A Pet’s Ten Commandments

17 03 2009


I followed a link from one of my Twitter friends and this list of a pet’s ten commandments was waiting for me there.

  1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
  2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
  3. Place your trust in me.  It is crucial for my well-being.
  4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment.  You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.
  5. Talk to me.  Even if I don’t understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.
  6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
  7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.
  8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me.  Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.
  9. Please take care of me when I grow old.  You too, will grow old.
  10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please.  Never say you can’t bear to watch.  Don’t make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.  ALWAYS!

Take a minute to grab your four legged friends and give them a hug today to let them know how much you love them.

Barkhunt Teaser Clue Prizes

4 03 2009

For the teaser clue issued in the 4 PM EST hour during #woofwednesday:

Barkhunt Teaser Prize #1

For the teaser clue issued in the 8 PM EST hour during #woofwednesday:

Barkhunt Teaser Prize #2

Spike Says: BARKHUNT Round Two

4 03 2009

This Thursday night, my pawpals at Paw Luxury, Best Bully Sticks, Four Legged Media and I will be playing host to the second round of Twitter’s first scavenger hunt, Barkhunt.  Take a look at some of the awesome prizes, pics from the winners at our first round, and the rules.

The hunt starts PROMPTLY at 9 PM Eastern Standard time for the first clue, so do not wait until the last minute to follow each of us on Twitter.


Spike Says: Bed Bugs

16 01 2009

I heard that over 5 billion dust mites can be found in the average human bed.  I think I will continue to sleep in my crate!


How Do I Stop My Dog’s Digging?

12 12 2008

dog-diggingRecently, one of my friends “across the pond” sent me a question about her dog, and his affinity for digging in many spots inside the house, including her couch and her bed.  During a trip to the vet, their discussion led to no resolution other than a healthy dog.  This is where I come in.

Is your dog an unhappy one?  Heck no.  He sure is awful grateful for all the cool areas to dig in.  This goes back to the denning nature of being a dog.  My brother, Tax, digs a lot, too.  He is a digging fool.  In fact, when mom gives him a new blanket, he takes it into his crate and spreads it out like a carpet.  What a weird dog! Read the rest of this entry »

Spike Says: Every Dog Has His Day

26 11 2008

Why do you people keep saying this?  I have a day everyday.  I don’t get it.


I hope this isn’t what you mean.  I don’t want to go to Puppy Jail.

Have You Friended Me Yet?

25 11 2008

As you can see on the right, I am one active dog on the Intarwebz.  If you need more Spike than the site gives, there are some extras to be found at the following:

If you want to help spread Spike’s message, feel free to Digg With Spike: