Brought Hoshi to work

The weather was cooperating so I brought Hoshi along with me. I bought a SensorPush thermometer and placed it in the car to monitor the temperature. I parked in the parking deck underground so the temperature is fairly constant. I was able to take him on a walk around 3:00 am.

Cocker spaniel on his walk
Hoshi @ 3:00 am in the morning

Organic chicken but no bones :(

Both Meijer and Kroger have been selling organic chicken but without bone. The bone is crucial for Hoshi’s digestion. Hoshi has soft unformed stools with meat alone. Luckily, I found some whole chicken thighs by Katie’s Best.

I was forced to work four hours overtime yesterday morning because someone called in sick. Hoshi was expecting me to come home at 7:30 am and was frantic when I didn’t. I was getting numerous notifications from my Petcube after 8:00 am because Hoshi was looking for me. He peed for what seemed a lifetime when I let him out.

I’m working four days in a row so I’m preparing at least 16 chicken thighs today. I remove the skin and fat then grind up the bone. I place each thigh in a ziplock and freeze some.

skinless organic chicken
Organic chicken at Meijer

Bath Day!

I started grooming Hoshi at 12:30 am and finished at 6:00 am. I tried to save some drying time and trim some of his coat before the bath. It didn’t work that well because the static electricity mussing up his hair. His bath took a bit longer than usual while I removed a mat under his right eye (eye matter caught in his hair).

I think there was a flea in his coat while blow drying his coat. It didn’t move and most likely dead. Hoshi resisted having his arm pits and front legs shaved so I did my best. He’s clean and cute though.

Hoshi’s replacement shears

I bought a pair of shears maybe 10 years ago from Sally Beauty mainly because pet shears are so expensive. They’re easy to work with and cut well except they’re getting dull. I went back to Sally’s today and found a pair that looks exactly the same minus the detachable finger rests.

Silver Blue Rhythm Shear