May We All Honor Our Gift of Freedom

I planned to write a post about the many fun activities that we can participate because of those who have sacrificed so much and the importance of honoring their memory most especially today, Memorial Day 2010.

Then, I came across this video which is also about FREEDOM but much different than what I originally had planned for this post.

I hope you enjoy it. Realize we all have unique gifts.  Say thank you to those who have served.  For the families who have lost someone, keep them in your thoughts. Hug your family.  Hug your dog.  And, really savor every moment of today – focusing completely on all the gifts we truly have.  For the ones we take for granted are the ones that someone yearns for…enjoy.

Gratitude to Surf Dog Ricochet for sharing this inspirational video – thank you!

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River – Featured Dog of the Week

RIVER

River and her owner, Jillian, have been active Facebook fans and Porch Potty supporters for a while. Jillian posted some great picture of River on her Facebook album and they were just adorable! We couldn’t resist sharing them with you!

Jillian, (River’s owner) shares:

“River is a 2-year- old Chihuahua. She first started using the Porch Potty about a year ago. I use clicker training to teach River tricks and appropriate behaviors, and used this training method to teach her to use her Porch Potty. Although we take regular walks, River does not tolerate the cold, rain or snow very well. She also cannot go outside unattended due to her size. These issues, combined with the fact that we live in a second floor apartment, prompted my investigation into possible “potty” options. River and I are so happy that we found the Porch Potty. It is amazing how something like this has made both of our lives so much easier. The Porch Potty is one of the best purchases I’ve made and the customer service team is outstanding.”

Jillian Senn
South Jersey

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Kids and Pets: Pre-School Children

Pre- School Children

Teach your young children the do’s and don’ts of interacting with their pet and they’ll have life-long skills that will help them be confident and loving pet owners.

  1. By no means, should children approach any stray animal.
  2. Request permission first from the owner of the pet they wish to play with.
  3. Let an unfamiliar dog smell their hand first before they start petting the animal.
  4. Warn them not to play around with a dog that is eating.
  5. Children should not take any toy, bone or other essential foods from a dog.
  6. Teach them never to tease an animal.
  7. Kids should not run or yell when a dog is approaching them.
  8. Remind them to always be gentle whenever they play and talk with their pets.
  9. Children should learn that pets are their pals.  You have to explain to your kids that giving their animals the same treatment they want to have is a good start. Animals too have feelings and can get hurt just like how humans can be hurt. Teach them not to pull the ears of their dogs or jump on their backs.  Have fun and be safe!

Any other tips?  What did I miss?

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