Wednesday, July 28, 2010


The fear of pit bulls is completely crazy to me. I have never in my life been afraid to approach any dog no matter the breed, I guess it is simply instinctual for me. I have learned through lots of trial and error that it is the dog not the breed.

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 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

Job Searching and New Hair Do's

Well since I am not going to school next year the search for a job is on! I'm interested in a job which will open my eyes to new career possibilities, but honestly if someone wanted to pay me for hanging out with my dogs and cats that would be cool too. I feel like I have been looking everywhere on the internet but nothing seems to really be catching my eye. I'm hoping for a job with kids or pets.....or really anything.

Anyways onto more interesting things, Blair is enjoying her summer in the apartment with my roommates. I recently heard that she has been trying to escape and party in the backyard, good thing she is spayed but maybe living with university girls has been a bad influence on her. For example this picture of Blair after a party of hers.....

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.

Koda is going on sunday for his very first hair cut not done by me, although I'm sure my haircuts look amazing we recently decided that we would spend the money to get him all cleaned up and brushed out...I think it was the new hardwood floors which showcase all his shedded hair is what finally made us book him an appointment. I'm sure he will have lots of fun as he is always disapointed when Sophie gets to go and he doesn't!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

When summer comes it is always hard to make sure that pets stay hyrdated and cool especially when you are travelling. I heard on the radio this morning that a woman had taken her lab out to do errands with her but then when she returned home forgot the dog in the car. Luckily for her the dog figured out how to honk the horn and honked until she came out to get him. But not every dog can do that, and cars are not good places for dogs ever during the summer.

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


I have been thinking alot about how to fit animals into my life perhaps as a career change. From the time I was little playing dogs all the time to riding and owning my own horses, watching vet shows, training shows and ASPCA shows, and learning to train my own dogs I have always loved animals. When I was 12 I bounced back and forth between wanting to be a jockey and a vet. Later in highschool I realized that I didn't really get math and didn't have the stomach for biology so being a vet was out. But even on an emotional level I wasn't really into being a vet.

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

Dogs and Boys

I love my dog Koda, he loves me when I wake up in the morning with morning breath and hair in every direction, he is obedient, he loves to snuggle, he is a great listener, and he enjoys many of the same things I do such as walking and swimming.

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

Blogging Adventures

I started blogging when I began to foster dogs in April but I have ended up moving home for the next year so I will be unable to continue fostering. I am in the midst of looking for a rescue here at home or getting back into dog walking at my local humane society and of course having more time to spend with my family's dogs as well.

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.