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.”
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.
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.”
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
This is a Blog Paws blog hop. Please share and hop around to learn how to get exercise with your dog. Thank you.
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.
Fall & Winter vegetable recipes 4 canines
We give Sydney small bites of raw celery, sugar snap peas, broccoli, carrot, apple and zucchini.
“Leave the driving to us, “ an old slogan for Greyhound buses, applies here.
Want your own mutt motoring mania?
“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.”
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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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.
This senior dog, Babe, lowered her ears to let the rays warm another section of her forehead.
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).
This is a Blog Paws Blog Hop. Have fun looking at the cute senior pets.