Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Story About a Dog Who Plays Connect Four

Becky Jewsbury, from North Wales, owns the dog and they play the game together.  

Becky explains that as a puppy Alexis was full of energy and wanted to play all the time.

So Alexis was an eager learner especially as she received a treat every time she got it right

Alexis The Clever Collie 

Watch Alexis a Border Collie Play the Connect Four Game


Monday, May 1, 2017

Two Dogs fall off a cliff and survive!

Here is a good news story about two dogs who fell off a 70 foot cliff in Cornwall in the UK and got up running.

Bomber and Blitz were out have a good time with there owners on holiday in Cornwall.  
They had been walking on the cliffs at Porthleven and then Blitz decided he wanted a rest.  

The border collie sat down on the grass beside the edge of the cliff.  Bomber,  decided he still wanted to play.  So the Springer Spaniel ran up to Blitz too quickly and they both went flying over the edge of the cliff. 

Their owner said, 

'I had my back turned when it happened.
I was just about to take a picture and then I heard a load of commotion.
I turned round and could only look down, my heart was in my throat. We saw that Bomber jumped up straight away and ran off.Blitz stayed there for a couple of seconds and then got up. 'We found a little path down to where they were, I couldn’t believe what had happened.'
Bomber and Blitz

The dogs were taken straight to the vet but both were fine.  They had a very luck escape.  

I often see dogs out with their owners who are too close to  the edge of cliffs and mountains.  

But luckily for these two family dogs, Bomber and Blitz both survived their fall with no injuries accept shock.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A sad dog story that ends in a happy life for two disabled dogs; Eve and Dillon

Two dogs who found each other and became great friends

Eve was found abandoned on Christmas Eve when she was a nine week old puppy. 

She was in a bad way as it had been snowing hard. 
She was freezing to death. She did recover but is deaf and only has one working eye. 
She ended up at the Marley's Mutts Dogs Shelter. 

She is eleven months old but found it hard to socialise with the other dogs due to her loss of hearing and limited sight.

But when another disabled dog was also handed in to the Dog Shelter life became so much better for Eve

Dillon is two years old. He is blind and his owner put him in boarding kennels but did not come back to retrieve him. Dillon was then passed on to the shelter a few weeks ago.
When the dogs met they formed a bond instantly.
They use each others available senses to get around and have both grown in confidence. They became inseparable very quickly.

The staff at the dog shelter were hoping the dogs could be adopted together.
They were not optimistic though because both are cross breeds and large dogs.
Then there were the disabilities to consider too.

They have a Facebook Page where they have photos and the stories of each dog that is available for adoption. Eve had already been on the Facebook Page for a while and a potential new owner had come to visit the shelter to see her. When she saw how the two dogs were together and the love they had for each other she did not have the heart to separate them.

So now both Eve and Dillon have found a loving home and an eleven year old pal too

Both these dogs had a very sad and cruel start in life.
But they found each other just in time to become part of a family

Eve and Dillon happy in their new home together  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Here is a great story about an English Bull Terrier called Nellie.

Nellie the English Bull Terrier who digs up truffles in her back garden.

Nellie the English Bull Terrier is owned by a couple in the UK and has been digging up their garden since 2007.

The owners were at first annoyed until they realized what she was looking for.

She was finding and digging up truffles. 

Black Autumn Truffles to be precise lol.

It is great to hear a nice story about this breed of dog.

English Bull Terriers make wonderful pets.

My belief is that if you treat your dogs with respect and kindness they will be loving and gentle pets.

Truffles are extremely hard to come by and almost unheard of in the UK.

The owners make around £1000 a year by selling the truffles and say it pays for some of the upkeep of their much loved family dog.

For the full story and some more wonderful photos of Nellie the English Bull Terrier with a nose for truffles click the news story link below.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A heart warming story of a dog left abandoned but saved

This is the video story of a pit bull dog who was abandoned and left to die.
He was rescued by the dog charity who drove three hours to get to him.
He was scared and sick.
They approached very slowly until they gained the dog's trust.
We see how his health progresses after one week, then two weeks until he is fully healthy at ten weeks.
We also see Gideon as they called him transform into a happy and playful dog.
He is now up for adoption.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The smallest dog in the world Boo Boo is about to lose its Guinness World Record Title

Beyonce is the smallest dog in the world
The chihuahua Boo Boo is officially the smallest dog in the world.

