|Here is my life story - my Mommy has to write it for me cause my paws
get all the keys mixed up. I was born in April 1997 to CH Pleasant
Pastures Marble Arch (Archie) and CH Dreamtimes Marble Arch Annie
(Annie) I was the only one in my litter and they didn't think I was
going to make it, in fact the Vet was doing a "C" section cause they
thought I was already dead - thus my name Amazin Mazie. I was
so tiny that I wasn't able to be shown, so my breeder kept me as
a pet. I was such a vocal little girl, or so they all said
that I had my voice box removed, yes I truly am a handicap doggie - I can't
bark, I make a sound that sounds something like I have a sore throat.
I don't know that I can't bark, so I just think Darwin is ignoring
me - my Mommie tells me he can't hear!!! I know he can, but
it makes me feel good.
Darwin is my baby brother he was born in March 1998 we have the same
parents and Darwin was one of three he is "officially" named Ch Marble
Arch Antonino. After his days of being a show dog he was retired
and moved to NC. In 2003 Janet was looking for an Australian
Terrier and found our breeder who put her in contact with Darwin's
owner, she was looking to have him adopted as she was moving to England
for her work and would be traveling around -- so Janet drove to NC
and brought Darwin home to Mother as a birthday gift from her and
her siblings. As life changes 10 months after Janet's Mother
past away from complication of Colon Cancer - Janet took Darwin and wanted
him to have a companion -- there again a call to the breeder and
bang I was reunited with my baby brother! Yes, I remembered
him when we all met up.
We enjoy our home and our medical condition just make us even more
special to Janet.
I hope I didn't bore you with my story. Darwin and I are just
wild little doggies, I think I'm crazier than he-that's why my Mommy
calls me Crazy Mazie!
Mazie and Darwin
These two sugar babes are doing well on Vetsulin!!!
Some information about their diabetes!
Yes, from what I have been hearing and reading - Vetsulin doesn't always
seem to work, not sure why it was the choice of my VET and why it agreed
with my babies, but I am thankful it does.
Darwin is 20 lbs and he gets 9 units 2x a day. When I took him
to be diagnosed his weight was down to 15 lbs.
Mazie is 13 lbs and she gets 5 units 2x day. When she was diagnosed
she was down to 7 pounds.
Both of them started to put weight one as soon as they insulin started.
I never had a problem with them eating - my Vet started me out with
a prescription dog food Purina DCO dry food, both took to the food with
no problem and for an added treat with their meal I sometime give them
a little boiled chicken or cheese. My dogs were never picky eaters
and thankful that they like this food.
I started out giving them 1 cup of food in the morning and at night
- my goodness they inhaled it and Mazie would get up during the night hungry
-the Vet told me feed her again if she is hungry. They seemed
to have gotten over that. I still give them 1 cup at dinner and 1 cup in
the morning, but a lot of times they don't eat it all up. They will
let me know come 6PM if I haven't fed them - I found that SCHEDULE is so
important these days.
I don't do any testing at home, my VET never said that I needed to -
I often thought I would like to just so I had that comfort zone?
The Vet said as long as the constant urinating and excessive water
drinking is gone down the way side and they are eating that all is fine.
Occasionally when we visit the Vet he does a test and it has always
come back to his satisfaction.
Janet , Darwin and Mazie