Friday, March 15, 2013

Bailey Boy and his toy..along with some great info..

This was my first baby and still is.. Love him soooo much and i wanted to share his morning play time with all of you! Every morning we get up the first thing we do is go out..then we eat...then we play for a few min before i have to get ready for work. I feel that it is so important that we play every day and keep him moving so hes not just sitting around looking like a fluffy lil toy.. 

So as i was looking around the internet i wanted to share some facts about my dog to you all, so i found yet another GREAT site to share with you..
Very few people do not succumb to the allure of the Maltese dogs. This toy dog breed is so adorable that the Maltese is often presented in the Aristocratic form. Professional dog groomers can perform expensive services for the Maltese like bathing, brushing, coat trimming, pedicure and hair styling.

The Maltese dog breed is one of the most fancy of all show dogs and caring for it is exhaustive work. The coat alone needs daily grooming and bathing at least twice a week. Also, their diet has to be very specific so as to maintain the sheen and shine of the coat. You must have passion when you want to adopt a Maltese dog into your life.

Here is a list of a few interesting facts about this adorable dog breed:

  • Maltese are fearless.

  • Charles Darwin himself theorized that the Maltese originated as a solid breed in 6000 B.C.

  • Despite their size, Maltese dogs are excellent jumpers. They have great hindquarter muscles that helps propel them to at least a full body-length into the air.

  • All Maltese dogs are white, with silky coats which are never shed. Any variation or stain in color is considered "undesirable."

  • A Maltese is also a hypoallergenic dog - which is the same with some breeds like the Bischon Frise and the Poodle. It means that they are less likely to cause you dog allergy.

  • They may look cuddly and cute, but Maltese dogs are intolerant of children or other animals. In fact, aside from their human companions some Maltese dogs are even openly hostile to other humans.

  • Josephine Bonaparte, Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria are all great ladies who also share one common denominator: all of them had a pet Maltese at some point of their lives.

    Who is the richest Maltese in the world? Trouble is! In August 20, 2007, Leona Helmsley, a billionaire New York City Hotel Operator and Real Estate Investor, bequeathed $12 million to her pet Maltese named Trouble at the time of her death.

    "Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta," is one of the different names that the Maltese had carried over a span of many centuries. Other names include: Bichon, Comforter Dog, Maltese Lion Dog, Maltese Terrier, Melitaie Dog, Roman Ladies' Dog, Shock Dog, and the Spaniel Gentle. Today, everyone just calls it the Maltese: that darn cute little dog with the long flowing white hair.

    Most Maltese dogs now live the "Aristocratic" life: they live in luxury and often stay indoors. This however, can affect their health to a detrimental degree. Like all dogs, the Maltese dogs need to play outside. They are energetic little puffs of fluff, and the recommended daily walk is 2 to 3 times a day. Nail clipping is essential to help keep the dogs' balance. In the "wild," a Maltese would not need pedicures because their nails are gradually trimmed down as they pad across the earth or as they dig into the soil. Easy living has its price.

  • Much Love

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Fun Dog Facts for Kids..

    I love sharing cool information about different animals and i figured i found a link that i like so i would share it with you..


    Fun Dog Facts for Kids
    Enjoy these fun dog facts that deliver a variety of information about interesting breeds, puppies, guide dogs such as Labradors and much more. As the famous saying goes, dogs are man’s best friend. Whether it’s as reliable workers, family pets or loyal companions, dogs are wonderful domestic animals that offer a number of qualities that are put to good use by humans.

    • In total there is said to be around 400 million dogs in the world.(thats alot of pups)
    • The domestic dog has been one of the most popular working and companion animals throughout human history.
    • Dogs perform many useful tasks for humans including hunting, farm work and security as well as assisting those with disabilities such as the blind.
    • Although experts often disagree, there is scientific evidence which shows that the domestication of dogs could have occurred more than 15,000 years ago.
    • There are hundreds of different breeds of dogs.
    • Examples of these breeds include: Bulldog, German Shepherd, Collie, Golden Retriever, St Bernard, Greyhound, Bloodhound, Chihuahua, Labrador, Great Dane, Rottweiler, Boxer and Cocker Spaniel.
    • The most popular breed of dog in the world by registered ownership is the Labrador. With their gentle nature, obedience, intelligence and near limitless energy, Labradors make for excellent family pets and reliable workers. They often assist police and are a common choice as guide dogs.
    • Dogs have formed such a strong bond as pets, workers and companions to humans that they have earned the nickname "man's best friend".
    • Humans help train various dog breeds to enter in competitions such as breed shows, agility and obedience contests, racing and sled pulling.
    • Dog have superior hearing than humans, capable of hearing sounds at four times the distance.
    • Dogs have a remarkable sense of smell, they are capable of differentiating odors in concentrations nearly 100 million times lower than humans can.
    • The average life span for a dog is around 10 to 14 years.
    • Those involved in dog breeding refer to males as ‘dogs’, females as ‘bitches’, dogs younger than a year old as ‘puppies’ and a group of offspring as a ‘litter’.
    • Domestic dogs are omnivores, they feed on a variety of foods including grains, vegetables and meats.

