Saturday, December 26, 2009
Theo, a 13 year-old Yorkshire terrier, walks along Ferry St. with Marguerite Moncrieff-Buck in downtown Windsor, Ontario. Theo, a therapy dog, has been helping patients in the palliative care at the Windsor Regional Hospital western campus for over five years.
Photograph by: Jason Kryk, The Windsor Star
No snow in Windsor this week - just lots of rain!
So much for a white Christmas!
But hey, at least he won't need booties!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Harried New Yorkers hurrying down W 57th St last Friday were stopped dead in their tracks by the sight of two Yorkshire terriers high fiving each other in the window of a landmark store.
Even more unbelievable - the two cute Yorkies were taking pet trick requests from followers on Twitter who were watching online from all over – even Egypt and Japan.
This Friday and Saturday, Dec, 11th and 12th, Schmitty and Pudge will once again be taking pet trick requests on Twitter in the store window of Lee’s Art Shop in Manhattan to benefit pets in need. Some of the popular requests also include their show stopping “Ring the Bell” trick, hide & seek, play dead, roll over, and speak. Passers-by and online followers alike even enjoy watching them sleep - which they do a lot. Schmitty & Pudge are becoming America’s real live virtual pets.
Besides taking donations, Schmitty’s Healthy Do’s & Don’ts 2010 calendar along Schmitty’s signature New Yorkie products sold at Lee’s Art Shop and online at www.schmittysays.com are giving a portion of the proceeds to Bobbi & The Strays - a local no-kill animal shelter. Lee’s Art Shop is matching the funds raised during the “New Yorkie In The Window” event!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Disney’s irresistible talking puppies return in an all-new heartwarming holiday adventure!
Take a fantastic journey with your beloved Buddies to the magical world of the North Pole! Join Budderball, B-Dawg, Rosebud, Buddha, and Mudbud in a touching twist on a Christmas classic. When Puppy Paws, the feisty son of Santa Paws, forgets
the true meaning of the season, it’s up to the Buddies to remind him that Christmas is not about what you get; it’s about what you give. Unleash a stocking full of Christmas cheer for you and your family with this fun-filled film, featuring never-before-seen bonus materials. It’s sure to be a holiday classic for years to come!
ANYONE who loves dogs, will love this movie! 2 young children watched the movie with me, and they adored it! It's a kids movie, for sure. And lacks elements for adults. However - be warned - they show someone pulling the beard off Santa - and they talk about how Santa is not real - and is JUST A MAN. So if your child believes in Santa - this movie may not be a good choice just yet.
This is an honest review - by law we must state that we recieved a free copy of the dvd from DogTime Media in compensation for posting a review of "Santa Buddies."
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - ANOTHER TRAGEDY!
A trip to PetSmart for grooming turned deadly for Lily the Yorkshire terrier when employees put her too close to a heater, the dog's owner claims in Madison County Arbitration Court.
Haley Nelson said she dropped off Lily at 1 p.m. on Feb. 22 and PetSmart employees negligently put the dog in a kennel next to a heater. Trapped, Lily's body temperature rose and PetSmart workers failed to recognize that she was extremely ill. Lily died of heat stroke and cardiac arrest and still had a body temperature of 106.2 degrees when Nelson picked her up that day at 6 p.m., according to the complaint.
Nelson seeks damages for medical bills, another dog, loss of companionship, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
She is represented by Christopher Donohoo of Wood River, Ill.
PETSMART really needs to do something about this. I wouldn't take my dog there if THEY PAID ME!
Friday, November 13, 2009
On the way down, we stopped in Ohio, Kentucky,
Tennessee, and Georgia! I slept a lot in the car.
I laid by the window a lot and enjoyed the sun. It was 90
degrees a couple days and much too hot for me!
On the way home, I rode in a plane! That was kind of scarey.
They made me ride in a bag and the nasty stewardess
on Continental wouldn't let me get on the seat with my dad.
That airlines is NOT very pet friendly.
Sure, they take your money, and make you ride under seat!
$125 EACH WAY mind you! Meanwhile on our flight,
a screaming baby, got to ride for FREE on his mothers lap.
I would call that DOG DISCRIMINATION!
I am glad to be home in Chicago -
but it's getting cold here.....
I think I will curl up in a ball and dream about Florida....
Thursday, November 5, 2009
The mission of this company USED to be about people and pets. However I watched this focus completetly change over the years. If you knew what it is like to work for this company, and what really goes on behind the scenes, you would not shop there.
I will say though that in the store I worked at, the small animals and fish department was very well maintained, and high levels of quality were a requirement. That was due to the knowledge of the employees and manager of that department. However, now, with a new store director who is more concerned about climbing the corporate ladder, than providing a good working enviornment, I believe the whole store is failing dreadfully in employee morale. This also seems to be the new way to run the company as a whole, since this was not the only store where this type of thing goes on.
Two years before I quit, a statement was made to me, by someone rather high up in the company, who should not have said to me probably. "The time is now to get out of PetSmart. Changes are in the wind, and it is not going to be a good place for any one to work any longer. Don't believe me? Give it two years!"
He was right. I watched store directors quit, district managers quit, and others who truly cared about the employees were fired, and replaced with what they now have. These people let you know, you are expendable, plain and blunt.
