Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday Pet Roundup

This is my friend Sarah's dog, Charlie. I can't tell if he loves all this snow or not.

*Pet Connection today has tips on protecting your dog from the big chill.

* Do you brush your dog/cat's teeth? Do they like it? February is Pet Dental Health Month.

* For pets that sneak out under the fence, get loose, or have a knack for slipping out an open door...EzineMark.com reports about a GPS device that can track your pets.

* Now for a smile. Life with Dogs brings us this Corgi tether ball match.

* I wasn't going to include this, but I'm so outraged and upset. A parasailing company in Russia decided to advertise by--- attaching a pet donkey to a parachute and pulling her through the air by speedboat. People below heard the donkey's frightened braying. She survived initially, but after her terrifying ordeal, the donkey died of a heart attack, alledgedly due to the stress of the stunt. What were these people thinking?? I want to cry.

(pssssst--- Check back Friday for our Valentine's Day giveaway contest!)

23 comments:

  1. Yikes, I can't believe torturting a donkey like that is at all acceptable. There are no words.

    I admit, I haven't been very good at brushing my dog's teeth. She's always had healthy check-ups but I know it may become an issue as she gets older. Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. I love Charlie, he's cute!
    I brush Eva's teeth once a week. She doesn't like it at all but she allows me to do it because she likes the taste of the toothpaste.

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  3. Wow, that last one is just awful. So upsetting.

    Your pal, Pip

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  4. That is terrible about the donkey!

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  5. My guess would have to be that Charlie likes the snow:)

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  6. That's awful to hear about that donkey... you can do that stuff on the computer and it looks real.... why do that to a living creature!?
    -Corbin

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  7. @ Pip sorry to have upset you with that story. I can't stop feeling bad about the donkey. Maybe visiting your blog and seeing your cute face will help.

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  8. @Kristine, how old is your dog now? Kelly always did fine until recently, she's 9 now. But we're trying to brush now!

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  9. @Priscilla What flavor toothpaste?

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  10. @jen Charlie belongs to an outdoorsy family in Vermont, so I guess he'd better enjoy it!

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  11. Poor donkey. We will check out those links
    Benny & Lily

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  12. Ugghhh...I hadn't heard the donkey story until now. I don't understand what goes through people's minds when they make those kind of choices.

    My hubby brushes Gus's teeth several times a week. But no, Gus does NOT enjoy it.

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  13. We hate the story about the donkey. How could anyone do that? The poor thing must have been terrified! :(

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  14. Poor donkey. That's terrible. Like Corbin says they should have stuck to trick photography.

    I didn't know feb was dental health week, but I get my teeth brushed at least once a week with chicken flavour toothpaste and I like that.

    I also have two tiny scoops of plaque-off (which is made from seaweed) mixed in with my breakfast and I use dental chews from time to time too and the vet says we're all doing a good job of keeping the nasty plaque at bay.

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  15. @Winnie good job with the teeth brushing!

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  16. i love all the pictures i've been seeing lately of dogs with ice beards! for some reason, they all have this frozen look about them.

    that donkey stunt was ridiculous. i would like to say more but i'm afraid kids might be reading your blog. did the people get charged?

    we're starting to think more about brushing teeth. baking soda!

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  17. shawnellewrites.blogspot.comFebruary 9, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Lots of info Peggy - thanks! Sure could've used a GPS collar for Charlie Beagle!

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  18. Charlie is so adorable!

    That donkey story is horrible... poor, poor animal. :(

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  19. Oh, the donkey story is just heartbreaking. That, on top of the 100 sled dogs being killed, is just so disturbing.

    Charlie is adorable! Love the snow pic!

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  20. I hope the people that tortured the donkey spend some time in prison thinking about it!

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  21. Yes I love having my teeth cleaned.
    Me and Kelly are on Guide posts:)lol!!
    See Yea George xxx

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  22. Oh wow that's absolutely horrible about donkey. How can people be so cruel to living things?!

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