Welcome to this weeks edition of Dogs On Thursday!
Our thoughts and concerns go out to those that are are in the path/wake of hurricane Gustuv and the 3 other tropical storm/hurricanes, Hanna, Ike and Joshpine that are on the tail of Gustuv.
If there is anything that you need, please email me or Natalie and Please give a shout out and let us know you and your furbabies are okay.
Please go and give a bark to welcome 4 new members this week!
2nd cup of coffee, Robyn, Daisy and Cheryl V.
Please go checkout Nichole's great review on Planet Dog products!
Then head over to newbie Cheryl V.'s blog she is signing up to help to learn how to help pets rescued from hurricane Gustuv and tells of ways we can all help animals in need.
Which, leads to this great Pet Plan Find from the National Hurricane Center.
Please go check out what to do for your pets before, during and after a hurricane or other big storm.
Most of you I am sure already have a great emergency preparedness plan but it is a great check list to just make sure.
Here are some links to resources for those affected by Hurricane Gustuv and Hanna.
I will keep this link updated and will add to it as needed and throughout the other hurricanes.
Also, if anyone has any extra snuggles, sheets, blankets, toys and treats that they want to donate to the pets (both dogs and cats) of the past and upcoming hurricanes please contact me or Natalie. We are going to send these items of need to the rescue shelters in the cities torn apart by these storms.
And, for those participating in the DoT Bloggerversary Contest, please email me with a picture of your creative endeavor and or a link to it. Then end date is September 15th.
Plus, Go check out Natalie's new fun blog!
Today's Doggie Spotlight is on Kenyetta's sweet, gentle giant, Diamond!
"I have always wanted a Rottweiler, I love their tan and black marking, so distinct. 2006 was a rough year for us, with me being in Nursing School and unable to work full time, money was very tight. My cousin told me that someone at her job was selling Rottweiler pups and when Cal agreed to go see them I was ecstatic and apprehensive. We already had one dog, Lucky a pit, and 2 kids to feed.
Once I saw all 10 of those wiggling playful pups I was in love. They all looked alike except some of them had white markings instead of tan. I just knew I had to have one, a female.
My youngest was in love! And on the ground after those pups knocked her down. Diamond became a member of our family.
But that first night! OMG! My little Diamond whined, begged then howled to be let out of the kennel. I was strong that night! And very sleepy, but the next night, I think I rocked her to sleep in my arms.
Diamond was very easy to housebreak but very headstrong with other trainings. I think having Lucky as her role model helped a lot!
She grew so fast! Diamond is very playful but very gentle with my girls
Her favorite game is "Gimme That"- a tug of war game with her bone, or "Knock Knock", where she waits for you to knock on the floor and runs up to the spot almost instantly. Diamond is not a big fan of water, tolerates her baths but she loves to give us baths! She will lick your legs and feet all day if you let her!
Diamond thinks she is a lap dog but at 120 lbs, and 28" high, she only needs to put her front paws and head in your lap!
In February of this year, we had to put Lucky to sleep, but it wasn't long before she had a new playmate.
Snoop tests Diamond patience on a daily basis but I think she wouldn't have it any other way!"
I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful weekend!