Friday, November 20, 2009

Creative Canine Basketball Star

How about the lab that can dribble a basketball. I saw this video recently and I have to say it was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen a dog do. And that's saying a lot. Being a former basketball player myself, I was impressed. I had a dog once that jumped and blocked my shot. But this dog in the video was simply amazing. Not only could he dribble, but he could also pass, and shoot. You have to see it to believe it. A man is dribbling a basketball and passes it to the dog. The dog is standing on its back legs. He dribbles the ball two or three times and then bats it back to the man. This little drill goes on for a minute or two and then all of a sudden, the man passes the ball behind his back and the dog catches it. Not only that, but the dog then proceeds to place the ball in a lowered basketball hoop. Yes, the dog dunks the ball. Wow. I love dogs and have always had an admiration for dogs who can do unusual tricks. This one tops the far! He must have had some good pet supplies, like some real good pet pet supplies.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Funny Cat Story

Face it. Some cats are hilarious. Then there are people with cats that are sometimes just as funny. Take this story for example. We were dressed and ready to go out for a big holiday celebration. We put our cat in the backyard and called the local taxi company and requested a cab. The cab arrived and we opened the door to leave the house. Unfortunately, our cat ran back into the house. We didn't want the cat left in the house because she always rebels when we leave her alone. My wife went out to the cab while I went inside to get the cat.

Waiting in the taxi, my wife didn't want the driver to know that the house would be empty for the night, so, she explained to the driver that I would be out shortly after saying goodbye to my mother. A few minutes later, I got into the taxi "Sorry I took so long," I said as we drove off. "That stupid thing was hiding under the bed. I had to poke her with a golf club to get her to come out! Then she tried to get away from me, so I grabbed her by the neck. She was trying to scratch me so I had to wrap her in a blanket to protect myself, but it worked. I hauled her fat butt downstairs and threw her out in the backyard!"

The cab driver almost hit a parked car.

Monday, June 22, 2009

How to Give Your Dog a Bath

By Dante Jolay

Bathing dogs is not easy if your dog happens to be a little stubborn. To make it easier, follow these five simple steps.

1. Prepare towel, dog shampoo, hair brush, and hair blower. Regular hair shampoos or dishwashing liquids have active ingredients that could damage dog's skin and fur. In choosing a shampoo, choose an ordinary dog shampoo unless your dog has ticks or other skin problems. Dog shampoos have thick consistency so it is best to dilute it with 25% to 50% water.
2. Brush dog's hair. Brushing your dog's hair is recommended before and after giving him a bath. Brushing takes away the dirt and shedding hair. This is best done before bathing since most dirt is hard to brush away when the dog's hair is wet.
3. Trick your stubborn dog into taking a bath. When all else fails, bribe your dog with treats or bring his favorite toy to lure him to the bathroom. This could take a lot of practice and patience on your part. If these tricks don't work on your canine buddy, then the other, faster option is to use a choke chain. If your dog is really big, you might consider bathing him outdoors with a hose and a helper.
4. Wet, shampoo, and rinse, rinse, rinse. Wet your dog starting from the neck then to the body and tail. Do not wet his head yet. This should be completed last. Shampoo your dog's hind legs and tail going to the body and neck. Then, wet and shampoo the head making sure that no water gets into your dog's ear. Rinse dog's fur thoroughly. If any shampoo is left on the dog's skin for a long period of time, it could cause allergies and skin irritation.
5. Pat your dog dry using a clean towel. Prepare to get wet yourself as your dog may shake off excess water. Afterward, use a hair blower to dry your dog completely. It is advisable to adjust the blower to the right temperature. Do not let the hair blower stay too close to the dog's skin as this could burn his sensitive skin.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Dog's House Rules

The House Rules
1. The dog is not allowed in the house.
2. Okay, the dog is allowed in the house, but only in certain rooms.
3. Okay, the dog is allowed in all rooms, but has to stay off the furniture.
4. The dog can get on the old furniture only, but has to stay off the new couch.
5. Okay, the dog is allowed on all the furniture, but is not allowed to sleep with the humans on the bed.
6. Fine, the dog is allowed on the bed, but only by invitation.
7. The dog can sleep on the bed whenever he wants, but not under the covers.
8. Okay, the dog can sleep under the covers by invitation only.
9. The dog can sleep under the covers every night.
10. Humans must ask permission to sleep under the covers with the dog.