Friday, August 29, 2008

New Pit Bull Pin

We have a new dog breed pin! A wonderful Staffordshire Terrier!

Just in case you didn't notice that little photo of mama with the dog on the swingset, the dog is Dinkle and a Pit Bull. What a sweetheart!

Bark if you like Pit Bulls!

Woof! Woof!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

New Holiday Dog Ornaments!

We're so excited! Now at For Love of a Dog we have new AKC breed dog ornaments and they are exquisite! They're handcrafted, signed by the artist (Julie in Wisconsin) and perfect to display all year round... not just on a Christmas tree.

They make perfect gifts, of course! Visit For Love of a Dog and take a look! The photo is just to give you an idea. They're generous in size (average 4 1/2" x 3") and the details in the sculptures are wonderful! Limited quantity... don't miss out!

Friday, August 15, 2008

In Dog We Trust

If you haven't seen Nancy Gibbs' essay in Time magazine "In Dog We Trust," you really should take a look. She says: "Picking a President is critical. And so is selecting a canine companion in the White House."

It's a great article. Plus it let me know that the American Kennel Club (AKC) is conducting a survey to suggest the "right" dog for the Obama family. Given that those girls have allergies, the ballot selection is limited to 5 hypoallergenic breeds. Nancy Gibbs makes a good case for a mixed breed pup in her essay. Here! here! and amen!

While you're surfing, check out a photo gallery of US Presidents and their canine companions.

Who said election season wasn't fun for dog people?!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Dogs vs Cats

I received this as a passalong email and thought it was just too good not to share!

Excerpts from a Dog's Diary...

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!

10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Excerpts from a Cat's Diary…

Day 983 of my captivity.
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.

They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am. Bastards.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now.........