Welcome to Crazy for Dogs!
Sirius of the Week for August 19-25, 2018
This week our star is Fudge, who greets us from the UK. Fudge is 5 years old
as far as anyone knows.
He hates anyone who comes to the door, even more so the postman. Fudge leaps at the door, dragging any mail in and leaving the "Fudge franking mark" in everything (that's teeth marks, lol). As for food, he'll eat whatever he can get his paws on. If you have an individual port pie, he will be your friend for life, offering help-to-it-services!
He can be frightened of his own shadow. If wind causes a door to bang, he shakes for ages. He is getting better at riding in a car -- used to keep whimpering and jumping about, but not so much any more.
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When dogs aren't sleeping, eating, or hanging out, one thing they might do is
chase cats.... See why!
Tinkerbelle, on the right, hanging out with Baby
Have you ever wondered
how much dogs sleep?
From the Crazy for Dogs mailbox: Faris is a professional artist who specializes in drawing and painting pet portaits
(as well as humans) at
Faty Art. Here is an example:
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.
T-Shirts and Sweatshirts for Dog Lovers
More styles and dog breeds here...
Say "No!" to puppy mills through
these CafePress products...
A visit from Neo (April 2001):
Labrador Beagle Mix
A visit from Alex (February 2003):
I'm sweet natured
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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
- "Blue Merle" = A type of hair coloring that consists of a blending of blue, grey, and black hairs.
- The Samoyed originated on the Artic Steppes of Siberia and were bred to be sled dogs and herders of reindeer
- Puppies only a few days old sleep a lot, and most of their sleeping periods are active -- spent jerking and twitching.
- In the 17th century, the German Short-haired Pointer was prized by German nobility and by poachers (the latter for the dogs' night-time hunting skills).
- The Peruvian Hairless is known as Caa-alleppo in the Quecha language, which means "dog without clothes."
- The stomach is a muscular pocket that holds from one quart in smaller dogs up to two gallons in big dogs.
- Dogs can't digest the whites of raw eggs.
- The healthy newborn puppy is blind, deaf, toothless, and hungry. It can drag itself around to find a teat (but it cannot walk) and it can suck.