Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hi, My Name is Putter

My two cousins, Sadie and Ottis, who are located on the left of this page are going to help me take you on a Tail Wagging journey to all your doggie needs. So as we doggies would say it; "Go ahead, SNIFF AROUND"! You can also join me every week for a new doggie tip below. You will find them very helpful for your dog. (you will enjoy the doggie chuckle, too!)

Putter's Doggie Tip For The Week:
Are you reading the labels on our doggie food?  If you are not buying organic, please read those labels carefully.  Some lower brand doggie foods have fillers in them that make us very sick and can cause diseases.   Please keep us healthy.

Putter's Chuckle for The Week:
Q: What do you get if you cross a Collie with a rose?
A: A Collie-flower!

Just For Doggie Laughs!

How Many Dogs Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?
I've Interviewed Ten Dogs To Get The "Real Answer".

Labrador Retriever: "Oh me, me, me, pleeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I, Huh? Can I?"

Border Collie: "Just one! And I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code!"

Toy Poodle: "I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he's finished rewiring my house, my nails will be dry."

Dachshund: Are you joking? I can't even reach the stupid thing!

Rottweiler: "Go ahead ...MAKE me!"

Hound Dog: "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"

Chihuahua: "Yo quiero taco bulb."

Pointers: "I see it, there it is, it's right there..."

Greyhound: "It isn't moving, who cares?"

Beagle: I bark ...therefore I am. Change it yourself!

...and Don't You Forget It!


A police dog responds to an ad for work with the FBI. "Well," says the personnel director, "you'll have to meet some strict requirements. First, you must type at least 60 words per minute."

Sitting down at the typewriter, the dog types out 80 words per minute.

"Also," says the director, "you must pass a physical and complete the obstacle course." This perfect dog specimen finishes the course in record time.

"There's one last requirement," the director continues; "you must be bilingual."

With confidence, the dog looks up at him and says, "Meow!"
Top Ten Signs You Spoil Your Dog:

1. You think begging for table scraps is beneath him, so you let your dog eat at the table with you.

2. You take him to the supermarket and let him pick out his own dog food.

3. Your husband comes home from work, looks at the stew on the stove and asks: "Is this people food or dog food?"

4. You bought matching His & Her place mats for your dog and yourself.

5. At dinner parties you have to double-check the butter for visible lick marks, before putting it on the table.

6. Your dog gets to vote on where to spend the next family vacation.

7. You don't care if you or your spouse are comfortable at night, as long as Fido has enough room on the bed.

8. You complain about the rising costs of groceries, but never think twice about spending a fortune on doggie treats.

9. Your dog always gets the best spot on the couch and sometimes he even gets to hold the remote.

10. He has his own e-mail address.
Amazing Dog

An avid duck hunter was in the market for a new bird dog. His search ended when he found a dog that could actually walk on water to retrieve a duck. Shocked by his find, he was sure none of his friends would ever believe him.

He decided to try to break the news to a friend of his, a pessimist by nature, and invited him to hunt with him and his new dog. As they waited by the shore, a flock of ducks flew by. They fired, and a duck fell. The dog responded and jumped into the water. The dog, however, did not sink but instead walked across the water to retrieve the bird, never getting more than his paws wet. The friend saw everything but did not say a single word.

On the drive home the hunter asked his friend, "Did you notice anything unusual about my new dog?" "I sure did," responded his friend. "He can't swim.
Top 7 Peeves Dogs Have With Humans

1. Blaming your farts on me..... not funny... not funny at all !!!

2. Yelling at me for barking. I'M A FRIGGIN' DOG

3. Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly whose walk is this anyway?

4. Any trick that involves balancing food on my nose. Stop it!

5. Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons. Now you know why we chew your stuff up when you're not home.

6. Taking me to the vet for "the big snip", then acting surprised when I freak out every time we go back!

7. Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests. Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.
Do You Worry That Your Dog Isn’t Getting The Right Nutrition?

The beauty of the title above is that you are the one that has the ability to research your dog’s food and change it if it does not have the right ingredients in it. Our dog’s cannot tell us what’s good or bad so it’s up to you to make sure they have a healthy diet.

Long ago dogs survived on prey that they hunted. They even chewed bones which kept their teeth healthy. However, with that said, dogs have moved from the wilderness to our living rooms. They totally depend on us to give them food. But are we harming our pet by what we’re feeding them?

If your dog has a bad diet, you will see the symptoms. Some of those symptoms are: bad breath, itchy skin, dull dry coat, and intestinal gas. Most of the commercial dog food does not provide them with the nutrients they need. It contains things your pet doesn’t need such as chemical additives and preservatives. An example of a preservative that is commonly found in commercial dog food is propylene glycol. It keeps moist pet foods fresh and has been linked to the destruction of red blood cells. (Please Note: This chemical can be very addicting for cats)

The best thing you can do for your dog’s health is to feed them a more natural diet. A natural diet can improve allergies, arthritis, diabetes, chronic vomiting and diarrhea.

If you must use a commercial food, here are some tips to check for quality:
1. Ingredients are listed in descending order. The first ingredient should be an animal based protein.
2. The “entire” protein should be listed first. Avoid foods that list by-products. Avoid those that list the food fractions - i.e. wheat middlings or corn gluten instead of the whole grain. These ingredients are leftovers from the human food processing and don't provide good nutrition.
3. Look for natural preservatives. These include Vitamin C( ascorbic acid) Vitamin E and mixed tocopherols. Always “AVOID” ethoxyquin, BHA, BHT and propylene glycol.
4. Avoid foods with artificial flavor enhancers, such as phosphoric acid.
5. Avoid artificial colors. These include azo, azo dyes, and sodium nitrite.
6. Essential fatty acids must be added. They’re vital for allergies, arthritis and cancer prevention.
7. Additional antioxidants are always good, such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C and flavanoids.

If you’re a dog owner, you probably consider your pet as “one of the family”. You wouldn’t feed your family bad food so why would you feed your beloved canine bad food? Make sure they live a long and healthy life.

Here’s to loving your dog,
Susan Benson - Author