Tuesday, November 30, 2010

VBSPCA Christmas video

A short video from the VBSPCA where my folks volunteer.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Keeping Pets Safe during the Howl-a-daze

The Howl-a-daze are upon us! Here are a few ways to keep the furry members of your family safe, happy, and healthy through the New Year.
- Anchor the Christmas tree to the wall or ceiling.Kitty likes to climb trees and I like to explore.
- Do not put aspirin, sugar or any chemicals in the Christmas tree water.  It can make us sick.
- Keep all extra cords and plugs hidden or out of our reach. Pretty self-explanatory (remember that curiosity killed the cat).
- Please put your ornaments and other decorations higher up on the tree. I just love balls and kitty loves shiny stuff like tinsel.
- Do not put food gifts under the tree. We love summer sausage and cheese. Chocolate can be toxic to dogs. And fruitcake possibly has raisins or certain nuts…..also poisonous to us. Baked goods, candy, and gum can be sweetened by xylitol, which can lead to liver failure (just in case: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 888. 426.4435).
- Keep pretty Holiday plants out of reach. Holly, mistletoe, poinsettias, and lilies can cause health problems if we eat them.
- Burn candles out of reach and keep fireplace screens closed.
- Please, please maintain our daily feeding and exercise schedule!
- Holiday guests and activities can be stressful to us. Be sure to reserve a place in our house so we can have some quiet time, away from the hustle and bustle and the jingling of bells.
- And, please make sure we are wearing a current id tag, just in case we become separated from you somehow. We love you!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Game Day at our house

Today is game day. Mom and Dad put on these very bright shirts and yell at the tv all day.  A LOT! We knew something was going on because we had our long walk very early, just after breakfast. Now they are eating doritos and drinking beer. I hope I can find a quiet place and find some peace. It's going to be a very long day.
From Iris: Ivy should check out my crate. Mom just put a clean doggie blanket in there....very cozy. I kind of like game day. They let me on the sofa if I get whiney or needy. GO HOKIES!!