Saturday, June 25, 2011

Today... Blog

Our wonderful, loving Barb's Mom passed away late yesterday afternoon and I wanted to dedicate the blog today to her. We are thinking about you Barb and know that you have tons of prayers, thoughts and positive vibes heading your way...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Alert: Jerky treats possibly associated with kidney disease in dogs in Canada

Key words "Possibly", "may" but interesting heads up.

Alert: Jerky treats possibly associated with kidney disease in dogs in Canada

Now this is a twitter post that does not make me sad!

Louisiana SPCA

Sad but true! Protect your kitty cats...

PLEASE - This twitter post makes me sad and sick... please don't leave them outside. Yes - I know NOLACoyote is not really a Coyote but anything to make sure the message gets out!

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Just relaxing on the patio!

Helping with the business today...

Found Dog

Dog found on Jefferson Ave., between Coliseum and Camp Streets across the street from Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. I knocked on a couple of doors where I thought he may have come from, but there was no answer. I took him to Crescent City Vet to check for a microchip, and he does not have one. He's large, about 60-70 lbs., looks like a cross between a lab and a pointer, and is black and white. He's wearing a blue collar and a black bandana, but he has no tags, hence the reason I can't contact the owner and don't know the dog's name. He seems to be well trained; he sits and shakes on command, but he doesn't stop at curbs - he ran across the street to check out our dog (who I was walking when I found him), and I feared that he would be hit by a car, so I brought him back to our house.

Please call Kelly if this is your dog:

323.899.7292 cell


Friday yall!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Group: Officer Used Excessive Force In Shooting Dog

Humane Society Investigation Disputes Cop's Story

JAVMA report offers tips to protect pets from Salmonella —raw food, bulk-bin treats discouraged


Tom McPheron
Phone: 847-285-6781
Cell: 773-494-5419
e-mail: Tom McPheron


June 21, 2011

JAVMA report offers tips to protect pets from
Salmonella —raw food, bulk-bin treats discouraged

— Following media reports about Salmonella outbreaks tied to pet products, a new report in the June 1 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) lays out recommendations for pet owners on how to avoid Salmonella infection in pets.

The report, written by Kate S. KuKanich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, details the circumstances under whichSalmonella organisms are most often ingested and includes a history of Salmonella outbreaks associated with pet food and treats. In addition, it offers recommendations on how pet owners can minimize the risk of Salmonella infection for both their pets and families.

Recommendations include:

  • Avoiding raw food diets for pets.
  • Purchasing individually packaged pig ears, rather than buying them from bulk bins.
  • Checking the packaging of pet food products to ensure that they are in good condition prior to purchase; returning products to the store if they appear tainted, discolored, or malodorous.
  • Storing pet foods, treats, and nutritional products in accordance with label instructions, preferably in a cool, dry environment.
  • Saving the original pet food packaging material, including the date code and product code of all food products, for product identification in case of food contamination.
  • Discouraging children, the elderly, and immunosuppressed people from handling pet food and treats.
  • Washing hands with soap and water before and after handling pet food, treats, and nutritional products.
  • Using a clean scoop to dispense pet food into bowls.
  • Washing water and food bowls used by pets, as well as feeding scoops, routinely with hot soapy water in a sink other than in the kitchen or bathroom.
  • Avoiding feeding pets in the kitchen.

For more information, please visit the AVMA website:

For a copy of the report, contact the AVMA.


The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world. More than 81,500 member veterinarians worldwide are engaged in a wide variety of professional activities. The year 2011 is being celebrated by veterinarians around the world as Vet2011, the 250th anniversary of the birth of veterinary medicine and education.

Side note...

Listen - I love La Place... don't get me wrong.

Today, I am heading to La Place...

Today, Derek is heading to Ascona Switzerland. Ahhh - the life of a musician!

Nap time...

Isabelle, Henri & Baby D!
So cute...

I love New Orleans

I watched some workers carefully put these back... it was like they were working with glass. LOVE IT!

Good at paying attention...

but really want to kill a kitty and/or a mail person!


What after the walkin' looks like... this is the before!

Hump Day!

Could I get any cuter?! UHHH - NO.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Shaken soldier thinks a dog could be a tonic

I could not agree more!

Shaken soldier thinks a dog could be a tonic

Look at our new rescue baby!

Her Mommy added me to her kitty family!
We are all learning to love...

Mom works... we walk Pamela...

eat and sleep (in our bed) all day!

I can't see...

but I can tell when the cookies and lunch come out!


Friday the 24th...

Is National Take Your Dog To Work Day but... we think you should just leave them at home for us.
Thanks in advance!

Walkin' Bradley...

makes you sleepy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sad Sawyer + Happy Flowers = RAIN!

My babies got soaked...

Labrador Retriever: An adoptable dog in Violet, LA

I'm a unique young man. I recently had surgery to remove my left eye due to an ulceration. But that goes to show you the kind of people that are caring for all of us here. My life was worth the surgery to them rather than to put me to sleep. I have been given a second chance at life and now I'm looking for a second chance at happiness. I love to play fetch and I get along well with other dogs. Won't you give this one eyed fella a chance to be happy again?

More about Boy

Pet ID: 12930883 • Spayed/Neutered

St. Bernard Parish Animal Control Center, Violet, LA

Animal Protection Laws - Louisiana

Interesting information for animal defenders and humane workers. Animal Protection Laws Louisiana.

Dear Mother Nature: Thank you!

So far... so good! Keep up the good work.

Look at Amelia!

She is sweet, such a good... quiet little girl!

Our little baby is growing!

Do dogs dread the fourth of July?

My guess is yes!

Do dogs dread the fourth of July?

Summer Cut

They look thrilled!