Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cora Playing!!

Thanks, Doug!

10 Things That Make Me Happy. Doug, you really know how to get my day started right! Thanks, Doug! You are awesome!

So onto those 10 things that make me happy...
1. Watching the squirrels in the neighbor's tree in this position. Really, it works 'cause they don't think you're lookin' at them.
2. Snow on my nose. It's fairly tasty if you don't get the yellow stuff.
3. Bully sticks
4. Fish food. I love fish. Yum!
5. Peanut butter.
6. Thank you Doug for telling my Momma that cucumbers are good. She let me have one, oops, maybe three or four pieces and I love cucumbers!
7. Going running. Dad goes so fast that sometimes I miss the good smells though.
8. Pouncing on my foster siblings. I wait until they're not looking and then BAM! I get 'em!!
9. Bathes. We have this awesome showerhead and it massages my back. I refuse to get out of the tub.
10. Swimming. I swim after ducks.

Now I have to pass this on, but since I'm kinda shy, Momma told me to tell everyone that reads this that they get the award too. I'm tryin' be more outgoing but it's kinda hard. So I've got to practice. And I have to learn to share so apparently I have to practice that too. It's hard being a dog sometimes.

(Dad makes fun of Allen Iverson who said something about practice. What practice? It's just practice... but I'm a dog and I don't practice...)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Adopt Cora!!!

Rusty has a new roommate. This is Cora.
Cora is about 7 months old. She knows sit, down, come, leave it, wait and we're working on walking well on a leash. She loves to play fetch and with Rusty. And she's just a sweetheart. Her favorite thing at night is to cuddle up on the couch and watch the Olympics! Or How I Met Your Mother...

Also, she's been spayed and she's UTD on all her shots, which means that she's ready to go!
If you want to adopt Cora, you can visit her Petfinder page here, or Pet Project Rescue's adoptable dog pages.

Cora needs a forever home, wanna a sweetie to cuddle up with every night?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February is Pet Dental Month

How often do you brush your dog's teeth? Rusty's teeth get brushed at least once a week. But, who couldn't blame him wanting a liver flavored toothpaste...

But after picking up Emilio, one of Pet Project Rescue's dogs at the vet two weeks ago, I can tell you that brushing your dog's teeth and giving knuckle bones is one of the best ways to help keep their teeth clean and healthy. I was handed a bottle of teeth after Emilio needed half of his teeth removed because of gum disease, poor nutrition and just disregard for health. Emilio still needs to go in for MORE teeth to be removed. For the rest of his life, he'll have to eat soft food and his poor little tongue will probably hang out. Poor guy. Don't let this happen to your pet. Oh, I will not post a pic of his bloody mouth or teeth because it's too sad.

You can read more about periodontal disease (gum disease) at the Veterinary Oral Health Council's website.

The American Veterinary Medical Association also has lots of resources to read about dental health and has an article about Pet Dental Month.

P.S. PPR is looking for foster homes in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area! They have lots of puppies coming in TOMORROW!!!

P.P.S. Emilio was also adopted to a fantastic home!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nina Otteson Dog Toys

Isn't this Nina Otteson brick puzzle pretty neat? I totally want to get at least one of these for Rusty and the foster dogs to try. Plus Mickey's Pet Supply is having a sale on them.

Pet Food. Again. Yes.

Still interested in pet food links after I've drilled into you that you should feed a good dog food and not crap like Purina or Iams or Hill's Science/Prescription Diet?

Click Here to find out (drum roll please)....

The Truth About Pet Food

Ok, that's all. Have a Happy Hump Day!