This is our first Follow Up Friday blog hop. It has been an interesting week for us so I thought we would share what’s going on.
Snow in May
It has been a strange week for weather. It was in the 80s Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday was in the 70s. Then Thursday it snowed! Poor Maya & Pierson don’t know whether to shed or grow more fur.
Pierson had a second seizure on Wednesday, May 1st. His first seizure was on January 10th of this year. Thankfully, his seizures were very short and don’t seem to happen often. The vet took some tests and was unable to determine the cause. This is a good thing, the vet says. It’s not head trauma, it’s not poison, and his blood tests came out normal. So he is just one of those dogs that have seizures. Seeing my pretty boy Pierson having a seizure is a scary thing, but seizures won’t shorten his life or lessen his quality of life. It is believed that dogs feel no pain during a seizure. And he gets back to his bouncy self within moments after the seizure.
Tomorrow for Pet Safety Saturday, I’m going to provide a link to an article I wrote in January about Pierson’s canine epilepsy. Be sure to stop by tomorrow.
On a lighter note, Amy B. won the Bergan pet travel barrier. Congratulations Amy!
We will be holding another contest this month so stay tuned. What would you like to see in May’s giveaway contest?
Sharing Pet Safety Photos
You saw the Golden Doodle Spud’s photo earlier this week in his new Bergan dog car harness. Now we’ve seen a photo of another Doodle named Goldie wearing the Kurgo Tru-Fit pet car harness. We haven’t gotten permission to share the photo on our blog, but you can see it on DoodleKisses.
If you have photos of your dog riding in the car, share them with us. We’d love to post them here.
Teaching Pierson to Speak
I taught Pierson to speak last week. It was so easy that he learned it in one day. Two factors made it easy for him to learn: 1) Aussies are natural barkers, and 2) Aussies are super smart. I will hopefully have a video on American Dog Blog soon.
Check out more dog blog posts on the Follow Up Friday blog hop below:
The Rumpy Dog Blog inspired this post. Blogging is fun but you’re not going to get many visitors if you don’t participate in social media. If you are on the internet, you have probably heard of social media. Social media includes Facebook, My Space, Linked In, Twitter, and more. It also includes photo sharing sites like Flickr, blogs like the one you are reading now, forums, and so on. Blogging is fun. But posting regularly then marketing it with social media can be very time consuming. If you want to work towards having a popular blog, be sure you are blogging about something you love.
My passion is dogs. Because the retail websites in my company are about dogs and cats, I find that the time I spend on social media is much more fun. Visit my social media sites. Follow my pages, like, add to your circle, subscribe, and join the fun!
If you are a social media junkie and post about pets, add your links in our comments and I will follow you in return.
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Thanks Rumpy Dog for being an inspiration!
As a certified dog trainer, I read a lot of dog training books. One particular book I bought specifically in order to get help with my dogs. That book is called, “Feisty Fido, Help for the Leash-Reactive Dog”. My dogs, Sephi and Maya, walk pretty well on a leash until they see another dog. I struggle to keep a hold of them as they pull. Sephi is pulling because she doesn’t like other dogs and she wants to go after them. Maya is pulling because she loves other dogs and she wants to go play with them. This book has been very useful in helping me understand why my dogs are behaving this way and what I can do to correct their behavior. Check out my review of the book at the American Dog Blog. Then visit our new Dog Lover’s Book Store in order to purchase it from Amazon.com.
Because I love dogs, I also read a lot of stories about dogs. I recently read a fantastic fictional story by W. Bruce Cameron titled, “A Dog’s Purpose”. This story is told from a dog’s perspective. The dog describes his different lives as a stray, as a family pet, as a working dog, and as a backyard dog. Although there were parts in this book that made me cry with sadness, there were also parts that made me cry with joy. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. You can read the review of this book at the American Dog Blog as well. And this book is also available at the Dog Lover’s Book Store.
The Dog Lover’s Book Store is an Amazon.com affiliated store so you can trust its integrity, security, and service. We will be adding more books to the Dog Lover’s Book Store as we read and buy them. (Our book reviews will go on the American Dog Blog.)
Check out Oliver in his new “chariot”… ie, dog booster seat. Isn’t he adorable! A dog booster seat is great for a little dog. Just check out what Oliver has to say. Oliver is comfortable and he can look out the window without having to stand on his hind legs. And most importantly, Oliver is safe. The dog booster seat is strapped to the front seat of the car. And it has another strap inside which clips onto the back of Oliver’s harness. That way, if his mom has to stop suddenly, poor Oliver doesn’t fly forward into the dash, the windshield, or onto the floor.
The dog booster seat which Oliver is riding is the red Outward Hound Dog Booster Seat.
Read the great testimonial from Oliver’s mom at the All Things Dog Blog. Thanks Oliver for being so photogenic and for enjoying your dog booster seat.
Our site has a lot of informative information, but wouldn’t you want to have a little fun too? Talking about pet safety is not always so fun, so we opened a new blog called American Dog Blog. American Dog Blog has useful information too, but the information covers more than just pet safety and it has a lot more fun doggy stuff. Visit the American Dog Blog and feel free to post!