Tuesday, April 21, 2009

FDA Confirms Probe of NUTRO Pet Food Deaths, Illnesses

This disturbing article by Lisa Wade McCormick, of ConsumerAffairs.com, was posted April 20, 2009:

"FDA Confirms Probe of NUTRO Pet Food Deaths, Illnesses"

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that the agency is investigating NUTRO pet food, following a series of unexplained illnesses and deaths. Consumers have been complaining for more than two years that their pets have become ill after eating NUTRO products; many have recovered when they were switched to other foods. The company has steadfastly denied that its food is to blame." For the complete article, go to the following link:

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Worthwhile Charity to Help Study Dog Behavior

Marcia Polimer Abrams Fund to Benefit Canine Behavior Studies

RALEIGH, NC – The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces the establishment of the Marcia Polimer Abrams Fund for Canine Behavior Studies. The Donor Advised Fund (DAF) was created in memory of author and CHF President’s Council Member Darlene Arden’s mother, and will benefit studies focusing on unlocking the mysteries of canine behavior.
A certified animal behavior consultant, Arden’s writing focus has been on helping dog owners in identifying and eliminating unwanted behaviors in their pets. The author of “Small Dogs, Big Hearts,” “The Angell Memorial Animal Hospital Book of Wellness and Prevent ive Care for Dogs ,” and now her new behavior book, “Rover, Get Off Her Leg!” Arden has specialized in behavior issues of dogs 20 pounds and under. Portions of the proceeds from “Rover, Get Off Her Leg!” will benefit the fund and will lead to future behavior studies as identified through the Canine Health Foundation grants review process.
“Darlene has been a tremendous asset to CHF in the past and has always been on the lookout for opportunities to help us tell our story,” says Wayne Ferguson, president of the Canine Health Foundation. “We’re pleased that she’s chosen to honor her mother is such a resounding way.”
“I couldn’t think of a better way to honor my mother and our shared love of dogs than to create this fund in her memory. Behavior is at the very core of the human-animal bond. I also know that whatever studies the CHF funds will also ultimately benefit
people. It’s truly a win/win for dogs and their human companions. I also hope it will help breeders breed dogs that are mentally as well as physically sound. I think my mother would wholeheartedly approve.”
Donations can be made to the fund online by clicking here or by contacting the Canine Health Foundation toll free (888) 682-9696.
In a recent review of Arden’s new book in “The Library Journal,” Florence Scarinci writes, “Even the most inexperienced dog owner will find her advice easy to follow. Humorous anecdotes illustrating the undesirable behavior enhance the text. While there are many helpful guides available addressing the same behavioral issues and using the same training methods… Arden’s book is easy to read, entertaining, and affordable. An excellent purchase for all public libraries.” Information about ordering Darlene’s new book can be found at Dogwise.
For more information, please visit here.
Contributions to the DAF can be made at our website.
Contact: Jeff SossamonDirector of Development & CommunicationsAKC Canine Health FoundationPO Box 37941Raleigh, NC 27627-7941(919) 334-4015 (b)(919) 334-4011 (f)(888) 682-9696 (toll free)jds@akcchf.orghttp://www.akcchf.org/
The AKC Canine Health Foundation, founded in 1995 by the American Kennel Club, is the largest nonprofit worldwide to fund health research exclusively for canines. Our goal is to help dogs live longer, healthier lives. The AKC Canine Health Foundation is the leader in non-invasive genetic health research, stem cell research, and biotherapeutics benefiting both canines and humans. Through the generous financial support of the American Kennel Club and the NestlĂ© Purina PetCare Co., we’re proud to announce we have allocated more than $18 million in canine health research through 74 schools and research institutions worldwide.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My sister

I have a beautiful sister, named Melody, who is from a later litter, but our parents are the same. My breeder kept her, because she liked her so much. I think she looks like me, too. Here are some pictures.

My Favorite Facebook Page! I am SUCH a Fan (I'm also their mascot!)


I try not to discriminate against a species that is "less fortunate" than mine.