Monday, June 30, 2014

Duchess, with Georgia Doberman Rescue

This is Duchess. She's a cropped and docked albino female who has been in rescue for over a year. She was originally with Southern Doberman Rescue, after somebody saw her for sale on Craigslist as a breeding female. They got her from that person, and then turned her into rescue to be spayed and rehomed. Then she made her way to Georgia Doberman Rescue.

(I got the picture from the Georgia Doberman Rescue Facebook page)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Really, Time Magazine? The Problem With Pit Bulls?

Time Magazine, on June 20, ran the article "The Problem With Pit Bulls". I only just read it, and haven't really heard it discussed in my usual online watering holes. Go read it; I didn't watch the video or anything, so can't vouch for that, but otherwise it doesn't have any terrible pictures or language or anything.

It's hard to read things like that, because they aren't wrong. This is Time Magazine here; they're able to present a compelling argument and back it up with sources. It's what they're for.  But they aren't right, either, and I feel leaning on PETA for citation weakens their case. "Even PETA, the largest animal-rights organization in the world, supports breed-specific sterilization for pit bulls" says Time magazine. Well, PETA thinks it would be best if this convention of keeping pets never existed. We all probably know by now about PETA's high euthanization rate of animals surrendered into their care (that one's from Time, here's one from The Washington Post).

Friday, June 20, 2014

Product Review: Minties Dental Treats And Hip&Joint

It's a Twofer! We were approached by a VetIQ rep who wanted to know if we wanted to try out Minties dental treats and one other product from a list; I selected Hip&Joint.

We got them really fast, and as always, Elka was quite eager to sample the goods.

Monday, June 16, 2014

But what does a leash really mean?

This bit of mischief does not involve Elka, as I was work.

Somebody came into the library and said there was a brown dog running around in the park with no owners in sight.

So I grabbed my phone and went outside, figuring I could assess whether the dog was approachable and then either catch the dog and call the owner (provided said dog was tagged appropriately) or call the police to come and do their dog wardeny things.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Black and White Sunday June 15 2014

It's been cold and rainy here. I mean, I guess "cold" is subjective, but I don't feel in June it should be dipping into the 40's at night. I think it only got up to 63 or so yesterday, and has been cloudy and rainy for a week. 

How is it in your neck of the woods?

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Black and White Sunday, Jun 8 2014

With my currently bum ankle, we haven't had a real walk since That Fateful Day. I think both Elka and I are going a little stir crazy. I am happy to say that the ankle is improving. The bruising is gone, there's a teensy bit of swelling still, and it only hurts sometimes. Still, I don't want to push it too soon and reinjure myself. It's tough taking it easy, when the weather is so beautiful!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Product Review: Nerf Dog

Now that Elka is okay with squeaky toys, I'm always on the lookout for something that will both occupy her and last longer than five minutes. When I saw that Nerf had dog toys, I was optimistic. Perhaps too optimistic?

I tried a fetching orange and blue one first, the Nerf Dog Crunchable Ball, Blue. After that, we did the Nerf Dog Squeaker Football, Red/Black.

Can you guess which one lasted longer?

photo from


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wordless Wednesday June 4 2014

(black and white and mostly wordless. I'm frequently happy/amazed with what editing my cell phone camera will do)