Hello all. I hope everyone has hada great start to their week. Todays blog was brought to you by Sophie, who spent the night at the emergency hospital after recieving a bite through the trachea from her big brother, Andy. It was a scary time. Our animals are basically are kids since ours have grown up and left. That’s a whole nother story, so I’ll let that go. The vet exam and the night at the hospital under observation was $500.00. I have insurance for my others, but not on Sophie yet, so it was directly out of our pocket. In comparison to human medical care and animal care, I think they run neck and neck. One is just as expensive as the other. How much is that doggy (or kitty, or birdie) in the window really? The total price tag is probably a lot more than you think. By: Amanda Lilly
I got a puppy for Christmas as a gift from a family member. Her name is Sophie. She is the product of two registered dogs. Unfortunately one is Dachshund and the other is Shih Tzu. Mother nature came up with a very unique breed. She has short hair like a Dachshund with long hair patches like the Shih Tzu. She has floppy ears and a turned up tail. What this darling will look like as a grown dog is anyone’s guess.
I know they have come up with names for some planned designer breeds, such as the Yorkiepoo. I don’t know if they is a fancy name for Sophie’s breed. Maybe a Dachshih or a Dach Tzu. If any one knows what this particular mix is called, let me know.
How do you feel about designer breed dogs? I for one think they are really just our normal every day mutts. I suppose someone thought if they came up with clever names they could be sold for more money. You know they were pretty smart, because people do buy designer breeds and pay big money for them.
Enjoy the video on designer dogs: http://youtu.be/YFCoBkHMpIY
I received this from a friend of mine this morning and I had not read it before so I thought I would share it with my blog friends. I’m a dog lover from start to finish but it has caused me to experience rolled eyes from some of my family and friends. I have four dogs, Andy is a thirty-five# Cocker, Booker, four pounds of pure energy, Eddy is 15 pounds of laid back love and then there is Angel who is a five-pound poodle princess and knows it. They have trained me well. I sometimes feel as if I have a houseful of three-year olds. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I receive much more from them than I can give.
How do you feel about your pets? Does it bother you if someone won’t come to your house because you have dogs? Let me know. I’m interested to know your thoughts on the subject.
The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door: Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn’t help because I fall faster than you can run. I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm. For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years – canine/feline attendance is not required. The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog’s or cat’s butt. I cannot stress this enough. Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:
TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS: (1) They live here. You don’t.
(2) If you don’t want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That’s why they call it ‘fur’-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
(4) To you, they are animals.. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don’t speak clearly. Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
(1) eat less,
(2) don’t ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don’t hang out with drug-using people;
(7) don’t smoke or drink,
(8) don’t want to wear your clothes,
(9) don’t have to buy the latest fashions,
(10) don’t need a gazillion dollars for college and
(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their c