Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: A Shih Tzu Halloween

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Dog News Friday: Dog Poisoning

Today is another segment of our Dog News Friday. I only have two news to share and it's all related to dog poisoning. Let me just warn you that one is really really bad and the other is dog gone good.

1. Massive Dog Poisoning in Moscow, Russia. This news was posted last September 21, 2012. So I'm a little late in informing you guys. According to the news, 40 to 70 cases of dog poisoning has been noted by the police that same week. The Russian police opened a criminal investigation because of it. But it wouldn't be a surprise if nobody got convicted. Out of the 9 cases in 2011 (yes, ONLY 9), only one got a convicted. 

What makes this news more alarming are this so called dog killers who actually have dog hunting forums. (YES, DOG HUNTING FORUMS!). In these forums, they post pictures of their dog kills, how they kill the dogs, what they use to kill them and where to buy the stuff they use to kill the dogs. A well-known dog hunting forum's owner reasons out that they are simply a "keeper of peace".

To read more about this particular post, drop by the Huffington Post.

2. Ethan the Jack Russel Terrier Found Poisoned and Buried Survives. Some dogs are just born lucky. Take Ethan, for instance. He was buried after being poisoned. This lucky dog was dug out by a man who saw the ground "wiggle" because he was seizing (one of the poison's effect).  He was near lifeless when the man dug him out. Firefighters came to his rescue and brought him to the veterinarian who nursed him back to life.

Details of this post can be found here.

That's all for now. Thank you for dropping by today. Have a happy Friday.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Bang!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Mischief Monday: Evuhl Evuhl Human!

Dog grooming can come in different styles. Shih Tzus, for example, often have topknots on their head.  Others have their long shih tzu beards tied on. If it were up to me, I'd just leave it alone. But it weren't... 

What the hell, human?!?
My sister decided to comb Chooey's beardie. And no, that wasn't enough for her!

 Poor Chooey's getting her beardie pony-tailed.

Injustice! My life in this beautiful home is HORRIBLE. Help me, anyone!
My sister thought she looked cute with ponytails on her beardie. Poor Chooey doesn't look happy at all -_-.

Now, we're even! Justice has prevailed.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Dog News Friday: Amazing Mother Dogs

So I've decided to add a new segment into the blog regarding some amazing dog stories I've read this past week.

This particular post will pertain to some wonderful mother dogs who are simply awe-inspiring.

1. Dog Mom Saves Her Pups from Burning Building. I recently read about a dog who saved her puppies from a burning building. She carried them one by one from the affected area they were in unto the fire truck. Unfortunately, one of her puppies, named Amparo, who suffered severe burns wasn't able to make it.

Read more about it in the Huffington Post.

2. Mother Dog Saves Pup Struggling in the Pool. It's a short ABC news video where the pup is struggling to get out of the water and the mother tries to push him/her up. When that didn't work, the Golden Retriever mom gets out of the pool and pulls the puppy out of the water.

You can find the video at the ABC News website.

3. Stray Mother Dog Takes Care of a Human Baby Like Her Own Puppy. Now this one in particular was very heartwarming. The story has been published a long time ago (2005 to be exact). An abandoned baby, inside a plastic bag, was crying in the forest of Nairobi, Kenya. Nobody heard this baby except for a mother dog who decided to bring the baby into her litter and take care of the little one to the best of her capacity. That baby was found nestled with the mother dog's puppies under her watchful guard.

More about this heart warming story in the MSNBC Website.

I hope you liked reading about this dog news segment.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Chooey the PNG-GIF Shih Tzu



Interesting... I've just found out that Picasa now allows animated GIFs to move in Blogger. 


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Monday, October 15, 2012

Guest Post: Haustiere- German Word for Pet Food

This guest post was sent by Ricky Bourne.

Nutrition is important for all organisms, from katzen und hunden to human beings. Haustiere is important.

Apparently the German word for pet food, or for caring for your pet with nutrition or in other wise feeding a pet, is “haustiere”. So there you go. If you've been looking to broaden your conversational German with some extra words, that’s one for the bank.

People with ein hund or ein katze – oder even ein hamster (whatever that might be in German) may find themselves falling into the all too common trap of buying or using the wrong haustiere. Imagine those big puppy dog eyes looking up at you, saying, Ja, ich really mochte the wienerschnitzel you are eating… It’s hard to resist the charms and demands of the average domesticated animal. But if we don’t, we can inadvertently be causing some serious omissions in their diet.

