* October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! Fetch one today!
* According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bret Michaels is designing a line of pet products for PetSmart. What could Michaels have that pets want, you ask? Bandanas.
* The first National Conference to end Factory Farming will be held Oct. 27-29 in Washington DC, with 30 world-renowned experts in the fields of environment, animal welfare and public health. This issue is important to animal lovers everywhere.
*When he was born, the cat with two faces was given little chance of survival. But after Marty Stevens saved the kitten from euthanasia, the cat called Frank and Louie, has now set a Guinness Book World Record for being the longest surviving member of a group known as Janus cats. Fox News.com reports that the cat is now 12 years old, content and healthy.
Now for some k9kamper updates! See more at Kol’s Notes!
All Things Dog Blog: This week’s K9 kamp had me, Tanner and Oliver back in agility training and having some fun with our workout step. I’ll have to admit I had to dust that bad boy off after storing it under my bed sometime ago.
We also discovered our core ball and wondered if we’ll be getting an intro to Treiball via kamp. Hmmm…..
The good news is the dogs still remember the “Go Jump” command and they seemed totally entertained watching me step up and down. Despite my travel to Barkworld, the boys and I were able to pull off a reasonable hour plus to just make the minimum workout. Whew!
As a human, I don’t spend a lot of time in the air. I haven’t played jump rope in at least a decade and a half. Before we began, I had to teach myself how to jump all over again. It sounds like a simple concept, I know, and it’s something I ask of my dog all the time. Apparently jumping as an out of shape requires great amounts of coordination I just don’t have. But what a work out! My thighs, my calves, my feet, my butt, everything is still sore! How does my dog do it?
My dog can jump much higher than my two legs can imagine so I searched for a spot that would be more difficult for her, yet still low enough for me. Unsurprisingly, my dog quickly grew bored with the whole up-on-the-step-and-then-down-a
Now if you’ll excuse me, I am going to go back to sitting on an ice pack. 😛