Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

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Greeting an Unfamiliar Dog – Teaching Kids Dog Etiquette

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Baylie Giving the Green Light to be Petted

It’s typical behavior for dog-lovers to walk up to a dog we have never met to give him a pat on the head. However, this type behavior can invoke fear and provoke the flight or fight mechanism in a dog.   It’s also typical behavior for children to be drawn to an unfamiliar dog. They want to pet every pup they see as if it were a fluffy teddy bear.

Even thought Baylie has never shown any signs of aggression towards children or adults,  I keep a watchful eye,  nonetheless.  She’s a large-breed dog and even playfully jumping on someone can cause injury.  With so many dog bites in the news of late, we all have to be on our guard.    Even if you have the friendliest dog on the planet, a dangerous situation can develop in mere seconds. Although they mean no harm, children can do a number of things to trigger aggression in dogs.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there!

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From Air Bud Entertainment Comes Russell Madness! BaylieDog’s Review & Giveaway

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From Air Bud Entertainment, the creators of “Air Bud” and the “Buddies” movies, comes a brand new adventure for the entire family to enjoy!  Russell Madness“, starring an adorable Jack Russell Terrier, opened in select movie theaters on February 21, 2015, as part of the special Fandago Family Screening Series before Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases the film to DVD/Blu-Ray and HD Digital on March 10th.

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It’s National Love Your Pet Day!

Happy National Love Your Pet Day!  Stay calm and love on!!

The stars of the new family pet movie, “Russell Madness,” remind you to Love Your Pet this February 20th on the official Love Your Pet Day.  Let Russell, the Jack Russell Terrier, wrestle his way into your heart this March 10th when the movie comes to  Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD!”

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Happy Fat Tuesday – Mardi Gras

 

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When you hear “Mardi Gras” or  Fat Tuesday, you immediately think New Orleans. Right?  But for this native Alabamian, I think, Mobile,  Alabama.  Why, because Mobile’s Carnival celebration began in 1703; 15 years before New Orleans was even founded. It began as a French Catholic celebration beginning on or after Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday or Fat Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday).

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Last Weekend of 2014

Back and White Sunday blog hop with Sugar Golden Woofs and many more of my pals to celebrate the last weekend of Year 2014!

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Sharing Your Bed With A Pet – Cat vs. Dog. Is It a Good Idea?

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.

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Before I Was a Dog Mom – Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.  It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in Spring.

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It’s National Pet Week!

Have you thanked your pet?