National Pet Preparedness Month

Friday has arrived phew and it has been a busy week in the Layla Neighborhood. Mom says she is tired but I do not care cos the weather is nice and I want to go for walks so guess what! I am making Mom walk me like 5 times a day BOL. It is good for her.

Yesterday we had a doxie named Shoyu stay with us, I was not happy sharing Mom with another dog but as Mom said I am still number one. Actually I cannot complain as Shoyu was really good and relaxed which was awesome.

June 15th San Francisco is finally opening, no masks either unless you have not been vaccinated which I am really excited about especially as that means more adventures in the future and I know Mom is planning them as she has been talking to Aunt Alice about some. Cannot wait to see what is planned.

On Sunday Mom took me to the Chihuahua meet up in Stern Grove. We love that park as it is so big, with lots of trees and the lake but because there were so many Coyote warnings we stuck to where all the people were, Mom explained to me to be rather safe than sorry.

 

We used my new back pack to get there, this one is so so pawsome and you know why! It is because it is expandable so when on the ground Mom can open it up and it turns into a dog bed where I could sleep when the Chihuahuas were yapping too much. It is so comfortable to sit in, get in plus I can watch the world go by from the top. Mom does not have to clip me in as I do not jump out but it has one for those that need it.

 

It is so airy, with mesh on all sides so I do not get hot, to get in is easy as it opens at the side and in a nutshell the best of the best for Mom to carry me in, as she says it is light so it is not hard on her back or shoulders. It has a strap to go around Moms belly also.

You can read more about them on the link below:

http://www.pecute.net/blog/pecute-backpack-mesh-window-4-color

I received this back pack to review from the company.

 

Now before I forgot June is National Pet Preparedness Month, are you prepared?

 

This is very important as with what is happening in the world today, earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, floods and so much more we need to be prepared.

I have an emergency bag in my closet with food for me and Layla, boxes of water, a sleeping bag, flashlights and batteries, a radio, first aid kits for both of us, toys for Layla, medications, emergency phone numbers, poop bags plus so much more.

The plus with this new back pack also is I can put Layla in it, get out of the house to a safe place and then open it up so she can lie down safely without me taking her out of it, which will make life so much easier and I will be more relaxed.

What is in your emergency bag?

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and please be safe

With a woof and love from

Layla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June has arrived which means Rainbows

First week of June and Pride Month has started. The city is covered with rainbows and of course Layla has her rainbow harness on also, Happy Pride everyone.

There has also been some good news, Layla has been taken off her liver supplements, all I can say is what a relief. This poor little girl is traumatized from them. It has got to the point where we go for walks and she comes home and hides in her box from fear, I now am working on her confidence again to show her that the nightmare is over. The size of the pills are so big I would choke on one LOL so trying to get her to take them is impossible. I spoke to the vet about this and asked him actually if there was another kind of small pill she could take after trying to give them to her with hotdogs, cheese, cream cheese, ground turkey, pill pockets, chicken, you name it we tried. He told me that because she had been on them for nearly 6 months I could stop.

So I am doing a happy dance here.

Memorial weekend I decided to take her for an adventure and get out of the house for a couple of hours. She loves riding the trams and busses so took the tram to an adoption event of Rocket Dog Rescue that was being held outdoors so she could see some other people and a different area. It was hot but really fun to do it and we were both exhausted when we got home. She was a happy girl.

The rest of the weekend we just relaxed, cuddled and spent quality Mom/Layla time which she of course loved. I made her her favorite turkey treats which she is loving.

This weekend our plans are to go for a walk on the Embarkadero which is the promenade next to the sea, go to her Uncle on Saturday to relax in his garden (I need it) and on Sunday we are going to a Chihuahua meet up which is finally happening in one of our favorite parks – Stern Grove, so we are going to be happy busy having fun weekend plus she will be seeing other dogs and me some humans, what a concept LOL.

What are your plans this weekend ? Please share with us, we would love to hear from you.

Have a safe wonderful weekend,

With woof and love from Layla

 

It is a long weekend

TGIF !!!!

I am so happy it is going to be a long weekend as I need a break, life is becoming hectic slowly and I am exhausted and I think Layla is also.

 

Last weekend we had a fluffy sleepover again which was fun, lots of laughter, lots of walks and playtime with them while Layla did what she does best and that is sleep BOL.

 

I love these two dogs and enjoy every moment with them.

 

This weekend is a long weekend and I have no plans, am going with the flow but plan to take Layla out for some adventure, not sure what yet but will share with you next week.

