Saturday, February 25, 2006

Alert! Greenie Dog Treats Blamed for Pet Deaths -- Not A Joke

Just in from our friends at AZ Greyhounds:

Greenie Dog Treats Blamed for Pet Deaths
CNN Daily News Clips : Dog Treats Blamed for Pet Deaths

Roughly 315 million Greenies were sold last year, but the breath-freshening treats have been blamed for at least 13 pet deaths and more than two dozen complaints have been filed with the feds.

The maker of Greenies plan to clarify feeding instructions and increase the print size on packaging, which included a small-print warning that gulping any item can be harmful and even fatal.

BB & Take Care!
Silver Enchantments
"Where Metal & Magick Meet!"
Wholesale to the Public Jewelry Supply & More!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

10 Commandments for Dogs

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that BEFORE you get me.

2. Give me time to understand what it is you want from me.

3. Place your trust in me, it is crucial to my well-being.

4. Don't be angry at me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, entertainment and friends. I have only YOU.

5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget.

7. Please don't hit me. I can't hit back, but I can bite and scratch and I really don't want to do that.

8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right foods or I've been out in the sun too long or my heart is getting old and weak!

9. Take care of me when I get old. You will get old, too.

10. Go with me on difficult journeys. NEVER say, "I can't bear to watch," or "Let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier for me if you are there.

And always remember, I LOVE YOU!

There is nothing so pure and strong as the love of a dog for his Master.

A beautiful exerpt from a wonderful German Shephard Rescue organization based in Phoenix, Arizona:

"People who let their dogs and cats have litters in order to show their children the 'miracle of birth' should come witness the 'miracle of death' performed in the back rooms of animal shelters all over the country." --Unknown