The northeast United States has received record snowfalls this year. And as a word of encouragement to all of those who are sick and tired of shovelling snow, here comes a video to give you confidence:
a Canadian man has trained his Yellow Labrador, Elsa, to shovel snow!
In this YouTube video, Elsa is hard at work clearing snow from the family’s ice rink (yes, it gets so cold and snowy there that families have their own ice skating rinks at home!)
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
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I have just finished reading musician Rick Springfield’s memoir entitled Late, Late at Night. I was a fan during my high school years, had his poster on my wall, and I believe I was even a member of his official fan club. I also remember going to see him in concert (twice).
What I discovered in this book is that Springfield is also a dog person. Imagine that – even when much younger – I was attracted to people who liked dogs. There are many comments in Springfield’s memoir about the role of dogs in his early family life and through his career (you might remember that his dog Ron featured on several album covers).
Dogs acted as a source of inspiration and consistency in a life where depression was also a key player.
In January 2010, Springfield’s dog Gomer passed away. He and his people compiled a bunch of photos of the beloved dog in this tribute on YouTube. Dog people will ‘get’ this – the need to share and show how great our dog was and how much we miss them.
Having lost Daisy so recently, this tribute really resonated with me. I hope you enjoy it.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
No Dog About It Blog
I’m not really a “gym” person, but if I could work out at home without interruption, I would love to do so. My sister has been doing her workouts at home, and her dedication and hard work are really starting to show. My fear is that my workouts would end up looking something like the ones featured in this week’s video selection.
You’ve got to admire a woman who can maintain some semblance of zen while a dog is licking her face incessantly or crawling under her and putting his butt up in her face, wagging tail and all.
I might not have the same issues with my dogs as she has with Otis, but I have no doubt that there would be something dropped in front of me, over and over again.
Jasper really does think I was put on this earth to throw his ball for him.
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ABC News is reporting that a North Dakota company, Avianax, has treated about 50 puppies in seven states resulting in a 90 percent cure rate for canine parvovirus. Parvo spreads through animal waste and direct contact between dogs and is a major problem in animal shelters. Read and listen to more below:
Trial Results Promising for Curing Puppies’ Parvo – ABC News.
I’m feeling like this today, too! What a cute Great Dane puppy. Who else out there has a Dane? Tell me about it.
No Dog About It Blog
Many of you may have seen this one already, but I just couldn’t resist sharing.
If there was ever a dog that could mimic how I am feeling this morning, it is this Great Dane puppy. Don’t we all have days like this?
Happy Friday everyone! (Sleep in tomorrow, ya here?) 🙂
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I haven’t yet read the book by John Pilley about his dog, Chaser, who has been trained to understand over 1,000 words. However, this YouTube clip gives an introduction to Chaser’s genius:
Have you read Chaser’s story?
This YouTube video was compiled by Robert, an Australian dog trainer (trading as CATMANTOO and Malibu Dog Training).
He says “After a dog graduates my off leash program, I’ll offer a “doggy outing service”. I pick up the dogs (usually between 8-12 dogs), take them to dog beaches or other dog friendly places, let them play together, while continuing to practice the training they’ve learned. I’ll rinse off any sand, trim their nails (if needed), then take them home.”
What a unique service!