 

Memorial Day is a somber day in my eyes, I cannot understand how people can wish others a Happy Memorial Day, the sales that are on, the BBQ’s and so much more, I feel people are celebrating not respecting those that died during the wars.

 

I, out of respect do not celebrate in any way but remember those that passed away, and stay at home excluding walking Layla of course.

 

So on this note everyone stay safe, enjoy your long weekend with your families but please also think of what I wrote here.

 

With woof and love from

Layla

 

 

 

A week of my life

TGIF !!!!!!!!

Wow it is Friday and we have had a busy week. Things are finally opening in San Francisco plus the trams are now going so we can get out and about a bit more, I am really excited and so is Mom.

On Saturday I got punished and went to the groomers. Mom pulled the wool over my eyes and took me for a long walk bribing me with treats till we got to the groomers, about 7 blocks from our house. She then had the chutzpah (audacity) to leave me there with the groomer for a couple of hours. He cut my hair short, all the hair from my face which Mom wanted because of my allergies, and he trimmed my tail, Mom not so happy about that one. He did my nails and in a nutshell I had a spa morning which I hate and was happy to see her when she picked me up about two hours later.

 

Because the trams have started Mom decided to take the tram home, it was the first tram on that line running in over a year so it was extra special. I loved it and got lots of pets from some of the passengers.

 

 

We got home and I decided to take revenge on Mom, BOL, every hour or so I decided I wanted to go out and pee so Mom must have walked me maybe ten times on Saturday, I  loved that revenge BOL.

Sunday we relaxed and then Mom had to go to the supermarket so she took me with her, I got lots of compliments from people on how cute I looked and Mom did her shopping. Yes I got some treats also.

The rest of week has been busy doing things and Mom has been caught once again with giving me my pills, so am on pill strike here and she is not happy, so she has now bought hotdogs to give the pill to me with it, hmmm wonder how long that will last. See the video below to see what I have been doing to her, I am so smart.

https://youtu.be/Oazj5k7h27s

Today, Mom took me with her on the tram and she went to her favorite grocery store to get a few things and then on the way home we walked through the park so I saw all my friends. It was fun being petted and spoiled by all of them.

National Rescue Dog Day falls on May 20th every year and is a day that was created to encourage people to adopt a dog from their local pet shelter. Every year, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter animal shelters nationwide and are in dire need of being adopted.

It is a very important day especially as I am rescued and need to speak out for all my friends that are in shelters they need homes and love and family which I have been blessed with so let us all go to the Shelter to adopt a dog BUT remember we are for life.

So now I am going to relax and looking forward to the weekend, have a great weekend everyone

With woof and love from Layla

 

May is National Pet Month

Friday has arrived and that means weekend, woof. We hope you have a great one.

National Pet Month is observed in May. National Pet Month is a celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people’s lives – and vice versa. It is celebrated here in the USA in May and in the UK in April.

National Pet Month

What are the benefits of having a pet, there are endless benefits but I think the most important ones are as follows:

  • They keep us fit
  • They make sure you’re never lonely especially through hard times and what we have been through the past year
  • They lower our stress levels – I try to stay as less stressed as possible so Layla does not stress out
  • They can help you make friends, so true as by walking your dog, going to dog parks you are meeting people
  • They can improve your immune system – yes they do as keep us healthy in so many ways.
  • They can stop your children from developing allergies which is so important plus they teach children compassion and responsibility.
  • They keep you safe
  • They can provide companionship to children with learning difficulties
  • Pets make us happier
  • Pets help us cope with crisis

I have realized this so much from when I was in the Domestic Violence Relationship how much Baby helped me and I was blessed to have her.

Layla has done the same for me especially the past year – without her I am not sure where I would be. Seeing her waggy tail when I come home from an errand makes my day every day.

As I am typing this I am realizing how blessed I am to have Layla in my life, we are both aging together but loving each day, she makes me laugh, gets me out of the house, and her cuddles in the morning is something money cannot buy.

So our question is what does your pet do for you on a daily basis?

Happy National Pet Month Everyone,

With a woof and love from Layla and Me

 

 

 

Mothers Day has arrived

 

Another week has passed and it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, woof. What are your plans for your Moms as I am still stuck for ideas. I know Mom loves her Starbucks coffee so maybe I will break my piggy bank and get her a coffee, what do you think?

