Saturday, May 30, 2009

Goodbye Canine

And odd....but interesting cartoon.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Why Hurry?

Last weekend we took our dogs to a local benefit for the animal shelter. Along with a dog walk, there were many games and activities for people and their dogs. One of the activities was an opportunity to run down a path and have your dog's speed clocked with a radar gun. As you can see, Laika saw absolutely no need to show us how fast she can go!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Don't Try This At Home

Man Falls Ill After Sucking Snake Venom From Dog's Nose

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Hawk Springs man says he saved his dog's life after sucking venom from a rattlesnake bite out of the animal's nose.

But a nurse at the hospital in Torrington later told Bobby Jenkins that's not a good idea.

Jenkins says he began feeling ill after getting his dog, Tank, to a veterinarian. He went to the hospital and received a dose of antivenin.

In all, Jenkins needed four vials of antivenin at a cost of $3,500 per vial.

Meanwhile, Jenkins says his dog's head swelled up to three times its normal size. Tank had been bitten after running under some equipment on the family ranch.

The dog also received antivenin and both Jenkins and his dog have recovered.