Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 22, 2009
Here is the ever handsome Toby, the cat, who is wearing his new Comfy Collar made from Blue Leaves and Stems designer fabric from the Feathered Friends fabric line! It just so happens that Toby's human assistant/Mommy is Wendy Slotboom, the designer of this fabulous fabric! How cool is that? Toby's assistant/Mommy is a famous designer! We love her beautiful fabric and sell it on our website and in our Etsy store! You can "go designer" and get your own Comfy Collar just like Toby's. Wendy's blog, sortofsketchy, is fun to read so check it out! Thanks Wendy and Toby--we think you look smashing in your new collar! We are making new collars from Wendy's new fabric line, Lily Pond, that will be in our stores next week!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
TODAY IS SPAY DAY! I don't need to tell anyone about the problem of pet overpopulation. On some level I'm sure everyone is aware that animal shelters are full of the unwanted and that most of them are killed.
If you are a responsible pet owner who has already spayed or neutered your animals, please think about donating to your local shelter today. The shelter we support is www.petsandpeople.com. If you have a moment, please check them out. They find homes for well over 2000 homeless animals every year! If you have a few $$$$, they will be happy to take your money! The animals need food, medical care and housing whether anyone donates or not.
TWO PAWS UP TO ALL THE RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS OUT THERE!! WOOT TO YOU!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
If you take a look at our earlier blog entries, you will find the entry about How Dogs REALLY Show Affection. It has been proven that dogs give kisses and love by YAWNING! Of course, you can teach a dog to lick your face and they even learn to do it when appropriate however that is not "their way" to show you how they care! If your dog wants to kiss you, your dog does a "look away" yawn--slightly turning their face to the side and then back to you while yawning. Check out the boxer and baby in this video!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Available for adoption at
shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life. She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.
Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So
many more to be saved. At least I could save one. I rescued a human today.
Get rescued at your local animal shelter or humane society today!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Here's a story from Dr. Katherine Albrecht of http://www.antichips.com about mandatory chipping of your dog!
Dog Bleeds to Death After "Routine" Microchip Implant Procedure
Grieving owner calls for an end to mandatory microchipping in Los
A fluffy bundle of life, love, and enthusiasm named Charlie Brown was
laid to rest last week, the victim of a microchip implant gone horribly
wrong. The long-haired, purebred Chihuahua bled to death in the arms of
his distraught owners, Lori and Ed Ginsberg of Agua Dulce, California,
just hours after undergoing the controversial chipping procedure.
"I wasn't in favor of getting Charlie chipped, but it was the law," said
Lori Ginsberg, citing a Los Angeles county ordinance that requires all
dog owners to chip their dogs once they reach four months of age. Dog
owners who refuse to comply face a $250 fine for the first offense and
up to six months in jail for continued non-compliance. "This technology
is supposedly so great until it's your animal that dies," she said. "I
can't believe Charlie is gone. I'm just beside myself."
Dr. Reid Loken, the board certified veterinarian who performed the
chipping, confirmed on Friday that Charlie died from blood loss
associated with the microchip. He cited "an extreme amount of bleeding"
from the "little hole in the skin where the [microchip implant] needle
went in" as the cause of death. He said he was both saddened and puzzled
by Charlie's death.
"I just don't know what happened to him. We put the chip in the back in
the shoulder blades, the standard place where we put them, and there
really aren't any major blood vessels in that area," he said. "I don't
think it went in too deep; it was a pretty routine chipping."
Dr. Loken suspected the needle may have nicked the muscle around the
scapula, causing blood to ooze from the muscle. However, his efforts to
stem the bleeding with pressure bandages were unsuccessful. The bleeding
could not be attributed to a congenital clotting problem, he said, since
Charlie had undergone a neutering and tooth extraction without incident
just weeks before.
Charlie's owners were devastated by the loss. "Charlie loved to play and
cuddle. He brought so much joy and life to our home," said Lori. "We
loved him and took such good care of him. He meant everything to us."
The Ginsbergs were quick to absolve Dr. Loken of responsibility for
Charlie's death. "He's a great vet and this was not his fault. The real
blame is with the people who forced us to implant our dog against our
better judgment," they said.
The Ginsbergs plan to petition the Los Angeles County Board of
Supervisors to repeal the mandatory chipping law, and have sought the
help of prominent consumer privacy advocate Dr. Katherine Albrecht.
Albrecht is a Harvard-trained researcher who has authored a definitive
academic paper citing literature that links microchips with cancer in
dogs as well as laboratory animals. She has also authored an exhaustive,
47-page FAQ on microchip implants.
Albrecht cites other adverse reactions stemming from microchips in the
past. In one case, a struggling kitten died instantly when a microchip
was accidentally injected into its brain stem. In another, a cat was
paralyzed when an implant entered its spinal column. The implants have
been widely reported to migrate within animals' bodies, and can cause
abscesses and infection. In at least two documented cases, dogs have
developed cancerous tumors surrounding or adjacent to microchip
"Tragedies like what happened to Charlie Brown are probably more common
than we like to think," said Albrecht. "But it takes courageous people
like the Ginsbergs to come forward and talk about it."
Albrecht and the Ginsbergs are calling for a repeal of all mandatory
animal chipping laws nationwide, and for the creation of a national
registry to document adverse reactions from the chipping procedure.
"It's horrible to live in a country where your choices are being take
away and you don't get to make decisions about your family and your life
anymore," said Lori Ginsberg. "Politicians should not take away my right
to do what I thought was best for my pet."
Sunday, February 1, 2009
AS IF I DIDN'T WORRY ABOUT CHARLIE AND LOLA ENOUGH, NOW I HAVE TO KEEP THEM AWAY FROM THE Wii PLAYERS!
THE Wii REMOTE, SOMETIMES CALLED THE WiiMOTE, IS THE PRIMARY CONTROLLER FOR NINTENDO'S Wii CONSOLE. THE PICTURE SHOWN HERE SHOWS THE WRIST STRAP WHICH MUST BE WORN WHEN ANYONE PLAYS THE Wii GAMES BECAUSE APPARENTLY IT CAN GO FLYING THROUGH THE ROOM.
HERE IS A LINK TO A STORY ABOUT A LITTLE SHELTIE'S EXPERIENCE WITH THE Wii REMOTE! NOT A PRETTY STORY BUT IT HAS A HAPPY ENDING!