Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Say hi to little Keegan, Auntie Shelly's son. He was really not afraid of us at all... what a brave boy.
Well, we hope we helped a little at the CWS flea market. Everyone was really happy to meet us! Not much else to do. We figure we would probably stay at work with Pa. But to everyone else, Merry Christmas and have a great new year.
Another news video that is full of misinformation. Sigh.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
All Pa does is take pictures of us dogs. How to improve? A farmer's hands are big and clumsy. It is already fantastic that he made it this far. Hopefully he can improve further.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Cat 2 dogs has this new restrictions to contend with.
- All existing and newly licensed Part II dogs must be microchipped
- Owners of newly licensed Part II dogs must take up an insurance policy for at least $100,000 coverage against injury to persons and damage to property
- Owners of newly licensed Part II dogs must take up a banker’s guarantee for $2000
- Newly licensed Part II dogs must undergo obedience training
- Bull Terrier
- Doberman Pinscher
- German Shepherd Dog with its related breeds such as the Belgian Shepherd Dog and the East European Shepherd Dog
- Mastiffs, including the Bull Mastiff, Cane Corso and Dogue De Bordeaux
- Crosses of 1 to 5.
Most INTERESTINGLY.... there is a NEW part to this... and this part we fully agree on. It is definitely a very fair addition to the AVA regulation.
Enhanced Control for All dogsThis is music to my ears. It is totally fair and the requirements are there is see. Lets see now... Bruno was bitten by that Golden... I was bitten by that Chihuahua, Schnauzer... Hummm... I'll even complain on Nigel the Maltese...
6 Regardless of the breed, any dog that initiates an unprovoked attack and caused injury to a person or animal, will be subjected to one or more of the following control measures, depending on the severity of the bite :
- The dog must be leashed and securely muzzled when in a public place
- The dog must undergo obedience training
- The dog must be microchipped
- Premises where the dog is kept must be secured to prevent its escape
- The owner must take up an insurance policy for at least $100,000 coverage against injury to persons and damage to property
- The owner must take up a banker’s guarantee of $2,000
- Any existing banker’s guarantee would be forfeited for non- compliance and the owner must take up a fresh banker’s guarantee of $2,000.
But seriously... this might have huge impact on our image that we have tried cultivating all this time... People again will think we need this legislation, and other more extreme cases would think this isn't enough especially since Rotties were not pointed out specifically.
And the worst of all is to have nuisance reports submitted to AVA just to get other dog owners into trouble. Let just hope I am wrong.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
It was quite funny because some passerby's thought she was our little pup! Not that we mind... but its kinda difficult to have a pup with Bruno. He's missing a few essential parts and dumb to boot.
But as all puppies are, she was very playful and really a very good girl. Easy to train too.
Much to learn she has... but she will learn them. Right now, she is just a happy puppy.
She's happy to be playing with us... but hopefully she will be meeting a whole lot other people as well... Ozzie isn't really the playful type.
Don't worry... Bruno braked from the camera with inches to spare.
Hahaha... we tried to take a picture and thought we had it...
But Bruno decided to photo bomb the effort. Oh well... there is always next time!
Later we moved on to the nearby hawker and had more opportunities to take pictures... but don't tell anyone about putting dogs on chairs. Wakakaka...
Monday, October 25, 2010
Some bits were hanging out... so Pa went ahead and trimmed the parts that were still attached and isosorb to dry the juicy wound. The black bit down there is part of the parts trimmed.
With a little more effort, the wound is dressed and dry... He should be fine after a few more days i hope... he has been really bored.
He is so miserable he refuses to have his picture taken.
HAHAHA... the Cone of SHAME!
But nothing is as bad as this case...
Cruel Tyrone McCalla, 29, also left the dog in a small room for a week when he went on holiday - with just one bowl of food and one of water.
The dog called Rahib could barely walk when rescued - and was hunchbacked with a bent spine.
One rescue worker said it was the worst case she had seen in nine years.The RSPCA had been called to McCalla's home in Aston, West Midlands, after a tip-off.
Photos taken by inspectors showed two cages, with Rahib in one. The unlit cage was so small the dog could not stand properly and was terribly emaciated. When Rahib was removed by the RSPCA he was overwhelmed by the outside world.
McCalla never took the dog for a walk. But he told Birmingham magistrates he let him out in the laundry room twice a week and shared food with him.
He was convicted of three charges of failing to feed and keep a dog properly.
In an RSPCA interview read out in court, McCalla said he thought the dog was a puppy and was too young to go for a walk.
He told the court: "I treat my puppy the way I want to treat it."
As well as the ban, McCalla was given a three-month curfew.
Speaking afterwards, RSPCA Inspector Herchran Boal said: "When we took the dog from the house he was so overwhelmed by everything, a leaf, grass, a tree. We all had tears in our eyes."
It angers me that there are such people around... and that they can blame us instead. No jail time... no big fine. Just a 3 month curfew and a lifetime ban. A little light if you ask me. Look at how Jet looks now. Proud and beautiful. With mental problems? Very likely but not his fault.
Not his fault.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
The National Dog Walk was unfortunately blessed by rain in the morning... that ensured a really low turnout. However, the mud was well worth it! We even went into an inflatable pool that was filled with sea water... and suddenly a woman screamed at me! $6! $6!
Errr... ok... So we got out of the pool (which by the way had no indication that we had to pay... and had to actually buy coupons to pay... which was nowhere near the pool... which we eventually got distracted anyway from going back.) and we went visiting the great offers they had around the area.
We eventually bought what pa has been looking for a really long time...a KONG ROCKET BALL THROWER!Check out the youtube video on how the product works! and it works GREAT. It goes a lot further than you would think. And not more dirty hands touching our ball before it goes into our mouths!
Later, we went to Sentosa for a swim and a bath at Cafe Del Mar.
We met a few German Pups that had an excellent trainer for a Pa... they were beautiful too!
Well- motivated and adjusted... it was easy to see they were eager to please. We got our own bite toys from the same trainer as well. His stuff is da bomb. Say hi to Uncle Joseph Yeo of Lei Ces training school.
The Beach was great and we had a go using the Kong Rocket as well... Uncle Furry had a great time taking pictures of us...
Bruno really enjoyed the extra distance the Kong Rocket added to the ball and was happy to go really far out.
We were allowed off leash only in the water, so we made full use of it!
We were playing right under the life guard station... and they kept an eye out for us too! They were totally comfortable we use playing near them. This is a great thing.
We were reaching for the ball and Bruno always cheats by running faster than me!Ok... so he got the ball again... i'll just nip him in the butt... just as a sign of... well... HE CHEATS!
Thursday, September 09, 2010
She was rightfully ecstatic. On her day of her adoption... She could hardly sit still... She was a little nervous at first, but she got through it like a big girl! Look at how everyone is happy now!
On behalf of Maya, she would really like to thank Uncle Wei Xiang who believed in her... took her in, sheltered and boarded her when no one else would.
ASD (Auntie Wendy) for putting her ad out, finding Uncle Shuan and Auntie Trey, and eventually assisting on the adoption process.
Finally Mutts and Mittens for really truly taking care of her like one of their own.
Pa helped with the shopping for Maya's new stuff and boy is she a lucky girl. Pa didn't buy as many things for me even after so many years! Maya is truly in great hands. We hope to see her soon!
Remember to come play with us and not be strangers! We have SO MANY places to show you Maya! Come Out to PLAY!!!