Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, we pawse to give "Thanks!"

"Thanks" for our many blessings- our humans, our fellow dogs, our fellow cats- yes, cats too.  WOOF!!!

I am blessed with two humans, one crazy one and one normal one- I'll let you determine which is which!  ARF!  hee hee! I am thankful for both of them and I need both of them and they need me!  WOOF!!

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I am thankful for food and treats that my humans give me though they tend to be careful not to give me too many which I don't think there is such a thing as too many treats- but the strange human does!

I am thankful for my nice leather collar that has my name, address and phone number on it so if I get turned around when I chase a scent- a human can direct me!

I am thankful for my uncles and their wives who help keep my human straight, the crazy one you know, and take care of me when he travels.

I am thankful for my readers- where else can a dog express himself and share his thoughts and have humans read it?

I bark forward to reading what you are thankful for, in the comments below-

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Dog and A Human Look Alike!

"Noah, I hear dogs and their owners often start to look like each other."

"Oh no."


"I'm the better looking one, you know."

"Well, I'm not exactly ugly."

"No, for a human, your not bad.  It's just, I'm a dog.  I'm a handsome hound with beautiful shiny black fur, brown soulful eyes,a nice long tail and a personality that's just IT! And, well, uh, I'm not sure I want to look human." 

"Uh, gee - Thanks!"

"Woof! Now, if we are talking about YOU starting to look like me................"

"Noah and Allen"
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Monday, November 23, 2015

REMINDER: Semper K9 - Going Green Donation Drive- Now through Nov. 30, 2015

BARK!  Just want to paw a reminder for the "Semper K9 Going Green Donation Drive" to assist them in raising funds for their work.

Not familiar with them?  Visit Semper K9.  The donation drive continues through Nov. 30, 2015.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Animal Welfare League of Arlington

The Queen!  The Queen has arrived- all of you humble humans shall bow at her royalty as she checks YOU out for her human and "Forever Home!"  She humbly visits us from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington!

"Lady Lucy"
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Miss Lady Lucy, Queen of the tennis balls, is seeking a few loyal human servants who shall wait on her paw and paw at all times!   She will only tolerate certain chosen humans who will meet her royal standards- though it is not impossible to be there- she is quite the picky puppy.  Barkingly, she isn't one who readily accepts new humans to her circles- a calm kingdom to rule over you without too much activity is her pawfect choice.

Kingdoms with big humans, no little humans, is best suited!  She is quite cautious with strangers and is uncomfortable with invasive handling, after all, royalty must be handled with quite specific paws!  WOOF!!!!

Lady Lucy is a spayed female chihuahua mix who is about three years old.

Interested in meeting her and learning about dog adoption?   Please visit our friends at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
"RUFF! My name is Trevor and I am barkingly pawleased to meet you! I am looking for a great human to love and a 'Forever Home!' Barking pawsome is 'Lab Lady' who brought me to meet Noah and share about dog adoption.  Paws, I was brought to the Lab Rescue because one of my humans passed away and the other was unable to care for me."

Trevor is a really cool guy.  He is a 10 year old male, 67 lbs., Yellow Labrador Retriever! Though he has been through a lot of change recently, he continues to be a happy and well-behaved guy.
"The Many Faces of Trevor"
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What Trevor wants most from these changes is love, love, and love from his human. He will happily return the affection! Trevor has perfected the "Sit and Place Paw on Human for Love" skill.  WOOF!!!! Trevor loves every human he meets!

Trevor has the unique skill of being a dogsigner!  He likes to design rooms by moving his doggy pillow to a better spot for his pawleasure!

Crate and house trained- though his foster mom hasn't crated him while he's lived with her and he behaved himself well.

Walks?  He loves to go for walks and does pretty good on an EzWalk Harness....sometimes he zig zags while checking out all the various smells, but
mostly he does a good job.  As a senior dog, he enjoys his relaxation time, but if a young dog wants to play he likes to run around.  He's still got it!   BARK! Pawsly, Trevor does not do well off leash and has a tendency to bolt, he should be kept on leash when in an unfenced area- in many areas that's the law too.

Trevor gets along well with other dogs- though not sure whether he would need another do around to be happy!

