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:

Kristine said...

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!

Priscilla said...

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.

Mr. Pip said...

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

Your pal, Pip

Gloria said...

That is terrible about the donkey!

jen said...

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

Corbin said...

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

Peggy Frezon said...

@ 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.

Peggy Frezon said...

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

Peggy Frezon said...

@Priscilla What flavor toothpaste?

Peggy Frezon said...

@Gloria and @Corbin I agree!

Peggy Frezon said...

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

Benny and Lily said...

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

Lori @ According to Gus said...

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.

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

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

Winnie said...

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.

Peggy Frezon said...

@Winnie good job with the teeth brushing!

georgia little pea said...

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!

shawnellewrites.blogspot.com said...

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

Pup Fan said...

Charlie is so adorable!

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

FiveSibesMom said...

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!

Amy said...

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

George the Lad said...

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

Current Instincts said...

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

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