Saturday 31 May 2014

Greyhound Picnic JULY 7th

It’s that time again – summertime - and we’re hoping that you will join us for our 6th Annual Greyhound Picnic on Saturday, June 7th (raindate is Sunday, June 8th) at 6382 Fourth Line Road in North Gower.
This year, we will be offering barbequed hot dogs and veggie dogs for sale ($2.00 each) from 11:30 to 1:00, as well as water and soft drinks ($1.00 each), chips and home baking will be available for sale on-site.  Of course, you are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy instead.
We’re updating our Greyhound Trivia contest and we’ve got some awesome prizes for the winners.  One of the most popular features is the on-site raffle.  Winning tickets will be drawn around 1:30 pm so be sure to stick around until then so you can go home with your prizes. Raffle tickets will be $2.00 each, 3 tickets for $5.00 or $20 from nose to tail.  Don’t forget your hound’s muzzle as there is an unsupervised off leash area for the hounds to stretch their legs and socialize at anytime during the event. It is also recommended that you bring some drinking water and a bowl for your hound – there will be water bowls available, but it is good to be prepared.  
There is a $5 family entrance fee for the picnic.  In addition, we will gladly accept any unwanted Canadian Tire Money, which we use for a variety of items in support of adoptions. 
This year, the Greyhound Supporters will have all of their merchandise set up and available for sale.  Our merchandise includes tag collars, martingale collars, greyhound-adorned throw cushion covers, greyhound prints, belly bands, grooming gloves and a myriad of other items.  Kasco’s Kollars will also have a vending booth set up, as will Know Thy Dog.  Toe Nail clipping by Pat Swabey for $5.00 per hound will be available.
There will be canopies put up to provide shelter from the sun and other elements, but if you have a canopy that you could bring and put up – that would be greatly appreciated.
The Bake Table - The Bake Table is always a popular part of  our annual picnic, and contributions of baked goods for human or canine consumption are greatly appreciated. Anyone wishing to donate baked goods is asked to let Donna Garret know at before May 31, 2014 .   Over the years we have found that cookies and brownies/squares sell very well.  If you have time to package your goodies into individual portions that would be great - generally two to four cookies per package or two brownies/squares, depending on size.  If not, we will have extra baggies at the event and can package them there as well as price them.  It is recommended that baked goods containing nut products be labelled as such.  We also ask that doggie treats be well-labelled to avoid confusion.
Media Drive - Bring in your gently used CD’s, DVD, and Blu-rays, drop them off at the Greyhound Supporters vending table and receive a free raffle ticket for each item donated (up to 10 free tickets per household). Your old media will be used to raise funds for the Greyhound Supporters adoption program.
Photographer - Our photographer this year is Alissa Albert Photography – you may remember Alissa from last year’s picnic and Planet Day in 2012 – so be sure to get your hound’s photo taken.
If you are interested in helping with the event, or just have a question, please let us know at
When:          Saturday, June 7th
Time:           11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where:         6382 Fourth Line Road, North Gower
Cost:            $5.00 per family
Rain Date:    Sunday June 8th, 2014
Please note that this is a greyhound-only event so we ask that other canine companions not attend and that this is a cash-only event and there are no near-by ATMs.

Wednesday 28 May 2014


                     A PICTURE IS WORTH 1000 WORDS!!!!!! 
                      DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DOG
                                     IN THE CAR

Monday 26 May 2014

Friday 23 May 2014

Wind in your face

Don't you think its strange, that your dog isn't too crazy when you blow in his face, but put them in the car and all he wants is the wind in his face.

Thursday 22 May 2014

Ottawa Kennel Club Spring Show

Starts Fri, 23 May, 10:00 – 17:00
Sat, 24 May,9;00-17:00 And Sunday 25th May 9:00-17:00
Richmond Fairgrounds, Perth Street, Richmond, ON, Canada

Tuesday 20 May 2014



                                                        NOT SURE ABOUT BUBBLES
Who doesn't like chasing bubbles, 3 of my dogs didn't even take notice the fourth not so sure she liked them. Sometimes entertaining the dogs is harder then entertaining kids!

Monday 19 May 2014

Biking with your dog WOOF CYCLE

                                                          Yeah for the woof cycle

I go on bike rides with Newla usually holding her leash on the handle bars unfortunately the control I have if she see a squirrel, or turning corners was always a problem.
Now  my hands are free and she can't race a head or go in front of my tire. Definitely recommend this product it works.
                                                                   It works!

Saturday 17 May 2014


I think dog's are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. Gilda Radner

Friday 16 May 2014



Heat stroke is far more serious and is life threatening. If unable to cool your dog down in time and your dog is showing signs of heat stroke call your dog’s veterinarian. Soak your dog with cool water and rush to the nearest emergency clinic.

