Natural Dog Treats
Our dogs have never been picky regarding treats and especially since they typically only get what I make at Smilin’ Dog Bakery. We are proponents of natural dog treats and raw feeding, and have been for almost one year. Lucy on occasion will lie down beside her “dinner” and refuse to eat unless I sprinkle her favorite treat, Beefaroos! Raw is like caviar for dogs, just lean meat, organ meat and bones ground up into a delicious mush. I guess Lucy looks at it like getting cake without the ice cream? Yep, she’s spoiled! Hug your dog!
Boomer Gets Neutered
Tomorrow is a big day for Boomer, his manhood will be stripped away and hopefully stop some unwanted male doggie behavior once he is neutered. In Boomer’s defense, he had minimal training when it came to “proper behavior” so he assumed our house indoors and outdoors were his to mark. All of our pets are fixed, it’s not an option for numerous reasons, but the top two for us are overpopulation of shelters (euthanasia) and future health issues.
My past as a shelter volunteer and foster parent over the years I became passionate regarding spaying and neutering. With the thousands of homeless animals lumbering away in shelters across the US, it just makes sense to be a responsible pet owner and spay or neuter your pet. There’s seems to be a lack of education when it comes the subject. I hear too often “we are going to breed her so we can sell the puppies”. I have bit my tongue on many occasions when the subject comes up. You honestly need to look at the increased possibilities of future health issues that can arise by not doing it. Females can live longer, avoid uterine infections and breast tumors. Most certainly your male will become less likely to roam and prevents testicular cancer.
Today I’m testing the “blogging waters” and hopefully I am able to provide some interesting content regarding my favorite subject – dogs! Four days ago we adopted Boomer a gorgeous mini aussie with a corky personality that makes me smile and laugh out loud every day! After watching Boomer put his legs into 5th gear, chasing our 3 year old aussie mix, Lucy, we have decided he never had been allowed to run at full speed! Boomer and Lucy are already BFF’s and have turned our home into a lively playground in the woods! Our 12 year old border collie, Cootie, has even shown some extra life and joined in the furry festivities. Stay tuned and hug your dog!