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Welcome to our 6th National Dog Blog Carnival!

6th National Dog Blog Carnival
6th National Dog Blog Carnival

Well, here were are….September already and Christmas will soon be right around the corner. Be sure to Stumbleupon the posts you like in our 6th National  Dog Blog Carnival, or submit them to other social bookmarking services of your choice. Promoting is what keeps the carnival going and we appreciate the effort!!

We have lots of entries this month with everyone having something important to say. We have a nice variety of subject matter pertaining to dogs, pets, and related fields….so lets get going and enjoy the Carnival!

At the end of this post is a list of past and upcoming carnivals and who will be hosting what in the future. We are looking for a January 2010 host on into next year, but have all the 2009 months filled with Dog Spelled Forward hosting in October,  Taxi Dog hosting in November, and Mysterious Beautiful hosting in December.


Pet ChatterNext is the blog Pet Chatter, with some pretty fascinating information about whether to tattoo or microchip our dogs in their blog post  “Pet Identification: Microchip vs. Tatoo“. Of course, you don’t have to do anything but if your buddy runs off or becomes  stolen…reporting a “fuzzy dog with a cute face” means absolutely nothing to the officer standing in front of you with a perplexed look on his face…and an empty tablet. But with some sort of ID, you will have a better chance of getting your pet back!



Next up is Debbie Foster’s  Pet Prattle and Products, a wonderful place for information if you are thinking of getting a new dog. Their blog post, “Should You Get A Dog?” covers a variety of questions on the subject that should always be discussed first before buying.

An excellent source for prospective pet owners, the bottom question is: Does your lifestyle allow you enough time to properly care for your dog, well beyond just feeding him or talking him for a quick walk around the block when you get home from work? are just a few of the questions this article covers.



dog-bedThe blog  Guffly has an interesting article on spoiling your pet but remaining eco-friendly at the same time.

The best of worlds is in  “How Eco-friendly is Your Dog?” which also has some excellent eco-friendly ideas for lowering your dog’s carbon pawprint: organic and natural pet food; biodegradable waste bags; organic pet beds; and eco-friendly pet toys. 🙂  Always Shop the Daily Guff first!



This month Mysterious Beautiful discusses “How dogs google and the rewards of seeking“. This blog is our December host and will be their second hosting  this year, so keep this website in mind!

This month’s post discusses an interview by Emily Yoffe of the Slate magazine on the rewards of seeking.

“Of course, I recognized Emily’s name immediately as she’s the author of a book I received a few years back called What the Dog Did, which made the connection all the more interesting.’

animals make us human“In the interview, Emily spoke about how the addictive quality of Google, Facebook and Twitter can be explained by the innate thrill humans get from seeking.

“This phenomenon does not pertain to humans and rats alone, it pertains to dogs and cats, as well – which is part of the reason going for walks and having a stimulating environment are so important to their health, a conclusion that Temple Grandin talks about in her book, Animals make Us Human.’



The blogger of  The  Greatest Collection of Inspiritational Quotes has not only recently adopted a shelter dog by the name of Rufus but has a wonderful blog post by the name of “Inspirational Dog  Quotes“.

“Rufus was a bit shy, but over the weeks he’s become outgoing, friendly, and very playful. I can see in his face how happy he is to live here and I am just as happy to have him. He has quickly become part of the family. Rufus is my first dog and it’s been amazing to experience how much love and life a dog can bring to a home.”

Dog bloggers are fanatics about using dog quotes for their blogs, so make sure you link back to this website for some of warmest dog quotes on the web.



The blog Restoring Your  Finances and Your Faith has submitted a wonderful and appropriate blog post on “Helping Your Pet Through A Tough Economy.”

This is the post to read if you find yourself strapped for money and are looking for resources to help care for your pet: “Although the American Pet Products Association says that Americans spend an estimated $45 billion on their pets, that number may start to decrease due to cuts in spending.”

Several ideas are listed to help save money in caring for your pets. Read them and help promote the ideas!



The blog  For Paws Hospice has submitted their blog post “Compassionate Veterinary Hospice” and “Compassionate Veterinary Hospice II” which involves the compassionate act of veterinary euthanasia. Excellent reading on handling a delicate situation, it consists of a decision wrought with angst, second guessing and self recrimination all because at first it would seem as if there is no readily available alternative.

At best euthanasia is a sedative to our own emotional and physical turmoil; at worst it is a compassionate decision that is made either too early or too late.

But what if there was an alternative? What if we had the means to communicate with our best friend in his time of need? Bookmark this article for future reading on man’s most painful decisions in dealing with older pets. Read on…

And don’t forget, For Paws Hospice will be hosting our November carnival so don’t miss it. This will be their second hosting, so plan on a great time!


Stewart and his favorite 'eco-friendly dog bone!


The Green Thinking  Blog has submitted their article “Stewart The Dog” which is about an organic dog bone product (Stewart’s favorite object…next to the author) that maybe we who have pretty good chewers should try out!

Now I’m not talking about your run-of-the-mill turkey or chicken bone here. I’m describing the eco-friendly dog bone—with squeaker—I recently ordered.

