Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cool Vest® for your dog on hot summer days

Product review on Cool Vest® for your dog. Great solution for those hot summer days and wanting to keep your pet cool when on walks, etc...Cool Vest®

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dog Treat Recipe-Apple a Day

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 apple -- chopped or grated
1 egg -- beaten
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
3/8 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with vegetable oil
spray. Lightly dust work surface with flour. Blend flours and cornmeal
in large mixing bowl. Add apple, egg, oil, brown sugar and water; mix
until well blended.
On floured surface, roll dough out to 7/8-inch thickness. Cut with
cookie cutters of desired shape and size. Place treats on prepared
Bake in preheated oven 35 to 40 minutes. Turn off oven. Leave door
closed 1 hour to crisp treats. Remove treats from oven.
Store baked treats in airtight container or plastic bag and place in
refrigerator or freezer.
MAKES 2 to 2 1/2 dozen

Which breed came first?

Which breed of dog came first...Saluki fanciers claim their Middle Eastern breed is oldest; Norwegian Elkhound fans claim that title for their Nordic breed. Who Came First?

Safety Net for folks in NYC

Read about a group that fosters pets for those folks who are losing their home due to tough financial times...Safety Net

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Stella and Scout

Stella the Brussels Griffon came in heat. That meant she couldn’t hang out with her great friend, Scout the Whippet, for awhile..laughed when I read the story..Stella and Scout

Essayist - Brian Doyle

"There are no small things, only moments crammed with story and song and revelation and epiphany, if only we could see - we are swimming in a sea of the most particular and amazing miracles. We search for them and embrace them with our senses and our stories, our music and our joys, our visions and our intellect". - Brian Doyle, Oregon

Australian legislature considers microchipping all pets & holding owners responsible

Australian legislators are considering a bill to make it compulsory to microchip all cats and dogs before 12 weeks of age....Microchip Bill

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

No-Kill Animal Shelters

Here's a list of no-kill animal shelters sorted by state. If you know of one in your area and it is not listed, you can email them. No-Kill Animal Shelters

Monday, June 8, 2009

Interesting Facts about Dogs and Their Owners

Are you a facts and figures kinda person...did you know...39% of pet owners say they have more photos of their pet than of their spouse or significant other. (American Animal Hospital Association)..or Dog owners spent an average of $785 on vet bills last year. (Smart Money Magazine) Read more interesting stats...Doggie Stats

June 26 - Bring Your Dog to Work Day

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

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lincoln the Brussels Griffons

In the dog show world, there is one magazine, Top Notch Toys, which is devoted to covering the show careers of dogs in the Toy Group. Read about Lincoln, a special Brussels Griffons. Lincoln

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Southwest Airline's Pet Policy

Southwest Airline's new pets-in-the-cabin policy has brought howls of protest from people concerned about allergies, onboard barking and smelly conditions...Dogs sitting next to you

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Extreme Herding by Border Collies

Great video on border collies doing what they do best....Extreme Herding

Doggie Facts....Did You Know..

- World's heaviest as well as longest dog ever recorded was an Old English Mastiff named Zorba. In 1989, Zorba weightd 343 lbs and was 8'3" long from nose to tail!

- World's tallest dog on record was named Shamgret Danzas. He was 42" tall (at the shoulder) and weighed 238 lbs.

- World's smallest dog was a tiny Yorkie from Blackburn, England. At two years old and fully grown, this little dude was 2.5 inches tall by 3.75 inches long! He weighed only 4 ounces and was approximately the size of a matchbox.

- Worlds oldest dog that has been reliably documented was an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey. He passed away at the age of 29 years and 5 months.

- Worlds Best Drug Sniffing Dog...A U.S. Customs Labrador names "Snag" has made 118 drug seizures worth a canine record $810 million. The greatest number of drug seizures by dogs is 969 in 1988...all in one year. The team of "Rocky" and "Barco" patrolled the Texas and Mexico border, alias "Cocaine Alley". They were so good that Mexican drug lords put a price of $30,000 on their heads.