Saturday, June 27, 2009

Unnecessary Payment

At Dr. Steve's Cure-All Clinic, we are a pro-bono practice. We like to help pups and don't require any form of payment. However, Mango insisted that he pay me for his prescription. His payment arrived this week and wow, it was great!

He sent me this cool Spiderman toy. I guess being a doctor is just like being a superhero. You can see that I couldn't wait to get my paws on Spiderman.

These yummy bones were also in the box.
Kat and I both found them delicious!
One really cool thing that Mango sent was this blanket for Nurse Kat. It says "Nurses Week 2009" and is from a hospital in Texas. It's perfect for Nurse Kat since she is also from Texas. Mom put the blanket on the couch where Kat always sleeps.
Here's a close up so you can see the logo.
Even Wilbur got something. I'm sure he will want to eat his Friskies out of this mug if he can get it away from Mom!
Last but certainly not least, there was card in the box. Kat thought it was very sweet. Actually, we all did.
Thanks Mango and family! We really appreciate the gifts!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

In honor of Dakota

It's with sad hearts that we post in honor of our dear friend, Dakota, who passed away yesterday, surrounded by her mom and dad. Dakota was a sweet pup and our mom was fortunate enough to meet her in April and witness first-hand what a happy girl Dakota was and how she brought joy to her family.

To Dakota's family -- Mom, Dad, Phantom and Thunder -- we thank you for sharing Dakota with us via your blog. We enjoyed reading her stories and looking at her pictures and videos.

Steve, Kat, and Wilbur

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Huffle is the best

One of our favorite cats, Huffle Mawson, who we might like better than Wilbur, sent us a present - a box full of Happy Hearts cookies! We were so surprised yesterday when the brown truck guy dropped it off! Mom didn't let us open the box until after our walk.

Look how huge the box is!
Steve thought the cards was so sweet.
I was super excited about the giant cookie!
Then we got to the best part... sampling!
Thank you Huffle!

PS. Please remember Dakota in your thoughts after her accident and keep your paws crossed that Laska comes home.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Steve plays fetch!

I have been in hiding after Steve posted the incriminating video of me being brushed. No self-respecting Siberian wants to be brushed and so I'm pretty sure that was Wilbur in a Sibe suit in that video. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Steve likes to say that no Siberian plays fetch, even though that is one of my favorite games. Well, I found this video of Steve that proves he doesn't always listen to his own rules.

Did you see how he just ran right into the tree limbs? That's one determined Sibe!

I'm still looking for some even more embarrassing stuff to post about Steve.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

More Prescriptions

I've gotten a bit behind on my prescription writing. The weather here has been really nice, so I've taken a bit of a vacation from the clinic, but I'm back now. I try to answer treatment requests in the order I receive them, but Star and Jack sent in an urgent request for their dad. In case you haven't heard, their dad really hurt his foot. He has a giant thing he has to wear on his foot to make it better (it looks like a cone for the foot to me) and his foot is very colorful, but not in a good way. You all know I mostly prescribe treatment for dogs, but I am not against helping out a human every once in a while. After all, they need all the help they can get!

For Star and Jack's dad, I am recommending that Star and Jack start growing and shedding fur at an accelerated pace. They should collect all their extra fur and use some heavy-duty duct tape to tape the fur all over their dad's foot. Obviously he needs some extra padding down their to prevent injury and I'm certain that paw fur will do the trick. Now while the paw fur will help him heal physically, I also care about the emotional well-being of my patients and have taken care of that as well. I recommend Star and Jack's dad eat one gallon of ice cream per day. Ice cream makes everyone feel better. He should take a bite, then give one bite to Star (ladies first) and then a bite to Jack and then repeat until the gallon is consumed. I know from experience that nothing makes a human happier than giving a Siberian ice cream. Feel better, Dad-a-roo!

I'm also going to address some canine treatment requests. Mya wrote in with this troubling issue:
Oh Dr Steve!! What a wonderful job woo have done!! So noble! Can woo scribe me a cure? I need to get rid of a rash, called COCO!!! Haroooooo!!!!!

