Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
POISON JERKY TREATS!!!
WARNING!!! Beware of giving your dog chicken jerky treats, either strips or chunks. Nearly 1,000 dogs have been sickened by them since November. Avoid these brands: Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brands produced by Nestle Purina PetCare Co., and Milo’s Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats, produced by the Del Monte Corp.
Note: At one time we were giving our previous bassets, Daisy and Bubba, Waggin' Train treats bought at Costco. After both dogs exhibited some signs of illness, we put two and two together and stopped buying the treats for them, before any damage was done to our dogs, fortunately.
Nasty chicken from badly run, abusive poultry farms is making people and their dogs deathly ill. Why does this continue to occur in America? I guess a better question would be: What greedy corporation is profiting from poisoning us and our pets?
I myself nearly died from salmonella and e. coli in the early 90s after eating cubes of cold rice in sushi that had been cut with a contaminated knife. The bacteria got into my lungs, causing bacterial pneumonia. I hope I am never that sick again and consider myself lucky to have survived. It wasn't pretty, was very painful, and it took me a year and a half to fully recuperate. The only good news was that I lost 25 pounds, but I looked like death. I missed so much work during the illness I was demoted at my job. All of which is a very good reason you won't ever again see me eating sushi. Raw fish is for seals or other fish!
Life at a Florida Puppy Farm
Puppy mill dogs--Before and After
Don't keep these hell holes in business. Make adoption your first option.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Do dogs notice a solar eclipse? Peaches and Beau seemed kind of wound up yesterday during the time of the eclipse, and since they are basset hounds and typically rather low-key (to a fault), I must conclude that this rare celestial marvel must have had some effect on them. Since animals react to other natural events such as earthquakes, why not an eclipse? Did anyone else notice any change in their dog's behavior during the eclipse, I wonder? If so, I hope you'll leave a comment.
Friday, May 18, 2012
If you need a good laugh (or a fright) these photos blow me away. Imagine if they did this with basset hounds!
Barklay the Basset's leg amputation surgery was successful. Now all he needs is a home. If you can help, please contact:
Earth's Sixth Extinction
For those of you who may not know (I didn't), we are in our Sixth Extinction on Earth. This beautiful video is worth watching for anyone who loves this planet and the diverse species that inhabit it.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
FOSTER HOME PLEA!
Older male basset hound needs a loving home to foster him while he heals from amputation surgery.
Can you help?
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Sue and "Luna" at Second Saturday artist's reception
Sue and her pastel of Luna the barn owl.