More adoptions & big and smalls -WW

HEY EVERYONE!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer. whether that be jumping into lots of lakes and playing in the nice green grass, or for the two legged enjoying the sunshine and being with your furry best friend.

I have been continuing enjoying my time working at the shelter, and just wanted to share a few more happy adoption pictures! This little guy although may look like a full grown Shih-tzu still had his baby teeth coming in so he is definitely a mix of something a little larger. Lhasa Apso perhaps? What do you guys think? Either way I had the privilege of getting to know him on a few walks and play times till he was happily adopted into a loving forever home, I even got to say goodbye to the little one first hand.

Not only that but in accordance to adopt a cat month, I am happy to say more then a few kittens have been adopted this week too!

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Today my friend came over with her adorable American Bulldog Savior, and I quickly got a few snaps with him and the boys, before he proceeded to gallop on about his merry little way. Kirby was a little nervous when Savior got too close (but him being still a rambunctious pup) I was still proud of the progression he has made with dealing with the bigger guys as he handled it all pretty good 🙂

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I couldn’t get over in this picture how so very small Kirby looked compared to Savior! Aren’t they just the cutest pair!

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No, that is not a small garden decoration in the background.

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Sorry not much of a post today, as this week for some reason I feel a little at a loss for words, but I wanted to get this up in usual time:) Hope you guys all continue to have a amazing week!

 

 

ZOMBIESS!!! A thanks for Pet-N-Style

Hi all! Sorry for not writing or being on the blogosphere for a while, our internet took a vacation last Wednesday, and it finally came back from it today!

I wanted to start out saying a BIG thank you to Pet-N-Style who graciously send us some products for Kirby and Poe. As well as the wonderful letter! They state in it that ” We at Pet-N-Style are offering these items as free samples to you as a potential customer to do with as you wish. We require absolutely nothing in return for these items…”

Though I really wanted to write something about these guys. They are so great. First off they are family operated and run. I really do like supporting companies like this whenever we can. What really made us smile was that they are a proud member of the ASPCA, and assist local animal rescues using their media outlets and connections. I think that is such an admirable quality for any company to give back to the community, and to do with animals who need it, well that just touches my heart.

Anyways, I wanted to show you guys some of the goodies they got . Including some that may help in the future to help in any zombie mishaps!!! XD

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It’s a Star Wars collar and leash. Its so cute and so Poe’s style, thank you so much Pet-N-Style.

See all the other stuff we got in our video, as i wanted to give a little thank you again. What do you guys think? Plus we are giving stuff away if interested, watch!

Because all my animals are boys, I decided we wanted to give the adorable little heart collar and heart-key charm to one or two of our lovely little bloggy followers. So if you would like me to send you it, please comment on this post below, and tell me which one you want, and we’ll ship it to you right away…..just because we appreciate everyone who reads our blog, and would really love to share the love Pet-N-Style gave us!

And my ahem….our most favorite is a necessity Poe and Kirby will need for any future Zombies…..just so they are warned!

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Oh yea and here’s Pet-N-Style’s tweet tweet! https://twitter.com/PetNStyle

Fun with meme

Well it is Saturday. I have given Kirby a bath the day before, and as that is always somehow a very traumatizing experience for him, I decided to give him a break with pictures…well except for this one that I think depicts his fear perfectly prior to bath time.

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So to give him a bit of a break, and being inspired by his recent picture I decided to show you guys some of my favorite animal meme’s of all time ……

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And just in case anyone missed our last video

NOT so Wordless wednesday- Poe and the intruder!

We missed mischief monday again! How could we, and this time there was lots of mischief to write about. So I guess better late then never. I got the privilege of puppy-sitting one of Kirby’s best buddies Rocco. I know you guys got to see him in a post about a month ago, but man has he grown! He is developing quite the personality as well,which works perfectly for Kirby’s rambunctious self. I took lots of pictures to share with you guys, and uploaded a video about it for those who want to see him in action.
Rocco although cute and playful like Kirby, is quite different than any dog I have ever owned – and no its not just the random snorting he gives every couple seconds, but it has helped put him up there! (Caught a bit on video- see below)

Kirby for example likes to show off his skills by ducking and running under Rocco to show off just how much faster he is, than poor Rocco could ever be, and Rocco simply uses his weight (as its all he has in his defense) to try and pin Kirby for a good play-fight. Rocco is very much a puppy and though he’s learning doesn’t have all the social manners Kirby is used to, that added to him weighing a good solid 15+ pounds already, I had to be sure to supervise that Rocco’s play tactics didn’t accidentally squish the poor little Kirbster XD.

