The average dog cannot tolerate significant temperature variations, like its human owner. The animal’s feet and legs are its most sensitive areas exposed to the severe cold…or heat…as they are in direct contact with the frigid world around them. But the northern dogs have adapted to deal with this by tissue adaptation to the cold.
Update: Unfortunately we had to shut down WayCoolCats.com for now. Perhaps it will reopen again at a later date. Sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment. Shh…..there will soon be a sister web site to WayCoolDogs, and not even the dogs know about it yet! WayCoolCats. Remember it and tell your
Curly was the kind of dog who doesn’t get adopted, she was too big to be a small house dog, and not big enough to be a guard dog, and I was frankly nervous about what would happen to her. Then God stepped in, as he has a way of doing.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80 percent of dogs will develop a gum disease by three-years of age. Periodontal disease occurs when the dog’s gum tissues become infected and inflamed due to bacteria present in the mouth. The bacteria can cause plaque and tartar to build
Sometimes when dogs are found wandering on the street, or if they have been surrendered by owners who were less than kind to them, all they want is to find a little corner to squeeze themselves into, where they won’t be noticed by anyone. In such cases a cage, no
My oldest son and his family have been coming out on Sundays to help us prepare for winter—trees trimmed, old branches hauled away, fixing kennel fences, and getting caught up in the mowing department. After awhile, things have gotten caught up to a point and we would just sit around
He was very weak when they brought him in, and his coat was dry and matted, so after a couple of days on the drip to build up his strength, he was bathed and trimmed down, and started to feel lots better. I actually got confused, as I had been
Barcelona’s Museum of Ideas and Inventions (MIBA) in Spain has opened its doors to inspire the public with their clever devices and weird contraptions, one of which is fluorescent dog biscuits and food which (of course!) will provide glow-in-the-dark dog poop—named “Flou-Can.” This would be especially enjoyable for people who
Buried knee deep in a huge pile of multi-colored leaves that the wind has blown into the nearby empty corn field, the girls seemed to have forgotten that they were old. Aches and pains magically disappeared into thin air as they yipped and barked like young puppies, jumping into the air as nearby creaking and scarred old trees smiled down upon their youthful frolics, as if to say, “I know how you feel.”
Life changes for people when a therapy dog walks into the room. Everyone who has witnessed therapy dogs interacting with people testifies to the positive effects created by the human-canine connection. It is not a matter of age; the special qualities found in dogs can touch people at all
The world is a much better place without cruelty, unhappiness and misery. And it is such an easy thing to do, especially with dogs. To make your dog happy, you need to understand how a dog thinks—not the other way around. “What are my best options in escaping from this stupid pen,” and “Why should I eat this crap, while they eat steak and chicken in front of me—my FAVORITEST foods of all! Woof!”
We called them the ‘hundred day dogs’ because they were brought in to board by their owner for three months. They were separated at first, but both pined so they ended up together in a cage and were quite content, although it was a bit of a squeeze, due to
People in the country live a hallowed life. Ask them. They live a much simpler life and seemingly with more purpose than city dwellers. At least according to my younger grandchildren who love to come out because it is “never boring here.” There is never a wasted time or moment, and everything has a purpose. Yet it is an easy come-easy go kind of life with no stress. UNTIL a stray cat shows up.
It was the winter of Harvey Wallbanger, and Harvey would teach me more about patience and acceptance than I could ever learn from a human being. It wasn’t just winter. It was THE winter of all winters. I could not see out my windows through the mountains of snow. My other dogs found it to be lots of fun maneuvering through the obstacle course of frozen tundra that was now my back yard. Yet for an older dog with no vision or hearing, such conditions required a human’s guidance and assistance. No more opening the door in the morning to let the dogs out in nothing but a t-shirt and fuzzy slippers, coffee cup in hand, eyes slowly adjusting to the morning light.
Flossie looked for all the world as if someone had taken two dogs and joined their heads down the middle. The only other unusual thing about her was that the toes on one front paw were all twisted, probably the result of having been crushed by a heavy shoe, or a car tyre, or by some weapon used on her for fun, because in Jamaica any animal (it applies to children too) who looks different from the rest is mocked, made fun of, picked on and abused in any number of horrible ways.
Politics have become ugly and one-sided. But dogs and politics can be downright fun. In fact, life can become fun.
If anyone has read the political satire of the daily Borowitz Report, they would enjoy an article on a rabid Doberman Pinscher jumping on stage at a Missouri Tea Party rally.
“The dog, later identified by its owner as ‘Mister Buster,’ held the crowd spellbound as he barked, growled, and frothed at the mouth, eventually receiving a standing ovation for his exertions.”