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Follow Up Friday #13

Author: MayaAndPierson
September 27, 2013

 

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Welcome to the Follow Up Friday blog hop where bloggers recap events of the week. This week’s follow up is hosted by Jodi with Heart Like a Dog and Sue from The Golden Life. Thanks Jodi and Sue! 🙂

It’s been a fun week for me with the Responsible Pet Owner’s Day event held last Sunday. And by the time this follow up posts, I will also have attended the Mutt Mixer event at the Lawrence Humane Society last evening. I will tell you more about the Mutt Mixer next week. For now, let’s start with comments from last week’s Follow Up Friday.

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Flea with Dog Treat Web for Jones Natural Chews says, “Pierson is the prettiest. He should get all the attention. All the time.” Of all the info from the follow up and she only notices Pierson’s photo! 😀 I can’t blame her. He really is such a pretty boy. Not that Maya’s not pretty too. But there is just something about a dog with long silky hair. Pierson is the Fabio of the dog world. This one’s for you, Flea:

Pierson in a Tux

“I’m too sexy for my shirt, so I wear a tux-dickey instead.” (Honestly, I think he likes the dickey better than his pet car harness.)

Flea also mentioned that we should stop in Tulsa on our next trip to Texas. My husband and I go from Kansas to Texas and back once a year to go visit my parents. We go right through Oklahoma and Tulsa would only be an hour off course. We generally break our 11 hour trip up into a two-day drive so Tulsa sounds like a great place to rest up and visit. So Flea, how does either just before or just after Christmas sound?

2BrownDawgs also commented on Pierson, “Awe that picture of Pierson on the first day is so cute. I think he knew he had found a new home.” He was scared when he first came here. I think he looks a little nervous in this photo. Pierson warmed up quickly, though. BTW, if you all don’t know Pierson’s story, read The Reward of Rescuing a Dog on my personal dog blog.

Jodi with Heart Like a Dog said, “It is so true that people are stealing dogs. Personally, I can’t be careful enough.” This was in response to the information we posted that heat is not the only danger to dogs being left in the car. So it doesn’t matter what the temperature is outside; it is never a good idea to leave your dog in the car.

Mr. N’s mom with Tenacious Little Terrier says she’s interested in the ClickIt because Mr. N. keeps trying to jump out of his car seat. Well, good news! The ClickIt Utility pet car harness is here! Visit our retail site for lots of great information and videos and come back to our blog tomorrow for our personal take on it.

ClickIt Utility Pet Car Harness

The New Sleepypod ClickIt Utility Pet Car Harness

The Yellow Ribbon

Callie, Shadow, and Ducky’s mom Sue with The Golden Life agreed the yellow ribbon was a good idea and also agreed that some people still aren’t going to respect it and that we should still be responsible with our dogs. Jodi with Heart Like a Dog agreed too. Jodi also mentioned how dropping Delilah’s leash helps with her leash reactive behavior because she no longer feels trapped. I agree that this can work with some dogs. They are fine off a leash, but put that leash on and they go nuts! Pierson, however, is not good with other dogs whether he is on a leash or not. So letting go of his leash is not a good idea at all. I believe it is due to his breed mix tendencies. As a herding dog, his job is to not only herd but also to guard. So he has a very high prey drive and guarding instinct. We are working on these issues and making progress. But he still has a long ways to go.

Responsible Pet Owner’s Day Event

There were lots of comments about the dogs on this post. Many people liked the cute puppy Mia. SnowyDay with Life of Drool said, “I WANT MIA!“, Mollie and Alfie from Mollies Dog Treats said they liked the last photo (which was of Mia), and Lindsay with That Mutt said, “Oh my gosh, that puppy in that last photo is among the cutest dogs I’ve ever seen.” I agree. She is so cute! Here is another adorable picture of her:

Mia The Cutest PUppy Ever 2

Mia! Mia!

Jackie with Pooch Smooches thought all the pups were good-looking. Bailey with Sheltie Times thought the event looked great. Maya and I had a good time at the event. We met so many wonderful people and dogs. For some reason, however, Maya was scared to death of the Dobermans. She hid under the table when they came by. They were nice dogs so I’m not sure why. Interesting.

A couple of people commented on the Wynn Dixie dog. Flea thought the dog in the dog from the movie was a mutt. And Donna with Donna and the Dogs never heard of the Berger Picard before. The owner of the dog told me, “Most people think the Wynn Dixie dog was a mutt,” and “There are only about 500 Berger Picards in the US.” I’m paraphrasing, but that is about what he said. Here is another photo of him.

Berger Picard French Herding Dog

The Wynn Dixie dog – Berger Picard, a herding dog of France.

Well, that’s all I have. Is it enough? 😀 More than enough, I’d say. I hope I didn’t bore you. If you want to hear more, though, come back tomorrow and check out the ClickIt Utility pet car harness!

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6 Responses to “Follow Up Friday #13”

  1. Sue at Talking Dogs:

    Great follow up! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  2. Jodi:

    Awesome follow-up, thanks so much for joining the hop.

    I think the key (when working with a reactive dog) is to know your dog, and you do. It took me a bit to figure it out with Delilah. Depending on the circumstance I can do a quick sniff “good girl” “Be Nice Delilah” and be done with it. It all depends on the other dog and I’ve learned what types of encounters she will react to.

    Looking forward to hearing about the Mutt Mixer and btw, you will love Flea, she’s amazing.

    Have a great weekend!!

  3. MayaAndPierson:

    I agree, it is about knowing your dog. Not every training method works with every dog and some methods work better than others.

    So you’ve met Flea in person? Awesome! I can’t wait to meet her. I’d love to meet other dog bloggers too, but we don’t have much opportunity to travel. To Texas and to Missour is about all we do. Occasionally we make it to Oregon but the dogs don’t get to go because we fly.

  4. Flea:

    I LOVE the tux-dickie shot! And just before or after Christmas would be great! Y’all like Polish food? It’s the only time of year I make it. Christmas soup, pierogies, kielbasa – OM NOM NOM. And maybe some homemade eggnog! You’ll be bringing the dogs?

  5. MayaAndPierson:

    Yes, the dogs will be coming, although Pierson does not like other dogs. I don’t know what we can do in that case. As far as Polish food, we’ve never had it. But we LOVE all kinds of food and would love to try it. Homemade eggnog too, YUM! 🙂

  6. Lindsay:

    Yep. Still think she’s among the cutest puppies! 🙂