Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday Pet Roundup

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Pet Roundup!
I wanted to start out with this. While not exactly pets, I just love this short video, especially the sound of the webbed feet on the pavement. Here's your smile for the day:


* Leash laws: For or Against? Should dogs be able to run off-leash in national parks? The New York Times reports on laws restricting unleashed dogs to fenced-in areas in certain national parks and recreation areas. Damage of habitat is cited as one problem. In the San Francisco area, for example, dogs are being blamed for contributing to the endangerment of the mission blue butterflies and western snowy plover.

* Cloning your beloved pet: For or Against? L.A. Times tells us that businessman Peter Onruang, has paid $310,000 to have his dogs Wolfie and Bubble cloned.

* New pet technology. The Daily Kibble reviews Pet Hub, a dog tag containing ID and other information in an online presence for your dog.

* From the Huffington Post: Whose mouth is cleaner, dogs or humans?

*OC Moms, the Moms Blog, ponders Why are people choosing pets over kids?

* Enter the Name that podcast contest, over at Fully Vetted.

*One more smile for the day. Slo Mo Bath Time. Enjoy!

18 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

We have doggie parks in town and it is so much fun to watch dogs frolic like children at a playground.

Gloria said...

The pup sure liked the water! Cute!

Frankie Furter said...

No dawg Barks in my area. I have to be on leash in the state park located near here... I think it is fur MY protection.

Priscilla said...

I hope we could have some doggie parks here so the doggies can do their zoomies happily but...
It's actually hard for us to look for a doggy friendly park in our country.

Anny said...

Very informative links you shared with us Peggy. Thanks.

Over in my country... they are only a few parks that dogs can go. That's really sad because we do have some beautiful parks. And i think cloning your pet is very wrong. There are so many pets waiting for a forever home at the shelters, it is so wrong for someone to spend so much money to clone their dogs.

Have a great day!

Jan said...

San Francisco has more dogs than children and the dog owners wield great political power. I'm watching this issue with interest.

Brian said...

I loved the videos!!!

Bobbi said...

Oh, these video's were precious! Thanks for sharing them.

georgia little pea said...

that 1st vid begs the question - WHAT was a whole gaggle of geese doing walking on a suburban street???

leash laws - they're not allowed off-leash in national parks here too. although i'm sad about that, i can understand why the law is necessary. an are allowed off-leash would be brill.

cloning - no. to humans or pets. we all have one life. live and enjoy it. [since we don't remember, reincarnation doesn't count.]

the cleaner mouth - dog? i'm just guessing because i didn't read the link.

choosing pets over kids - what is there to ponder?

wow! deceptively long post :)

Benny and Lily said...

thats some good stuff/info you got there
Benny & Lily

Jessi said...

The video of the puppy is verrryy cute!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Very cute videos! Lots of love, Holly and mom

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Two great smiles for the day!

Leash law: Depends. Appropriate in some settings. Overly restrictive in others.

Cloning pets: Sadly misguided and misinformed. Even if successful, the pet will not be the same any more than identical twins raised in the same household are.

Pet v. Kids: Know thyself, I guess. Personally, I'd have had both if it had been in the cards.

Kolchak Puggle said...

I guess we are really lucky to have so many great off-leash parks in our locale. It never even occurred to us that there were paws who didn't know the joy of unfettered zoomies!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Thanks for the information. I like being off-leash ... Cute video. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Lori @ According to Gus said...

I LOVE the Iso video...we've probably watched it 10 times since we first saw it. SO cute!

Mary Haight said...

I loved this video;-D Thanks for the sound of flapping feet on pavement..hee heee!

Pup Fan said...

Both of those videos are awesome!

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