Archive for Nov 2007

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Doggie Massage

November 14, 2007

I just found out that someone in town is offering doggie massage! Massage is a great way to help dogs recover after an injury.

Massage can:

  1. Increase circulation,
  2. Decrease pain, soreness and stiffness,
  3. Restore supple muscle tone,
  4. Improve muscle function,
  5. Increase flexibility and range of motion,
  6. Expediate removal of wastes and toxins, and
  7. Stimulate the immune system.

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Massage is beneficial for:

  1. Structural imbalance or poor conformation
  2. Orthopedic diseases
  3. Sports injuries
  4. Arthritis
  5. Hind quarter weakness
  6. Aging and inactivity
  7. Post-operative healing

Veronica Kloiber is a registered massage therapist who also puts her talents to work on dogs. For more information give her a call at 634-8078 or stop by the daycare to pick up a brochure.

Next week I’ll post some information on t-touch, which is another healing technique that is being used on dogs more and more.

New Doggies

November 14, 2007

What a time for the camera to die. We had 4 new dogs yesterday and 1 today (so far anyway!). And I can’t share their pictures with you. It makes me sad. I bundled up my camera and mailed it off to Canon today for it to be fixed – hopefully! It should arrive tomorrow. I hope they can fix it quick! I’m already in withdrawal and it has been less than 24 hours. I’ll have to dig through old pictures so you guys don’t get bored!

Slobber Factory

November 13, 2007

 Slobber Factory

This is Atlas. Isn’t he a beauty? That is, if you can ignore all the slobber. Poor Kinsey, she was his favorite and she is wet….soaked actually. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any photos of her condition before the camera died but I have posted one of Coulee to give you an idea – she is nowhere close to as wet as Kinsey.

 Slobber Factory

And speaking of the camera, all may not be lost. I talked to Canon directly and the place the camera was originally purchased was a legitimate dealer. So I am going to send it in to Canon to see if they can fix it. I’m very happy. The Canon guy thinks the serial number may just have been worn off. icon smile Slobber Factory

Sad, Sad Day

November 13, 2007

My camera has died. Dead beyond recovery. Not because it is broken beyond repair but because no one will fix it. Apparently it is from the “black” or “grey” market. i.e. Despite it’s good looks, and good pictures, my Canon Digital Rebel, isn’t really a Canon. It is a no-name knock-off. So Canon can’t fix it because it isn’t theirs. icon sad Sad, Sad Day I’m really sad. We literally take more than 100 pictures a day. I bought the camera off a friend who I am sure had no idea they had been scammed. I need to go home and see if I can find the original receipt but even if I do, it is buyer beware. So even if it was bought at a legitimate store, I’m out of luck. So if you are buying electronics this Christmas, be sure to look for a serial number – they should all have one.

It’s the Ears

November 12, 2007

 Its the Ears

You gotta love Jasper. Hi is bubbly, he is friendly, and he has the cutest ears! Not to mention the little wrinkles on is forhead. icon smile Its the Ears

 Its the Ears
 Its the Ears

Only a Slight Obsession

November 10, 2007

Tinbie was only a little obsessed with Nypsy the other day. Well maybe that is a little bit of an understatement as she was soaked with slobber from all the kisses he gave her!

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Jack in the Box

November 8, 2007

Jack is almost never still. It is a very rare moment when he is. He has the most energy of any dog I’ve ever seen. He is constantly in motion and usually in vertical motion. I think he was very aptly named!

 Jack in the Box

Toy Trial

November 8, 2007

Yesterday, we did a toy trial. Under very closely supervised conditions, we brought out some low value toys (things without squeakers or fluff) and they had lots of fun! There were a few dogs that started to show some needs to guard and they just got a time out. When they came back, they had learned their lesson. It is amazing what a time out can do!

Perkins had a frustrating time trying to pick up the frisbee. He finally decided that it wasn’t meant to be carried, it was meant to be stood on!

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Young Pups

November 6, 2007

We seem to be meeting lots of new young pups lately. Much to our delight!

First there was Neena. Who is looking for a home by the way… Visit the Prairie Dog Canine Rescue site to find out more.

 Young Pups

Then came Roxy, a young flat coat retriever…

 Young Pups

And now Miikka, one of our dog walking clients, just had her first litter of pups! She had 7 cute and adorable puppies just yesterday. I can’t wait to meet them all.

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Centre of Attention

November 1, 2007

 Centre of Attention

D.O.G. is the perfect dog at the daycare:

 Centre of Attention

  1. He is wild and crazy so he never stands still.
  2. He will play with anybody, yet if they don’t want to play with him, he doesn’t push them.
  3. He doesn’t bark very much (I can’t actually remember if I’ve heard him bark at all).
  4. He will race around so everyone will chase him and this doesn’t scare him. Some dogs get the “zoomies” and will start racing around and to their horror, all the other dogs think this is great fun so they get in on the chase. Not so with D.O.G. When he starts to run and everyone follows, he is in his glory!

 Centre of Attention

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