Living on the ‘egg’de

When Maggie was a puppy, we did a lot of travelling looking for houses, and discovered that by giving her a scrambled egg every day for breakfast, it helped settle her tummy and deal with any travel sickness. We checked with the vet who said that as long as it didn’t have any effects on her digestive system, this would be OK.
We passed this information on to some people (who have now become friends) when we first arrived here, as they had just got a papillon puppy who was suffering from travel sickness at both ends.

papillon This is a google image

We have since nicknamed him ‘Thug’ as we get trashed every time we see him. He is absolutely and totally gorgeous.

After several years of living in the cottage, Maggie suddenly ‘went off’ eggs. We don’t think it had anything to do with our chickens as they had long passed when this happened, although after getting her bum pecked she would not perform in the garden for some time!

Her coat has always been silky soft and glossy to the extent that you can almost see your face in it. We take that, amongst other ‘natural’ things, as a sign of good health, and one of the first noticeable changes when something is amiss.

maggie3

This is an old picture before we sold our bungalow,
so she would have been just over a year old.

A month or so before her operation, her coat became dry and brittle, so I gave her the occasional egg which also helped to boost her appetite.

I was reading an article the other day about pet care, and how eggs are a natural way to keep our furry friends healthy. Some people have been paid thousands in research to come up with this information which has, when you think about it, been around for years. I wish I’d known, as perhaps I’m entitled to a few penny shares in their budget!

Over the last few days, we’ve had a couple of long trips in the car, and know Maggie doesn’t travel as well as she used to. Thus she’s been a little tired and her coat had lost its sheen. So for two consecutive days, I gave her a scrambled egg.
The difference in so short a time is amazing.

I don’t have a current photo thanks to the camera blip the other day, but this has got to be one of my favourite pictures taken in the cottage.

maggie1

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Living on the ‘egg’de

  1. amommasview says:

    I did not know that! Will for sure add the egg to my dogs diet now!

    • Hope it works for your pets as it does for Maggie. As I said we checked with the vet when we were giving her an egg every day as in humans it can mess with the digestive system. We’re going to see that she has an egg at least twice a week now.

  2. Eggs are good for everyone. Nothing prettier than a shiny black coat.

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