Senior Sunday (10-28-12)

Every dog deserves a forever home, including senior dogs. Just because they may have a white face and don’t walk as fast doesn’t mean they aren’t good pets. They still have all the love in the world to share with everyone. I have a special place in my heart for seniors, so every Sunday I am going to share a list of senior dogs that need homes. No senior dog deserves to die homeless.

Labrador retriever/hound mix in Charlotte, NC

Schnauzer mix in Clearwater, FL

Labrador retriever mix in Mount Holly, NJ

Chow chow mix in Beaumont, TX

Poodle in Chaska, MN

Chihuahua mix in Higley, AZ

Husky mix in Mohnton, PA

Labrador retriever mix in Santa Maria, CA

Boxer mix in Maryville, TN

If you can adopt one of these senior dogs that is great. If you cant at least share these senior faces with people you know. Every senior deserves a family.


Preparing your dog for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is heading up the east coast of the USA and I have prepared and I hope all of you have too. I am not talking about just preparing for the worse scenario. I am talking about if you can’t go out because of the horrible rain and winds that Sandy is bringing with her, what do you have to survive inside? You must plan ahead. Can you and your dog(s) survive inside if you lose electricity and heat? Think about all the situations that can happen and make sure you are prepared. Hurricane Sandy is coming fast and she is not planning on being innocent. So, here are some questions to ask yourself.

1. Do you have enough dog food?
Hurricanes bring heavy rain and gusty winds. That means there can be a lot of flooding or trees down. Also, you don’t want to go driving around during a hurricane because it is dangerous. The best thing to do is check how much dog food and if it is not enough get some more. You want your dog to be able to eat and not starve.

2. What if I can’t walk my dog or send my dog in the backyard?
This is a very common question you think about during hurricanes. Plus, there are a lot of dogs that don’t like going outside in the rain. You see, my dogs aren’t fans of heavy rain so this is a common problem I have to deal with. Dogs soiling your house is never a nice experience. I recommend stocking up on pee pee pads for your dogs. Put them in a few places and hopefully your dog uses them. If you let your dogs outside when there is a hurricane make sure to keep a close eye on them to make sure they are safe and don’t get hurt.

3. How do I keep my dog warm or cool if the electricity goes out?
Losing electricity is a very common during storms. Especially during hurricanes and tornadoes. I know I had losing electricity and I bet you do too but we can’t prevent it happening. All we can do is prepare for it. So, if it is cold in your area and you lose electricity make sure to have plenty of blankets around to keep you and your dogs warm. Now, if it is hot in your area the most important thing to do is have water for your dog. Maybe even ice cubes in the freezer. Just don’t open the fridge or freezer door too much or the cool air gets out. Also, keep your dog calm so your dog doesn’t get hot quickly.

4. How do I escape my house/apartment if there is an emergency?
I know a lot of you already have an emergency escape plan for your family but the biggest mistake a lot of families make is forgetting to include your dogs into the escape route. You should plan how you are going to get your dogs out and what they are going to need. A good idea is before the hurricane comes put a bag together of items (medicine, food, water) your dog is going to have to have if you leave your house in an emergency.

5. What if my dog freaks out?
Most dogs can sense a hurricane from a distance or just get really nervous during a bad storm. Keeping your dog calm is important. It will ease the stress of you and reduces the risk of your dog getting hurt. Every dog is different so I cant say what is the best way to keep your dog calm but it is always good to have a dog crate around. Lets say your dog is running back and forth and is over exerting itself. Putting your dog in a dog crate will reduce the ability of your dog running into things and knowing your dog is safe will help you relax. Some dogs just need to be talked to in a soft voice or held for the dog to calm down. It all depends on your dog. The last thing you want to do is yell and get frustrated with your dog because it only make the matters worse.

Remember, you can never over plan for all the different situations that can happen during a hurricane. Make sure you have everything you need and everything your dogs need. If you are prepared you will stress less and your dogs will stress less too. Hurricane Sandy is coming up fast and she is ready to make an appearance. Lets all make sure our dogs are prepared.

Dogs enjoying Autumn (10 photos)

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year. Leaves are changing color and the plants are getting ready to disappear for winter. Dogs also enjoy it. Either they are jumping in leaves, chewing on pumpkins or just enjoying the cooler weather. Dogs seem to enjoy Autumn more than humans do!

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Pool dogs (11 photos)

A lot of dogs enjoy swimming in pools in the summer. Even when its not summer but the summer time is always the best time. Especially, when its scorching hot outside. Sometimes it seems dogs have more fun in the pool than we do. Here are some wonderful photos of dogs enjoying pool time.

