Saturday, January 30, 2016

I'm a French Bulldog by Taylor Brown @SongsforDogs | Dog Song Saturday


It's Saturday which means time for a new dog song here at Talking Dogs.  Today we have another original song written from the point of view of the dog.

I'm a French Bulldog was written by Taylor Brown.  It's a sweet melodic tune with some barking good lyrics.  The video features Brown's Frenchie, Taj.  

You also may want to check out singer/composer Taylor Brown's new Kickstarter project.  Brown has composed a whole album of music for dogs.  Designed to make dogs feel good when left alone, Songs For Dogs might provide just what you dog needs to feel safe, happy and secure when they're home alone.

 

However, right now we're ready for a dog song for people!

 Sit. Stay.  Relax and enjoy I'm a French Bulldog by Taylor Brown.  In fact you can even sing along!  Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.
I'm a French Bulldog Lyrics: ©TaylorBrown

Sitting on the couch watching the world go round
from my window, from my window
sometimes I feel like this house is like a cage that I cant escape
and it's got me trapped and I wanna open up the door but I can't
Because I don't have any thumbs and on a good day stand two foot one
and I cant reach the door nob even if I could my heads to big to balance on my back two legs
I tried to stand up straight, but then a car drove by and I chased it, yea I chased it
and thats when I remembered I'm a french bull dog
yea dont call me english, I'm a french bull dog
possibly one of the sweetest you've ever met a french bulldog
I've got to get at least 18 hours of sleep per day
and if you scratch me behind the ears I'll probably love you forever even though I'm not gay
I swear I'm not gay, yea I know what it looks like
yea I know that it looks that way but I swear Im not gay

Next time you think you've got it bad why don't you try to think a bit about me
a wild beast from the jungle at heart taken from my home and raised in captivity
I've never even met my dad, haven't seen my mom since I was only 6 weeks
and I'm fed the same damn thing every morning and night that lamb and rice don't taste nothing like meat
and if you think you can top that and still not complain and love the five dads you have all exactly the same, by licking their face and humping their legs and allowing them to give you best friend massages all day
but I'd be willing to bet a bag of bones that you have never ever been paid, to impregnate a girl because of what your papers say you fools have no idea exactly what it takes to be a french bull dog
yea dont call me english, I'm a french bull dog
guaranteed the sweetest you'll ever meet a french bulldog
I've got to get at least 18 hours of sleep per day
and if you scratch me behind the ears I'll probably love you forever even though I'm not gay
I swear I'm not gay, yea I know what it looks like
yea I know that it looks that way but I swear Im not gay
I'm a french bulldog, I might be a little small, but I swear I'm not gay,
I'm gonna take a nap, a nap is where its at
Whooaaaaaaa

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Birthday Party for Rosie | Wordless Wednesday

 Those of you who joined us last Wednesday or follow us on Facebook already know that we finally celebrated Rosie's birthday.  Since she had to wait, we made sure it was a festive celebration.
 Rosie and Rudy both got to go to Dairy Queen to share a cup of soft serve. 
As you can see, Rosie didn't mind alternating spoonfuls with her brother Rudy.


She also didn't mind posing with her birthday gifts!  Chewy sent her a very cool (and ultra soft) P.L.A.Y. pumpkin plush squeak toy and some Blue Buffalo Health Bars..  Canidae sent her some pawsome Bison and Pumpkin dog treats.  The Dog Daddy, Rudy and I gave her a couple of new plush bottle toys and some Zuke's minis.


After sampling her treats, Rosie began the party games with her favorite - the Nina Ottosson DogTwister.




 A good time was had by all!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Adopt Sebastian a #Mastiff Dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO



This big beautiful brindle boy is Sebastian. He's a 4 1/2 year old 96 pound Bullmastiff mix who is a doggone good cuddler.

