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Dogs & Bubbles: A Love Story

The weather is great for more outdoor activities with your dog! One way to mystify your dog and fall into a fit of laughter is to play the bubble game. Dogs love bubbles and we love watching them love bubbles. Although, this baby may love it more than anyone else: Bubbles make for lots of laughter and and playtime fun with your pup and is a mostly safe activity. If you have a talented dog who can pop the bubbles, be sure they do not ingest a lot of the soapy bubble solution, otherwise, it may result in an upset tummy! You may consider limiting this activity to once per week to be safe. And always double check that the bottle is clearly labeled...

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May The 4th Be With You!

1. Wear BowTie you will.  2. AAARARRRGWWWH   3. Nobody puts BB8 in the corner!   4. Poop or poop not. There is no try.    5. Get in! We're going shopping!    6. I'm a Princess!   7. Come to the dark side, we have cookies.    8. Have treat I will.    9. When your whole squad is on point.   10. Save the Ewoks.    11. Hooman, get you back I will. 

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Why do My Dog's Paws Smell Like Fritos?

Do you smell your dogs paws? No? Okay, well me and my best friend are weird and we have and we do. Our dogs paws smell like Fritos! No joke! My dog has a completely corn FREE diet, so why is the smell of corn chips coming from her paws? As it turns out we aren’t the only one’s asking this question and the answer is fairly simple. It doesn’t have to do with diet and it’s not that my dog is dirty. It turns out that “Frito feet” is a common and natural occurrence. There is bacteria that lives in even the most clean of the furry feet. This bacteria is called Proteus or Pseudomonas. The bacteria makes it’s...

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5 Surprising Dog Breed Name Origins

Do you ever think about the odd names of dog breeds and how they came to be? The stories behind these names can be as colorful and playful as the dogs themselves! Here's a list of five breed names and their respective origins. 1. Poodle vs. Puddle  Yes, that's right! The german word Pudel from which we get the word "puddle" is the same word origin as "poodle!" The German infinitive means "to splash" which certainly lends itself to the word "puddle," but "poodle" is from the shortened form of Pudelhund which literally translates to "Splash hound." The more accurate translation would be "Water dog" which is indeed a class of hunting/gun dog (e.g. Portuguese Water Hound, American Water Spaniel.) Poodles were bred for duck...

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First Time Foster: My Buddy & Me

I laughed when a co-worker told me that he and his wife always found it easier to have a baby than a puppy. I assumed all the warnings and horror stories could be chalked up to doggy veterans ribbing the new puppy mom and recalling those early days with a bit of forgivable exaggeration. I countered their smirks and raised eyebrows with inextinguishable exuberance over my puppy love to be. And at the end of my 10 day foster there was puppy love a plenty. But there were also a lot of lessons learned about the tough and rewarding world of puppy fostering.  Buddy was never too thrilled with spending a lot of time caged off from the rest of the...

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