A New Name!
Welcome to The Woof! After much consideration and deliberation, and some friendly nudging by a friend whose judgment I trust (hey, she even came up with the name!), I've changed the name of the BarkTalk monthly newsletter to The Woof! The format will remain the same....only the name has changed. Woof!
The Pets and Women's Shelters Program
The American Humane Society recently launched its new P.A.W.S. (Pets and Women's Shelters) Program. It's based on the theory that domestic abuse victims understand the extent of the harm that their abusers will likely inflict upon their pets, if left behind, so many victims remain in violent relationshipes. Recognizing both the urgent need to protect domestic violence victims from further abuse and the comfort that pets provide people, especially in times of stress and trauma, American Humane is leading a national program to guide domestic and family violence emergency housing shelters toward permitting residents to bring their pets with them. Read more about this excellent program, and what you can do to help.
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Keeping Your Dog's Digs Stylish and Spotless
Julia Szabo has done it again! Known often as the "Martha Stewart of the Pet World" her newest book is all about keeping your dog-filled home both stylish AND spotless.
This book aims to help readers live well with their pets, creating a harmonious environment in which both animals and humans are happy. It will walk readers through each area of the home, from the kitchen to the backyard to the bedroom, providing practical advice and helpful how-tos for keeping things neat, pet-friendly, and still chic. A stylish two-color format with black-and-white photos will ensure that the book is easy to use and appealing to the eye.
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Pet Peeves - Let's Have Some Fun.
TOP 10 PET PEEVES DOGS HAVE WITH HUMANS
10. Yelling at me for barking. (I'm a DOG!)
9. Taking me for a walk, and then not letting me check stuff out. (Exactly
whose walk is it, anyway?)
8. Dog sweaters. (Hello?? Haven't you noticed the fur?)
7. Taking me to the vet for the "big snip" and then acting surprised
when I freak out every time we go back.
6. Any trick that involves balancing food on my nose.....stop it!
5. Any haricut that involves bows or ribbons. (Now you know why
we chew your stuff up when you're not home.)
4. The sleight of hand, fake-fetch throw. (You fooled a dog.....woooo
hooooo!, what a proud moment for the top of the food chain.)
3. Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests. (Sorry, but I haven't
quite mastered that handshake thing yet.)
2. Blaming your farts on me. (NOT funny.)
1. How you act disgusted when I lick myself. (Look, we both know
the truth. You're just jealous.)
What To Do When Your Dog Is Lost.
If you've ever been a parent to a dog who's gone missing, you know just how terrifying it can be. Here's an informative article that lists great tips and ideas for what to do when your dog is lost.
Love At First Bark
This is one dog-gone heartwarming story, and if you haven't heard about it yet, must read about how Olympic gold Medalist Steven Holcomb, while visiting the set of the Today show for an interview, locked eyes with a Golden Retriever and fell head over paws in love, claiming an "instant connection." Steven and the Golden adopted each other by the time the segment was over. I'd say that's love at first bark!
Sammy's Dog Tip of the Month - Doors
Every good dog knows.....the area directly in front of a door is always reserved for the family dog to sleep.
Thank you for subscribing to The Woof! If you know someone who would be interested in reading this newsletter, send them this link http://www.BarkTalk.com/newsletter040110.html If you have photos of your dog celebrating a birthday, or participting in any fun activity, please send them to me to possibly include in an upcoming issue! Email: Lisap@BarkTalk.com