Monday, October 29, 2012

Charlie and Bam-Bam

I happened to catch this story on CNN last week during my lunch break and I was absolutely amazed at the luck this poor pup had in a random person not only coming along him, but having the ability to save him. Thank goodness Charlie was out paddle boarding and able to save Bam-Bam before he was washed away with the tide.
For the full story, check out Dogtime.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Custody Fight Over Obie

I've been following the story of Obie since I first heard of this massively overweight pup. Unfortunately it seems that now the fight isn't just for his health, now it's for where he'll live. What do you think of Jenell's reasons for wanting Obie back? Should Obie stay with Nora?

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know

One of the hardest parts about working again has been my commute. Because I had to start working so quickly, there was no time to decide to move closer to the city. So every day I wake up early, early and drive to the nearest BART station so I can take the train into work. The advantage to this is, after the short drive to the station, I can just relax on my way into San Francisco. As a result I've had plenty of time to catch up on games of bejeweled, facebook message my friends, and my favorite - READ!!! Unfortunately, I am the type to get a little motion sick so I can't sit down and get all involved in a novel, but lucky for me I haven't had to!

For the past few weeks I've been catching up on, "Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know." I always imagine the things that Astrea is really thinking when we're talking to her - especially now that we make her "say" banana before she can have one - so it's been very fun to see that I'm not the only one who thinks dogs have a great inner monologue.

Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know

"Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know," is a collection of short essays from eleven dogs brought to life by Hy Conrad and Jeff Johnson. The confessions these dogs make range from their thoughts on food to destruction of property and of course the ever important poop. One of my hands down favorites is from a drug sniffing dog named Sarge. Sarge's confessions of his "habit" may have made me tearing up a little from laughing so hard. Each of the dogs have their own personality, life, and hilarious story to tell - which means I am occasionally that crazy lady on the train laughing out loud at her book.

If you're looking for a funny, easy read that you can pick up whenever you want with out worrying about where you left off I'd definitely suggest picking this one up! And if you'd like a preview before you buy... check out one of Tinkerbell's thoughts on her birthday-

Forget my birthday

Monday, October 15, 2012

While I'm at work...

My new job came about pretty quickly and unexpectedly - so poor, poor Astrea was forced to go to Tahoe while I worked through last Saturday. Can't you tell she's being absolutely neglected now that I'm back to work?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Saving Valentina

I stumbled upon this video a couple weeks ago and normally I wouldn't watch an 8 minute video - but something told me I had to watch this. This poor whale would have died if it weren't for these people and the hard work they put in to save her. The love and gratitude she shows them at the end of this video is just incredible.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Check Your Car - You Could Save a Life!!

I started a new job last week. I get the pleasure of leaving at 5:00 in the morning. A few weeks ago my brothers cat hitched a ride under my mom's car to the gas station. Luckily my mom heard poor Reese freaking out and was able to get her out and bring her back home. After that I'm terrified that it's going to happen again, so even though my car is sticky and filthy, every morning before I leave I kick around the edges and pound on the hood to get out any kitty's that may be trying to stay warm in the early morning hours. Definitely take this into consideration as the whether gets colder and you head out for the day.

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Yellow Dog Project

I'm sure some of you have seen this project floating around facebook lately, and I am so excited to share it with those of you who haven't yet heard about it yet.

The Yellow Dog Project is an awareness and global mobilization to help people recognize a dog that needs space. By adding a small yellow ribbon to the leash, we hope to give owners and general public the ability to identify dogs that are not ready to say hi. This includes dogs that have had surgery, are in training, just need space, or are in a rehab/rescue program.

So, if you see a dog with a yellow ribbon on its leash, please give that dog some space. Also, if you have a dog that may need some space, please tie a yellow ribbon on the leash to help signify to others to stay back. And above all - spread the word! Let's get this movement going so that we can keep ourselves and our dogs healthy and happy while out in public!



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