This is my letter to Mom:

Dear Mom,

Thank you for rescuing me from that awful shelter where I was stuck in a cage. I am very blessed to have you as my Mom, you take such good care of me, worry when I do not feel well, put up with my quirks which are growing with age, you feed me well, homemade food and treats. You make sure I go to the groomer at least twice a year if not more, and there is so much more you do for me that the list can go on and on.

I might drive you crazy sometimes but that is part of being your furkid as I cannot be perfect, no one is.

Mom, woof thank you, thank you, Happy Mother’s Day

With love from your piggidy wiggidy munchkin, Layla

https://youtu.be/V29bpQWu31k

 

Mom did get a surprise this week and I am so happy for her, she had told the company Critter Zone that our Critter Zone had broken down, she had had it for over 8 years, and they were kind enough to send her a new one, so our house is now pet odor free plus it helps with my allergies. If anyone is looking for one they should check these out as they are awesome especially if you have multiple pets. Thank you Critter Zone with surprising me with a new one, I really appreciate it.


http://www.critterzoneusa.com/

Now before I forget we must not forget that May is“Responsible Animal Guardian Month.”   Most of us with animals know that being responsible for our furry friends is a daily, year-round commitment. To highlight the importance of humans’ responsibilities to animals, and that is where Dog Moms are involved in such a big way.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Pet Moms out there,

With a woof and love from Layla

 

Do you know what day today is ?

TGIF !!  Friday has arrived, the weather is warming up and that means adventures woof.

Mom has had her vaccines so she is good to go is all I can say. I am really getting excited here as life has become boring and I am tired of walking the same routes every day. I know there is lots to smell but I am bored so it is time Mom takes me places. I will make sure she wears her mask and we do social distancing.

Last Saturday we went to the opening of a new pet store, it was such a hassle to get there, they had advertised that they would be giving free toys for the dogs, and other goodies and I personally can say it was a waste of time. The staff knew nothing when I asked them for something, they had rows of rawhide which is such a no no that for me, Mom it was a one and only time I will go there. Will stick to the local store instead which I love.

Now very important, today is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day.

Each year, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is on April 30th to raise  awareness for the thousands of pets that are waiting and needing for  adoption from the sheltersAnimal shelters require year-round assistance and adoption is a part of the process.

I am a rescued dog, Mom adopted me from the Carson Shelter in Los Angeles over 10 years ago and living the life of a princess and that is why Mom and I discuss this every year as we want others to have the same opportunity I got. There are so many pets sitting in cages in shelters desperately looking for homes, we see it on social media and we all need to step up and help them, we cannot be silent.

We must also not forget that black pets are harder to get adopted than others so please remember them when looking.

Below is a list of what we must not forget when we go to a shelter to adopt a dog:

Here are links where you can search, I found Layla on PetHarbor.

www.PetFinder.com

www.Petharbor.com 

Please also remember that if you want a pure bred dog you can also find them in a shelter or rescue organization, why pay a breeder when you can save one instead.

So now that I have spoken up for those that do not have a voice, I  reminded everyone how important it is to open your home to an adopted dog as they are not to blame for being in the shelters, the humans are to blame for dumping them there, which is so not fair and as Mom says may Karma get those humans.

Please take care everyone and have a great weekend

With a woof and love from

Layla

Today is National Lost Dog Awareness Day

TGIF !!!!!!!!!! We cannot believe it is Friday and April is nearly over.

We have had a busy week with the fluffs staying with us for 5 days, Layla is exhausted poor thing as they want to play and she does not want to, LOL.

It is amazing to see the dynamics between the dogs but am loving it also, they are really cute.

Pierre the Tripawd is just so funny, an energizer bunny who is not a big eater but when Layla tries eating he barks at her to get her food, although he has just finished his plate. I laugh at it as Layla ignores him but am sure she is getting a head ache from it. Leopold who is normally the food addict has no way of getting to her food because she growls at him. I feed all of them at the same time but Layla being a slow eater and used to eating when she wants I am having to pick her bowl up if she does not eat when they are eating and then put it back down when she moans for some food. It has become a restaurant here.

Otherwise they play with the toys in the house, Leopold loves pulling the bed apart and growls at the pillows whereas Pierre just lies on a pillow on the bed watching.

So that has been the five days in our house and today, Thursday they are going home, I think Layla is happy LOL.

Today, 23rd April, is National Lost Dog Awareness Day increases awareness concerning missing dogs. Through networks of shelters, veterinaries, social media, and other media sources, many lost canines and families reunite.

