Wednesday, November 28, 2012

If it's Wednesday...

...there's got to be a wiener dog at PRS! Today you are being treated to a recent portrait of the intellihome's resident wiener dog, Scooter Pie. Miss Pie celebrated her 13th birthday back in September, but she is in pretty good shape thanks to a new walking regime (we'll see how that holds up over the winter) and to our continued ability to turn a deaf ear to her pleas to share our people food with her. No doubt part of her good looks can be attributed to her strict routine of a minimum of five naps per day, too.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday meh

Where did my 4-day weekend go?
Come to think of it, where did 2012 go?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wienerdog Wednesday - Good News Edition!

Via BBC (18/11/2012): Scientists have reversed paralysis in dogs after injecting them with cells grown from the lining of their nose.The pets had all suffered spinal injuries which prevented them from using their back legs.

The Cambridge University team is cautiously optimistic the technique could eventually have a role in the treatment of human patients. The study is the first to test the transplant in "real-life" injuries rather than laboratory animals.

...and wouldn't you know it, a wienerdog was one of the first success stories! Read the full story,  here. The only thing left to wonder is, if the procedures is tested in humans, will they use dachshund nose cells???

Tomorrow I will give thanks that, among other things, Scooter Pie has recovered as fully as a 13-year-old doxie can from the mobility problems she was suffering from earlier this year.

Wishing a Wienerful Thanksgiving Day to all my US friends

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We Have A Wiener!

Scooter Pie is glad Bo gets to stay in the big dog house for 4 more years!