Archive for Dec 2008

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Holiday Closure

December 23, 2008

The daycare will be closed from Wednesday, Dec 24 until Monday, January 5 (we re-open on the 5th). We won’t be blogging during this time either.

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year!

Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas from all of us at Paws on the Run!

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And the Winner Is…

December 22, 2008

… Angus!

 And the Winner Is...

Angus is the lucky pup to go home with all the stuffed toys from West Paw Design. Congratulations Angus!

Snuggly

December 19, 2008

 Snuggly

This is what I hope to be doing this weekend.

 Snuggly

Happy Friday!

Wrinkles

December 18, 2008

It will be a sad day when Samantha grows into her wrinkles. I just love her forehead.

 Wrinkles

Burning Off Steam

December 17, 2008

 Burning Off Steam

The dogs were all a little wild this morning, and we knew it was time to let them race around in the big area in the back. We were probably out there for about 5 minutes before my fingers froze but the dogs took full advantage of the wide open space run around at full speeds.

 Burning Off Steam
 Burning Off Steam

This Weekend Only

December 16, 2008

Seeing as the daycare is full for the week and the weather isn’t going to warm up for the weekend, I thought we would have Indoor Dog Park on Saturday AND Sunday this weekend from 11-1. I hope to see you there!

Toture

December 15, 2008

Nothing seems harder for the dogs than standing politely at the gate waiting to go out. We practice this several times a day so that at the end of the day, when we need one particular dog to come out, and the rest to stay in, it goes smoothly. That is the theory anyway!

 Toture

Getting Cold

December 12, 2008

 Getting Cold

As I’m sure you all know, it is going to be a cold, cold weekend so we thought we’d share a few safety tips for your dogs in the cold.

  1. If it is too cold for you, it is too cold for them. They might have fur but you have long underwear, a down jacket, a wool hat and big mittens.
  2. If you have a short haired dog, big or little, they probably would appreciate a sweater. Yes, seeing a great dane walking down the street in a sweater would probably turn a few heads, but if you have a great dane you are probably already used to attracting attention.
  3. If you notice your dog lifting their feet when out on a walk, keep an eye on them. It is common for this to happen at the start of the walk as they get used to the cold pavement but if they don’t stop doing it after a minute or two you should probably head home. If you notice discolouration on your dog’s feet after a walk, call your vet – they may have frostbite.
  4. Puppies and older dogs don’t cope as well with the cold so keep this in mind and make your walks shorter than usual.
  5. If your walks aren’t providing enough exercise, try some mental exercise – teach your dog a new trick, practice obedience or send your dog on a scavenger hunt. For the scavenger hunt, put your dog in one room while you run around the house placing treats in easy to reach places. When you let your dog out into the rest of the house, it won’t take them long to discover that there are goodies to be found.

And don’t forget, we have indoor dog park on Sundays from 11-1. It should be a busy one this weekend!

 Getting Cold

Mimi Green

December 10, 2008

The collars and leashes from Mimi Green have finally arrived and they were definitely worth the wait! Mimi Green

I tried hard to photograph them to show how gorgeous they were but none of the photos did them justice. You’ll just have to come down and see for yourself. They are all handmade and each one is slightly different.

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