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Sirius of the Week
Grendel is a standard long-haired dachshund.
His enormous amount of dignity has always made him seem
a little aloof and stand-offish, but he's still an amiable dog for
the most part. He's becoming a bit of a Grumpy Old Man as he ages :-)
He *LOVES* to shred
things -- toys, clothes, paper products of all sorts, anything
he can get his teeth on. Squeaky dog toys last about 30 seconds with him.
The only toy he's never been able to destroy is a Booda Bone,
which is essentially just a hunk of thick rope with a knot
at either end.
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Tinkerbelle, on the right, hanging out with Baby
When dogs aren't sleeping, destroying toys, or hanging out, what is something else they might do? Indeed,
why do dogs chase cats?"
Have you ever wondered
how much dogs sleep?
Beware of Internet Puppy Scams: Unfortunately, unscrupulous people have been sending emails offering to sell pedigree puppies (bulldogs, pugs, and others). Similar phony websites are also on the web. These emails and websites are fake. They are designed to cheat you out of your money either by never sending you the puppy or by sending you a different dog from what you paid for. Your best bet: If you want a purebred, contact a local breed-specific rescue group. Or if you just want a new best friend, save a life from your local animal pound.
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A visit from Rudy (March 2000):
I'll even eat paper
A visit from Bronson (January 2002):
I can be sassy
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Dear site visitors: If your dog ever has a medical problem or emergency,
PLEASE take him/her to the veterinarian right away. Professional help should
always be your first choice and should be made without delay.
The friend you've been waiting for is at your local animal shelter.
No more homeless pets! Adopt a shelter pet. Get started by
IMPORTANT! If you haven't had your dog checked for heartworms, call your
veterinarian and make an appointment today! Heartworms are fatal -- but can
be easily prevented. Do your dog -- and yourself -- a kindness... have your dog
checked right away.
It appears that dogs can develop renal failure from
eating grapes and raisins. So, to be on the safe side, do not give your
dog grapes or raisins as treats. You can read more at these links:
And from the ASPCA, regarding hazardous foods in general:
Foods That Are Hazardous to Dogs. Woof Wise also has an article about
dangerous household items.
Animal Poison Control 24-hour hotline: 1-888-426-4435
Please consider donating to help animals. There are many good organizations, but here are two:
ASPCA -- 1-800-628-0028
Humane Society of the United States -- 1-866-720-2676
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Some Dog Facts
- Of the over 100 breeds recognized by the AKC, only 8 originate in the United States.
- The Samoyed originated on the Artic Steppes of Siberia and were bred to be sled dogs and herders of reindeer
- The most popular signal a dog uses for play is the "play-bow", in which the dog lowers its front half, while keeping its rear end high in the air.
- "Setter" = A type of dog that has long hair and that freezes when it spots game, only moving when commanded to flush out the game.
- Dogs need about half the protein that cats do, so do not feed cat food to a dog.
- At about three weeks a puppy learns how to lap liquid. They have to learn it for themselves -- lapping cannot be taught.
- "Canines" = Pointed molars in the upper and in the lower jaws.
- "Dew-claw" = An extra toe on the inside of the leg that is often, but not always, removed.