We went out of town for the holidays so I’m a little behind on my videos. We went to Indiana to visit family and boy was the weather a fantastic relief from this Florida heat!
Meg knows this Florida heat all too well but she found a great dirt hole to cool off. It took her no time to get used to me and once she did, my gosh was she loving. Sometimes I think the dogs know they are being filmed and ham it up for the camera aka Ipad. She kept giving me her best angle and I couldn’t get enough of her smiling from ear to ear. 🙂
This week I spent some time with Darling, a 3 1/2 year old Terrier/American Pit Bull mix. Unfortunately, anytime someone says “Pit Bull” the first thought that pops into a person’s head is “dangerous.” I go back to what I believe and that is, it’s not the breed but how the dog was raised/treated by the owner. I hope people can put the Pit Bull stigma behind them because Darling was the sweetest and most caring dog I have had the pleasure of spending time with so far.
Darling came from Animal Services in labor and lost her babies during birth. Around that same time, Rottweiler puppies had lost their mom so calls were made to find a nursing dog for the Rottweiler puppies and because of the circumstances, Darling was available. Sadly, the Rottweiler puppies Darling was nursing died of Parvo, a highly contagious disease spread from dog to dog. Although she lost her own puppies and the Rottweiler puppies she was nursing, you would never be able to tell she suffered such loss because she’s so resilient, loving, kind and sweet as you can tell in the video. We can all learn something from Darling.
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This week at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay I had the chance to spend some time with Ruby, a 1 1/2 year old Terrier mix. It’s official.. I wanted to take her home! Our apartment would be too small for her otherwise I would jump at the chance. I’m such an affectionate person that Ruby’s hugs and kisses would never be lost on me. Her wiry hair added to her lovable character as well.
She was leading us from dog park to dog park and we were trying to figure out where she was taking us. As you see in the video, she knew exactly where she was taking us. To the coolest spot of dirt around! It was super hot outside, I wish I had my own cool spot of dirt to lay in.
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My intention with this blog is to talk all things dogs. I’m one of those people that can’t help but fawn over dogs everywhere I go. My eyes were glued to the television during the Westminster Dog Show and I couldn’t help gush over them all. It’s also the perfect setting for me to negotiate with le boyfriend as to which dog we will get in the near future. I have to say, it’s hard because I want them all! My dream is to someday have a large enough space to have a Bernese Mountain Dog, German Shorthaired Pointer, Old English Sheepdog, Bloodhound, and a Lab. Maybe a few others too but that’s a decent start. Speaking of the Bloodhound, Nathan, the Bloodhound at the Westminster Dog Show was my vote for the Best in Show. His gorgeous color and frame made him a winner in my book. Nevertheless, the title went to the wire-haired fox terrier.
By the way, I’m still in love with last years winner, Banana Joe. His son, was a contender in the competition this year. Keeping it in the family!
Banana Joe wins at Westminster (Frank Franklin II/AP) Photo courtesy of Yahoo
Who was your favorite to win the Westminster this year? Vote below!