pet – Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Mon, 11 Sep 2017 01:05:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 https://i1.wp.com/chris.pirillo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/cropped-37b9d6c24a61d1dd94c262aae9077715.png?fit=32%2C32 pet – Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com 32 32 Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? pet – Chris Pirillo Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? pet – Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://chris.pirillo.com 32776375 Pixie's Puppy Dog Eyes http://chris.pirillo.com/2010/10/11/pixies-puppy-dog-eyes/ Mon, 11 Oct 2010 23:08:15 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=22659 Continue reading Pixie's Puppy Dog Eyes ]]>
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My friends, both Pixie and I appreciated all the well-wishes you passed along this week. She’s doing much better, as this video illustrates. I couldn’t just leave all you geeks hanging.

Last Sunday, I woke up to see that Pixie had discharge coming out of her eyes and they were swollen badly. I took her to the pet emergency room. She was initially diagnosed with Conjunctivits, which turned out to not be the case.

On the third trip to the ER with her in the middle of the night Tuesday night, we were referred to a specialist. She was taken to the Animal Eye Clinic in Seattle. I can’t thank them enough for helping my puppy. The care she received was fantastic.

Pixie was diagnosed and I was reassured that there’s no permanent damage. Pixie has an amazing disposition. Kat will tell you she’s a big cuddle bug.

There were times I felt it tough to remain composed. I felt so helpless. Wicket and Pixie are my family, and I love them as unconditionally as they love me.

Thanks much to my good friend Betsy Weber for sending baked noms to the pups. Thank you to ALL OF YOU for your support and well-wishes.

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Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed My friends, both Pixie and I appreciated all the well-wishes you passed along this week. She’s doing much better, as this video illustrates. I couldn’t just leave all you geeks hanging. Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed My friends, both Pixie and I appreciated all the well-wishes you passed along this week. She’s doing much better, as this video illustrates. I couldn’t just leave all you geeks hanging. Last Sunday, I woke up to see that Pixie had … Continue reading Pixie's Puppy Dog Eyes → pet – Chris Pirillo 22659
Wicket is Happy to See Pixie Home http://chris.pirillo.com/2010/10/08/wicket-is-happy-to-see-pixie-home/ Fri, 08 Oct 2010 07:14:57 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=22608 Continue reading Wicket is Happy to See Pixie Home ]]>

Pixie is home now, and is doing so much better. Wicket and I are both relieved, of course, but I think Wicket is just happy to know she’s home.

Pixie is resting comfortably, as you can see. She’ll be as good as new in no time. Thank you to all of you for your concern and well-wishes.

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Community Makes Everything Better http://chris.pirillo.com/2010/10/07/community-makes-everything-better/ Thu, 07 Oct 2010 09:56:39 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=22604 Continue reading Community Makes Everything Better ]]> As you likely already know, my doggie Pixie is extremely sick. She’s made three trips to the animal hospital this week, and had to spend the night with them on Tuesday. I’ve been really upset – these dogs are my family. As most pet owners know, your dog or cat is literally like one of your children. While I may not have kids, the pups definitely make up for it. I noticed a thread on Lockergnome earlier, though, that brought a smile to my face.

The community is worried about Pixie, too. They decided to post photos of their own pets to support MY pet’s treatment and recovery. How cool is that? Once again, I’m reminded of the power of bringing people together.

Thank you, everyone.

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Should You Buy Pet Insurance? http://chris.pirillo.com/2010/10/04/should-you-buy-pet-insurance/ Mon, 04 Oct 2010 22:57:25 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=22553 Continue reading Should You Buy Pet Insurance? ]]>
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One of my dogs, Pixie, woke up this morning and seemed to be having problems with her eyes. I took her into the vet immediately, fearing the worst. Her vitals checked out, but the doctor said it’s likely either allergies or some kind of conjunctivitis.

Either way, it gives me the opportunity to tell you about something you might want to know if you’re a pet owner – pet insurance. It’s worth getting if you love your pets half as much as I love mine. Lucky for me, after looking a few options and meeting one of their liaisons at BizTechDay a few weeks back, I picked up Trupanion. Out of all the pet insurance options out there, it seemed that they were the only ones which allowed me to set my own deductable – from $0 to $1,000 (and the premiums were adjusted accordingly).

This video was posted to the YouTube channel on Sunday, and is being posted to the blog on Monday. Pixie is a little better today, but still not completely out of the woods. Still, after I take her for a follow-up visit, I’ll submit the claims to Trupanion and wait for the money to come back to me – even this quickly after getting her covered.

