Sunbathing Dog

Check out my new sunbathing partner. When Ezra first got here (September 26, 2019 – almost a year ago now) he wasn’t at all fond of sunbathing in our hot, dry heat. He came from the mountains of TN with humid heat and it was warmer there in the mornings than here. Ezra is now officially a sunbathing dog. Every day that he can (just like me) he is out sunbathing, except he goes out multiple times per day just as my boy King does.

Ezra sunbathing next to me

The desert can get cold at night/early morning in the fall and spring. It does get cold here in the winter, and yes we do get snow…well we used to get a lot of snow but not so much anymore…but we always HOPE for snow. We are 5500 ft above sea level so even though we are a desert area, we are what is called “high” desert….ah but I digress.

Ezra now prefers the colder weather over the hot. This was his first summer here and he wasn’t overly fond of it lol. He prefers sleeping on tile to carpet or beds most of the time. Much like his Carolina Dog predecessor Schatzie.

I can say this has been a challenging year with him, and the world. Thankfully he helped me get over my comfort zone BEFORE 2020 arrived so that I was better prepared spiritually as a result. He and I are rather joined at the hip and progressing (in part thanks to my awesome friend & colleague as I mentioned in my last post, Sarah Reagan) and in major part thanks to God and my long-suffering husband. And a few VERY encouraging friends! 

Sunbathing Carolina Dog
Staring at me while sunbathing

Yep I’m an #animalnaturopath but it doesn’t mean I’ve arrived or have all the answers. I’m always learning and yet the more I learn the less I think I know – because there is SO much to learn! 

Addendum shared on my team group:

Some of you all know I got a Carolina Dog puppy last fall – it will be a year this coming Saturday since he arrived (he turned a year old in July). What a year, let me tell you lol. I write and podcast on him a lot as our journey together has been a very rocky road, but not without benefits that has helped during the weirdest year ever. 

I hope some of my oils suggestions (it’s about more than oils though) may help any of you with a noise reactive dog. He has improved, WE have improved together but it probably has been the hardest journey with a dog ever for me. I kind of like those couch potato giant breed dogs like Shadrach – Ezra is anything but that. As the blog post will bear out, he has the talent for a few things if I were that person to do those things with him, but that aside, his improvement is in part him growing up, and in part, dealing with his “issues” in a variety of ways – which in part includes oils.

Here is the blog post

If you’d like to learn more about my friend and colleague, Sarah’s impressive academic background go to this link

Until next time…

Have a PAWSitively, tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day!



Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is a published author, writer, blogger, host of the DOGgone Truth podcast. Dr. Kim offers Animal Naturopathy Mentoring and Courses. Subscribe to her DOGgone Newsletter for updates or to her blog via email. Copyright ©2005-2024 Aspenbloom Pet Care, Dr. Kim Bloomer, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the Author/Publisher. This article is intended to be educational. However, it is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified animal health professional. Dr. Kim Bloomer and Aspenbloom Pet Care, do not assume any legal responsibility for misuse of the products discussed in this article. The only essential oils referenced on this website are Young Living.