Winter is pretty much around the bend, people, and you know what that means? Freezing weather, snow, and pretty much all the other negative stuff that comes along with it. It also means many of our dog lovers have to move some of their dog adventures indoors. You do know how they do that, right? Well. We will admit, we help.
We know we have been talking about the winter weather a lot lately, but you need to understand, that is part of our job. We exist solely because we love dogs, want dogs happy, and want dogs healthy. It really is that simple. While we respect that some people keep their dogs outside, and the dogs are okay with that, we tend to get a little mad when we see or hear about that during winter months. Yes, a dog may be bred to deal with cold, but that doesn’t make it any less uncomfortable for them. Well, some of them, anyway. Truth is, it often boils down to preference by a particular dog. Our point is, atleast give them the option.
We want to take certain things that seem to be taboo in dog culture and change that for people. One of those things we want to address is dogs with depression. First off, if your dog gets depressed, do not hold any guilt for that. It is not your fault. In most cases, animals get moods just like humans, and some animals feel moods very differently than some others. As oppose to brush it under the rug or pretend it does not exist, we thought we would take a moment to offer you some things you can do to help your dog overcome their depression and get back to their old selves in no time.
You know we generally focus on doing posts that can better both you and your dog’s quality of life. This means we often focus on how to keep dogs fit and healthy. Today, for a light-hearted change of pace, we thought we would make a list of the most famous dogs from pop culture. Dogs that not only inspire and entertain us, but were well known for entertaining all the world and making their breeds more well know and beloved in the process.
It’s funny, all people talk about puppies all the time. About how cute and loyal and loving puppies are. How they bring their youthful energy to all they do. Everyone wants to play with puppies and roll around with puppies and laugh with puppies. But we need to ask, what about the older dogs? The dogs that have been faithful to their owners for fifteen years? What about the old, weathered, and wonderful dogs that AREN’T puppies? We just wanted to take a moment to extol the virtues of an older dog.
What do you know about dog shaming? We included a lead-in pic for those who don’t know. It is a new trend on the internet of taking pics of dogs and then posting the pics with a sign saying what the dog did. For example, it could be a picture of a dog in a living room, and next to him is a sign written on poster board that says: I went to bathroom in the living room, and ate out of the trash. These sites and pics are supposed to be funny, but guess what, they’re not. Truth is, any form of shaming is cruel and unusual, no matter who you do it against. But for us, ESPECIALLY defenseless dogs.
Alright, we will admit, the title of this article is a little bit misleading. There are no actual dogs who can fly. But we thought this would be a great time to tell you about how there are dogs that have skydived before. It’s the kind of thing you can’t even imagine until you see it, and we included a photo as a lead in to this article just so you would all know we are not pulling your (hind) legs. While this is not a dog activity for every dog, it’s pretty remarkable none the less.
One of the biggest misconceptions dog owners have in the beginning of autumn, is that all ticks have died away. That is just not the case. It takes one or two DEEP freezes for any of us to even begin to assume that we may be in the tick free zone that we are often in from late Fall to early Spring. This means that you need to be very aware of ticks in the next few weeks when you take your dogs for walks, because many places don’t experience their first freezes until late October. In the meantime, we thought we would throw you a quick, holistic way to make tick repellent that is not only safe for you and your dog, but great for the environment as well.
We keep things pretty safe in our society, and rarely step outside of the boundaries of what we think as normal or acceptable. For this reason, most people you know all own similar dog breeds. You see a lot of Labradors, a lot of bulldogs, a lot of retrievers, but people seem to forget, there are some dog breeds you see VERY RARELY, simply because they are often rare, and very expensive to buy or to try to breed. Now, for your enjoyment, some very rare dog breeds.
We tend to focus a lot of our time here are dogPACER on informing the public some dog info they may not know. But we sometimes lose sight of the heart-warming stories about dogs. Those amazing stories where you hear about a dog saving the entire family from a fire, or maybe saving someone from an intruder. The reality is, the soul NEEDS stories like these now and then, to remind them why we are all very lucky to have dogs in our lives, and not the other way around.
First off, we have the story of Killian. Killian belonged to the Jordan family, and would often stand between the new babysitter and the family’s newborn baby when the parents were around. The parents found this odd, and hid an microphone in the couch while they were gone, only to discover that the babysitter had been physically and mentally abusive to the child. So, in essence, the parents would have never known had the dog not done something to warn them.
Next up, we have Muggles from New Zealand, who went around his house and woke up all the family to warn them the house was on fire. These stories are far more common than you would think, and there are countless families who owe their lives to their dogs for alerting them that they were in danger before it’s too late. So dogs are family, friends, and even a fire alarm in some instances.
Last, we have Duke, who was acting insane one night to his owners, barking and jumping on their bed while they were trying to sleep. They finally got up, thinking the dog wanted to go for a bathroom run, and Duke led them right into their newborn baby’s room, where the baby had recently stopped breathing. They got to the baby in time to save her, and that would have never happened had Duke not been in their lives.
So you see, people sometimes say dogs are lucky to have us, but we will stand on the other side of the fence and say, without hesitation, that we are the ones who are lucky, as every one of these stories proves.