Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TOOTH TUESDAY

Just Hanging Out Inside 

Hey Hounders,
Radar and Sophie here.  Sorry we missed a few days posting, but dad had a lot of outside maintenance to get down and he didn't have a lot of time to help us out; that opposible thumbs thing again.  Anyway, he's still got a lot to do around the house and he's supposed to be out of town on business next week so we might not be as bothersome as we normally are.  Thus should be ou 498th blog post, two more will be #500.  My goodness, where does time go. 
Here's a few photos of some of us hanging around the kitchen over the weekend.  Very, very muddy outside in the paddock as the snow recedes and melts away.  The run (southern for creek) behind the paddock is flooded and running into the lake like a Mini-Mississippi.

 
















 


Did you know that February, this month, is Pet Dental Health Month? To celebrate We’ll tell you a pet dental story from our friend Dr. Jon.  Here's his story..…
"After a year and a half of pet guardianship, I finally ventured into the dental aisle at the pet store, extended my hand towards the shelf, and wrapped my fingers around a package containing poultry-flavored toothpaste (Uh…yum?), a toothbrush, and one of those rubber finger things. I took it home, and it sat on the counter for two days before I finally got up the guts to approach my dog, Bill, about brushing his teeth. I don’t know what my hesitation was; it’s not like he was going to bite me. I just hate making him uncomfortable, and I know I wouldn’t want someone brushing my teeth for me!
Anyway, I slowly introduced the toothbrush to him over a week: the first day just letting him sniff it and then giving him his evening treat; the second day letting him lick the toothpaste followed by his treat, the third day giving one “easy access” tooth a little brush before he got his treat…and on and on. It worked! Now Bill’s teeth are sparkling. I never got up the guts to stick my finger in his mouth with the rubber thing, but the important thing is that his teeth are getting clean."
So here’s wishing y'all a Happy Pet Dental Month! Ironically, on February 23rd , which is today, we’ll be celebrating National Dog Biscuit Day. Better make sure that all you pups are ready and willing for a good brushing!

Max Dog in South Africa is still doing well.  He is comfortable and enjoying his Days of Grace.  He had a bath yesterday.  Being sick makes a pup feel a bit out of sorts and a good grooming session and a little soap and water can make one feel like a new pup.  Please keep Max and his family, Tammy, MR. Toffee, and Ms. Caryl in your thoughts and prayers.  This is a difficult time for them all.  If you gate a chance, stop by Max's blog and leave a few words of hope and encouragement for them all; we know that they'd appreciate it. 
- The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties

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WRANGLER at AHGRR Sez:  
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

 As of 2/23/2010 we are back down to #64 in the Shelter Challenge voting nationally, we had made it up to to #60 before the weekend. However, we are still #2 in West Virginia (16.10% of WV votes). The Ritchie County Humane Society is still #1 in WV (28.56% of WV votes) and #24 nationally; they've opened the gap back up to 40 places higher than us. Please help us close that gap and get back on top by voting today.

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6 comments:

Fred said...

I HATE having my teeth brushed! Maybe if my toothpaste were chicken-flavored. Hmm...

Sheila and Bob said...

Glad all is well, we were worried about you guys.
Both my sister and I love having our teeth brushed, our Mom does a real good job.


Hamish & Sophie

Gus said...

good to hear from you...we know how it is to have busy and pre-occupied hoomans, and we don't want to pick at you, but have you noticed that when you guys don't post, the vote count drops?

We will copy the post to the top of our blog to see if we can help out while your dad is gone. But, ya know...we don't have quite as much weight behind us as you do, what with the Newfs and all.

gussie n teka

Oh, can we post to Facebook too, or not?

kissa-bull said...

we like our toothys clean and sparkly especially cause the tooffpaste tastes like liver
yummers
we'll be anxiously waiting your return
pibble sugars and wiggle wags
the houston pittie pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

If only I had known about National Dog Biskhuit Day when I posted my Tuesday Telling!

How khool!

Khongrats on the approaching blogging milestone!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Do woo think in our next lives we'll have those opposable thumb things?

Sheila and Bob said...

We think a group photo, including Mom & Dad is needed for the Big 500th Post.


Hamish & Sophie

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