Monday, March 30, 2009

The Hands Free Leash

So I'm an avid fan of The Swanky Pup, mainly because they have so many neat doggie thingys that you either A) just have to get or B) wonder who has the money to purchase this stuff. It's always a treat in my Google Reader when there's a new post!

Which leads me to this post (The Swanky Pup highlighted this too) - we run with Rusty. Sometimes up to 4 miles and let me tell you. I don't feel like I get a great work out holding the leash in my left hand. I'd much rather run and NOT hold the leash so that's what this hands free leash does from The Loyal Dog. It's $25 which isn't too bad for a leash (there's a doggie boutique in town where leashes are $50 and up, no thank you!).

I think I'll most definitely order it - it looks fairly simple and straightforward.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Toxic Plants in Indiana?

Oh, yes there are...

Here's the link to the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and a link of toxic plants located in Indiana.

Unfortunately we have a Black Walnut tree in the backyard. It even says, "Do not let dogs eat walnut hulls." Oops. I think Rusty might've eaten one or two... Well no symptoms of what they've explained...

Let's see, what else do we have in our yard that's toxic?

Um. I can't really identify any other plants in our yard! I'll have to take pictures and then look 'em all up...

Dang it - I can't wait until we don't have to rent later this year!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Dog Likes His Cars

Yes, Rusty now has a preference for BMW's too. Thanks a lot Bimmer Man -

Friday, March 13, 2009

It's The Rusty Cam!!

Do you remember this?

OMG. I am so amused!!! It hangs on his collar pretty well until he shakes but otherwise, it's hilarious! It's pretty easy to use and Rusty didn't even notice it on his collar. So funny! Take a look at the pics below...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Clean Your Computer Screen!

I know you don't clean your computer screen very often and it is hard to do the inside, so here's a cleaner to use.

Dog Food Storage

Iris Airtight 30-Quart Pet-Food Storage Container

I'm stuck. Seriously. I'm sick and tired of looking at a dog food bag that doesn't have an airtight seal.

Bergan Floor Stack-N-Stor 40 Storage Container (15.25'' x 12.5'' x 15'' - 27-29 lbs storage)

But there's no pretty dog food containers (go figure, right? It's for dog food!) and we need to keep it out in the open because there's just no storage in our house.

Vittles Vault STACKable 40 lb

I just don't know what I'm leaning towards yet. Eh, we'll see what happens! I'm leaning towards the Vittles Stackables, but well, they're kinda ugly.

I'd like pretty, but I don't think I'm going to get it!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's The New Food

California Natural Lamb Meal and Rice Adult Dry Dog Food (30-lb bag)

We did it. We made the switch. And now - Rusty's stools (or poop or whatever you want to call the brown stuff that comes out of his butt) are much harder than before. He only poops once a day (yes!) AND there's no more itching, no more licking, etc...

We've done it... and I think we'll rotate the CA Naturals - but not the chicken - to give him some variety of proteins and flavors with the Herring & Sweet Potato.

California Natural Herring and Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food (30-lb bag)

I never thought I'd be this interested in dog food!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Do You Get Bored?

Well, you can sign a petition if you want to!

Here's a link to sign Animal Welfare petitions when you get bored - there's some interesting ones listed as well as many other types of petitions. You can even make your own if you want to (though I have no uses for petitions at this moment!).

Thank you petition for saving 250 dogs

Muffin Needs Help

Support the Person County Animal Shelter

Give the Kennels Back to RAWS

See? There's TONS of petitions if you'd like to make some sort of impact on animal welfare but don't have the time nor money to help out.

I'm not going to say have fun, because it's not really fun, but it's more of showing support for animals. The ASPCA and PETA have petitions. Just beware - if you sign up for PETA emails, you'll get tons and eventually unsubscribe from their email list.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Chew. Chew. Chew

Chew. Chew.
Chew. Chew. Chew.
Oh, yum!
Chew. Chew. Chew. Chew.
Oh... boy... Chew. Chew. Chew. Chew. Chew.
Oh, got some on my leg... Lick. Lick. Lick.
Still got more chewing to do... Chew. Chew. Chew.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Get Furminated

Seriously - so it takes the undercoat and not the top coat. You've seen pics of Rusty, he's pretty dang furry. You can order it here: FURminator deShedding Tool

I Furminate (haha, I LURVE that word... Furminate) him on a fairly regular basis otherwise his hind legs go into a tailspin of never ending knots and matts.

First - get the dog used to the Furminater. Treats around it, sniffing, whatever possible to get them used to it.

Second - treat while in the process of furminating. And also - have a bag handy for disposing of fur. You'll have to pull all the fur out after one or two swipes. It's that good!

We pulled out close to a pasta box (rigatoni sized) of fur. Ok, so that's what I have for filling with fur, I don't collect plastic bags, Bimmer Man does and I end up recycling them anyway.

Furminator recommendation = It's a MUST HAVE for dogs with lots of undercoat.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Intermediate Doggie Obedience

Well, since Rusty graduated on Saturday. Guess what... we're all signed up for Intermediate Obedience class.

I'm wondering if Rusty can actually stay when balls are being bounced in front of him. Maybe we should wait. Um, no, maybe not.

Just as long as Bimmer Man STOPS using "OK" as the release word instead of what we AGREED ON WHICH IS THANK YOU (HINT HINT) we should be ok.

Ok, so my real thoughts - well, you know... our release word is THANK YOU. USE IT.

Thank you!

Rusty Won A Camera!

Woo hoo! Now we can see what he does all day...

Find out what the camera does here...

I shall be twiddling my thumbs until it gets to my house. Where I will immediately put it on Rusty and then we'll see how it works! Yea!

Woo hoo! Here's the post with my name and EVERYTHING!!