My Dog Is Mounting My Cat. What Do I Do Now?

4 02 2009

Recently, we received a concerned mother’s e-mail about some activity that would concern most pet parents.  I have copied the most concerning and embarrassing issues for you to read as well.  Due to the embarrassing nature of the problem, I have redacted the puppy’s name to protect his identity.

I’ve recently noticed, as my puppy [redacted] is now about 8 months, he’s doing something which is causing a bit of concern. We have an 8 month old kitten, Maya, (has yet to go into heat and has not been spayed yet), and the two of them have grown up around each other most of their lives, so they get along wonderfully and are great friends. Lately, I’ve noticed that while [redacted] & Maya are playing, he’s been trying to mate with her, and the frequency has been increasing over time. Read the rest of this entry »

Lancaster, CA Does Not Care About Responsible Dog Owners

29 01 2009

tax-byline-picGuest post by: Tax, The Wonder Dog Spike’s Little Brother

This week in a unanimous vote, the city of Lancaster, California passed an ordinance requiring all owners of pit bulls, Rottweilers, and mixed breed dogs deemed “potentially dangerous” to:

  • Have microchip implants and vaccinations at the owner’s expense.
  • Be kept indoors or in a securely fenced yard or enclosure constructed at the owner’s expense.
  • Wear a muzzle and a 4-foot-long leash held by a controlling adult when taken off the owner’s property.
  • Complete an approved obedience course at the owner’s expense.
  • Be spayed or neutered at the owner’s expense.
  • Be covered by liability insurance valued at $300,000 per occurrence obtained at the owner’s expense. Read the rest of this entry »

What Benefits Can Be Achieved By “Fixing” My Dog?

29 12 2008

spikes-pack-smokey-hardenFor those of you following the nominations and voting for Spike’s Pack, you will recognize Smokey Harden.  He is also the dog in the picture to the right.  He has recently experienced the addition of a baby brother, which you can see here and here.  I would like to congratulate Smokey on his new addition.  I am really impressed that your parents taught you to ring the bell when it is time to potty.  Don’t worry,  your little brother will ring it also, but you may need to help teach him! Read the rest of this entry »

Spike Says: Help Control Animal Overpopulation

29 12 2008

It is not your right or freedom to continue to contribute to the over population of domesticated animals by burdening society with litters born every six months whether the mating is by accident or intentional.  Imagine if you thought it was alright to throw my empty cup out of the window rather than dispose of it in a trash can or recycle bin.  What if 25,000 other people felt the same way about their empty cups?

Spay and/or neuter your pets!