Saturday, June 30, 2012

Silly Saturday: Chooey's First Bath

Before we start everything else. we would like to mention Pedigree in their new cause. 

Have you joined Pedigree's program "Write a Post, Help A Dog"? If not, here's how it goes: from now until midnight on June 30th, for every blog post that mentions Write a Post, Help a Dog, Pedigree will donate one 17lb bag of dog food to shelter dogs in need! It's so easy, everyone should do it!

Thank you for your patience, dear bloggy friends. We are still recovering our data from the damaged hard drive partitions. I, Haopee, have been staying up until 4 AM in the morning doing this. 

In the mean time, please enjoy this adorable pack sibling photo. 

I have documented Chooey's first bath. After 3 months of being smelly Chooey, now she is known as  LESS smelly Chooey and everybody wants a piece of her- even Peanuts.

Have a wonderful weekend. I will do my best to visit you guys soon.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Out and About With Your Pet

We interrupt our daily postings with this content brought to you by Lintbells. One of the greatest issues I've had with my dogs are skin problems such as Buchi's mange, parasite-related ones like ticks and fleas and the dreaded itching for unknown reasons.

So your pet is getting old enough to leave the safety of the house. This can prove a whole new set of challenges for you as the owner. As a responsible pet owner, you have a number of responsibilities that you must undertake.

The first responsibility is to those who you will be meeting along your way. It is important that your dog is suitably leashed, or well enough trained to respond to commands. Many people are scared of dogs, and if your dog appears to be uncontrolled or badly behaved, the situation may only get worse. They may also have young children, who may not have been taught how to respond to an energetic dog, or indeed, your dog may not know how you respond to the behaviour of a child.

The second responsibility is to the dogs they will be meeting and possibly playing with. Much like humans, some dogs can be rather nervous around other dogs, particularly if they are overbearing in their greetings. They are more likely to be responsive if your dog greets them in a calm manner.

Your third responsibility is to the health of the dogs they meet. If your dog appears to be scratching excessively, it may be wise to walk them in a place that is low on dogs. They may have some form of parasites, and if this is the case, it would be irresponsible of you to create a situation in which your dog could transmit the parasite to other dogs. You wouldn’t be happy if your dog caught a parasite from someone else’s dog, so you should not allow your dog to give it to others either.

 If you plan to be stopping off at a friend’s house or other indoor location, it is important to think about the conditions in their house. For example, if your dog has a skin condition, they could pass it on to the pets already present in the house, or any future pets they may choose to have in the next month or so. Furthermore, if this skin condition causes your dog to suffer from dry flaky skin, they could cause problems for any allergy sufferers that may live in the house.

Today is Family Friday (isn't everyday?) in my timezone. Don't forget to give your mom/human the biggest puppy-eyed stare you could ever muster. Remind them that you know you're taken care of and loved to the nth level.

News Flash: I've decided to switch back to Windows XP because I can't deal with the drama Windows 7 is giving me. 
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Partially Wordy Wednesday

After spending 2 hours figuring out how to use GIMP, I was able to add some texts in this picture. I just realized how much I suck at it and miss using Photoshop.

Give me that steak in the picture box. I command you!
News Flash: My Windows 7 is damaged again. I'm still unable to fix it so please bear with me. I might not be able to visit you guys until my Microsoft OS gets "medicated". I'm thankful that I have Linux Ubuntu at the moment.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

10 Reasons Why My Dogs Don't Use the Computer

Have you ever wondered why it's mostly the mom, the dad or the assistant who does all the blogging? I doubt it's because humans are the only ones capable of punching the keys in the keyboard correctly.

You POST. I'll POSE!
According to a number of dog books there are multiple reasons why dogs prefer posing for the camera and showing us what to blog rather than blog themselves. This here is a mix of our opinions and theirs.

1. They can't stick their heads out of Windows 7.

2. The treats in Youtube videos taste like glass or plastic.

3. Just like Mac OS' Lion and Leopard, they think Twitter is exclusive for cats.

4. They know book"MARK"ing will get them in deep trouble.

5. Carpaw Tunnel Syndrome.

6. Tail wags and nubbin wiggles don't have emoticons or smileys on most instant messaging applications.

7. Why paw a mouse when you can put it in your mouth and chew it to pieces?

8. Facebook's age limit only allows dogs who are a bagillion years old.

9. FETCH command is not available in all platforms.

10. It would take forever to type in with those paws.

Hope you enjoyed this post. Happy Tuesday!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Mischief Monday: History Repeats Itself

Remember how I posted about Peanuts having played with the wrong toy. Well, it felt like history repeated itself. This time, I had to open Chooey's mouth with my fingers and hook it out because she was enjoying her "meal" (exhibit A) too much that pulling the tail didn't stop her from gobbling it (exhibit B).

Exhibit A (top) depicts a picture of the victim being removed from the crime scene. Exhibit B (bottom) is the evidence found in the suspect's mouth.

Snoopy's Dog Blog

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

I Tried Orijen For Dogs and I Am Very Pleased

We interrupt our daily postings with this content from Viovet. According to DogFoodAdvisor, it gets a 5 stars for not having any controversial ingredient other than pea fiber. It meets the AAFCO nutrient profiles aside from being grain-free.

With no further ado, presenting this puggylicious story.
With so many different pet foods out there sometimes it can be extremely hard to choose one that is suitable for you and your pet. Dogs can be fussy eaters especially if you spoil them. This is where I went wrong with my Pug and I have been paying the price ever since. He is so fussy that he would rather starve than eat something that he doesn’t like. This means that I constantly have to mix in fresh meat and search for expensive pet foods to keep him eating.

As he was still a puppy I introduced him to Orijen’s puppy food range - I thought that this would probably last only a short time, but I liked the look of their puppy range especially because it contained a lot of fruits and other vegetables over starchy cereals. He did really take to this food and I also mixed in other cooked foods that I personally eat as well; like some chicken and other leftovers from dinner.
For a while I was feeding him another brand but he never really finished the food. So I thought I would go back to the first brand that I tried and give him Orijen adult dog food; believe it or not I think my Pug loves fish. They have a salmon range and he eats it so quickly that sometimes I think he will get indigestion from it. It’s really funny because he almost collapses on his back and lays there with his mouth open for a good 20 minutes after he’s finished eating the salmon.
My great aunt has a cat and I just wanted to reach out to a few other cat owners to see if they have tried Orijen’s cat food products. The cat is an extremely fussy eater but I know that this pet food uses only natural ingredients and they claim to be of a high quality. I believe them about the quality but am not sure about how it tastes and if cats really like this food. Please can any owners reach out to me to see if they have tried this brand and had any success with it?
Just a funny thought while I was reading a forum regarding Orijen. One person mentioned that it not only smelled like meat, but it also TASTED like meat. He further adds, "You know me. I would never give my babies anything I haven't tried."

Have a happy weekend.
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Family Friday with our Jerhigh Treats

A week ago, I finally got new treats for the pack to enjoy. At first I was hesitant to pick the Liver Browny flavored Jerhigh Dog Snack because I do feed them real boiled liver and they might not like it compared to the real thing.

Dear Jerhigh, will you make my dogs as happy as the doggy in your picture?

Do you think Chooey likes them?

Noms! Om, Nom, Om, Nom. Nom!
How about Peanuts?

"Bask on my terrier charms, Haopee!"

The verdict:
Chooey: Don't you think you've starved us long enough? It's about time we got the "goods".
Peanuts: Yes, we love it. Super Duper Hugs! 

Apparently, I worry too much about the dogs not liking the treats. I'm glad Jerhigh is now happily resting in their content tummies.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: A Lesson in Cuteness

For the record, I am innocent ... and CUTE!

We wish to be excused from the Woos' International Box Day.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

10 Noisy Dog Breeds (featuring Chooey & Peanuts)

So we've missed Mischief Monday, eh? Hear our vocal protest. Be my guest... PLAY THE CLIP.

Below is an interesting list of the top 10 Noisiest Dog Breeds... and guess what, terriers (*cough* PEANUTS) are in it.

In no specific order, the 10 noisiest dog breeds are...

1. Terriers

Peanuts: What do you mean I'm noisy?!? It's Chooey's fault!
Chooey: (looking innocently)
Peanuts: Stop pretending. You know you're guilty, too.
Chooey: (looking innocently)
Peanuts: That's not fair! Haopee, make her confess.
Chooey: (still...looking innocently)

2. Collie - Bragging rights for being too smart?

3. Doberman Pinscher - That's understandable. They were meant to alarm us when an intruder comes. We should give them credit for independently practicing their vocal chords.

4. Finnish Spitz - I haven't seen this breed yet.

5. German Shepherd Dog - Should I say more? They're supposed to intimidate like number 3.

6. Norwegian Elkhound - Ummmm....

7. Toy and Miniature Poodle - Looking pretty isn't enough. They have to talk about it, too.

8. Beagle - "This looks interesting... Oh, there's another interesting thingy there! Wait, there's one more over there! And another one over over there! Bark! Bark! Bark!"

9. Rottweiller - "I bark because I'm tough and everybody's too scared to say 'NO'. Bite me... and I'll bite you back."

10. Shetland Sheepdog - "Humans are too disorganized. I have to herd them everyday but they never pay attention. Verbal cues are the only thing that works. I always need to bark at them to gather around."

The list was taken from Planet Dog's doglopedia. However, the comments and descriptions are ours alone. I hope you've enjoyed this post.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Special: Mango!!!

Today, we are featuring a special fruit. Well, it's not that exotic but in my not-so-expert opinion, this mango is GINORMOUS. Why do I say so? For starters, it weighs half a kilo ALONE. 

To give you an idea of how big our mango looks like, lappy has volunteered to give you perspective.
We came across it at a neighbor's home. She was selling mangoes from the trees in her backyard. This one in particular cost us roughly $0.50.

Chooey: MAAAAANNNNGGGGOOOO!!! (Peanuts is in the background pawing her down.)
By the way, Peanuts and Chooey love fruits. They have not once refused being fed fruits as treats. Do you guys like fruits?

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Friday, June 15, 2012

How to Keep Your Dog Happy

We interrupt our Friday posting schedule for this content brought to you by Nutrecare.
However old or young your dog is, a healthy dog is a happy dog. Recently, a good friend of mine came home one day with Fenna, a beautiful cocker spaniel from a rescue centre. Unknown to me, she had been planning this for a while and had everything ready and checked by the centre’s trained employees. 

When I was first introduced to Fenna in my friend’s lounge she hid behind the sofa for the entire two hours. The tips and guidelines my friend was given  by the centre and it’s resident vet to keep Fenna happy and healthy have been working like magic, and after just eight weeks she is already transformed into one of the friendliest and most loving canines I have ever met. 

For any dog, worming treatment is important in order to keep them healthy and happy by keeping them free from parasites. Drontal Plus claims to kill more varieties of round worm and tape worm than any other wormer and Fenna has no complaints so far. Used in conjunction with a flea treatment, worming regularly (every three months is recommended) can save trips to the vets and also helps to keep your house free of worms. 

Diet is vital to keeping your dog healthy, as with the wrong food your pet is probably missing out on the nutrition it needs. Fenna is eating a dog food called the Royal Canin’s Hypo-Allergenic Veterinary Diet, which helps to reduce ingredient and nutrient intolerances, from which she has previously suffered. Advised by the rescue centre’s vet as a cheaper but nonetheless viable alternative to the food Fenna had been eating whilst in the centre, my friend says she loves it and can’t get enough of it, just like you would expect from any normal dog food. 

Finally, play time is not only fun for both canine and owner, but it can also provide time to get to know your pet and see their mood change for the better. Dog toys are a great way to add variety to their day, especially if they have to be alone for a while and could do with something to keep them occupied. Fenna loves to play tug-of-war in the garden with anyone who visits! 

Have a happy weekend, everyone! Don't forget to put your toys in their baskets to help your moms, okay?
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Word...errr Wednesday: The Ocean is Under Our Home

This is where we currently live. During days where we have a high tide, the river overflows towards our home. 

Our house is elevated because when it was built, my mom didn't have enough finances to spend on land filling. Truth be told, I often enjoy watching the sea water around our tiny home. Good thing it only comes  twice or thrice a month.

Happy Word...ummm Wednesday!
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Origin of the Rainbow Bridge (Tuesday Trivia)

Today, I would like to dedicate this post to one of my puppies who had passed away. His name was Dash and he would always sleep on top of my foot.  

