Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Help A Shelter Dog

Pedigree has a promotion going,called “Write a post, Feed a Dog”, ”Write a Post and Feed a Dog” will give one 17 pound bag of dry food per post submitted to shelter pets. So if you have a PC, cell phone, Ipad, laptop,etc...start writing your blogpost. its only just a few minutes to remember all the dedicated shelter workers who spend their lives helping fuzzy friends in need, and to help out our furry pals.Any blogger can help.You have until June 30th at midnight ET. Can you imagine all the pets, and humans that have blogs, if each one wrote a blog to share that could be thousands of food bags given to shelters.As an added bonus Dog Tipper has a BlogPaws Swag bag to give one lucky entrant.  Many of us,such as myself came from a shelter, this is just a small way to give back for all their love, help, and support Go write your blog and let's help our friends!


Here’s how you can participate:
Write a blog post mentioning Pedigree's commitment to adoption and finding loving homes for shelter pets.
 Link up your post to the blog hop. You'll find the link at the bottom of http://www.dogtipper.com/

Wordless Wednesday


BlogPaws

A lot of my doggy friends and their humans went to a conference over the weekend, (BlogPaws) . I have looked at alot of their pictures and read blogs about the great time they had. I sure am anxious for Barkworld!! Hurry up October, I wanna meet Carma,and her Momma, and make friends with lots of others.
You can go to the BlogPaws website and see how much fun they all had. http://www.blogpaws.com/

Friday, June 22, 2012

Dog Days of Summer


    The dog days of summer can be very dangerous to a pet. Especially pets left in hot cars, every year countless pets die, after being locked in while owners work,shop, or run errands. These tragic deaths are entirely preventable. Most people are aware every year, children die being left in hot cars during the hot weather. Fewer know that countless pets die terrible deaths because these incidents are rarely reported.The combination of warm weather and a closed car can literally be a killer for pets. Even leaving a pet for  "just a minute" can lead to tragic consequences.Some reasons why leaving a pet in a hot car can be deadly include:


 Pets are especially vulnerable  to heat related illness because they can only cool off by panting and through the pads in their feet.
Even on seemingly mild days an enclosed car can be deadly. In a Stanford University study, when it was 72 degrees outside, a car’s internal temperature climbed to 116 degrees within one hour.
~Enclosed cars heat up quickly. In a study by San Francisco State University, when it was 80 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car rose to 99 degrees in 10 minutes and 109 degrees in 20 minutes.

A pet’s normal body temperature is between 101 to 102.5 degrees; a pet can only withstand a high body temperature for a short time before suffering nerve damage, heart problems, liver damage, brain damage or even death.

What you should do if you see a animal left in a hot car is,  call the police, the local animal control agency or 911 right away.Leave your name and phone number with the person who takes the call in case the responding officers need more information.take down the car's color, model, make, and license plate number. Have the owner paged in the store, or call local humane authorities or police. Have someone keep an eye on the pet. Don't leave the scene until the situation has been resolved.Cracking the windows is not going to save a pet. Many pets show excitement/anxiety, barking, and general activity while their humans are gone, and this can add to the heatstroke risk.






It might be easy to look the other way. Stay out of other people's business. The owner must be coming right back to the pet in the car, right? Maybe not. Just how hot is it in there? Studies have shown that even on a "cool" day of 82F, the temperature can reach 109F inside a closed car in minutes.
Each year, animals die in cars. If you saw an animal left unattended in a car, would you call for assistance? Have you helped animals in this way before?You may save a life.





Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Safety Tips for Dogs


It is officially Summer today, with the weather heating up, I thought we could all use a refresher about Doggy Safety, Victoria Stilwell at Animal Planet had these tips.

 Summertime is a great time to grab the leash and head outdoors! From vacations and pool parties to fun in the park, there are plenty of activities to share with your best furry friends. But make sure your pooch plays it cool with Victoria's top 10 favorite summer tips.
#1: Be Cool
Dogs can easily suffer from heat exhaustion, so be sure to walk them either early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the midday heat. Dogs' bodies are closer to the ground than ours, so they heat up quicker.
#2: Careful of the Feet
Try to walk your dog on grass and avoid hot asphalt. Walking on hot roads or sidewalks can cause your dog’s pads to get burned.
#3: Avoid Bloat
When you go out with your dog, be sure to take plenty of water with you, but don’t allow your dog to drink it all at once. Smaller, more regularly spaced doses help prevent bloat and other dangerous or uncomfortable conditions.
#4: Get Wet
Swimming is a great way to quickly cool off your hot dog, but be sure not to let your dog become overtired in the water. Even really good swimmers can tire to the point where it could get dangerous.
#5: Heat Kills
Hopefully it goes without saying that you shouldn’t leave your dog in an unattended car for even a couple minutes. This is well-known, but somehow we continue to hear horrific stories of pets that died from being locked up in a hot car. Don't do it!
#6: Floaties!
If you're out on a boat with your dog, be sure the dog is wearing a life preserver.
#7: Pee Careful
Even the most house-trained dogs often scent-mark new territory, so keep an eye on your dog when checking into a hotel room or vacation house.
#8: Away from Home
If you take your dog on vacation with you, be aware that the dog could feel heightened anxiety by being left alone in a new place. Try to avoid long spells away until your pet is acclimated.
#9: Watch the Sun
Some light-colored dogs need to wear sunscreen around their most vulnerable areas. Consult your vet to see if this is something that applies to your dog.
#10: Doggy Paddle
A really great way to cool your dog during the summer is to provide a kid’s paddling pool. Dogs sweat through their pads, so they can cool down quickly by getting their feet wet.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Beach Blast

