Friday, February 20, 2009

Leaping for Joy!!

Back in our post for 40 things, we mentioned that Brice had gone to the vet for x-rays of his hips and elbows to send in to the OFA for evaluation. Don't worry, there was nothing wrong with him.

(Momma - This was info that we wanted to give to his breeder for her records. She does very extensive research including health clearances before she decides to have a litter.
Tracking the health and lives of the puppies that she produces helps confirm that she is making the right breeding decisions.)

We got his OFA certificates in the mail yesterday. His elbows received a "Normal" rating and his hips were rated as "Excellent". These are the best ratings that you can get and indicate that it is unlikely that he will develop hip issues later on. The other reason we had this test done is so that Momma could start him on supplements if his ratings came back bad. My sister Tasha had bad hips and was on supplements for most of her life to ease her pain.

Brice most have known what the envelope was going to say since he was doing a lot of leaping and jumping for joy a few days ago at the park.

To celebrate, we got to have our favorite stinky canned food- Evanger's Whole Mackerel in Gravy for dinner. Momma can't stand the look or the smell of it. But Brice and I agree that it is very yummy!

Yes, those are whole little fish

Ask your mom and dad for a treat to help us celebrate.

Princess Eva


Moco said...

That is wonderful news. It is a good feeling to know that his breeder cares so much for her animals. You deserve two cans of that stinky fish stuff and we deserve some also.

The Thundering Herd said...

Congratulations, Brice. That is awesome news.

And nothing is better than stinky food!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I seem to rekhall woo two having your own puplights.....

I'm just saying!

PeeEssWoo: Let's hear it fur The Boy!

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

that is certainly very good news, Brice. very glad to hear it. Those little fishies look very yummy. our mom gives us fish somethimes too - yum!

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Good for you Brice, I am glad your hips are good! Mommy did mine when I was younger too, mine were good, but her previous doggie had a lot of trouble with her hips.

Mmmmmm, fishes look good to me!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Stella said...

Cheers for Brice the Boy and a breeder who cares so much!

Uhhh, I prefer beefs.


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Great news for Brice!! I sure hope I can convince my mom to give me something that yummy in celebration.


Sparky said...


I agree with you and Brice. That looks simply amazing! I'm drooling all over the keyboard... I think I can smell it, too...

I hope you both have a grrrrEAT weekend!


Simcha said...

Yeah for the excellent results! Did the xrays hurt?

The OP Pack said...

That is fantastic news but Mom says next time spare us the pic of that gross-looking fish stuff:-) Glad woo like it but she says we can't have any.

Woos, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

It is great to know Brice is healthy!
I don't have that mackerel thing here but I am going to have a treat in your honor!
Kisses and hugs

Tracey and Huffle said...

I think I'll pass on the mackerel too - I prefer turkey in gravy.

Yay for Brice and his clear results!

Huffle Mawson

The Army of Four said...

Ooooh, I've always KNOWN Brice was perfect, and now we all know! YEA!
I LOVE that picture! I want my mom to print it out for me to hang in my carrier. Sigh. You're SO handsome!
I will ask for mackerel, but Mom has only ever given it to us once and she wants to horka just reading about it. She thought it was the stinkiest thing EVER. We all thought it was amazingly good!

Lacy said...

w00f's, That iz wonderful news fur iz glad he has not problems, besides being a wild child...(heehee, me iz too)..

b safe,