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Diving Dogs

Diving Dogs

Is this amazing?

No it is not a shark.

It is a dog, a pet dog, in fact, diving for a tennis ball. See the ball?

Click the link to see more in the series, they are all pretty freaky… and toothy!

Here is the link: Diving Dogs

Check The Chip!

Check The Chip!

I am just bringing you a public service announcement today.

If you haven’t chipped your pets this is something that I personally think is a good idea.

If you have, make sure to check your chip from time to time. Of course you want to re-register the chip when you move or change your phone number but remember when Gracie was lost almost a year ago? I felt an intuitive nudge to check her microchip registration number online and the information on her chip had reverted to the vet in Taiwan. I had to call AVID and refax my information in case she was found before they received the mailed registration form. It was all more stressful than it needed to be. Remember that if there is a real disaster, you may not be able to correct any information at that time, phone lines may be down, evacuations may be ordered.

I decided then to check them before camping season every year even though I haven’t moved or changed my phone numbers in 20 years. I also ask the vet to scan their chips at every annual exam to make sure they are still readable. It is a good thing to just make a habit of it. Like replacing the smoke alarm batteries before they start beeping at 2 am.  The official website below has links where you can check your microchip #s and change your information online if you need to do so.

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Keep your pets safe  >^..^<

Ten promises to your dog

I found these Ten Promises on the Salty Dog website and couldn’t resist sharing. Salty Dog Rescue is the group we adopted Gracie from one year ago. Here is the blogpost if you missed it: Made in Taiwan.

Note to those who have emailed me… Yes, I noticed that they are phrased as statements from the dog rather than as promises to the dog but that is how they have them on the website and I think they are all really good points so I didn’t want to change them, Enjoy!

Ten Promises To Your Dog

1. My life will last from ten to fifteen years. Any separation from you will be painful for me.
2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
3. Place your trust in me…it’s crucial to my well-being.
4. Please remember: You have your friends, your work, your entertainment. I only have you.
5. Talk to me. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice.
6. Be aware that however you treat me I will never forget it.
7. Before you ever strike me please remember I have teeth that could hurt you but I do not bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, please ask yourself if something might be bothering me.
9. Take care of me when I get old.
10. Go with me even on the most difficult journeys.
Everything is easier for me if you are there…remember that I love you.

And just because, here are some pix of our dogs, past and present…

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The Blessing of the Animals

The Blessing of the Animals is a semi-traditional event celebrating St Francis of Assisi’s fondness for animals.  Pet blessing events are scheduled around the world on or near October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Many Seattle churches held their events on the 4th but if you’d still like to take your pet to one this year, St Martin of Tours in Fife, is celebrating on Oct 7th at 7pm. They say, “All pets welcomed on leash or crated. Service takes place in the parish center. Light refreshments for humans only!”

St Columba’s Episcopal Church is holding theirs on Friday, Oct. 9th. There is a Dinner at 6:00 p.m., then the blessing at 7:00 p.m.  Their website says:  This is a family event and everyone is invited to attend. They add that you may bring stuffed animals or beanie babies and specify that “each animal is asked to bring its human companions on a leash.” For those who have lost an animal companion during the year, they say, “There will be an opportunity to pray for those pets that died this past year. (Please bring a photograph of the pet if you have one.)”  Donations from St Columba’s will be sent to the King County Animal Shelter.

Click AmericanCatholic.org to find such an event near you.

If you like the picture, it is available as clip art here.