It’s a Jungle in Here

Living with animals

Going away on vacation January 6, 2008

Since the holiday season has just passed and more vacations are coming up…slower than they should be…I believe it is time to talk about what to do with your pets when you go on vacation. Of course, the ideal situation would be to take your pet with you. Maybe you own a house somewhere, so are able to do that. Or maybe you’re really cool and go to hotels where pets are allowed. Having trouble finding a pet hotel, sitter, or kennel? Use the link below:

http://www.petswelcome.com/

If those options aren’t available to you, what do you do? What my family used to do is we would hire a trusted neighbor who wasn’t going on vacation to come to our house three or four times a day. They would feed, take out, and play with them and in return they would be payed well. This was the perfect situation until we found a better one. Our breeder whom we got our puppy from takes care of a certain amount of dogs whose owners have gone away at a time. We reserve our spot and, like magic, our puppy becomes a part of a humongous happy dog family. She almost didn’t want to leave!

The point of this article: most kennels do not treat dogs as well as they could. Dogs feel lonely and anxious and can harm themselves by chewing on their legs, butts, etc. When you go on vacation, your pet deserves to go on vacation, too!

 

More Living with Puppy December 16, 2007

Since the last time I posted all of the things I enjoy about my puppy I thought I would continue. I believe people enjoy reading this because it helps them relate to their own pets and makes them realize how wonderful they are. If you can not realize that, then you need to spend more time with your pets.

More reasons why I love my puppy:

How she has officially reserved a place on the couch. You must move from it or you will become part of the couch.

The way she always manages to get water all over the floor from her bowl even if she has only drunk two sips.

The way she growls at me when I come from downstairs with a towel on my head because at first she doesn’t recognize me.

How she chases my snowballs and gives them a good long look when they splatter on the ground before running back to do it again.

How she can always manage to get her way into the bathroom when you’re going…not always the best.

How she will sometimes will be running around and suddenly stop and look at one point in the room fixedly for a long period of time. The spot is usually the one by the kitchen table that my deceased dog always sat at. I think that my old dog is there, watching her.

How she always manages to eat dirt even if there is a foot of snow covering everything.

How she talks to you when you are cooking by moaning, making throaty noises, etc.

As you can see I love my puppy very much and spend a lot of time with her. It is crucial for you to spend time with your pet, especially when they are in their developmental stage. Animals are just like people and have to be shown love to love back.