Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Dog Explorer

SUMMERTIME IS THE TIME FOR EXPLORING NEW & EXCITING PLACES!

EXCITEMENT CAN BE FOUND AROUND EVERY CORNER....
 
 UNDER EVERY BIG ROCK...........



AND ON EVERY MOUNTAIN!

What's your dogs favorite place to explore?  Leave us a comment, we love to hear from you!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Tips For Air Travel With Pets

If you plan to take your pet with you on a trip and you're traveling by airplane, a lot of consideration and careful planning is needed.  I'd like to talk specifically about those pet travel requirements that are particularly troublesome and can potentially ruin your trip. 

There are two ways to travel with your pet by air; either bring your pet on board with you or check them as cargo, where they fly in the belly of the plane.  Each airline has it's own set of rules for pets and if you don't familiarize yourself with the rules of your chosen airline it can be disastrous. (Note: this post applies to companion pets, not service animals)

Carrier size requirements vary widely depending on the airline
Phoebe in her Sherpa carrier, ready to travel!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Black and White Sunday: Historic Cemetery

I hope this doesn't seem macabre to anyone, but this photo was taken in the historic cemetery near our family home in Huntington, Long Island New York.


Historic cemetaries are a fascinating reflection of a communities' history
These two grave markers in the historic cemetery are made of metal instead of stone
The cemetery sits on top of the hill on the street where our family home is.  It's very cool to see graves that bear family members' names that are the same as the name of our street! 

There are families buried here whose names are steeped in both history and scandal.  One such family is associated with a horrifying murder that made national news in 1872.   Kind of creepy, huh? 

Have you ever visited a historic cemetery?  Leave us a comment and tell us where, we love to hear from you!

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Friday, June 26, 2015

How Will Your Pet React In An Emergency?

In my 6/23/15 post I talked about why FEMA, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, cares about the safety of pets and other animals.  In this post I want to talk about another aspect of emergency and disaster events that people don't always consider; how a disaster or emergency situation such as a severe hurricane, flood, tornado, etc. can effect their pets both during and after the incident.  I mean beyond needing the items in your first aid or emergency kits.  I'm talking about unexpected risks to your pet and unexpected emotional and behavioral issues that may appear during and after an incident.


Think you know how your pet will react during a real emergency or disaster scenario?
Hold on to your collar guys, I'm sensing Big trouble!
It's one thing for your pet to be frightened during fireworks or a thunderstorm and hide in the closet.  It's quite another for your pet to be in the throws of chaos and panic during a flood, tornado, earthquake or other emergency situation.  In a true emergency situation your pets are not only frightened themselves but they can sense that you are frightened, even panicked, as well.  They can sense that something very bad is going on and they may not behave the way you expect.
 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Chain Link Puppy Love

COOPER, MY COOPER, WHERE FOR ART THOU COOPER, MY LOVE!?  I CALL TO THEE.... WOO!!  WOO!!  COME MEET ME AT OUR SPECIAL PLACE ALONG THE CHAIN LINK FENCE!



OH ISIS, MY GODDESS, MY LOVE!  YOUR BLUE EYES ARE LIKE LIPID POOLS OF WATER!



I HAVE BROUGHT A GIFT FOR THEE 



ALTHOUGH NO GIFT CAN BE WORTHY OF THEE, MY LOVE!



ISIS, MY BLUE EYED GODDESS, HOW I LOVE THEE. YOU PIERCE MY SOUL!



COOPER, MY LOVE, YOU SHALL BE IN MY DREAMS EACH NIGHT UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN AT OUR SPECIAL PLACE, ALONG THE CHAIN LINK FENCE.  *SWOON*


Does your dog have a lover?  Leave us a comment and tell us about their rendezvous, secret or otherwise!  We love hearing from our friends!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Why FEMA Cares About Pet Safety In Emergencies

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the U.S., has the responsibility of assisting local governments in mitigating risk, and recovering from large scale disasters and emergencies.  So why should they care about our pets, or any other animals, in the event of a disaster?

First, let’s talk about what constitutes a “Disaster” or “Emergency” that warrants FEMA’s attention and involvement.  Disasters may occur in the form of:

Natural disasters such as wildfires, storms or earthquakes.

Acts of Terror such as a mass shooting, bombing, or the events of 9/11 in New York in 2001.

Technological or Industrial disasters such as a large scale chemical contamination, factory explosion, or a nuclear accident.

With such extreme events that can be catastrophic for humans to worry about, why does FEMA care about the safety of our pets or any other animals?   
 
Pets should be a part of your disaster and emergency preparedness plans
I'm glad FEMA cares about me and all the other animals (even those pesky deer) if disaster strikes!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Black and White Sunday: Splendor in the Grass

I LOVE TO BASK IN THE SPLENDOR OF THE GRASS, ESPECIALLY WHEN DADDY LETS IT GET SUPER LONG!


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