(Wordless Wednesday) Chicken Slushies


10 Responses to (Wordless Wednesday) Chicken Slushies

  1. eyegillian says:

    I’m glad you posted photos of Cai demonstrating his 45-degree diet — it looks like a yummy diet, too!
    p.s. Great photos with beautiful depth-of-field. You’re a natural!
    p.p.s. Hi Nanabush!

  2. goodbear says:

    great post! it’s good to see the process.
    you know…he’s REALLY REALLY CUTE!

    when do we get puppy details???

  3. Chicken Slushies?

    Cute Dog.

  4. lavenderbay says:

    I know, Urban Thought, sounds delish!
    If you click on the tag “megaesophagus”, you’ll find out what Eyegillian and Goodbear already know. Basically, Cai doesn’t have any swallowing muscles. He needs to eat soaked kibble at as vertical an angle as he can manage, to let gravity help the food get to his stomach. We like to mix in tinned dog food or, today, ground-up leftover chicken to add some variety to the kibble porridge.
    And, yes, he is cute. Once as a puppy he was the victim of a drive-by cuting! 🙂

  5. livingisdetail says:

    Yum, looks a bit like the chicken and corn soup I’m eating right now. Cai is sucha gorgeous dog!

  6. lavenderbay says:

    Thanks, Livingisdetail! And see those darker lines behind his collar and shoulderblade? They’re the edge of his hackles, which he raises in times of danger, such as when the neighbours have put their kitchen garbage by their door since the last time he was out. Boy, if I saw those raised triangles of fur, I’d be one scared grocery bag too.

  7. Checkers says:

    Cai is such a lucky dog. That stuff looks slurpy good!

  8. lavenderbay says:

    You don’t have to ask twice, Checkers! Here’s yours, and a take-out container for Cody!

  9. urska says:

    we just got the diagnose today that also my dog have this mega oesophagus.. found your page quite handy with the first (draft) experience..
    hope that everything will go find also in our home..
    thanks for publishing this..

  10. lavenderbay says:

    Hello, Urska! Thanks for writing.
    It’s hard at first, especially because there aren’t many dogs who have this problem. But if you and your dog get into a routine, you’ll soon get used to it. I hope everything goes well for you and your dog. And give your dog a hug from me!

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