Thursday, November 5, 2009

LOST GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG (Grandview Heights X Upper Arlington area of) COLUMBUS, OH.

Updated Friday Nov. 6, 2009

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Rosie bolted this morning from her pet sitters. Her owner is one of my best friends.

Rosie is an adult, female, German Shepherd with a very black colored face. AC saw her at North Star and Northwest Blvd. at 10:00 AM this morning but couldn't catch her.

Please help me spread the word to anyone you know who lives in the Columbus area. Share this message on Facebook and retweet on Twitter.

We are worried sick for Rosie's safety. I am also waiting for more information to find out if she was wearing a collar and tags. I'll update as soon as I have more information.

Thank you for any help!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I'm a Finalist in the Bad Hair Day Photo Contest!

No registration is needed to drop a vote for me.

Woo Hoo! I'm one of 4 finalists in the "Bad Hair Day" doggie photo contest on sponsored by Pet Head.

In truth I don't think it's possible for me to ever have a good hair day. This is what I look like after being brushed to go on my walk. I mean really, I think I suffer from a case of chronic "Bed Body" instead of the more common "Bed Head" type of bad hair day.

This is the contest on It's a cool new dog product review and all things doggish blog whose tagline is "Where FIdo Meets Function." They have lots of fun contests so if you have a pooch or two, or three, or four, you should stay tuned to phetched and try to win some super cool Phetched prizes.

And if it sounds familiar, Pet Head is the pet care line of dog shampoos by Bed Head, its human counterpart.

Monday, June 1, 2009

People United for Pets Build Fences for Freedom

Strut and Buddy

You probably think that doesn't sound right. Fences creating freedom? Well it makes sense if your're a dog and your life used to be on the end of a tether or chain. Raleigh, North Carolina, like many other cities in the U.S. has enacted an anti-tethering law making it illegal to keep pets tied or chained for extended periods of time. Extended tethering leaves both the dogs and public at risk. Dogs are at risk if they are attacked by other loose dogs, larger animals or people who mean them harm. People, particularly children, are at risk if they wander within harms reach. The problem with many tethered dogs is that they are not socialized to interact with people making them more likely to bite when approached by a stranger.

With the law, along with daily fines for those who don't untie their dogs, due to take effect this July some concerned citizens realized that now was the time to ensure that for those who couldn't afford a fence, surrendering their pets to the local shelter wouldn't become the only alternative low income owners could turn to. People United for Pets (PUP) members volunteer their time to go out on the weekends and build fences for those who need them.

PUP offers the free fencing on one condition, the dogs who are to be beneficiaries of their goodwill must be spayed and/or neutered. The cost to alter their pets is also offered at no cost to the owners. They just have to be willing.

To read the details and see more photos including my favorite of Buddy rolling on his back in his newly fenced in yard visit

Buddy Still on the Chain

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Dyson Airmuscle Pet Vacuum

A message from Kitai the dog: Recently I was offered a Dyson Airmuscle pet vacuum to have mom use and review as part of a focus group on A lot of you are probably aware that mom doesn't do very many product reviews. She's a stickler for only reviewing something if we actually needed and used it. Because I shed year round like a team of Huskies it didn't take me long to convince her to accept the vacuum. When it arrived I put her to work cleaning up after me and here's what she had to say:

Never in her wildest dreams did she know that vacuums could ever be this amazing.

To start with she loved the box it came in... Mom's never seen such a well designed package before. Ever. The box was easy to open and way easier to remove the vacuum from then she had expected it to be. Too bad more products don't put more effort into their packaging. Mom took this as a good sign that if the box was this well designed the vacuum would be even better.

Assembly was easy. Mom took a few peeks at the diagram and had the whole thing put together lickity split.

We have two kinds of carpet in our house. A low shag and a berber. The shag was easy to vacuum. The berber, even on the low setting was really hard to vacuum. The drag made it so that mom had to use two hands to move the vacuum over the berber carpet. While that's a drag (no pun intended) mom says it's good and her arms are going to get really toned from vacuuming the living room carpet from now on.

Emptying the canister was very easy and much cleaner then the vacuum she had been using. Mom was literally stunned at how much this vacuum picks up. She's guessing it picks up a good 70% more dirt out of the carpet then our other vacuum does. After barely vacuuming what looked like a clean area of shag carpet the canister was practically full with way more "dirt" then she typically sees in the old canister. She was also surprised by how much more "white" the newly cleaned carpet looks. It looks like it was shampooed and cleaned, not just vacuumed.