      Much love,

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    Saving your pet with CPR

    OK so this is one of the best things i have found on FB yet and i had to share it! Its pawrific...

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    Sunday, March 10, 2013

    Its not always furry..lets check out frogs!!

    So im sure that many of you have children out there and as you know so do i! i love to surf the internet ans share all the fun stuff i find on my blog! Why..well thats a good question! Well because it fun for me also. As i say in most of my blogs SHARING is please feel free to share away!

    Again i did not write this i am just sharing it and here is the website i found it on

    i came across this next link after trying to find new stuff so i figured, lets look at another animal..The Frog...

                            Fun Frog Facts for Kids
                                   Frogs are fascinating animals that feature unique behaviors and characteristics.
                                               Keep reading for more interesting information and frog facts.

    • A frog is an amphibian. They lay their eggs in water. The eggs hatch into a tadpole which lives in water until it metamorphoses into an adult frog.
    • Tadpoles look more like fish than frogs, they have long finned tails and breathe through gills.
    • An amphibian can live both on land and in water.
    • Although frogs live on land their habitat must be near swamps, ponds or in a damp place. This is because they will die if their skin dries out.
    • Instead of drinking water, frogs soak it into their body through their skin.
    • Frogs breathe through their nostrils while also absorbing about half the air they need through their skin.
    • Frogs use their sticky, muscular tongue to catch and swallow food. Unlike humans, their tongue is not attached to the back of its mouth. Instead it is attached to the front, enabling the frog to stick its tongue out much further.
    • The common pond frog is ready to breed when it is only three years old.
    • Frogs in the wild face many dangers and are lucky to survive several years. In captivity however, frogs can live for much longer.  
    • Frogs can see forwards, sideways and upwards all at the same time. They never close their eyes, even when they sleep.
    • Remarkably, frogs actually use their eyes to help them swallow food. When the frog blinks, its eyeballs are pushed downwards creating a bulge in the roof of its mouth. This bulge squeezes the food inside the frog's mouth down the back of its throat.

    Friday, March 8, 2013

    25 Strange yet Interesting Facts About Cats


    25 Strange yet Interesting Facts About Cats

    So i was looking around the internet to bring you some new and exciting stuff and i came across this! I did not write it and i cant seem to find the Author of it so ill put a link to the page on here also:

    I just found this interesting and wanted to share...

    One out of four American households has a cat for a pet. However, you do not have to own a cat to appreciate its eccentricities and unique behaviors. If you are an ailurophile (cat lover), the following cat trivia will teach you interesting and probably new facts about cat behavior, lifecycle, senses, and habits.
    1. There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with 33 different breeds.
    2. Cats "paw" or "knead" (repeatedly treading on a spot - sometimes its owner) to mark their territory. Cats sweat through the bottom of their paws and rub off the sweat as a marking mechanism.
    3. Cat urine glows in the dark when a black light shines on it. If you think your cat or kitten has had an accident in your home, use a black light to find the mishap.
    4. The print on a cat's nose has a unique ridged pattern, like a human fingerprint.
    5. 25% of cat owners admit to blow drying their cat's hair after a bath.
    6. If your cat is near you, and her tail is quivering, this is the greatest expression of love your cat can give you.
    7. If your cat is thrashing its tail, she is in a bad mood - time for you to keep your distance!
    8. Only domestic cats hold their tails straight up while walking. Wild cats hold their tails horizontally or tucked between their legs while walking.
    9. During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years.
    10. Sir Isaac Newton, discoverer of the principles of gravity, also invented the cat door.
    11. The more you talk to your cat, the more it will speak to you.
    12. Kittens begin dreaming when they are over one week old.
    13. A group of kittens is called a "kindle." A group of grown cats is called a "clowder." A male cat is called a "tom," a female cat is called a "molly" or "queen", and young cats are called "kittens."
    14. Cats spend 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves.
    15. Each year Americans spend four billion dollars on cat food. That's one billion dollars more than they spend on baby food!
    16. Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs can only make 10.
    17. The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes.
    18. Cats have been used to deliver mail: In Belgium in 1879, 37 cats were used to deliver mail to villages. However they found that the cats were not disciplined enough to keep it up.
    19. In a lifetime, the average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring.
    20. A cat's jaws cannot move sideways.
    21. Cats rarely meow at other cats.
    22. When cats are happy, they may squeeze their eyes shut.
    23. Cats don't use their voice's natural frequency range to verbally communicate feelings such as affection, anger, hunger, boredom, happiness and fear - this would be inaudible to humans as this frequency is much lower than humans can hear. Some researchers believe cats may have learned we can't hear them in their natural range and have
    adapted so they can relate to us on our terms.
    24. The reason for the lack of mouse-flavored cat food is due to the fact that the test subjects (cats, naturally!) did not like it.
    25. Cats see so well in the dark because their eyes actually reflect light. Light goes in their eyes, and is reflected back out. This means that their eyes actually work almost like built-in flashlights.

    meow..purr purr
    Much love 

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    Ten Awsome Rules for Great Leadership with your Dog

    So once again i am turning to for some more good advice to share! i was looking through there site AGAIN, why cause its AWSOME and found and article on Ten Rules to Great Leadership with Your Dog or Puppy and felt that i had to share this with you all. Again i did not write this, Nan Arthur’s Whole Dog Training 619-561-2602, she is the Author i am just the messanger lol but like I say ..sharing is careing so here is a peek at what i found...

    Ten Rules to Great Leadership with Your Dog or Puppy

    Leadership, in short, is the ability to guide, direct
    or influence. Nowhere in the definition does it
    say “dominate,” intimidate, or control, and yet
    over the years many dog trainers skewed and
    twisted the definition so out of shape a
    contortionist would be hard pressed to keep up.
    Even today with all the science to the contrary,
    there are popular books and videos for sale that
    insist on rough and harsh treatment of dogs to
    obtain optimum obedience.
    These misshapen ideas leave many pet parents
    confused— and if
    they are confused, just think

    how the dog must feel with so many conflicting
    Luckily, there is so much more information about
    learning theory, behavior and, frankly, dogs today,
    that it is a breath of fresh air to finally let go of
    those old ideas and get back to the real meaning
    of leadership with our dogs.

    1. Leadership begins with benevolence as you
    teach your dog the rules
    A study published in the February 2004 issue of
    the British Journal of Animal Welfare found, “Not
    only that rewards were more effective in eliciting
    desired behaviors from the dogs, but that those
    owners who used punishment-based training had
    seen a variety of bad behaviors in the their dogs
    including barking at/aggression towards people
    and other dogs, fearfulness, excitement, separation
    anxiety, and inappropriate mounting.” The dogs
    that were trained exclusively using positive,
    reward-based methods were significantly more
    obedient than those dogs trained using either
    punishment or a combination of rewards and
    punishment. The authors of the study suggest that
    “the use of punishment-based training might
    create a state of anxiety or conflict in the dog that
    is later expressed as bad behavior.”
    Think positive, not punishment!

    2. Reward, don’t ignore
    Humans tend to focus on the things they do not
    like their dogs to do; spending way too much time
    saying, “No,” and expending far too much energy
    trying to make them stop what they are doing. It
    is time to start putting all of that energy into
    “catching” dogs doing the correct things and
    rewarding those behaviors. If your dog has finally
    settled down and is quietly chewing a bone, do
    not ignore that behavior— reward it. Walk by
    your dog and quietly drop a treat by him and
    move along. If you don’t have a treat, a single and
    quiet “Good dog,” will do.
    If good behaviors are ignored and unwanted
    behaviors are the ones that get all of the
    attention, your dog may very well decide that
    good behaviors aren’t worth very much, but those
    “bad” ones sure do get everyone to pay attention
    to him.

    3. Manners are learned, rewards are earned
    Some people have a hard time using food rewards
    but are more than willing to present an entire
    bowl of kibble to their dogs without so much as a
    thought. You are going to feed your dog a couple
    of times of day, so why not let him earn his meals
    by using some of that kibble as a training reward.
    There are trainers and pet parents out there that
    do not even own food bowls for their dogs—
    every piece of kibble is a paycheck for a job well
    It is not necessary to go to extreme unless you
    want to, but plan to use a portion of your dog’s
    food to train, or to use it in food carrier toys such
    as Kongs or Buster Cubes so your dog can
    expend some mental energy working for his
    kibble each day.

