Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tongue Tuesday

LBR foster Rowdy is so excited he got sprung from the shelter to join the LBR family, he just can't help but let it all hang out! BOL!

Monday, August 25, 2014

A bad case of the Mondays

LBR foster Tessio says it CAN'T be Monday yet! He still has sleep to catch up on from the weekend.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Celebrate our golden oldies!

Did you know today is Senior Citizen Day? Well, it IS! And that means it's a day to honor all the older folks in our lives that make them so much richer. Momma and I definitely have some senior citizen love, because we're surrounded by seniors in my house. That's right! First there's

Scribbles! He's 16 years old. That's not too old for a cat, though. Momma says we'll have him around to grumble at us for a while still.

The next oldest is...

Cinderella! My beeYOUtiful sissy. She turns 13 in exactly one month. That's pretty old for a boxer, unfortunately. She's pretty deaf and blind these days, but she still rolls in the grass like a dog half her age!

Then our final senior is...

 Pigeon! My kitty sister is 12, but she doesn't look it. She looks almost just the same as when she found Momma 11 years ago.

Momma says she LOVES her golden oldies. Senior pets are the best because they've gotten their crazies out and know the value of a good long snuggle.

We'll have one more senior in our house soon, too. Guess who?

That's right, ME! My barkday is coming up in October, and I'll be 7. That makes me officially a senior, and I've got a nice gray muzzle to show for it. I think it makes me look distinguished, don't you?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Grrrr

Wordy PeeS:

Thanks to all the pawesome hosts who hosted Safety Week, and especially Sarge and Sidebite for putting the whole thing together! Look at this grreat award that Reilly & Denny's momma made for all the hosts.

Monday, August 18, 2014

I loves my momma

And I'm not afraid to show it!

Edit: I just realized that today is Oz's 2nd Annual Bad Poetry Day! OMD, I totally lost track of days. So here is my poem in honor of the day:

I loves my momma, and I cannot lie.
You other doggies might deny.
But when my momma comes in with a treat in her hand
and my leash in her other hand
I start waggin'!

Those nubbie wiggles
always seems to make her giggle.
Just a tail wag's not enough,
Momma calls me her wiggle-butt!

Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week. BOL

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pet Safety Week: Storm Safety!

Hello, folks, and welcome to the Legacy Chronicles' contribution to Pet Safety Week! OMD, there have been SO many grreat events going on this week. I've learned so much about how to stay safe in all kinds of conditions.

Today I'm going to talk to you about STORM SAFETY. Here in Texas, we get all kinds of storms. Big loud skeery thunderstorms, big twister tornadoes that will take you to Oz, and hurrycanes that will drown you out. Blergh!! So Cinderella and I are well-equipped to tell you all about how to stay safe. We've got tips for safety before, during, and after every kind of storm.

Remember the Dog Scouts motto: Be pawpared!

Before the Storm:

Being prepared is the most impawtant factor in staying safe in storms. You should help your human put together an emergency kit for storm survival. This is good for if you have to flee suddenly, like in a hurricane, or if you have to batten down the hatches and ride out a storm or wait for power to be restored after a bad storm. Your pet kit should include:
- Food and water for three days
- A week's supply of any medications
- A copy of vaccination and veterinary records
- A pet first-aid kit

Don't furget food and water bowls and a comfy place to lie down during the storm. Make sure you have a kennel handy or an extra leash so you can stay together if you need to evacuate suddenly.

During the Storm

Storms can be so skeery for us because we can hear, smell, and sense things that our humans can't.  So it's impawtant to have a safe place to go during a storm. This should be an interior room, like a closet or a bathroom, where we'll be safe from broken windows and flying debris. If you're most comfortable in your crate, that may be a good place to spend a storm, since it gives an extra sense of security.

Treats are a nice way to stay calm during bad weather!

Humans need to remember to stay calm, since we pick up on their moods. Extra treats and cuddles can really help keep everybody calm. A light massage, especially behind the ears, can be extra calming. If you get especially anxious during storms, your human may want to consider getting an herbal calming product or a prescription calmer from your dogtor.

Thundershirts are another wonderful help for especially anxious pups. They're a special kind of jacket that fits very close and feels like a nice soothing hug. I've never used one myself, because I don't get very anxious during storms, but I've talked to some of my foster siblings and they say it's a huge help. If you don't have a Thundershirt, a tight t-shirt can help too.

Hopefully you won't have to make a swim for it!

After the Storm

Once the storm has passed, you can't relax your vigilance yet! Make your human check your yard very carefully before letting you out. They need to make sure the fence is still up, no holes, and the gate securely latched. They should also check for debris in the yard that could be dangerous. When you go on your first walkies after the storm, keep an eye out for more debris that might cut your paws or block your path.

If the worst happens and you escape during a storm, stay calm! Your human is sure to be looking for you. You should definitely have your collar with ID tags on during a storm so they can find you most easily. And remind them to get you microchipped to give you an extra insurance to find your way home. Even though the flashy beast can be annoying, you also want to make sure your human has up-to-date pictures of you to send to Animal Control or make posters and flyers.

Walking the neighborhood to check out the storm damage.

So there you have it, folks! If you just do a little bit of preparation in advance, you and your human can ride out a storm in safety and comfort. Stay safe and dry out there, my furiends!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Are we there yet? edition

Don't furget to stop by the pawesome safety presentations for today!
Food Safety – Sasha – chicamom85-sassysasha.blogspotDOTCOM 
Stranger Danger – Angus – stellaroselong.blogspotDOTCOM
TreeRat Hunting Safety – Ruby – www.rubytheairedalepupDOTCOM 
 Water Safety – Fudge – theportuguesewaterblog.blogspotDOTCOM
 There’s an App for That – Duncan – www.whitedogblogDOTCOM