Monday, June 30, 2008

Bad Breath Solution for Zoe

Zoe has had horrible breath from the time we adopted her at 8 months (she is now 4) until the past few weeks. We tried EVERYTHING! And when I say everything I mean EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even going raw did not cure her breath. I would limit her kisses due to the smell on her breath .

I started her on Prozyme about 1 month ago. I originally bought it for Jake and his "stress squirts" but got him something stronger from the holistic vet.
So I decided not to let the Prozyme go to waste and started giving it to Zoe and Miss Maddie. Couldn't hurt right?

Guess what??
Zoe no longer has bad breath.! Don't know why the Prozyme would help with the stinky breath but it has. I am now able to let her kiss me !





Friday, June 27, 2008

Ten Commandments of Pit Bull Ownership

Ten Commandments of Pit Bull Ownership

1. Thou shalt NEVER trust thy Pit Bull not to fight

2. Thou shalt contain thy Pit Bull securely when not supervised by an adult

3. Thou shalt NEVER leave thy adult Pit Bull alone and unsupervised with another dog

4. Thou SHALT attend obedience classes most faithfully with thy Pit Bull

5. Thou SHALT keep thy Pit Bull socialized with ALL KINDS of people

6. Thy Pit Bull wilt NEVER be allowed off-leash in a public place

7. Thy Pit Bull wilt NEVER be allowed to roam free in thy neighborhood, EVER!

8. Thou SHALT take thy well trained Pit Bull out in public and show him/her off - on leash for good breed PR!

9. Thy Pit Bull shalt go forth into the world as an ambassador of the pit bull breed

10. THOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY WRONG DONE BY THY DOGS!

To: God From: The dog

TO: GOD
FROM: THE DOG
Dear God: Why do humans smell the flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one another?

Dear God: When we get to heaven, can we sit on your couch? Or is it still the same old story?

Dear God: Why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar, the mustang, the colt, the stingray, and the rabbit, but not ONE named for a dog? How often do you see a cougar riding around? We do love a nice ride! Would it be so hard to rename the 'Chrysler Eagle' the ' Chrysler Beagle'?

Dear God: If a dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is he still a bad dog?

Dear God: We dogs can understand human verbal instructions, hand signals, whistles, horns, clickers, beepers, scent ID's, electromagnetic energy fields, and Frisbee flight paths. What do humans understand?

Dear God: More meatballs, less spaghetti, please.

Dear God: Are there mailmen in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?

Dear God: Let me give you a list of just some of the things I must remember to be a good dog.

1. I will not eat the cats' food before they eat it or after they throw it up.

2. I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc., just because I like the way they smell.

3. The Litter Box is not a cookie jar.

4. The sofa is not a 'face towel'.

5. The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff.

6. I will not play tug-of-war with Dad's underwear when he's on the toilet.

7. Sticking my nose into someone's crotch is an unacceptable way of saying 'hello'.

8. I don't need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm under the coffee table.

9. I must shake the rainwater out of my fur BEFORE entering the house.

10. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt.

11. I will not sit in the middle of the living room and lick my crotch .

12. The cat is not a 'squeaky toy' so when I play with him and he makes that noise, it's usually not a good thing.

P.S. Dear God: When I get to Heaven may I please have my testicles back?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Miss Maddie and her Jolly

video

I just hear her saying "TAKE IT...OK I will drop it...See??? Now will you pick it up??? NO? pause...Ok I bring it right to you...See! I dropped it right in front of you... Now please throw it mom..I always bring it right back right up in your face"

Zoe's First Certificate

Zoe completed her Adult Manners class last night. I took her to brush up on our training and to spend some one on one time with her. We took a class taught by Anna Johnson - http://www.puppenschnoodles.com/

Zoe received a certificate for completion of Adult Manners class. She finally has something to put on the wall - lol

Overall she did ok. We still have issues with wait at the door. I am trying to also do wait with her food bowl. She is doing pretty well with that. But wait at the door - we would get a big fat F!

Her down stay isn't strong. But it is something for us to work on.

She does really well with walking on a leash. And coming right along with her "leave it".

During play time, we had to put the calming cap on her.
http://www.healthypets.com/premiercap.html
It's actually for Miss Maddie. I used it for Zoe because the puppy energy was too much for her. Zoe is an old lady....LOL

There were two puppies in our class that were absolutely adorable. I sure miss puppy energy. They were Lacie and Roper. They were way too cute!

Check out her certificate. Isn't it the cutest? It's all typed on nice card stock.

Congrats to you Zoe!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Puppy photos




I was reading today on PBC a post on puppy photos.

I decided to go look at Jake's album on my pc. He is the only one I have puppy photos of. God he was so cute. His puppy hood was like a master card commercial... Ultimately the experience was priceless. He really is a good dog and I don't give him enough credit. He has.had so much love. His Grammy and Grampy, our next door neighbors at our old house, loved him SO much and always helped out with him.
I think he gets the short end of the stick; well they all sacrafice because we have three dogs. I don't have enough time to really spend the time with them I want. Makes me sad.

Anywho, here are some of my favorite shots. Amazing how young Billy and I look in some of the shots.

I can't wait to get home and give him tons of love and hugs.
Why can't I get these posted in a straight line!







Monday, June 23, 2008

Amazon

I won't purchase from Amazon.
Why you ask? See the below. It was posted on a few web sites I visit and I received emails concerning the issue.

http://www.hsus.org/acf/news/amazoncom_under_fire.html



Today I received a $20 Amazon gift card for taking a survey from our credit card processor. I will not use it. I would like to send it back to them with the above article. But, I don't know if that is a wise decision since I filled the form out for the use of their software for the business I work for.. I could give it away, but then I am still supporting Amazon.

People can argue some books on dog fighting are needed to learn the history of the breed (APBT). Ok...I see your point...Some argue 1st amendment and others we are requesting a form of censorship.

Personally, well, I want to be able to look myself in the eyes in the mirror. And if I used the gift card, I don't think I could. I don't think I could look Miss Maddie in the eyes either.

Switching blogs

Well, I have had a msn blog for a while now. I started it on 11/14/06.
Mindless ramblings is what it was/is

To see the old blog, visit here:
http://r3k9s.spaces.live.com/

I wish there was a way to import my old blog into this one...Oh well.

Anyway, I like the look of the google blogs and decided to use this one now.
It will be awhile before I really learn about all the functions with this site.
So, Ann, be patient with yourself as you learn the ropes