I have been very busy at home dealing with our own family crises, one after another. the most recent was with my Grama who was visiting from Illinois. And of course, due to my negligence, my blog has suffered a hit in readership. I understand, and I now that all of you who’re still following along understand why I have been otherwise preoccupied. Anyway, I did not want to let yet another Saturday go by without posting to Seeking Love Saturdays.
Take a look at this lovely girl, she is great inspiration for getting this article up and posted. However, she makes me feel a lil guilty about the dogs I missed getting the word out about as well. I am however comforted in the knowledge that Dogs in Danger! does an outstanding job at featuring animals scheduled for euthanasia, so hopefully many doggy lives were spared. Continue reading →
For 240 years America’s dogs have tolerated our Independence Day shenanigans. Whether we are taking them on a trip or dressing them up and parading them around town, blowing up fireworks, or simply leaving them home alone while we go out to celebrate America’s birthday one thing we cannot ignore is that the 4th of July causes more stress and anxiety to our favorite pets than probably every other day of the year (except perhaps vaccination day).
I have been fortunate that with the exception of one occasion my dogs have successfully managed their own stress levels successfully. The one year we had a problem, we happened to be living in an extremely noisy apartment complex (I mean, it was horribly loud always, but most especially at night.) And my dear sweet Forest jumped on my bed and peed right there in the middle of my duvet cover. That was several years ago and we have not had any problems since that time.
Some dogs however have such a terrible fright each year that their owners take the risk and expense of giving their beloved pets sedatives (hopefully via a vet or veterinary assistant). Well, now their appears to be a better way. The product is called ThunderShirt and it is a dog anxiety vest. It is too late to buy this product for tonight’s explosive excitements, but check it out, it may help alleviate your furbaby’s future anxiety — and yes, they do make them for cats as well!
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Anyone who knows anything about pits knows that they will do whatever it takes to be loved by their owner. It’s part of the reason they get a bad rap… if humans only give attention to their pit when they are misbehaving, like a child that is neglected, it will perform the negative behavior because some attention is always better than no attention. If the human owner treats the dog abusively, throwing things at him, hitting or kicking him, yelling at him, like a child imitating a violent father, he will learn to be aggressive. And then you have those evil, evil humans who fight them.
Pit Bulls are one of the most patient and loving dogs you can get. And of course, like any mixed breed “mutt” he’ll have less medical problems then a purebred.
Educate yourself before calling fowl on a pit bull!
I hope you enjoy the photos of this wonderfully patient pittie as much as our family did. I don’t know who took them, when or where they were originally uploaded. I saw it on Pinterest, and their link led back to Morably.com however, the photo is marked evilmilk.com. Visit at your own risk, I’ve not done so.
(Please educate yourself about the discrimination and negative propaganda campaign being promulgated against these wonderful dogs before you simply walk past them. I highly recommend the documentary Beyond the Myth which you can stream on Netflix, purchase or rent on Amazon or even Youtube for $1.99.)
Hey, everybody! What an interesting weekend I had. I met with a nice family and had a sleepover at their home! My foster mom and dad cried when they dropped me off, but I didn’t understand why. Unfortunately one of the other dogs and I both wanted to be in charge. So my foster mom picked me back up the next day and told me they wanted to be promoted from “foster parents” to just “parents.” I happily accepted and have been home ever since playing with my brothers. Sometimes your forever home is closer than you think!
I am thrilled to share this story with you. Sevi is a beautiful female pit bull mix (pictured in the center) who, along with Leyla (also a pit bull) and their human advocate Charlotte (a Texan) inspired me to do what I can to help our four-legged friends. It took a year, but Sevi now has her furever home! Congratulations Leyla, Sevi, and Charlotte on your happy endings!
Seeking Love Saturdays is in part about finding great homes for canine friends in need. And this one comes close to home for me, close as in proximity. Washington State residents, especially those living in Snohomish County please prick up your ears and open your hearts. I found this on Facebook and it tugged at my heartstrings because, as most of my minions know, I love my own dog so very much.
If you are settled in this area, have a yard, or even better yet a chunk of land, and are ready to commit yourself to two wonderful dogs this bonded pair needs to be re-homed for their own happiness. Their human family wants what is best for them and, therefore have to give them up. Best for these two dogs would be to stay together. Here is the story of Snickers and Twixie: Continue reading →
Loui, well aren’t you a beautiful boy! That beautiful blue-grey coat, the white breastplate and big smile upon your face… I so wish I could pet you and let you know it’ll be all right. Your person will come, and when the two of you meet furever friends you’ll be! Delano Shelter dog ID: 02212015C-D01
Seeking love this week is this 8-week old terrier mix. He is full of life, as all puppies are, will need obedience training (as all puppies do), continued potty training (as all babies do), and continued socialization with other animals and people. None of these needs are exceptional.