Sunday, April 29, 2012

walking zombies 2012

Mother, Max, V and I did something today we've never done before. The 2012 Arthritis Walk. 
                     the lovely Jen, whom organizes the Walking Zombies group ever year, battles Rheumatoid arthritis daily.

                                                                   mom playing (?) zombie.
We'd like to take this opportunity to invite anyone in the area to the event next year, and think all the nice sponsors who make the walk possible.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

saterday blog hop


Escondido CA Renaissance Faire

This was V’s first faire and he really did love it. It’s a lovely faire held in the beautiful Felicita Park. home of the Escondido Ren Faire   not only is it family fun but it’s a very dog friendly environment and a big suggestion from me to anyone looking for something unique to do with there dog.

V looking quite hansom with his new braided lead and bandana.

 Max looking like like the princess he is.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

big box store groomer horrors

I groom all of my own dogs, including my mother’s standard poodle Max at home.
I try my best and learn what I can from books, and instructors.
There are no good groomers locally that are within my price range, and I refused to trust the big box stores. I’ve always heard the horror stories of them but never before yesterday saw it in person.

Sitting in the waiting room at my Vet, puppy shots for V, A couple came in frantic with their Aussy.
The 13 year old dog had just come from a big box store groomer and his hind legs where no longer working. The dog had no feeling at all from behind. I spoke briefly with the owners before the Vet admitted them. They had questioned the groomer who had admitted the dog did ’squirm too much and jumped off the table once, but was only tired’ that’s why it couldn’t walk.
I kid you not.
I felt horrible for the couple and don’t know the outcome of the Aussy because I left shortly after that.

I like to keep my bloging upbeat but sometimes the gray shadows overcast the good.

I warn anyone who reads this, who takes their dogs to groomers, please. Please. Make sure they are reliable. These are our furry children, they are our loves. You wouldn’t send your two legged kids somewhere they might be hurt, don’t do so to your furry ones.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Paw Pals -April

The Black and White dogs didn’t get a package this time around, but we did send one out and wow! That was such an incredible joy!

Suzanne, Baron and Henry where a blast to shop for and I’ve heard love there treats!

the goods!

                                                               This is Henry eyeballing the goods.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

a little bit of fail



I’ve been so busy with the dogs and especially training V so that he grows up right that I’d almost forgotten I have a blog to document it all in.
If nothing else I should try and put more pictures up here.

In the mean time V’s grown like a weed.
Here’s him and Eve at Pismo Beach on the 5th.