Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Miracle!

The miracle isn't that this dog allowed his humans to dress him this way. The miracle is that he is not making that pesky cat his own personal drumstick. Oh well, that's the holiday spirit.

Happy Thanksgiving from me and all of us at ClevelandPets.Com

Monday, October 26, 2009

Catering to Cats

I just read astory about Alex the Cat.

Alex was not healthy and living in a tough environment (or so he claimed) with a couple of dogs.

Then he was taken, temporarily of course, by relatives while the family was away and lo and behold, he started getting healthy and having fun!

So the new family (parents) decided to keep Alex and he has become an important and loved part of their family.

I guess I'm a sucker for a happy ending, even when it has to do with cats.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Health Care Reform - the dog way

Uh oh. The cat's out of the bag (sorry cats). A human has figured out the best health care reform option - and it's based on what we've been doing for years with our veterinarians!

She writes about it in a funny column called Sit - Stay - Pay.

It's a doggone good idea! (Sorry. I couldn't resist. Woof!)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Therapeutic Horse Riding

I guess it's not just the noble canine that helps humans when they are sick.

I heard about some horses who do the same.

Horse riding is a partnership; both the horse and the rider have to work together. Horses are immense and powerful creatures yet they allow a person to get on its back and ride. Good for them.

I have a lot of little kids try to ride me but even at 100+ pounds. that doesn't work too well.

Pictures and more information on therapeutic horse riding.

Special Needs, Special Horses: A Guide to the Benefits of Therapeutic Riding (Practical Guide)

Horse the Handicapped, the Riding Team in a Therapeutic Riding Program: A Volunteer Training Manual

Fall Migration

There sure are a lot of busy squirrels out lately. As soon as I chase one away, more show up with their cheeks stuffed.

The squirrels stick around all winter but there are a lot of animals that migrate for the winter. Some pass through my area and it's fun to watch them.

My boy posted some of the animals that we can watch this fall. Take a look.

I'll probably be too busy chasing those pesky squirrels to look for other animals.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Are you the Big Dog?

Better be nice to others, even if you are the big dog. Because, as you will see in this series of photos, in time you may not be the Big Dog anymore. Just the old dog.

Here is the first picture.

Wait till you see the other pictures!

I'm so glad I was nice to my friend Roger when he was a 40 lb. Great Pyrenees. Now he is about 150 lbs and makes me look small!

Monday, August 24, 2009

I've been there!

Skunks may look harmless but trust me, you want to steer clear of them. It looks like this dog has learned the same lesson that I have.

Build it and they will come

I love to play around in playgrounds and parks and I guess it's not just us dogs who enjoy it.

I'm not a big fan of the slide but these bears seem to like it.

See some more photos of the bears in the playground.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

It's my birthday!

Sometimes in the summer one day blends into the next. Good thing my people have a calendar because today (July 8) is my birthday!

I am 5 years old today!

I wonder what my brothers and sisters lives are like. I hope they are as happy as I am.

I think my people have a special treat planned for me tonight. I can't wait!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Scoop

I'm still only 4, almost 5, but I look out for older dogs. So I am posting this item for them.

Join us at the Brookside Reservation within the Cleveland Metroparks August 8 from 3 - 7 PM for an afternoon of fun and games for old dogs and the people who love them.

Bring your friendly older dog and all your friends and neighbors and don't miss the fun. The activities of the day will feature the Old Dog Olympics, photo opportunities, games, and contests.

Bobbi, a senior search and rescue dog, will offer a tracking demonstration. Come on out and see senior dogs in action.

Plenty of refreshments will be on hand, including pizza, chips, beverages, and desserts. And, of course, treats for our four-legged friends.

It's the Old Dog party of the year

THE SANCTUARY FOR SENIOR DOGS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, adoption, and lifelong care of senior dogs abandoned in shelters and pounds.

All of our dogs live in Sanctuary-approved foster homes until a permanent home can be found. Senior dogs too ill to be safely adopted stay in a Sanctuary hospice foster home for life. All senior dogs are spayed or neutered prior to placement.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Seeing eye cat

Though I usually do not like cats and their sneaky ways, I have to admit that this one is an exception.

Libby the cat is helping a fellow lab who is blind and deaf. Good for you Libby!

See more awesome Cleveland Pets (even a few cats!)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My friend Brown

I have a friend in the neighborhood that everyone calls 'Brown.' He lives across the street a few doors away. Actually, nobody knows where he lives but he usually sleeps on the porch of that house.

We think Brown was abused and then abandoned by his humans. Grrrr.

My humans have brought him some toys but he doesn't even know how to play! He is even very suspicious of doggie treats and will not accept them. It is sad.

The neighbors have tried to help. Read more about Brown's story.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Belated Valentines Day Card

I forgot to share this Valentine's day card from my friend Augie. Augie is in training to be a Leader Dog this summer.
Thanks Augie - the feelings are mutual.

Recon, the Chocolate Lab - A sad, then happy story

Recon is a 5 year old Chocolate Lab. he was treated very badly by his family. They kicked him down the stairs, hit him, neglected him, stopped feeding him and didn't take him to the vet. It's a very sad story. Why would people do that?

But there is a happy ending. recon got away from the bad family and is now with a great family that treats him very well. The vet put him on lots of medicine for all his problems and he is getting food and attention and love from his family.

What more can a dog ask?

Read his story