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A "dog blog" about all breeds and issues of importance to people who value the dogs in their lives, with a special emphasis on Search and Rescue dogs, in particular the training of my Newfoundland Dogs

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Memorial poetry

I found a wonderful poem which maybe will help me with my Angel...I am sure her time is coming before too long.....

It talks about the need to put your dog to sleep when she reaches that point when there is too much pain..too much for her to bear any more. It is such an awful thing to contemplate...

In these modern times of medical always hopes to find that perfect solution. Unfortunately we are all mortal, as are our pets. How ironic it is that when those pets whom we love so deeply, as part of our families, can be put out of their paiin, and oftentimes our own human loved ones must suffer till the very end.

Anyhow....this poem is really helpful. It begins like this:

If it should be that I grow frail and weak

And pain should keep me from my sleep Then you must do what must be done

For this, the last battle can't be won....

click on the title of this article to read the rest of it..

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Phoenix update

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As for the Phoenix and Bingo saga:

Nowadays. our returnee, Bingo, the rat terrier, is curling his lip less frequently, and even going so far as to chase Phoenix around the yard, and play bow and invite HER to chase him! So things are going their natural course and it wont be long until they are fast friends. Bingo still does “nail”Phoenix is she tries to eat anywhere near him..[picking up crumbs off the floors for example] and that is one thing that he has to continue to be disciplined me. But things definitely ARE improving.

And thank goodness for little girls (and little boys too) since they are stopping by daily now the weather is nice so they can “play with Feenie”. Nothing is so great for growing puppies as children and plenty of exposure to children. If you are bringing up a puppy and don't have kids around.... go find them. Make sure your puppy gets handled, chased, rolled on the ground....dressed up...all the things little kids do with puppies. Only caution: supervise! Kids can get “mean” without realizing it, so it is always best to be there as a supervising adult when kids play with puppies...


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