Fire safety and stuff

Howdy blogaroos! It’s another fantastic Friday! I love Fridays because I go to obedience school on Fridays. Whether I’ll show what I know or not is always a guess. But I LOVE it!

And speaking of obedience, the Warden had two visitors the other day and they know LOTS about dogs AND obedience. Sadly, they lost their Golden Retriever a few weeks ago. Archer had recently turned the ripe old age of 16. Yes – you read that correctly- a 16 year old Golden. They lost his littermate a few months ago who was 15. How’s that for longevity?! But no matter how long we dogs are with you -it is never, ever, EVER enough. Or easy when it’s time to say good-bye. But sometimes letting us go is THE most selfless, kind thing that a human can do. No matter how much it hurts….

Fast forward from that difficult day, and they were feeling in need of a “dog fix.” The Warden said it would be wonderful if they came by – and she was excited to see them – but she warned them that seeing us might dissuade them from getting another dog any time soon! But they still came – and despite my ricochets, the Boss’ incessant barking, and the leaping of the Coyote- they seemed to be happy when they left. The Warden got me to do a “ stand for exam” with them – and I was pretty not horrible. I also did some heelwork WITH one of our guests- and the Warden was thrilled because we know it can sometimes take a bit of time for me to warm up to new people. But hey – these were DOG peeps. Dog peeps are different than your average peep. They KNOW dogs – and know how to approach us. We were instant buds. I don’t think we turned them off getting another dog. Maybe not a PON. Or a Picard. But we got the feeling that when the time is right, another canine kid will come into their lives – and will fill a bit of that hole in their hearts.

What else? Oh – today is National Pet Fire Safety day. It means that we canines shouldn’t smoke in bed and we shouldn’t retrieve sticks that are in a campfire. JUST KIDDING!!! Here’s a more exact description of the things to consider with regard to pet safety and fires. Although the article is kinda old, there is some good info (mind you, I’m not sure if lots of stoves still have knobs)…

Probably one of the best bits of info from this article is the fire safety sticker to put on your door. You can get them on Amazon or probably even at your local pet store. In the event of a fire, it could be incredibly helpful.

OK. Time to walk. I hope you all have a fabulous Friday!

Have a good one. Peace and paws up. Stay safe.

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