Monday, May 17, 2010

The Pets 10 Commandments

We have ran this before, but brought it to my attention again, I had forgotten about how special it is -

The Pets 10 Commandments -

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them.

Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters.

We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness.
It is here on earth and has four legs!

©Stan Rawlinson (The Original Doglistener). A professional full time Dog Behaviourist and Obedience Trainer. More info at DOG LISTENER.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Yorkie and Other Dog Hair Can Help With the Oil Spill Clean Up

news from New Hampshire -

Sherri Goodreau, a groomer with The Merrimack Veterinary Hospital on Daniel Webster Highway in/near New Hampshire had a great idea; start collecting hair and fur to ship to an organization that uses the super-oil-absorbent strands to make products that will help contain oil spilled in the Gulf.

“The owners think it’s really neat,” said Goodreau, who’s worked at the hospital for 18 years. “They’re all really excited about it.”

The collected hair and fur will be sent to the nonprofit California-based organization, Matter of Trust, which aims to “link ideas, spark action and materialize sustainable systems,” according to its Web site.

Because they are natural oil absorbers, Matter of Trust is collecting trimmings from all over the country to weave “hair mats” – for placement on beaches – and “hair booms” – in which hair is stuffed into recycled nylon booms for placement on the water.

The organization made hair mats to help soak up oil on beaches in the San Francisco area following a cargo ship spill of 58,000 gallons of oil in 2007.

For this most recent spill, the organization has 15 warehouse locations for hair and fur collection, including spaces in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida, according to the organization’s Web site.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Missing Yorkie Yorkshire Terrier in CHICAGO


$1000 REWARD FOR SAFE RETURN OF SADIE! Call: (312) 543-5000

We lost our baby (of 9 years) in Roscoe Village near Addison/Lincoln/Cornelia/Damen. (3550 North - 1800 West) Our Yorkshire "Yorkie" Terrier was last seen on the 1800 Block of West Eddy St. on 4/6/10 at 3.30 pm. If you have ANY leads or have seen our baby, PLEASE, PLEASE call me and help. No questions asked $1000 Reward for the information or safe return of our little girl! 'Sadie' is 5 lbs with a stocky build. Mostly Black with tan paws and head, and a white patch (star) on her chest. She was wearing a black nylon color with a gold 'bone' identity tag(faded) and current Vaccine tags. She is electronically chipped--9 years old--and needs important daily medication!! So please bring her home to us or she will have complications! We are devastated and we will not stop looking until we find her. PLEASE call us if you have seen this dog or even one that looks like her! We will follow up on all leads!

Her hair is a bit longer now (photos are from 2/7-Superbowl Sunday ) she has a shorter nose than most Yorkies, and stocky front shoulder build, erect ears, and a narrow behind... very small and short... maybe the smallest dog you have seen with the biggest heart!

Call: (312) 543-5000