This is Dash. We diligently brought him to the vet and spent so much effort on following everything to get him better but it still wasn't enough.
When we lose our beloved fur babies, it's inevitable to think that they are in a happier place... the Rainbow Bridge. To tell you the truth, I never knew where the Rainbow Bridge came from. Fortunately, I was able to read about its history/origin and I would love to share it with you guys.

The original essay was written by an unknown author. Whoever this person was comforted millions of pet lovers all over the world.

So here it goes.
Just this side of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge. When an animal who has been especially close to someone here dies, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge. Here there are meadows and hills for all our special friends so that they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine so our furry friends are always warm and comfortable.

All the animals who have been ill or old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in dreams of days gone by. The animals are happy and content except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one animal will suddenly stop and look into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend meet, you cling to each other in joyous reunion never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress that beloved head, and you once more look into the trusting eyes of your pet, gone so long from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...- Author Unknown

In loving memory of Nola's Charlotte and Tweedles' Hank. If you wish to dedicate this post to friends and family members you've lost, feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to edit this post and add their names at the bottom.

They will always be in our hearts...

Magic's dear brother Kaska and his sisters Zeta and Maisie
Scrappy's black lab sister Shadow
the 14 Doxies of the Idaho Dachshund Rescue by Siku
Basset Momma's Barney and Bear

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Mischief Monday: We ain't BAD, We Angels!

Thankfully, not much mischief here... In fact, don't they look peaceful? This is just one of those days that I am able to relax from the sound of bickering and whiny battle cries.

Painting Title: Chooey Reaching Out

I'm not sure if I diminished the value of this picture by Photoshopping it. They remind me of a mural so I did the next best thing- changing the wooden floor into a brick-looking wall.

Happy Monday, Mischief Makers!

Snoopy's Dog Blog

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Awards Sunday

Dear Bloggy Friends,

Let me grab this opportunity to thank the people who have given me these wonderful awards.

Yes, I will admit that I am guilty of procrastinating myself. So with no further ado, let me start with the Sunshine Award I have received from Freddie and Gloria, Poppy aka Popcorn, and Pixel Blue Eyes.

According to the rules of the Sunshine Award. I must follow these two criteria
  1. Answer the questions that come with it
  2. Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it (I am unsure whether it were 5, 10 or 20, so I hope you don't mind me giving it to 11)

Blogs to pass this award to:

  • Tweedles - The poetic puggy who writes lovely poems about life and nature

  • Suka - Doggy adventures with a touch of panaromic views and art work

  • Teddy and Sierra- Two Eskies with camping adventures and a garden with lovely red strawberries

  • Tutu, Bernie, Whisky and the entire crew- They're cute, they're silly, they're composed of a dog, some cats, an amazing tripod bunny and two guinea pigs living in Malaysia.

  • Zoe - The dog of many water adventures. She's currently known for her floor skating.

  • Indy and Bogey - You probably know them through Pat, an amazing writer.

  • Sampson, Daisy Boo, Dante - They've been currently a bit busy to post in bloggerville but these three stooges can make you laugh so hard. Just check out Sampson's silly antics.

  • Tegan - She may not talk about her dogs the way we do, but if you want some serious advice about raising and training dogs, this is the place to go to.

  • White Dog Army - Read about Siku's adventures and inspirational posts while living with her army of Eskies (Quinn, Puff, Nuka, YoYoMa, and the newest member of their family Oso).

  • Magic (Real Name: Silversocks Sharade)- The first thing that caught my attention was the Gaelic names of Caoimhe and Aoife (pronounces as Kee-va and Ee-fa). But then you meet wonderful Magic (and her mums Leigh and Judith) and the affenpinchers... and the chickens.

  • Stewey -  Aside from being a cute Corgie, Stewey has a sense of style. Every dress-up post has a teaser picture that keeps us bloggers guessing.

Oh darn, I forgot about the questions. Okay let me see...

Favorite number:  13 (I was born in a Friday the 13th)
Favorite Non-alcoholic drink: Coffee
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook. I seldom open my Twitter
My Passion: Talking about, Thinking about, Dreaming about, Playing and Cuddling my dogs... Oh I fix computers, too
Favorite pattern: I'm a checkers person. But I can go with plain monochromatic hues.
Favorite Day of the Week:  Friday, there's no question there.
Favorite Flower:  Lotus, because I was named after it.

