marți, 27 noiembrie 2007

I really love dogs!

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. -Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.-Josh Billings

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. -Andy Rooney

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love & hate.

If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. -Mark Twain

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. -Roger Caras

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket
and then give him only two of them.

joi, 1 noiembrie 2007

Doberman rescues baby from a deadly snake

After my last article about the killer Rottweiler, I had to write one about a savior dog, and luckily I found this wonderful story.

A NEGLECTED doberman adopted by a loving family last week has saved their toddler from being bitten by a deadly king brown snake.

Seventeen-month-old Charlotte Svilicic was playing in the garden of the family’s Atherton home on Monday when Khan the doberman grabbed her by the back of the nappy and threw her clear of the approaching snake.

The heroic pooch was bitten by the snake after saving the toddler but is recovering after a dose of anti-venom.

In an amazing twist, Khan’s breeder revealed his grandfather had saved a child in similar circumstances.

Charlotte’s mother Catherine Svilicic yesterday told The Cairns Post Khan had saved the child’s life and the family would be forever indebted.

"If I had not seen it with my own eyes, I would never have believed it," Ms Svilicic said.

"Khan was really concentrating and was acting aggressive towards Charlotte and kept trying to nudge her but it wasn’t working, so he grabbed her by the back of the nappy and threw her more than a metre.

"Charlotte looked pretty shocked and then Khan screamed.

"I realised quickly it was a snake and Khan had been trying to get in between her and the snake before he threw her."

After being bitten, Khan ran inside and collapsed. He was given a shot of anti-venom by a vet and had a tough night on Monday but managed to survive and eat a large breakfast yesterday, despite the ordeal.

Mrs Svilicic said the family had only had Khan for four days, and they were moved by Khan’s selfless and protective act.

"When Kerry Kinder (Doberinling Boarding Kennels owner) rescued him, he was starving, had broken ribs and had been beaten – he was an abused dog," she said.

"It was borderline on whether or not he should be put down because he was in such a bad way."

Mrs Svilicic said Khan would spend the rest of his life in luxury.

"If Khan wants a gold bowl, Khan gets it. We owe him for the rest of his life,’’ she said.

Mrs Kinder bred Khan and rescued him after discovering he was being mistreated.

"He was starving for attention and wanted to be loved because he came from an abused home, so I’m not surprised about what he has done at his new home."

An Atherton snake expert believes Khan escape death because the snake was not able to inject a large amount of venom.

joi, 11 octombrie 2007

Baby killed by Rottweiler

I know I was supposed to write only great things about dogs, but this story made me so sad! I used to have a big boxer before I gave birth to my son, but he was untrained and he didn't listen to anyone. So I feared for my son's life and I gave away my beloved boxer to someone with a house and yard. Now my son is almost 11 months old and we have a wonderful French bulldog puppy who is my son's best friend.

Kylie Cox was mauled and killed by a 120 pound Rottweiler at a home that her mother had gone to for a visit.
This days little Kylie would have turned 4 months old.
Her little life was cut short by a horrible unforeseen accident on Wed.
Kylie's mother, Alexis Cox, was planning to have a small birthday party for her daughter's four month birthday.
Instead this young mother spent yesterday making funeral arrangements for her baby girl.

"She was a very happy baby," Alexis Cox said in a phone interview Thursday. "She was always smiling."
The baby was taken to a friends home Wednesday afternoon.
Shortly after they arrived the baby started to cry. A friend was watching the baby while Cox left the room to warm a bottle for the baby. As the friend was taking Kylie out of the car seat the dog attacked the baby.
According to the police there were about 12 people in the home that tried to pull the dog off the baby.
So far no charges have been filed against the dog's owner.
That decision will not be made until the people that were at the home are interviewed.
The dog is to be euthanized.

marți, 9 octombrie 2007

Dog fighting

Researchers estimate that over 40,000 people in the United States of America are associated with professional dogfighting, a felonious blood sport with fight purses well over $100,000.

The American Pit Bull Terrier is the most popular fighting dog because it was bred to recognize other dogs as adversaries, and selectively trained for its specific fighting abilities. The were also bred to be very friendly with people so they could be manageable in the pit.

Dogfighting is a crime in all 50 states. As of the writing of this article, dog fighting is a felony in every state except Idaho and Wyoming where it is a misdemeanor. It must be pointed out that even in most states where dog fighting is a felony, it is perfectly legal to own a fighting dog and perfectly legal to be a spectator a dog fight.

