Tag: Blog Paws Blog Hop

Dog Leader Happy Mothers’ Day

Dog Leader wishes you a Happy Mother’s Day

From all of us at Dog Leader Mysteries

A pause in our play day
Beach day Sydney & Marc
Butterfly bench Cockapoo
Butterfly bench Cockapoo
2016 has been the best first flush for our heritage roses
Roses from our spring garden
Love to our mothers Evelyn and Winnie,

We have grown up.  Yet your care, love and kindness stays, sustains and inspires us. Thanks for years of loving and hoping for our best lives. Thanks for showing interest in our wellbeing, education, friendships and happiness.

Thanks for loving us for a lifetime,

Deborah, Marc and Sydney
This is a blog hop. Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday to say “Happy Mothers’ Day.”
Saving dogs on adoption at a time.
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Merlin & me
Deborah Taylor-French, Photo by Cindy Pavlinac

Rainy day dog play

Rain never stops our play

We adopted Sydney in January. From traces on copy paper, I noticed he had been born on my birthday (or had I been born on his?)! Yes, I felt amazed. Sydney = kismet!

For me to at last find Sydney (in a local animal shelter) after searching local animal shelters, Petfinder.com and shelter Websites on the World Wide Web. Never had I worked so hard to find a dog to adopt. All in all it was seven months, that our dear child (a preteen at that time) waited and cried for her promised dog.

I smell goodies!
Sydney as a 1-year-old, learning new behaviors

All dogs in our family had previous homes. All dogs came to us about one year of age. I had trained each of them with positive methods of food rewards, praise and petting. Not true, the old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

Happy campers
Keeshond Dancing Bear Dawn &

I taught five dogs new tricks

Rainy days a perfect for indoor training and play. Instead of playing chase the dog, make your dog  chase you. Have extra yummy treats. Make your dog sit and wait. Go and hide, any corner will do. Then call your dog and reward him or her the instant he or she sits at your feet. Repeat for a good five to ten minutes, depending on your dog’s interest, health and age.

All you need for a good game
  • Yummy & small bean-sized treats
  • a hungry dog
  • teach your dog to  sit and wait
  • a corner, bathroom or bedroom to hide in
  • call your dog’s name and say, “Sydney, come” in a cheery tone
  • reward with treat and pet your pooch
  • repeat

This is a Blog Paws blog hop. Please share and hop around to learn how to get exercise with your dog. Thank you.

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Dog recipe 4 squash +

Does your dog eat vegetables?

Dogs and humans live as omnivores. We’ve conditioned dogs to eat cooked foods, veggies and selected fruits, like avocado. Dogs need to continue to eat fiber and get  vitamins and minerals from vegetables.

Pumpkin is good too.
A healthy & tasty winter stew for a small dog
Mash it together & cool
I steamed acorn squash & carrot then cooled it. Then I mashed, adding coconut oil + a little meat.

Fall & Winter vegetable recipes 4 canines

Sydney cleaning his bowl.
This tastes good. Yum.
All gone.
All gone.

We give Sydney small bites of raw celery, sugar snap peas, broccoli, carrot, apple and zucchini.

Join the Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday blog hop!

