Also, it could EASILY mean
MORE GOODIES FOR YOU TOO!!!!
Isn’t this just unbelievable?
Mom and I think that Sheila captured my eyes beautifully. So beautifully that Mom has bought this painting and cannot wait for it to arrive!
Some of you might be familiar with the art of Sheila Wedegis, but for those who aren’t, this painting is part of a 30 day challenge that artist Sheila Wedegis is taking part in called
“The eyes are the windows to the soul”
so it was no wonder that Sheila chose to paint dog’s eyes for her challenge.
Mom and I are just in love with this painting!
If you would like to submit a photo of your dog, visit Sheila’s blog here and I linked to her in various other areas of this post.
You can also visit her on Facebook by clicking here
Thank you so much Sheila! You are sooo talented!
Barks and licks and love, Dakota and “Mom”
Veterinarians On Call, the popular YouTube series celebrating the work of veterinarians around the U.S., released two new videos this month, a dog story and cat story, in advance of the Western Veterinary Conference. The series of video shorts now features 21 veterinarians from 13 states. Twenty-eight videos have been published to date, with another 12 in production.
One video released celebrates the perseverance of Dr. Linda Randall, an African-American veterinarian who established her own practice to serve pets and pet owners in northern Ohio, such as her 11-year-client Border Collie Leah and her owner Angie.
Veterinarians On Call has logged more than 565,000 views and attracted more than 850 subscribers on YouTube.
The series is presented by Zoetis™ (zō-EH-tis), an animal health company dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. The series was developed under the guidance of Clint Lewis, President of the U.S. for Zoetis, as part of the company’s Commitment to Veterinarians™ platform. www.zoetisUS.com. Building on a 60-year history as the animal health business of Pfizer, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, with a focus on both farm and companion animals.
Veterinarians On Call is produced by Essex Television, the Connecticut TV production company behind the popular, long-running Discovery Velocity network TV show Chasing Classic Cars.
Hi every doggy! (and kitties that may be in attendance!) it’s Dakota!
I just love this time of year! Everybody is happy, people are exchanging love, caring, presents, even licks! One of my favorite things is when I receive an unexpected gift! That is EXACTLY what happened last week!
I was just sitting around, minding my business, listening for sounds and watching out the window for any doggy that might be going potty in MY territory, when what did my alert Sheltie ears hear? A knock at the door!
After alerting my Mom and Dad by doing my best Sheltie barks and continuing on for 20 minutes AFTER the fact, my Mom showed me what had arrived.
What in the world?? Mom and I looked at each other in surprise. We weren’t expecting anything. I was overcome with excitement, I was spinning 100 times faster than my normal cyclone-speed Sheltie spins! ….Hurry Mom! Open it! What’s inside?
There was a lovely message wrapped in a festive Christmas-green bow. SOMEBODY LOVES ME! I was jumping on Mom begging her to read faster and to begin opening the package already!
When Mom and I opened the package we couldn’t believe it! The wonderful people at GREENIES® had sent me a beautifully decorated holiday box of:
GREENIES® CANINE DENTAL CHEWS!!
Mom and I were overcome with happiness and were surprised to have received this most WONDERFUL and UNEXPECTED gift! Mom loves GREENIES® CANINE DENTAL CHEWS because they are good for me
From the GREENIES® website:
GREENIES® Dental Chews are the #1 veterinarian-recommended dental chews* and clinically proven to provide a total oral health solution.
GREENIES® Dental Chews are naturally made with added vitamins, minerals, taurine, and chlorophyll (sodium copper chlorophyllin) to provide a complete oral care, and offer a nutritionally complete and balanced blend of highly soluble and digestible proteins for adult dogs based on AAFCO recommendations.
GREENIES® Dental Chews are clinically proven to clean dogs’ teeth by fighting both plaque and tartar buildup, freshening breath, and maintaining healthier teeth and gums.
I know you are all excited to see who won the gift certificate! This is some serious and gorgeous BLING!
FIRST, a HUGE THANK YOU
FOR SUCH A GREAT GIVE-AWAY!
SECOND, THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
Ok…before anyone thinks there was ANY favoritism,
allow me to show you this:
Here are your random numbers:
1 4 7 8 8 5 5 3 8
Timestamp: 2012-11-05 22:35:16 UTC
There were 9 people who entered the contest…I went to www.random.org to have them select the winner…….you all see that Number 1 won right?
Number One belonged to:
OHHH YESSS IT DID!!!