Here's his adoption message:
Hi, I'm Sebastian! I'm an adorable Bullmastiff mix weighing in at 96 pounds. I'm a big boy with an even bigger heart! My last shelter ran out of space for me so I was transferred to Wayside Waifs. 
I'm so happy I'm here because I know have the best chance at meeting a family who really loves me! Think that might be you? I'll do grrr-eat in a home with children or other furry friends but I need to meet them first to get an idea of how I might do once I'm home. 
I'm really smart and with some basic obedience training I'll make the most well mannered pup. I already know the commands sit and shake and I'm eager to learn even more from you. Get me extra motivated with some praise or yummy treats! I also love to get my exercise! Getting out on my leash and exploring the world is one of my favorite things to do but because of my size I'll benefit from using a harness on walks to help me stick right by your side. If you've been longing for a big, fluffy guy to cuddle up next to at night then look no further! I'm right here at Wayside Waifs!

For more information about Sebastian, 
contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151. 
Sebastian's adoption ID number is 30404044

Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community. 

Talking Dogs blog is participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs. This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!

Tuesday's Tails blog hop participants can post any day of the week and link up with a fresh blog hop linky every Tuesday.  Though targeted at adoptable pets, we also welcome blog posts regarding pet adoption, rescue organizations and adoption events. Fetch the Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like and if you're participating in the blog hop, post your featured pets! Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes!


Sunday, January 24, 2016

For Love of a Dog Jewelry Online Party for Dalmatian Rescue of Southwest Virginia



We're kicking off the season of love with two special events to benefit one of our favorite dog rescue groups!

We're providing one of my handmade bracelets for a Facebook fundraising event AND we're having an online party, too!  All for the Dalmatian Rescue of Southwest Virginia.

Hurry and fetch the Dalmatian Rescue of Southwest Virginia's Facebook page for more information and to purchase your raffle tickets for this one of a kind Dalmatian Dog Mom bracelet. 

Raffle tickets are $10 for 1 chance or $15 for 2.  100% of the proceeds go directly to DRSWV.

You can enter by sending your money to paypal@drswv.com.  The raffle will run through Wednesday, January 27.
 

Then head over to For Love of a Dog and Bittersweet Ridge Jewelry.  Shop using the special discount code and 40% of the amount equal to your purchase will be donated to DRSWV.

Both For Love of a Dog and Bittersweet Ridge Jewelry have Valentine sales going on, so not only will DRSWV win, but you'll win, too with savings on beautiful handmade jewelry.

Dalmatian Rescue of Southwest Virginia was founded in 1999 and is located in Elliston, Virginia.  Their mission is to provide temporary care and shelter for stray, abandoned and relinquished Dalmatians and to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ode to a Dog by Nicolette Aubourg | Dog Song Saturday


It's Saturday!  Time for Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.  Today we're sharing Ode to a Dog by Nicolette Aubourg.

Ode to a Dog is an original dog song Aubourg composed to celebrate some of the dogs she's known. It's accompanied by a beautiful video of those dogs.  She notes that some are no longer alive, but their spirits and love live on forever in our hearts.

Ode to a Dog is on Aubourg's Songs from Willow Glen album which was released in 2007.  Add it to your playlist by purchasing from Amazon, cdbaby or iTunes.

Guitarist-singer-songwriter Nicolette Aubourg was born in South Africa where she studied and performed music and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English Literature before moving to Los Angeles. Nicolette performs her music locally and in South Africa and has released two full length CD's and two singles. 

With social commentary on subjects such as war, apartheid, vivisection, the outsourcing of jobs, as well songs about dogs, online dating, life in the Hollywood Hills, poems by Yeats and Shelley, and a tribute to Nelson Mandela, Nicolette Aubourg's music is diverse, blending accomplished finger-style guitar playing with a unique voice. Her songs have received many awards and her music has been heard on radio and TV around the world.

Sit. Stay. Snuggle with your dog and enjoy Ode to a DogThen fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.  Including quite a few entitled The Dog Song!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The DQ Drive Through Window | Wordless Wednesday

We finally got around to taking Rudy and Rosie to the Dairy Queen for Rosie's birthday.  Believe it or not, our food obsessed birthday girl was more interested in watching the DQ drive through window than her cup of soft serve!