Because he has never met Poe before (our family dog) who has a bit of anti-social behavior due to his past, I had to be on top of my game when introducing the little squirt to him and “his territory”. So I used some of the tips I have mentioned before in my videos. Poe as I suspected wasn’t in for being buddies (unlike Kirby) as when Rocco tried to play with him, Poe would give a little don’t-bug-me growl and walk away. Other then that though they co-existed fine, and Poe was quite content looking a the two bozos
– immature pups (trust me he was thinking it) play and scurry around, not very interesting for a 8 year old boy who would rather lounge with us humans, then have to intermingle with these two rambunctious pups, as they ran and played…and ran and played circles around him.

I did get one shot though of the three of them snuggling together, or should I say Poe lying down and these two snuggling up to him,and him being to lazy to move. Never-the-less it was quite adorable!

Here’s the video, pictures are below it.

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I also wanted to thank Trompie (one of our very first blogging buddies) on this fabulous award and want to pass it along.

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The following “rules” go with the award

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as  a friend, and spread the love

Here’s our 10 picks! In no particular order…

http://mygbgvlife.com/ -EMMA

http://nylabluesmum.wordpress.com/ -Nyla-blue

http://easyweimaraner.wordpress.com/ -Easy

http://www.animalsed.com/ -Faris & Bueller

http://www.molliesdogtreats.co.uk/ – Mollie & Alfie

http://www.mypawsitivelypets.com/ – Ann

http://www.terriertorrent.com/ – Gizmo

http://mostphotogenicdog.com/ -Gracie and Henri

http://www.speedyhousebunny.com/ -Speedy

http://bestpupintheworld.blogspot.ca/ – Max

I wish I could pick more,but this is far from my last award nomination :D! I picked you guys because you have either been there for us since the beginning or have been a great supporter of us, and I hope I have been equal to that to you. You are all part of my blog-family 🙂

Winner winner chicken dinner, eh,Waggy Pooch Drypet towel! and a shoutout to a new edition!

So it is the day, well I’ve been waiting for, is finally here. Who will win the amazing Drypet SUPER absorbent, anti-bacterial, Towel? Well it is funny how you do the post, make the video, enter the entrants in the randomizer, and with one click the winner is there, just like that . I wish I could give everyone who entered a towel, and I know everyone says that,but really I do, as I know it is such a great little “invention” that fell into my lap, and now I don’t know what would be a suitable option without it.

Anyone still interested in the towel though, just in case, can get one now for a limited time offer at Waggypooch.com at 20% off the original price! 🙂 It starts today and ends April 22nd.

Okay, okay okay, now for the winner. I will just make it as suspenseful as I can, following it with a big empty space so you must continually scroll down in anticipation, then I will simply add the randomizer list, where obviously the person at number 1 is the winner!

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THATS RIGHT! I clicked randomize and the winner was…….

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Congratulations Oz! I hope you will enjoy it and find it useful as much as Kirby and I have. Oz, if you see this email me your shipping info, so I can send it off to Waggy Pooch and get your towel to you! 🙂

For everyone else, thank you so so much for entering. We have enjoyed doing this giveaway as you guys as well as Waggy Pooch have been a pleasure to do this with 🙂 We have learned what and what not to do for next time if we ever host one! I think perhaps for the next giveaway Kirby and I will go off to our local pet store and try to find a prize that every viewer can hopefully win and use 🙂

