Category Archives: Dogs

Dog and Puppy related pet posts to include dog and puppy product reviews as well as stories.

Kutztown Dog Groomer

Yesterday, Dodie from, which is a Pet Grooming company in the Kutztown area, came to my kids house in Kutztown and groomed Milton, who was in a really bad need of grooming. Milton is a sheep dog, terrier mix, and he gets really long matted hair. We actually need to get him groomed at least 4 times a year, but the last time might have been a year ago.

Watching the hair come off of Milton was very entertaining…I am sure he would disagree. Next time, I’ll have to take some better pictures. My camera must have been on night settings or something, because the photos came out really bad.

Milton was a bit defensive to begin with, but by the end of the grooming, Milton and Dodie were old friends.

Thanks Dodie, and we look forward to Milton’s next hair cut.


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Pups of Palm Beach

Lizzie and I were recently in Palm Beach, but we didn’t get to see any of these cool dogs.  that are in this cool video about the dogs of palm beach from Beach WalkTv.

I love the story about the dog who had not seen his trainer in about 7 years. Goes to show you how smart dogs really are.


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A Dog’s Review of

Just a quick little post to let people know about a post on Queen of the Surf Pirates. Paula, or rather the amazing Sammy Sammy Gear Logothe Surf dog, who I wrote about in a Sammy The Surf Dog post, did a review of  Sammy’s Pettags review, is really funny, although Sammy initially did not want to do the review, he got really excited about it when Paula told him it was for Pettags, because he apparently has been proudly sporting a blue bone shaped pet tag for some time.

In addition to the the dog collars and pet tags, Sammy was pretty impressed with the “Lost human Pet Recovery Program tag so in case my momma gets lost and forgets me on the beach or somthin”.

Check out Sammy’s hilarious review of Pettags, and also please Click the hyper linked picture Sammy Gear Logo to stop by Sammy’s Cafepress store and pick some Sammy gear.


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Sammy The Surf Dog

If you are a reader of our Travel Blog, you will know that we have gone to the Outer Banks for more than one vacation. In preparation for our OBX trip the year before, I was doing a bit of research on Avon, and came across the blog Paula Queen of The Surf Pirates. Paula is a mom of two, an educator, a surfer, and a pet owner.

Her pet Sammy does daily surf reports(with a little of Paula’s help) that are really funny and helpful. In these surf reports, Sammy tells about his daily beach adventures to include chasing birds and waves. Sammy is also a bit opinionated about cars being aloud on the beach. Recently, Sammy was hit by a car while trying to protect his momma from being hit by a Sammy Gear Hatdrunk driver, but he managed to come out with only a broken leg, and had to stay off the surf for several weeks.

To help Paula with Sammy’s hospital bills, I bought a Sammy Gear hat from Sammy and Paula’s Cafepress store. I actually made a video of myself wearing the hat.

The video was intended to talk about BlogRush, which is a new(several weeks) blog syndication program that involves putting a widget like the Mybloglog or Blogcatalog widgets, which lets you get 1 impression on another blogs widget for every impression your blog has. I have the widget on another blog, but have yet to put it on this blog, because this is a blog, and it does not allow Javascript widgets in the sidebar. I would have to get access to the CSS, but I have yet to upgrade the blogs membership.

Anyway I think the highpoint of the little goofy video was me showing off my new Sammy Gear hat. Check it out, and if you are so inclinded, stop by Paula and Sammy’s store and buy some Sammy Gear.


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My Pet Collars who is an indirect sponsor of this blog, has been focusing their marketing on “Collars” and specifically “Dog Collars“. Although they do sell Cat Collars in the form of break-away collars, it seems like the Dog collar market is a good niche to target.

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To me this makes perfect sense. When I think back on all the pet collars that I have used, I have only had two cat collars. These cat collars were for our two indoor cats when we lived in an apartment in the city, and wanted to take them out for a walk. However, upon taking them outside, the female cat Pepper, was not too keen on the idea, and wanted to go back into the apartment. Pumpkin, our Maine Coon Cat, loved it, but managed to get his collar off and then scurried under some bushes and was then a real pain to get back in. All my other cats have always been indoor/outdoor cats, so I never really saw the need for a collar.