Another Liebster Award...

I would like to thank DogsNPawz for this latest Liebster Award. I will be  forwarding it only to two other blogs because I've already named 10 ^^.

  • Twinkletoe Tails - The amazing blog of Oui Oui and their mom-made beautiful kitty avatars.

  • Urbanhounds - Enjoy their urban adventures in the city. The newest member of their family is an adorable puggy named after Harry Potter's best friend, Weasley.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

11 Reasons Why Not to Buy Puppies from a Pet Store (a Shark Tribute)

Today, I would like to interrupt my weekly dose of fun and frolic to dedicate this post to Shark. He was the reason why I started this blog. We had so many memories during our time together that I regret only having been able to take a single picture of him with my phone. I had not expected his wonderful life to be so short-lived.

This is Shark. He was the most beautiful of the bunch. Compared to his other siblings, he had the cutest eyes and the prettiest smile. Credits to syedimranrocks for the beautiful frame I used

Firstly, let me just say that breeding is a job for the responsible breeders. And compared to pet stores in most countries, here in the Philippines, pet store puppies with papers (documents to prove they are purebred) are more reliable than the ones being sold online. So with that clarified, here are some reasons why buying at a pet store isn't recommended.

1. Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills. 

The truth is, NO RESPONSIBLE AND ETHICAL BREEDER WOULD SEND THEIR PRECIOUS CHARGES INTO THE UNKNOWN. And you've seen in Youtube how cruel they can be with the living conditions they keep their dams in. Puppies need to be socialized, so do their mothers. The place where they are born in shouldn't be cramped in a cage. That teaches them to potty in their den. What owner would want to have his dog pee or poop on the carpet?

2. Most pet stores don't have health guarantees.

It will be a first if I hear a pet store salesperson say, "If in case your puppy is sick, you can return it to us." Responsible breeders will assure you that if something happens to your puppy (or if you are no longer capable of taking care of him), they'll readily accept him back with open arms. Responsible breeders have their dams and sires tested for genetic health defects which further assures your puppy's healthy status as they grow up.

3. No customer support EVER!

You can't just barge in a pet store asking for help with your sick puppy. They'll just tell you to go see a vet. Responsible breeders will always offer you their support and knowledge so you know what's best for your puppy. If they're familiar with the puppy's problem, they would easily help you through it. If he is gravely sick, they will provide you with numbers of vets they trust.

4. Pet store salespeople usually know little of puppy parenting let alone any special care for every breed of puppy they have.

Sure they'll talk to you about what made the breed so special and why it is so awesome to have this dog, but ask them about potty training. Or at the least, ask them about schedules regarding vaccinations, socializing the puppy and temperament. They'll probably say, "Oh, he's nice and loves to be with people." Don't forget to ask them how he is with cats or how he plays with his brothers and sisters (or with other puppies).

5. Pet store salespeople will not ask whether the puppy is fit for your lifestyle. All they care about is making a sale.

Responsible and reputable breeders usually ask a series of questions before they finally decide whether you're a fit candidate for their puppies. They say "No" to those who have wrong expectations of the puppy  or if that person's lifestyle doesn't suit the breed. They further educate people about the breed and make them understand why the breed is or isn't for you.

6. Pet store salespeople usually won't give you an idea of the puppy's temperament and behavior as it grows up.

Reputable breeders are capable of telling you what to expect when they grow up. You will even have the benefit of seeing the mother of the puppies if not both parents. You'll also be able to observe her and see how she reacts to her environment.

7. In terms of selling, expect a pet store salesperson to sell the puppy like a car salesperson does.

They will convince you to buy the puppy because it is a good deal, blinding you from the fact that the puppy may have internal issues such as parasites or budding behavioral problems. As they always say, FOCUS ON THE GOOD POINTS and never on the bad.

8. Puppies sold in the pet store can be harbingers of worms, parasites and diseases.

Some pet store puppies can be made to look healthy and happy, but you will never know until it's too late. Aside from the heartbreaking fact that you'll probably suffer the grief of dealing with the death of a puppy who has captured your heart in the short time he's been with you, you might have to deal with house infestations.