This is my biggest fear and that is why I make sure all Layla’s information is up to date on her collars and Microchip. I also have put an emergency number so if I cannot be found a friend will be called. I am fortunate that Layla is Velcro and won’t go far but would rather be safe than sorry.

What to do if your dog gets lost, below is my infograph with information on what to do plus of course to post on Nextdoor.com and any other local websites in your area.

So all our furfriends, please be safe and stay at home or with your parents, do not run as you can get lost and it is scary.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone

With love from Layla

 

Woof Saturday is Hug Your Dog Day

 

 

Woof its Friday woof woof.

The weekend has arrived and that means I am having a fluffy sleepover this weekend. Leopold and Pierre are coming to stay for the weekend as their Mom has to go away. I am really excited to be seeing them.

Ha Mom is going to be busy with all three of us so she cannot get into any mischief – best thoughts I have.

I have been giving  Mom a hard time with getting me to take my pill – it is a big pill which Mom has to break up to give to me and in the beginning she was hiding it in cream cheese but I worked that one out and refused to eat the cheese, so Mom rammed it down my throat, I was not happy but did get a treat afterwards. She then went and bought hotdogs, well me the smarty pants worked out that the pill was in the hotdog, so went on hotdog strike, so we were back to putting down my throat. Now she is giving me a turkey roll, cream cheese with the pill and wrapped with turkey and at this moment it is working LOL, praying we can keep on doing it this way.

This coming Saturday, the 10th is National Hug your Dog Day that will mean lots of extra hugs for Layla plus the other two will get from me also.

Hugging your dog to release a hormone in both our dog and is  called “oxytocin,” informally referred to as “the cuddle hormone.” That extra tight cuddle strengthens the bond between you and your dog, so it is so important.

Here I am being hugged by one of my favorite uncles.

 

So to all my fur friends we hope you get lots of extra hugs this Saturday and maybe some extra treats also.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone

With a woof and love from Layla

 

Spring has Sprung, Fleas have arrived, Giveaway

TGIF !!!!!!!!! Good morning Fur friends.

We are having a heat wave here in San Francisco and that means those teenie tiny buggers are out and hungry, am sure you know what we mean – the fleas and ticks.

Itchy time has arrived and it is time to keep us safe from them, not only on our body but in our house also and for those that have yards or gardens with grass which are the breeding grounds.

So with the buggers arriving we decided to share with you and do a giveaway of the products from Tropiclean that I have been using on the brat, Madam Layla. They have now come out with a new one which I am really excited about, A flea and tick bite relief spray. All Tropiclean products are natural with no chemicals which is so important as I feel that the less chemicals Layla gets the better.

Tropiclean link : https://tropiclean.com/

Below is what we are giving away, some are for cats also or you can get for cats.

Spot on Treatment is made with natural active ingredients, cedarwood and peppermint oils, and is safe when used as directed to protect and defend against those irritating fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. Our water resistant spot-on treatment is a full body repellent for dogs up to 75 pounds that effectively protects your furry friend. Contains 4 applicators. They have for cats too.   INGREDIENTS : Cedarwood oil 5%, Peppermint oil 4%. almond oil 91%,

Flea & Tick Bite Relief Spray is a medicated solution formulated to quickly stop itching and irritation from flea and tick bites. This relief spray is specially formulated to penetrate the lowermost levels of the pet’s skin, cleaning out their pores and promoting healthy cell exfoliation and replenishment. It effectively moisturizes and nourishes the skin for immediate relief from bites, redness and irritation. Safe when used as directed on dogs and cats 12 weeks or older.  INGREDIENTS : Clove oil, lemongrass oil, cedarwood oil, cinnamon oil, sodium lauryl sulfate (natural), water, isopropyl alcohol, glycerin.

Flea & Tick Home Spray is guaranteed to kill fleas and ticks by contact. This natural essential blend contains some of nature’s most powerful pest-fighting ingredients, maximized with lemongrass and sesame oil, for long-lasting effects.  Home Spray is safe enough to use around dogs and cats.  INGREDIENTS : Clove oil, lemongrass oil, cedarwood oil, cinnamon oil, sodium lauryl sulfate (natural), water, isopropyl alcohol, glycerin.    They also have one for the yard.

To enter click on the link below for the Rafflecopter widget:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/7d1ec19c53/?   

Tropiclean has sponsored me for this giveaway an it is only open to the USA.

All participants must be 18 years or older.

So we want to wish everyone a Hoppy Happy Easter, do not OD on chocolates LOL, remeber to keep us safe and have lots of fun,

 

Good luck, with a woof and love from

Layla