Pug on the Hot Seat – Interview with Dr. R. Llera
Feb25

Pug on the Hot Seat – Interview with Dr. R. Llera

Last week I had the pawleasure of interviewing Dr. Ryan Llera and asking him all the questions pets want to know about our vet and the reasons they do the things they do to us during our visits. Today the examination table is turned and Dr. Llera asks me the tough questions!   1) What’s it like living with 2 cats? When they are not sleeping in my bed or taking my humans attention away from me they’re ok.   They have a...

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A Pug at the OVMA 2015
Feb09

A Pug at the OVMA 2015

Not all dogs like going to their veterinarian’s office. The thought of having a check up, being weighed, getting needles, having our temperature taken, being poked and prodded is not what most dogs would put at the top of their list of fun things to do. So can you only imagine what it was like being the only dog at the Ontario Veterinarian Medical Convention filled with nothing but veterinarians! What was my humom doing to me?...

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5000! Thank You!
Nov10

5000! Thank You!

It all started July 20, 2012 at 2:20pm My very first tweet!   Little did I know what a ride it would be over the next couple of years! I thought maybe I’ll meet a few other dog friends, we could woof with each other once in a while, share common interests; our love of food and toys, discuss how I spend the days with my humom and what it’s like living with 2 cats. In my wildest dreams I never thought I would be writing...

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Hawks and Bunnies and Raccoons, Oh My!
Oct21

Hawks and Bunnies and Raccoons, Oh My!

Over the past couple of months I’ve had unusual visitors in my midst. It started with this guy I saw while on a walk In our pine tree we saw these raccoon laser beam eyes staring down at us Then while I was out for evening stroll , this was on my front lawn This visitor may not be too unusual, but he seems to like to hang out in my bushes This creature was found outside out front door! The latest visitor  – the one to...

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Emotional Pug Humom – Update
Sep08

Emotional Pug Humom – Update

Well it’s been almost 3 weeks since Edie injured her shoulder. I was beginning to think Edie was getting to used to being pampered, carried up and down stairs,  treated like a pug princess 😉 Can pugs “fake it” just so they can receive continued attention?  I wouldn’t put it passed Edie! Originally our Vet thought after the first full week of complete rest, Edie could resume very short walks, but I started to...

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Emotional Pug Humom
Aug28

Emotional Pug Humom

I have had many animals in my lifetime; dogs, cats, hamsters, and yes, even horses. I could never imagine my life without an animal in it. As much as they give me joy, laughter, companionship, they also give me sorrow, scare me, make me worry. How is that? Why is that? Call me over sensitive, a worry wart, too emotional, a blubbering fool.  When it comes to my pets and their health, my heart drops whenever they are ill or injured. I...

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Vacation, Umbrella Drinks and Edie?
Jul28

Vacation, Umbrella Drinks and Edie?

Vacations! Love them! Need them! A time to relax, rejuvenate, reconnect with spouse and family. But what about our furfamily?  How do we go on vacation, or even an overnight getaway when we have pets that rely on us? This is the conundrum I am currently faced with. The last time we spent a night – yes, 1 whole night away, was 5 years ago, before that, don’t even ask!  My husband and I were given an overnight stay at a...

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Don’t Leave Me!
Jul07

Don’t Leave Me!

Can medication effect my dogs personality? What makes a dog suddenly cling to you like a child not wanting to be left by their mother? A dog that only a couple of weeks previously had no issues going to their bed or being left alone now makes a fuss, whines, screeches as if they were being attacked by crazed cats who’s nails have never been trimmed. Could my dog suddenly be experiencing separation anxiety at 4 years of age?...

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Not Everyone is a Dog Person – One View – Two Perspectives
Jun10

Not Everyone is a Dog Person – One View – Two Perspectives

Usually posts are done through the eyes of Edie the Pug but today I thought as Edie’s “humom”, I needed to share. Yesterday I was out doing errands, one of them being the bank, not one of my favourite errands, but this day got the blogger in me thinking. As I was approached the entrance door of the bank this was:  “My Perspective” First: OMG, he’s gorgeous looking, very impressive, big, bold....

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No Hot Pets!
May20

No Hot Pets!

This Summer Remember  No Hot Pets!   Nothing gets people more excited than the prospect of a warm, sunny summer day! What many pet owners don’t realize is that the summer sun can turn a car, even with the windows cracked, into a deadly situation for their pet. A dog’s body temperature averages 38°C, and they are only able to physically withstand approximately 41°C for a very short time. That’s a difference of only three degrees!...