Now the dogs that I have owned have all had collars. Milton, my kids dog, currently has a Nylon dog collar like the ones sold by He has had this one for years, and may very well have come to us with the collar on. Pepper, my friends dog that I occasionally hang out with, has a metal choker collar. As a kid, my Dog Lady, a baby of Doberman, also wore a metal choker collar as well.

Now just because two of the three dogs that I have taken care of wore metal choker collars, does not mean I advocate their use. I also have seen websites that sell choker collars, but do not recommend letting your dog wear them unattended while on a line or chain for fear of injury to the dog. I also recall on more than one occasion, having to remove the metal collar due to chaffing. by the way, does not sell choker collars, but does sell nylon dog collars that may be personalized with embroidery.

If I were to get an embroidered collar, what would the collar say. Would I put the dogs name on it? Would I put my name on it? Or would I put a little doggie prayer on it? I guess my a name and phone number would be a good tDog Collar with Namehing to do in case he or she got lost. That would make sense.

Well that is about it for my dog collar post. If any readers happen to have any interesting collar stories, please feel free to leave a comment.

Related Articles:

Cat and Dog Collar article.

Buying a Dog Collar article in EzineArticles.


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Design Milk Puppy Pictures

I was on Design Milk the other day and noticed their new puppy post ,which was actually written in December. I then Beanutwent and checked out their Beanut picture set …great pictures. I have an email off to them to see if I can use one of their pictures in this post…I will update the Design Milk post when I get permission. But if you want to see some cute puppy pictures do yourself a favor and check them out. Their Boston Terrier, Norman Beans is adorable.

Love the pictures of the two dogs together…they look like quite a pair.

Update: I got an email permission, here is one cute puppy pic.

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Reasons to Adopt a Needy Pet

I just came across a young ladies blog site, and noticed her post Top 5 Reasons to Adopt A Needy Pet: A ProBlogger WritingMilton Project. In the post, she gives some good reasons why people should adopt needy pets rather than buying them from places like pet stores. MsDanielle had worked at a shelter so she has experienced how the shelters deal with unwanted animals. Stop by and check out her post and read her reasons for adopting needy pets.

I fully support the idea of adopting needy pets. Milton, my dog pictured to the left and in the header image, was such a pet.

This post is for my  entry into MsDanielle’s contest to win a Microsoft Zune.  The same
Zune that was given away by many others including John Chow.


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Nevada Poop Scoop

A blogging friend of mine Adam of, has started a new business called Nevada Poop Scoop, which Nevada Poop Scoop Banneroperates in the Reno Nevada area as a service business that picks up your doggie poop on a scheduled basis.

Just wonder what type of bag if any they use when disposing of the doggie waste?

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Shopping Bags for Dog Poop

GreenChick just left a really informative comment on the Pet waste Hazards post about a recent post she made on ThisGreenLife, The Green Way to Pick up Doggie Doo Doo. GreenChick tells us about some alternatives to using the shopping bags we get in the stores, which don’t degrade for eons.

“Why don’t grocery stores use or offer Plastic bags that degrade?”

Now I pose the question, Why don’t grocery stores use or offer plastic bags that degrade?

What can we do about this problem?

  • Write posts like GreenChick has done that inform consumers.
  • Adopt one or more of the methods that were discussed in her post.(I like the idea of bags made of corn)
  • Write to politicians to urge the passage of legislation that encourages the use or manufacture of biodegradable bags.
  • Visit stores that refuse to use the non-biodegradable bags.
  • Practice the Three R’s in relation to shopping bags. That is reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic shopping bags.

Just a short little list.

If you have any other ideas, leave a comment.


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Visiting Dog

We had a dog staying with us temporarily while his owner was in the hospital. It was suppose to be an extended visit for the Visting Dogdog, but he turned out to be more work than originally believed. First, he started peeing all over the house. Next, he wined to go out at the worst times of the night. He wanted to sleep in the bed with us. Lizzie does not even like to have the cat sleep with us. We compromised and let him sleep on the floor of the bed room, but soon had to escort him out when the gas from our visitor was just too much.

The next day, I noticed pee in kitchen and later realized he had also peed on the radiator. The smell from that made me gag. I also found another surprise from our friend. He had also urinated on a present for my daughter. That was the last straw. The dog had to go. Phone calls were made and within an hour, he was gone.

Other than the smell, the dog was not that bad. Diddy really seemed to like playing with him, however, I could just picture this guy taking a bite out of Diddy, and Diddy would be no more.

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