Dogs in Politics Day (Checkers Day)

Democrats and Republicans may not see eye to eye on certain issues, but whether your preferred political party is symbolized by an elephant or a donkey we all share a love for ‘political…



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A Soldier’s Sacrifice

Nothing more I can say. Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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As crates for dogs have become more common in dog …

As crates for dogs have become more common in dog owner's homes the question that is frequently asked is – when should I introduce the crate into my dog's routine? The accepted approach is to aim to have the crate in the house when you bring your dog home.
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MEET JUDY, THE HERO DOG WHO WAS A WWII POW

judy1-lgFor some British soldiers in WWII, the only reason they survived was due to the bravery and loyalty of a military dog named Judy. In 1945, Judy was awarded the United Kingdom’s Dickin Medal, which honors the wartime service of animals.

According to National Geographic, Judy, a purebred English pointer, began her career as somewhat of a mascot for a group of British soldiers aboard the H.M.S. Grasshopper.

When Japanese planes bombed the ship, the survivors swam to shore. Stranded without food and water, the desperate men were incredulous when Judy sniffed out a freshwater spring under the sand and dug deep to bring the drinkable water up to the surface.

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Friday Funny: Cone of Shame

Somehow, the cone’s not so shameful when shared with a friend. Hope you and all of your friends have a share-ful weekend! Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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TRACIE HOTCHNER: THE DOG FILM FESTIVAL – A DREAM COME TRUE!

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When you hear “Dog Film Festival” what do you envision it might be like? Would you imagine a Gala Premiere cocktail party with dogs welcome on a Green Carpet with professional photographers the night before? Would you envision spending a whole day seeing a banquet of short films celebrating the remarkable bond between dogs and their people – sitting in a luxurious theater at Symphony Space on New York’s Upper West Side, surrounded by 764 other dog-loving audience members?

Instead of having to choose which films to see (as in most film festivals), what if the Dog Film Festival was one big banquet of short films from around the world – animated, narrative and documentary- all served to you as one continuous experience of more than two hours (with an intermission!) of dog-centric entertainment?

What if it was like one of those restaurants where instead of having to study a menu and guess at what to order – in the hope you’re choosing something good – that you get a tasting menu, the Chef’s Choice, leaving you open to adventure and surprise? And what if you could binge on your love for dogs and film and there was a second completely different program of dog-themed short films you could enjoy a couple of hours later?!

DFF-logo-ProudSponsor175x166All this is going to be a reality, my dog-loving friends! The New York Dog Film Festival is my dream come true, and can be for you, too, on October 3rd in New York City.

The night before is the gala Pooch Party and heartfelt thanks go to Halo, Purely for Pets, that has helped to make this dream a reality as a top tier sponsor of the Festival. Halo truly understands the power of film to express positive values about animals in shelters.

On Saturday October 3rd there will be two Shorts Programs of canine-themed films, with 40 amazing films divided between the two programs, edited into a smorgasbord of artistic depictions of our relationships with our canine companions. You won’t want to miss the joy, amazement and amusement you’ll experience from the whole experience – so be prepared to buy tickets to both programs (seating is numbered and reserved) and settle in! It’s a great family event, too since the films are all appropriate for children of any age.

If you want to have the ultimate experience, splurge and get a $ 150 Founding Member ticket that entitles you to the super fun Pooch Party on Friday October 2nd, a high value doggy swag bag (dull of goodies from Halo!) at the party, and a VIP entrance at the theater and reserved seats for both shorts programs on Saturday the 3rd.

See you at the movies! (and you can catch a glimpse HERE)

WATCH THE FESTIVAL TRAILER:

RPLN-NewLogo-ProudSponsor175x197Tracie Hotchner is the author of THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know.

She is also a renowned pet radio host and producer, having spent 7 years on the Martha Stewart Channel of Sirius/XM with CAT CHAT® and even longer with her award-winning NPR radio show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) that continues to broadcast in the Hamptons and the Berkshires.

Her most recent accomplishment is the pet talk radio network she has created on the Internet called The Radio Pet Lady Network.

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HALO SUPPORTS HELEN WOODWARD ANIMAL CENTER WITH 10,000 SUPPERS

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HelenHalo, in partnership with Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org, has donated 10,000 bowls of Halo pet food to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, California.

In 1984, the Helen Woodward Animal Center created AniMeals, a program that participates in home delivery and other food assistance programs, and includes pet food with its deliveries to low-income seniors and other homebound residents.

In 2014 alone, AniMeals delivered over 50,000 pounds of pet food to its clients, helping to keep both at-risk residents of San Diego county and their pets, healthy and together.

Halo is particularly proud to help support the Helen Woodward Animal Center and its AniMeals program because it serves more than one group in need: low-income seniors, disabled individuals and their companion animals.

People who receive this service don’t have to put their own health at risk by sharing food with their beloved pets. They can rely on AniMeals to provide the highest quality pet food and don’t have to worry about giving up their four-legged companions because they can’t afford to properly feed them.

As one recipient said: “You are helping our two dogs which are like our children!…These are hard times and now our beloved doggies will eat very well and be very happy!”

Halo is happy, too and extends its thanks to the Helen Woodward Animal Center and the many volunteers for the AniMeals program. Their hard work combined with Halo’s pet food donations provide nutritious food for San Diego county’s two and four-legged residents in need.

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Hudson

“With every damn dog I love, I learn something I didn’t know.”

Since I’ve been off the road from the West Coast Walk and perhaps what I witnessed while on it, I’ve been wondering why Hudson has had 3 mast cell tumors in less than 2 years despite favorable path reports and negative genetic indicators.  

Even though we’ve had two allergy tests on him for some odd reason I never thought to consult an allergist.  Until Tuesday.  We met with Dr. Shanley at Hope Vet Specialists in Malvern PA on our way to the Puppy Up Walk in Madison WI and our conversation confirmed that I’m not alone in my suspicions that there may be a correlation between allergy prone dogs and mast cell tumors.  


That Hudson is my third son with cancer, I always feel I’m so far behind no matter how far I walk.  

  

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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Killed By Cancer

Today is Murphy’s birthday.  
This photo was taken on our walk from Austin to Boston in McEwen  TN.  We pitched a tent the night before on the grounds of a local church and upon remarking to the pastor about the Bradford pear trees full in fall colors, he recommended stopping at a local farm completely encircled by them just east on Hwy 70.  
It was a magical moment that day perfectly captured in time.  
For whatever cruel twist of fate the Gods graced us with we made it the 2,300 miles to Boston but within only a few weeks of walking the final mile from the Rose Garden at Back Bay Fens to Boston Common, Murphy was diagnosed with nasal adenocarcinoma.
The tumor inside his head must have been growing for many months as evidenced by the CT scan nearby.  
Murphy went down hard and what he did for this cause will never be forgotten. #RememberMurphy #MurphySmiles

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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Dog recognizes her lost owners on TV

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