Trying to finish up a post while your dog is barking is sort of like trying to crochet a nice scarf after taping all of your fingers together with a whole roll of duct tape. Not going to happen until dealing a problem that shouldn’t even exist in the first place.
Every year I go through this: Why did I buy bird seed again? The birds never find it first, it’s always those pesky squirrels. It’s just going to get Laika worked up when she sees….
And yep, guess what happened this morning? BARK BARK BARK. THERE’S SQUIRRELS! SQUIRRELS ON THE BIRD FEEDER! BARK BARK BARK. THERE’S 3 OF THEM HANGING OFF OF IT RIGHT NOW! DON’T YOU CARE ABOUT THE MADNESS THAT IS GOING ON IN OUR BACKYARD YOU SILLY HUMAN? BARK BARK BARK.
And when I wrote about how to give your dog more mental stimulation earlier this week “give them squirrels to freak out over” didn’t make the list for good reason.
But do you know what has been pretty awesome this week? Dog stories. Here’s some of my favorite dog articles of the week, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Favorite Dog Articles of the Week
When You’re Told Your Dog is Dying | Rumpydog
Such a tough subject to write about, yet this post does a wonderful job of describing how our whole world changes in that moment. And why it’s important to remember that when it comes to dealing with the loss of a pet you’re not alone.
It’s Who You Know | Tales and Tails
This story really resonates with me, and not just because of the genius ‘German Shepherd baking gene’ line (Laika’s currently letting me know once again that there is a SQUIRREL ON THE BIRD FEEDER!). Sometimes it really is about who you know, and in this case it’s a great reminder of how nice it feels when someone understands your dog.
16 Fun Activities to Do Outside With Your Dog | Beagles & Bargains
Lots of fun ideas on how to spent some more time with your dog this summer.
Dogs’ Love Isn’t Unconditional After All | The Atlantic
Interesting look at the studies being done to determine how generous dogs are to one another, and why they produce contradictory results. Good thing to keep in mind when analyzing animal studies.
San Francisco Bans the Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs | Care2
San Francicso is the latest among 200 U.S. cities to ban the sale of dogs & cats in pet stores. This ordinance will not affect those looking to buy directly from a breeder or go through their local rescue or shelter, it’s just banning the sale of dogs & cats directly from pet stores.
Favorite Dog Videos of the Week
The ball dogs are going to be at it again this year ?
Favorite Dog Deals of the Week
- OrthoComfort Deep Dish Sherpa Bed 36% Off – Amazon
- Comsun Collapsible Food & Water Bowls 46% Off – Amazon
- Kong Extreme Ball 62% Off – Amazon
This post contains affiliate links, if you make a purchase I’ll earn a small commission. (and I promise I won’t use it buy more bird seed)