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Pedro’s Campaign
May12

Pedro’s Campaign

It’s common for me to post articles on behalf of animals looking for forever homes. I have never posted about animals looking for assistance in other ways. In my Sealy Dog Bed post, I wrote of the good work Sealy Dog Bed does with their #CareForDogs Campaign. Pedro’s humom is a good friend of mine on Twitter, she is hoping to get a Sealy Dog Bed for Pedro to assist him to be more comfortable in his health challenged life....

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Even A Dog Gets The Winter Blues
Jan25

Even A Dog Gets The Winter Blues

It’s the end of January 2014 and I’ve never wished for summer more. It has been a long, hard winter for this Pug and my family. Things seemed to be going well until mid-November. As silly as it sounds, it started going downhill when my humom starting doing the Christmas baking. Don’t get me wrong, she is a very good baker and everyone loves her treats, but for whatever reason, no matter what recipe she made, they...

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CHRISTMAS FRIENDS 2013
Dec04

CHRISTMAS FRIENDS 2013

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Royal Canin Visit Part II- A Pet Owner’s View
Oct08

Royal Canin Visit Part II- A Pet Owner’s View

 Royal Canin Tour Part II A Pet Owner’s View Pet owners are a breed all their own. There’s not much we won’t do for our pets when it comes to keeping them happy and healthy. We do this in return for all the love and companionship they give us. We exercise them by walking, running, or playing ball with them to keep them physically fit and to keep their brains active. We take them to the Vet for regular check-ups to...

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My Visit with Royal Canin Canada – As told by Edie The Pug
Oct05

My Visit with Royal Canin Canada – As told by Edie The Pug

My Visit with Royal Canin Canada Part 1 – Edie’s View   I had the honour of visiting Royal Canin Canada or as I like to call them #MyFineFoodFriends. Since I was a pup I have eaten Royal Canin food.  Sometimes I ate a little more than I should have causing me to gain a pound or two, but after a discussion with my Vet it was suggested I switched to Royal Canin’s Satiety Support, with this change and added...

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My Visit with the Ontario SPCA
Sep20

My Visit with the Ontario SPCA

I’m a very lucky pug. I am fortunate to have a good family that love me, take good care of me and don’t get too upset when I’m “naughty” 😉 Unfortunately, not all animals are as fortunate as I am. This past year has been an adventure for me, gaining new friends, both furry and human. One of my newest friends include the Ontario SPCA who I’ve had the pleasure of sharing their bi-weekly Animals...

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Dogs and Heat – Not a Mix
Jul24

Dogs and Heat – Not a Mix

I actually can’t believe I am writing about this topic. I thought “Isn’t It Common Sense” that if it’s hot out you would know enough to… 1) Leave your dog at home where they are comfortable. 2) Not leave your dog in a car. 3) Don’t run/jog with your dog in the heat. Some breeds can’t even tolerate walking in hot, humid conditions. 4) Never leave your dog outside without water and shelter...

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How Smart Is My Dog (Really)?
Apr15

How Smart Is My Dog (Really)?

  My dog is so smart that it can……. We all like to think our dog is the smartest, we like to believe they can do and understand so many things, but in reality just how smart is the average dog? I recently had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Stanley Coren speak at The All About Pets Show at the Mississauga International Centre this past March 29, 2013. I am a “fan” of Dr. Coren.  I remember watching him on...

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A Pug’s Friendship With Telus
Mar19

A Pug’s Friendship With Telus

As a dog, I usually get attention in the way of a pat on the head, a rub behind the ears or a scratch under the chin.  But this is a (true) story of my relationship with a company. That company is called Telus. I have this strange relationship with T.V. and in particular commercials, especially if an animal is involved in that commercial. It started several months ago with a Telus commercial that featured a lovely leopard with...

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Why We Choose the Dogs We Do
Mar08

Why We Choose the Dogs We Do

Why We Choose the Dogs We Do Do we choose a dog by breed, size, colour? Do we prefer a long or shorted dog? Maybe we want a dog that is full of energy to go jogging or camping, or would we prefer the quieter more relaxed dog that enjoys a short walk and a cuddle on the couch? Where do we get the dog we finally decide on? Do we purchase from a breeder, or would you rather adopt a dog from a local shelter or dog rescue organization?...

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Dogs on Twitter
Mar06

Dogs on Twitter

It wasn’t that long ago that I didn’t even know what twitter was.  I thought “What is this all about?”, “What are people taking about?”, “Why would anyone follow someone to read about what they are doing?”  Then this past summer (2012) I thought, “Let’s give it a try, I’ll probably just delete it in a few days anyway.” Then I thought, “What would I...

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