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free weekly giveaway ends tomorrow… yurts anyone?

ok, you have one more day, the last few days no one else has submitted any entries… which makes us think that we should give people a shorter amount of time… for the next giveaway, you will have a day or two… Internet time is faster than real time…   we have some wonderful new surprises and resources coming up… 

yesterday, while writing about yurts and affordable and alternative housing for my blog for the Seattle newspaper, I came across two cute photos (below)… a dog in a yurt and a couple of llamas in a yurt…since I don’t yet know how to post photos there, and since they are animals, thought I’d post them here for you to enjoy… and if you don’t know and want to know what a yurt is, visit my other blog below (hint: a yurt is a round or circular or dome housing structure used by nomads in Mongolia, Russia and even in the USA)…  am thinking that they will come in handy on some land for the K9 healing center, some yurts for the animals, a yurt for myself, for staff and guests… yurts are in campgrounds across America, there are yurt bed and breakfast inns, and yurts have endured extreme weather such as snow, rain, and heat… they are extremely affordable… portable… and easy to put up, good for emergency relief shelter, nomads, dog kennels, dog weddings, mobile offices, writer’s retreat, artists studio, dog camps, doggie daycare and doggie education centers.  Women writers with dogs retreat and healing center… 

If anyone would like to donate land, yurts, expertise and other resources for the doggie healing and education center, please let me know.  we will need to set up a 5013c non-profit status, grants, and donations… am going to announce a Creative Expression contest this week which will help launch and fund the healing center so get in on the ground floor, for the pups. 

 

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/affordablehousing/

 

 

 

      

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you’ve heard of Red Bull… now here comes red butt…

now, well… a delicate question… cici has an irritated red butt, is it always something with dogs or what?  am wondering if it could be from the raw food or dragging her butt across the carpet or ? A month or so ago, the vet tried to express her anal glands and nothing … so I put some aloe vera gel from the plant on it this morning… anyone else have an idea?  I also have Bach Flowers remedy cream and some essential oils…   

here’s a video that teaches how to express the anal glands, while we’re on the subject… ugh…

http://www.expertvillage.com/video/8453_dog-grooming-basics-glands.htm

while we are on the subject of disgusting things that dogs do… dogs drinketh and pet parents taketh away and flush… 🙂

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it snowed a lot, very deep fluffy snow and she enjoyed playing in the white, she has never been in that kind of snow before… California dreamin…  

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here we go again… ear ringworm?

One of cici’s ears (right ear) is very red, itchy and has a rash… it is the same side as the ringworm patch on her right leg above her surgery scars.  Her other ear looks normal, no redness, no itchiness… Strange, huh. I put some rescue remedy cream on it this morning and will try other ringworm cures but am wondering if anyone has any explanations or suggestions.  If it continues, I will call the vet when we get back home. We are still at the beach and will be driving back on Wed. It’s been kind of rainy here and we missed a huge snowstorm in the Sierras.  Would really like to stay here…  Found a place to get her nails trimmed and good food. 

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holiday time at the beach…

can someone explain how come my dog barks and growls at her reflection in doors but not at the sight of herself in a mirror?  where we are staying now, there is a regular mirror in the room and she has not had any problem with seeing herself… yet at home, she barks and growls at the doggie in the reflection of the door… 

she LOVES the beach, and being Mrs. Social Butterfly… wagging her tail, sniffing doggies, we went to Carmel on Xmas to the Cypress Inn, lots of dogs and their owners walking around and my dog was in doggie heaven… people and dogs and treats, what more could she ask for….now we shall walk on the beach/dunes… it’s 50+ degrees … unlike the 20 degrees we left…

we did drive for about two hours in the snow to get here… and then it was easy sailing, except for getting lost and not finding the directions and info I had written down… 

http://www.singingsantaclaus.com/photoalbum.html

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why dogs bury bones…

my dog had an extra juicy new raw bone and I guess it was more valuable than the other ones because this one she buried underneath her blanket, to make sure that no one else found it. Except that I was watching her at the time… and she figured she’d throw in one of the other bones, too, what the heck. She spent about four hours chewing that bone and a few minutes burying it. And a half hour running around like crazy outside. There was a towel out there that froze in the snow, now the snow is almost all melted but she liked tossing that dirty old towel around and chewing on it, too. She likes a real challenge. Don’t know why she didn’t bury the bones outside. Maybe she thought it would be more convenient to have the bones inside. Just in case it snows outside… 

The forecast keeps saying that it is going to snow but so far it hasn’t. Can’t wait to get to the beach, this time next week, we will be there… Here is why dogs bury bones… from several perspectives…

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=0&cat=1499&articleid=1122

 http://dogs.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Why_Do_Dogs_Bury_Bones 

http://www.pawspot.com/info/page/pawsitivelynews?entry=why_do_dogs_bury_bones

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tis the season to take your dog swimming…

We went for a nice long walk today, even though it’s cold, brrrrr. She loved the exercise and conked out afterwards, which made me happy. With the snow in the backyard, she’s been having fun, too, and it started melting away today. I also got her some raw bones and she loves to chew them up. I thought that you weren’t supposed to give them real bones because they’d splinter but someone told me don’t cook them, give them to her raw. This is a lifesaver.

CC’s going swimming tomorrow, Monday, for her first physical therapy session… the physical therapist who visited us while she was at the vet hospital has a pool, it’s an hour away… she also is going to be receiving TTouch (as soon as I figure out how to do it), apparently there’s a really good book that teaches this for dogs… and here’s a video that demonstrates the touch on a horse…  

http://www.youtube.com/user/TellingtonTTouch 

there’s also info about dog reflexology on various websites… most charge money, but I found one that had the points to push/press, oops… 🙂  she likes lying on her back and letting me play with her paws as long as she also gets belly rubs, too…  

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