So apperantly Max has jealousy issues, because when I pet other dogs, he just recently started growling at them, which is something he never does in any other situations.
I don’t know if it’s jealousy or signs possesiveness yet, but definitely something I have to start working on right away.
This is not a behavior I want him to ever display, we want kids in the future and who know if we’ll decide to get another dog at some point. He’s usually fine with Sushi (our cat) being pet, but I’ve noticed him trying to divert the attention to himself recently.
I am making a mental note to be more aware of this and not let him get his way.
Nail trimming went smoothly and we ended up brushing his teeth too. I usually only file the two outer nails since the two middle ones get filed on the concrete during walks. I did see that one of the middle nails got filed too short and looks like it bled earlier. Guess we should walk on grass more.
It didn’t seem to hurt or bother him in any way, but I still don’t like seeing blood on my baby.
Had really nice walkies today, a 20 minute walk in the morning and over an hour just now. Hopefully he’s tired enough to let me trim his nails without any resistance :)
When I was a kid, before my family moved to the US, I spent a good portion of my childhood helping animals. Unfortunately, in my native country, there were a lot of stray dogs and cats. I don’t even know if they had neutering programs back then at all, but if they did, no one there knew about it because all the dogs and cats were in tact.
We looked after quite a few puppy litters, made sure they had blankets, food and water and when they were old enough, we would find them homes. Same with kittens, we would go into dark, scary building basements (because that’s where cats gave birth most of the time, not too sure as to why) with flashlights and take care of the them and then would find babushkas who would take them in.
There was one dog, Lada, who was like a neighborhood dog and me, my sister and her friends always took care of her and she followed us everywhere we went. She was honestly the nicest dog ever! She had a couple of litters and we found homes for every one of her pups. Then one day, she had another litter and we brought a couple of outside puppies we had found abandoned by a hospital and she was taking care of all of them. We found a few families who were going to take in almost all of the puppies and we felt so good about it!
It was about a week before the pups went to their new homes when a man that had just moved into the neighborhood decided to call animal control. I don’t know if he hated dogs or kids more, because part of me felt like he did it just to get us upset.
Animal control doesn’t work the same way they do here, they won’t take dogs/cats to a shelter and try to give them a second chance at life, they come and they exterminate. They put down each and every one of the 8 puppies and shot the mama dog and left her there to die.
It was so heartbreaking but made me realize and understand just how much I really love animals. I can never picture my life without a pet in it, they’re so important to me and each and every one of them has altered my life in one way or another, but it’s always for the better!
Hey I’m going to post this on my dash so my dogblog followers can see and reblog to point you in the right direction. I have toooons of dog blogs I follow, I don’t want to miss any that I think would be what you’re looking for :P
So blog away my peeps— enlighten this wonderful person to the world of blogging about our beloveds!
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99% dogs, occasionally cats. Mostly agility but also getting more into obedience. Hiking and random pictures with the brats. Huzzah.
This morning, on the radio, they were talking about ISIS and how all the terrorist leaders are probably already hiding and the US won’t be able to find them. SO my genius husband came up with an idea. He said: “They should get a bunch of military corgis to sniff out and HERD the leaders into one cave and then the authorities can deal with them!”
I’m super excited about fall, because it will be Max’s FIRST fall ever! I can’t wait to run through fallen leaves with him and be able to go for much longer walks without worrying about overheating!