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Thought you might enjoy a light-hearted look at dogs
(thanks to the reader who sent in this joke!):
"How many dogs does it take to put in a light bulb?"
- Australian Shepherd: Put all the light bulbs in a
- Border Collie: Just one. And I'll replace any wiring
that's not up to code.
- Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky
toys in the dark.
- Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the
carpet in the dark.
- Dachshund: I can't reach the stupid lamp!
- Doberman Pinscher: While it's dark, I'm going to sleep
on the couch.
- Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young,
we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside
worrying about a stupid burned-out light bulb?
- Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?
- Hound Dog: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
- Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm
bouncing off the walls and furniture.
- Lab: Oh, me, me!! Pleeeaase let me change the light
bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Can I?
- Malamute: Let the Border collie do it. You can feed
me while he's busy.
- Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I
don't see a light bulb!
- Shi-tzu: Puh-leeze, dah-ling. Let the servants. . . .
- Toy Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border collie's ear
and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the
house, my nails will be dry.
Ask a CAT the same question and you'll get: "Dogs do not
change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the
real question is: How long will it be before I can expect
some light and some dinner?"
Have a great month. See you in November.
+ Rundle, Tonka, Kimo, and Jasper (the furry support staff)
FEATURED PET QUOTES:
"I've met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of
cats is infinitely superior." (Hippolyte Taine)
"Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this
because of all the time they spend on personal grooming.
Dogs aren't like this. A dog's idea of personal grooming
is to roll in a dead fish." (James Gorman)
Want to show off your pet? Share your cute, funny, or
touching photos with our pet-loving crowd. Email your
photos in .JPG format, along with a brief caption, your location,
and your name, to:
HAVE A HOWLIN' SAFE HALLOWE'EN
Hallowe'en is the time when the ghosties and gremlims come
creeping out to scare up a few treats. During this busy
time, you can help keep your pet safe with these tips:
- Consider keeping your pet safely in a separate and
closed room for the few hours that the trick-or-
treaters are out. Put down a nice warm bed, water,
and a toy or two. This will help to protect your pet
from the noise and turmoil, and prevent him from
dashing out the door unexpectedly.
- Re-consider before you take your dog trick-or-treating.
Hallowe'en is full of excited kids running about - and
even a normally friendly and calm pet may nip someone.
Better to keep pooch at home where he can spend the
time snoozing on his favorite blanket.
If you do take your dog out, be sure to keep him on a
very short leash. This will allow you to retain maximum
control and will help you to prevent potential conflicts
between your dog and other pets or people.
- Beware of feeding your pets Hallowe'en treats. Candy
is not suitable for your pet - and chocolate, in
particular, is toxic. Chocolate can cause vomiting,
restlessness, heart disturbances, and even death.
Keep candy out of your pet's reach and tell children
not to share with the pet.
- Check over your pet's costume. If you like to dress up
your pet for Hallowe'en, be sure to carefully remove all
elastics and other fasteners when removing his costume.
These little objects can injure your pet by lodging in
his skin, piercing a paw, or sticking in a curious
pet's throat if he attempts to swallow the object.
Hallowe'en is a great time for families to get out and
enjoy themselves. Pets, however, enjoy routine and can
become stressed when faced with unfamiliar noises, sights,
or surroundings. A few precautions now can save you
Have a safe and happy Hallowe'en!
UPCOMING PET EVENTS:
Parksville, BC: November 12, 2005 - Pet Pics with Santa.
Calgary, Alberta: November 4-6, 2005 - The 6th Annual Calgary Pet Expo.
Hundreds of pets, pet products, service providers,
entertainers, clubs and organizations that cater to pets.
Winnipeg, Manitoba: Saturday, October 29, 2005: The Winnipeg Humane Society's
Bow Wow Ball at the Fairmont Winnipeg.
Does your Canadian non-profit organization have an upcoming
event? We want to hear about it! Please contact us.
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