Saturday, 24 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Having fun

Sadly we will not have a white Christmas this year but this dog is having fun.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Koko, another Australian

This is my friend M's little Australian Shepherd called Koko.  That's what Ozzy must have looked like when he was a puppy.  Koko is still with her mother and will arrive at my friend's house on January 3rd when she will be 9 weeks old.  Exciting!  Koko will not be alone because there is Vichy another Australian who is 7 years old.  I cannot wait to walk with Vichy and Koko and look forward to seeing how they all get along.  I think it will be fine.     

Monday, 12 December 2011

To name but a few

Banfield has 700 pet hospitals in the US and has just released the dog names list of 2011. 

Females: Bella, Daisy, Lucy, Molly, Coco, Chloe, Maggie, Sadie, Princess, Sophie, Lola, Sasha, Ginger.

Males: Max, Buddy, Bailey, Charlie, Rocky, Lucky, Roxy, Jack, Harley, Toby, Bear, Jake.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

I want to be alone!

I need my own space!

As a dog owner you have to meet your dog’s basic needs to ensure health and happiness.  Whilst owning a dog is a responsibility, it is not a chore.

Here are some basics to provide:

-A healthy and balanced diet.  Choose a quality diet.
-Provide a good home. Dogs are pack animals – they are part of the family and should not be excluded.
-Keep your dog healthy with regular exercise.
-A dog needs his own space: a corner in your kitchen or sitting room or under the stairs.  A basket, a cushion, a blanket will do fine.
-Go to the vet regularly.  Dogs can have worms, fleas, ear infections without us being aware of them. 
-Every dog needs basic grooming.  Some more than others. 
-Dogs thrive on structure and discipline, and training is paramount to your dog’s quality of life.

It is important to maintain a close bond with your dog.  He knows you better than anybody else.  He watches you constantly and observes your every move.