RiRi the Whippet Puppy Meets Her Brother Nevin

Yesterday was a banner day for little whippet puppy RiRi.  She took her first car ride to her new home in Virginia and then she met all the members of her new family.  But best of all, she met her whippet brother, Nevin, for the very first time.  As you can see from the photo, both RiRi and Nevin have settled in quite well.

Stay tuned for all the fun adventures of this fun doggie duo … RiRi, the whippet puppy, and her brother Nevin.

Luxury Dog Resort at Walt Disney World

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 24, 2010 – Pet lovers visiting Walt Disney World Resort
can now plan to board the family pet in fun, luxurious new accommodations. Reservations
are being accepted for pet boarding stays beginning August 27, 2010 for the new Best Friends
Pet Care Resort.

The one-of-a-kind resort comprises more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space,
including 17,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor space, 10,000 square feet of covered
outdoor runs and play areas, and an expansive private dog park exclusively for the use of pet
resort clients and their dogs.

The facility will accommodate up to 270 dogs and 30 cats for both daytime and overnight
boarding. A wide selection of suite choices for dogs includes air-conditioned indoor rooms,
48-square-foot indoor-outdoor suites, and four expansive VIP (very important pet) suites with
television, raised bedding and private outdoor yards.  VIP suites run $69 to $76 a night.

The resort’s exclusive dog park features a fenced walking trail bordering the natural wetlands
around the park. Inside the trail, guests can choose from a variety of different play areas,
including a 3,300 square-foot area covered in artificial turf, a 4,500 square-foot area with
shade trees, and a 1,300 square-foot “canines only” water park. There are several large areas
for owners to sit, relax and watch their dogs play. The entire park is secured from outsiders
and is illuminated for use after dark.

Other features of the resort include: a grooming salon, which will provide go-home-fresh
baths and haircuts for pets; two 1,100 square-foot “camp rooms” for play group and doggy
day camp, each opening onto an outdoor play-yard.

Best Friends Pet Care Inc. (www.bestfriendspetcare.com) is a long-time leader in the U.S. pet hospitality industry, providing high-quality boarding for dogs and cats as well as day care, grooming, training and related services.

You Lucky Dog Movie Premieres June 26th

Hallmark Channel’s new original family film, YOU LUCKY DOG premieres on Saturday, June 26 at 9 PM.

Dog movies are my favorite type of movies … hey, Mik and I like to get comfy on the sofa and snack on popcorn and biscuits.  What?  Your dog doesn’t get a movie snack?!

Best Websites About Dogs with Dog Photos

Yes, there are lots of doggie sites out there on the internet but there are some really special Dog Sites that we think are the best.  How about it Barker?  “Woof, Woof!”

I-Love-Dogs

Dogs rule at I-love-Dogs.com.   Get tons of free canine stuff, dog breed information, dog names, dog videos, dog supplies and more.

Great Dog Site

This is a dog site filled with tons of information.  Find dog breeders and rescue dogs.  Lots of breed information on the top 100 dogs.  Pet training and care.

American Kennel Club

A trusted source for dog and breed information.  Dog healthcare, breeders, magazines and general dog information.

Best-Dog-Sites

An outstanding directory of Dog sites, Dog supplies, Dog services, Dog breeders, Dog gifts and Doggie classifieds.

Dogster

A comprehensive Dog site with information and articles about all things dog-related.

Support Laws to Prevent Antifreeze Poisoning in Dogs

Approximately 1400 children and 10,000 cats and dogs die annually from antifreeze poisoning.  Antifreeze tastes sweet and it takes no more than a teaspoon for a fatality.

But something can be done about this that would save many lives of children and pets each year.  Legislation is currently being consdered in many states that would require antifreeze makers to add a bittering agent to antifreeze products and engine coolants.  Supposedly, this one step would only cost a few cents extra per gallon and it could make an amazing difference for the good.

Some states already have this law, including California, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Washington.  Contact your state legislature if your state isn’t listed here to see what is being done and how you can make your voice heard.  For your child, dog or other pets.

Best Buddies – A Boy & His Dog

Puppy Love … there is nothing more magical than having your first puppy to love and care for.  This is Ryan and his dog, Cocoa.

Pit Bulls and Kids Don’t Seem to Mix – Consider This When Choosing A Family Dog

As much as we all love dogs here at Bloggie Doggie, we urge any family that is considering a dog to please think about the possible unprovoked aggressiveness of some breeds.  We know that some people raise Pit Bulls without any issues, but just like raising a Tiger, as some who raise exotic pets, there are some innocent situations that seem to arise that make a natural instinct for some animals take over.  This happens time and time again with Pit Bulls.  You never hear of incidents with Labrador Retrievers or Golden Retrievers attacking kids … quite the opposite … they are usually saving people.  Please, please consider carefully when there are small children in the home.

As reported on January 11, 2010 in the California newspapers:  “A 3-year-old California boy was mauled to death by his family’s pit bull over the weekend at his home in Apple Valley.  Police responding to an emergency call Saturday afternoon found Omar Martinez unresponsive and took him to Saint Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley where he was pronounced dead two hours later.”

We are very sorry to hear about Omar and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family.