I'm Susan, a retired Media Specialist. I decided to try blogging and throught it would be fun to search for interesting things for, and about, pets.
This is Rosie. She joined the family 3 years ago after she was abandoned on an animal hoarder's porch. The note left with her said she was a 14 month old Maltese, but the vet said she was a 3 year old Maltese, Bichon Frise, Westie mix. She believes she is a princess and we are her servants. Rosie and mom just completed 2 refresher obedience courses at Wagging Willow and we're ready to start pet therapy training.
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Attention Central Floridians!!
If you need help with training your dog, I highly recommend that you contact Susan, owner of Wagging Willow, Orlando Area Dog Training to schedule a group or private class or a home session. New classes have only been in progress for one week so it's not too late to join. Check out all the current activities on their Facebook page. Each Sunday at 8:30AM, class participants have an informal meetup at the dog park on Andes Street off of Lake Underhill in Orlando.
Voyce has a monitoring program for you dogs to help you keep track of your dogs health and wellness. The product is only available for sale in the US and offers a few payment options.
Music to dogs' and cats' ears? Check out this article written by Michele C. Hollow concerning music and pet adoptions.
The Good Vet Guide
To my dearest friend.
I stood by your bed last night; I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying you found it hard to sleep.
I spoke to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today; your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today; you tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you; I smiled and said, "it's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out...then come home to me.
Colleen Fitzsimmons ©
In memory of Shadow
Chloe (grey) and Zoe (black) are littermates. We adopted them from the Humane Society when they were 4 months old. They're 6 now, very cuddly and wonderful companions. The only problem they have is why we brought a dog into the family! It took an entire year before they would even get close to Rosie. Now they just tolerate each other but they do take turns on my lap.
Sews Before Bros The writer of this blog works full-time and works at her crafts on nights and weekends. Her site has DIY projects that are free and include instructions on how to make them. Be sure to check out the "Mom and dog sewing patterns for a really cute Mother's Day idea.
This site came to my attention while readinng the "Bark and Swagger" newsletter. I've followed this site for quite a while now and it contains a multitude of information for dog owners.