Saturday, June 25, 2011

My thoughts on keeping cool.......

If you can't play in the ocean

maybe you can play in a pool.

The impawtant thing is to stay cool.

Dog bone pool by OneDogOneBone.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Homeland Security Dollars Hard at Work

Today, from my perch on my porch, I watched this police car, officer inside, sit from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm - all day. It's hot here so thank heavens he had his A/C running. I thought for sure that there was a big bust going down or something! Oh the excitement of it all! Then I observed this man hooking a fire hose up to the fire hydrant. Then he dragged it across the street to a lot where a house is being built. How'd I do on the pics? Well scroll down and find out what it was all about!

Evidently whenever a fire hydrant is turned on the police have to attach a meter and be there to observe, per Homeland Security, it all until it's disconnected again. What do you think about that furiends?
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Protect serious sunbathers

Protect serious sunbathers

Pleeeze read this list of suggestions from Dogster on protecting our pets from the sun.   Some dogs are serious sunbathers, and could happily fry themselves for hours. But don't let them sizzle!
Dogs that worship the sun while lying on their backs risk developing tumors on the inguinal area, that vulnerable stretch of skin where the belly and hind legs meet; this area is unprotected by hair even on furry breeds. When you notice your sun-worshipping Spot panting, it's time to bring him back indoors before he sustains a sunburn. Please take extra precaution if your dog's snout is pink. Light-skinned dogs, like light-skinned people, are more prone to sun irritation.

All comments welcome.
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day to all Pawdaddies

Personally I don't know who my daddy was. He was a travelin' man according to my human Mom. We also don't have a human dad in our house but I know lots of you do. So here are 5 pawtastic gifts from Dog to Dad in case you haven't gone shopping yet.  Thanks to Wendy Diamond for these suggestions.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tis the Season -

If you live in an area where there has been a lot of rain, like we do, then you've got a lot of ticks and fleas early in the season - a lot.  Here's a resource website that focuses on those pesky blood suckers - Yuck!  It talks about how to determine if your dog may have Lyme disease, how to remove ticks.
Not an advertisement - honestly.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dog Apps

I'm just finding out about these.  Do any of you already use one? Tell us if you're having fun with it.
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Health & Wellness Tip - Small Dogs and Hypoglycemia

Small dogs are often little bundles of energy, until they run out of steam and then they're down for the count. Some little dogs can even be prone to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and hypoglycemia can be dangerous. Check out your little dog's gums. If they are white-ish, show that little mouth to your vet. A sugar syrup  mix your vet can prescribe and a conscious nutrition system can save his life.  This tip from  
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Monday, June 6, 2011

 Yesterday Mom and I went to the beach, then we gardened.  Roses are from our neighbor. 

 Pawprints to my Mommy's heart.

Helen has over 100 rose bushes in  her garden.  
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Saturday, June 4, 2011

My first blog post with help from MOM

I came to the beach with my human Mom and Grandpop a few days before Memorial Day. This is 'our' first observation (thanks for the help here Mom)....
It's about a week before Memorial Day.  The beach is not exactly packed in OCNJ on this warm & sunny day although the water is only 58 degrees. It's before season after all.
Beach towns are amazing. One day the streets are dark, most homes unlit and parking available everywhere as far as you can see! Go to bed and the next day it's like someone flipped the light switch. Cars running up and down the streets with oldies playing as loud as possible. People jockeying for parking spaces.  Families who seem to have sneaked in after midnight now come clamoring out of their houses, kids in tow, heading to the beach. Teenagers all over the place walking in packs, giggling (girls) and boisterous noise (boys). The procession to the beach at 9:30 am and the procession off of the beach 4:30 pm. Every pizza lover planning on a run to Mack and Mancos on the boardwalk. Johnsons Famous Popcorn, that caramel laden devil, is next. In one day houses are decorated with patriotic buntings and flags and lights too! Dog owners sneak pups on the beach at dusk so they can romp and run in the surf. Sitting on the porch at cocktail hour watching folks walk with each other hand in hand. Listening to families squabble b/c the houses are so close together. Studying the faces of renters coming in on Saturdays full of excitement and anticipation of things to come.  Studying the faces of renters leaving to go home on Saturdays with the inevitable sadness of having to leave. Gotta love the beach and feel blessed to be able to spend the entire season here! Why? Because there is nothing like the end of the season when the light switch goes off overnight and the town reverts back to peace and quiet!  Happy Summer everyone and every doggy!
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