If your dog’s temperature is too high your dog’s organs will begin to shut down.




Rapid heart rate


Tacky gums

Hot to your touch

High Temperature 104 degree / or higher 40 degree Celsius



Organ damage


Your dog's vet will cool your dog and need to monitor your dog for blood clotting

 To learn more about this and other medical conditions, register for a Canine First aid Course at or contact

Thursday 15 May 2014


Finally our weather is turning warm, remember with hot weather the hazard of our dogs suffering from heat exhaustion can be a consequence.  Without precautions and monitoring our pets activities, heat exhaustion is a possibility! Tomorrow we will discuss heat stroke.

Unfortunately for our dogs they are unable to sweat like us. The only way dogs cool themselves is by panting. Panting helps to reduce your dog’s body temperature. It’s up to you to make sure your dog doesn’t over heat. Heat exhaustion is the early stages of heat stroke.

By taking immediate steps to cool your dogs down you will help to avoid what could be the more fatal extension - Heat stroke.  Always have cool water available. Make sure if your dog is getting too hot to get your dog into a shady or cooler place. Stop any vigorous activity. Apply cold wet towels over your dog. Let the dog air dry. The above actions will help to cool your dog’s body down.

Dogs that are higher risk for heat exhaustion are older dogs or dogs that are overweight. Breeds that are at higher risk for over heating are double coated or breeds that have snub- noses like Pugs, Boston Terriers, Boxers.



Excessive panting

A lot of thick white saliva

Warm to the touch

Possible diarrhea and vomiting

Skin in the ears is red

To learn more about this and other medical conditions, register for a Canine First aid Course at or contact

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Heartworm Prevention for Dogs: Drugs Vs. Herbal Treatments

Healthy immune systems is the best protection against infections, parasites, and diseases. Most holistic vets will recommend a healthy raw diet for starters.

I found this article,  its a good read!

Monday 12 May 2014


Prevention is the best action against Heartworm.
Ontario Veterinary College recommends that dog owners, are to have
their Veterinary do a blood test annually or at least every second year; testing your dog’s blood for microfilariae. If negative your dog will be put on a six month prevention program that will cover the mosquito season. Without the blood test or an annual check up these products aren't accessible.

Fortunately these de-worming medications usually work on a combination of different parasites.
Revolution, Heartgard, Sentinel, Intercepter, as wonderful as these products are they are pesticides,
ivermectin and pyrantel. Revolution from Pfizer's is like the Cadillac of parasite kill, it kills fleas, ticks, roundworm, whipworms, mange ear mites the list goes on. It also claims it kills slower so the product doesn't kill all the microfilariae at once which could cause a catastrophic reaction in your dog.
 I have and do use these products on my dogs, but I am looking into more homeopathic and natural
products for Heartworm which we will discuss tomorrow.

Saturday 10 May 2014

HOME MADE Mosquitoes repellent

A great Home made Pesticide free Mosquitoes repellent that smells like cake!

  • You get a 16oz spray bottle
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • 3 or 4 teaspoons of Vanilla extract
  • 15 drops of Lavender extract
  • Fill rest of bottle with water
  • Mix and spray on dog or yourself

IT SMELLS LIKE CAKE ! This is one safe way to help control Mosquitoes and one natural way to
help keep your dog safe from Heartworm!

Friday 9 May 2014



 The next three posts will be about Heartworm, with heartworm season around the corner its definitely a topic that needs  to be discussion.
We will discuss how your dog gets Heartworm, traditional prevention, natural prevention, and different treatments if your dog does contact Heartworm.

Heartworms are a mosquito bred parasite whose complete life cycle is about 6 to 7 months.

First, an infected mosquito bites the host (i.e.) your dog; leaving behind a larvae on the dog’s skin. The larvae, then burrows into the dog.

Many changes occur to the larvae before developing into a sexually active adult worm. The adult worm will make its way into a vein and move to the dog’s heart where it will mate. The female worm gives birth to young, called microfilariae. Microfilariae must go into another host for survival and need the mosquito to continue their life cycle.

Unfortunately, they can remain viable in the dog’s blood stream for 3 years, during which time mosquitos drink the dog’s infected blood. The microflilariae then infect the mosquito and the larvae moves to the mosquito’s mouth - ready to be deposited on a new host.

Thursday 8 May 2014


                                                           SUN  WORSHIPER

                                                     IN NEED OF A BIGGER POOL

                                                                     MY TURN

                                                 DRYING OFF WITH SOME FRISBEE