Mya Boo Boo
Normally I would say that flattery won't get you anywhere, but it will at this clinic (just not as far as treats will get you.) I've decided to take a different approach to Mya's problem. I don't think she needs to be rid of CoCo, I just think she should make CoCo her sidekick. I know Mya has a love for countersurfing, so if CoCo was her sidekick, CoCo would be convieniently located near Mya at all times in case Mya needs to appear innocent of any crimes. I'm sure CoCo is good for some entertainment as well. Chasing, chewing, wrestling... all good activities for a sidekick. I hope this helps, Mya!

Finally, Benson wrote in with this problem:
we have a very serious case for you. Benson is a scaredy-dog. he is afraid of everything - humans, dogs, cats, flies (yes, flies!), food, baths, birds, and more. what would you prescribe for this poor little scardey-dog? Benson would really appreciate your help.

What a problem! I'm a bit shocked at this as I know Benson loves to go to the dog park, but with all of his fears, I'd think he'd be afraid to set one paw outside his house! I think a slow introduction of objects to Benson would be best. I think that Benson's mom should get him a new stuffie every day that looks like something he fears. Then Benson can chew it and teach it who's boss and realize he's got nothing to be afraid of! Good luck, Benson! I'd hate for you to miss out on any fun dog park times.
Well, that's all I've got for today, but I have several other treatment requests to catch up on.
Until next time,
Dr. Steve

Monday, June 15, 2009

Swimming in the ocean

Last month we posted about our adventure to Whidbey Island (Part 1 and Part 2). Over Memorial Day weekend, we went back and visited Deception Pass State Park again. We went on a longer hike and then went swimming.

Here's a video of our swimming. We had some fun chasing rocks and trying to figure out those wave things. I also had a staring contest with a boat.

Here's a picture with the cool bridge in the background.
Notice how we didn't really pose for the picture Mom wanted. We are such good Siberians!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kat Hates Being Brushed

Kat says she hates it when Mom brushes her. I have video evidence that might indicate otherwise.

If Kat asks, you didn't hear about this from me.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Furry 5k

We went to the Furry 5K on Sunday. It was pretty fun. We had a hard time finding a parking spot, so Steve and I were all wound up by the time we got out of the car, as visible in this video.

The Furry 5K is in a park along Lake Washington. Apparently dogs aren't supposed to get in the lake at the park so this police officer had to tell everyone, "Your dog can get a drink but it can't set one paw into the lake." So we took our picture instead. Mom felt bad for the officer because she had to pretty much tell a constant stream of people to keep their dog out of the lake.
There were tons of dogs and humans at the Furry 5K. Mom took this video at the starting line.

I was pretty pooped on the way home!
I can't wait for the Furry 5K next year!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Backyard Helping

Mom and Dad has been working hard in our backyard, but not as hard as we have been working. Mom and Dad hope to have grass planted in the entire yard within the next couple weeks, so Kat and I have doubled our efforts to help.

Our yard used to have some bamboo bushes and Dad has been digging them up. You can see him in the background of this picture. Notice what a great job I'm doing at keeping dirt out of the hole where he had just removed some bamboo roots.
Here's a closer look.
Yard work is hard but I just know it will be worth it when Kat and I have nice, soft grass to run on while we play chase!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Portrait of Steve

Huffle posted a picture of herself on her stairs the other day. So I thought I'd post this picture of me at the top of my stairs. I'm really not supposed to go upstairs much. There are only three rooms up there: Wilbur's room, the guest bedroom and the guest bathroom. The door is always closed to the guest bedroom and usually to the bathroom and then there is a baby gate across the entrance to Wilbur's room. So when I do go upstairs, all I can do is sit on the landing.

Monday, June 1, 2009


I talked about my Missouri grandparents being here a few weeks ago. While they were here, Mom bought some strawberries and my grandma made some short cake. Here's a picture of Mom's bowl.
Looks delicious, doesn't it? Not to be left out, I got some too. Here's my bowl
Notice anything missing? That's right, the shortcake! I am sure I would love shortcake. After all, I love cupcakes, as I demonstrated when I stole eight of them off the stove when Mom wasn't looking. (I'll fess up to that because Dad wasn't home, Kat was with Mom and Wilbur would have looked really fat if he had done it, so it was pretty obvious it was me.) Also, I may or may not have been involved in the frosting incident of 2007.

So I'm not sure what I should have done. Should I have complained and risked not getting anything or just politely taken my bowl without the shortcake? What do you pups think?

PS. For the record, I didn't complain and I waited patiently to eat my strawberries and cool whip.