Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wordless Wednesday- Treats!

Our human cousin from Vermont came to visit, and look what she brought us! She bought them at the Vermont Country Store. The store has unique items for humans, and dogs too! Wasn't that nice that cousin Judy didn't forget us?!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

What are Your Favorite Animal Books?

Today is Read Across America Day.

What's your favorite book about animals? It can be childhood, classic or current. Dog, cat, duck, or elephant. Fiction or non fiction.

Please visit my Guideposts blog, Pawprints on my Heart, to check out my  list of animal books that changed my life. Then come back and let me know some of yours.

I know it's hard to narrow it down! I didn't even include some of the classics like Old Yeller, Sounder or Lassie, and after I posted the list, even more favorites kept coming to me.

I'd love to hear your list. What are some of your favorites?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Exercise with Ike

Okay, time to do your exercises. Now first, S-T-R-E-T-C-H..... Good!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

When A Day Care Puppy Spots Its Owner

You know that moment when you come home, and your dog sees you, and is so happy to see you that she jumps and dances around and gets all excited? Perhaps you experience that euphoria even more if your dog is a puppy. Kelly and Ike always wait at the front door, and start looking out the window when they hear our car pull into the driveway. They can see us through the window, and when we approach they start dancing and wagging. But maybe not quite as excited as this....check out this video of a puppy upon seeing its owner arrive at day care. The pup's joy and excitement is so adorable! It's one of the reasons why sharing our home with a pet is soooooo special.
The video (uploaded by Kevin Clancy) has more than 7 million views.

Friday, February 20, 2015

What a Difference a Few Words can Make

With all the uproar about the superbowl commercial where the adorable puppy falls off the truck and makes it all the way home, only to have the breeder say that she's sold him on GoDaddy....I'm surprised I haven't heard more about a current Time Warner Cable spot.  The mother and the little girl are standing by a fountain, making wishes. The mom wishes for affordable home internet. The little girl wishes for a puppy. In the end, after the mom finds out how to make her wish come true, she decides to make her daughter's wish come true and asks, "Where's the nearest pet store?"

Had the woman asked for the nearest shelter or rescue group, the commercial would have made the cable company's marketing point, while at the same time helping spread the word that wonderful adoptable homeless dogs and puppies are waiting to be rescued before it's too late. It's sad to think that a pet store is the first choice for many, and that many people still aren't aware that pet store puppies come from puppy mills.

What about you--Did you find the ad irresponsible, offensive, or sending the wrong message?
You can also sign a petition to change the ad's wording.