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Dog, You Shall Not Pass Cat!

The following video is one of the best I’ve seen, showing the cowardice of dogs to cats’ existence.  Don’t get me wrong – I love dogs, too – I used to have dogs in my life as well as cats – a long time ago.

Click and enjoy and laugh.

 

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An Unusual Pet Family

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Today’s post is not about my three cats.  It’s about a young Brazilian man who has accumulated his pet family which consists of one golden retriever, one hamster and eight birds.  The absolutely star of…

Dog Racing in Florida

Information about dog racing in the city of Miami and other parts of the state of Florida. Approximately thirty percent of the greyhound racing track in the United States are located in the state of Florida.”

The above quote prefaces the list of dog racing events and activities in the Miami area:  racing tracks and associations, etc.  Included in the list is a link to a website for the Florida Greyhound Association which represents breeders, owners, kennel operators, etc. and they are represented by a lobbying group in Tallahassee.

This is what happens when things go right.

This is what happens when things go right.

In fairness, there are some tracks that do show they care about the dogs.

This is what happens when things go wrong.

This is what happens when things go wrong.

On the other side of the coin, is a coalition of animal advocates, which just recently announced that it’s forming a political action committee called, “Committee to Protect Dogs,” which has as its purpose, to place on the ballot, reforms and a phasing out of greyhound racing in Florida.

There is also an advocacy group called, “Grey2K USA.”

“Greyhound racing in [Florida] is regulated by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.  In May 2013, GREY2K USA lobbied successfully for an animal welfare rule that contained several greyhound provisions and required that all greyhound deaths that occur at track facilities be reported.  Florida remains one of two states, along with Alabama, where greyhound injury reporting is not mandated.”

In today’s Sun-Sentinel, reporter Dan Sweeney posted his article, “Tougher Rules Sought For Racing Industry.”  The advocacy groups are slowly, surely, lobbying for better racing conditions and better holdings areas, and for the reporting of not only deaths, but also for injuries that befall these mistreated dogs.  Treating injuries means expenditures; killing the injured dogs is a viable option with some owners and trainers.

The best fulfillment of the advocacy would be for the dog racing to end; however, given the ingrained mentality of gambling and racing in general, here in Florida, this is not likely for the time being.  The gambling and racing enthusiasts and the tourism trade probably would not make it doable at this time.  The only possibility, as I see it right now, is for better and humane treatment, until there is a turnaround, and the dog racing institution will be closed down.

[Dog racing images are from bingdotcom]

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Dog and Dolphin Friendship

This morning, I found a delightful video of two unlikely friends:  a friendly pooch and a fascinating porpoise in the ocean.  The porpoise saves the dog’s life more than once.

It’s a lovely, sunny, blue-skyed day here in South Florida, and this video added, in my mind, some of those small, puffy clouds I love, topping off the morning for me.

Very well done.  You will enjoy it.

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Are You Ready To Be Awakened?

Unwanted wake-uppers!! Great sound track, too. You can’t help smiling. 🙂

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I found a cute video.  It shows cats and dogs, birds and cats, etc.  They are trying to wake each other up – sometimes successfully; many times, not.  If you’re ready for some smiles and chuckles, watch this, and by the way, have a nice day:

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Cats ARE Smarter Than Dogs ….. See Below:

This is fun – maybe not for the dogs, though!

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Well, we’ve heard it before, many times, and dog owners will always protest that their dogs are the smartest and much smarter than cats.

If you click on the video’s arrow below, you will witness the proof positive.  CATS RULE!!

Now, dog owners, what do you have to say about that?  Comments from cat guardians are also welcomed!

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Out Of The Mouths Of Babes…

 

A shared article on my Facebook page touched me so deeply, that I had to share it with my WordPress readers:

A Dog’s Purpose?
(according to a 6-year-old).

Boy with Wolfhound

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa , and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker ‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said,”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The Six-year-old continued,

”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

  • Live simply.
  • Love generously.
  • Care deeply.
  • Speak kindly.
  • Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  • Take naps.
  • Stretch before rising.
  • Run, romp, and play daily.
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  • On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.\
  • When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • Be loyal.
  • Never pretend to be something you’re not.
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good.  So, love the people who treat you right.  Think good thoughts for the ones who don’t.  Life is too short to be anything but happy.  Falling down is part of LIFE…Getting back up is LIVING…

~ Source: Ultima National Resources, LLC

Dog Organizational Ladder

You may be aware that I am an advocate for all animals (not only cats).  I came across the following relief to the seriousness of advocating.  It is a funny and clever supposition of corporations run by dogs.

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Smile – life is too short not to!!

If this brightened your day
Don’t let it stop here
Pass it on with a smile
Keep spreading the Cheer.
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…have a GREAT Day!!!

A Nice Change Of Pace For Today – The Last of the Dog Babysitters

I hope you viewed the first and second of the series.  This is the last one, and I sure hope you enjoy these precious photos as much as I have!

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Protectors Of Our Babies

Here’s some more doggie baby-sitters:  They are so patient.  Enjoy!

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