In scenarios 8 and 9, you must be prepared to spend more than you would a puppy with an assured clean bill of health. The vet bills can sky rocket just by not anticipating these health issues.

9. You may be compromising your healthy pets' life by introducing a puppy bought from a pet store into your home.

Unless you are the type who makes it a rule to immediately bring the new addition of the family to the vet, then you might be endangering your other pets' lives. Isolation is a great way to avoid encountering this, but there are just instances that you'll run out of luck.

That's how my dogs got Parvo. My mom got me a puppy from a friend of hers who neglects her dogs (Apparently, their definition of taking care of dogs is not giving them a clean place to live in and not spaying/neutering. Just imagine how puppy mills are). I isolated them for two week while deworming them- they were to weak to be vaccinated during that time. After that, we introduced them to our dogs. Little did I know that they had signs of parvo and parasites. Back then, I wasn't aware of these things so I didn't bring my dogs to the vet to have them checked. We lost two of our best friends because of the Parvo they brought.

10. Buying puppies from a pet store equals puppy mill promotion.

It's like the saying, if you buy drugs you are giving pushers a job and drug syndicates a go-signal to make more. And that's just plain bad.

We are supposed to condemn puppy mills because they are cruel and they breed without whatsoever concern to their dogs. There are far healthier dogs in dog shelters and rescue centers. If you want a dog, either get it from a reputable breeder or visit the rescue center near you. You might just find that dog who will accompany you for years and years to come.

11. You are promoting animal cruelty.

Do you know what happens to the bitches and studs who are no longer capable of producing puppies for profit? They are either abandoned, neglected or left in a cage to die. This sounds cruel but that's the harsh reality of it. Puppy mills are not humane. People who make puppy mills are there for the profit with no utter concern for the lives of the dogs who they've abused. They see these animals as machines and disposable objects (even machines get maintained and protected from harsh weather elements).

To learn more about reputable breeders, check this post on how to spot a good breeder.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Peanuts vs Chooey Dog Play-Fight Video

Finally, an almost Wordless Wednesday.

With background music 

Without background music. You can listen to Chooey's battle cry here.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mischief Monday: R.I.P Doggie Toys

We would like to dedicate this post to some of our favorite toys who've crossed the rainbow bridge.

Here lies dear old Mr. Stick. 
He was chewy and sweet. 
He kept me happy when nobody wanted to be chewed.

Wonderful Mr. Bear was soft and cuddly. 
He allowed me to toss him around 
and shake him vigorously.
Let us give our toys a moment of silence to cherish how much they've kept us occupied during times of boredom.

Snoopy's Dog Blog
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Friday, June 1, 2012

Frustrating Friday: Family Dog Killed by a Police Officer by MISTAKE!

I would like to thank everybody who  liked our Wordy Wednesday post. It was supposed to be Wordless but the captions felt essential.

Now, for a more pressing agenda, I would like to tell you a very frustrating story about a dog named Lillie who was shot by a Forth Worth, Texas police officer who's still currently unnamed (probably because he'd be crucified by pet owners for making the biggest, stupidest mistake ever).

First of all, this guy responds to the wrong house address. He then shoots the family dog who he claims he thought was a pit bull and was charging at him!

This is Lillie, the so called pit bull look-alike!
And this is what the department had to say about it.
Here's what Officer Daniel Segura with the Fort Worth Police Department had to say about the shooting:

"The officer responded as an assist unit in the investigation of a copper theft offense that occurred in the 4900 Block on Norma st. The assist officer started looking for suspects in the surrounded area from the offense location; he stopped at 4717 Norma where he made contact with an adult male, the officer waited by the driveway when suddenly two dogs started barking at the officer and in an aggressive manner charged towards his direction. The officer ran towards a pillar and asked the male repeatedly to call back the dogs. The officer jumped on top of the pillar and continued pleading the male to call the dogs back. As the dogs were getting closer to attack/bite the officer, the officer fired his duty weapon striking the dog closest to him.

 No arrests were made in reference to the copper theft call."
The Fort Worth Police Department hasn't apologized for their mistake yet and that annoys me. They could have at least promised that this trigger-happy incident would never happen again.

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