||from the Netherlands this picture from Inge & Stefan of their puppy
Akiko (I'm not exactly sure which side of the bone he is on)
Thanks to Debbie Schaefer and Tiger for this Pet Disaster Plan from the
Village of Palatine's website in Illinois, I could not find this on their
site anymore, so I am posting it here.
YOUR PET DISASTER PLAN
disrupts and affects everything in itís path, including pets, livestock,
and wildlife. Pets need to be included in your household disaster
plan since they depend on you for their safety and well-being. It
is important to consider and prepare for your pets before disaster strikes.
If you must evacuate, do not leave pets behind. Consider the following
Veterinarian records with current vaccinations
ID and registration tags fastened securely to collar
Have a secure carrier and leash
Keep a current photo of pet
Information sheet of pets name and behavior
Owners name and address
Pet Disaster Kit
First Aid Kit
With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed in emergency shelters
Check local hotels, motels, kennels, boarding facilities, animal shelters, friends, relatives to help provide care and shelter.
Does your Neighborhood Watch program have a list of neighbors who could help care for pets.
Post Disaster Information
Remember most animals are disoriented and displaced too.
Be cautious approaching wild animals during emergency situations
Humane Society of the US
www.hsus.org/disaster for more details
||Jacey Holden sent a picture of the Best of Breed Winner at the World
Dog Show. If there are any further details, please send them and I will
post them here.
|The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough
people to click on the site on a daily basis to meet their quota for receiving
free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals.
It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "feed an animal
in need" for free! It's a purple rectangle under the picture of the
day, so to speak. Today it's a black lab. This doesn't cost
you a thing!
Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number
of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange
for the advertising.
I went to the site and found it interesting.
Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know. Thanks.
|This was discussed on the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy
board. I also checked snopes.com just to be sure and it appears to be true.
Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman's Garden
Supply and other Garden supply stores, contains a lethal ingredient called
It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate
and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several
deaths already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks. Just a word of caution --
check what you are using in your gardens and be aware of what your gardeners
are using in your gardens. Theobromine is the ingredient that is used to
make all chocolate -- especially dark or baker's chocolate -- which is toxic
to dogs. Cacao bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine,
a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline. A dog
that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacao bean shells
developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach
contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed the presence of lethal
amounts of theobromine.
courtesy of Shirley Shannon
Shandell Grand Illusion (affectionately
known as wooby-wooby) owned by Mo Donlevy and handled by Dwayne Isley was WB
for 2 points one day and WB for a 5 point major another at just 6 months during
the Raleigh NC circuit.
Maury County KC, 3/22/03, j. Sari Brewster Tietjen
WB- Snowood's Dragonfly (Waka x Olyvia) for her FIRST POINT!
BOB/Gp4 Ch Shandell Electra at Tanasea (Bushu x Ruby)
||BOB - Ch. GW's Practical Magic "Jillie"
BOS - Walter (he had
to beat out the male special to get that 3pt major!)
WB - Wilhavens
Can We Talk "Kira" (that makes 5 single points for her)
RWD - Wilhaven's
Wile E Kyote "Kai"
||Only partial results so far. On Saturday, Jane's Toez was WB leaving
her needing just two points to finish and her Dekker also took the Breed
:) Pat's Locust was RWB.
||News from Jane Chapin & Joy Burlingame ... they had a nice weekend,
on Friday, Jane's Toez took another major from the puppy class, and then
on Saturday Joy's Maddie was BW,WB for a 4 point major from BBE and RWB
to the major on Sunday. I know also that Rebel took a couple of breeds,
Electra was BOS at least one or two days and Oliver took the other breed.
Pat Hartman's male was WD at least one or two days also.
Questions from people perusing the website. I will attempt to answer them as
best I can, and as they "age off" the Shibawebmag, I will post them in their own
section in the archives. Please make sure if you have a question to do a search
and make sure the answer isn't somewhere on the site.
Question #1: What are "hot spots?"
Answer: Also known as Summer Sores or Moist Eczema, Hot Spots
can seemingly appear spontaneously anywhere on a dog's body and the area involved
can rapidly spread. This moist, raw skin disorder has a variety of causes
but the most consistent factor is bacteria. Anything that irritates or breaks
the skin can create the environment for bacterial contamination if the skin surface
has just a bit of moisture on it. It also quite often occurs when the dog has been
bitten by a flea.
What can you do to take care of it? If it is very minor, I like
to use Gold Bond Medicated Powder. If it is more severe or is not significantly
better in less than 24 hours, it is probably best to cut the hair away from it,
retreat and possibly take your dog to the vet in the event that the hot spot has
progressed to a bacterial infection and might require further treatment as well
The first is primarily Black and
Tans. The second is Reds and Sesames.
I didn't go but heard from Pat Doescher about the winners, she was also going
to send me pictures, but forgot her camera (see, I'm not the only forgetful one!).
BOB was Tammy Szabo's Toby
BW,WD was Pat Doescher's Chip
WB was Monica
Flynn and Yori Green's Kiku
I think there was a total of 2 points for Chip and Kiku. The judge was Beverly
A nice article about Georgia Smelser and her Kuma
There is a new shiba book I saw listed on Ebay and made a bid of $50.00 for it
because I could not find it anywhere online in the U.S. ... well fortunately I was
outbid because someone contacted me and showed me where I could buy it on the Amazon
U.K. site for MUCH less (Thank you Lisa!). I'm figuring it was less than $25.00
Hardcover - 155
pages Special Rare Breed Ed (October 2001)
Interpet Publishing; ISBN:
Starting in 2002, 10% of any profits made from this site by
clicking on a link (or from the sales of Flint River Ranch Dog Food) go to Shiba
Rescue (with the exception of the Rescue bookstore where 100% is going directly
to Shiba Rescue), the other 90% goes to support this site! Shiba Rescue total for
the year so far is $12.22!