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1. BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday
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2. Chasing Dog Tales
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3. Mudpie in a Bikini
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4. Happy Half Birthday!
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5. Animal Shelter Volunteer Life
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6. Flowers and Ike
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7. Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog
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8. Pooch Smooches
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9. Tales And Tails
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10. Pawesome Cats
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11. Sweet Purrfections
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12. Spencer: Review and Giveaway
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13. Playing with chihuahua
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14. Bandaged Golden Tail
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15. Tenacious Little Terrier
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16. Love Is Being Owned By A Husky
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17. CREATE WITH JOY – LINK UP
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18. Piranha Zzzz
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19. BZ Dogs
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20. ZoePhee
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21. bailey unleashed
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22. Summer
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23. Bonfire Night
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24. Purrs Full of Love
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25. Cloudy Caiught in the Act
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26. YourDesignerDog
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27. A day at cat café Amsterdam
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28. The Dogs of Greenhill Farm
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29. Puppy In Training
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30. bichonpawz
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31. Feeling Beachie – Lucy
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32. Hawk aka BrownDog
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33. Golden Daily Scoop
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34. Sometimes Cats Herd You
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35. My GBGV Life
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36. DogDaz
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37. Bark Time – Freshly Groomed
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38. A Tail of Two Cardis
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39. Wag n Woof
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40. oh just rake around me!!
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41. International Tweet-Up
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42. Sheltie Times
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43. Sand Spring Chesapeakes
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44. CK: Wednesday Word–Peace
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45. from rescue to royalty
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46. WW- A Cat Tail
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47. Dollys Year
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48. Doggy Jail and the Excapee
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49. Lapdog Creations
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50. Fall with Rae
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51. Kitties Blue Blog for Peace
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52. Aussies in Charge
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53. Blog4Peace – Christy Paws
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54. Rubicon Days
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55. Honey has a Boyfriend
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56. Flat Basset
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57. 2 Punk Dogs
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58. Kitty Cat Chronicles
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59. Boccis beefs
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60. Motivation Monday
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61. Laylas Woof
Linked to: www.playfulkitty.net/2015/11/04/the-invisible-cat-toy/
62. Playful Kitty – Invisible Toy
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63. DONA NOBIS PACEM
Linked to: www.eclecticevelyn.com/take-my-picture-wordlesswednesday/
64. Take My Picture
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65. GROOVY GOLDENDOODLES
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66. Emmy the Pet Sitter
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67. Dorys Backyard
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68. Good Health Month
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69. Cuteness. com
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70. Wordless Wednesday
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71. Two French Bulldogs
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72. Earls World!
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73. Dog recipe 4 squash +

Mongrel road warriors?

Mutt driving U nuts?

Buckle up! I've got my seat belt on.
Buckle up! I’ve got my seat belt on.

“Leave the driving to us, “ an old slogan for Greyhound buses, applies here.

Want your own mutt motoring mania?

GWENNIE
“She is four to five years old. White. Cockapoo. Instead of a Cockapoo we think Gwennie could pass for a miniature polar bear. Fluffy, white and so cuddly. All this dog wants to do is give you lots of love and affection. Nobody in the shelter would look at her because she was very dirty and her coat was so tangled. Just look what a good grooming does? Now Gwennie looks and feels like a 22 pound show dog. She could lose a couple of pounds and once she is in her forever home and has good food and exercise this wonderful dog will be totally content.”

Pet finder.com
Adopt or sponsor, Gwennie

Cockerpoo Gwennie

Gwennie comes house trained, spayed. She is current on vaccinations. Her coat color looks white or cream. Contact: PERFECT PET RESCUE, P.O. Box 24099, Los Angeles, CA 90210

Please visit Pet finder.com for Sydney’s cousin’s up for adoption!

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—-I am a member of the Blog Paws community, where pet bloggers learn how to become professionals and get paid for blogging for animals, pet products and animal welfare causes. I hope you will join me on Blog Paws and add me as a friend. You can also find me on Twitter at @dtfpress and the FACE book thingy at Deborah Taylor-French .

Please go hop around on Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday

____ Stay tune for Be the Change for Animals tomorrow, October 15, 2015 plus Halloween week,

“Sydney’s Spot: “Route 666: Devil dogs drive dangerously.”
Blog Paws Blog Hop
Blog Paws Blog Hop

Sun lover dogs

Senior dogs’ sunbaths

All of our dogs were sunbathers, even my keeshonds! Keeshonds that have a double coat to keep them warm in snow and ice. Dawn and Nabisco loved to go outside and lay in the sun. How odd that they loved a short naps and feeling overheated. Their two-layered coats grown for chilly Dutch barges and cool winters did not stop them from stretching out in a patch of sunshine until they were panting hot.

Happy campers
Keeshond smiling Dawn + Kid
 Nabisco tiny +cropped
Girl hugs her keeshond dog

This senior dog, Babe, lowered her ears to let the rays warm another section of her forehead.

Babe smiles
Senior dog has a sunbath

I believe Babe’s pet parents adopted her. She has become the neighborhood favorite, naturally mellow and happy to hang with guys or gals. She even tolerates little barky dogs like our Sydney  (Please, don’t tell Syd that! He thinks of himself as a king, and believes he is the all time favorite of everyone in the world).

Some like it hot, some like it cold, me I like it whichever way I like it.
Senior dogs rock, Sydney knows!
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Senior Dogs Rock