Photo Courtesy of Hills Pet
Die katzen, for example, need to eat quite a lot of different minerals and irons in order to maintain the health of their teeth, bones and organs. Without the proper combination, they become kranken and have to go to the vet. So the haustiere you choose for dieser katzen can be very important – as indeed can the haustiere you choose for diener hunde.

Also, there are different kinds of haustiere for different stages in the life of dieser katze or diener hunden. So the food you give them has to change over the years. Die junge katze, for example, requires a nutritive boost to make its hair grow properly – plus a range of vitamins necessary to ensure the proper development of a nervous system honed to perfection, able to help its owner twist in mid-air and always hit the ground feet first.

Scientific nutrition for katzen und hunden is also used when the animal in question is sick in some way. Prescribed science diet formulas are able to help pets regain their full health in the event of certain illnesses. Extra protein, fur example, allows the animal to rebuild muscle it may have lost during ein period of rest. Und specific combinations of minerals and vitamins can target a tottering immune system, helping to build it back up properly during the period of convalescence.

Scientific haustiere can also be used to combat common allergies. Many domestic animals are either born with or develop allergies according to where they live and what they have previously been fed on. Pets suffering from chronic allergies may be helped by scientifically put together dry food, which can stop allergic reactions to the preservatives and setting agents often used in the wet food.

In addition, dry food can actually help to improve the breath of a pet prone to halitosis. The dry food is less likely to stick inside the mouth, on the tongue or teeth, after the pet has finished eating. Since it is the bacteria on unfinished food particles that often causes the smelly breath of a pet, using dry haustiere is an excellent way to make those evening cuddles with Smoochy a little less pungent.

Nutrition is important for all organisms, from katzen und hunden to human beings. Haustiere is important.

Author Bio :

Klaus Schmidt is an animal nutritionist. He often prescribes dry haustiere for der katzen und die hunden if they have been ill.

Haopee Notes:

I have added the following German words into my vocabulary bank...

Katzen = Cat

Hund = Dog (or Hound from the word Dachshund)
Haustiere = Pets ( according to Google Translate. However, in this article, it means pet food.)

And that wraps it up for today.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Family Friday: Death and Rebirth

I had planned to talk about Caoimhe's passing a week ago. I felt guilty for not being there for Magic's mums and the entire pack during such a devastating ordeal.

Thank you for posting this in your blog, Magic.

I truly hope that their hearts have healed and mended after having to do that heart-wrenching decision.

On a more lighter note, still related to Magic, I have sewn Timothy the Turtle back to life. He was one of the first toys we ever got and coming from Magic, nonetheless. 

He was ripped apart by Peanuts and Ginger a couple of months ago, so I took the liberty of  taking him with me so he can live a longer and happier life with Chooey.

Minus the squeaker, plus a couple of Frankenstein stitches and VIOLA! Timothy is ALIIIIVEEE!!!
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mischief Monday: If a Picture Paints a Thousand Words...

Then what in dog's name are you up to, Rin!

Just one of those Rin moments where Photoshop isn't necessary.

P.S. I was supposed to catch up with blogging but my tummy is really hurting bad so please don't think I have forgotten. I am just experiencing an unfortunate achy tummy.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Dog Treats and MyDogsLove.Me Anniversary

The big ONE

We are truly thankful to have found so many bloggy friends this past year. We just turned 1 yesterday, by the way. I know I'm not so keen in dates so I would like to thank everybody who has visited us and made us part of their virtual lives.

We don't have much so we're hoping that this digital doggy treats are enough for you guys....

Oops! Sorry, these Doggyman Milk and Bacon flavored and Cheese biscuits are decommissioned.

Our personal favorite is the Veggie flavored Doggy Biscuits from Doggyman.

Here are some Jerhigh and Pedigree Meat Jerky. You can pass it around but don't forget to drink lots of water  because of the sodium content.

If this isn't enough, perhaps the next one would suffice.

Our supermarket actually has a frozen Dog Food section.

We can boil a few scrap bones and everybody could enjoy fat juicy bones for snack time.

Once again, thank you for being part of our lives.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mischief Monday: Our Responsibility to Our Dogs

Some days ago, I found a humongous .. no wait... a GINORMOUS tick on Buchi's back. So I, the responsible owner, have decided to give him a nice refreshing bath.

Just look at the joy in his face. You can feel it radiating all over the picture! (^o^)
Need I say more?

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