Friday, November 22, 2013

Sugar Lips, Hoarding and Dog Coats | Follow-up Friday

I'm happy to be joining Heart Like a Dog in the follow-up Friday blog hop this week.  This is the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.  Hosted by FUF creator, Jodi at Heart Like a Dog and co-hosted today by Donna at Donna and the Dogs.

Did you realize that Sunday was National Black Cat Day?  I remembered in time to feature The Black Cat Song on Dog Song Saturday.  If you love cats (Skeeter insists I do) check out this purrfect feline video.

I referenced Henry's sugar lips when I featured him as my adoptable dog this week.  Though all our senior dogs eventually sported sugar lips, the black ones really showed.  Why "sugar lips?"  Because senior dogs are so sweet, I reckon.
Tucker and his sugar lips.

Hundreds of applications were submitted to the Humane Society of Missouri to adopt Trooper.  It will probably take them some time to decide who will be the lucky new family for this pup.

The running joke around our house is about how easily I could become a hoarder.  Of course, real life hoarding is no laughing matter, as the recent rescue of over 250 animals by the HSMO makes very clear in their rescue video.  These animals were removed from a property where the owner was prosecuted in 2010.  At that time she agreed not to acquire more animals for 2 years.  You can do the math.   Linda asks: "So what is to prevent this person from acquiring more animals in the future?"   Hopefully, when this case goes to court, the court will stipulate that she can acquire no more animals in the future.  Totally agree, Emma, that there probably are many more cases like this we never hear about.  Dawn, I'm so glad your mom's dog was rescued!  

Rudy wearing one of his hand-me-down dog coats.
Rudy wearing another hand-me-down coat. 

I have to tell you, we really are liking Rudy's new EzyDog Element Jacket.   As I prepared to write the review and surfed the company web site, I recognized other EzyDog products I've seen other bloggers review with high marks.  Emma tested the EzyDog leash and loved it.  Oz just reviewed the EzyDog shock absorbing leash. Jen has an EzyDog backpack and loves it.  In fact, I saw photos of Leroy wearing it just the other day.   Bren, I'm looking forward to your review of the EzyDog chest plate harness.

Caren is getting ready to review this jacket and mentioned that Dakota's is a little too big.   I think their jackets do run a bit large.  That said, I'm quite sure that the next size smaller would have been too small for Rudy.  Since the review I've managed to better adjust it.  Jan K - this is a lightweight water proof coat and would (in my opinion) be terrific for walking in the snow or rain.  The thing I really liked best is the cut of the coat.  As JoAnn noted, he can move really well even when he's flying.  (big smile here).
Rudy can really fly in his very own new EzyDog Elements Dog Jacket!

Pup Fan, my caramel chocolate pecan "crack pie" IS amazing!  SlimDoggy, you can substitute walnuts or another favorite nut.  Hazelnuts would be devine.  Just saying...   Tubby3pug, you're killing me!  You simply must share that oat crust caramel crack pie recipe!  

I've still got rainy day dogs since it is still raining here.  Rudy is sad about the rain and Rosie is sad nobody will go outside and play in the rain with her!   In fact, when Rudy heard the zip of the camera bag and the little ding of the camera, he was too depressed to jump up with joy (thinking that it was time for a dog treat review.)  Rosie would love to splash in some puddles, MisakiDeanna, my dogs do the same thing - beg to go out then Jeffie and Rudy want right back in again (having never left the roofed porch.)  Jodi, you are so right - Rudy does absolutely adore his sister, Rosie!

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  1. We've had several instances of dog hoarding here in Tulsa in the last year. A couple of them came to light when they voluntarily brought dogs to the no-kill shelter. One was a Chihuahua hoarder. Bizarre and sad. I see the temptation, though. If I weren't married, I'd probably have WAY too many critters of all types.

  2. Awesome follow-up Sue, thanks for joining the blog hop. Neither one of my dogs like going out in the rain, unless we are taking a walk. They will walk all day long in the rain, but ask them to go outside to potty and it's like you asked them to stand on their heads. :-)

    It is very clear in that photo just how much he adores his sister.

    Have a great weekend!!

  3. The sad thing about hoarders is that they don't see the true conditions of their environment and honestly think the animals are better off there than any place else. It's easy for us to condemn them but their hearts are in the right place.

  4. That jacket looks nice! I hadn't heard of it before but it looks cool so I'm going to check it out now! Thanks for sharing!

  5. The first day of rain is the worst, but then we all just deal with it and go on our usual long walks and get all wet and dirty and actually enjoy it! Plug in the critterzone, though, to rid the house of wet dog smell.

  6. My sis lived across the street from a cat hoarder. No one really knew the extent until she died. Holy cow, the stories of what that place was like inside... Those poor cats. And that poor crazy lady!

  7. Sugar lips, for the grey on their muzzle. That's cute. :) Rudy looks good in those hand-me-down coats, and in the Ezydog jacket.

  8. Great fuf! Tucker was a handsome senior with his sugar lips. Rosie as a baby is so damn cute! Have a great weekend.

  9. Hi Y'all!

    So glad my Human realizes that 100 lbs of me fills up all available space and there is NO ROOM for any other pawed critters here!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    P.S. I LOVE being an ONLY!

  10. We don't have cold weather here so no jacket for Donna. We do however have some dog hoarding people. It's sad.

  11. Dang I missed National Black Cat Day and here I have a black cat who is sleeping against my leg (computer is taking up my lap :)). I do hope the person hording the animals will not be allowed to have them in the future. I think 2 years the first time around was a bit too lenient.

  12. We have one of the EzyDog leashes but when I got it I didn't spend any time looking at their other products. It sounds like they have a few of interest, along with the coat, which does sound like exactly what we need....thanks!


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