Puppy Mill Stomp Hip Hop Song! Little Girl & Family Fight Animal Abuse!

Hi everyone and wow we have been remiss not posting all week! But…today I have something important to share with you. I was contacted on Facebook by a friend of ours, Buster’s Vision,  who asked if we would please share this most important (and clever) video that showcases STOPPING PUPPY MILLS!!!!

From our friends at Buster’s Vision:Buster’s Vision presents “Puppy Mill Stomp Hip Hop Music Video!” Buster’s Vision is a grassroots movement located in the San Francisco Bay (Silicon Valley) powered by professional volunteer animal advocates. Our goal is to educate people about animal abuse and abandonment. I would like to give special thanks to my family for creating this video. My granddaughter sings and acts in the video with her little brother, mommy, and daddy. Please share Buster’s Vision video. We are purpose driven in help saving innocent animals with our message. Positive, Encouraging, Buster’s Vision! bustersvisionregistry.org

Buster’s Vision Registry for Shelters, Rescues, Fosters, & Transporters

Dogs Hate Being Hugged?

Just saw this on The Today Show this morning?

Does your dog enjoy being hugged?

Dakota loves being kissed, but now this has me thinking about if he likes being hugged!

Fun Film Friday!!! It’s Time For POPCORN!!!

Hi and Happy Friday all!

Dakota is at the vet as you are reading this. Today he is having his first dental cleaning, and to say I am nervous about him being under anesthesia, is an understatement!!!  We adore our vet and have complete faith in him,  I am just a nervous Sheltie Mom! Paws crossed that all goes well!!

In an effort to add some levity to the day, I wanted to share a silly video that I shot of Dakota this past week. If you have read the blog in the course of the last year you will remember that I have mentioned Dakota’s love for popcorn in the past.

Dakota loves nothing more than sharing some with me (don’t worry, I don’t give him much!), and being the brilliant Sheltie that he is, he KNOWS when you are talking about POPCORN, even if you SPELL IT! He also knows what the container looks like that I keep it in and will begin losing his mind whenever he sees it!

dakota popcorn 1

Being the HORRIBLE doggy Mom that I am, I often like to egg Dakota on, (he’s just sooo easy to get worked up!), and that is just what I was doing the other night.

Enjoy this silly video and please excuse my “singing!!” Dakota had actually “sung” with me the day before, and I was trying to get him to do it again, but I wasn’t horribly successful!

Once Dakota had his fill of my annoying him….he “exits stage left!!!!!”

Have a great weekend!


PetSafe® Joins The Family Dog™ for Educational Campaign to Keep Kids Safe Around Familiar Dogs #stopthe77

Hi my friends! It’s Dakota and this week we wanted to help our friends at PetSafe share a special message in honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. get bitten by dogs each year, with children being by far the most common victims of dog bites and far more likely to incur severe injuries. Shockingly, the majority of these bites – a whopping 77 percent – come from a family or friend’s dog.

That didn’t come as a surprise to my Mom. She has sadly witnessed MANY times, kids pulling the family dog’s tail, jumping on the family dog, and rough-housing with it way too much. People don’t like being treated that way, nor do dogs.

I don’t live with children, I am not used to children and while being SUPER GOOD with them when they approach me, many children DO NOT approach or play with dogs in the right way. Many, many accidents could be prevented if children would be taught the proper way to approach and play with dogs and that would enable more dogs to NOT be turned over to a rescue. Children need to be taught how to show respect to ALL dogs, theirs and the dogs of their family’s and friends.




In honor of Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23), kid-dog training and relationship experts Leah Hatley and Justine Schuurmans of The Family Dog™ have launched Stop the 77. Sponsored by PetSafe® brand, the three-part campaign aims to educate the public about how to really respect dogs and help keep kids safe around the dogs they know.

“The Stop the 77 campaign offers a brand new take on dog safety, just in time for Dog Bite Prevention Week,” said Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, Manager of PetSafe brand’s Training & Behavior Education Department. “We’re proud to jump on board and support The Family Dog in sharing this crucial message to parents and children alike.”

Mom and I LOVE the video for this campaign:


You can learn more about the Stop the 77 Campaign and help educate kids to respect dogs by visiting their website. The website features cool graphics and music videos that teach kids to respect dogs, understand what your dog is trying to tell you.

About the PetSafe® brand

PetSafe brand is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe brand is owned by Radio Systems® Corporation and headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.net or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

GOING TO THE BLOGPAWS CONFERENCE? Be sure to attend the Yappy Hour Thursday night, it is being sponsored by PetSafe!!


Saturday Cinema:Dogs and Cats star in “First Lick:A Film by Jimmy Fallon”

I am LOVING The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and laughed myself silly at this video that he created that was featured this past Thursday night. Too adorable AND funny! Enjoy!


Dakota barks about #BarkWorld and Nutrish!