That's not to say she didn't enjoy the ice cream!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Adopt Zina a #Pitbull #SiberianHusky Mix Dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO


Is this a gorgeous face or what?!  Zina is truly a beautiful girl!  She's young two year old Pitbull / Siberian Husky mix breed dog at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, Missouri.

Zina has lots of energy and would love an active home.  If you're looking for a best furry friend to walk and romp with, be sure to consider this sweet girl.

Here's Zina's adoption message:
Hey there, I'm Zina! I was transferred here to Wayside Waifs when my last shelter ran out of space for me. It's okay though! I know now I have the best chance at finding a place to call my fur-ever home. 

I'm about 52 pounds and full of love! I'll do great in a home with children or other furry friends but I'd like to meet them before heading home to get an idea of how I might do. I have a lot of energy so staying active is very important! I love to get out on my leash and explore the world on walks. I won't mind romping around the backyard and playing a game of fetch either. What really matters is that we do it together! 

I'll benefit from basic obedience training to help me learn what you expect out of me. I'll catch on quick, though, because I'm super smart! I know the command æcome' and I'm eager to learn even more. Get me extra motivated with fun toys or yummy treats! If a pretty, sweet gal like me is what your family needs then come say hi soon! Tail wags for stopping by! 
Wags, Zina

For more information about Zina, 
contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151. 
Zina's adoption ID number is 30500816

Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community. 

Talking Dogs blog is participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs. This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!

Tuesday's Tails blog hop participants can post any day of the week and link up with a fresh blog hop linky every Tuesday.  Though targeted at adoptable pets, we also welcome blog posts regarding pet adoption, rescue organizations and adoption events. Fetch the Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like and if you're participating in the blog hop, post your featured pets! Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes!


Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Dog Song by Myles Hunter and Ken Greer | Dog Song Saturday


Another Saturday - another dog song here at Talking Dogs.  Today we've got another original dog song called... yep, you got it... The Dog Song.  

This one is by Myles Hunter and Ken Greer who say it's is an "innocent animal's take on the vicious and bigoted state of the human race with a sad, but accurate ending."  

They note:  
"There's always somebody to hate. People that are different than you."
Sit. Stay. Snuggle with your dog and enjoy The Dog Song.  Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.  Including quite a few entitled The Dog Song!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Adopt Maryn a Young #Pitbull Mix #Dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO



This beautiful girl is Maryn.  She's a 2 year old Pitbull mix with some gorgeous fur!  Shelter staff and volunteers report that Maryn has lots of energy and loves getting outside to walk and romp.

Here's her adoption message:
Hey, I'm Maryn! I'm a 42-pound Terrier, Pit Bull mix who's looking for her fur-ever home. I was transferred to Wayside from my last shelter that ran out of space for me. I don't mind though! I'm getting all the love and care I need and I know now I have the best chance at finding my peeps! 
I start off a little timid with strangers but give me time and I'll show you my sweet, outgoing side. I'll do fine in a home with children or other furry friends but would like to meet them first before heading home to get an idea of how I might do. I have a lot of energy so staying active is important! I love getting out and taking walks or just romping around the yard. 
I'm also super smart! I already know commands like down and I'm eager to learn even more. With some basic obedience training and some praise or yummy treats for extra motivation, I know I can be the perfect companion you've always dreamed of! I'd love to meet you soon so come on out to Wayside Waifs and say hi! Tail wags! Maryn

For more information about Maryn, 
contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151. 
Maryn's adoption ID number is 30274389

Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community. 

Talking Dogs blog is participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs. This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!

Tuesday's Tails blog hop participants can post any day of the week and link up with a fresh blog hop linky every Tuesday.  Though targeted at adoptable pets, we also welcome blog posts regarding pet adoption, rescue organizations and adoption events. Fetch the Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like and if you're participating in the blog hop, post your featured pets! Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes!


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Heaven Has Another Angel RIP Cakes | Wordless Wednesday

Cakes
1984 - 2016

Cakes passed away sometime the night of Monday, January 4 in her sleep.  
Her burial was today, Wednesday, January 6, here on our farm.

