I hope you learn something useful and take action ASAP. Keep your furry family members safe!
This is a more serious posting that will may shock/sicken/sadden/disgust you but hopefully open your eyes to what is happening to beloved dogs in this country.
OF DOGS AND MEN (click HERE) explores a disturbing trend in American law enforcement: the shooting of pet dogs. This is common enough to be named Puppycide and have a database (click HERE). From SWAT raids to simple calls and even visits to wrong addresses, we are seeing more and more incidents of officers using lethal force against a family pet they deem a threat. Are these rash reactions by officers in a system with little regard for our four-legged family members, or are they true peace officers doing their best in a dangerous job? OF DOGS AND MEN investigates the issue from all angles, interviewing law enforcement officers and experts, and taking a journey with pet owners through the tragedy of loss and pursuit of change in a legal system in which the very officers they challenge are an integral part.
This is a huge problem for all dog owners not just those “breaking the law.” You may just live in a neighborhood where there was a burglar, your home alarm system was accidentally triggered, or noise complaint. Don’t fool yourself into believing these are isolated incidents.
Hopefully you will take in this data (click here).
This week I took our cat Borgia to Frontier Veterinary Hospital for a recheck appointment. Her mouth looked great after having some dental work done a couple months ago.
While chatting with our awesome vet Dr. Palmer, she mentioned watching a video of a dog drinking in super slow motion. I was eager to see this video so I tracked it down and wanted to share it with you.
Now that I’ve seen a dog drinking, what about a cat?
Internet wins! Youtube sucked me into watching more slow-motion animal videos.
I have been guilty of giving humans the “wait” hand signal that I give our dogs. I’ve also playfully given my husband the “leave it” command when he was going to steal food from my plate.
I stumbled across this and had to share it! If I had something like this in my house, I wouldn’t want the cats using and possibly destroying it.