The hose is not super flexible but because mom says she is freakishly strong for her size she didn't have any problems manipulating the hose any direction she needed it to go. And thought she hasn't used it yet... Mom is in awe that the hose seems to be designed to knock out any blockages with a built in feature. Too many times she's found herself with a long wire coat hanger trying to dig out blockages from hoses in the past. She can't wait until she has the opportunity to unclog this new hose with a simple push back in of the retractable tube.

The furniture attachment brush is great! It does seem to work better picking up the dog hair then cat hair and cleans the seat area with just a few passes. The trickier part is the crevice between the seat and the chair back on our fabric covered dining chairs. That requires switching attachments to clean that narrow strip but all in all she is thrilled with not having to use tape or pick most of the hairs off of the couch cover by hand anymore.

She also tried out the attachment brush on a small fleece cat bed Squash sleeps on in the window. It was old and dirty and kind of lumpy. A few passes with the brush and it literally looked new again. The bristles not only removed the embedded cat hair but fluffed the fleece back up again making the bed soft and puffy again. A lot of fluff was then embedded on the brush attachment roller but just took a few minutes to remove by hand.

The only thing mom doesn't care for is that the release to lower the handle area is located on the front of the machine instead of the back. It is slightly awkward. What more then makes up for that though is that one of her favorite button features is the selections for floor surface types is located at the top instead of near the bottom of the front of the vacuum as it's been on every vacuum she's ever owned before. With 2 types of carpet, linoleum in the kitchen and stone tiles in the main hallway and one bedroom with hardwood... This makes the whole process SO much easier to use the correct type for each room and area. The rest reminded her a lot of her mac computer that was designed to be very intuitive so that manuals and diagrams are not needed. Just simple steps to get you up and running.

From Mom: The price is steep enough that to be honest I'd have to say I never would have purchased a Dyson on my own. But now having used this one? I can't imagine not having one ever again. There are times when a high price is reflective of a trend or "name" and other times when a high price is reflected in the quality and capabilities of how an appliance performs. I'd definitely say that this Dyson Animal Pet Vac falls into the latter category. Having used this one and being able to see firsthand what an amazing job it does, when the time comes to replace it I will definitely go with another Dyson.

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Fun Contest on

Our friends at Phetched are having a fun dog contest. CLICK HERE to enter.:

All you have to do is leave a comment to win a super cute illustrated print by Marc Tetro. Mom just entered me. Good luck to everyone!

Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 22nd. One entry per person, please.

Friday, April 17, 2009

I'm Ready for my Close Up!

Woo Hoo.... Time to get a pawdicure and a shampoo... Yup I've got a big photo shoot coming pretty quick here.

Mom is going to take me to the Artique Doggie Daze Mini Photo Session photo shoot to have me immortalized in a doggie portrait... Or two... Or three...

Check out the details here:

May 1st and 2nd
Limited Spaces Avaialble
$75 per pooch
A portion of the proceeds will be going to the Santa Clara Humane Society
Book your pooch at: 408-356-2718
Gallery 33, E Main St, Los Gatos, CA.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

An Anonymous Donor is offering $500...

as a cash prize to one of my mom's Flirty Blog readers "IF" Measles Animal Haven wins the grand prize of $10,000 for receiving the most votes in the CARE2 contest. If they don't win the contest mom will personally sponsor a $50 cash prize to be given to one of you in a random drawing.

The top voted rescue or shelter will receive $10,000! so far in 2008 Measle's Animal Haven has saved over 200 dogs and puppies! Those of you who have pets know that expenses add up quickly. So imagine feeding and vetting literally dozens of dogs each month and hundreds by the end of the year and you can see where $10,000 would come in really handy.


1. CLICK HERE to vote anonymously or with your own name. The voting box is on the right side of the page and there are only 4 things to enter: your name, a valid email address, your zip code and whether you want your vote to be posted anonymously or with your own name.

2. Then be sure to GO HERE and either post a comment with a link to your own website or blog where there is contact information so we can let you know if you won, or send me an email at and in the subject line put "Measles entry" and mom will enter you in the contest while keeping your contact information private.

Entries are based on the honor system so if you post in my mom's blog that you voted, we'll believe you.

Be sure to click on the little opt out box if you don't want to receive additional alerts about other causes. Though mom says that she's been subscribed to the site for a year or two now and has signed many petitions against the slaughter of horses, the aerial hunting of wolves in Alaska, many dog related causes and any other petitions regarding animal cruelty.

If you want to help more:
You can add a web badge to your blog or website supporting Measles Animal Haven in the contest by sending your friends and readers to vote for them too! Just copy the code below each web badge and paste it into your site:

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