The Love Story of a Foster Parent and Her Pet

Our friends at Pet360 shared with us this cute infographic with the goal of raising awareness of pet foster programs and to encourage pet lovers to consider fostering shelter pets. As you know, my Baylie Dog was a rescue but not in the normal sense of the term. Baylie was a rescue that I had all intentions of finding a forever home after she came into my life the day she was found on the side of the road. I don’t call her a “foster flop” but rather a foster miracle.   I decided to cease my search for that special family to give her a home because she was home! Who was I kidding, I had fallen in love with this cute little four-pound ball of fur.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick  is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March and is named after Saint Patrick;  the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. It’s a day Christians attend church services and the Lenten restrictions of  fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter are lifted for the day.

My mom is Irish, but then again, isn’t everyone on St. Patrick’s Day; the day everyone and everything takes on somewhat of a green hue.  In my town, even the court square fountain water is dyed green.  So I knew it was inevitable; true to tradition, mom would most surely come up with something green for me to wear today.

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Who Needs Zumba When There are Dog Parks

Chase With Ella

Baylie here.  It was a beautiful day today with temperatures in the low 70’s; perfect day for some quality time with my human at the dog park.  My human thinks that it’s all about me when it comes to dog parks, but I’ll let you in on a little secret.  She needs the exercise as much as I.

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Alabama’s Unique Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

AWC

Located 18 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama  and a 45 minute drive from my home, is Oak Mountain State Park, an outdoor enthusiast’s 9,940 acre dream that also houses the Alabama Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (AWC); an education and wildlife rehabilitation clinic.

Instagram Cats!

We,  at BaylieDog.com,  are  a  feline and canine friendly  community.  Even though we go on and on and on with relentless dog talk,  we love all things CAT!  Seems cats have taken over social media and now have their sights clearly set on  Instagram where there are bookoodles of cute kitty pics.

Photo from Instagram

Here is one of the cuties I found at #cats_of_Instagram.  His name is Sam.  He does appear to have a permanent surprised look about him with the Groucho Marx eyebrows but that’s what makes him so irresistible!  He is oh so cute, don’t you think? Seems he has become the king of Instagram; that is, the cat world of Instagram with over 2,500 followers.  You can check out his photos on Instagram as #samhaseyebrows.  And, if you want your fix of cute cats, just pop on over to Instagram and check out  #cats_of_Instagram

Will You Be My Valentine?

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Thank you for being my friend!  xoxox Baylie Dog

Win One Kumfy Koatz Cooling/Warming Harness for Your Pup and One For Your Favorite Rescue!

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations Stacy M!  You are the winner of the Kumfy Koatz harness by Kumfy Tailz from the after show of #SuperDogSunday by Event Barkers!  You have an email waiting from me!  Thanks to all who entered and for being my friend! xoxox Baylie

 Living in the deep South, it is not unusual for temps to reach triple digits during the Summer months and dip well below freezing in Winter.

 Baylie, being a long-haired dog, can overheat very quickly when out on our walks during the hot Summer months.  After searching for a way to keep her cool, I discovered a cooling harness by Kumfy Tailz called Kumfy Koatz that works double duty; cool in the Summer and toasty in the Winter.

Kumfy Koatz is the first thermal harness and coat designed to use proven gel pack technology.  Each product includes a Kumfy Pax gel pack, which can be heated and frozen. The outside layer of fabric on the Kumfy Koatz warming and cooling harnesses has recently been changed to a mesh fabric, available in numerous colors. Other than the fabric change, the product remains the same. The Kumfy Pax pouch slides easily into its pocket in the chest of the harness to help your dog’s inner core organs warm or cool as needed. Your dog can now spend more time outdoors in Winter cold or Summer heat. To learn more, follow the Kumfy Tailz  Facebook page, follow on Twitter, or visit their website to see the new fabrics. Kumfy Tailz are available in a variety sizes and colors online at www.KumfyTailz.com.

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The Risks Involved in Filling Your Pet’s Meds at a Human Pharmacy

Until a few weeks ago, it had never occurred to me that I may have the option of getting my pet’s meds filled at a human pharmacy.  That is, until I saw a news story on one of the national news channels warning of the consequences of doing so.  I thought everyone did as I have done in the past with my pet’s prescriptions; walked out the door of my veterinarian’s office with meds in hand or as some pet owners prefer to do;  order their pet meds online.  Why would one choose to have pet meds filled at a human pharmacy, you ask?  Cost.  Some say you can get them at a human pharmacy for a price much more reasonable than what the vet will charge. I’m not convinced of that theory.

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It’s National Popcorn Day!

It’s National Popcorn Day!  Americans eat about 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year (about 51 quarts per person), which makes it one of the most popular snacks in the country. It is also one of the oldest.

To pay homage, here is my popcorn eating video from awhile back.  I think I’ve mastered the art of puppy popcorn catching, don’t you?  I missed my first attempt, but quickly get in the groove!

Super Dog Sunday™ – A Pet Photo Contest Benefitting Petfinder Foundation


Is your pet ready for some football?   Baylie Dog and Baylie Dog.com are thrilled to be a  part of a special event hosted by Event Barkers along with  AllThingsDogBlog.com and DogTipper.com called Super Dog Sunday™; a photo contest that is a 100 percent charitable event benefiting  the
Petfinder Foundation.

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