The beach was great loads of fun!! Saturday I got groomed, and the groomer did an pawsome job! Mamma got me some of my favorite treats, Zukes~ Filets, and some chicken treats made by Zukes. I just love them!! They are good for us doggies too. I got to run around in our yard without a leash, and we went to the fancy restaurant,but they didn't have any outside tables. Daddy had to take me back to the truck,and had to keep checking on me. We went out to the beach at night, and on Sunday when we went to the beach, I saw a German Shepard swimming. He was awesome! His master would throw a ball on a rope really far out in the waves,then the doggy would swim to it and bring it back. He was impressive but not enough for me to try that! Ohh no not me!! Daddy and I walked on the beach,and I got my paws wet,when the waves came rushing in. We had a blast!! Hope all of you had a great and pawsome weekend too!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hitting The Beach

Tomorrow evening the family and me are hitting the beach for the weekend. :) Yea Buddy!! Momma will get her camera back that she left last time, so the paparazzi will once again be following me. Anyhow, I plan on having a great time, walking/running on the beach, lazying around,and maybe going to that fancy restaurant again. Last time they let us all sit outside, and I could sit there too. That was fun watching the people come and go, and the boats going by. Hope you all have a lovely weekend too. Until Monday, ..............
Peace,Love, and Poodles from yours truly.
~Petey~

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sunshine Award

Dogs and Paws passed the Sunshine Award on to me, I am so appreciative, and blessed,and excited to be making friends in cyberland. :)

The rules are : Answer the questions that come with it
                      Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it.

Here we go with the Questions,and my answers.


Favorite number:
Lucky 7, We have 7 family members

Favorite Non-alcoholic drink:
I really love Sweet Tea, but Momma takes it away from me, and replaces it with Water

Facebook or Twitter:
Facebook, I do tweet but don't really understand it.

My Passion:
Riding in the car,with my ears flapping in the breez! :) True Doggy Bliss!

Favorite Pattern:
Straight Lines, I love chasing after the seagulls, and of course my ball.

Favorite Day of the Week:
Friday, because Dad gets off of work and our weekends are free to do what we want. (Beach time)

Favorite Flower:
Lavender, it calms us all down. ;)

These are our 10 furiends that I am passing the award on to:

http://www.carmapoodale.com/index.html#.T9dm_BdSTn5

http://woofwoofmama.com/

http://www.sidewalkshoes.com/

http://buchelesk9s.blogspot.com/

http://www.sadieshihtzu.com/

http://oscarthepoodle.blogspot.com/

http://poodlepalooza.blogspot.com/

http://thedoggydiary.blogspot.com/

http://henry-dogslife.blogspot.com/

http://erin-thisthingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

* Thanks so much Dogs and Paws for passing this award to me! :)



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bucket List

A lot of humans talk about a bucket list. A list of things they want to do, or accomplish before they go over the bridge.  One of my canine friends, Ms. Carma Poodale was asking yesterday about what is on your bucket list. So here is my blog today. Do you have a bucket list? What is on your list? Hey....Doggies can have bucketlist too. Here are a few things I've listed on mine. I'm anxious to hear what is on your bucketlist.

Petey's BucketList    
* I would like to help find homes for other furr friends not as fortunate as me. 
*More cuddle time with the pawrents
*More car rides with the windows down, and me sticking my head out the window.
*Endless supply of Frosty paws ice cream
*Ride in a hot air balloon
*Playing in the snow (Not much snow in NC)
*Chasing millions of seagulls at the beach
*Long walks to any and no where
*Marking my territory on every tree / bush in sight
*More food from Dad grilling on the grill at home



Friday, June 1, 2012

Road Trip To Surf City,NC

Surf City, is a beach not to far from our house. The drive there is about an hour and half long. One of Momma's friends,wanted to go and get her grandson a skim board for his birthday. Momma said,we would go,so Mrs. Rhonda didn't have to go by herself. We arrived,and went to about 4 different stores, looking a skim board. A skim board is used like a surf board, but you use it in the shallow water,at the edge of the ocean. We rode around a bit, and Momma found a nice beach chair,and umbrella that was being thrown away. We loaded it up, and will use it at the beach when we go again. Momma is quite thrifty. ;)  Dusk fell , Mrs. Rhonda and Momma were getting hungry, and so was I. We had fish plates, and then we were headed back on the road home. Momma,and Mrs. Rhonda were giggling,and catching up with each other. I just decided to have a snooze in Momma's lap, you know there is no place like being comfy in Momma's lap. We had fun as we always do. Although,we didn't make it out to the beach, I was alright with that.