Monthly Archives: August 2010

does your dog watch tv?

cici often hears dogs and cats on tv and perks up… wags her tail, or looks at me like where are they?  she will look behind the tv sometimes to ‘find’ the animals, too…

but this bulldog likes to watch family guy???

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rescue animals

help animals today and every day just by clicking on the link

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Celebrate National Dog Week

ok, since it is the dog days of summer in august, apparently this is national dog week and there are numerous dog holidays including:

national dog day on august 26

National Assistance Dog Week (NADW)   august 8 – 14, 2010
was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability related limitations.

national dog-bite prevention week was in may

be kind to animals week was also in may

bring your dog to work week was in june

and coming up in august and september:

August 21, 2010
International Homeless Animals Day
Sponsor: International Society for Animal Rights

September 2010

September 28, 2010
World Rabies Day
Sponsor: Alliance for Rabies Control

for more events, click the link below…

and here are some national pet holdays…

bow wow, wof woof !


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sticking up for the under dogs

beware of weird dog owners at the dog park especially…

yesterday, cici played peacefully for an hour or so with some new doggie pals, a labradoodle, pulli, aussie shepherd, a french sheep dog and her best friend marla, the belgium shepherd… wrestling, chasing, catching frisbees, rolling around, bathing in the drinking water…

then came trouble into the park. some guy brings his two dogs into the park ON LEASH, a tiny chiwowwow and a big dog, maybe a dobie rottie mix. the rules say do not bring your dog inside on leash because dogs can get growly and worse when on leash.

some of the dogs came to the gate to greet the dogs including cici, and the big dog snarled and snapped at her and she responded in kind while i got there as fast as i could. thankfully the owner of the lab and pulli got cici out of harm’s way but the guy started yelling at her then me about MY aggressive breed dog, my dog who had been playing just fine with a bunch of dogs until HIS dog arrived.  i left and he did too, but not before accusing me, projecting his own fears and aggressiveness onto cici…

some dogs and their owners should not be allowed into the dog park.

it gets weary sometimes people’s animosity towards pitties…

and reminds me of this experiment they showed last night on what would you do, a new tv show. at a czech bakery, the shopkeeper started yelling at this muslim woman in a burka, saying all kinds of really ignorant racist things about her. most people ignored him unfortunately, a few supported his bigotry and a few brave souls either left or told him off for being such a bad american.  two girls asked to speak to the mgr. it also struck me that czechs have been discriminated against and most people, not all, but many who know what it is like to be unfairly accused tend to stick up for the underdog. not always, sometimes they are worse.

when in doubt out the racists safely including dog owners and others who discriminate against innocent people and/or dogs.

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carbon neutral blog

you may have noticed the new button… the ‘Carbon Neutral Blog’ button

yay, they are planting a tree for us. That’s it! we didn’t have to make a donation or pay a penny, just add the button, voila, a tree!

The UNFCC calculates that each tree helps to remove around 10kg of carbon from the atmosphere every year. This means that by adding the button, and having a tree planted, my blog will become carbon neutral, moreover, it will actually be carbon positive! In fact, if all blogs in the world signed up to the initiative, rather than contributing 700,000 tonnes of carbon, the blogosphere would actually help remove 2.1m tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere each year!!

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k9 aggression triggers

at the doggie park, cici and her bff marla have lots of friends to also play with including zin, millie, trevor, shadow, pearl and pebbles, the dals, two airdales, a rat terrier, a jack russell terrier, and even a couple of puppy pitties… when cici and titan, a white puppy pit, first met they growled at one another and cici got over it and titan became her bff of the day, she licked and slobbered all over that poor puppy as she does with marla and most humans…

it is really really nice for cici to have a doggie pal that she gets to play with almost every day over time, she has not had that. marla can be a brat/bully at times but cici loves her and gets very excited to see her.

marla’s owner cynthia and i were talking about how some dogs just don’t seem to like one another, and how some dog owners just see a pit bull or german shepherd and leave the park. she said another dog does not like marla for some reason and after i left the park one day there was a big k9 brouhaha.  there have been a couple of run-ins for cici, because of irresponsible dog owners with out of control dogs.

if two dogs growl at one another at the gate, i would not bring cici inside, duh, but this one woman brought 3 dogs inside, they all ganged up on cici, cici grabbed an ear to protect herself and it was awful, thankfully no one got hurt.

so here is an article that addresses dog aggression triggers and offers solutions…

and by the way, i fell down and broke my wrist and finger, not cici’s fault, she was inside…

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