A Lonely Dog Owner

Audio Version: A Lonely Dog Owner (After listening to this, let me know what you think)

If you were to ask me, why I do what I do…my mind would be in complete confusion. There is not enough power to introspect the love which radiates for my pup. Even though I know Fluffy loves me so much, it becomes lonely-going to the park, by myself, Lunch date with Fluff- and only Fluff. I can only talk to my dog so much…until I’m declared insane by those around me.

I’m not asking for a pity party, because there was a turn of events this year. A year, with no resolutions and no expectations…basically, anything could happen. The first week of school, a professor asked the students to go around and introduce themselves. After gathering my thoughts, it was my turn. Age, grade, ambitions, and hobbies; what to say? What to say?

Age: 20. Grade: Junior. Ambitions: Asian version of Oprah. Hobbies: Love my dog and have a dog-blog. A few more students introduced themselves, pretty interesting…I suppose. But when it came to Sarah, she caught my attention by saying one word, “dog.” My eyes and ears were completely on her. In my mind, a light-bulb turned on. New friend + dog= dog dates! No longer will I be alone.

Class ended and we exchanged numbers, and the rest was history.

Here is what occurred.

I suppose I am the “man” of the relationship, because I picked Sarah and her dog, Martin. Cute little chubby guy and went off to the Fullerton dog park. It was S&M’s first time there, so I introduced her to the other pups.  After many photos, attempting to make our dogs run, we grew tired ourselves and not to mention-hungry. Packed our bags, and headed to a local plaza for some sushi. Nothing like good’ ole raw fish and rice.

I don’t exactly remember what we talked about, but I know we laughed, shared stories, and had a ton of fun with our boys. Let me tell you, having a friend who cares and shares common interest is amazing. Brightens up the day and creates wonderful memories. NOT that Fluffy is not amazing, just great to have someone human to share with.

We’re going on another “dog-date” this month, and we’ll share more. I wanted to share this, just in case someone feels lonely. Because, there’s a ton of people-dog lovers to be sought after!

Pupercise, VW, & Aliens?!?

Props to VW for their put-a-smile-on-my-face commercial. If you don’t get the end, watch this

This is in light of our new feature. A “video” tab, under our Gallery tab (above).

My mother told me how difficult it is to manuver around the site..so.

1. take your crusor and drag it underneath the photo of Fluff’s nose

2. there, you will see “Gallery”

3. Don’t click on it just yet–wait until the drop down says, “Video”

4. Now. Click on Video.

…okay…maybe it’s a bit tough, mom. I’ll fix it….later :)

Puppy Bowl VIII

ALL WHISTLES GO OFF! TWWEEEEET!

The most watched game of the world…super bowl Puppy Bowl!!!! Animal planet is certainly doing a number here…competing with American Football. Still, amazing things are going to happen here!

There will be a line of “ALL-STAR, ALL-ADORABLE cast” to compete…and play at the Animal Planet Stadium.

A new addition to this family is Meep, a bird who will tweet live…of what happens inside the stadium.

Who need’s “hot cheerleaders,” when the piggy pep squad is there..

Watch Puppy Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 5…@ 3 PM E/P!

Dogs & the Cold

The Links do NOT work on the video.

Links: Twitter | Facebook | ASPCA Poison ControlThermometer 

Transcript:

Hey guys this is Pup Felicity, and this a shout-out to all the masters and their dogs out in the cold and the things you can do — to help your dog stay warm!

What happens when you put a bowl of water in the freezing cold? Well, it freezes..and dog’s noses can freeze, too. Especially when they have been wandering out all by themselves in the freezing snow, these poor little guys won’t be able to smell their way back. Make sure your babies have their ID tags AND leashes on them!

In California, there are such things as “dog-kinis!” But that is not what we’re here for. Winter is the season to be fashion forward, folks! This means coats–having them be waterproof and keeping your dog stay warm. Make sure that their neck, belly, and their tip-of-the- tail is covered–to make sure everything is just in tip-top shape.

Obesity isn’t cool, but winter is the time to feed your dog just a little bit more–especially their protein. This way, it will keep them..and their coat in tip-top shape! Well, if they’re not active, please don’t feed them too much because they’re gonna gain some weight, if they’re just laying around the fireplace all day.

ha! This is called, “dog-sickle.” After your dog has been playing in the snow–check his feet, because there are snowballs stuck between his toes. In this case, there is a lot of snowballs. If the hair on the dog’s feet is long, the snowballs will stick to it. And then, snow can also build up in his ears, tail, and belly and it forms little clumps of very hard ice, and these can be very painful. So make sure you grab hair dryers, hot towels, what ever it is to get those little snowballs out of your dogs [hair].

This is pretty important. Like coolant, anti freeze is a lethal poison for dogs and cats. Be sure to thoroughly clean up your spills from your vehicle, like your car, your motorcycle, or just your RIDE..and consider using products that are more friendly to animals. You have to visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Center for more information. The link is in yellow.

Hypothermia can happen in dogs. I mean, especially if they are in the out freezing cold for too long, they can develop these abnormally low body temperatures and they wouldn’t be able to bring it back up.There are 3 stages: the mild, moderate, and the very severe. and the temperatures are there on your screen.

What happens is that it can also affect their heart, their blood flow, their breathing, and their immune system…and this irregular heartbeat can cause trouble breathing, impaired consciousness…to the point where a coma could happen!

The symptoms of hypothermia can be a lot of things, like: weakness, shivering, lack of mental alertness, slow breathing, shallow breathing, dilated pupils, there is so many. It is more common in new born and especially, smaller breeds who have, you know, shorter hair.

This has been a Pup Felicity segment. Thank you for watching, listening, and reading our blog. Stay tuned next time!