Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving from me and all of us at ClevelandPets.Com
Monday, October 26, 2009
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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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
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
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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
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