Howdy, friends!

I would like to wish all of our Mom’s a belated Happy Mother’s Day.

I got my Mom a super cool card:

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I spent Sunday being the best son a mom could hope for. Well, after I woke Mom at 7:20. What can I say, I’m not perfect.

Anywho, we woke up, ate breakfast, and headed out to the flea market to see Dad. We only stayed for a tiny bit because Mom didn’t want to be there but is really trying to get me used to being in the car. Going to the flea market is a 20 minute ride each way.

Mom was really sad yesterday. She told Dad it was the first Mother’s Day where she felt incomplete. As most of you know, Mom doesn’t have human children. She never felt inadequate as a woman before because her heart has always been full of love for Mya, Khia, Jamison, myself, and all the other animals in our house. This year, Mom felt really lonely and hurt. She said she was surprised by the hurt and loss she felt. It’s just like if it were human children that passed…she can have more dogs, but they’ll never replace the ones that are gone.

I worked REALLY hard to cheer her up. I mean REALLY hard. You will never guess what I did for her….

I WENT SWIMMING!!!!

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Notice my smile fading as I get closer to the water???

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I hated EVERY single second of it but boy did it make Mom happy for the 15 minutes we were in the pool. The things we do for our parents.

To make matters worse, I had to have a bath right after because of the chlorine in the pool. Ugh!

After that we were all exhausted and took a long, wonderful nap. We slept right until dinner time!

Sleeping. That brings up an interesting issue. Ever since Khia….left (I can’t say the other word), I have nightmares almost every night. Mom and Dad know it’s different than my typical dreaming because lately I cry and howl. I don’t even howl while I’m awake!Β Mom hung up a dream catcher but it’s not working. I don’t sleep alone – I curl up with Mom or Dad.Β Does anyone have any suggestions? I would really appreciate your input.

Finally, you might recall Jamison’s incident from the other day. Mom did some research and one of the common causes that she came across for poop outside of the litter box Β was constipation. Yesterday she was in the bathroom where Jamison’s litter box is and he came in to do his business. Sure enough, it seems he is constipated. He was struggling to go and when he finally did go, it was small little pieces. Although he’s mean and untrustworthy, I hate to see him suffer. Does anyone have any suggestions for this issue?

Well, I have to go get ready for Mom to come home from work. It’s my favorite time of day! Talk to you all soon!

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About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. Noodle, you are a real trooper. I know you love your Mom a whole lot! Oh, and tell her to try hair ball medicine for Jamison. That will probably take care of the problem, so says my Mom. Personally, I have no experience in this. Do NOT use Vaseline.

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  2. maggie0019 says:

    awwww…how nice is that!!!!!

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  3. colinandray says:

    Hi Noodle buddy! It was no nice to see pics of you with your Mom and Dad and everybody looking happy. Hope they’ll be many more. Woof! Ray.

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  4. corkscot says:

    I thought that I was one of the few people that got cards from their fur children. I am glad that your mom got one too. The Scotties hate the water and feel your pain about the pool. None of them like the water. I haven’t tried Sophie in the pool yet. She is too scary to begin with and I can’t imagine her going in the water. We don’t know anything about cats. SORRY.

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    • There are staring to be more and more cards from the dog and from the cat available for every holiday. It’s nice for a family like ours. I wish my mom didn’t believe in water torture.

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  5. I wish I’d gotten to go swimmin on Mother’s Day but we had storms instead.

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  6. Noodle, that was very brave of you to go swimming to cheer your mom up. I cannot imagine getting a pool because I hate getting wet.
    I don’t have any advice about your nightmares, but I hope you figure something out.

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  7. Cupcake says:

    You were SO brave, N – swimming AND taking a bath! That is true love. I think the nightmares will go away on their own. If I have a bad dream, Mom cuddles me and says the word, “It’s OK. Nobody is going to hurt you.” She says the same words over and over. That helps soothe me.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  8. Noodle, what a day you had!. I’m definitely a non water cat. So I know where you’re coming from friend. I think you did very well staying in the water for 15 minutes.

    My sis gets nightmares at times…not often anymore. Mom has her favourite toy on the bed for her and if she wakes crying, mom gets up and sits talking to her….sometimes she sings to Kali and Kali goes off to sleep. I have seen mom put her extra nightie around Kali so Kali can sniff it during the night.

    We have never dealt with a constipation problem. It’s always been the diaherra problem. I’m wondering if our solution would work for both. Mom uses pumpkin on Kali when she is in the state…like a pumpkin pie filling but with just the pumpkin. I did hear that nutmeg works as a poison on cats…not sure about dogs. It tastes good so Kali licks it off mom’s fingers. It’s worth looking up to see if it just works to keep one on track.

