Thursday, April 26, 2012

Woman Saves Dog Being Dragged On The Freeway

Freeway, 6 months old
This story touched my heart so I wanted to share it with all of you. It's incredible how some people can behave so cowardly when owning a dog. Pickup owners should be aware of this. What an amazing triumph over cruelty.

Pinole woman saves dog dragged by truck on Vallejo freeway - San Jose Mercury News:

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's A Beautiful Day For A Ballgame

There's nothing more relaxing than a day at the ballpark. Baseball is one of the few sports that are played without a timer. Many major league ballparks have embraced the idea of having owners bring their canine companion to the ballgame. The Washington Nationals is very accommodating this year by having four pet outings.

What about your hometown? Check below to see what teams will allow pets for a day. Please remember that events are subject to change, so it's a good idea to contact the ballpark ahead of time. (All games are listed in order by earliest date to latest date).

EventTeamDateTimeVisiting TeamNotes
Pups In The Park #1Washington NationalsSaturday, April 21st1:05pmMiami Marlinssee Nationals Website
Bark In The ParkNew York MetsSaturday, April 21st1:10pmSan Francisco Giantscall
Bark In The Park #1Cincinnati RedsTuesday,
April 24th
7:10pmSan Francisco GiantsDog Packages must be purchased ahead of time.
Dog Day #1Houston AstrosSunday
May 6th
1:05pmSt. Louis Cardinals$40 Bullpen Box Package
$20 Standing Room Only
Bark In The ParkTexas RangersTuesday,
May 15th
7:05pmKansas City RoyalsAdvance Registration Required
$30 for one person & 1 dog
$60 for two people & 2 dogs
PuppyPaloozaCleveland IndiansWednesday,
May 16th
7:05pmSeattle MarinersMust Register
Ticket Package $30
Bark In The ParkKansas City RoyalsSunday,
May 20th
1:10pmArizona DiamondbacksMust Register
Ticket Package $25 + $2 Fee
Dog DayChicago White SoxWednesday, May 23rd7:10pmMinnesota TwinsMust fill out application
call: 312-674-5244
or e-mail
Bark In The ParkLos Angeles DodgersSaturday
May 26th
7:10pmHouston AstrosDodgers Website
Bark In The Park #1Arizona DiamondbacksSunday,
May 27th
1:10pmMilwaukee BrewersDiamondbacks Website
Pups In The Park #2Washington NationalsSaturday,
June 2nd
4:05pmAtlanta Bravessee Nationals Website
Bark At The ParkMiami MarlinsSunday,
June 10th
1:10pmTampa Bay Rayscall 1-877-411-2012
Pooches in The ParkSt. Louis CardinalsSaturday, June 16th1:15pmKansas City RoyalsSpecial Ticket Required
Pups In The Park #3Washington NationalsSaturday,
July 7th
4:05pmSan Francisco Giantssee Nationals Website
Dog Day At The ParkOakland AthleticsTuesday,
July 17th
7:05pmNew York YankeesRegistration Required

$17 per package
Bark At The ParkMiami Marlins
July 29th
1:10pmSan Diego Padrescall 1-877-411-2012
Dog Days Of SummerSan Francisco GiantsSaturday,
August 25th
1:05pmAtlanta BravesSpecial Ticket Required
Bark In The Park #2Arizona DiamondbacksSunday,
August 26th
1:10pmSan Diego PadresDodgers Website
PuppyPaloozaCleveland IndiansWednesday,
August 29th
7:05pmOakland AthleticsMust Register
Ticket Package
Bark In The Park #2Cincinnati RedsMonday,
September 10th
7:10pmPittsburgh PiratesDog Packages must be purchased ahead of time.
Dog Day #2Houston AstrosSunday,
September 16th
1:05Philadelphia Phillies$40 Bullpen Box Package
$20 Standing Room Only

Pups In The Park #4
Washington NationalsSaturday
September 22nd
1:05pmMilwaukee Brewerssee Nationals Website

Let's Discuss!

Do you plan on taking your dog to the ball park this summer?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

When Your Dog Refuses To Act Its Age

Wirehaired Dachshund

Cookie is 11 years old but you would never know it. With her spunky attitude she acts more like 6. There are over 33 million senior pets in the United States alone. With the advances in modern medicine and healthier foods, pets are living much longer. Many pet companies formulate foods for senior pooches. One of those companies is Iams.

Having five different pet foods for dogs and cats, these foods are enriched with Vitamin E and other essential nutrients for aging animals.

Show How Your Pet Won't Grow Up

This week, Iams launched a special campaign on their Facebook page that celebrates senior dogs. All one does to enter is to write a 100 word essay and include a picture on how your senior dog refuses to act its age. Sixteen dogs will receive a year's worth of Iams Senior food.

Let's Discuss!

How does your senior dog break the mold?

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

How Organization Helps Dog Owners

I have never been a very organized person. There are times when being organized has hit me in small bursts. But, I'm the type who loves to collect things. I do this because you never know when you'll need it. However, collecting things is only useful if you can find them easily. If you have everything in a big pile, then you're going to spend lots of time trying to track it down.

What made me take note of this was going to a conference in San Antonio with my school. We were in a website competition and competed in other contests as well. We were fortunate enough to place 1st in the website competition but fell short in the others. Part of the reason was that I didn't have the files I needed easily findable.

Each challenge we have teaches us something. Sometimes, we have to take a step back and look at what we have and what we need. It's why I was always drawn to shows like Clean Sweep. Organizing helps bring order to chaos and gets rid of the overwhelming feeling that happens when we let one too many things slide.

How It Benefits Our Dogs

Dogs are first and foremost pack animals. Like humans, they crave a routine. When my dogs know that it's time to eat or walk time, a sheer rush of excitement comes over them. Routine builds structure. With structure comes calmness. Your pets will be happy and your life will move at a more steady pace.

Taking The First Steps

When you have lots of organizing to do, the hardest part is taking the first step. Yet, it's the most important step you'll take. Even if you just do a little each day, you're one step closer than before.

I hope to start with my computer and then will bridge out to my paperwork. After that, spring cleaning can really start.

Let's Discuss!

What about you? How does organization help you as a pet owner?


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