We purchased Cakes in 1985 when she was just 1 year old to be a weaning buddy for my filly, Ditty (daughter of my heart horse, Lady.)  She came with the name Babe, along with her mama, Rocky.  We soon altered her name to Cakes because she tended to look as if she'd had a few too many cakes or cupcakes.  Poor girl fought a weight problem for most of her life.

We were blessed with nearly 31 years with this blue eyed crazy character who was every bit as sweet as her name.

Run free, sweet Cakes.
You will be greatly missed and remembered with love. 
 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Say Yes to These Ears and Adopt Starr a #Pitbull Mix Dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

She had me at the ears.  Seriously. I am seriously in love with this girl's ears!  Starr is a pitbull mixed breed dog who is looking for a forever home.

Starr's 4 years old and about 50 pounds of love.  She is a bit picky about who she spends time with (I can't blame her since I am, too), so she's really like to be the solo queen of her new castle.  She's treat motivated and eager to learn some basic obedience.

Here's Starr's adoption message:
Hey there, I'm Starr! I'm a 52-pound girl with so much love to give. I was transferred here when my last shelter ran out of space for me. I don't mind because I know I've been given the best chance at finding my new family! I've had so much fun as a Waif and I know I'll have even more fun in my fur-ever home. I'm recommended to go to a home with children over the age of 5 because I can be picky about who I feel comfortable around. For the same reason I may do best as the queen of my castle instead of sharing a home with other furry friends. 

Exercise is important in any dog's life so I'd love a home where I'll get plenty of it. I like to explore the world on walks but all the new sites and sounds easily excite me so I'll benefit from using a harness to teach me not to pull ahead. I'll need some basic obedience in my new home but I'm a smart girl and I know I'll catch on quick! I already know the command "come" and I'm eager to learn even more from you, especially when yummy treats are involved. Whether we're getting active or lounging around the house I'll be happy as long as I'm by your side. If you're looking for a girl like me to give lots of love and affection, please come meet me soon at Wayside Waifs! Tail wags for stopping by.

For more information about Starr, 
contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151. 
Starr's adoption ID number is 30150039

Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community. 

Talking Dogs blog is participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs. This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!

Tuesday's Tails blog hop participants can post any day of the week and link up with a fresh blog hop linky every Tuesday.  Though targeted at adoptable pets, we also welcome blog posts regarding pet adoption, rescue organizations and adoption events. Fetch the Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like and if you're participating in the blog hop, post your featured pets! Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes!


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Pharrell Happy by Dogs | Dog Song Saturday


Though original songs about dogs are our favorites to feature on Dog Song Saturday, once in awhile we change things up.

Here's the thing.  This Pet Collective version of Pharrell Williams song Happy has a pawesome video filled with lots and lots of puppies.

Besides, we're wishing you and your best furry friends a whole lot of happy in this new year!

Sit. Stay. Relax and get ready to smile with this canine version of Happy.  In fact, scroll down below the video for the lyrics and sing along!

Happy 2016!


I might be waggy but I wanna play
I'm your best friend, you can get awake
I deserve a treat cuz I'm a fluffy babe
I got hair, shakin' the air, doggy by the day

Because I'm yappy
Bark along if you feel like your master loves you
Because I'm waggy
Wag along if you feel like your tail is chasing you
Because I'm floppy
Howl along if you want a cuddle from me to you
Because I'mma doggy
Dog around if you think you're my best friend too

Hey, woof on

Come, Stay, Down
K-9
Come, Stay, Down
My bark is too high
Come, Stay, Down
K-9
Come, Stay, Down
I shake...

Because I'm yappy
Bark along if you feel like your master loves you
Because I'm waggy
Wag along if you feel like your tail is chasing you
Because I'm floppy
Howl along if you want a cuddle from me to you
Because I'mma doggy
Dog around if you think you're my best friend too

Hey, woof on

Come play now.... K-9...
Come play now... My bark is too high
Come, Stay, Down... K-9
I shake...

Because I'm yappy
Bark along if you feel like your master loves you
Because I'm waggy
Wag along if you feel like your tail is chasing you
Because I'm floppy
Howl along if you want a cuddle from me to you
Because I'mma doggy
Dog around if you think you're my best friend too