But at 4 inches tall it is soon to be beaten in the Guinness World Book of Records.

A new puppy was born two weeks ago that weighed one ounce.  She has been call BeyoncĂ© after the singer because her carers have said she is a survivor just like the song.

The puppy's mother, a Dashound mix called Casey was abandoned by it owner in California when the dog became pregnant.  The dog rescue center that received her was going to put her down because they did not have enough funding to care for her and the expected litter.

Another Rescue Center, The Grace Foundation, stepped in and saved the mother and delivered her five puppies. 

All five puppies are now up for adoption in a few weeks.

The center has applied to the Guinness Book of records to have BeyoncĂ©  become the official worlds smallest dog.

To read the full heart warming story of how the newest smallest dog in the world survived click the link below

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Homeless Dog Injured and Dying

This poor dog was in a terrible way but they saved it.
Homeless dog transformation.
A happy ending story that will warm your heart.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Woman has her Dog Cloned

A Miniature Dashhound  is Cloned

A Cloned Dog

A British woman loves her 14 year old dog Winnie so much that she has had her cloned.  The procedure produced a puppy she called Mini Winnie.

Rebecca won a competition to have the procedure done in Korea.  It would normally cost around €80,000.

The puppy is now a healthy 2 year old dog.

A Cloned Dashhound

Not Illegal To Clone Pets

It is not illegal to clone pets in Britain or Ireland.  It is illegal to do the same to farm animals.

Simon Cowell and his Dogs

Simon Cowell and his Dogs

Simon Cowell is besotted with his two rescue dogs, Squiddly and Diddy.  They are Yorkshire Terriers and he has said he would like to have them cloned when they get older. 

Read the full article here

Monday, February 20, 2017

Here is a collection of Before and After photographs of dogs who were rescued.

WARNING: These rescue dog transformations are going to make you ball your eyes out!

The difference
Here is one of those photos of a rescued dog.
The poor thing was in a terrible state when she was found.
A lot of veterinary care and love has transformed this puppy.
you can read the full story by clicking on the link below.

This poor dog was rescued at a dump. She was in a terrible state  medically and was terrified of people.

Her full story is shown in a video of her actual rescue and care on this blog.

You can see it on the page entitled videos at the top of this page.

To see more photos and read about other rescued dogs click on the link below

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Labrador mum comes to the rescue of her puppy in the water

This YouTube video of a Labrador dog and her puppy is short but very good.  

The puppy is swimming in the water but can not get out.  The mum jumps in after her and helps her to the side.  But the puppy can not jump up to the side of the pool.

The mum gets out of the pool and goes around to her puppy and drags her out of the water onto the side of the pool. 

A short video but is heart warming to watch

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The dogs that help children who have Autism and Aspergers Syndrome

Most people have read and know about Assistance or Service Dogs for the Blind.

Assistance Dogs in training for Autistic Children
But there are also Assistance dogs or Service Dogs for children with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome.

There are amazing videos of these dogs at work with the children with autism.  There are news reports too where we can see interviews with the parents and in some cases with the children with Aspergers Syndrome.

We hear from the kids how having an Assistance dog has changed their lives for the better.  

Below in this article I have given a full list of links for these Organizations that provide Assistance and Service Dogs in all the major countries.

Click the link below to read and watch the videos

Assistance Dogs Children with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome

How to Make Homemade Dog Food

 Homemade Dog Food Recipes

I feed my dog Lexie with homemade dog food which I make in bulk and freeze. 
That way I know she is getting the very best meat and vegetables in a balanced diet.
Dog Food Recipes

Below is a link to an article I wrote which shows you the dog food recipes which Lexie loves to eat. 
I have also included instructions on how to cook other healthy human food for dogs