Welcome to this week’s edition of Follow-Up Friday, the blog hop that wraps up your week and leads you right into the weekend!
Do you secure your pet when you travel? Shame on me, but we don’t. We are hemming and hawing about getting the dogs harnesses, but how do you know which is the best one to buy?
Me neither. Never fear, my co-hostess this week is Dawn from the Pet Auto Safety blog and she will happily answer any questions you might have.
How do I know this?
I e-mailed her of course.
Aided by her gorgeous models, Pierson and Maya, Dawn will help you navigate the world of Pet Carriers, Harnesses, Dog Barriers, Back Seat Bridges, Car Fences and Window Screens. She’s knowledgeable, kind and super sweet.
Make sure you stop by her blog and say hello. Welcome Dawn and thank you so much for co-hostessing with me this week!
I was surprised by how many of you had dogs that did this. Coincidentally I was doing some research about dogs that regress to peeing in the house (not mine, thank God!) And I discovered female marking is very common! In fact from what I read, some females actually stand on their front paws and back up to things to do this.
The things you learn.
Emma asked, “Did Delilah pee on her leash or the tree?”
She peed on the tree this time Emma, but at least once per walk she pees on her leash.
Pup Fan asked, “Does she use the tree for balance?”
I think so, she usually starts out with her foot on the tree but at some point she moves it.
Many of you commented that you have male dogs that squat. Sheena asked, “How do you train a boy dog to lift his leg?”
Sampson was a squatter from day one. Our trainer Sara told me they learn to lift by watching other dogs and if they haven’t done it by age one, they won’t. So imagine my surprise when at about 2 1/2 Sampson lifted his leg! I was so proud of him! To this day he still squats occasionally but when he lifts his leg to piss on a pole, my chest puffs out with pride.
Jackie’s comment about her dog who loved to hump the hubs when he was doing push-ups made me laugh out loud. Sampson tried to hump my hubby once too and I still get the giggles every time I think about it. There I had to stop for a minute to let the giggles out.
Fingers crossed, we’ve got something that will make the ordering process easy. Don’t worry there will be plenty of time for ordering, since we are not as rushed this year as we were last year.
Dawn said, “Poor Nyla. Her original owner actually considered putting her to sleep rather than rehoming her? … When there is not even anything wrong with her?”
Hold on a sec while I pull on my judgy pants.
There, they still fit. My guess is, they weren’t going to breed her anymore so therefore, they had no need for her. Of course, that’s just my opinion. But it makes sense to me.
Hailey and Zaphod said, “Our Lady says she would never move anywhere we couldn’t go. It would be a deal breaker, but she guesses other people make other decisions and she is trying not to judge them.”
It’s a deal breaker for me too Hailey and Zaphod. I would live in a tent if I had too. I try not to judge either but in the world of animal welfare I’ve found it’s not that easy.
And thank you all for the great suggestions, I’ll make sure to pass them along to Jen.
Animal Couriers said, “Maybe it was the turtle’s life savings?”
Crap! I never thought of that.
Roxy the Traveling Dog said, “What an interesting walk. The good, the bad, and the money.”
Dammit! Why didn’t I think of that title? That’s a good one Roxy!
Blueberry’s Human asked, “So, did finding the ten dollars make up for the fact that Delilah rolled on a dead frog?”
Well actually it wasn’t all that bad. Rolling in the frog was better than rolling in poop. I could see where she had rolled so I had an easier time of washing it off. Poop doesn’t show up that well on Delilah….unless it’s bird poop.
Pam asked, “I assume something ate it, but why leave the legs?”
I don’t know, I always thought the legs were supposed to be the best part.
Beth asked, “How long do your walks last?”
Usually about 1/2 an hour but on weekends or days off they could go a bit longer. I sure had a lot happen on THAT 1/2 hour walk!
Sue asked, “And did you buy a lottery ticket, too, you lucky girl?”
No Sue, I did not. After I got screwed out of that last 328 million it really soured me. Can you imagine how many dogs I could have saved with 328 million?
And for those of you who suggested my Grandpa was with me, well that made me smile. I miss him a lot!
I thank you all for sharing and donating! The last time I checked the webpage Denise was only $331.00 away from reaching her goal. You are all so wonderful and kind!!
And Princess thanks you too!
That’s a wrap to this week! This is the Follow-Up Friday Blog hop hosted by Pet Auto Safety and Heart Like a Dog.