In May of 2007, President Bush signed into federal law a bill that strengthened dog fighting at the federal level. The law bans interstate commerce, import and export related to animal fighting activities. Offenders of the new law can be sentenced to three years in jail and subject to a $250,000 fine. Before this bill the maximum time in jail was one year.

Unfortunately, irregardless of the laws, dogfighting in the United States remains big business.

miercuri, 3 octombrie 2007

Dogs are good for children

Although many children grow up without a dog or other family pet, for many, it is considered a ritual of passage to have a family dog. Having a family pet can provide warm memories for years to come.

Of course, if you want to get a dog for your child, you should do your homework first so that you choose a suitable breed. The breed should be gentle, patient, and not prone to bite. If possible, it should also be patient with a little bit of rough handling, such as small children can do, and it should most certainly be amenable to a certain amount of noise.

In fact, dogs can even play an essential role in child development. If you give a young child the responsibility for a family pet (even if you keep a close watch to make sure that responsibility is met so that the dog is well taken care of) this can help instill a sense of maturity and pride in a job well done. And of course, if the child loves the dog, this only helps motivate him or her further to take good care of him.

Certain breeds are better for children than others. In fact, certain breeders have tried to selectively breed dogs specifically for their calm temperament and placid nature around children. One example of this is the mastiff. An English mastiff is generally very tolerant. It can handle a lot of rough play before it shows any signs of aggression. And in general, it does not bite even if provoked. Pointers are also very peaceful, although they are very playful and may be harmful without meaning to be to very young children. Still a third very patient and devoted breed suitable for young children is the St. Bernard, although again because of its large size, care should be taken around very small children. Simply because it is so large, it could hurt a very small child without meaning to at all.

Certain breeds are better for very rambunctious children who like to play outside. Examples of this include the Labrador, Dalmatian and American Eskimo dog. For children who prefer the indoors, the St. Bernard or mastiff is a cozy companion.

With a little homework and your own personal knowledge of your child, you should have no problem choosing a pet for your child. Of course, simply going down to the Humane Society and choosing a dog from the pound that shows a patient temperament may also be a good idea, and you'll give a homeless puppy a loving place to grow up. Of course, you can also choose a well-behaved, patient adult dog if you don't want to deal with the house training and teething issues that come with puppies. If necessary, you can enroll your puppy in obedience school to provide the proper training, or if you have the time and patience, you can do it yourself. If your child is a little older, beginning at about the age of nine, he or she can also train a dog, and this will only further increase his or her sense of pride and responsibility to the new family pet. Just make sure that your child has the patience to train lovingly, since violence is never a good option when disciplining or otherwise training your dog. Firm, loving behavior is the best way to go.

marți, 25 septembrie 2007

The amazing story of a two legged dog

This is the amazing story of an wonderful two legged dog:

" Faith is an incredible dog. She was born just before Christmas in 2002, and we were lucky enough to have her in our family just 3 short weeks later. She was born to a mother dog, believed to be nearly full blooded chow, along with several other siblings. Faith wasn't the only puppy born with deformities, but because "Princess", her mother, was not our dog, we are not sure of the exact number of puppies she gave birth to. It is certain, however, that Faith was the only puppy with deformities to live.

Faith was rescued by my son Reuben on January 21, 2003, when he and his friend Johnny, the owner of Princess, jumped over the fence of the flea market area that Princess was raised to guard. Princess isn't exactly the mothering kind. She was literally terminating Faith's life because she knew instinctively that Faith was unable to battle the other puppies for a place to feed. Faith was weak, small, runtish, and mostly she was nearly dead. Reuben grabbed Faith out from under Princess and smuggled her under his jersey. He wore #63 for the Putnam City Pirates football team.

When Reuben brought Faith to us she had 3 actual legs, but the left front leg was badly deformed, placed backward, upside down, and it had more toes on it than normal dog legs. The leg was removed when she was 7 months old when it began to atrophy. People ask me if it was easy to teach Faith to walk upright...the answer is NO! It was not easy, and it was not natural. It was SUPER natural, and therefore, we have to give all of the credit to Jesus. Of course, it took a little....Faith as well. "

luni, 24 septembrie 2007

Alicia Silverstone naked for PETA

Sexy Hollywood star Alicia Silverstone bares all in PETA’s first-ever naked veggie testimonial PSA. Watch Alicia’s sexy video, directed by acclaimed director Dave Meyers, whose credits include videos for Britney Spears, OutKast, and Dave Mathews Band.