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Now before we go, Instead of posting something about KirbyI really was aching to mention a fellow blogger who’s recent post, has touched my heart so much, their generosity and caring demeanor for the animal world can be seen by a new recent edition they just adopted. Not only is he adorable, like oh my goodness please let me hug him NOW adorable, but he is blind. He was destined (or not) for a very sad and probably frightening life, until the wonderful couple at The three little pugs intervened to give him such a happy new beginning  . I don’t want to give the story away as i could never tell it as good as them, and I would really like if you all could just take a peek, I think it might brighten up your day 🙂 Here’s a picture of the little squirt! (Little Gus)

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Vote for Rumpy and accepting a award

Vote for Rumpy! Rumpy is a pal of mine who is really trying to win. Here is Rumpy’s statement : Rumpy willingly shares me with a full-time job, another dog and a fussy cat! Rumpy is a blogger. At Rumpydog.com he addresses the issues of responsible care for companion animals and animal welfare.  It is really simple to vote guys especially if you have facebook, as you can vote using your Facebook sign in. Right now Rumpy is in 9th place and the competition is stiff, so Let’s vote guys! Click here

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-AlsoI wanted to thank Tia A.K.A Wolves and Barbie for picking little ol’ Kirby and me I suppose for the very pretty and prestigious Liebster award! Thanks Tia, it means a lot to be thought about!. Now I must answer some very fun questions and pass it along to a few other. So lets get on with the questions.

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Do you still live in the same place you were born?

Nope.

Have you reached any goals you have set for yourself?

Not even close.

Was there ever a time where you thought that life couldn’t get any worse?

Yes, have had a couple of those.

What’s something that you have failed at but kept trying at and eventually succeeded in?

being more outgoing and social lol. As a kid I was kind of a recluse

A moment in your life that made you feel proud of yourself?

When I won in grade 7 at a school speech competition

Have you helped anyone in need?

Yes many times. I frequently donate clothes of mine and clothes of others to charities  and friends in need.

Plans for your birthday?

Well considering it just passed, no 😀

Something that you love to death?

hmm, I wonderif anyone can guess? ………Kirby!

What’s the most important part of your day?

between 9:30-11 as that is when everyone is home at my house, and I like it like that 🙂

Is there something that you do besides eat that you do every single day?

well I would like to think I brush my teeth every day….so there ya go!

Anything you’re looking forward too in the future?

Nothining particular, I guess except getting my own place, that will be exciting!

11 FACTS ABOUT ME

I can touch the tip of my tongue to my nose

I am double jointed in my legs and arms!

I have corrected scoliosis, so you can’t really tell but its there

I have gone to three types of high schools in my past (catholic, private, and public)

I like to think I have a unique sense of style

I don’t normally dress like it but my favorite type of style is rocker-like

If you were to ask me two years ago if I would have a puppy now already, i would say heck no!

I like to write poetry, and stories

I am the opposite to my brother, he is very mathematical and I am very creative minded but give me a math question and I will be sitting there all day

ALMOST as much as I love dogs I love birds

I probably know more types of dog breeds then any one here in a km radius at least…maybe

I pass this onto :

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Emma

Krstine (rescued insanity)

Ruby the Airedale

Angels Whisper

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Hailey and Phod

Three little pugs

Molly the wally

Now your questions:

1. How old is your dog/dogs/cat/bunny?

2. What is your favorite thing to do with them?

3. Do you think of your pet as your child/or another member of the family?

4. If you were wanting a breed of dog in the future what would it be and why?

5. Are you more artistic or mathematical minded?

6. What is your biggest pet peeve about dog owners/cat owners bunny owners?

7. If you could either win a free trip with a loved one to anywhere in the world , or stay in your state but get to bring you and your pet to a deluxe pet vaca which would you choose?

8. Is your dog a barker? Is your cat a loud meower? Is your bunny load in their cage a lot?

9. What is your favorite movie right now?

10. What is a dog/cat/rabbit treat/toy you would recommend?

11. Does your dog/cat/rabbit sleep in bed with you?

Ancient Beginnings……and the winner is…..

