Archive for September, 2008

Vote 08

Well, It’s not what you think… This summer I was on the campaign trail for my grandpa. Dad’s dad was running for the Massachusetts State Representative open seat. I would go to the Campaign headquarters with Dad and Mom and cheer him on. He even had me in his photo shoot with his Nephew Jackson. But I was a little nervous cause he’s only One and little people scare me.

Here I am on Election day at one of the polls with Dad. After Mom got out of work she took me over to bring in the last of the votes! The girl on my other side in all green is my Aunt Ally (dad’s sister!)

We were there until the polls closed and I was getting tired of looking so cute so I laid down for a rest.

After the polls closed we went back to Headquarters to wait for the results…

We were all a little sad when we found out that grandpa didn’t win.


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Howl-O-Ween Treat

Halloween Pet Tips

Here are some important things to keep in mind during the Halloween holiday:

  • Don’t share Halloween candy with your pets. Chocolate is toxic to dogs and cats, and other candy could damage their teeth and overall health. Make sure when the kids come back from trick-or-treating, they put their stash out of paws’ reach.
  • Keep your pets a safe distance from trick-or-treaters. Having a steady stream of strangers on their turf might make pets anxious and unpredictable.
  • As you open and close the door to dish out candy, keep an eye on your dog or cat – pets can easily slip away and end up lost.
  • If you put a costume on your pet, make sure that nothing about the costume could interfere with his breathing or ability to see. Also, make sure that no parts of the costume could tangle or choke him. And keep on eye on him the whole time – never leave an outfitted pet alone. Halloween costumes can annoy animals and pose safety and health hazards…so think twice before dressing up the dog. Make sure the dog can breathe, see and hear, and that the costume is flame retardant. Remove any small or dangling accessories that could be chewed and swallowed. Avoid rubber bands, which can cut off the animal’s circulation or, if accidentally left on, can burrow and cut into the animal’s skin.
  • If you take your dog trick-or-treating with you, make sure that he is on a leash and has the proper ID tags on his collar. You don’t want to have to go looking for him, but if he does get lost, tags with your name and phone number make it much more likely that you’ll get him back.
  • If you have a black cat, or even a dark gray one, keep close tabs on him during the days and weeks leading up to Halloween. If possible, keep him indoors to prevent him from being the victim of any prank
  • Remember, your pets can’t tell you what’s wrong and what bothers them. They are more easily frightened since they have no idea what’s going on. Be sympathetic and treat them like you’d want to be treated if you were them!
  • The wrappers, such as tin foil, can get stuck in your pets digestive tract and make them ill or cause death.
  • Dogs can have lethal tails, wagging all over the place. Don’t leave any lighted candles or Jack-O-Lanterns where they could be knocked over by a swinging tail or by a curious cat. Not only could your pet start a fire but they could severely burn themselves in the process.
  • Walk your dog before trick-or-treaters start their visits. Keep a firm grip on the leash; many dogs are frightened by people in costumes.
  • If your dog has any aggressive tendencies, fear of loud noises, or a habit of excessive barking, place him in a quiet room as far away from your front door as possible at least a half-hour before trick-or-treaters arrive. Consider crating your pet, which can make him feel more secure and reduce chances of accidental escapes. Provide chew toys, a favorite blanket, a piece of clothing with your scent on it, or whatever comforts the animal. Play soft music or a recording of soothing sounds.
  • When walking dogs during or after Halloween, watch carefully for what they might pick up and choke on. Bits of candy and wrappers abound on sidewalks and streets after holidays.
  • Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, yet they can produce gastrointestinal upset should pets ingest them. Intestinal blockage could even occur if large pieces are consumed.


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My new friend…

Meet Kiwi

Kiwi is my going to be my housemate when we move and for some reason he doesn’t really like me.

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Good News!

As many of you already know from my previous post “GOOD LUCK DITTO“, my friend Ditto has been suffering from Heartworms for many years now and has been unresponsive to treatment in the past. After undergoing doggie kemo in the beginning of the year I am happy to report that Ditto is Heartworm FREE!!

We had a little party to celebrate her great news!

Ditto was trying to give me a kiss!

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