Saturday, December 22, 2012

Doggy Christmas Greetings from Us to You

We would like to greet everyone (dogs, cats and peeps alike) a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you and your family have a great 2013 ahead of you.

Once again, thank you for being part of our lives. We hope to spend another year with you in this wonderful community.

P.S. We have started our Christmas break early, so see you around after the 27th.
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Friday, December 14, 2012

A Beautiful Friendship is What We Have With All of You

This year, a lot of things have happened. We have received so much - from heartwarming comments to beautiful personalized cards to tiny packages in the the mail. We thank all of you for this.

We recently won a very pretty LED collar from Lisa of DogsnPawz. Since it's only open for US residents, we decided to have it sent to Bella.

Beauty is when you give something special to someone special and they look pretty wearing it. 

We would like to thank My Favorite Petshop for sponsoring Lisa's Giveaway that had us won the LED collar.

Each buyer has a personal account where they can track the items' whereabouts. 
Their site also sends the tracking number for the shipment to update their customers of the purchased product's current status.

Flea from Dog Treat Web also sent us a Kong keychain which we got from the mail last week. It's now hanging safely beside my clicker keychain.

Thanks, Flea. I promise to never call you using your old lady name!

This blog hop is brought to you by Sugar. She's not only hosting this "This Moment See Beautiful" blog hop but for each one who joins the hop, Sugar will be donating $1 (up to $100!) to St. Anne's Center, The Lantern House : Pet Area!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Mischief Monday: Catching Up

Well, this is more of an update rather than a separate Mischief Monday post. Of course, we will be tackling multiple mischievous events including my non-stop cough.

Mischief 1: I am still sick. After 3 days of body chills and aches, my sickness has died down to a non-stop cough-a-thon. SO WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?

Mischief 2: Guess who's up to mischief? My housemates! The mailman actually dropped by our house last December 5 with three letters from the card exchange list. My housemates didn't accept the mail because they weren't familiar with the names on the list... I mean, DUH, WHO WOULD SEND MAILS TO CHOOEY, RIGHT?

Mischief 3: I almost lost track of the awards being given to me by Lisa of DogsnPawz. Cotton also gave a very sweet award. THANK YOU TO THE BOTH OF YOU.

Before we go to those awards, here's a short intermission number from my one and only Chooey.

Back to our regular programming...

This Super Sweet Blogging Award is from our good old friend Lisa of DogsNPawz
The rules of this award state that...
  1. Give credit to the blog which nominated you.
  2. Answer the “Super Sweet” Questions.  
  3. Pass award on to a baker’s dozen. 

Cookies or Cake? Cake!
Chocolate or vanilla?  Chocolate
What is your favorite sweet treat?  Polvoron! It's a Filipino delicacy made of milk, peanuts(sometimes) and peanut butter. (You could click on the link for its homemade recipe.)
When do you crave sweet things? Ask and I'll have to kill you
If you had a sweet nickname what would it be?  Chocolate (for Buchi), why? Because he's deadly and lethal.

I'm using the "Sick Card" for the Baker's dozen for now.

The Friendly Blogger Award was given to us by Cotton  and we'd like to thank HIM for that.
Phew! Finally, we are back in business. I hope I don't miss Wordless Wednesday. In the mean time, please drop by Snoops blog as his Mischief Master Class is now on paperback.

Snoopy's Dog Blog
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Friday, December 7, 2012

Guest Post: Top Tips to Keep Your Pet Dog in Good Health

Dear Bloggy Friends,

We are currently "out-of-order" due to being sick. First, it was my older niece, then my younger niece, and then, yours truly. I'm still trying to combat the viral infection that's causing my flu so please bear with me if I haven't visited your blogs for a while now.

In the mean time, for those visiting this blog for dog information... here's an article to file in your brain bank.

Top Tips To Keep Your Pet Dog in Good Health

Every good dog owner wants their pet to be happy and healthy. However, those who have just adopted a new dog may be unsure as to how to do this. In this article, we cover the basic steps you'll need to take to keep your dog in good health.

Regular Veterinary Care

The foundation of your dog's health is high quality vet care. Find a locally based vet that you trust and arrange regular visits. Standard health checkups should be carried out by your vet every six months for adult dogs, whilst puppies and senior dogs will require more frequent visits. Dogs age at a faster rate than humans and so as they get older, tend to develop symptoms associated with old age, such as joint and heart problems, much more quickly. It is essential to develop a good relationship with your local vet, so that you can discuss any potential health problems with them and nip any issues in the bud.

Image Courtesy of Eva Holmes
Good Nutrition

Nutrition is fundamental for keeping your pet healthy. Much like with humans, a dog's diet has a direct affect on their energy levels, weight, skin and hair, as well as their digestive system. Invest in high quality dog foods made by a reputable company such as Kattunge. Once you find the food that best suits the needs of your pet, make sure to use that food consistently, as changes in diet can cause upset stomachs and general ill health in dogs. If you have a young dog and are still trying to determine which type of dog food is most suitable for them, feed them one type for three to six weeks and watch how they react. For instance, how does their coat look? It should be quite glossy in most cases, but not greasy. Their energy levels should also be noted; a decrease in energy may indicate some problem.

Routine Exercise

It's all too common for dog owners to underestimate how much exercise their pet needs in order to stay healthy. According to pet care experts from Kattunge, it's often the case that behavioural are misdiagnosed, when the issue is actually just surplus energy. If you find your dog is chewing up the furnishings and running around the house all of the time, consider whether they could do with an extra long walk each day. Their exercise needs will vary depending on the age, size and breed of dog that you have, but generally speaking, between one and two hours each day is recommended.

Dental Care

Dental care for dogs is something which is often neglected until owners get a whiff of bad breath. Tartar and plaque build up can lead to serious health problems and costly vet visits. Don't wait until you begin to see signs of gum disease to do something   make sure to take care of your dog's teeth before any such issues arise; you can feed them dental treats, use oral rinses or brush their teeth. You vet will also be able to advise you on how to keep your pet's teeth in good condition. From time to time, you may need to take your dog for a professional cleaning.


Eva Holmes writes regularly for a range of pet health care blogs, magazines and websites. She owns three dogs herself and so has personal interest in dog health, preferring to use only the top pet food brands, like Kattunge.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dog News Friday: Trigger Happy Police Killing Innocent Dog

A few months ago, I posted about the Border Collie mix who was shot by a policeman after being mistaken for a Pitbull. ( Yeah, right! And Molly is the queen of England!).

Well, it doesn't stop here, folks! Recently another news pertaining to police brutality (and STUPIDITY, if you ask me) has emerged.

According to 9News, the dog named Chloe was tased, noosed and shot to death. The story began when a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report an unknown dog in the neighborhood. According to Kenny Collins, he did not expect something like this to happen as he just wanted the loose Chloe to be taken away. While they were trying to decide what to do with the dog, Chloe just sat there. But then, they tased her... and used a catch pole (which she tried to break loose from)... and got shot multiple times.

What made this story worst is that the cops had the audacity to justify their action by saying that they were attacked reason why they had to do what they did. Unfortunately for them, someone was filming what actually transpired that day.

Warning: This video is graphic.

You can read more about it here: Commerce City Police answer questions about dog killed on Saturday

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