Reflections On Good Times With My Dog Buddies During 2011

December 26, 2011

Photo of Cardiff Beach Smile SunIt’s been a while since I last made a post on Cardiff’s Blog. I have to chalk this up to my dad hogging his computer, as he has been so busy with his client correspondence and writing a regular column for petMD’s The Daily Vet.

I had so many adventures in 2012, thanks to the ongoing maintenance of my health. It has been two years since my last episode of Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA), and I’m feeling better than ever (knock on wood).

What’s my secret? Well, my dads both take exceptional care of me. My vet dad feels it is a combination of reduced stress and less exposure to toxins and infectious organisms, regular doses of immune system supporting nutraceuticals and medication, and my human grade Lucky Dog Cuisine. Considering I just turned six and had my first of three IMHA episodes when I was two and a half, the combination of healthy lifestyle and food speaks for itself.

At the close of 2011, I want to reflect on all the good times I had with my canine buddies all over the country. I look forward to seeing more of you in 2012.

My neighbor and girlfriend Lucia
Photo of Cardiff Lucia Pink Tongues

Napping near Dylan
Photo of Cardiff Dylan Sleep Outside

Sniffing Dylan’s brother, Riley, who is no longer with us (see Memorial for Riley the Golden Retriever)
Photo of Cardiff Riley Sniff

Hiking Vasquez Rocks with Mercury

Photo of Cardiff Mercury Vasquez Rocks

Conquering Mandeville Canyon with Preston Cassanova and company
Photo of Cardiff Preston Cassanova and Company

Giving Cute Face with Scooter
Photo of Cardiff Scooter

Feeling the wind in my face with cousin Zoe
Photo of Cardiff Zoe Rear View Mirror

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Cardiff

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

TheOldBroad December 27, 2011 at 3:35 AM

Cardiff is such a lucky guy to have such caring dads and so many friends.

We readers are especially lucky that such adorable pictures are shared.

Rock on, Cardiff!

Jennifer and Leo December 27, 2011 at 8:12 AM

Cardiff, you are the cutest. We really enjoy your blog. Leo and I wish you and Dr. PM a very happy and healthy New Year! All the best, Jennifer and Leo

Lisa Begin-Kruysman December 28, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Yes Cardiff..it was quite a year. Glad you had fun and good times. Rest up, boy, 2012 is just rolling over! Thanks to you and your Dad for your efforts on behalf of the National Dog Week Movement this year.

Patrick Mahaney December 30, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Thank you for your comments!
Cardiff and I look forward to what 2012 brings.
Hopefully, we’ll be doing much more work with you (Lisa Begin-Kruysman) to promote various pet writing and other media projects.
Have a great start to 2012!
Dr PM & Cardiff

Patrick Mahaney December 30, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Thank you Jennifer and Leo.
It has been great having Leo as a guest blogger in 2011. Let’s give the world an update on Leo’s life in 2012!
BTW, I (Dr Mahaney) will be on two episode of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell” in 2012. Jackson Galaxy, the behaviorist around which the show is created, asked me to lend my holistic health perspective to two cases of challenging behavior.
Make sure to tune in to Animal Planet starting in January 2012!
Dr PM

Patrick Mahaney December 30, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Thank you for your comments!
Cardiff will have many more adventures and regular blog posts in 2012.
If you have any stories of pets recovering from illness or injury, Cardiff would love to share them as a guest blog post. Feel free to tell your friends and family as well.
Dr PM

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