Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving With My Loved Ones

I'm thankful to have my happy healthy life with my loved ones. Today we are hanging out with Ginger, Batman, Buddy and Jewel. We are enjoying the beautiful life we have.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Another Guy And His Litte Dog--Ed & Buddy

Buddy gets his human Ed out for a nice long walk where my Buddy swims. Buddy is a Rat Terrier.The small Buddy is very friendly and sweet. I see Buddy looking for critters for him to get. Where were you Buddy when I had my gopher problem?

 The Rat Terrier was developed in Great Britain in 1820. Members of the Rat Terrier dog breed are adorable little digging escape artists who are true terriers: feisty, funny, energetic, lively, vermin-chasing, and incapable of being boring. Stubborn as all get out, they are not big on pleasing people, but the people who love them laugh all the time.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Books I Love About Dogs That Read A Second Time

I love reading about dog behavior. This knowledge helps me better understand my boy Buddy.  Books I  recommend to all dogs lovers are:
Hidden Life Of  Dogs by Elizabeth Thomas Anthropologist and Writer. She studied seven generations of dogs and the book is very interesting. If you see the picture of me and Bud you see how interested he is.
For The Love Of A Dog : Understanding Emotion In You And Your Best Friend  by Patrica Mconnell Phd.
This book is great. She shows you in pictures how for you to read your dogs emotions. Reading this booked helped me know what to look for in dogs like when a dog is giving a whale eye and what it means. And body movement and how to know what it means.
The Secret To Puppy Love with tips from animal communicators by Karen Palmer. I met Karen on a day while I was watching my boy Bud at the bay in Morro Bay and we hit it off from the beginning because she is a dog trainer and an author and quite the sweetheart.
Dogs Are Gifts From God by Karen Palmer. This is a good read too.
I have many more books that I know dog lovers would want to read too many for one blog. The bottom line is that the more we know about our beloved dogs the happier they will be and that makes us humans happy. Look at Bud showing me how much he appreciates me.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

One Of The I don't Think Intack Male Dog Should Run Free

Today my dog Bud was at the beach with me and I was talking to Dave who was on the beach with Ginger. Bud and Ginger play well together. He knows that she is strong and fast. Bud let her win in the case of tug-a-war. He is and always has been quite the gentlemen with his female play mates. It was a beautiful warm morning and the dogs were having tons of fun until a huge black Lab ran over and bit Bud on the nose. When the dog bit Bud, Ginger chased the big Lab and chased him off. She has always felt protective of Bud. They love each other. When I called Bud to me I saw a puncture from the dogs teeth and a scratch below his eye. I was mad at the owner of the dog because the in tact male was doing what comes naturally to in tact males. His dog came back and I grabbed Bud's collar and told the owner that his dog bit my dog and to keep his dog away from my dog. The owner  was very rude and told me his dog didn't bite Bud and I told him that both myself and David watched it happen. By now the male was sniffing around Bud again and giving him the whale eye and trying to put his head over Buds head as a show of dominance. This Lab was at least 4 inches taller than Bud and about 10 -15 pounds heavier. Bud was minding his own business and this Lab was looking for trouble.
Bud's injury was not serious but I count my blessings. When I was 12 years or so I saw my brothers beagle mix attack Jet my grandfathers black Lab. They were both in tact males. I know that there are many wonderful in tact males. The dog who bit Bud was probably a very good dog. What I think is that the owner of the in tact male has to keep the dog out of trouble.  
Bud is recovering. He can swim again on Monday. In the meantime, he is enjoying his new toy.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Formally Reluinctant Turned Avid Lover

My friend Doug told me the story about his dog, Harley. When lived with his girl friend, she brought a  chihuahua home one day and Doug told her no way that little dogs are yappy and ill-mannered that  was his feeling about the breed because that was what he saw all the time.  When Doug met Harley he changed his mind. Doug love this little dog so much so that when his relationship end he made a agreement with his ex to share share custody of their dog. That warms my heart with their devotion to this dog. I feel in love with Harley too he is so sweet and good nature that everyone loves Harley. Doug believes in discipline and rules. Shown here is Doug and Harley on beach. Look at the small ball in Doug's hand. Too cute.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Update on Ginger's Lupus Story

GREAT NEWS for Ginger! She is now in remission and is feeling like her old active self. In the picture is a play date at my house with Bud, Batman & Robyn (Batman and Robyn are Jewel's dogs). You can see the fun they had. The vet said that the fall and winter time is usually a time of no symptoms because of the weather. Dave and Debbie are glad about that. Ginger will never be cured but by watching the time of day and seasons Ginger will lead a healthy happy life.