May 14th 2013 8:20 am
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Well, I don't get shook up by them but my skin people hate them. They think they hitchhike a ride on my body and jump off in the house, only to then crawl up on the skin people and try to bite them. Yesterday they found 5. It is kind of funny watching them find one, jump up and run to throw it in the toilet and then spend the next 10 minutes checking their hair.
Skin mom put some stuff between my shoulder blades to make the ticks die if they bite me. But so far they haven't found any on me, just them. She put it on outside so I spend a while rolling around on my back because that seemed to excite her, she kept running up and saying no Hoss, no. Don't rub it off. Looks like she was enjoying the game so I kept it up, anything to make her happy.
Finally the snow is gone. Bad thing is it went right into hot hot weather. I want to lie outside and enjoy the weather. But I get overheated really fast. Skin mom thought I might enjoy the sprinkler, did not. She then tried to pour water on me, didn't like that either. She is going to get me something called a kiddy pool. I don't think I will like that either.
She says she is going to make me stay in the house. What I do. When she takes me out to do my duty, I lay down on the grass and refuse to move. She pulls and tries to talk me into getting up, I become stone. I love it outside. I dug a nice big hole next to the garage and like to lie in it where it is cool. She keeps filling it up which is nice because then it is cool again when I dig it up.
I went for a walk this morning while it was cool. I love my life.
April 15th 2013 7:00 am
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We went out to Stone park to walk, I really like it out there. It has a lot of great smells. And yesterday we had a entire bus full of kids out there on a field trip.
Of course who can resist me, charming, handsome and friendly. Skin dad stopped and all the kids got to pet me and scratch my tummy. Oh heaven. I just love kids. My skin dad was pretty proud of me because I didn't jump up on any of them. I did get a few face licks in though. I am always gentle around children. Just in my nature. You have to be careful of the little ones to not hurt them. So that made my day.
I was tired after my walk. My skin mom got me a backpack so I can carry my water, treats and my bowl. She said it would help use up more energy. Boy it sure did and I felt great. So when we got home I got on my favorite bed to take a nap. Xena was in the window watching the birds.
I was sound asleep when all of a sudden Xena let out this blood curdling howl. Scared the crap out me. I leaped out of bed and tore out of the room sure a demon of some sort was loose in the room. Skin dad in the meantime was tearing into the room, sure I had murdered Xena. Like even. She may drive me crazy but I would never hurt her.
Turns out she was looking out the window and there was a strange cat in her yard. Man, talk about over-reacting Xena. You took 10 years off me. I sat by the skin dad shaking and he comforted me and gave me a treat. Sometimes I act like a chicken because skin dad can always be counted on to pop me a treat to reassure me it is OK.
I hope the strange cat doesn't come around again but I sure do not like the noise that little cat is capable of making. Wow. I never even bark and I weigh 80 pounds. She weighs 9 pounds. Silly cat.
April 4th 2013 6:59 am
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I live in the state that has the 2nd most puppy mills in the country. Iowa. I may have come from one. I don't remember. A lot of the puppies here have. There are terrible terrible places. Dogs are kept in tiny cages and get no exercise, love, good food or health care. The puppies are taken away and sold usually around 5 to 6 weeks old. Way to young to taken from mommy. They don't learn all the stuff moms teach their young pups. Plus thet weren't bred to be healthy dogs. They were bred for money.
Many of these places are in old barns or sheds. The cages are stacked on top of each other. Instead of a nice bed to lie on they are in wire cages all day. No one pets them or brushes them. If they get sick they are put down, not brought to the vet.
How can we stop this. Write your elected officials. Tell them to support The PUPS Act – S.395, H.R.847. Do it because you all love your dogs. Because this is animal cruelty at its worse. It is more wide spread then dog fighting and just as cruel. Because the pounds are full of dogs being killed everyday. Because the dogs can't do it, but we can. Please go to this site and educate yourself on puppy mills. https://www.facebook.com/IowaVotersForCompanionAnimals
How much is that puppy in the window. Really it should be at what price of that puppy in the window, in so many other dogs life. Please check out the place that you get your dog from. Please don't support puppy mills. If everyone stops getting their puppies they will stop breeding them. Write your elected officials. Save a dogs or cats life today. Because only we can.
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