Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Energy Work with Dogs

Carol Tuttle has posted an audio on her site about the increasing level of energy we an expect in 2007.

She makes comment about how one of her children responds more to her thoughts and emotional state than to her words.

I have seen the same in Smash. He responds way better when my words and my feeling are congruent.

My friend Sherri has a Labrador that responds the same way. Her dog Duke seems to read my thoughts just like my dog Smash.

In fact, they both pick up on anyone feeling agitated or apprehensive very quickly.

Click here to hear Carol Tuttle's podcast

Monday, January 29, 2007

Labrador Retriever's Behavior Problems?

If you enjoyed Marley and Me and because you have experienced your own Labrador Retriever's Behavior Problems, you want to check out Sit Stay Fetch's tips for Labs.

Labrador Retriever Behavior Problems

Labradors are high spirited dogs with their own unique behavior problems. If you have trouble with your dog barking, biting, pulling on a leash, then this is your solution.

Or maybe you just want to train your Labrador to walk on a leash so you can enjoy his company in public. Did you laugh your heart out at the story of Marley's failing dog obedience training class? I is a good thing they did not have this course or we would not have had such an entertaining story to read.

Cure you bad dog behavior today by visiting Labrador Retriever Behavior Problems

Thursday, January 18, 2007

More on "Marley and Me"

I just finished reading "Marley and Me." This book is the story of a large Labrador retriever that became a household pet for the Grogan family.

I had a lot of trouble reading the book because the pages must have been dusted with onions or something that made my eyes water every chapter.

Marley reminded me a lot of our dog Buster. Buster was a mutt but sort of a lab Shepard mix so he had a lot of the physical qualities of Marley.

Just like Marley, Buster was fiercely loyal. He was a great protector and he always positioned himself between us and any perceived danger.

We too moved from a subdivision to a place where our dog could run and play without restrictions. Like my dog Smash, we referred to Buster as an Ogre and we fondly referred to our place in the country as Ogre Acres.

I could not read all of the chapter about Marley's passing because it reminded me too much of Buster's last day. I still walk by his grave on the hill above the creek and remember how he used to love to run in the woods and play in the water. He would fetch sticks until I could not throw them anymore.

So if you don't mind a couple of days of puffy watery eyes, read Marley and Me. I laughed cried and throughly enjoyed every bit of this book.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Marley an Me

My friend Sherri loaned me the book Marley and Me by John Grogan. The dog pictured in the book looks just like her dog Duke.

I have read only the preface so far but it looks like it will be a good read.

Sherri assures me I will enjoy it.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

When do puppies open their eyes?

Puppy facts

Puppies are born with their eyes closed.

When do puppies open their eyes? Usually in the second week.

Puppies open their eyes in 7 to 14 days after birth.

Dog lost in Colorado found in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Seven months after disappearing from her yard in Colorado, a rat terrier named Daisy walked into the arms of Tracie Crass in Knoxville, some 1,300 miles away. Thanks to Crass, Daisy got an airplane ride home.

Crass spotted 2-year-old Daisy wandering down her sidewalk on Christmas night. She assumed the 12-pound dog had slipped out of its home amid holiday festivities, so she brought the pooch on her porch and waited for its owner to come looking for it.

When no one showed up by the next day, Crass telephoned the number on Daisy's rabies tag. She reached Daisy's veterinarian, who contacted Daisy's owner, Vonda Lundstrom of Aurora, Colo.