Alicia Silverstone declares: "Like most people, I wasn’t always a vegetarian, but I’ve always loved animals. If you ever have a chance to meet a cow, pig, turkey, or goat, you will see that they are just as cute and funny as your dogs and cats and that they, too, want to live and feel love. They don’t like pain. Now when I see a steak, it makes me feel sad and sick because right away, I see my dog or the amazing cows I met at a sanctuary. I’ve been vegan for 10 years, and it’s the single-most important and helpful decision I have ever made. Physically, the effect has been amazing. Once I went vegan, I lost the weight I wanted to lose, my nails were stronger, and my skin was glowing. I feel great, and I look better now than I did 11 years ago.

Being vegan truly is the secret to my life’s joy and peace. I feel physically and spiritually better than I could have ever imagined knowing that I am doing everything I can to reduce animal suffering with simple lifestyle choices like being vegan, never wearing any products made from animals (like wool and leather), and buying only from companies that NEVER test their products or ingredients on animals."


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 1.6 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

vineri, 14 septembrie 2007

Fancy-dressed dogs

Dogs are our best friends, perfect silent and loyal companions.
Us people sometimes humiliate them, but they don't mind. They are just happy to see us laughing.

Cute French Bulldogs

I love French Bulldogs! They are sooo cute!

This cute French Bulldog didn't yet learned to bark. He is sooo funny!

French Bulldogs are like little babies. They are sweet, lovely, stubborn and spoilt. But they are perfect companions and they know how to make you laugh.

joi, 6 septembrie 2007

Doggy life

Oh yeah, you deserve it if you spend too much time at your computer instead of taking me for a walk!

May I please have a hamburger with these drinks?

Oh my God, this is not my bed! this is cold and wet! where am I? where did you put me???

Come on, give me your bone! you don't eat it anyway.

I think I'm in love!

This meeting is sooo boring!

Dogs not allowed??? Yeah right...!

Please don't leave! This can't be the end! I'll miss you...

miercuri, 5 septembrie 2007

House Training Your Puppy

Unless you can monitor your puppy 24 hours a day, don't expect the house training process to be completed until your puppy is at least 6 months old. It's normal for a young puppy to be a little 'input-output' machine. Since puppies are growing and developing rapidly at this stage, they eat more food, burn up more energy and seem to need to eliminate constantly! They also have not yet developed bowel and bladder control, so they can't 'hold it' as long as adult dogs.
When you are not home: Confine your puppy to a small, 'puppy-proofed' room and paper the entire floor. Put his bed, toys and food/water bowls there. At first there will be no rhyme or reason to where your pup eliminates. He will go every where and any where. He will also probably play with the papers, chew on them, and drag them around his little den. Most puppies do this and you just have to live with it. Don't get upset; just accept it as life with a young puppy. The important thing is that when you get home, clean up the mess and lay down fresh papers.

When you are home: When you are home but can't attend to your puppy, follow the same procedures described above. However, the more time you spend with your puppy, the quicker he will be house trained. Your objective is to take your puppy to his toilet area every time he needs to eliminate. This should be about once every 45 minutes; just after a play session; just after eating or drinking; and just upon waking. When he does eliminate in his toilet area, praise and reward him profusely and enthusiastically! Don't use any type of reprimand or punishment for mistakes or accidents. Your puppy is too young to understand and it can set the house training process back drastically. Don't allow your puppy freedom outside of his room unless you know absolutely for sure that his bladder and bowels are completely empty. When you do let him out, don't let him out of your sight. It is a good idea to have him on leash when he is exploring your home. He can't get into trouble if you are attached to the other end of the leash. Every 30 minutes return your pup to his toilet area. As your puppy becomes more reliable about using his toilet area and his bowel and bladder control develops, he can begin to spend more time outside his room with you in the rest of your home. Begin by giving him access to one room at a time. Let him eat, sleep and play in this room but only when he can be supervised. When you cannot supervise him, put him back in his room.
Active House Training: The most important thing you can do to make house training happen as quickly as possible is to reward and praise your puppy every time he goes in the right place. The more times he is rewarded, the quicker he will learn. Therefore it's important that you spend as much time as possible with your pup and give him regular and frequent access to his toilet area.

The Key to Successful House Training: Consistency and Patience. Never scold or punish your puppy for mistakes and accidents. The older your pup gets, the more he will be able to control his bladder and bowels. Eventually your pup will have enough control that he will be able to "hold it" for longer and longer periods of time. Let your puppy do this on his own time. When training is rushed, problems usually develop. Don't forget, most puppies are not reliably house trained until they are at least 6 months old.

Mental Exercises

Not only do dogs need their daily physical exercises like a walk or run, but they also need to be exercised cognitively. Mental challenges help make your dog smart and intelligent while keeping her from getting bored and destructive. Just humans, dogs are cognitive and emotional beings. So, they need experiences that stimulate them at both a cognitive and emotional level.
Mental exercises for dogs don't need to be all that complex. Even what seem to be basic physical tasks involve a mental component. For example, a game of fetch requires that your dog focus her attention. Attention is a mental task. Any activity that requires your dog's attention will be great for her mind's growth.
Simple mental exercises are more than sufficient to keep your dog psychologically healthy. However, there are some tasks that will require your intense involvement. For starters, you can play games with your dog. Any game that your dog learns will be great mental exercise because it will require that she know and follow rules. Learning and following rules of any kind is a great form of mental exercise.
For example, a game of hide and seek can be played both indoors and outdoors. Many dogs will naturally play this game both because they are instinctually good at tracking and retrieving and because they want to be in their owners presence. Hide and seek requires that your dog use her mental skills to track you down.
Of course, the most complex set of mental exercises are those that involve formal training. Training your dog to perform tricks, to obey commands or even to perform in dog competitions will pay huge dividends. As your dog goes through training, she learns a large amount and her mental capacities are greatly expanded.

marți, 4 septembrie 2007

Boston Terrier VS French Bulldog

The Boston Terrier originated in Boston, Massachusetts, in the late 19th century, by combining the English White Terrier with the English Bulldog, and was originally called the Boston Bull. The English White Terrier as a breed is currently thought to be extinct. Boston Terriers were first acknowledged by the American Kennel Club in 1893.
The Boston Terrier is a friendly and lively dog. The breed has an excellent disposition and a high degree of intelligence, which makes the Boston Terrier an incomparable companion.
The Boston Terrier is a lively, highly intelligent, smooth coated, short-headed, compactly built, short-tailed, well balanced dog, brindle, seal or black in color and evenly marked with white. The head is in proportion to the size of the dog and the expression indicates a high degree of intelligence.

The body is rather short and well knit, the limbs strong and neatly turned, the tail is short and no feature is so prominent that the dog appears badly proportioned. The dog conveys an impression of determination, strength and activity, with style of a high order; carriage easy and graceful.

Speculations abound on the origin of the French Bulldog. The most popular opinion is that the breed originated from the miniature, or toy, Bulldog brought to France by the Nottingham lace workers during the industrial revolution and economic crisis in England. Others believe the French Bulldog descended from the Chincha Bulldog, which lived in ancient Peru. The French Bulldog first appeared in the U.S. in 1896 at the Westminster Kennel Club's show in New York, and was first registered by the American Kennel Club in 1898 in the non-sporting dog group. Britain accepted the breeds club membership in 1912.
Playful, affectionate, and exceptionally good natured, the French Bulldog, or "Frenchie," is bred primarily as a companion pet. But Frenchies also make good watchdogs. Compact and muscular, with a small to medium build, they are a good choice for small living spaces. Frenchies are highly trainable and intelligent, and are happiest when close to their human family. They are excellent with children and compatible with other pets. They desire a lot of attention from their loved ones.
The French Bulldog is good-natured, excellent with children and compatible with other pets.
As you may see both the French bulldog and the Boston terrier are beautiful (they even resemble as look and character), friendly, affectionate dogs and they are great companions.

Dog biting

How To Keep Kids Safe

Kids receive most of the dog bites for various reasons. Children lack restraint, they tend to move fast and have a small size. Some dogs consider them competitors while other dogs may view them as prey.
So teaching a child the correct approach to greeting a dog is extremely important.

