Some Common Foods Can Be Hazardous to Our 4-Legged Friends
A few years ago after the Easter holiday, our basset hound, Bernie, grabbed half of a 5 pound ham from the kitchen counter. With those short legs, you might wonder how he managed that, but he did. Hearing a plate hit the floor, I came to investigate only to confront him with the whole thing clamped tightly between his teeth and the chase was on. He led me in circles around the house until I finally cornered him. His prize was not given up easily. His teeth were firmly lodged in the ham and a tug of war ensued. He was determined to keep it, but I was more determined to take it away.
I didn’t think it would be possible, but I’ve fallen in love with another guy. His name is Chester. He has silver and blonde hair, weighs 8 ½ pounds, and has more energy than I know what to do with. He is my 1 year old Yorkie. In December, my husband and I had to have our 17 ½ year old Yorkie, Ollie, put to sleep. I didn’t think I would be able to love a dog as much as I did that little 4 ½ pound bundle of fur.
Have you been looking for a pet that’s truly non-allergenic, doesn’t shed, never makes a mess, and is not expensive to feed? Look no further than your yarn basket. You can knit the perfect pet. Once you see these adorable patterns, you will need two pets or three...or six!
Have you been thinking of adding a new pet to your family? If so, think rescue. Midwest Animal Res-Q is a licensed foster home based rescue whose main objective is to save as many pets as possible. These wonderful people give these pets a temporary home until they can find them a forever home.
I know that many of us make New Year's resolutions to lose weight. I also know that right about now those resolutions are quickly becoming a thing of the past. During the month of January, I usually think about the resolution to lose weight, look at the weather, and then cancel my plans for a walk. Well, this year I am going to be better because I have an overweight pet.
Dogs, fish, hamsters, turtles, birds, and cats…all of these animals we call pets. If you love your pet(s) the way I love mine, you love them every day. But on Monday, February 20th, you need to give your pet special love because it’s Love Your Pet Day. So, throw Frosty (or Adam or Austin) an extra bone and a little extra attention! They deserve it!