    Shoko

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  9. Noodle, I totally understand what your mom is going through. This was my first Mother’s Day without Rocky. It was the first time in 15 years my babies (Niko & Rocky) weren’t with me. It was hard. I cried. I let myself feel the grief for a little bit then remembered that I’m Jacques’ mommy too & Jacques was there celebrating the day with me. As hard as it was, I put on a smile & went on with my day. It sounds like your mom did too – she did a GREAT JOB!!! And you did too by helping her!! Good boy, Noodle! Good boy!

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    • I’m sorry you had to feel that pain too. I wish Jacques or I could make your pain go away πŸ˜₯

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      • Thank you so much, Noodle. Reading your blog puts a smile on my face. That helps a lot. I try to have an adventure every day in honor of Rocky. He loved going, doing, and seeing, so that is what I try to do. And Jacques helps too. Just having him by my side makes me happy and helps to ease the pain. I am sure you do the same for your mom. Love and puppy power to you and your beautiful family!

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  10. My humans get sad cause they can’t have kids and have had losses as well. I gave them lots of hugs and snuggles.
    ~Lowryder~

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  11. Genis LeyNel says:

    Yay!!! Noodle discovers the pleasures of swimming. I’m really proud of you buddy. Come on, admit it, it’s a cool thing to do.

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  12. Awww Noodle, how fangtastic is that card that you got your mom!! Our mom and dada don’t have any hooman children either, so mom also struggles with Mother’s Day and Christmas; she tries not to show it butt we can tell and so we do our best to fill that gap in her and dada’s life and from what we can tell, we think we’re doing a pretty good job.

    Now about Jamison’s “issue”, our sister cats also suffer from constipation from time to time. Our vets and pet stores here in South Africa sell an over-the-counter gel/paste called Laxapet – it’s a laxative for cats and dogs – and mom gives them each a good dollop once a week, which they love because it actually tastes really good. We’ve also read that butter (we’re not sure of the dosage – you can Google it) is a “natural softener” for cats. Good luck Jamison – we hope your poop…eases (?)

    Wallace and Samuel

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  13. DezizWorld says:

    Sowry yous mommy had da sads. Our mommy nevew had any two legged unfurry kiddos eevew. She has only evew had furry kids. And she sez she likes it just fine. Never can any of us be weplaced, but we awe all luvved fur da special purrfect beins we awe.

    Now yous mommy can get sum hairball paste fur Jamison, or use real butter or a little olive oil, canola oil or corn oil, and dat’ll help hims get fings movin’ ifin yous knmow what me means. She kuld also Miralax. But not wiff da udder tweatments. Good luck, weez’ll be purrayin’.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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  14. fredrieka says:

    Oh snap I forgot the card but I did remember the wag, and lick no twirls but plenty of jumps and harumps

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  15. gahlearner says:

    Noodle, you did great. I’m sure your mum will be so proud and happy to have you.

    Mikka has these incidents, too, from time to time. We make certain that he drinkes enough–he doesn’t get dry kibble, and always some additional water on his soft food. I’ve heard people give sardines in oil for hairballs but haen’t tried that. Mikka usually has trouble after eating (gulping down) a mouse. Vet says that’s normal. So far, we didn’t have to give medication or anything. I’ve put a bit of vegetable oil on his food after a mouse incident, too. Mikka is on the thin side, so no weight problem there. Otherwise, if you have to watch his weight, a bit of mineral oil on the food should work well, too. That was a suggestions of the vet for our first dog after major surgery where he wasn’t supposed to strain. It worked very well. Hereabouts you get mineral oil at pharmacies.

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    • Thank you for all of this wonderful information. We think that maybe he hasn’t been drinking enough. Maybe he needs to start getting some wet food. Jamison is skinny as a rail but the vet says he’s perfectly fine so the oil won’t be a detriment to him. Thanks again!

