Rest room time and getting privateness when household canine lurks | Valley Life

Dear readers: Have you ever been annoyed when you go to the bathroom for some, shall we say privacy and your dog follows you inside? Do not let them bother you. The dog acts according to its natural instincts.

Dogs are pack animals and protect one another. You are the leader of the pack. If you are in the bathroom and um, vulnerable, the dog can feel it. He wants to protect you. If he’s doing his business outside, he can try to get your attention. He expects you to protect him from predators when he is vulnerable.

Don’t let this habit annoy you. Just take part.

Dear readers: Marian H. sent a picture of her neighbor Lexi, who was spending a moment with Marian’s dog Winni. looks cute and cozy. To see these two, visit www.Heloise.com and click on “Pet of the Week”.

Do you have a furry and fun friend that you would like to share? Email a picture and description to Heloise@Heloise.com.

Dear Heloise: I read your column on euthanasia for your pets at home (March 20th). We were happy to discover euthanasia at home when our last older dog got too sick and uncomfortable to make the trip. She was a big dog.

When the day came they sent a vet and a technician to our home. They spent a lot of time sitting next to her, talking to her and us, petting and calming her before the sedative and the final injection. We all cried, stroked her and told her how much joy and love she had brought into our lives.

When it was over they gave us a few moments alone with her, and when we finished they took her back for cremation and made a paw print for us.

They then sent us a nice letter of sympathy. I can’t tell you how much better that was than the alternative. She was relaxed and relaxed. We still cried, but we knew we made the right choice.

– Linda S., by email

Dear readers: Raise your hands – who likes to drink cucumber juice? OK, OK, so not everyone is on board. But listen to me Pickled juice is hot and flavorful and can have some health benefits. Let’s take a look at the “big three” of cucumber juice:

After a strenuous workout, cucumber juice can replenish electrolytes (essential minerals like sodium, potassium, and magnesium) and help you get hydrated again.

Another benefit of cucumber juice? Probiotics. Probiotics are bacteria in your intestines that aid digestion.

Finally, antioxidants. Antioxidants can protect your cells and keep you healthy.

Talk to your doctor and / or trainer about cucumber juice.

Dear Heloise: I don’t make a mess trying to get the rest of the peanut butter, jelly, or condiments at the bottom of the jar. I use a long handled iced tea spoon to get the final piece. No mess, no fuss, and no waste.

– Dorsee K., by email in Canton, Ohio

Dear Heloise: I’ve used this trick for years: I fill a badly burned pan with hot water, throw in a dishwasher, and let it sit overnight. I rinse it out and it glows like new.

Send a money-saving or time-saving note to Heloise, PO Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001, or fax it to 1-210-HELOISE or email it to Heloise@Heloise.com. I cannot answer your letter personally, but I use the best advice in my column.