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You are not the only one who lives here….


Dear Neighbor,

I was wondering if it would be possible for you to stop slamming your apartment door? I find it extremely annoying since we live within one wall of each other. You may not know this but every time you slam your door coming and going, you scare the daylights out of me and you scare the cat too.

The last time you were over we conversed about what we could hear from our kitchen walls. The woman said, she never hears us and I said really?! She said well why? We hear you every time you close your door. The sound goes right through our apartment. I think I dropped more than the subtle hint. Yet she hasn’t caught on!

Oh yeah and your dog is cute and everything but do you think you can train him to stop barking. Every time you yell at your dog to stop barking we hear that too.

 Please get a clue because you are not the only one who lives here…

Sincerely Your Quiet Neighbor

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My surreal dream


The first week of July was such an awful week for my husband and I. We had to put Kudah down after 11 years of awesome companionship. He was very sick and was dying of cancer. He truly was the best child with paws and he is very dearly missed.

Saturday July 9, I remember going to bed early and laying there crying my eyes out and eventually falling asleep. I remember dreaming because it was surreal. I dreamt that Kudah was right before my eyes looking at me and he was kissing me and licking my face and I could feel his whiskers on my face and the softness of his fur. It appeared the dream only lasted a few minutes but I swear I could feel and see him and I know he was there. Just like when I shared my pillow with him every night he would kiss me good night. I remember being happy to see him but I don’t remember what I said to him and then I woke up suddenly bawling my eyes out. I wish I didn’t wake so soon because I would love to go back to the dream.

I remember my husband saying “What did you dream about?” I said, “Kudah was here with me in my dream and it was real”!

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Dogs in Hot Cars


The warm weather has arrived and I know some people like taking their dogs out for a ride on a warm day and leave them in the car with the window cracked while you go shopping. This is Huge “No No”! Please leave your pet at home!

Do you know it just takes a minute on a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to between 100  to 120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes. 

Your pet can suffer brain damage or a heat stroke and die within 15 minutes or less.

Leaving a dog in a parked car with the windows cracked is a death trap for a dog because they overheat, sweat, excessive thirst, pant heavily, etc. Here is more information at this link http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animals/dog-hot-car.aspx

Children with paws don’t deserve to die because the pet parent is stupid and cruel.

I take this matter very seriously and when I am out and about do shopping I am always on the look out for animals left in cars. I do not hesitate to call the police and report this very serious crime and yes this is a “Crime”. Pet owners can be charged with cruelty and receive a hefty fine.  The police will come without hesitating because they take it very seriously too. In the event you do make a call to the police, you have to stay on the scene until the matter has been resolved.

We all need to take action to protect the animals, so please do your part in helping to protect and prevent dogs being left in hot cars. Be pro active make the call if you need to and save a life! Here is a link for a flyer you can print out and keep in your car to hand out when necessary. http://www.aspca.org/Blog/~/media/files/pet-care/pets-in-hot-cars.pdf

I have flyers in my car and I am ready to start handing them out.

Be responsible, Be the voice for the animals, Be protective and Be pro active!

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The Evening Walk


It was a beautiful evening for a walk, so Doug and I were out walking with the dog(Kudah) and we took our usual route. There was another couple out walking with their dog. Kudah got excited when he saw the other dog and of course he wanted to meet and be friends with every dog but the other dog was wearing a muzzle. We didn’t let Kudah near the other dog just for safety sake.

We were on our way back home when this man standing on his balcony across the street said can I come down and see your dog? We said, it is okay. The man came down and started petting the dog and then he says I noticed when you walked by your dog was panting and noticed your dog was pulling. My husband tells the man (no name from North Carolina) that the dog only pulls when the wife is with us.

So then he tells us that he has a neurotic dog and he uses a pinch collar and he claims it is the best thing on the planet. I had a few choice thoughts running through my brain and of course I couldn’t expel my thoughts without being extremely rude. So we told the man, look he’s twelve and owns the side-walk. So, he goes on and on about how we should use a pinch collar or a holt would best benefit my dog. I said, if you think your dog needs a pinch collar, good for you but my dog doesn’t need such a device.

Well I told him he’s been through training and he’s worn a holt in the past and Kudah didn’t care for it and neither did we. First of all, when did this guy become the expert on my dog.  We left and went about our walk towards home. We came home with peeved looks on our faces, nothing like having your walk ruined by someone who thinks they are an expert in the dog world.

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