- Producer09/09/20175 Great Ways to Challenge Your Dog's MindMany pet owners don’t realize the importance of keeping their pets challenged mentally. It’s as important as giving them high-quality food and taking them for regular walks, but still, owners tend to neglect this part of their pet’s life. Bored...
Comments12/09/2017 #2 Alan CullerThanks for sharing this @Elise Morgan -well written and good food for thought
Our 5 year old black lab, Pip, gets between 1.5 and 3 hours of walks a day but often on the same routes.And she does sleep a lot. More tricks and puzzles are good ideas. She does get a trip with other dogs three times a week, but maybe back to the dog park again. Thanks again.10/09/2017 #1 Phil FriedmanVery nice piece, @Elise Morgan. As a dog-lover whose daughters barked (literally) before they spoke, I can attest to the value of these suggestions. One needs to live closely with dogs in order to fully appreciate the high level of intelligence and learning theycan attain if properly stimulated. Aside from the loyalty and love they exhibit for their humans as well as their canine friends. Sharing this article. Cheers!
- Producer08/09/20175 Easy Steps To Groom Your DogWe all love pets, right? And being a parent of a pet dog is even more joyous. Everyone knows that dogs are the honest than all of us. So, we should also treat them the same. It’s also equally important to look after your dog. You don't necessarily...
- Producer01/09/2017Shocking reasons why Dental Care is important for PetsWe know that good and regular dental care is vital for your own good teeth, but have you thought the same is true for your pets, too? Scheduling regular pet dental care and taking care of your pet’s mouth is just as important to us.For many...
- Producer19/08/2017Understanding Your Cat’s 5 SensesAre you a cat owner who is curious about your cat and how they function on a daily basis? Of course, your cat likely cannot comfortably survive without the food and shelter you provide him or her with, but you may be curious about their senses. Do...
- 13/08/2017Something my 17 year old dog is going through just recently:What happens when your dog gets Alzheimer’swww.washingtonpost.com Our pets are living longer. But that means they're more likely to come down with dementia and other mind...
Comments13/08/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 HelfrichSo sorry to hear this, @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
I said this just yesterday " But really, our brains are not that different from dogs’.
We owe them much more brain-credit that we currently give them.
The best thing you can do is make sure you are feeding a species-appropriate diet - lots of good fats and high-quality protein may help your dog's quality of life during this last phase.
- Producer10/08/2017How Dog Food Can Affect Your Pet's Coat and SkinEvery pooch has their pace of all things canine – from their sleeping and activity needs, to the amount of food they can munch on every day. And although you can rely on their preferences to some extent, you definitely cannot feed them only the...
- 16/07/2017The real reason dogs tilt their heads and other canine factswww.grunge.com The bonds we have with our canine companions are unlike any other, and knowing what's going on inside their precious heads can only make that bond...
- Producer15/07/2017Happy Dog JakeMy German Shepherd dog, Jake, is the happiest, silliest dog I have ever had. I've always had dogs; my entire life. And, Jake takes the cake. Rick and I adopted him in March of last year. We were ready to bring a newbee into the family. We felt...
- Producer10/07/2017The cat with a strong spiritEzekiel Herman Henslee was the most amazing cat I've ever had. And, I've had many. Zeke, a grey tabby (pictured here), was quite the companion, hunter, and teacher. This unique cat enjoyed walking with me and my husband when we took our leashed...
Comments10/07/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador@Barbara Henslee, what a touching and delightful story. My husband and I have a 15 year old Himalayan and dread the day when she departs. Animals have very keen senses and I often wonder how much they understand - perhaps more than we know. :) Zeke seems like a very special cat.
- 05/07/2017My dogs also like Apple, rice crackers, rice pudding and icecream !12 Things To Sneak Into Your Dog’s Food To Boost Their Healthiheartdogs.com More dog owners than ever are paying special attention to what they’re feeding their dogs and we couldn’t be happier about it. Gone are the times of cheap, corn-based kibbles as almost all owners are spending time researching and purchasing...
- Producer04/07/2017Not all Americans celebrate Independence DayI am not a fan of celebrating the 4th of July. It is not that I am unpatriotic. I am not a fan of bringing in a new year, either. I have a noise phobic dog. If you have one too, you know what I mean. Fireworks are no bueno. When I was young, I...
- 02/07/2017This dog mama has experience with noise phobic dogs. Poor Bruder. These are some of the things we do to help him cope,
- Producer28/06/2017The intruderLast night, about 10:30pm I got up from my bed to take the dogs outside for last business. Routine. I walk into the living room with Bruder by my side. Jake, my other German Shepherd dog is sound asleep in his normal spot on the cool tile. My...
