I posted last week about an innovative program run by some shelters and resorts that allows vacationers to borrow a dog for companionship during their stay. Would you consider doing this on your next vacation? Until next time, Good day, and good dog!
Cleburne law enforcement to train for dog encounters
Were policies adequate for facing possible aggressive dogs? While investigators pursue those questions, the Cleburne police department will get more training on how to use non-lethal force when dealing with dogs. Former police officer Jim Osorio will …
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Chow Chow puppy Misiu is stolen by burglars who broke into home
A designer dog which became an online sensation and attracted thousands of followers after he was bought for £1,600 has been stolen by burglars. Jamie Green, 29, bought Chow Chow puppy Misiu, which means little bear in Polish, as a surprise for his …
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Charges withdrawn against Fayette parents accused of keeping dead dog
Most charges have been withdrawn against parents who had been accused by an ousted police officer of forcing their children to climb through an apartment window to get food and having a dead dog chained in their backyard. Christopher “Kid Rock” Jordan …
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Happy Halloween! Halloweens that fall on Fridays (or Saturdays) are the best, aren’t they? Although Essley and I are a little sad not to get to be with daddy on her first one (the band is playing in Boston this year, which was just too far), we are very excited to be here in Indianapolis, celebrating with her Auntie Morgan. My little sister, since I can remember, has been absolutely smitten with Halloween. Her decorations are always incredible, as is her costuming. And she’s going all out for us, with everything from pumpkin carving to Halloween movies to sugary treats. I’m dressing up as a witch (which is admittedly the least effort I’ve ever put into my costume, but hey) and Essley is going to be my little black cat. I made her costume and promise to annoy those of you who follow me on Instagram later today with at least slightly excessive picture sharing. We’re also taking Essley trick-or-treating with Morgan’s neighbors, and yes, we will be eating her candy. Just being honest, guys.
For those of you celebrating, have a wonderfully sweet + spooky Halloween! And have a great weekend too.
Every month the Lethbridge Photography Club has a photo theme. Anyone who is interested, enters a photo and they will critique it for you. It can be a great opportunity to learn but it can also be an opportunity to stretch your wings a bit. I usually enter a photo from my archives but this time, I couldn’t think of one that would fit the theme.
The theme this month is “Balance”. I’m pretty sure the intention is something more along the lines of compositional balance but I get to interpret it however I want and when I think of balance, the first thing that comes to mind is Maddie on Things. Maddie is amazing and I decided to see if I could get Lacey to balance on something. I scrolled through some of Maddie’s photos looking for inspiration. In many of the photos she is pretty high up but I knew I didn’t want to do anything that risky. But then I saw one of her on top of a Nutella jar. So I decided to see if I could get Lacey on top of a peanut butter jar.
I thought I had 12 days to teach Lacey to get on a perch and Amanda assured me it could be done. I had my doubts. Turns out I only had 5 days (I had my meeting dates mixed up)! If I had known that when I started, I wouldn’t have even tried so I’m glad I didn’t know!
The first session was a disaster. I had a little plastic step-stool that I placed on the ground in front of me and tried to lure Lacey on it. She basically did everything she could to avoid it. Lol. She stood up like a gopher, she hopped around it, she leaned and stretched and contorted. The only way I could get her to touch it was to physically place her feet on it myself.
So that night I tried again but this time I started with a large step-stool that sits at the base of a chair she often hops up on. On that stool, she hopped up no problem. I then tried again with the plastic one (about 1/3 the size) and she finally put her front two feet on it quite willingly.
By Thursday afternoon she was putting all 4 feet on the plastic step-stool. By Friday afternoon she was putting all 4 feet on a small bucket I have. I was amazed at her progress.
Friday I went shopping for peanut butter. The largest jar I could find was 2 kg and the size of the lid was about 1/2 the size of the bucket. Gulp. I wasn’t even sure all her feet could fit at once but we tried. It wobbled. A lot. I couldn’t even brace it with my feet. It didn’t take her long to completely stop trying.
Hmmmm. I found a bowl with a base the size of the jar. I turned it upside down and voila! She got on it no problem. So I knew she could do the jar if we could figure out how to brace it.
Saturday, Marlin and I did some brainstorming. I decided to empty out the jar and screw it down to a sheet of plywood. It was still a bit wiggly, but it wasn’t going to fall over. We practiced on Saturday and only got as far as 3 feet up but it was after a long walk so I was hoping she was just tired.
We went out bright and early this morning and… Ta Da!!!!
You sent in some hilarious police reports, and Ellen is sharing her favorites in her segment, “Oh Puh-Lice!”
It’s easy to get rid of lice safely. It will take you about an hour over two weeks time. Here is how we did it: 1. Put gin in a squirt bottle to make it easi…
Yesterday was the 5 month anniversary of the west coast walk & thought I’d celebrate it with some of the as yet unseen pics – some stunning, some curious and kooky, some downright inexplicable and the rest creepy.
Tapioca in dog food as novel starch source to use in elimination diets, to eliminate allergy symptoms, and no grain diets.
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This gorgeous dog is in fact a 7-month old puppy. She’s called Lena and is a Pyrenean Mountain Dog. She lives in Gorbio which is where I met her at the recent Fete de la Branda. Isn’t she fabulous!
Meet Peanut! This little girl is living in Albany, Oregon, compliments of K-9 Homefinders. Here’s what their website has to say about this Chihuahua / Min Pin mix: My name is Peanut, and I am a tiny sweet loveable adult little girl weighing only 6 pounds. I love to be with you everywhere I can…I […]