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25 September 2004 @ 08:46 pm
Sydney's on a diet - like the rest of us. :P  
We took Sydney to the vet today for her annual check up and were a little shocked when the receptionist handed us a survey to fill out because Sydney is now considered a "senior pet." Honestly, I still think of her as a puppy - and I can't imagine that seven years have gone by since we got her. We were also told that she gained about three pounds since her last vet visit...Ooops! :P So they gave us some "extra low calorie" food samples to take with us and told us that Sydney needed to go on a diet. :P Poor doggie will have to join us in our low-cal diet from now on - she's lost her girlish figure. ;)

In non-doggie news, I finally made an appointment to get my hair done. :) It's like pulling teeth to get me to go to the hairdresser - I hate it so much. :P The funny thing is that when I'm there, I always vow to go on a more regular basis... but, of course, I never do. So I'm always embarrassed when I have to face my hairstylist with my long dark roots. :P If I were daring enough, I'd try to dye it myself, but I don't think I am, at least not right now. :)

And finally, I can't believe that it was exactly three years ago yesterday that I started Kevin's web site. :) A lot has happened in three years and working on his site has taken me to such wonderful places like LA and NYC too many times to mention. :) Kevin himself has changed so much through the years that I've known him, getting much more serious about his career in the last two and a half years. I've loved every minute of running his site - there have been ups and downs (like anything, I suppose) but through it all, I wouldn't have traded my experiences for anything! :)

And as a side note, Dave renewed the domain name for another year. :) Woo hoo! :D

Hope you all have a nice evening - I'm off to try to pull the hubby away from the TV and force encourage him to exercise. ;)
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Shannon: Teddybourriquet76 on September 25th, 2004 11:02 pm (UTC)
My original sheltie had trouble keeping his youthful figure too. ;o) Current sheltie is over 30lbs, but huge and the vet keeps saying he needs to gain weight (he's the size of a short collie). Innova makes a great "senior" dog food if you're going that route, all natural ingredients too. Ted only eats 1 cup a day, since it's high protein.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on September 25th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for letting me know about Innova dog food. Mark & I are currently feeding Sydney Eukanuba, but are really in the market for another brand - and all natural ingredients are a definite plus. :)

Sydney is pretty small for a sheltie and she was the runt of her litter. ;) She's 21 lbs but the vet says she's really overweight. :P I think it just means she's happy. :)
Shannonbourriquet76 on September 26th, 2004 08:02 am (UTC)
My mom is the expert on that kind of stuff. I'll see if she's got a link or two I can post for you. She sent me a list of the top 10 dog foods awhile back. I know Innova was on it and several other specialty brands. Most are a bit more expensive, but I think it balances out by the less food you need to feed them. She has show collies and her biggest (60-some lbs) only eats 1.5 cups a day, he's considered a performance dog too.
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on September 26th, 2004 09:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'd really appreciate that! :) Thanks so much! :)
Shannonbourriquet76 on September 26th, 2004 09:13 pm (UTC)
Here is her email to me:

http://classiquebmds.homestead.com/WDJTopTenFoods.html This is an older list but the foods that are there remain there. Whole Dog Journal asked NOT to have their stuff reprinted without permission so you may not ever find this year's list. I have it at home (Feb.'04 issue). However this article relates the stuff the magazine editors use to decide which foods make the cut:) The ones I distinctly remember being there this year are "Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul"(or something like that) & "Newman's Own" (Paul Newman Brand) and of course the only organic one "Karma" made by Natura Pet who make INNOVA & California Natural (www.naturapet.com) www.canidae.com is what my dogs eat now. Doesn't hurt to read the company's info.
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on September 26th, 2004 09:28 pm (UTC)
Wow - thanks so much for the link - I took a quick look at it and it looks extremely helpful in making our decision. I'll have to show it to Mark so we can decide on a new diet regime for Sydney. :) Thanks so much again for all the great information! :)
ex_angeldove677 on September 25th, 2004 11:18 pm (UTC)
Poor Sydney. Me and her both have to be on a diet. :P

Pretty nice website. I assume Kevin is a broadway actor. At first, I thought he is your husband. Duh. I need to read more.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 25th, 2004 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, you really DO NOT need to go on a diet! You're perfect the way you are... I don't know what those people at your church were talking about. :P

And thanks for visiting the web site. :) Kevin is a broadway (and LA stage) actor. :) And I guess I should really put up a picture of Mark on my user page, huh? ;) How bad of me to have a photo of Kevin up and not my own hubby!
ex_angeldove677 on September 25th, 2004 11:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you, Sheri. I think the people at church can be real naive sometime. They think they're not doing anything wrong, and just being outspoken. Ah, well.

