Arizona Humane Society is getting ready for the 15th annual "Compassion with Fashion: 7th Inning Fetch" fundraising event. This year it will be held on March 23, 2013 at Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix. Tickets on sale January 7th. Individual tickets start at $150 with 10 person tables are anywhere from $1,500 - $10,000. While this is no cheap venture, it supports a cause that is near and dear to my heart. I decided to participate in the promotion photo contest with my boys. If one of my photographs wins the prize would be a professional photography session with a picture up on a billboard in Phoenix to advertise the "7th Inning Fetch" event. While it would be neat to win, sadly, black dogs do not photograph as well as other dogs, so my chances are slim. I posted the pictures I submitted so y'all can decide if I have a fighting chance or not. For more information on this event please proceed directly to their website: Compassion with Fashion Happy New Year!
Sometimes I feel that I have become lackadaisical as a dog owner, this year in particular. After adopting my puppy and dealing with all the fun (and exhaustion) of puppy hood I find that I have stopped trying to better my dogs. I haven't attended a training class in several months, been vigilant about nightly walks, or even taught either of them one new trick/ skill. This year is going to be different! After some thought here are my New Year's Resolutions for my pups. Do you have any pup resolutions for 2013? Share them below. 1. Sign Nigel and Hugh up for at least 1 training class. I've already contacted the kind people at Arizona Dock Dogs. Nigel's getting a little too old to be competitive anymore but I think Hugh has some serious potential. Dock diving looks like a lot of fun, if you have never heard of it before, learn more about it here.
What to do with the dog(s)?
It's that time of the year. Houses everywhere are opening their doors for friends and family coming to visit. With all the merriness, gift-giving and holiday cheer one (or more) important family members may be forgotten. (As hard as you may try, no one will forget finding dog hair in their mashed potatoes. Pick your battles.) The holidays are both a wonderful and yet stressful time for people and pets. By taking a little time to prepare your pets and guests you will make for a more enjoyable time for everyone involved. BRUSH UP ON BASIC TRAINING Some people may tolerate an ill-behaved dog but no one likes it. Bless your guests heart if they allow your dogs to bark, mouth, drool, jump on them and try to drink their holiday beverage without a complaint.