Thursday, December 31, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
1. To be a patient for an aspiring doctor
2. To help fight crime and save the planet
3. To be a practice canvas before the real one
4. To hold secret meetings inside their cone of shame
5. To help take the blame when there's a mess
6. To pray with
7. To help babysit when mom and dad need a night out
8. To give Eskimo kisses
9. To be their lounge chair while watching toons
10. To play cops and robbers
11. To be their 'show and tell' at school
12. To help construct new toys
13. To be the pony every little kid desires
14. To help spy on the cute girl who lives next door
15. To help with those long drives
16. To be their portable body pillow
17. To always be by their side
18. To help with grooming
19. To plan a safe escape route
20. To be their dalmation after watching 101 Dalmations
21. To wear funny hats with
22. To play outside in the cold snow
23. And to be that extra boost when they just can't reach
Monday, December 28, 2015
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Friday, December 25, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Banana Carrot Dog Treats Ingredients:
- 1 cup Whole wheat flour
- 1 cup quick cook oatmeal
- 1 banana
- 2 carrots
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. parsley
- 1 whole egg
Banana Carrot Dog Treats Directions:Shred carrots on grater, or you can finely chip in processor.
Puree banana in blender or processor until smooth.
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and stir until well combined.
Flip dough out onto a well floured surface.
Press flat with your hands to 1/4” to 1/2” thickness, cut out dough using a cookie cutter in your desired shape.
Place carrot cookies on greased baking sheet and bake in oven preheated to 350° F for 30 minutes.
At this point you can pull cookies out for a slightly soft cookie, or turn off oven, crack door and allow cookies to remain in oven for an additional 20 minutes to become hard.
Store in airtight container in refrigerator for a week or freeze for up to 3 months.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Monday, December 07, 2015
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Saturday, December 05, 2015
Vogt is part of a program called “Colorado Cell Dogs” that trains abandoned canines to work with the blind and deaf. Vogt’s focus, however, is a little different.
As reported by ABC News, “With nothing but time on his hands, [Vogt] read all he could about autism, and came up with unique training techniques for service dogs–aimed at helping autistic children overcome behavioral and emotional issues. The dogs come from local shelters and Vogt trains them inside his cell, acting out problem behaviors himself. He trains each dog to meet a specific child’s need. He taught one dog to help nuzzle a child, so she would sleep at night. And he trained another to nudge and snap a child out of his fits and tantrums.”
Clyde learned to “nudge and poke” Zachary whenever he sensed the boy’s anxiety building, and so far the approach has worked wonders. Zachary, who eventually took Clyde home with him, told ABC News, “My anxiety has been brought down by at least 70 percent and I’ve been calm enough to socialize with kids, which I haven’t been able to do in a long time.”
When ABC News traveled to the prison with the Tucker family, they witnessed the boy who never liked to be touched give Vogt a hug. Vogt said, “This is the thing I do to give back. When Zach and even the other kids get to work with me, they don’t get to see the murderer. This has given me a chance to do something better.”
Friday, December 04, 2015
When Alycia and Rebecca of Animal House TV heard about the two dogs entering the Adams County Pet Rescue, they noticed the first thing the staff did was separate them.
Soon enough the ladies got wind that Abby was scaling the walls of her kennel each night, only to be found sitting outside Riley’s kennel each morning. It was like nothing they’d ever heard.
Once in a while, while you’re searching for hours through adoptable PetFinder dogs (everyone does that, right?), you’ll spot what a shelter labels as a bonded pair. These are two dogs who may have grown up together, were found together, or may have been surrendered together, and just simply refuse to be separated.
They are truly bonded—just like two friends or siblings.
It’s great for a dog to have a partner, especially when everything else in their lives seems to be in constant flux, but it quickly becomes a disadvantage for potential adopters. Only rarely do families open their home to two dogs at once, and while people like this are difficult to find, it would be exponentially worse to split up two strongly bonded dogs.
Sadly, this is exactly what happened to Abby and Riley; while Abby went through further training to become “adoptable,” Riley’s social personality put him right under the noses of waiting families. He was adopted to one family, and Abby to another.
Fast-forward six months, Alycia and Rebecca discover two things: 1) Abby’s family wants a second dog, and 2) Riley’s family just returned him to the shelter. Is it fate? Well, you’d be hard-pressed to find a reason to deny it!