It is made of soft material which makes it safe for his teeth and is fairly durable. He has actually started sleeping with the toy, which I should really get a picture of. Overall, I’d recommend this cute dog bone even if you aren’t an eco-nut. In fact, I’m might order him a new one next year. :)



The blog Darwin’s Finance has submitted a much-needed blog post entitled, “How Much Is That Puppy?” with a dog cost detailed list. This is excellent for readers  and prospective dog owners who are curious about what the cost to care for a dog is. “Would you be surprised if I told you that raising this dog below could cost close to $100,000 over a lifetime? ”

“I’ll tackle some of the hidden costs we’ve seen and I’ll also ask readers to comment on your common dog or puppy costs that you feel I’ve omitted and I can adjust from there….Next, I’ll calculate a Net Present Value (NPV) model for our dog in particular – actually, a Net Present Cost (NPC), but same concept with more popular title.”



Blogger Ynohtna has submitted the blog post “How To Groom A Dog” written for the E-How website. This is a subject which is near and dear to the heart of every pet owner so check it out for a step-by-step grooming process to save time yet still getting the job done!

When adding a canine friend to your family you need to consider how to groom a dog. Grooming your dog will keep the pet happy and also your family members. Dog grooming is also a health issue to both. Having a dog is just like adding a child to your family. You have to feed them, clean up after them, and you must also bathe them.



dog training petJake’s Dog Training Pet blog has submitted their post “How to Play With Your Dog“.  Recognizing boundaries and acceptable behavior even when playing after a hard day of work is part of this post for those interested in quality play time for their pet:

…when your dog has been good all day, has followed through with all of its commands and has submitted to your training, there’s a time in the day when you should let loose. After all, even the United States Marines get a certain amount of free time. With that in mind, here is how you should play with your dog in a healthy and fun way.



The blog Pooch Picks has a wonderful line of products to share with their submission “25 Fun & Funky Modern Dog Beds“.

Fatboy doggie bed
Fatboy Doggie Bed

A wide variety of pretty neat dog beds in mod styles consist of: the Contour bed; the eiCrate Modern Kennel Bed; a Bedside Table to allow your pet to sleep where their owner is; a Fatboy Doggie Bed; and Sleepypod are just a few of the wise assortments they carry. This website carries  some of the most unique dog products I have seen in quite awhile. Check them out and see for yourself!



COSTCOThe blog So You Wanna Be A Banquet Manager? has submitted a humorous post about “My Trip to COSTCO” ending with Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say.

Yesterday I was at my local COSTCO buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Biscuit, the Wonder Dog and was in the checkout line when woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think I had, an elephant? So since I’m retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again…..


give me your handSWITCH2LIFE

The blog Switch2Life has submitted their photograph entry “Funny Animals-Part III” with some very beautiful and assorted photographs of animals in it.

They also provide a few links to some other carnivals if you want to take a peek or two to see what other subject matter consists of!




The Pets Central blog has submitted their article on “Keeping Your  Dog’s Teeth Clean and Free of Decay“. An important thing which is very seldom done, brushing our pet’s teeth is just as important as our own:

For professional opinion of the best pet toothpaste, veterinaries have often prescribed toothpastes and rinses that contain chlorohexidine, hexametaphosphate, or zinc gluconate. Flavored toothpaste can also make the brushing of teeth enjoyable for your dog. [Pet Dental Health]

Choosing a toothbrush for your dog depends on the health of your dogs’ teeth and gums, your ability to brush the dog’s teeth and the size of the dog’s mouth.



babyThe blog has submitted a very important articles for families with pets….”Kids and Pets Need to Learn Mutual Respect“.

Teaching the child to respect the pet and vice-versa are very important. By not knowing certain rules, major tragic situations can be avoided where the pet may need to be placed in a shelter or euthanized, depending on how serious the situation and circumstances area.

This article is terrific for anyone who has children or grandchildren yet has pets around:

I read all the horror stories in the newspapers about dogs nearly killing little children and thought that

a. Something was seriously wrong with the dogs or their owners and
b. It would never happen to me.

If you have a pet, you have probably felt the same. And now I can tell from my own experience – that false sense of security can get us in trouble.



carnival dogThe blog Your Dog Supply has sent us their post “Training Your  Dog” with one of their products listed on how to train your dog. None of us ever seem to know enough about training our dog, so check it out and see what they have to say….

…..dogs communicate in a different way to us humans, so very often you are in fact conveying the opposite of what you believe you are telling your dog.


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  • April 4, 2009 – 1st National Dog Blog Carnival hosted by Way  Cool Dogs
  • May 4 -2nd  National Dog Blog Carnival hosted by Way Cool Dogs
  • June 4 – 3rd National Dog Blog Carnival hosted by Mysterious Beautiful
  • July 4 – 4th National Dog Blog Carnival hosted by Way Cool Dogs
  • Aug. 4 – 5th National Dog Blog Carnival hosted by Taxi dog
  • Sep. 4 – 6th National Dog Blog Carnival hosted by Way Cool Dogs
  • Oct. 4 – 7th National Dog Blog  Carnival hosted by Dog Spelled Forward
  • Nov. 4 – 8th National Dog Blog Carnival hosted by Taxi dog
  • Dec. 4 – 9th National Dog Blog Carnival hosted by Mysterious Beautiful
  • January 4, 2010 – OPEN
  • February 4 – OPEN
  • March – OPEN


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  1. November 24, 2016 at 8:12 pm — Reply

    Great Dog Blog Carnival, thanks for your great job!

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  8. September 4, 2009 at 7:07 am — Reply

    Thanks for including my post in this carnival. I hope to be so honored again in the future. All the best to you.
    So You Want To Be a Banquet Manager

  9. September 4, 2009 at 4:58 am — Reply

    Cheers and jeers and grin’n from ears to ears, kudos to the best damn dog blog carnival in town. Bones for everbody
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