First of all thanks everyone who joined in. If you didn’t get it this time you might as well try again if your here, as I try to make it as fair as possible by using the randomizer. PLEASE READ: To enter you must tell me that you at least WANT TO ENTER and the BREED of your dog, or else I can not include ya, as I have already ran into problems because I didn’t know the breed of dog of someone who wanted to enter. EDIT-Even if you have a mix, enter, just pick a breed you know they are mixed with! You can even enter your breed of cat too:) I also made what I think is a pretty cool badge, for the winners of Ancient Beginnings, for anyone who collects the awards/badges. So without further ado…..

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Whooooo. The winner is 2 Brown Dawgs Blog with their beautiful Chesapeake Retriever’s Storm, Thunder, and Freighter. Just click any of the beautiful pictures below to learn more about these Chesapeake Bay Retrievers!

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Now snuggle up and read on about how exactly this fantastic breed came to be…Now I know 2browndawgs, your very knowledgeable on your breed, so hopefully this post does okay in your books! 🙂

The Chesapeake bay retriever is relatively new in comparison to the previous  winner Clowie. Though to us humans, and even in comparison to many of the “newer” dog breeds out there the Chesapeake definitely has ancient beginnings, which are quite detailed at that.

pollyIt has been first recorded that some of the first Chesapeake Bay Retrievers started off with two young pups thought to be St. John water dogs in 1807, aboard a floundering ship, that were rescued by a George Law, a sailor on another ship. The male was named Sailor and the female canton. As there were no cameras the only proof is in the man’s writings which depict a dog in personality and likeness to the Chesapeake. The man found them aboard a wrecked ship it is said with intoxicated sailors, and that is where he rescued them and bought them off the captain for a guinea a piece. Though because he was set to sail off for sea again, he gave them away to a man named John Mercer and a doctor while still being docked at Norfolk in Virginia. (This is starting to sound like a great movie to me!)

As John Mercer and the doctor were both avid hunters, it is then that both men discovered these dogs in the hunting fields were exceptional. This is what led to these dogs being sought after by local duck hunters.  It is thought Sailor is the dog that started the offspring we know today, as he was exchanged for a ram to a governor in Maryland. Though both Sailor and Canton were bred with local dogs, which is thought to be the real start of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Dogs from both Chesapeake Bay shores were recognized as one of three types of Chesapeake Bay Ducking Dog in 1877.

Other names given to the Chesapeake bay Retriever’s at one point were the Chesapeake bay duck dog, the brown Winchester, the otter dog, the Newfoundland duck dog, and the Red Chester Ducking dog.220px-Chesapeake_Bay_Retriever_circa_1915

In 1887 a definite permanent evolution of the dog was now prominent,, which was its dark brown/reddish brown colouring.

At one point there were They were fully recognized by the AKC in 1878, and became the official dog of Maryland in 1964.

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Dr. John Lundy the President of the American Chesapeake Club from 1957-1959

At one point in the 1930’s to 1950 Chesapeake’s fell on the back-burner a bit when there began a big decline in waterfowl (What the Chesapeake’s were known for) and were often overlooked to be field trial dogs due to them being labelled as too “pretty”. It was this misjudgment that made many retriever fancier’s turn away thinking they would be no good at it. It is noted that with the help of the American Chesapeake club that CBR’s began to get their popularity back, and true sporting nature known.

The Chesapeake’s are said to be related to the St. John’s water dog (known as being retriever’s ancestors), Newfoundland dog. They are also said to have hounds and spaniels in them as well, though it seems unclear as to any more detail of which breeds1920s-Newf specifically.

Lastly, just for fun some famous people known for having the Chesapeake’s include Theodore Rosevelt, and actor Paul Walker (fast & the furious) and of course Thunder Storm and Freighter of the wonderful blog who inspired this all 2browndawgs.

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Now for the badge I award 2browndawgs with this! 🙂 Aswell as CLOWIE if your reading this.

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And here is the randomizer results…

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If I forgot you it wasn’t on purpose we swear! It’s just hard to tell if you don’t tell me your entering and the breed you are picking, as some people just like to comment but not enter so you must tell me. Comment below this post to enter next Thursday’s Ancient dogs. This is usually my last post for the week, so its up for a good 4 days, but it’s deadline is next Tuesday we will say. Everyone have a great Thursday!