Tuesday, December 20, 2011

BABY GIRL’S First Vet Visit!


Time for puppy’s first vet visit so off we went to VCA Animal Hospital on Olive in Burbank (recommended by Olga).028


Everyone was soooo friendly.  Here’s Michele and Adriana with their big, beautiful smiles!


Sheila is the Office Manager…of course it was love at first sight helped along by the fact that she had TWO Akitas!


Dr.Vanessa Aberman is Kita’s vet and we are so pleased with her.




Nikka’s happy to hear puppy is so healthy.


Oh my, do you really have to look there?


We got a wonderful bill of health and a not so wonderful Vet bill.  Mike talked us into a ‘special plan’ but the truth is …it’s a good idea.  Nothing but the best for Baby Girl.


Recommended puppy food…………we’ll mix it in gradually with the Blue Mountain


O.K., did I mention shots?  No?  Well puppy got the works and seemed just fine.  I went out to dinner with mom and got a phone call from Nikka.  “Where are you?  Kita’s vomited 10 times….come home!!!!”

Fortunately I had finished dinner (priorities)….took mom home & then flew back.

Off we went at 8:00 P.M. to the Animal Emergency Centre where Kita was poked and prodded and heads were puzzling over what could be wrong.  After testing for the dreaded parvo and dehydration the vet determined our little girl had an allergic reaction and gave her a shot of Benadryl and who knows what else.  My wallet was emptied.  We left at 11:00 with a full page medical record for ‘Kita’ Parker and instructions for me to administer Benadryl in the morning!

For more information:

VCA Animal Hospital

2723 W. Olive Ave





11730 Ventura Blvd.

Studio City



Dee said...

My Kobe eats Science Diet too!

I love these posts!! Thank you for sharing! <3

Dee said...

My Kobe eats Science Diet too!

I love these posts! Thank you for sharing!! <3

Julie (O-kami) said...

Glad to hear she got a clean bill of health. Sorry to hear about the emergency visit. Do they have any ideawhat caused the allergic reaction?


There is no avoiding the pull of the internet, the blogs, the YouTube imaginings. It's as if we're all 'On the Road' with Jack Kerouac each in our own world of meanderings. When we tell someone to 'get a life' it might be a bit difficult when you're dragged into other people's 24/7.

I've come to realize two foundational principals, there are no accidents and everyone has a purpose. More and more I'm desiring everyone to come into a full realization of their purpose as we all find our way on this little jewel of a planet.

For me, as a professional 'Western style artist', I stumbled into Chinese Brush Painting after a trip in 1980 to Monet's home/garden. Seeing all of his collection of Japanese woodblock prints was an ahh haa moment for me and when I returned to the States I started painting in the Chinese manner and never looked back. The first year was extremely painful for me as I felt that I should be able to master the technique since I was a 'trained' artist. Not a chance ... that just gets in your way.

Now, after teaching close to 3,000 students and having my book 'The Ch'i of the Brush' published by Watson Guptill, I can say that every one of my students does better their first day than I did my first year! Why? Because I insist that they leave their critical parent outside and just enjoy the journey, respecting the work that they do. I never let anyone throw anything away because that just ingrains frustration and defeat.

We really only begin to learn when we stop and figure out how to 'save' a painting. It works every time.I am so proud of my students, their receptivity and eagerness to express themselves is a continuing blessing for me.So, back to finding your purpose. Perhaps it starts with realizing 'it's not about me'. It so easy to want our needs met and to filter everything thru this attitude. When we realize that we're here to be of benefit to every life that we touch the universe really provides the ways and means.

The best part is that it's really exciting to not have yourself on your mind all the time!I'm re-reading a wonderful book about authenticity and in my next meandering I'll tell you about it. In the meantime I'd love to hear about your journey and am here to answer any and all questions about Chinese Brush Painting.