Monday, February 24, 2014

Tips on Being a Responsible Pet Owner

Owning a dog is not just a privilege-it's a responsibility. These animals depend on us for, at minimum, food and shelter, and deserve much more. If you are considering taking a dog into your life, you need to think seriously about the commitment that dog ownership entails. If you already have a dog, you need to consider if you are fulfilling all your obligations as its owner.
Here are some essential tips on being the best pet owner you can be:

  • Think first- For example, recognize the commitment, evaluate your lifestyle, make a list, choose a breed, get a good breeder referral, contact some breeders in your area.

  • Make the Commitment- pick your pet after you have researched the type of breed you want your pet to be, including their health risks. 

  • Get Ready- Dog proof your home, make a schedule for you and your pet, buy some toys, a collar, contact your Veterinarian!

  • Bring Your Dog Home- Housetrain, set house rules, name your dog, let your dog adjust, keep your dog healthy.

  • Be a Friend- Play! Go on Walks, Talk to your dog, Give treats, Love your dog, give your time, leave the radio on, plan activities with your dog, give a massage, make that tail wag, go on trips, etc.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ruby and Cooper


Day 27 of the New Year and Cooper is still here. I haven’t been able to shake him yet. With this cold weather, it’s been impossible to plan my escape or his demise. I’ve ventured to the front desk many times, though. Weaving myself between legs and creeping past the swinging doors of the treatment area, each time a step closer to planning my path to the outdoors. I do have to admit, the weight loss does help in that matter. If only spring would hurry up already! I feel cabin fever is really setting in and I’m not sure how much more I can take of Cooper and his nonsense! I’ll report back later, once I come up with a better plan.



Well, you guessed it! Captain Cooper is back to brighten your day. We are almost a month into the New Year, and MAN, is it COLD! Not much to do all day but wake up, eat, sleep, play, and, oh, yeah, bother Ruby. It seems my crew of technicians and doctors have everything under control so far in the treatment area, so I have trained them well. Anyway, back to Ruby. She seems a little upset the last few days. Maybe it’s this weather. It seems to be hard on a lot of us this time of year. I think I will bring her one of my toys or let her sit in my command spot and play with my favorite string!  I hope you all are staying as warm as you can out there. Let’s hope for some warmer weather soon!
Signing out,
Captain Cooper