterdays wet paw prints have disappeared and little Jazz is slowing up, rug for the middle arrives tomorrow - very happy with just one thought.........


Thursday, 5 September 2013

OK Mum! You can stop feeding me now!!!

What a week last week was with Ziva!  She is now six month old and growing bigger still by the day.
Now Malamutes can eat!  Believe you me they eat like there is no tomorrow, food in bowl one minutes gone the next so imagine our bewilderment and worry last week when she refused her breakfast! her midday meal and then her tea too, in fact this went on for two days.  I mean in in four months she has grown from this:

With our youngest David on the 11th May 2013

To this:

Ziva six months old 2 September 2013

That is some growth in such a short few months, she is now approx three quarters of her adult size.
Well I hunted through my favourite Malamute websites to see why she was refusing her food.  Would appear that Mum ME!! had over stuffed her with food! And she no longer required all the protein and the massive amount of food she needed in those first months.  I must admit I had been increasing and increasing her food and she was having three meals a day.
Well to say that the Waste! In the garden was being produced by the bucketful would not be an under estimate.
This week ZIVA is back to her normal happy self, two meals a day and now on a fish diet after all she would eat seal in her home country of Alaska.  What a change in just a few days.
Few pictures below to look at, she loves the water, whether it be the sea or the hose pipe or a bucket of water.

She has two male admirers!!  Ralph, a toy poodle at dog training classes  which we still attend, just because it is such a fun morning, and Alfie a Cockapoo who she plays with on the fields.  Have  also
met a beautiful white husky, they had a real rough game together, such a difference in the size between the malamute and the husky, the husky could sure run the socks off  ZIVA at the moment!  Huskies are for the quick pull and running hard, Malamutes are for the long heavy pull, steady but sure for hours or end

That looks like one of my kind heading this way!

First introductions

Starting the game

Getting competetive

Rest needed, very hard work all this playing

Time for home - I don't think so!


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