Barking, Trevor's experience with cats proves him to be a little overly cat-curious!  WOOF!!!! Though he lived with a dog-savvy cat for awhile, he needed verbal reminders not to stalk the cat. arf?  Pawsly, no cats for Trevor.

Trevor has not lived with children so he's approved for kids 10 and up!

If you are home more than not and want to feel the absolute pure unconditional Labrador love, Trevor may be the dog for you.  He'll keep you smiling! An affectionate gentleman in need of a place to live out his golden days- is a pawfect way to describe this character!  WOOF!!!

Watch Trevor here Trevor Dog!

Trevor is a current on vaccinations. Barksters- Trevor has an old injury in his right rear leg that has already healed, and there's nothing to do. He's on glucosamine supplements.

Interested in meeting this barksterly pawsome Yellow Labrador Retriever- Trevor and learning about dog adoption?   Please visit, Lab-Rescue.

(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Take a Step into the Pit Bull Life

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The Pit bull has gone under a lot of negative influence displayed by the media the past decade. Dog fighting and biting incidents have brought the loving image of the Pit bull to the ground. Advocates like myself work everyday to change this misconception by educating the public and by being a responsible owner. The Pit Bull has been placed under a range of Breed Specific Legislation, varying from owner restrictions to the outright ban of the breed. This article will help educate the reader of the misconception of this wonderful breed, and why it has come to where it is today.

One of the most prominent examples is the involvement the Pit Bull plays in dog fighting. The image is even more tainted by Super stars involved in this gruesome sport such as Michael Vick Professional NFL quarterback. The Pit Bull was thrown into the spotlight, where they are displayed as a killer, that can harm people and other dogs.

There has been many reported incidents of “Pit Bulls biting people” this past decade. The problem with all these statistics is they classify all pit mixes or anything that simply resembles a Pit Bull into this category. Pit Bull isn't a breed, it’s just a grouping of dogs with similar characteristics. This breed is more affected by the owner then any other, the Pit Bull’s attitude and behavior reflects that of the owner. Every dog, as every person has the potential to act poorly, it all depends on how they are raised and taught what is right and wrong.

As a result of these negative actions, many local governments worldwide have issues Breed Specific Laws, more commonly referred to as BSL, these laws have really diminished the public outlook of the breed. The common person that hasn't ever owned a pitbull thinks they are mean and harmful, because of the media’s attitude towards the breed.

The truth,
Thousands upon Thousands of individuals including myself have fought to bring this negative attitude away from the Pit Bull. Laws against dog fighting are becoming more stiff, resulting in heavier penalties. As the Pitt Bull is trading hands and coming into more and more positive ownership the breed overall outlook is changing. Many of the BSL laws are in the process of being overturned as the public becomes more open minded. The media is starting to report on the positive the breed brings instead of focusing on the small percentage of the negative.

Day by day the misconception of the Pit Bull breed is changing, I hope in reading this article you will take the chance of being more open minded and giving this loving breed the chance. The times are changing, and I’m proud to be apart of the movement.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Operation Paws for Homes

(C) Operation Paws for Homes
Every day of every week of every month of every year, humans with animal rescues and shelter are diligently working to help many types of animals find "Forever Homes" and pawsome humans for them to love and to love on them. All of us dogs and cats are pawsomely grateful for their work- I would have never become a writer without their work- WOOF!!

My friend "Miss J" from Operation Paws for Homes brought a gentleman by this week for you to meet-

Franklin and his siblings were found in a landfill by a kind rescuer. Surprisingly, he's the last of his litter left at Operation Paws for Homes!

Franklin was very shy when he came to Operation Paws for Homes but has really come out of his shell and ready to find humans who love hot dogs, and a "Forever Home!"

He may still be a bit shy, noises do spook him, at first when meeting new humans, but once he warms up to you, all he wants to do is play!

Yes. Hot dogs. They would be a great treat when training him!

Franklin enjoys meeting and playing with other dogs- he spends a lot of time with his foster human paying and napping. Franklin is a curious and playful puppy. 

Due to his small size and young age, Operation Paws for Homes recommends that he goes to a home with children that are respectful of his size and age. He will require an adopter to continue his training - no exceptions!

Franklin is up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped and will need to be altered.

Interested in meeting Franklin?  Please complete the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Application!

Interested in learning about dog adoption?  Please visit the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Guide.