Sunday, March 24, 2013

Name That Dog

One of my cyberspace artist friend, Alexandra, at BlueChairDiaryIllustrations, has created a contest to name her new dog character which will become the subject for greeting cards.

If you win there is a prize box filled with misc goodies such as art supplies, chocolates and your own original doodle of the doggy.

So, be sure to check out this doggy character at her website.

How about this cute doggy? She wins my heart.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Only in Seattle

A new model of veterinarian care!

Urban Animal is committed to keeping pet care affordable and an approach that might include not pushing for the most extreme and costly interventions.

The office is another story. It is part Airstream and part 1978 Ford truck both of which are owned by practice founder Cherri Trusheim.

Urban Animal is located in an old medical building on Capitol Hill / First Hill in Seattle, Washington. The welcoming interior space has funky vinyl chairs and second-hand medical cabinets, paint-by-number dog portraits, and enormous vintage print of a cabin in the mountains, PLUS, in the corner a photobooth.

For only four dollars you and your dog can capture the moment with a take home print in only four minutes!

Dr. Trusheim worked as a relief vet and at an emergency hospital. Urban Animal accommodates walk-ins and is open on weekends.

I hope this model of veterinarian care becomes the norm.
Thank you, Dr. Trusheim!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dog Bed Selection

Does your dog sleep in bed with you?

If no, then how do you choose the right bed for your dog?

Buying the right doggie bed requires a little forethought and a lot of consideration for your dog – but it does not necessarily require a lot of money.

Buying the right kind of bed and maintaining it properly can go a long way to your dog's happiness, and maybe even your own. If he has a comfy place to drop, he may be less likely to curl up on the couch or your own bed. Letting your dog sleep with you is generally a bad idea, and can lead to dominance problems says experts.

In shopping for a bed, consider that it should:

Provide comfort
Conserve body heat
Protect bony prominences
Be easy to clean
Resist moisture

The bed should combine softness with durability, and should not contain or attract dust or poisonous substances. It should also be springy, not compacted, after repeated use. You will find it easier to buy a bed that comes with a removable cover, which you can throw in the washing machine.

There are several types you can choose from:

1. Slumber beds. Some are lined with fur, and a few come with hoods.

2. Bean beds. Covered with a soft fabric, bean beds contain a type of material that holds to your dog's shape as he changes position. Some are filled with cedar or other moisture-resistant materials.

3. Cushion beds. Soft fabric cover (sheepskin-texture is very common) over plastic-enclosed foam provides good support for the slumbering dog. The plastic keeps moisture from getting into and ruining the foam mattress.

4. Donut or nesting bed. This is a type of cushion bed that contours around your pet to let him nestle in the center.

Pleasant dreams!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Clever Dog Video

I am sure you have watched many dog videos as have I, but this one caught my attention. Adam Cox not only captured silly dog antics, but also enhanced the story with music and dialogue.

This clever dog video is good for a few laughs. Watch.........

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dogs in Slow Motion

Although this is an advertising commercial, it is well worth the time to watch. The video not only captures the eligence of the dog's movement to capture a treat, but also the joy of the event.

Watch this...........

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dog and Dolphin Swimming Buddies

A friend of mine sent this video which I must share.

Here is a Lab and dolphin playing in the Tory Island Harbour, in Ireland.

Very sweet......