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The Soph- dog digital art

Just have been playing around with some digital art, let me know what you think :D.

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The Dogs

What having a puppy is like

Having a puppy is fun, they’re so sweet and innocent; wanting to learn everything they can. They want to play play play, then sleep and repeat.

However, they are a lot of work, and you need to be committed to the whole experience- the house training, teething, whats a chew and what is not, when to play and when to snuggle; they are counting on you and will show you nothing but unconditional love.

Oh Soph, her teeth, her little razor blade teeth. Having a soph is like having a small dragon in your house; teeth of doom, claws that dig into your soul- no matter how often their trimmed. She is a whirlwind of energy and whizzes through the house like a hurricane; playing, throwing, and jumping on everything in her wake. Though she is small, she really is a big personality in our household. 

But we would not trade her for a single thing, and teach her as much as we can along the way; She’s our little dragon dog.

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The Great Escape

Let me tell you the story of an escape so great that humans were left tired and annoyed.

Hi Soph here, I am a fairly clever hound if I do say so myself.

Just the other night, in the dead of night, not a peep could be heard- well except for my human dad’s snoring. Everyone was sound asleep. But man oh man did I have to pee!

I figured I would just let myself out, no one would notice. I stuck my paw out and lifted up, oh sweet success. Poking my head out and looking around I was on my way to getting out for a pee! Slowly and quitly I snuck up on the door in the darkness.

Upon reaching the door I realise, how the heckle jeckle am I going to get outside?! Well I guess I’ll have to just summon the human with my wonderful potty bell, oh wont they be so surprised to her that!

Tired and groggy my human dad stumbles out of their cave and towards me. He was pretty shocked to see me ringing the potty bell. With a chuckle lets me out and then back into my my little cave or “house” as the humans call it. All peed out, and snug as a bug in a rug, I sleep soundly through the rest of night.

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Puppy Art

HIIIII SOPHEE HERE!

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I got bored in my crate, so I thought I would surprise the humans with my beautiful artwork.. they weren’t too please with me. My mom human said “Well at least I’m refinishing this in the spring”, what ever that means.

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I worked SO hard on it human! I spent hours here and there sneakily nibbleing away, ugh I can’t believe they didn’t like it, like I just can’t belive it! Well maybe I’ll just have to make it more of a bang next time, who knows these humans don’t understand my genious I suppose.

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Anyways I’ll let you guys be the judge, Check out the picture I linked and see if you understand the beauty in my work. My humans have no taste in my art.

Sincerely,

One angry Soph!

Pet Care & Wellness

Pupper Nails

     That dreaded time again, hearing the clip clop of nails on the floor, time for a good ole nail trim. But before you pick up those nail clippers make sure you do your research. 

Image from futurepets.com

    Excessive nail growth on a dogs paws can cause serious damage, if left to over grow; they can tare or even continue to grow around and puncture the pups pads under their paws. This leaves your pooch open to a wide variety of infections such as bacterial infections; some of the symptoms are, swollen nail beds, swollen foot, pain in foot with limping, and oozing sores. 

    Although you do not want to leave your dogs nails to over grow you have to be extremely careful when trimming them as well. Hitting a dog’s kwik (pink skin inside the nail) will cause severe bleeding, and again leaving them susceptible to infections.

    Our last eight years with Bently has been a consistent battle when it comes to his nails; I’ve gone from doing them myself to going to the vet to going to the groomer and back to doing them myself. He just gets into these screaming fits of not allowing me to do his nails- no hes not in pain, he just acts like a normal “dog-being” for everyone else when getting his nails done- haha, I know his tricks. But I find the more I do them myself the better he is and the more confident I am when cutting them. I have found little tricks that work really well with him; like laying him on his side on the counter facing away from me, really works well helping him to stay calm and keeps him secure. 

So if you wanted to start doing your pups nails yourself I would recommend

  •  Taking your time
  • Have treats handy
  • Get them use to you playing with their feet
  • Trim a little off the nails at a time when you do feel comfortable to start trying to trim them. Its better to take too little, for the first little bit, than too much.
  • Make sure to ALWAYS have kwik stop (a product that stops the bleeding) and a pup first aid kit on hand, mine I just grabbed from a local pet shop. You never know if they’re going to jerk and your clippers hit their quick, it’s better to be prepared!

     

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    If you have a groomer ask them if they mind showing you how to trim the nails properly, I know some local groomers to me that don’t mind taking the time to show you even how to hold them properly, which is amazing of them. (always make sure to ask if there is a cost because who knows.. lol).

Do you guys have any tricks when cutting your pooches nails; I’m always up for learning new ways to make it waaaaay less stressful for me and him, haha.  See you guys soon! ❤