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  “They’re not just pets…..they’re family”     Newsletter, June 2010  

Owner’s Corner

Susan with one of her dogs, Butler Recently we celebrated 26 years of being in business, so I thought it high time to create a monthly newsletter! I feel blessed to have such a loyal customer base served by compassionate and responsible pet sitters, who truly care about the pets that are entrusted to their care. Our newsletter will bring you interesting articles and tips, and I welcome suggestions and comments to make this a piece of literature that you look for in your email box every month. Kudos to 26 years of successful relationships, and here is to 26 more!

Do you have vacation plans for this summer?

Don't forget to book your pet sitting reservation early. Why don't you do it now, using our online form.

Come and Meet Me
at the
2010 Phoenix Pet Expo

The Pet Expo biggest indoor pet event in Arizona!

Free admission - Free parking - Pets welcome!

Sudz 'n Style Mobil Dog Grooming
Sudz ‘N Style
Mobil Dog Grooming Service

Now Serving Fountain Hills, N. Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree, North Mesa, Shea Corridor and the Rio Verde areas of Arizona.

For more information visit their website.

Dog Trivia

It has been established that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.

Lassie was played by several male dogs, despite the female name, because male collies were thought to look better on camera. The main "actor" was named Pal.

Most pet owners (94 percent) say their pet makes them smile more than once a day.

Scientists have discovered that dogs can smell the presence of autism in children 'Seizure Alert' dogs can alert their owners up to an hour before the onset of an epileptic seizure.

The first seeing-eye dog was presented to a blind person on April 25, 1938.

Walt Disney's family dog was named Lady. She was a poodle.

At the end of the Beatles' song "A Day in the Life", an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, was recorded by Paul McCartney for his Shetland sheepdog.

Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.

Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible.

The normal body temperature for a dog falls within the range of 100.5°F to 102.5°F (about 38°C to 39.2°C).

Dogs' eyes have large pupils and a wide field of vision, making them really good at following moving objects. Dogs also see well in fairly low light.

Each day in the US, animal shelters are forced to destroy 30,000 dogs and cats.

The name of the dog from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” is Max.

A Celebration of Father’s Day

Father's Day need not be just for 2-legged Dads, but a celebration for 4-legged Dads too. I would like to honor a four-limbed "grandpa" by sharing the story of Butler, my senior Great Dane/Sharpei Butler pooch! I first met Butler when he was 4 years old. The family that had him could no longer care for him and they asked me if I would be willing to take him. In a heartbeat I said, “yes” and off to the vet, groomer and pet store we went! Butler relished being my only dog and he was a spoiled, thankful pet. He enjoyed our walks, car rides, meeting new people, playing with little kids, and sleeping wherever he wished.

Then my dog fostering days began! As fosters came and went, Butler was always caring and humble in sharing his space with those needing a stop-gap home. He would gently investigate each one and show them around. Butler was gracious and forgiving even when I adopted the fosters! He has always been willing to share, and he has laid the foundation for our home being a welcoming-dog home, showing love for all who enter. Butler never meets a stranger!

Butler, now 10 years old, is the sweetest, most loyal and loving companion to me and to his siblings. He still enjoys car rides, walks, sleeping on his favorite couch, but he also oversees the other dogs, and they respect him immensely. He also continues to wear the "spoiled" title: lying in the sunshine, shade, getting treats, all the while enjoying great health. Oh, the joys of becoming older and wiser!

New postage stamps
for shelter pets
.... to buy food for shelter pets! On Sale NOW!

Shelter Pet Stamps

Beginning April 30th you can buy stamps at the post office that help to buy food for shelter pets. You can pre-order them online. I think this would be a great thing to spread around. Could you please forward to your contacts, especially those that love animals?

Cat Trivia

A cat can be either right-pawed or left-pawed.

A cat can jump as much as seven times its height.

A cat can spend five or more hours a day grooming himself.

A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.

A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human only has 206 bones.

A cat has four rows of whiskers.

The normal body temperature for a cat falls within the range of 100.5°F to 102.5°F (about 38°C to 39.2°C).

A cat in a hurry can sprint at about thirty-one miles per hour.

A cat is pregnant for about 58-65 days.

A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as feelers or antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.

A cat's tongue is scratchy because it's lined with papillae—tiny elevated backwards hooks that help to hold prey in place.

Cat urine glows under a black light


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