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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Going on Vacation...

Recently while planning our trip to see our son who lives in a different state than us, I came upon this link, Bring Fido.
I found this very helpful as not only did it list the hotels in the area that accepted dogs, but also gave the nightly rate, pet fee, pet amenities at the hotel, and information such as off leash dog parks, dog beaches, interesting places to visit with your dog as well as local vet care.

I realize that for a lot of people, vacation season is over, but take a moment to check out the site and you may find that you would like to add it to your favorites for next year!

Happy DOT's,
Tina, HoneyDew and Sampson too!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Rally Obedience or Rally-O is a fun new sport where dogs and handlers negotiate a course of signs than give them directions on a specific maneuver or exercise to perform. Rally is a lot of fun in that you can talk to your dog and encourage him all you want while in the ring. This is in contrast to formal obedience competition where you can only give a command one time and no talking to your dog in between. Rally-O is great for new handlers and young dogs but even seasoned veterans can benefit from the relaxed atmosphere and variety of maneuvers and commands that are incorporated into the courses. The variety of handling skills involved is sure to keep dogs on their toes. There are three levels of Rally competition-Novice, Advanced, and Excellent. Three scores of 70/100 pts are needed to complete each level and then the dog may continue competing for the Rally Advanced Excellent title.

For more information go to:

American Kennel Club

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sorry this is late in the day...

...unfortunately my main computer is down with the flu, jk, actually it is at my computer guys who assures me it can be fixed. This also means that for today no pictures are available and that this will be a very short post as the computer that I am on is archaic and extremely slow.

HoneyDew and Sampson are away to a new groomer who opened her business at the beginning of our road and are having a full spaw treatment! We will let you know how that goes.

Also wanted to send a shout out to Henry of
who completed his project and surpassed his goal. Many thanks to those of you who assisted him with encouraging comments, blankets, and toys. Great Job Henry!

Happy DOT's,
Tina, HoneyDew and Sampson too!