Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday's Famous MUTT - a National Treasure

MUTTS.  You never know what they are going to become because their genetic makeup is so questionable. This story, from the Washington Post, will warm your heart because in the late 1800's a stray mutt wandered into a post office created a job for himself and and the rest is history. Owney now resides in the National Postal Museum in Washington DC and Owney's heartwarming story can be read here.
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Monday, July 25, 2011

How to Prevent Heat Stroke in Pets

Happy Monday everyone. It's been sooooooo hot (How hot has it been Reba?).... well it's been sooooo hot that I haven't had the energy to bark in my blog for days and days.  I've been one tired doggy. So I thought this article might benefit us all during this very HOT summer.  Take care!  REBA

For pets that are sensitive to heat, the steamy summer months are not only uncomfortable, they are also the time when the risk of fatal heatstroke is highest. Thousands of pets die needlessly every summer from over-exposure to heat.
Heatstroke is an emergency that needs medical attention as soon as possible. Even before you take your pet to the vet, however, you need to start cooling her body down by putting her in a tub of cool water, for example, or by applying wet towels or ice packs to her body, says Susan G. Synn, D.V. M., a veterinarian in Atlanta. When you are in the car, turn the air conditioner on high and get to the vet as quickly as you can.
For signs, causes and solutions this article from Care2 offers life saving information for you and your pet click here.
PS. For all of my furends pawrents who are gardening, and you know who you are, pleeeeze do it early in the morning or at dusk b/c if you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of us.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Teaching your Dog to Swim

We found this article interesting and helpful and perfect for the summer season. Guess it captured our attention because it includes the doggy paddle stroke and our company name is Doggy Paddle Products!  It  has some really good information on how different dogs relate to the water. There are sinkers and swimmers. Which is your dog? Can you convert a sinker to a swimmer?  Check it out! here!
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My $20 Allowance -

My Mom gives me an allowance of $20 a month for keeping her happy. I keep it in my special saving place until I need to spend some of it. So I was wondering about the best way to spend my $20.  This is what I found.  Some good ideas huh?
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Friday, July 15, 2011


Although my blog consists of observations of this and that from a former mutt (me), it occurred to me that I should include mixed-breed information from time to time. Ergo (how's that I said ergo! bol!) the subject of today's blog: 
A Word is a word is a word: There is a profusion of words and phrases used to describe dogs that are not designated as a purebred or pedigreed dog. The words cur, tyke, mutt, and mongrel are used, sometimes in a derogatory manner. Mutt is also commonly used (in the U.S.A and Canada), often in an affectionate manner and that is exactly how we think about them - affectionately. Humorous terms are also common. Heinz 57, Heinz, or Heinz Hound is often used for dogs of uncertain ancestry, in a playful reference to the "57 Varieties" slogan of the H. J. Heinz Company.
To read more about mutts click here for information about:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder:  Looks
Doctor Doctor tell me the news:  Health 
Take me out to the ball game: In sports
Some of our favorite mutts:

Ya Gotta Love a MUTT!
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Have You Put Your Pet Emergency Medical Kit Together

Make Yourself a Serious Pet Medical Emergency Kit

It's time to do it and this article from the blog Travels With My Dog is a good one because it lists all of the items you need for most emergencies.  I have one for Reba From WagN Enterprises that comes complete in a canvass bag that attaches to just about anything.  Comes in 2 sizes and it's great for those hikes, in the car as well as at home.  The May Day Pet First Aid Kit is convenient and ready to go.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Getting ready for the 4th of July

Today I'm putting up our July 4th porch decorations.  And this is my Mom's red, white and blue border garden outside of our kitchen.
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