Snowy is a gorgeous Rat, born in early November. He is seeking his FURever home at Little Mischief Rescue in Vancouver, BC. Rats are highly intelligent, easily trainable, and very hygienic, and make the perfect pet! Snowy’s profile can be found here
Hello treasured readers! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a not too crazy Boxing Day! It’s been awhile since my last post, however, the internet here is not so great! For those who don’t know, my Long Dog, Oliver, and I moved to the boonies! The change has been overwhelming, but seeing Oliver come to life has made it worth while. He’s now bonding with his four-legged house mates, and even has a new kitty friend. He’s eating his food like a big boy and loves running up and down the icey drive way. I’m sure some of you are thinking that I must be crazy for moving in part to make my dog happier but he so deserves it for all that he’s done for me. He’s now never home alone and is getting way more social interaction. We’re planning on having a foster dog in the spring/summer so I’m super excited to help out the local shelter here.
Of course Oliver was totally spoiled for Christmas. Bully sticks and a new toy awaited him under the tree, and today I made a huge batch of fresh raw salmon, and turkey, both with yams, carrots and berries for his meals. He sampled the salmon so far and gave me the lip-licking approval. It’s freezing cold outside and snowing so we’re huddled under a blanket enjoying the scenery and the fireplace. Wishing you all the best in 2013!
Ho, Ho, Ho the holiday season is upon us with only 19 days until Christmas. Gorgeous trees are being decorated, lights are being hung, and our pets are getting into mischief! Why just today I had to pull Moby out of the tree 3 times. Our tree skirt was being undone and the strings being played with slash eaten, so I took that away. Now I figure I’ll share some holiday safety tips with you all!
— Use Command hooks to safely chain the tree to the wall
–Avoid decorating the tree too low so your pets can’t smorgasbord on the low ornaments
–Consider using garland instead of tinsel. Tinsel is known to cause some gastro issues when ingested.
–Unplug your tree when sleeping or out of your home. Wee kitties/puppies may chew the bright lights and either zap themselves or cause a house fire.
–Use faux poinsettias or place your real ones high out of reach. These plants are known to be poisonous to pets.
–Wash pets feet after a walk, chemicals in road salt are poisonous and harmful to their paw pads.
–Walking in snowy/icey conditons for long periods of time can cause pads to crack and bleed.
–Dispose of turkey carcasses ASAP, dogs will do ANYTHING to get at it.
–Wait to put out presents until Christmas Eve. Shiny bows, ribbons, and paper somehow seem edible, especially to cats.