Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Growing up I had a Yorkie who was attacked by a German Shepherd for no apparent reason other than territorial agression, but that didn't stop me from loving the German Shepherd breed nor my parents from getting another Yorkie and later our own German Shepherd. I was also babysat by a woman who owned two Rotties, one of whom allowed me to climb all over her and pretend that I was her puppy. Currently the most dangerous of all my pets is Sophie another Yorkie who's first reaction to everything is to snarl and snap. Proving that agression is clearly the dog not the breed.
While looking for dog fostering information I came across the Dog Foster Mom blog at dogfostermom.com. She has a Pit Bull mix foster puppy named Ziggy whom I have fallen in love with. If only Ontario didn't have a government who gives into fear control through the media, I could give him a home. Upon finding her website and falling in love with Ziggy I began to research Ontario's Pit Bull ban more thoroughly. After reading the official documents and visiting several different rescue and information sites I have to say that it really doesn't seem to fair to ban Pit Bulls.
Perhaps other ways of controlling dog bites would be to make all dogs over 50 pounds wear muzzles when out in public, to make owners register all pets and take a Good Canine class with them no matter the size, and further holding the owner completely responsible for anything their pet does with possible jail time or severe fines.
Surely a better solution is out there for Pit Bulls
Friday, July 23, 2010
I recently visited my Dad's family and played with my Portugese Water Dog Indy who loves swimming in the pool and occasionally trying to save people. We had a great weekend swimming in the pool and playing fetch, as well as going on walks. I will post pictures as soon as I get them uploaded.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
At home we have a pool that is great for cooling us off and Koda likes to swim in the nearby swamp, and Sophie loves being in the house with the air conditioning. She even sleeps under blankets!
We love to go camping so we always try to find spots that Koda and Sophie can be under a tree and near water to go swimming. Although Sophie isn't too keen on the swimming she will tolerate being wetted. Koda on the other hand lays in the water and drinks it up.
Whenever it gets hot outside, make sure that you provide lots of water and shade for your pets, it is the best thing you can do for them!
Monday, July 12, 2010
This year I'm taking a year off of school to decide whether a career change is in need. I love children as well and am looking into different careers with them ECE being high on my list since I enjoy working with younger children. My mind set on animals has changed to wanting to help them in a different way through rescue. If anyone has any ideas about rescue as a potential career let me know.
Friday, July 9, 2010
The older I get the more I realize that the qualities in my dog are some of the same ones I'm looking for in a future partner except maybe with better hygiene! My parents say I'm crazy but honestly the more people I meet the more I like my dog.
Does anyone else ever think the same thing?
Thursday, July 8, 2010
My cat Blair will probably be coming back home to live with my Grandma soon enough but currently she is still living with my roommates who arn't too keen on having her leave. She is still as crazy bad as ever but all this Ontario heat is really getting to her, she is much more content to sleep on the floor then get into trouble.
As for blogging I have really come to love it and like checking out everyone's dog and cat blogs. I think that this blog really captures what I wanted in a blog, the ability to blog about whatever is on my mind (usually about animals). It allows me to blog about my pets at home, the irrationality of BSL, animal training, and etc.
I hope that anyone who followed my other blogs will also follow this one and find as much enjoyment here.