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Archive for August, 2013

Daily Paws Picture of the Day: Fabulous Fluffy Tail!

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Who cares that I’m an ugly flat faced cat! Meow! I have a fabulous fluffy tail!

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Daily Paws Picture of the Day: Poolside Chillin!

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Bully cat picking on a dog

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Daily Paws Picture of the Day: It starts soooo early!

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Happy Animals

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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Daily Paws Daily Picture of the day: Charming Eyes!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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Daily Paws: Picture of the Day: Little Pug Feets!

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

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Cats Celebrating Labor Day!

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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Daily Paws: Picture of the Day: Pug Selfie!

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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Who works harder, you or your pet?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Labor Day is just around the corner and today, while I was out on a hiking I was thinking about how to enjoy the long weekend and celebrate a working-petday off from laboring.

As I continued up a steep trail, my dog tugged at the leash, anxious to get to the top.  She lives for these hikes and I know she feels it’s part of her job to make sure I get out and exercise.  If I beg off for any reason, late hours at the office, funky weather or, more often, I just don’t feel like it, I get pestered for the rest of the night.

Like most dogs, our dogs have jobs and look forward to working.  It’s a treat for them to be able to work and do their jobs and they do them with pride.  And if I ever suggested they take a day off, I know both of them would be confused and unhappy.

Think about what jobs your pets naturally have taken on when they joined you.  If you are like many pet owners, those chores often include:

  • Protecting you and the family
  • Being a companion for hiking and trips
  • Waking you up
  • Keeping ‘kids’ in line
  • Cheering you up when you feel down
  • Showering you with love and affection (not a job or a chore, I know)

For them, working and being allowed to work IS their holiday.

So, as you make your plans for the long holiday weekend coming up, I hope you will do as I plan to do and let your pets go to work with you for that day.  Trust me, they’ll be very happy to not have the day off.

 

Stay safe and Healthy,
Adam
VetLocator.com

PS – Who works harder, you or your pet?

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