Monday, March 1, 2021

Half-Full Comics by Maria Scrivan

© 2021, Maria Scrivan, Half-Full Comics
 © 2021, Maria Scrivan, Half-Full Comics


WOOFS! MEOWS! Paws, we paw our thanks to Maria Scrivan for sharing her pawsome artistic talents with us! Pawlease visit her work at!

Maria’s graphic newest book in her novel series, NAT ENOUGH, published by Scholastic/Graphix is now available for ordering at "Nat Enough!"

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P)

Cat Adoption
Photo: Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P)
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

Meows! Purrs! Happy Friday! My gracious and mostest kind friend, "Miss Sherry" from Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P) brought by two purringly cute cats who are looking for their "Forever Home!" with humans to love who will love them too! These two sweethearts must be adopted together and are special needs. Meet Liberty and Bell! MEOWS! Meow!
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HISS! HISS! Sometimes life just gives a curveball! These two seem to take it in stride better than humans! Purrs! Liberty and Bell found themselves surrendered to a local animal shelter. 

Liberty and Bell are around 1-year-old, blind, and deaf. Pawingly, they are cross-eyed and Bell has a boo-boo on her bottom lip. 

Paws, these two sweet furballs need a quiet, steady home where can learn their new routines and humans. They are looking forward to receiving pawlenty of lovin's! They receive petting quite well and adapt fairly quickly to their new surroundings. 

Pawingly, these two sweethearts want to be ready for you to take them home as soon as you can so they are headed to the Veterinarian and them to get spayed. Meows!

To learn about adopting these two sweethearts, meet them, and apply to pawssibly adopt, or pawssibly sponsor their care, pawlease visit, Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P) or (571) 408-0381,

Cat Adoption
Photo: Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P)
Creative: from The Dog's Paw!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Size Matters! Medium Dog Adoption!

Photo by Mike on Unsplash
"A Handsome Bloodhound!"
Photo by Mike on Unsplash

WOOF! Barks! I began pawing a series of posts about considerations for adopting a dog a few months ago. Barkingly, it's been a pawnderfully busy few months with Thanksgiving, Christmas, a pawsome visit from a friend, New Years and all so I have neglected to continue my series of articles. I apawlogize for that. I will continue my writings more frequently! If you would like, you can read the first post here, "Size Matters! Small Dog Adoption!

Last September, I introduced you to the thought of adopting a small dog. Small dogs are great and have many advantages, but they are not for everyone, just like the other sizes are not for everyone. It’s not a one-size-fits-all thing! Barkingly, which is a good thing as I am a medium breed dog!

The popular medium dog breeds include Afghan-Hound, Airedale Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Bassett Hound, Beagle, Border Collie, Boxer, Brittany, Bulldog, Chow-Chow, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, English Pointer, German Pinscher, Keeshond, Labradoodle, Norwegian Elkhound, Norwegian Elkhound, American Pit-Bull Terrier, Plott Hound (that’s me!), Shetland Sheepdog, Siberian Husky, English Springer Spaniel, Staffordshire Bull-Terrier, Welsh Springer Spaniel, and Whippet.

Barkingly, these dogs cover the gamut of groups from Sporting to Herding to Hound to Working to Non-sporting. It’s impawtant that you research these groups so you’ll have an understanding of what they mean. Further, when you decide on a dog, make certain to determine which group it belongs. Paws, this is important because you need to have an understanding as to why the dog was bred. Barkingly, and to understand its behavior. You probably don’t want to have a herding dog if you have a family with several children- the dog would be constantly herding the kids- well, uh, maybe that’s not a bad thing! WOOFS!! This is impawtant for all dogs, but as you get to the medium and larger ones, I think it’s especially important to understand the dog's group so you will be prepared to handle him or her properly.

My human learned while photographing for a rescue group that I am part Plott Hound. He went and researched "Plott Hound" and learned all about me. He studied how we could get along better, though we were already doing great. He knows that I am in the Hound Group and one of my strongest traits is to hunt, sniff out my prey, to go after it. Also, he learned that I was bred to hunt large game such as black bear, there went our camping trip (drat!), and wild boar.

Medium dogs are less portable than small ones. Here’s where a leash, and maybe a harness, comes in handy and you can’t carry them in your bag, backpack, or hoodie to go places. This doesn’t mean they can’t go places, just not as easily. In most cases, stores and shops will not allow dogs in, though some local garden centers where my human buys his annuals welcomes dogs.

These dogs usually enjoy playing with toys, like ropes or plastic squeaky things you can get at a local pet store. They like to run and jump and get into stuff. Some are so full of energy that if you don’t fulfill their exercise requirements, they can become “destructo dog” without intent or even trying-. Just ask my human about Plott Hounds and how easily they get into stuff when a “walk” is missed.

And, the bigger the dog, the bigger, well, the "gifts" can be. WOOFS! What "gifts?"  Well, let’s just say, “think about it.” Usually, you will need two or three good-size bags to take care of getting rid of the product! WOOFS! 

Barkingly, the medium dog will require more food, water, treats than the smaller dog. You’ll need to consider that when it comes to your budget.

The medium dog can add security to your home and property as they can get to a size that could be threatening to someone wanting to break into your home or property. They can become possessive and protecting toward one or more of the family members. Keep an eye on this trait to find what you need in this area.

Paws, of course, if you get a mixed breed and can find out which is what and what is which, you’ll be able to figure out the traits and the groups!

Barks, woofingly, an outstanding quality of the medium size dog is that it’s great for people who do not want on the smaller breeds but don’t have room for or can’t handle a large dog. Or, maybe someone who is disabled who really does not want a small dog, they can’t handle the large breed so a medium dog is perfect!!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Prayer Pups! By Jeffrey Smith

© 2021, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission
© 2021, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission

WOOFs! Barks! I paw and bark my thanks to Jeffrey Smtih creator of Prayer Pups for sharing his pawsome artistic talents with us.

All content and characters © 2021, Jeffrey Smith. All rights reserved. Used by Permission, Prayer Pups by Jeffrey Smith

WOOF! To learn more about God's Plan for Man, the Good News, pawlease visit Peace With God!

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Noah's Houndisms - A Good Leash Helps!

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!
WOOF! WOOF! Barks, it seems that many pups and dogs are darting out the front doors of the homes and into the dangers of the wild universe of the front yard. Unwitting and unprepared humans are often the cause.

The front door opens to a humongous plethora of scents, sniffs, and curiosities for the average pupster and a few catsters too! Not to mention what it does to a dog with a strong prey drive like me. Squirrels, the neighbor's cat- no not you Samson my-most-bestest-cat- brother, a neighbors dogs, humans walking their dog, and mini-humans playing and screaming. Often, the screaming from mini-humans these days is enough to cause a dog to dart out the front door in an attempt to rescue someone in danger. Barks. Off they go out the front door- with their humans running behind. 

Barks! Keep a leash by the front door to attach to your dog whenever someone comes to your door. Hang it on the front doorknob or the banister pillar, or lay it on the floor; just somewhere easy to reach. 

If you are going out the front door, a leash will allow you to quickly harness your dog to take him with you- even if it is just to the mailbox! 

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

Friday, February 19, 2021

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption, Returns February 26, 2021


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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Off the Leash Dog Cartoons by Rupert Fawcett

© 2021, Rupert Fawcett, Off The Leash Used by Permission

© 2021, Ruppert Fawcett, Off The Leash Used by Permission

WOOF! Barks! Paw, I barkingly paw my thanks to Off The Leash Dog Cartoons for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us. 

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!