Hehehe....yeah, you can add Mark's picture too on your user info. But you know I've seen your husband pic on your little icon with the two of you. But yeah, anyone who doesn't know you...can mistaken Kevin easily as your husband. If Chandra didn't tell me that your husband is Japanese, I wouldn't have a second thought that the guy next to you is your husband. You don't need to take out Kevin's...you can just add your husband's there too...whichever you like.
Expresso Maniac: Red Highlightsexpressomaniac on September 26th, 2004 12:07 am (UTC)
aww poor Sydney - when was her last vet visit?

I love getting my hair done but I always wonder if my hair guy (Wayne) wishes I would be more daring with my hair...but I'm not. just the usual thanks! heehee
what color do you get it dyed? I used to do my own - a burgandy color then stopped then went to Wayne and had it professionally done (highlights - check out my icon to see it) and those didn't stay in too long even tho I was told they never fade...it's ALL gone now.
now my hair color is all natural.
Sheri: Sydney is...shutterbug93 on September 26th, 2004 08:55 pm (UTC)
She actually had her last vet visit right after she recovered from her illness last year in December... We tried to tell the vet that the 18 pounds that she was last time was because she was still recovering from her illness, but still the vet said she was getting overweight. :(

And your hair looks great! I love that color on you! Whenever I go, I usually get the same light brown highlights... I've wanted to be a bit more daring too, but then I chicken out whenever I get there. :P I guess it's hard to tell from my icon (it's so small) but that picture was taken the last time I got my hair done. :)
karmastyx: Brock made by careleswhisperkarmastyx on September 26th, 2004 12:43 am (UTC)
Awww poor Sydney shouldn't have to be on a diet!!! We feed Brock Science Diet. I think they make a seniors formula. We took Brock last week to the vet for his shots, and well he weighs.... 101 pounds. Still growing too. He hasn't filled out all the way. I'm kinda nervous about how much bigger he'll get. I'll give a link to the website for Science Diet.

Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on September 26th, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC)
101 pounds! :o WOW - Brock sure is a big boy! :)

And I've heard good things about Science Diet. :) In fact, one of the samples of low-calorie food the vet gave us to try was Science Diet. :) Thanks for the link! We'll definitely have to look in to it. :)
chandra on September 26th, 2004 03:18 am (UTC)
SADI is a smaller Sheltie too. She was 18 pounds last time I weighed her. The vet said that's a good weight for her.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on September 26th, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC)
18 pounds is the ideal weight for Sydney... though we can't seem to keep her at that. I think she needs more exercise... But Sydney's been as big as 23 pounds (about three years ago) and has gone down to as little as 17 pounds (when she was REALLY ill last year...) so it varies.
queenstacey on September 26th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC)
So both Syd and I are on a diet. I need to lose like 50 lbs. LOL
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on September 26th, 2004 09:01 pm (UTC)
Oh my, Stacey - you SO don't need to lose weight at all! You're beautiful just the way you are! :)
Sabinesabine10 on September 26th, 2004 11:22 am (UTC)
Poor Sydney. Esp. you can't explain that it's healthy to have a girlish figure. :) Lauser was too big for a Sheltie and so I'm not sure, but I think, normally Shelties weigh around 10 kilo.

Actually, I again wanted try to let grow my hair but if I look into the mirror, I'm relative sure that I'll go to the hairdresser, soon. I hate to sit there but I like the head massage when they wash the hair. :)

Hope you had (or having) a nice Sunday, Sheri.

Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on September 26th, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC)
I think that after Sydney got ill last year, we were so happy when she started eating again that we overdid it a little. :P Now poor doggie will have to diet with us. ;)

Oh, I think you'd look wonderful if you decided to grow out your hair. :) And I think that I dread sitting at the hairdresser's too.. You're right though, I do like the head massage when they wash my hair, it's so relaxing. :)

Nice to hear from you, Sabine. I've been thinking a lot about you this weekend. *HUGS* to you!