    Domestic dogs studied in natural settings are
    observed spending most of their days looking for
    food. When you put your dog’s food in a bowl
    and it’s gone in 30 seconds, your dog has little to
    look forward to the rest of the day. This is why
    some dogs walk the path of destruction—they are
    Training and the use of food carrier toys exercise
    the mind, not to mention that in other studies,
    dogs preferred to earn their food rather than
    have it delivered in a bowl.

    4. Love your dog- limit your dog
    Like children, dogs appreciate and live very well
    with rules and limits. There is always time to relax
    rules after your dog learns them, but much more
    difficult to go back and put rules in place when
    your dog has not had structure in his life.
    Training is one of the best ways to limit your dog.
    It should always be fun, but the reason for training
    is to give your dog some life skills that help him to
    resolve conflict and live peaceably with humans.
    Teach your dog how to love his crate, be left
    alone and relax when he is not sure what to
    do so if he is ever in doubt, he will know to
    relax, rest and/or kickback, rather than become frantic with panic or
    wild with excitement.
    Manage your dog’s environment if you do not
    have have time, or are not sure how to train
    something— prevent the behavior from happening
    until you can teach your dog something else. Use
    his crate, baby gates or leashes to prevent him
    from practicing unwanted behaviors which only
    allows him to get better and better at it.

    5. Mental and physical exercise
    It is easy to exercise your dog’s body, but many
    people neglect exercising their dog’s minds. Do
    not be one of those people! Get creative and find
    things that will challenge your dog’s wonderful
    mental capacity. Hide and seek with his favorite
    toy, clicker training, food puzzles, digging pits,
    shredding toys, trick training, doggie trash cans,
    are all good ways to stimulate your dog’s mind.
    Be willing to let your dog make a few messes here
    and there—better a mess of organized play than
    one where you dog digs up the yard, or shreds
    your pillow.

    6. Let your dog be your teacher
    Learn about dogs. Read, get on the internet, go to
    workshops and seminars (always with an open
    mind since some of these might not be the
    correct direction to head with your dog) and then
    learn to watch your dog. Your dog always knows
    what he needs. Dogs are great teachers if you are
    willing to be the student. They are the masters of
    body language and have beautiful etiquette if
    allowed to express it. Learn what your dog is
    “saying,” and your relationship will grow.

    7. Respect your dog’s boundaries
    You expect your dog to respect your
    space and boundaries; in return,
    you should do the same. If your dog
    just settled down to rest by your feet, it is not an invitation to reach
    down and touch him. In fact, this can quickly
    teach your dog never to relax in your presence.
    If your dog shows his belly to you or another
    person, it is not always an invitation for a belly
    rub; it might be his way to say he is worried or
    concerned. If you watch how dogs interact with
    one another you would not see a dog start to pat
    or pound on a submissive dog’s belly. He would
    simply sniff and move away—anything else would
    be considered rude in the dog world.
    If you personally, would not like something done
    to you in the context of what you might be doing
    to your dog, respect your dog and back off. Body
    pounding, constant patting on the head, strangers
    grabbing his face, are all good examples of how a
    human might invade a dog’s personal space, and
    while he might tolerate it from you, that does not
    mean he enjoys it, especially from people outside
    of his comfort zone.

    8. Lead by example
    Your calmness will teach your dog to be calm.
    Learn to breathe and smile at your dog. The
    more you display calmness, the calmer your dog
    will be when he needs it the most.

    9. Believe your dog
    If you have heard yourself say, “My dog is stubborn.
    He “
    knows” how to sit (come, heel, etc.) but he

    won’t do it if we go anywhere outside of our
    neighborhood,” your dog is trying to tell you
    something. He is not stubborn; he might be
    nervous, fearful, overly excited, or the behavior
    has not been trained to fluency in different
    environments—but certainly not stubborn. The
    same goes for behaviors like reactivity toward
    other dogs or humans; your dog is trying to
    express how he feels about the situation.
    Whatever the reasons, your dog is communicating
    that he needs some help, not criticism.

    10. Laugh with your dog
    Dogs are truly the comics of the world. Enjoy
    your dog for what he is—a dog! There is poetry,
    music, and laughter in every moment of living with
    dogs (some messier than others) but dogs offer
    life lessons to each and every human that will take
    the time to look and not judge them for being
    dogs, but respect them for being so tolerant of
    living with us.

    Thank you Nan for letting me use your information!!

    Much love

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