Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Pet Safety

During a hurricane, it is extremely important to remember that your pet is relying on you.  The ASPCA says "If you're not safe, neither is your pet."  Keep your pet with you or close by at all times.  Be sure to have a leash handy and a carrier.
The ASPCA has issued the following tips for pet owners:
  • Always bring pets indoors at the first sign or warning of a storm or disaster.
  • Make sure all pets wear collars and ID tags with up-to-date identification. Micro-chip your pet as a more permanent form of identification.
  • Keep a pet emergency kit and supplies handy with items such as medical records, water, pet food and medications, and pet first aid supplies. Take this with you if you evacuate.
  • Arrange a safe haven for your pets in the event of evacuation. Do not leave your pets behind.

12 hours till the "eye of the storm hits" New Jersey.

During the storm, depending on the intensity (which seems will be high), try to keep your dogs relaxed.  If you are tense, they will be too.

Friday, October 5, 2012

New Home -- Time to Decorate

Recently my fiance and I just moved into our first house!  It's such an exciting time, what with planning our wedding and having a house of our own, and not an apartment.  The neighborhood is wonderful. From what I hear and have read, the school district is great (for New Jersey), and we have a fenced in backyard for Filly.  It's also nice that a lot of our neighbors have dogs as well.  During our routine walk and/or run with Filly, we get to meet new people and their pooches.

Since moving in, we've been unpacking, building, ripping up carpet..etc...Hopefully soon it will be time to hang pictures and decorate.  If it were up to me, I'd probably buy "all things dogs."  My house would look like the inside of Bark Avenue Boutique store in Wayne, PA.  But, not sure how Scott would react to that.  We will go with my office being "overly dog-centric."  Recently, the cutest mail holder showed up on my Facebook newsfeed.  Anthropologie now has this Dachsund Letter Holder for $32 that I am absolutely obsessed with.  It would go perfectly next to my black Labrador lamp on the hallway table!

I love that it holds a pencil that becomes the tail
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