Rules for Avoiding Dog Bites:

* Never approach a strange dog. Do not pet a dog who is not with his owner.
* Ask permission from the owner before petting the dog.
* Wait for the dog to come to you.
* Do not approach a dog that is tied up, in a car or in a fenced yard.
* Let the dog sniff your hand by holding out your hand with the palm facing down.
* Do not pet a dog on the head or face, instead stroke his body gently in the same direction his hair grows.
* Don't stare the dog directly into his eyes.
* Never pull the dog's ears or tail. Never poke at his eyes, mouth or nose.
* Do not run from a dog.

What to Do if a Dog Threatens You:

For added safety, make sure your child know what to do if threatened by a dog.

* Stand still, do not run and do not turn your back to the dog.
* Don't look the dog directly in his eyes.
* Back away from the dog slowly.
* If the dog moves toward you, command him to go home with a low voice.
* If a dog attacks you, curl into a ball and use your arms and hands to protect your head and neck. If you have a jacket or backpack, try to place between you and the dog.

luni, 3 septembrie 2007

Dog quotes

Dog quotes

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” -Ann Landers

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” -Will Rogers

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” -Ben Williams

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” -Josh Billings

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” -Andy Rooney

“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare.And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.” -M. Acklam

“Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.” -Sigmund Freud

“I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” -Rita Rudner

“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” -Robert Benchley

“Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.” -Franklin P. Jones

“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.” -James Thurber

“If your dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise.” -Unknown

“My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That’s almost $21.00 in dog money.” -Joe Weinstein

“Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!” -Anne Tyler

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” -Robert A. Heinlein

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” -Mark Twain

“You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’” - Dave Barry

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” -Roger Caras

“If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.” -Phil Pastoret

joi, 30 august 2007


Some people will do anything for a bit of attention. Like dyeing their pet dog to make it look like a panda for example.
Poor pet Hab Bo, a breed of Chinese dog known as a Chow Chow, was forced to endure a particularly undignified paint job when his Chinese owner, Li Jin from Beijing, decided to transform him into a panda.
Despite the change in the colour of his coat from its more usual brown to a classy black and white, Hab Bo's panda disguise is not quite perfect.
While in many respects Hab Bo is a dead ringer for the endangered species, his tell-tale pink nose and blue-black tongue give his true identity away.

duminică, 26 august 2007

Why Train Your Dog?

Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of raising a dog. In fact, a well trained dog is by far a happier dog! Why? Because a trained dog requires fewer restrictions. The more reliable the dog, the more freedom he is given.

For example, many stores and businesses that normally won't allow dogs on their premises will make an exception for a puppy or a dog that will heel nicely by his owner's side, or will do a sit-stay or down-stay without hesitation.

And when company arrives in your home, there's no need to banish a well-behaved dog to another room for fear that he will be a royal nuisance. Moreover, because a well-mannered, obedience-trained dog is both appreciated and welcome, he receives more attention and interaction from family members, visitors, and passers-by, than does the ill-mannered dog.

Training serves to strengthen the bond between a dog and his owner. It builds communication, understanding, and mutual respect, and subtly but effectively demonstrates to your dog that you're the leader of the pack (commonly referred to as the "Alpha"). And if your dog doesn't respect you as his leader, you may both be in big trouble, particularly if he's a bit rowdy or dominant by nature.

Obedience training also gives the dog owner the voice control necessary to prevent numerous potential tragedies. For instance, should a dog slips out of his collar in the middle of a congested traffic intersection, he can be safely heeled across the street, then given a sit command to facilitate putting his collar back on. Or should someone accidentally leave the front door open, and you spot your dog leaving, he can be safely called back to you using the recall command.

Statistics also show that puppies which receive early socialization, obedience, and temperament training (aggression prevention training) are far less likely to end up being destroyed by the time they turn three years of age than those that do not receive this early training.

sâmbătă, 25 august 2007

The creation myth

On the first day, God created the dog and said: "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."

The dog said: "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said: "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."

The monkey said: "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"

And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said:"You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family For this, I will give you a life span of sixty Years."

The cow said: "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created man and said: "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

But man said: "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

"Okay," said God, "You asked for it."

So that i s why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

Dogs' Views on Changing Light Bulbs (SMILE again!)

How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb? Depends on the dog's point of view....

GOLDEN RETRIEVER: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

BORDER COLLIE: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

DACHSHUND: You know I can't reach that stupid bulb!


LAB: Oh, me, me!!!! Pleeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I?

