Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Pet Roundup

Hi and welcome to Monday Pet Roundup!

* A few weeks ago I wrote a column about the top 5 summer fun activities your dog can do, too. The list included swimming (Here's Kelly swimming among the lily pads!), summer camp, and even getting ice cream from the ice cream truck. Now, here's another activity to add to the list: playing in a water park. The Bora Bora Club, located in Sun Valley California, is the first water park exclusively for dogs!

* It looks like three friends--a runaway coat, Great Dane, and a three-legged Labrador Retriever-- will have a new home together. The Dallas News reports.

* Which dog is right for you? Carol Bryant from FIDO Friendly magazine will help you decide this Tuesday on the Gayle King Show Click on the link or tune in XM 156/Sirius 195 from 9am to 11am EST on(Rebroadcast at 2pm and 9pm EST).

* What would happen if your pet met up with a bear, or coyote, or even a raccoon? Dfs Pet Blog reminds us that this can happen even in urban backyards. Here are some hints on how to keep your pet safe from wildlife.

* Do you think we need more animal cruelty laws? Dog spelled forward blog suggests better enforcement of the laws we have.

* Finally, a dose of cute. Who do you think would win the standoff between a cat and several adorable golden retriever puppies?

What about you? Would you bring your dog to a dog water park? Has your pet had an encounter with wildlife?


  1. What a fabulous picture of Kelly! Talk about bliss!

    And I'm with Dog Spelled forward. We have plenty of laws in this country to protect humans and animals. Adding more to the list doesn't add to their enforcement. We need real action beyond litigation.

  2. Great video! I especially like the puppy who keeps stepping on his brother's head.

    I agree Dog Spelled Forward & with Kim - enforcement needs to be a priority.

  3. Great pictures and video!

    I don't think I would take my dogs to a waterpark. It would make me too nervous.
    Yest my dogs have had way too many run ins with wildlife. The most recent was the woodchuck that they chased into my basement:)

  4. Mean-sounding kitty wins every time! And without the use of claws, even.

  5. I chased a raccoon up a tree a coupla weeks ago in our backyard! Dad says it was just a little one but I KNOW it was huge and mean and terrible!

    Those were some good links. I liked the story about "Two dogs and a goat." I hope they get a good home!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  6. I think a water park is a great idea, especially for those canines who love to splash and swim!


  7. love the vid! Thanks for that post you wrote about the right fruits and veggie for dogs! My momma is now inspired to put me on a diet!


  8. We sure did enjoy the matinee. Happee to hear the kids will have a forever home
    Benny & Lily

  9. My dogs have met plenty of wild life. One dog will swim in a pond and the other one will not.
    We loved the video. What a brave cat. And a brave Mom to pick the cat up at the end. Don't you know that cat was very scared but being very smart and holding it's ground.
    Have a wonderful day.

  10. Mean-sounding kitty wins every time! And without the use of claws, even.


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