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We’re clear!

Good news about Milka’s health! Milka spent the day at the vet today to undergo various tests. His glucose curve results came back normal for the first time since I discovered he had diabetes. (A glucose curve shows when the … Continue reading

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Milka to the rescue…?

Another volunteer visit to the old folks home last night. We usually stick to the same areas – the front lobby, the karaoke lounge, or the fourth floor but as soon as we walked through the doors, Milka yanked me … Continue reading

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Hot turquoise booty shorts!

I hate to say it, but Milka’s diabetes symptoms (drinking excessive amounts of water, urinating frequently) are not improving. It’s been a few weeks on insulin now so we tested him. Not good. The vet suggested I increase the amount … Continue reading

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Milka has diabetes

Milka had been drinking a bit more water than usual for the past week so I took him to the vet for some tests. Turns out that he is diabetic. I wasn’t even aware that dogs could get diabetes. The … Continue reading

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Milka firsts

Milka has experienced a few firsts lately, including: –>immortalization! My mom had a portrait made of Milka by a local Nanaimo artist! –>watermelon. He loved it! –>cucumber. He loved it! –>rode in a Jeep with the top down. It was … Continue reading

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Summer cycling

Since Milka can’t go to dog parks or go for walks for a few weeks because he hurt his back (he has inflamed discs) – we are going on lots of bike rides. He rides in a basket/box at the … Continue reading

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Milka’s 15 minutes of fame

Milka is big – in Taiwan. Lydia, Milka’s rescuer in Taiwan, linked to this blog last week once Milka passed the test to become a pet therapy dog. Then two Taiwanese newspapers picked up the story, and three Taiwanese television … Continue reading

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Milka stays in Vancouver

Renee was very nice again and looked after Milka while we were on holidays for a week. Take a look at what he was up to while we were away. http://www.flickr.com/photos/97064153@N00/4097101033/

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Milka learns how to swim

During the heat wave, we throught of creative ways to cool Milka down. We soaked a bandana in cold water and tied it loosely around his neck. We added ice cubes to his water. And we took him swimming! Surprisingly, … Continue reading

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