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  16. Fozziemum says:

    Noodle what a lovely card sweetie..i feel for Mum..kids are kids to me human or not..and you do feel that loss…it lessens but it hurts..i am glad you went for a swim with Mum..i am glad she got to smile..about your dreams i think that is normal…when peeps have very different and odd things happen in their usual routine they dream more..the mind goes into overdrive because of new info..the same with pups i imagine..Doc and Forrest have those dreams including the crying howl type..usually after a big day out..they are just over active in the brain..so do not worry..remember you are doing many NEW things now..as for the constipation their are lots of things at the vets for it..if it keep up get a check up though..but all in all i think things are actually ok my sweets….loves Fozziemum xx

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  17. Nylabluesmum says:

    Mee-you Noodle yur the best PUPBOY fur goin swimmin with yur Pawentss an endurin a bath aftur allso!
    Not sure waht to suggest fur thee nitemaress….LadyMum finkss maybe you mite need a *mild* tranquilizer…butt shee sayss iss best if Lady Samantha asked yur Vet fur advice πŸ˜‰
    Now as fur stopped up Jamieson LadyMum sayss there iss sumfing called Laxatone that werkss great..it is a jelly with Molassess or sum such stuff an Jamieson just lickss it an then it will ease his problem πŸ˜‰ It is available at thee Vet’ss an iff yur Mumma goess to her low-cal pet food store they will have an equall meddysin she could buy (which mite bee cheeper).
    Poor stopped up Jamieson…maybee KARMA bit him inn thee bum, mew mew mew….
    **paw patss** Siddhartha Henry xxx

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    • Bit him in his bum. LOLOLOL. you might be right my friend. I will have mom check on the things you’ve suggested. We’re also going to burn some sage around the dream catcher. Mom thinks it’s clogged because she’s had it since she was a little girl. She thought about taking it outside and shaking it but she’s scared to let some of those nightmares loose. *ear licks*

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      • Nylabluesmum says:

        πŸ˜‰ It could well bee Noodle…hee has been ruff with youss’ fur so long!!!
        Sage an Sweetgrass werk good fur smudgin fingss an thee dreemcatcher. LadyMum sayss even if Lady samantha shakess thee freemcatcher no dreemss fall out beecause they are burned up when thee Sun shiness on it…so maybee hang it out inn full Sunlite??!!
        Oh an LadyMum allso said there mite bee sumfing Home-e-o-path-ck at a Naturalle food store that cold bee taken bye 4 leggedss…
        **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry xxx

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      • Ooooh I didn’t know that about the sun. Our dreamcatcher hands right in the window behind our bed so it gets sunshine everyday. Maybe it needs direct sunlight though. Hmmm…

        We’re going to try lavender essential oil like Sam’s mom suggested πŸ˜€

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      • Nylabluesmum says:

        Yess Noodle die-rect Sunlite iss best! An maybee aftur lay thee dreem catcher on sum rose quartz fur a few hourss…that will help take away negativitee..
        Thee Lavendurr Oil soundss like a pawsum idea!
        Hope fingss come down soon.
        ***nose kissess*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

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  18. Good for you taking a plunge in the pool! You might get to like it when it gets SUPER hot! As for the nightmares….maybe they will go away in time…..you’re still missing those who have gone to the Bridge I bet. As for Jamieson – if he doesn’t poop soon, time for the vet I should think. I can tell you something that has lots of fiber in it and is yummy and it MIGHT work (I have it with my crushed medication EVERY morning and love it) – sweet potato baby food. Yep – works in “that department” like a charm too!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    • I think you’re right about the nightmares. Mom said she’s going to try the sweet potatoes. Hopefully he’ll eat it. That weird cat only likes salty, unhealthy human food like popcorn and cheez-its. Thanks again!

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  19. Adorable pics of you and your family, Noodle. You and Sam must be brothers from another mother cuz he hates water too. As for the nightmares, have your mom try some lavender essential oil. It’s very calming and helps you get restful sleep. It conks Sam out. Paws crossed you get Jamison all squared away. Don’t know anything about felines but the hairball idea makes sense. Good luck.

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  20. vpark3 says:

    Have you tried wearing a thunder shirt at night? It’s like a constant all over cuddle πŸ™‚ also try the Adaptil plug in it releases pheromones from mothers milk so give a calming reassuring effect hope you have some nicer dreams soon xx

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    • I’ll speak to my mom about these things. I don’t think I can wear a thundershirt at night though bc I turn into a furnace even without clothes on. Thanks for the on the other thing!

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      • vpark3 says:

        Yeah you would get too hot with the thundershirt then can’t have you melting! You can also get a heartbeat Millie which is a little heart beat sound that can be put in the head it comes with or placed in your bed it helps the foster dogs when they come check out my blog there’s photos of it on there on one of the Roxy updates x

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      • Oooo that sounds nice. I’ll check it out!

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  21. hello noodle its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow yoo went in the water??? yoo ar verry brayv!!! wen i hav tried to go in the water it has sumtimes not wurkd owt so wel!!! ok bye

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