Nothing is more gratifying than cooking for our family. The same goes for making special treats for our four-legged family members. I began making homemade treats for Baylie when she was a puppy. Homemade treats give me the assurance of knowing that … Continue reading →
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Baylie here. This weekend, all across the country, bragging rights are earned on the college gridiron. I’m talking about college football rivalries on the weekend following Thanksgiving for you doggies who don’t follow college football. Historic, proximity-based rivalries are always renewed over Thanksgiving weekend. It’s when the humans get together to eat copious amounts of junk food and get really loud and obnoxious. I live in the South and in the South, people are down right fanatical when it comes to college football; most notably, the match-up between the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn UniversityTigers in the Iron Bowl. Silly me, I thought they were referring to my metal food bowl when I heard “Iron Bowl“; that is, until the humans explained.
Sharing your bed with your pet can be interesting to say the least. There are all kinds of studies that give you a gazillion reasons why you shouldn’t. I’m sure you have read them all. In spite of all of the hoopla, most pet parents at some point and time give in to letting their cat or dog sleep in their bed even if they aren’t the best of bedfellows.
It’s been over two years since I rescued Baylie; a great pyrenees/border collie mix. She has grown from four pounds to ninety pounds, and I don’t thinks she is done yet. My biggest concern when I brought Baylie into the home was how my cat, Smoki, would adjust to the new addition. I now can say, Smoki, weighing in at just under ten pounds, and I have established ourselves as the alpha dogs of the pack. It didn’t happen overnight. It took months of patience and diligence on our part.
Smoki, at twelve years of age, didn’t quite know what to think of Baylie when she arrived on the scene but one thing for certain, she wanted no part of this odd creature. Even though in the beginning Baylie was much smaller than Smoki, I knew the groundwork had to be set to bring cohesiveness between the two since Baylie would grow to be a very large dog. It took repetitive slaps to the face and a lot of fat tails and hissing by Smoki to put her into hierarchy status over Baylie.
While we are enjoying this long weekend, let us remember the sacrifice given, over many years by many soldiers, so that we can enjoy peace. Please go out of your way to thank a veteran and those currently serving, as well. Memorial Day is not National BBQ Day, it’s a holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. We pay tribute to the men and women who have fought and fallen for our country. Thank you for our freedom.
Puppy pads are poorly designed but until now were the only solution for allowing dogs the comfort of relieving themselves as needed. Now, there’s a better option from the folks at Piddle Place™. Not meant to replace walking your pet, the Piddle Place™ dog toilet provides a comfortable sanitary environment for your pet to relieve themselves while waiting for your return or when weather permits a trip outdoors. It’s perfect for house breaking, traveling with your pet on boats or RV’s and condo living. Piddle Place™ is also great for the handicapped or elderly who find walking a pet three times a day a challenge. It’s also good for cats!
As is the case with many large breed working-class dogs, Baylie has a propensity for joint problems. Even as a pup, she began experiencing mild knee problems and was prescribed a joint supplement by her vet. It was in pill form and Baylie wanted no part of them. She caught on right away to my feeble attempt at hide-the-medicine-in something-yummy trick. She would look at me as if to say, “come on, are you kidding me, this is the best you ‘GOT’ ?”