That’s funny!

“Home Skooling” ©Jacki Gordon/Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

Attention all pet owners: That funny photo you took of your dog could make you some money… or at least bragging rights.

The Comedy Pet Photo Awards is the brainchild of two Brits: Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam. They started with a Comedy Wildlife Photo contest and then created The Comedy Pet Photo Awards. The top prize is £2,000, which is equivalent to $2,740.16 US dollars. There are other prizes like doggie goodie bags for the lower-tier winners.

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Talking tick removal. Yuck!

It’s tick season and where I live it seems like they’re everywhere. When you’re out jogging or playing with your dog there’s a good chance one or more may latch onto you or your pup.

It’s important to get rid of the ticks ASAP.  Lyme disease, babesiosis, and ehrlichiosis are among the infectious diseases they can carry. Transmission of these diseases can happen within 6 hours of tick contact, though most experts say it takes more like 24 hours. Continue reading “Talking tick removal. Yuck!”

Heroic Dogs

If you have a heroic dog story please share! You can leave it in the comments section below.

A common sense recap of trail running with your dog

Nothing seems quite so fun and natural as running with your dog on a trail. It’s even more special if you can go off-leash. Fortunately, or unfortunately (depending on one’s viewpoint), you and your dog aren’t the only people on that trail. The golden rule tells us we should consider others. And the credo of all nature lovers “leave no trace” tells us to limit our impact on nature.

Off-leash: Many considerations.

There are so many potential dangers when your pup is off-leash. I hate to be preachy – but you have to expect the unexpected and protect your dog, other people, and your bank account. Lawsuits are nasty. Continue reading “A common sense recap of trail running with your dog”