What a wonderful and busy day we had yesterday! Here is one of our favorite pictures from yesterdays benefit walk. Have a wonderful Sunday! Go Vikes!
Buying pet costumes can be expensive and you can only use them once, maybe twice a year. Have you ever thought about buying children dress-up clothes, costumes, or outfits and use them for the your pet?
|(Spencer is very upset that the pizza slices are not real…)|
In 2011, Spencer went as a Pizza Chef! It was only logical since he’s known for stealing a slice here and there when your back is turned.
I went on Etsy.com, a online “marketplace” with over hundreds of thousand seller. I came a cross this one seller, Key2Life, who makes customized aprons and chiefs hats for children. After a brief conversation letting her know what I was looking for, Spencer’s hat and apron were on their way! Once I put them on him I know we had a winning look.
Rounding the look off we made a t-shirt (mens M) that stated “For pickup or delivery call 1-800-SPENCER,” and we reused his boys size 8 jeans from the year before. We also added in a felt pizza. When everything is combined, Spencer becomes our Chief Taste Tester!
After Halloween, kids can play dress-up with the hat, apron, and pizza. And parts of the costume (such as the jeans) can be saved for another Halloween costume.
I know that “dog shaming” was a fad months ago and, while some of the photos are kinda cute, it’s not something I was totally sold on. Many of them said more about their human than about their furry selves. Some of the photos just screamed “TOO MUCH INFORMATION!”
I guess this is the moment where you can point at me and shout “HYPOCRITE!” The photo below is what I first saw after work. The worse part was that Spencer was just so darn proud of himself. As if he was searching it for hidden poison or some toy at the bottom of the box.
It was like he was standing on the top of a massive snow pile, banging his chest and yelling “I’M THE KING OF THE WORLD!” As if the crackers, two different kinds of cereal, peanut butter and fish batter was his Mount Everest.
In the end it makes for an interesting photo but the chances are good that he will have to be monitored for a few hours and have to have frequent trips outside if you get my drift…
Do you have any pictures of your dog getting into mischief? Or come home to a mess? Please share your pictures or stories so I don’t feel quite so irresponsible!
Having been a nurse for almost 7 years now, I could tell you what shots you need and when you need them. But, vaccinations for you puppy or dog, I have no idea what they get and when they get them. The vet that I go to is wonderful about reminding me when Spencer is due for his next visit and which shots he needs. Below is a list of the vaccinations, what they protect and approximately when they should be given. If you are unsure or have any questions contact your veterinarian, they will ultimately be your best resource.
A dog drops on average poops 3/4 pounds of waste daily. That means if your town has 730 dogs that is approximately 550 pounds of dog waste is generated each day! Even if half of that was picked up daily that is still 225 pounds of poop! Yuck, that is a lot of POOP!!!
- You can use a scooper method, bag method or shovel to pick up the poop.
- Make sure you put it in a bag and seal it before placing it in the trash.
- Do Not compost your pet waste!
It is every pet owner’s responsibility to clean up after their pet. So join me and Spencer and head to your local dog park, favorite trails, or just around you neighborhood and “Be a Scooper Hero” by cleaning it up.
Here are 5 reasons dog owners must Scoop That Poop.
This is the 2nd Scoop That Poop blog hop. There are many other fantastic blogs participating, so make sure to check them out as well by clicking their links below.
This time of the year is our favorite. The weather is cooling down, time to bring out our favorite sweatshirts AND Halloween is right around the corner! Right now, we are hard at work on Spencer’s costume. Every year he dresses up and enters the local pet Halloween costume contest. This is our 6th year we will be competing and we have three 1st places wins, a 2nd place and a 4th place win under our belt. Not too bad and I bet you are wondering what he is going to be. Unfortunately, this years costume will not be disclosed until October 29th – can’t give our competition any ideas. 🙂 Here is a flash back to his first ever Halloween costume. Calling Dr. Spencer!
- Being a responsible pet owner.
- Paying it forward and picking up after others.
- Setting a good example for others .
- Leaving the trails, parts or town cleaner then you found it.
- Making sure dogs in the future are still welcomed with open arms.