Friday, May 29, 2009

Dog, Boat and Killer Whale Video

Video with dog on a boat 'talking' to killer whale..
Dog n Whale

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fido's Favorite Treats

Here's another great recipe for your furry friends:

Fido's Favorite Treats
1 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
1/2 cup hot water
3/4 cup powdered milk
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 egg -- beaten
3 cups whole wheat flour
Combine oatmeal, butter, and bouillon granules in a large bowl. Pour
hot water over this and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in powdered milk,
cornmeal, and egg. Add flour 1/2 c. at a time, mixing well after each
addition. Knead for 3-4 minutes, adding more flour if needed to make
a very stiff dough. Pat or roll out dough to 1/2" thickness, then cut
into bone shaped pieces. Place in a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 325* for 50 minutes. Allow to cool and dry out till hard.

Dock Dogs Schedule

Check out Dock Dog events in your area. The 4th Annual Chicagoland Dock Dogs Summer Splash will hold their event at the Carlson Ice Arena July 2-5. They will have a 'fun' jump on Thu July 2, from 3:00-7:00. I went last year with Oreo and she loved it. Dock Dogs Schedule

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Xylitol kills dogs! Watch for it in people food....

Xylitol is a low-calorie sugar substitute that’s helped diabetics and weight loss seekers get their sugar fix––in spite of dietary restrictions. As a pet owner, we need to read our food labels and not leave any consumer products on the counter that contains Xylitol or toss in garbage where an animal might be tempted to get to it...Warning about Xylitol in your food

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Valor Dogs of the Year

One grand prize winner and four runners-up for dogs who showed extraordinary courage or resolve by heroically helping a person in need...Valor Dogs

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Book Review...Dog On It

New book about Chet, a K-9 school dropout and his buddy, a private detective named Bernie who is hired to find a missing 15-year old girl.
Dog On It

Veterinary donates time to give service dogs a checkup

Even a seeing eye dog needs to have an eye exam....
Service Dog Eye Exam

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dogs finding dogs

Great organization to help find lost dogs....
Finding lost dogs

105 Twitter Tools

Here are tips to get the most out of Twitter....105 Twitter Tools

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Recycled water bottle leashes and rubber collars

Go green...recycled water bottles made into leashes and collars...Water bottles have new purpose

Darlene's Favorite Dog Cookie Recipe

2 cups rye flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup warm water
1/2 cup white flour
1/4 cup cornmeal

Mix well. You can also add about 1/4 tsp. either vanilla or mint flavor.
Roll out to 1/4" thick. Cut into shapes using a 3-4" bone-shape cutter.
Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Hip Dysplasia: Myths and Facts

Find out the truth about Hip Dysplasia...Do only large breed dogs show symptoms?...Hip Dysplasia: Myths and Facts

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Take Your Dog to Work Day Jun 26

Hate going to work and leave your dog at home? How about bringing
your dog to work on June all about it.. National Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dog DNA Kit Now Available at Petsmart

Have you rescued a dog and wondered exactly what breed of dog you have? I adopted my Oreo who the vet says is a black lab/border collie mix, but sometimes I wonder what she really is. This might be the answer: DNA Kit for Dogs

Bags on Board...Poo Picker Upper Bags

Here's a great solution for those times when walking your dog and you need a 'pooper scooper' bag. Go Green...these are biodegradable bags and can be attached to your dog's leash.... Bags on Board

What To Do if You See a Dog Parked in Hot Car

Summer is just around the corner and, unfortunately, folks will leave their pet inside of a hot car (I'll just run in the store, won't be a minute)...Here's information on what you can do if you see a pet inside a car on a hot day: Pets In Hot Car

Monday, May 11, 2009

Dog Jigsaw Puzzles

Do you love jigsaw puzzles? Here's a great site that features dog puzzles. Great to do with your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, etc. Have fun...Jigsaw Puzzles. This site also has a lot of other categories to choose from.

Designer Dog Houses

My dog Oreo prefers the queen size bed in quest bedroom...Designer Dog Houses

Dog Jokes

Q: What do you call a female dog that leads a gang of neutered puppies?
A: Queen of spayeds.

Q: What do you call a contrary German Shepherd?
A: A K-nein.

Q: What do you call a dog owned by Count Dracula?
A: A bloodhound.

Q: What does a Chow Chow say when you turn it inside-out?
A: "Ouch, ouch!

Q: What do you call a dog with a cold?
A: Germy Shepherd.

Q: What do you call a dog with no legs?
A:It doesn't matter because he won't come anyway.

from @CathyBend/Twitter

Ambulances for Pets

Does your city have an ambulance just for pets? What a great idea...Ambulances for pets

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dog found 825 miles from home

Heart warming story about a dog lost for ten months and found 825 miles away. If your pet does not have a microchip, this story might change your mind: Dog found 825 miles from home

Top Things to Donate to Animal Shelters

Ever wonder what to do with old blankets, towels or even placemats....check this out:
Things to Donate to Animal Shelters

Thursday, May 7, 2009

How to Celebrate Cinco DOG Mayo

Here's a great article on how you and your dog can party for Cinco DOG Mayo:
Celebrate Cinco DOG Mayo

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Calm silence means I want more!

Jetta and her kibble ball, a treat-dispensing toy called Tricky Treats...
Check out voluntary default behavior.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Birthday Cake for Pups

Here's a great recipe for a birthday cake (or any special occasion) for your favorite buddy and all of his or her four legged friends:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup corn oil
1 jar baby food, meat, beef, strained
4 eggs
2 strips beef jerky -- (2 to 3)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Cream butter until smooth. Add corn oil, baby food, and eggs. Mix
until smooth. Mix dry ingredients into beef mixture until batter is
smooth. Crumble beef jerky and fold into batter. Pour batter into loaf
pan. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Ice
with plain yogurt or cottage cheese. Store uneaten cake in
refrigerator. (If there is any!)

Send me a picture of your party and I will post it here.

How To Use Twitter

Perhaps you’re wondering what is all this buzz about twitter? Web pro news has a great article that provides great answers to the inevitable question, what is twitter for?...and how can I use twitter. To read full article, click here: How To Use Twitter

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Help for Thunder-Phobic Dogs

Veterinarians Show Consoling Dogs Does Not Relieve Their Panic.
For information on thunderstorms and your dog, click here: Storms and Your Dog

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Doggie Laughs

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