How do you cover costs for the unknown? As Wicket and Pixie get on in years, I have to be a lot more mindful of these unexpected vet visits (and potential prescriptions). I’d hate to get stuck in a situation where I wouldn’t be able to bail them out of… well, I don’t even want to think about losing these two.

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What is My Dog Dreaming Of? http://chris.pirillo.com/2010/03/29/what-is-my-dog-dreaming-of/ Tue, 30 Mar 2010 01:35:38 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=18512 Continue reading What is My Dog Dreaming Of? ]]>
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Pixie is a lot of fun to watch when she’s sleeping. She seems to have extremely vivid dreams. I can’t help but wonder at times what’s running through her mind when she’s asleep and reacting to her dreams this way.

Maybe she’s dreaming of more tasty treats? Perhaps she’s thinking about a nice, fresh lawn (since the grass in the backyard was just replaced with new sod). I bet she’s tossing around a new toy, though. Just look at those hind legs move!

What dreams do you think are in Pixie’s head?

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This Video Will Get 1,000,000 Views on YouTube http://chris.pirillo.com/2009/10/31/this-video-will-get-1000000-views-on-youtube/ http://chris.pirillo.com/2009/10/31/this-video-will-get-1000000-views-on-youtube/#comments Sun, 01 Nov 2009 03:12:50 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=15320 Continue reading This Video Will Get 1,000,000 Views on YouTube ]]>
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Yes, this video will get a million views. Why? I don’t know! Pixie isn’t sure exactly what’s going on, but that’s ok. She’s often clueless when it comes to funny sounds emanating from my office.

Hey – it’s not my fault that she tends to nose around my desk when she shouldn’t!

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Happy Howloween http://chris.pirillo.com/2009/10/31/happy-howloween/ http://chris.pirillo.com/2009/10/31/happy-howloween/#comments Sat, 31 Oct 2009 21:42:04 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/happy-howloween/ Continue reading Happy Howloween ]]> Happy Howloween

Wicket and Pixie hate this time of year. They’ve decided to join the Army!

Wicket has dreams of becoming a First Class Poop Trooper. Pixie wants to go on an Afghan Hound peacekeeping mission. Together, they’ll stage the furriest military coup ever seen!

What’s wrong with having a little costume fun every Halloween? The Star Wars stunt has been seen on television shows the world over. They

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Pixie Puppy Sleeping in my Arms http://chris.pirillo.com/2009/09/28/pixie-puppy-sleeping-in-my-arms/ Tue, 29 Sep 2009 03:03:32 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=14623 Continue reading Pixie Puppy Sleeping in my Arms ]]>
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I love my dogs, as most of you already know. Pixie and Wicket are my babies, even though they’re a few years old now. I spoil these dogs, and treat them like they’re my children. Heck, they ARE my children.

When Pixie fell asleep in my arms, I couldn’t resist taking a video capture of her. She looks so peaceful, doesn’t she?

Life is good at times.

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New Dog Trick! http://chris.pirillo.com/2009/07/27/new-dog-trick/ Tue, 28 Jul 2009 04:48:01 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=13872 Continue reading New Dog Trick! ]]>
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Do you have pets? If so, what kind? Have you ever taught them any tricks? I love my dogs Wicket and Pixie – they’re my kids. They are usually quite smart… almost too smart at times. They pick up on new little tricks pretty easily, unless they’re just in one of those moods where they think they’re the boss.

This treat I was holding was going to make Pixie huge in a matter of seconds. I was serious – and proved it! I gave her the treat… and she magically grew to about five times her normal size.

Maybe I should’ve been a Chemist!

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My Dogs on Yahoo http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/10/26/my-dogs-on-yahoo/ http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/10/26/my-dogs-on-yahoo/#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2008 22:03:25 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/10/26/my-dogs-on-yahoo/ Continue reading My Dogs on Yahoo ]]> My Dogs on Yahoo

Looks like Wicket and Pixie made it to the front of Yahoo this morning (Video tab). As soon as I heard the news, I told them – and they couldn’t look less interested in this accolade. Thanks to Daniel Kindler for tipping me off to this momentous event. Who knew that they’d make it this far, even a year later? I guess it’s a timeless classic (much like Star Wars itself).

Unfortunately, this year, we won’t be at home for Halloween – otherwise, we would all be dressing up like army brats and fighter pilots. Until then, we’ll all have to enjoy the horror on Wicket’s face – and the terror in Pixie’s eyes – as their embarassment was briefly broadcast on the Internet. I don’t think this video will ever die, and I’m quite surprised it made it this far.

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