It’s Our 10th Gotcha Day!

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Ten years ago today huMom & I found each other 💜

For those who haven’t already heard the story you can sniff it out here.

This has been a rough week for us here.  One spent fighting the epi monster. A name we use for when a seizure episode takes hold. It’s been a week of constant vigilance night & day because you never know when that dog gone epi monster is going to strike.  One thing we do know, it often does just as I fall into a good dog sleep.

But this post isn’t about canine epilepsy; although we have many if you are interested.  This post is about the relationship between huMom & I.  A relationship that has grown over the years.  HuMom didn’t know me & I didn’t know her.  We had to learn how to listen & communicate to one another. We learned to trust each other, to have fun with each other, & we learned to love each other.

Remember, huMom’s heart was still hurting from loosing her Destabella just a couple of months before we met. Her visit that day was in concern for another dog who later became  my furbro Mickey Moo Man.  However, it didn’t take long before my charms won her over & she was pawsitively smitten with me.

HuMom still tells the story of the day I leaned my back up against her leg & look up at her.  That was how I told her I loved her.  You  see I did not like to be hugged or to kiss.  No kisses given or received.  I won’t fib, I love kisses now but I still don’t give kisses.  Instead, I like to 💜 nose nudge 💜 I have kissed my huMom, but only twice. I’ve wandered away from what I’m trying to say here. It didn’t take me long to know I could always count on my huMom to feed, shelter & care for me. She loved me &  I loved her before we even knew it.

HuMom & I have spent today together resting & recovering.

Now go kiss you dog, or cat; you know you want to.

CEO Olivia 💜

New Toys, New Products & A Podcast for Good Dogs

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Welcome to a new year everyone, I’m your CEO Olivia, reporting as usual. We at Knotty Toys for Good Dogs have a few big goals for this year.

First we will be rolling out a new cat toy we are calling ‘the Kickaroo’. It will be similar to our Knotty Rove Tosser for good dogs, but made with a cat in mind. Strong enough, tough enough for our feline furiends to play it naturally. The Kickaroo will be made from hemp canvas & filled with hemp fibers & our own Dot & Jerry Underfoot approved wild cat nip. We are also working on a second cat toy we are calling, “The Knotty Kitty Teaser”.

My huMom is also working on a paw balm for good dogs. Like everything we have, it will be all natural & organic.

But the big project we are working on is a podcast. My huMom & SAM have been planning this for a while now. Scripts are being written, equipment is being purchased & software is being studied. Both my humans have been practising talking, which makes me BOL cause they already talk all the time😉. The Knotty Toys for Good Dogs studio is taking shape.

We intend to cover a wide range of topics regarding good dogs & cool cats. Naturally canine epilepsy will be discussed from all angles but we will also be discussing the overall good health & wellbeing for all good dogs & cats. There will also be wagnificent interviews with pawtacular guest & of course there will be some silliness because dog gone it everyone needs to BOL / MOL every now & then.

We would really appreciate any ideas you might have. Is there a topic you would like to know more about? Or perhaps you have an experience you wish to share. We want to hear from you. Reach out to us at knottytoys4gooddogs@gmail.com with the heading “podcast”.

In these crazy times, it’s hard to put a date on things but in regards to the podcast, we will roll out our first episodes as soon as they are ready. Early Spring?

Until then, be safe as we wish everyone the best for 2021.

CEO Olivia

The Unending, Ever Evolving Fight With Canine Epilepsy

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. Today I’m recovering from a long battle with the epi monster. I had gone 149 days without a seizure.  Being armed with knowledge, experience & a protocol we were able to get through this rough fight with epilepsy.

However, huMom feels she ignored warning signs. I had gone so long without a visit from the monster that we had let our guard down. For example, there was a big weather shift which is often a trigger. I was more reactive than normal & lunged at an ATV as it drove by. I also barked at SAM like I didn’t know him when he came down the driveway. But the biggest warning signal was me showing huMom my belly which in normal dogs is cute but with me it’s a red flag.

Lessons learned. You can never let your guard down. Not with canine epilepsy. Don’t ignore the warning signs even if that means you need to create a sign or post-it that you can frequently see to remind you during those seizure free days; do it. I know huMom will.

Before starting our CBD journey huMom did extensive research.  Part of that research discussed micro-dosing.  We felt micro-dosing was the best approach for me.  Next week I will dig deeper into the subject of micro-dosing but for now what I can tell you is that I started with 2 drops of CBD tincture on each inner ear flap (hairless).  It seemed to work; for 149 days. Then it did not. Which means we need to increase the dose. So, instead of 2 drops on each ear flap every 24 hours, I am now receiving 2 drops in each ear flap every 12 hours.

HuMom & I would like to thank everyone for the support, pawsitive energy, prayers, love & kind words. When we stand together, we stand strong! 💜 nose nudges 💜

CEO Olivia

Pop over to my Facebook page, Oh, The Life of Olivia, & sniff out my silent auction for the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. Make a bid, you’ll be helping a pawsome cause.