LOUIE (above) pressed his tiny paw on an emergency button on the floor and
called for help by yelping into the intercom, after his owner suffered a
suspected heart attack.
“He’s my light and day. He’s always beside me whenever I need him.
He’s more than just a dog” says owner JUDITH.
She trained the Yorkie to use the button, which provides a hotline to
the care services, if she is unconscious and unable to do so and this
is the second heroic dead little Louie has done.
Last year he
earned himself an animal bravery award from veterinary charity PDSA for
raising the alarm when Judith slipped after stepping out of the shower.
Trixie turned 6 this year - and I have to admit - we have not done a great job brushing her teeth. Like many dogs, they just don't like it. So we tried things like Plaque sprays and special toothpastes - but it was time finally for a cleaning. And I am always afraid to have a tiny dog put under.
But she survived and bounced back! And we are determined to NOT let her teeth get dirty from here on out. Our vet highly recommended this line called Clenz-a-dent. Clenz-A-Dent PlaqueOff contains the seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum which
is a natural agent that reduces the formation of dental plaque, tartar
[calculus] and bad breath. You can add it to their food - or their water - so we're trying that for now - I will let you know how it works.
(You can get it discounted at Amazon - cheaper than the vet!~)
I used to be a waiter - and back then, made about $3 an hour. Most waiters and waitresses depend on tips to survive. Banquet waiters and hotel waiters usually, make a fair wage - do you tip them? At hotel parties, I don't tip if they pour a glass of wine like they are supposed to. I DO TIP when they do something special or go above and beyond their normal duties.
Do you tip your hairdresser? What if they own the salon and is keeping the whole $50 - do you still tip him? Some people feel since the employee is getting paid less, they should get a tip. So many questions about tipping. I found this great article online about tipping dog groomers, written by the owner of a grooming salon.
He says, " “Tips are not necessary, but they are appreciated. I leave the amount, if any, up to the customer." And just because he is charging $40 for a dogs cut - does not mean he gets to keep it all. He has expenses and overhead. Read the article here - it's very interesting!
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the Week: Meet Mali: Mali endured cruelty and neglect as a puppy mill
mom for at least a decade before she was rescued last year. Now, she
needs the security and love of a forever family to live out her golden
years in peace. Call 931-503-8300 for details.
CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — The life of a puppy mill dog
can be hell on earth. Unscrupulous breeders stack wire cages full of
dogs half a dozen high, meaning that the dogs in all but the top row are
relentlessly subjected to the falling excrement from the dogs above.
In addition, puppy mill dogs are often treated roughly, fed poorly and denied medical care of any kind.
was the sad story for Mali, a Yorkshire Terrier rescued from a puppy
mill in Missouri. Mali was taken in by Inge Irby who runs Clarksville’s
Second Chance & Happy Tails, a non-profit, no-kill, small dog
rescue. Local veterinarians estimated that Mali is at least 12 years
old, but puppy mill dogs’ ages are notoriously hard to peg because
neglect and insufficient nutrition lead to tooth loss.
One of the most compelling aspects of the human-canine bond – cherished
internationally more than ever before – is the fact that our dogs love
us unconditionally. Dogs do not discriminate. Gender, race, sexual
orientation and other status do not enter the equation of responsible
pet ownership. That is why the American Kennel Club and our
constituency are puzzled and disappointed by the decision to allow
Russia to host the 2016 World Dog Show. The proliferation of anti-gay
and lesbian laws in Russia today is both disturbing and shocking to our
community. The choice of this country as a venue for such a prestigious
dog show flies in the face of the ideals of the human-canine bond.
On behalf of the American Kennel Club, our member clubs, and the
American purebred dog fancy, we urge you to move the 2016 World Dog Show
from Russia to a nation that respects and upholds human rights for all
its citizens. The international dog community deserves to enjoy the
World Dog Show in a place that stands for freedom and equal rights for
all. AKC cannot and will not support participation in the 2016 World
Dog Show if it is held in Russia.
As exhibitors, breeders, handlers and trainers, we teach our dogs many
things. But there is no denying, they teach us too. Our bond with dogs
is not defined by the type of person who holds the leash. We cannot
support competition in an environment where tolerance does not exist.
Alan T. Kalter (pictured)
Chairman of the Board
Dennis B. Sprung
President and CEO
Allan Reznik, the Editor-in-Chief of Dog Channel, also announced that a scheduled feature on Russia for its November 2016 issue would be pulled:
A boycott of the Olympic Games is being
called for and with the World Dog Show scheduled for Moscow in 2016 the
FCI is facing pressure to change its venue unless these violations of
basic human rights are rescinded. AKC President Dennis Sprung and
Chairman Alan Kalter issued a courageous statement protesting Russian
President Putin’s anti-gay law.
We have many gay breeders, exhibitors, handlers and judges proudly
participating in our sport worldwide. In light of Russia’s violation of
these basic human rights, and given the strides that have been made
recently in the USA with respect to equal rights, DOMA defeat, etc., we
at Dogs in Review feel it would be inappropriate to feature Russia in
our November International Issue. We are not feeling particularly
celebratory toward that country. Moreover, we urge our American judges
with invitations to officiate in Russia to reconsider their assignments,
at a time when visitors traveling there could be arrested and detained,
with the blessing of the Russian government.
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"I'm a 3 lb. Yorkshire Terrier and I
live with my mommy, American Pops Standards recording artist Denise
Brigham. She takes very good care of me!
a lucky little puppy! I live in a very loving home with a family that
takes very good care of me. They feed me home cooked meals, give me
warm baths, groom me and even brush my teeth. I love to play and I have
lots and lots of toys. I'm a doggie "model" for advertising and I'm
going to be a star on stage in my mommy's concerts!"
When we first introduced our 12 week Yorkie to our 10 year old cat, the cat HATED her. But she still loved him. And she kept trying to show him love day after day. It took about a good 2 years and the stubborn cat finally gave in. And now they love each so much its unbelievable.
Small in size but big in personality, the Yorkshire Terrier makes a feisty but loving companion.