Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tobi in the New House

Tobi in the New House, originally uploaded by morganloomis.

Poor Tobi, she had to deal with moving to a new house. She doesn't even like it when we move furniture around.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011


I'm trying out mounting a GoPro camera on Miles. Need to find a more stable solution, but this is still pretty fun:

MilesCam Test from Morgan Loomis on Vimeo.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Miles' Second Owie

The other weekend I took Miles to the dog park, and after a couple minutes I noticed he was being very submissive and defensive around this one very playful dog, which is a bit out of character. A little later, after we ran down the beach, I saw he had a rip in his side, and so he must have been bit. His skin tears so easily, and it was a thumb sized hole and a flap of skin, so off to the vet for some more staples!

Miles Wound #2

Luckily he heals quickly, too, so we just got the staples out after a week and a half. For a little while everyone was getting pills in the morning: Miles on antibiotics for his cut, Tobi on antibiotics for her cold, and Nina for being Nina.

Tobi has a Cold

Tobi and Miles both got a cold recently, it was a bit sad and a bit funny. Miles was generally confused and frustrated, which is how he usually reacts to any kind of change. He would randomly go into these wheezing fits and stare at you like "How do I stop this?"
Tobi was just a wet mess, constantly sneezing and blowing gobs of snot everywhere. At this point in her life, though, she takes any kind of medical problem in stride.

Meet Hoa

We got another duck, a companion for Ferdinand. His name is Hoa, which means friend in Maori. They're like two peas in a pod.

Ferdinand and Hoa

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Poor Nina

What's the Password?, originally uploaded by morganloomis.

Nina's kind of in a bad patch right now. Her red blood cell count is the worst it's been in over a year. Her health is a roller coaster ride, day to day she'll be energetic and then lethargic. She's been going into the vet every couple weeks for blood tests, to try to find the right dosages of the right medicines to keep her stable. Our vet is great, but no one really knows what to do for her, so now we're trying everything at once. Antibiotics twice a day, prednisone and cyclosporine ever day, and leukeran every other day. It's a pretty rough regimin, and we feel bad for her. But yesterday when we brought her home she was out chasing bugs in the back yard, so you never know.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Miles' First Owie

We were warned that the whippets are healthy, except for their proclivity for running into and off of things. So this will undoubtedly be the first of many speed wounds:
3 staples, not bad.