Comments28/06/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 HelfrichGlad that it mostly turned out all right, @Barbara Henslee
I have to remind myself how grateful I am to live where cold-blooded critters aren't especially likely to flourish. We've been lucky so far to avoid all the typical canine close encounters. Well, if we exempt duck poop. Had many encounters of the smelly sort....28/06/2017 #3 Barbara Henslee@David B. Grinberg, Thank you! Lucky is running free in the beautiful green, flower filled fields (with his gal pal) awaiting your reunion. Your story reminds me of two of my Labs (both RIP). For a short span, they both would escape the property for adventuring. Once, while working from home, I looked out my front window to see both of them happily walking towards the front fence from the house. I just watched, hoping that I would see how they were escaping. What I saw amazed me. The female, Cody, was leading the way, with her ever faithful compantion, Buddy, close behind. Cody walked over to an area, stopped, turned her head to look at Buddy. She stayed in place as Buddy walked around her and started digging at the spot designated by her. He dug and dug and dug until the hole was large enough. Buddy stepped back giving Cody room. She started crawling through the hole that he dug for her. When she made her way out, she waited for him to come through. Then off they went, but they didn't get far. I ran outside to get their happy butts back in. It was hilarious and quite eye opening.28/06/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergWhat a wonderful piece of storytelling, Barbara, especially for dog lovers like me. I had a Golden Retriever named Lucky when I was a kid. He had such a good nature and was so lovable. That is, excluding the times he would run away. Lucky was a big dog and could rest his paws on my shoulders when he stood of his hind legs (I wasn't yet a teenager at that time). Lucky weighed about 80 pounds. He was also every strategic and sneaky about escaping (or busting out, as we called it).
Lucky would lie on the floor in the foyer all quiet and unsuspecting. Then when someone came to the house he would time the exact moment before the screen door closed to spring forward and bust out in one fell swoop like a burst of lightening. We think he had a girlfriend in the neighborhood.
And while we were always worried about Lucky when he was gone for hours and couldn't find him, Lucky would always return home safely (thank goodness). May Lucky rest in peace up in canine heaven; I miss you, pal!
Thanks for the memories, Barbara, and keep buzzing!
cc: @Deb 🐝 Helfrich
Comments29/06/2017 #2 Barbara Henslee#1 Hi 🙋🏻 Yes, currently, I have two German Shepherd dogs. Both adopted from rescue shelters. Bruder is about 10 years old, and he joined us when he was about a year old. Jake is estimated to be about 6 or 7, But, he acts like he is 2. We adopted him March last year. Both dogs are super sweet and smart as whips. I'll share some photos soon.
- 07/06/2017fROM tWITTER C @meanboysclub
New York City Subway banned dogs unless they fit in a bag and the people of New York did not disappoint.
i WISH WE COULD DO THIS IN Australia !
I used to take my 8 week old dachshund puppy into the supermarket in a Green Bag' till he got too big.
Comments07/06/2017 #1 Wayne YoshidaI think this is a good idea, especially if someone brought in a drooling or smelly old dog into a subway, that cannot be good. Some people are scared of dogs, or allergic to them.
I would love to see someone bring their Mastiff or Great Dane aboard the subway in a carrying bag!
- Producer03/06/2017The Business of CaninesI have a few proud moments in my life. One of them was given to me by Joyce Johanson, a columnist for Dog World. I had done some sleuthing on a canine that had been dropped off at our local pound. I share the article with you here. I tasted writing...
Comments01/07/2017 #12 Barbara HensleeGorgeous George! Thanks for this buzz!
I've been a crazy dog lady my entire adult life. As I get older, the crazier I get...when it comes to living with them. They are my family. Once, I had a german shepherd bitch who was the hardest puppy I ever had. Hard, meaning I felt that she was too much dog for me. I almost re-homed her because I felt I was not doing right by her. My trainer (not hers, mine)....told me that she wasn't too much dog for me and I just needed to realize that she was an independent thinker, willful, ridiculously intelligent and she knew she held the upper hand when it came to me. :-) My trainer had to teach me how to be the "top dog" to show her that she wasn't. This had to be done positively and I learned how.
We did come to terms and she agreed to disagree about who was the top dog. But, we loved each other and although she was a tough young dog, she turned out to be a loving, loyal adult. I miss her dearly.03/06/2017 #4 Charlene Norman@Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee I have been a dog owner for only 22 years. Because hubby has allergies, we can only have purebred, non-allergenic dogs. Bichons are our preferred choice. I remember being interviewed by the breeder for our first dog to determine if we were suitable parents. I thought it was odd but eventually came to understand completely the why. I guess we were suitable because we eventually become foster parents to her champion male stud. Your loving testament to the world of dogs is beautiful and oh so truthful. It is clear you were one of the best kinds of breeders. My heart aches for the holes you still have. I am so glad the memories of your fur babies are still vivid and thank you for your gift of so poignantly sharing with us.
Comments01/06/2017 #20 Renée 🐝 Cormier#18 Yes. I can teach them anything very quickly, as long as they are interested. They love to learn the names of new objects and pick them out on command. Buster is particularly fond of animal noises, so he quacks, oinks, barks, meows and clucks like a chicken. Good fun!
- 28/05/2017Rebecca Ryan on Twittertwitter.com “Service dogs offer invaluable support to veterans living with PTSD | SBS News...