Whether or not dogs should wear collars around the house can be a heated topic. Like human parents, every pet parent thinks they are doing what’s best. So let’s discuss the popular question of “should my dog wear a collar at home?” I went to my personal Facebook page to ask my dog mom and dad friends how they felt about the issue. Valuable opinions flooded my post, and now I’m going to share some insight with you! Of course, I will also be adding my personal thoughts on the matter.
It was a hot September day. I had just picked up my new rescue dog, Khloee, from the boarding facility she was abandoned at. (You can read more of that story here). I was so incredibly excited about this new ball of fluff in my life, that I just had to go show my mom! After all, Wynston had been my only dog for 2.5 years. My little Khloee was a mere 7lbs when I brought her to my mom’s for the first time at three months old. Boy was Khloee rambuncious. She was full of energy and personality. But then there was that moment. We walked into the backyard where my newly rescued fluff ball quickly discovered the pool. She also noticed the yellow ducky chlorine holder that was floating around…and then it happened. [Read more…]
I grew up terrified of dogs. My earliest memories with dogs are of my cousin being bitten by the neighbor dog and me getting chased down the street by one. Oddly enough, none of my friends had dogs when I was growing up. Since I wasn’t raised around them, the familiarity was not there. I was simply uneducated about the whole concept of dogs. Nowadays it seems like a majority of families have a pet, and most likely a dog. Of course, I believe that pets are family members. As parents, grandparents, older siblings, or whatever family role we play, we need to be teaching children about animals – how to respect them, how to treat them, and how to greet them. If we don’t teach these extremely important life lessons, it could end up in an animal abuse or bite situation. So let’s talk about it…
It’s hot outside. And I mean really hot. None of this 90 degree stuff – I’m talking 117 during the day and 100 at night. It’s brutal. Did you know that Arizona shuts down airports at 117 degrees because it’s not safe to get airplanes off the ground? Yeah, it’s that bad. Luckily the temperatures are supposed to drop to around 102 next week. YAY!