MALAMUTE: Let the Border Collie do it. You can feed me while he's busy.

JACK RUSSELL TERRIER: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.

POODLE: I'll blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

COCKER SPANIEL: Why change it? I can pee on the carpet in the dark.

DOBERMAN PINSCHER: While it's dark, I'm going to sleep on the sofa.

BOXER: Who cares? I can play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

MASTIFF: Mastiffs are NOT afraid of the dark.

CHIHUAHUA: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.

IRISH WOLFHOUND: Can somebody else do it? I've got this hangover and..........

POINTER: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there!

GREYHOUND: It isn't moving. Who cares?

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle....

OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG: Light bulb? That thing I just ate was a light bulb?


And the CAT: Dogs do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs and I am not one of them. So, the question is, how long will it be before I get some light in here?

SMILE! Pet diaries...

Excerpts from a Dog's Diary

* 8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
* 9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
* 9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
* 10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
* 12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
* 1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
* 3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
* 5:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
* 7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
* 8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
* 11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Excerpts from a Cat's Diary

Day 983 of my captivity.

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.

They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape.

In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. Bastards!

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow --but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches.

The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now . . .

joi, 23 august 2007

Spoiled dogs

I know, spoiled are probably the owners, but when we love our pets sooooo much we can't help ourselves to buy them all the new trendy stuff.
So I'll give you some tips about some beautiful and useful things for your dog.

Big Pooch Bowl- This designer dog bowl is made of surgical grade stainless steel with black rubber accents, complements any home`s decor and it fits 5 cups of food or water. If you're looking for the coolest dog bowl , this Big Pooch Food Bowl ranks at the top.

Bubble Mouse Toy- As seen on the "Today Show!" Kitty and puppy will never be bored with this 2-in-1 Bubble Mouse Toy. Use the motorized furry mouse outside the bubble and watch your cat or small dog chase it to his or her heart`s delight. Place the mouse in the bubble and be amazed as it rolls around and deflects off surfaces, inviting your furry feline or small canine to play. This battery operated small dog and cat toy is perfect for your inquisitive pet. These electronic toys require 1 AAA battery. Great gift for small dogs and cats.

Reversible Microsuede Chocolate Collection bed- Four beds in one! This reversible, luxurious, super soft microsuede Chocolate Snuggle Beds are actually four beds in one. This fully machine washable bed can be reversed so you can alternate the colors to suit you and your dog`s mood. A removable tufted seat cushion is another nice feature that can also be reversed. Perfect for the traveling puppy and parent. Available for the extra small through large doggie. These reversible, microsuede chocolate dog beds are available in cinnamon, mint and cloud colors. Micorsuede is not only luxurious and soft but it is also a top upholstery grade fabric and it is made in the USA with 100%.

miercuri, 22 august 2007

Dog problems?

There are several causes for the dog's behavior problems. The most common behavior problems are caused by the lack of training, a 'dominance' problem, inadequate socialization or the dog's genetics or temperament. Even as any of these might cause dog behavior problems, many dog behavior problems are caused in whole or in part by this one thing - not enough exercise!
The dog's exercise requirements depend on age, breed and individual. Puppies must not be exercised for more than 20 minutes at a time, but they can be exercised gently quite frequently. All puppies like to play, which tires them out with or without your help. Be careful not to walk your puppies for too long, their bones need to mature before they can be walked for long periods.
Different breeds have different exercise requirements. French Bulldogs for example don't need much exercise. There is a saying: French Bulldogs only need short walks in a long leash.

luni, 20 august 2007

Chayenne growing

This is my puppy, Chayenne, trying to gain the privilege of playing in my bed.

My little French Bulldog is indeed growing fast. When we took her in our home she was 7 weeks old and she weighted 2 kg. Now she is almost 4 months old and she is already weighting 7 kg.

If We could learn from our Dogs

We would ...
Always run to greet our loved ones when they come home.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Experience the ecstasy of the wind in your face.

When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play every day.
Thrive on attention and touching.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
Stop to lie on your back on the grass.
Drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree on hot days.
Show when you're happy, let those who made you that way know it!

Forgive those who scold you and ... show them you love them.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

Stop when you have had enough.
Be loyal and never betray a friend.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
Never give up - if something you want is buried, dig until you find it.
And MOST of all... When someone is having a bad day,

Be silent, sit close by and let them know you love them.