|I got a signed copy and a Blue Ribbon!|
|Do you mind I am trying to read here!|
|Gosh ma go away|
|I like this ribbon|
|Ok I will let you look at it.|
Doggitude is the creation of Carole Pivarnik. She wanted to express what dogs think using Haiku poetry. Only 17 syllables to say what the eyes think. She painted the dogs and added the poetry to the photos and this combination turned out pawsome. Reading about how she got started, what she did to get her idea published and finding the right dogs was so fascinating!
|Elli- “I don’t mind sharing mouthfuls of water with you. You wear it so well”|
There is even some poodle blends in this book! There is one named Jackson. He is a standard poodle blend. Yes, he even thinks like a poodle.
|Jackson- “Not sure why we stare at the picture box but the snacks are good”|
Protect Your Bubble identifies the most important command every dog (and dog parent) should know
Every year we set new goals for ourselves – lose weight, get healthy, land a promotion, find that special someone. But what about our dogs – should we set goals for them? The folks at Protect Your Bubble pet health insurance brand say yes! And they’ve narrowed it down to one very important thing. In fact, it’s one of the most important things you can ever teach your dog – it could save his or her life one day.
It’s called emergency recall and most pet loving families have neglected to teach Fido this command for a number of reasons – it can be tough to train, it can be boring (for your dog) to learn, and it’s not used very often. But boy will your tail be wagging when you need to use it and your dog listens.
An ‘emergency recall’ command is very different from a ‘come when called’ command, according to pet behaviorist and certified dog trainer Kate Jackson with Jabula Dog Academy. “Dogs are used to hearing the word ‘come’ and often there are strings attached – they’re in trouble, they’re leaving the dog park or they’re headed to the vet. Because the ‘come here’ command is used so often, many dogs decide to ignore it to avoid the consequences it may bring. That’s why teaching an emergency recall is so important – it’s the ‘drop everything you are doing and come running back to me immediately’ command.
This command should be reserved for emergencies ONLY – your dog is running into traffic or headed towards a dogfight or an aggressive or dangerous situation. “It’s extremely important not to overuse this command so your dog doesn’t become conditioned to ignore it,” says Kate. “He or she should come immediately when this command is used, no questions asked. In the event of an emergency, it could be the difference between life and death.”
“As a pet health insurer, we see many injuries that could have been avoided,” says Stephen Ebbett, President of Protect Your Bubble. “Believe it or not, ninety two percent of pets will experience a severe accident or emergency in their lifetime. We believe that an emergency recall command can save our pet-loving customers a lot of heartache. It’s not a very well known command, so we want to spread the word. It’s a great goal for 2013 – teach your pet this one life-saving thing.”
If you don’t already use an emergency recall command and you’ve trained your dog to do other tasks, this command can be taught by using positive reinforcement and repetition. If you’re not comfortable training your dog, Protect Your Bubble recommends searching for a certified trainer in your area and finding one with whom you and your pooch are comfortable. And remember, for those with a Protect Your Bubble pet health insurance policy, behaviorists can be covered under certain policies, so give us a call to find out (toll free 1-855-792-7387). Training this command will help ensure a healthy and happy year with your beloved furry family members.
About Protect Your Bubble
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Protect Your Bubble is available online, via mobile app or phone, and allows consumers to understand, buy and protect what’s most important to them. The insurance company offers the following types of insurance plans: Pet, Car Rental Insurance, Travel and Gadget. Pet plans provide up to 90 percent reimbursement for covered vet charges for eligible accidents, illnesses, hereditary conditions and behavioral treatments and alternative therapies. They allow owners to visit any licensed vet in the country. Additionally, annual deductible options start at $100 which only need to be met once per plan year.
This is a guest post from Protect Your Bubble Pet Insurance.
|What no Beads?|
|Scooby sad with No Lips|
|Scooby Happy with Lips|
Last week was a ruff week.
Ma had taken one of my fur friends, Daisy a kitty, to the vet because she had a bump on her lip that needed to be checked out. Daisy got a boo boo shot and was released to go back to the Humane Society. The doctor said it would be fine. Ma stopped by the house and asked Scooby and me if we wanted to ride with her to take Daisy back to the Humane Society. She didn’t have to ask twice. We jumped in the car and enjoyed our ride. When we got to the Humane Society’s parking lot , there was a car driving away. We thought it was just someone who had signed up for spay/neuter clinic but it wasn’t.
|Daisy waiting to see the Dr.|
It was 2 ladies who had dropped off a sick,sick kitty. Ma had the lady who was working to call the president of our humane society to tell her about the kitty. As soon as she heard about it said “Get that kitty to the vet NOW!” The lady called the vet to tell them a kitty was coming in as a emergency and we thought maybe it had been poisoned by the way it was acting. Ma already had the crate in her hand and out the door we ran. She put the kitty crate in the front seat and Scooby and I got in the back seat and after we got off the property , ma put the pedal to the medal. I don’t think I have ever went that fast in a car but this was serious. This kitty’s cries were so heartbreaking, it was beyond words. I put my head on the crate and ma talked to the kitty all the way to the vet’s office. I couldn’t touch the kitty but I hope it knew I cared.
When we got to the vet’s office , ma jumped out the car said “I will be right back” and grabbed the kitty and was gone. She came back out of the office and got me and Scooby. We went in to the office got a seat and we waited. We waited and waited then waited some more. The vet came out and told us he didn’t know what was wrong with the kitty but they were doing test and trying to warm the kitty up. Its really cold here in Ky. He went back to check the kitty ,so we waited some more. Then he came back out and said that the kitty needed to stay there for a while but he would call when he knew more.
We came home. Ma said we would know more the next day but we would say a prayer for the kitty. I kept thinking about that kitty and I couldn’t get the sound of it’s cries out of my head. Only thing I knew was that if it could be saved, it would have a home at the Owensboro Humane Society where it would have food, a warm home and the love of the staff and volunteers.
Late that night we found out the kitty didn’t make it. The vet did everything he could to save it but the body temp had gone to low and the kitty didn’t have the strength to fight. Poor kitty. I so sorry we couldn’t get you help in time. We did what we could but it wasn’t enough.
The ground here in Ky has been so frozen that we couldn’t dig the dirt but because of the warm weather we have had the kitty got the proper burial today. The president had asked the vet to put the kitty in a proper box for burial. The vet’s office could have thrown that kitty away in the garbage but that kitty meant more to the Owensboro Humane Society than that. Today the kitty got laid to rest in it’s forever home. I am so sorry kitty. We really tried. You were just a baby and should have had a long life ahead of you but something happened that took you away. After the kitty was buried, I wanted to go say goodbye.
|Why did kitty have to go to kitty heaven?|
I sniffed the freshly dug grave and then I sat down. I said a prayer to the big dog in the sky to take care of the kitty and I knew that kitty would never be neglected, hungry or cold again.
My fur friend Jade, who had been helping me be a door greeter at the spay/neuter clinic today came over and I told her about kitty. She sat down with me. We wanted to show our respect for the life that was lost.
I am so sorry you had to go.