Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama Bin Laden. Let Dogs "Be". Good "Parents". Wolves. Cargo Trailer.

“Justice has been done,”

"Osama bin Laden found dead with boot up his ass!!! "
Brought to you Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue:

And :


"Oh, justice will be served and the battle will rage:
This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage.
An’ you’ll be sorry that you messed with the U.S. of A.
‘Cos we’ll put a boot in your ass, it’s the American way.

Hey, Uncle Sam put your name at the top of his list,
And the Statue of Liberty started shaking her fist.
And the eagle will fly and it’s gonna be hell,
When you hear Mother Freedom start ringing her bell.
And it’ll feel like the whole wide world is raining down on you.
Ah, brought to you, courtesy of the red, white and blue."


Dogs Live In The Moment.

"When we adopt a dog and bring him into our home, we are basically playing God in his life. In essence, we are saying, “I’m the person you are to love, obey and trust for the rest of your life. I hope that works for you!” Fortunately for us, dogs have embraced the “love the one you’re with” philosophy 100 percent. If it weren’t for a dog’s natural resilience and tendency to go with the flow, it would be virtually impossible to re-home a dog successfully. Dogs live in the moment!

As adaptive as dogs may be, they are individuals, and each one comes with a unique personality and temperament. Like us, some dogs are very social while others may be shy. While dogs are generally happy to adjust to our lifestyle and environment, it’s important for us to accept and honor them for who they are.

When I give private consultations to my clients, they often tell me they want their dogs to “make friends” with other dogs at the dog park or on walks. They assume their dog should want to interact with another dog, just because he’s a dog. They determine that behavior to mean the dog is “socialized.” Yet everyday, it is socially acceptable and even expected for us as humans to pass by multitudes of other humans that we virtually ignore.

When you go to the grocery store, do you feel compelled to meet, greet or even make eye contact with other shoppers? Of course not. Then why do we insist our canine companions “get to know” other dogs every time they encounter one? Being able to just co-exist in a social setting with other dogs should be as acceptable and natural for them, as it is for us.

The same is true of going to a party. Some people are the so-called “life of the party” and mingle with everyone. Others stay close to the people they know. Some may meet some new people and still stay close to those they know well. The person who doesn’t mingle may be less “social” as a partygoer, but it doesn’t make them any less “social” as a human being. They still socialize with their friends. Think of your dog this way too. If he can just “be” with other dogs, consider him a socialized dog and don’t pressure him to play with others. If he wants to, he will. But if he is content to sit and have other dogs around without growling or barking, this is good behavior.

I was shy as a teenager. Although I never missed a school function or dance, I wasn’t the type to initiate conversation or be the first one on the dance floor. Had I felt pressured to do so, I might not have grown out of my shyness and eventually developed better social skills.

Let your dog find his own way socially. Rather than insisting your dog meet another dog face to face, try walking him along side another dog first. When both dogs have settled into a balanced mode, they should be allowed to sniff each other. This is the canine version of “breaking the ice.” This method is natural and non-confrontational.

When you learn to celebrate your dog for who he is, both you and your best friend can achieve more balance and create an even deeper bond!"

There is the dog's side of this, too.  You have taken him into your pack, and he depends on YOU.
Dogs give humans a great amount of joy, and the very least that humans can do is be the best dog owners they can be.
How-To: Be The Best Dog Owner at:

A dog gives us much, so we should try to give him our very best in return.Are you a good dog owner?
Only you can decide.

  • Do you care about your dog’s welfare and needs?
  • Are you willing to make sacrifices for your dog?
  • Are you willing to learn and change for your dog?
A dog gives us much, so we should try to give him our very best in return.
My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.  ~Author Unknown
Dogs have given us their absolute all.  We are the center of their universe.  We are the focus of their love and faith and trust.  They serve us in return for food and shelter.  It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.  ~Roger Caras

Save the Endangered Species Act and Speak Out For Wolves!

Save our wolves!"On April 9th, Congressional Democrats and Republicans agreed to override sound science and public policy and remove Endangered Species Act protection for wolves for purely political reasons. This is the first time in the law’s 37-year history that politicians have intervened to subvert the law’s intent.

The call for removal of wolves from listing under the Endangered Species Act came from ranchers and hunters in several western states where wolves have only recently been re-established – at a cost of millions of taxpayer dollars – after being completely wiped out earlier this century. When science didn’t back their arguments and the wolves’ protected status was repeatedly upheld, the ranchers and hunters resorted to political maneuvering.

The effect on wolves will become obvious as soon as the already struggling population succumbs to cruel traps and bullets.

The effect on the Endangered Species Act itself could be devastating, replacing science with politics in regulatory decision-making will render this shining achievement of animal protection law virtually toothless when it comes to protecting animals in the face of the interests of politically powerful commercial lobbies.

Tell your Senators and Representative that science, not politics, should determine if wolves are removed from the Endangered Species list.

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Still more about the closet and cabinets in the cargo trailer.
Jay installed some more of the rails, so Ray could fill, prime, and paint the screw holes. Jay and I were measuring and cutting doors/panels ready for Ray's attention. The cabinet doors aren't going to be fancy, but they are made of good AB material.  This all came out of the trailer, so we haven't had to buy any.  Good thing, too, as it is not available around here.

Oh! The door stop makes a noise!

I let the kittens play in the hallway in the Middle Room while I am tending to their 'house'.  The door at the end goes into my hall, and the one on the right goes into the grooming room bathroom.

Here are they are playing with the doorstop yesterday.


Gypsy said...

I'm glad you posted the alternative side of socialized dogs. I agree that not all dogs want to be or need to be friendly and outgoing with all other dogs.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Our dogs rule our lives.