This is not a good place to work, it's not a good place to shop, and certainly, NOT a good place to take your pet for grooming! Since I quit, I have never looked back, and I have never returned with my pets for any services they have to offer!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
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Monday, August 31, 2009
How do I find a vet that feels just right for me and my dog?
How will I be able to afford my dog’s health care?
Does my dog truly need all those vaccines
Does my dog really need the surgery or
When is it appropriate to get a second opinion?
Should I take my dog to see a specialist?
Should I consider treating my dog’s cancer?
Am I doing the right thing?
Is my dog ready to say goodbye?
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The man had been ransacking the tills at gunpoint in Modling, Austria, until he woke six-inch high Cica from her basket under the counter.
Witnesses said the dog leapt up and started growling and barking and the startled robber put down his gun, turned and ran.
"When she realised he was threatening me she began barking like mad and jumped at him. She didn't bite him, just scared him. He was petrified," said proud postmistress Gabriella Dreyer.
"Cica never let's me out of her sight and we can be a bit inseparable at times. She is a real hero and I think robbers will think twice about coming in here after they hear what happened."
Who Says Yorkies Are Not Good Watch Dogs?!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
How much do you love your dog?
Grounds had let Mandy out in the back yard of his West Palm Beach home. The gator grabbed the dog while she was walking along the edge of a pond.
"My first thought was, 'I've got to pry his mouth apart to keep him from, you know, killing her,'" David Grounds told WPBF News 25's Alexis Rivera from his home Tuesday.
Grounds said he poked the gator's eye and managed to pry his jaw open in time for Mandy to get away. She suffered a few cuts on her back and belly.
However, Grounds wasn't as lucky. The reptile bit off one finger and part of another.
"She's likes a child -- my child, you know," Grounds said of Mandy. "I have four sons and if one of them had been attacked, you'd have to see what you can do -- and the same with her."
A trapper later removed the 7-foot gator from the pond behind Grounds' home. It was euthanized.
Grounds told Rivera he'd do it all over again if he had to.
"I'd trade these two fingers for her, for sure, without a doubt," he said.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Scooter, above, is a 6-month-old Maltese whose owner, Cheryl McKnight of New Zealand, believes will one day hold the title of smallest dog by height. Scooter is just over 3 inches tall, measured from his feet to the top of his shoulder blade. Although he's still a puppy, McKnight says he hasn't grown at all since he was 2 months old, and she believes he won't grow any taller -- certainly no taller than the current recordholder, an American Chihuahua.
And what of their health? Scooter "weighs less than a block of butter at 400 grams -- and that is while he is wearing clothes," according to the New Zealand Herald. He wears a brightly-colored sock as a shirt to make him stand out, presumably to prevent the inevitable injury that would result if his owner were to make a wrong step. Tom Thumb "can fit inside a teacup and cannot reach his mum to feed when she is standing up," the Daily Mail reports.
We're sure many teacup pups are in fine health and enjoy the attention they get for being cute, traveling about in purses and the like -- still, we can't help but wonder if we're doing them a disservice in the long run by making them just too small for their own good.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Jackie bottle feeds the tiny three-week-old Yorkshire Terrier pups six times a day, acting as their surrogate mother, after seven-year-old Amber died.She said: "When Amber died it was such a shock – even when I picked her up I didn't think she was dead because she was still hot and her eyes were open."
But when you are left with five little faces looking up at you, you just have to take over."I was feeding them through a syringe but I got a bottle from the vet with a teet on it and we feed them with that now."It's quite humorous to see them because as they get bigger, they want more.
"They feed six times a day, I am up through the night feeding them and if I go out it's not for more than an hour-and-a-half."Jacie said she will probably keep one of the pups – which have been named Lucky, Fudge, Madonna, Robert the Bruce and Lulu – and give the others away once they are six- or seven-weeks-old.
Lucky was given her name because she was the first puppy to be born and was cold and lifeless, but she and her husband Bill managed to revive her.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Two famous Yorkies, Schmitty and Pudge, invite you to tour New York City. Follow the adventures of these delightful dogs as they visit all of New York City's famous landmarks. Starting at Grant's Tomb in Harlem, they head south to visit the Seinfeld gang's favorite restaurant and then rest their tired paws with a carriage ride through Central Park.
After a hot dog at Gray's Papaya the pooches bump into Regis on their way down to Times Square to meet the Naked Cowboy before catching a matinee on Broadway. Then it's off to the Empire State Building for a dog's eye view of Manhattan. A taxi to Tiffany's for a little retail therapy is the perfect prelude to an afternoon massage. Nothing caps off a day in NYC better than sitting in Battery Park watching the sunset over the Statue of Liberty.
So when you come to visit NYC keep an eye out for Schmitty and Pudge.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
The pensioner pooch has had half his teeth out and can barely see or hear.
But owner Doug Percival, 73, has only had to take him to the vets
He puts his longevity down to them looking after each other and
Monday, May 25, 2009
Every Spring, emails start circulating making claims that cocoa mulch, which contains the chemical theobromine, can be lethal to dogs and cats.
Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the company's website, this product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs and cats.
Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey's, and they claim that 'It is true that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog). However, 98% of all dogs won't eat it.'
This Snopes site gives the following information: