Evidently I have taken to stomp my foot when I want something. For example, if I am supposed to eat at 4:00 and it is 4:00:01, I will walk up to the tall guy and stomp my foot to remind him that I am starving. Also, when I need a treat. Also, when I want him to change the channel on the teevees to find something good to watch. The tall guy thinks it's quite funny, so he usually does what I ask him to do. I just think I've got him trained really well.
=== And now for the important news. As we said last time, we had a drawing for the $25.00 Amazon gift card from dogfencediy. To make it fair, the tall guy let the computer pick the winner from the commenters on my post. And the winner is:
The peoples at dogfencediy asked the tall guy if he would put up some infos about keeping safe at Halloweens. I asked him what was Halloweens and he said it was when all the scary people came and rang the doorbell and made me jump up off the couch and bark to let the tall guy know that someone was at the door so he could give them some foods so we could go back and finish watching televisions! I said "Oh, ok. I did not know that was Halloweens but now I do." He also said to remind everyone to be very careful when you were out walking on the day AFTER Halloweens because sometimes there was candy on the road and sidewalks that all the scary peoples had dropped by accident (or on purpose if it was raisins) and that sometimes I would try to eat it before he could stop me. And then he said that dogfencediy would give him a $25 Amazon gift card to give to someone. I asked him if I could have it and he said he was going to give it to someone called RANDOM who made a comment. So if you are RANDOM and make a comment below, you might get a FREE $25 Amazon gift card. That's like $40000000 in dog money! So make sure you leave a comment below, especially if you are RANDOM. He said he will do the drawing next week and let you know who wins!
Five Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs Halloween is full of spooks, monsters, and creepy crawlers, but the frights are all in good fun. Being playfully scared is a way to be entertained during the holiday, but you certainly don’t want to experience any real horror. As long as you’re safe, you’ll have a great time - and so will your dog. You keep your dog safe all year long with things like utilizing the best dog fence to keep them at home, or ensuring they eat healthfully. When Halloween rolls around, it’s important to keep up those practices and keep an eye out for a few hazards that are particular to the holiday. Keep Your Dog Indoors Leaving your dog unattended in the yard during trick-or-treating isn’t a good idea, especially if you use only an underground dog fence, which won’t prevent people from accidentally entering your dog’s territory. Dogs are often stressed by the unusual sights, sounds, and groups of people they encounter on Halloween night, so it’s best to keep them indoors, such as in a back room away from the front door. Depending on your dog’s personality, if they would be more placated with you in their line of sight, use a baby gate or indoor wireless dog fence to keep them in a nearby room but still unable to bolt out when the door opens. Be Cautious with Candy While you may want to have quick access to your candy bowl, your dog shouldn’t. Chocolate and the sugar substitute xylitol are toxic to dogs in large doses, so don’t take the risk of leaving any candy where your dog could reach it. Don’t feed your dog any candy at all, because it can fupset their stomach. If you want your dog to partake in the sweet eating fun, purchases some special Halloween dog treats just for them. Make sure your children also know to keep their candy stashes hidden in a safe place that your dog can’t reach, even if their noses lead them to it. As always, keep your vet office’s phone number handy, just in case. Don’t Decorate Dangerously If you enjoy making your house look festive for the holiday, be sure to keep your dog’s safety in mind while you place your decorations. While edible things like pumpkins and corn aren’t toxic, they often appear delicious to dogs, and they can cause other problems. Choking, intestinal blockages, and simple stomach aches are possible, so make sure pumpkins and similar items aren’t accessible. Electrical cords for light up decorations should be covered, placed up high, or otherwise concealed so your dog can’t chew on them. Lit candles should also be high enough that they can’t be accidentally knocked over by your dog. Ensure Costumes are Safe Dog costumes are absolutely adorable, but they can be hazardous if you aren’t careful. Try your dog’s costume on several times before they wear it, so they get used to it and to make sure it isn’t too tight that it restricts breathing, circulation, or movement. Small accessories like buttons should be avoided, because they are choking hazards. If you use a wired dog fence and need to remove your dog’s e-collar, don’t let them in the backyard without a leash, no matter how well-trained they are. Trick-or-Treat Responsibly If you’re taking your dog trick-or-treating, never let them off their leash, because unexpected frights can cause even the best trained dog to bolt in fear. Never remove your dog’s ID tags, and make sure your contact information is up to date on them. Because Halloween is so unusual for dogs, don’t let strangers or children get too close to your dog, because their reaction may be different if their senses are already heightened. At night, make sure your dog is wearing reflective or LED material on their costume, collar, leash, or harness. You want to make sure your dog is visible to drivers on the road. As long as you follow simple safety precautions and use common sense, your dog can enjoy Halloween as much as you do - or make it through with minimal stress, at least. Even if you have a traditional or electronic dog fence, the most important thing to remember is to keep your dog indoors whenever possible, and accompany them outside when necessary. Happy Halloween! These Halloween tips come to us thanks to the ongoing educational efforts of www.dogfencediy.com. Dog Fence DIY provides dog owners with an affordable alternative to pricey and complex dog containment solutions.
(Note from the tall guy: The people at dogfencediy are sponsoring today's post. You might have picked up on that!)
The sun has been covered up with clouds for about a week now and it has rained a little almost every day. All the leefs are falling out of the trees, except for the pine leefs. They just stick on the tree. The pine combs, however, have fallen all over the yard. One word of advice: do not try to eat the pine combs, because if you do, your mouth will soon be sorry. And I'd hate to think of what your other end would feel like if you actually DID eat one.
I was all excited because I knew I was getting something special.
The tall guy always hides his hands behind his back when he's trying to hide something from me.
First he gave me a oatmeal box.
I was hoping that it would contain jewelry or an Apple watch,
but it was just a box.
But that's ok, because I got to tear it apart,
which is really fun.
Then he gave me my actual presents. Please ignore the fact that they were wrapped in Christmas paper, because evidently I'm not good enough to get actual birthday paper and we have to just go with whatever the tall guy can find in the closet.
I'm lucky it wasn't wrapped in toilet paper.
FINALLY, I got to play with my new toys
(which I have not even destroyed yet!)
I got an elephants made out of rope
and another toy that I can pull apart
but it can be put back together.
(Please don't tell Madi, but I think it's supposed to be a cat.
We'll just pretend that it's a Frisbee with legs and a tail instead.)
The talll guy really likes the Frisbee leg-tail toy,
because when I pull it apart,
he can put it back together again.
He said it's stuck together with something called
I do not know what is VELCRO,
but evidently it's what keeps your legs and tail attached to your body.
For some reason, it turned VERY hot here a few days ago. It got so hot that I don't even want to go on a long walk. I'd rather go on a short walk and find somewhere in the shade to sit and take in the smells.
So, whoever it was that turned off the coolness,
would you please turn it back on? I will tell the tall guy to send you some money to help pay your electrisical bill!
PS: Don't forget about the Blogville Rodeo.
You still have time to send your pictures to the tall guy for the trick riding. You can get the 4-1-1 here: