with the weather starting to warm up and the pooches spending more and more time outside, it’s all more the reason to make sure they are safe guarded from fleas, ticks and mosquitoes
Buddy: "who moi?!"
being i kinda have a thing for sticking to the natural paths as much as possible, something inside of me wasn’t sitting right… it seemed off when i’d apply the chemical based flea and tick repellant once a month between my dog’s shoulder blades. what is IN this stuff? why do i have to limit MY physical contact to it if i’m putting it right onto MY own dog’s skin?!
Lexi: "you're putting THAT on me?!" lovin' the stoic face!
hearing about ‘Natural Defense’ by SENTRY came at the right time! my SIL has been using it on her dachshund for a while now and couldn’t speak more highly about it. what’s there to not like?
it’s naturally derived from plant based oils
it smells good AND prevents fleas, ticks and mosquitoes for a month!
it still leaves a bit of an oily slick on their back for a while, like the chemical based one, but i’ve figured out a way around this! put an old t-shirt on your pooch until the oils soak in
he may not look pleased, but he secretly loves the t-shirt!
as for deterring a certain someone from stealing the socks from the hamper… maybe there’s another natural remedy out there on the market?!
caught red handed
this news hit a soft spot for me…
Ranae and Jr. Biggs went to the store to get dog food last week. In the short time they were gone an electrical fire started in their bedroom. They came home to hear the fire alarm ringing and in a panic to save their five rescued pit bulls who were inside. These loved ambassadors in their community were not just pets to the Biggs, but their kids and their family, as they were unable to have children of their own.
All of the dogs were pulled out of the house, but after the fire department tried doing CPR it was soon realized they were all gone due to smoke inhalation. Not only did Renae and Jr lose their five kids and their home, but precious family heirlooms and cash and money orders that were being saved for surgeries planned this week.
A Facebook and ChipIn page has been put together with updates and donation possibilities.
Even a little prayer can do some miraculous wonders.
The family is also selling Pet Safety Alert Pet Alert Window Decals (2 Pack for $5.00 each) to help raise funds. The decals were donated so all money collected will go the family. Email Save.the.APBT@Gmail.com to order.
Pets kept safely in their crates or gated off in a room don’t have the ability to run out of the house when the fire alarm starts going off, give the fire fighters a chance to save their lives by letting them know they are inside.
And keep this around for the just in case moments:
friday’s funnies brought to you by photographer Seth Casteel
he’s donated hundreds of hours of his time and over $20,000 to help save the lives of countless animals
here’s a lil sneak at his ‘underwater ball catching’ collection… makes me start day dreaming about the summertime :0)
check out his full gallery at littlefriendsphoto.com
i’ll admit, i’m an animal person, not really a cat person though
but when i saw this post go up over at The Meta Picture, i couldn’t resist passing this one on!
putting faces with a font is so crafty
check out the rest of the gallery HERE