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These photos make me want to get my bathing suit on and go for a swim. You wont see my dogs hang out in a pool. They prefer being dry than wet. Maybe if I coax them in with steak. But anyways, hope you enjoyed the pool dog photos.
Do your dogs go swimming in a pool? Do your dogs even like water?

What a dog says about a man

Seeing a certain dog with a man can make you think certain things about him. Some people say a man with a big dog is more manly than a man with a small dog. Other people say a man with a small dog is likely to be homosexual.
What do you see when a man has a certain type of dog?

How to deal with a flea infestation (infographic)

Fleas are something no dog owner wants to come across. That’s why most dog owners use frontline. But, even at times fleas can sneak onto your dog. It only takes 1 or 2 fleas for a whole group of them to take over your dogs body. The smart thing to do if you find one is to take action right away.
My pack of dogs all got fleas before and let me tell you it was hell. They got the fleas from my cats because they were feral at the time. So, when my dogs met my new cats the fleas spread. Oh my gosh, let me tell you it was bad. They would itch and chew at themselves all day long. This went on for months until we killed every last one of the pesky fleas.
There is a lot of different flea shampoos, sprays and medicine that is out there. I recommend you do your research before getting any flea products. You want to make sure it is safe and it actually is going to work. The best choice is to ask your vet.

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Introducing my pack

I can talk all day about my dogs. There is so much to say about them but I won’t make this post too long. Don’t want to torture you, at least not yet.  There is plenty of time for that. So, let’s get started with my special girl…

This pretty girl is an angel. I guarantee this is one of God’s angels.  She is a bichon frise, cocker spaniel mix. She weighs around 24 pounds of muscle. Princess is alpha of the pack and she really lives up to her name. She does no wrong and knows how to get the most love out of you.

We found her on Petfinder in 2004. Her big round eyes caught our attention and knew we had to have her. When we went to see her she just focused on her foster mom most of the time. My mother was worried she wouldn’t like us but I was determined to bring her home with us. Once she became part of our family she became one of the loyalist dogs out there. Now Princess doesn’t take her eyes off of me.

Princess is my best friend and my sidekick. If I could I would take her everywhere. She loves to go on long walks, go for car rides and be petted. In the summer time she sleeps under my bed and in the winter she sleeps on top of my bed. She is a true Princess and she knows it!

She is the beauty of the family. Lovely eyes and a wonderful coat she has. Lady is a golden retriever, miniature poodle mix and she weighs around 35 pounds. She lives for food and a being pet. She is a gentle girl with a sweet heart.

Lady was also found on Petfinder. She was a true rescue. We got her from the Newark Humane Society and it was no easy task. When we got there they tried to convince us to leave her and get another dog. Claming she was a “biter”. My mother wasn’t buying that though. She went back there and made them bring her outside. Lady and Princess liked each other. She seemed to like me and my mom. You could see the fear in her. Her tail was down and she was pulling away from the guy holding on the leash. It was all fear.  She wasn’t a biter, she was just a scared dog in a place with scary noises and people. Let me tell you, the greatest moment I will never forget was when she got into the car. Her whole demeanor changed. She went from scared and shaken, to a smiling happy dog that knew her future was a good one. From that moment on she has been living life like a Lady.

Lady loves all food from steak to carrots. She will eat it! She eats, sleeps and lives for food. Another thing about Lady is she is a great sneak. She can steal something and sneak out of the room without you knowing. She will hold it from the very tip and walk out of the room. You can always here us yelling Lady!!! Though she has such a sweet face that it could make you cry.

He is the baby boy of the family. Mommies boy! Yup, my mom is nuts about this dog and he is nuts about her. That’s why he gets away with murder! Wait, he gets away with murder because he has the cutest face! Oliver is a poodle mix which we think may be mixed with some jack Russell terrier. He weighs around 18 pounds of cuteness.

Yup, you guessed it. Another Petfinder find! He came from the same rescue as Princess did. His rescue name was Johnny Depp but I always wanted a dog named Oliver. The name fits him well. Let me tell you the first time I saw him, all I could say was Aww! He was and still is so cute!

Oliver is a very spunky and smart dog. He learns tricks fast and if he had better focus skills he would learn a lot more. He can always put a smile on my face with his happy personality. Oliver loves walks, food, snuggles and playing. He is the man of the pack and the house.
 Thats my pack. They make the perfect pack for me. Lots of love and laughs.