Welcome to Crazy for Dogs!
Sirius of the Week
Our submitter writes,
"Travis was a "used" dog -- found running loose by a friend and
brought to our house to be the official outside dog.
He has a wonderfully kind disposition --
readily accepting the advances of the resident Jack Russells.
Travis loves to be with people, and will hop into the car or truck
in the hopes of going for a ride any time the door is open. He also
is very obedient, and is a great companion when we take the horses
out for a trail ride."
Here he is hanging out in the hay barn, enjoying himself.
He's having fun mucking about
in the mud and water on vacation in New Mexico. His person-mom says that
he is such a good dog who never needed to be on a leash. So he could
do whatever he wanted, because he always came when called. Unlike
his Jack Russell canine siblings.
A Dog's Life
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Tinkerbelle, on the right, hanging out with Baby
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Around 300 are
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A visit from Matthew (November 1999):
Just a little puppy
A visit from Mokie (May 2002):
I'm a kitten at heart
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PLEASE take him/her to the veterinarian right away. Professional help should
always be your first choice and should be made without delay.
The friend you've been waiting for is at your local animal shelter.
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IMPORTANT! If you haven't had your dog checked for heartworms, call your
veterinarian and make an appointment today! Heartworms are fatal -- but can
be easily prevented. Do your dog -- and yourself -- a kindness... have your dog
checked right away.
It appears that dogs can develop renal failure from
eating grapes and raisins. So, to be on the safe side, do not give your
dog grapes or raisins as treats. You can read more at these links:
Animal Poison Control Center Toxicology Bulletins: Grapes and Raisins in Dogs
Also from the ASPCA
Wrath of Grapes (A PDF document)
Animal Poison Control 24-hour hotline: 1-800-548-2423
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Some Dog Facts
- Between the age of 3 and 4 weeks, puppies can wag their tails.
- "Canines" = Pointed molars in the upper and in the lower jaws.
- "Withers" = The highest point on a dog's body (except for the head), it is located behind the neck.
- Hounds are hunting dogs. Some hounds hunt by sight (sighthounds like Greyhounds); others use their noses on the ground to follow their target (Beagles and Bloodhounds, for example).
- Dogs bark to say that there is something strange happening and to be alert. The barking signals that something is happening -- such as someone arriving; once the new arrival has been identified, either a greeting takes place or an attack.
- "Badger" = a type of hair coloring that contains a blending of brown, black, white, and gray.
- The stomach is a muscular pocket that holds from one quart in smaller dogs up to two gallons in big dogs.
- The most popular signal a dog uses for play is the "play-bow", in which the dog lowers its front half, while keeping its rear end high in the air.