A gorgeous Sheltie Princess won a gift certificate to use towards absolutely GORGEOUS BLING! These collars definitely suit the Princess that she is!
I just have one question, is it too early in our relationship for me to give Eva……DIAMONDS???
Congratulations beautiful Sheltie Princess Eva!!!
Barks and licks and love, from your “Prince” Dakota
Are we a nation of “Cat People” or “Dog People?”
I live in a schizophrenic household. Since I have a kitty brother, the one who is at the top of the FOOD chain often varies.
When Mom is upset with me for barking too much or taking things that I have no business taking, she tells me to go to TEAM DOG (which has ONE member, my DAD!) On those days she says she is all about TEAM CAT!!
The nerve of her!
Doggies! It’s time for our BARKS to be heard!
Purina® is calling all pet owners and lovers to join in the “America’s Pet Debate.” From now until Nov. 8, you can vote for your favorite pet at www.americaspetdebate.com once a day. Purina will proudly declare whether America is a cat or dog nation on Nov. 9, 2012.
For every vote, Purina will donate $1, up to $100,000, to Pet Partners’ Veteran Programs. The donation will help fund Pet Partners pet therapy teams for U.S. veterans by providing the mental, physical and emotional support of cats and dogs through animal-assisted therapy. There are more than 22.7 million veterans in America today. The current national vote tally is 55% for Team Cat and 45% for Team Dog with a total of 58,856 votes. ($58,856 for Pet Partners Veteran Programs).
You can also join the conversation about America’s Pet Debate on Facebook.com/americaspetdebate.com, Twitter (@petdebate), Instagram and Pinterest using hashtags #VoteCat, #VoteDog and #PetDebate.
Now get out there and vote!
Barks and licks and love, Dakota
I was not compensated for this post.
Hi and happy Tuesday all! It’s Dakota’s Mom!
I remember when my husband and I first got Dakota. At the time, his name was “Tanner.” Now “Tanner” is a fine name, but when I would watch the handsome Sheltie who would soon become “Dakota”, the name just didn’t suit him.
Finding the perfect name was incredibly important to me. I always loved the name “Dakota” and had decided to look it up to see what it meant. I no longer remember the source, but at that time in 2007 the meaning I found was “trusted friend.” The translation came from an Indian tribe…probably “Dakota???”
Once I saw the meaning, it was a done deal. “Tanner” would now become “Dakota”. I couldn’t be more pleased with my choice (or my dog!!)
How did YOU decide on a name for your dog?
Our friend Matt Beswick sent us this great infographic sharing the idea that maybe, just maybe your pet’s name was predestined? Or are they just “plain random?” What do YOU think?
This has been one heck of a summer so far! Much of the country has experienced temps of 90+ degrees since mid June which is simply unheard of in places such as Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and places further North. Today in Michigan the high is supposed to reach 102 degrees!!! They say that August is the “dog days of summer” if June and July have been this hot, I hate to see what August will bring!
It is timely that I received this press release from Michigan Humane. I know that many of you have covered the high temperature situation on your blogs, but to me, it is a deeply serious issue that can never be stressed enough. Please enjoy today’s post from Michigan Humane, and take good care of your babies!.
Love, Dakota and “Mom”
Dogs are great companions and, as we all know, love riding in the car. But in warm weather, it’s most often safer to leave them at home. Even on a relatively mild 85-degree day, parked in the shade with the windows cracked, the temperature inside a car could reach 102 degrees Fahrenheit in just 10 minutes. When the outside air is over 100, the inside of a car can reach 120 or more.
In warm weather, the overheated air in a parked car interferes with a pet’s normal cooling process because, unlike humans, dogs and cats do not perspire to cool their bodies down – they pant. When the air they breathe is overheated, the evaporation that usually occurs during panting is insufficient to allow proper cooling. A pet, like a child, can only withstand a higher body temperature for a very short time before suffering irreparable brain damage – or even death.
If you see an animal in immediate distress in a parked car, ask the store to make an announcement or, if necessary, contact local animal control or police in your area. In Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park, call the Michigan Humane Society’s Cruelty Hotline at (313) 872-3401. Also contact these agencies if you notice a dog kept outside without adequate food, water or shelter.
Here are some additional warm weather pet safety tips from the Michigan Humane Society:
If your pet is overcome by heat, you can give immediate first aid by immersing him in cool water. If you are unable to immerse him, lay him on cool, shaded grass, pour cold water over him and call your pet’s veterinarian immediately.
For more information about pet health and safety, visit www.michiganhumane.org.
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.