Charlie Bear here. Guess what my Mom Peep got? A free t-shirt from HSUS Humane Society of the United States. And she got it just for making a donation!
Look closely. It has cats on it. Made her sad, actually, and had her missing Diamond and Red. Anyway, the purpose of my post today is to share with you what HSUS says and to offer my snarky little comments along with them. Ready?
7 STEPS TO A HAPPIER PET
#1 Make sure your pet wears an identification tag to enable him to be returned to you if lost. I wear my little dangly tags on my collar whenever we go out. Mom insists.
#2 To prevent animal behavioral problems, make sure you enroll your new puppy or dog in behavioral training classes, and visit www.petsforlife.org. I had training before I came to live here and by golly, I think it was a saving grace for me. If you read my book or my early blog posts, then you know I was a brat for a while, even with training!
#3 Animal behavioral problems can be health related. Make sure your pet has a complete medical exam by a veterinarian at least once a year. I know–if you’re a dog reading this, you don’t like those exams, especially the thermometer part. But they are necessary. I do mine, do you?
#4 Prepare for disasters. Make sure you have a plan for your pet in the event of a hurricane, tornado, fire or flood. We’d have to add earthquake to that list cause here in CA that’s what happens the most.
#5 Plan for your pet’s future in case something happens to you and visit www.humanesociety.org/petsinwills for more information. Mom and Dad Peep put a few paragraphs in their wills or something to be sure I go to a home with family peeps, or friends who love me. Do you know where you would go?
#6 Learn how to avoid dog bites, and how to prevent your dog from biting, by going to www.NoDogBites.org. Wow, this one hits home. I bit Mom Peep on the finger, even drawing blood, when I first came here. It was her fault…she tried to take something away from me. Okay, it was really my fault, and I’ve changed my ways. Have you ever done something like that (without meaning to)?
#7 Have a heart, be smart, and make sure your pet is spayed or neutered. Before I was adopted I was neutered and it’s a good thing, too, because adopting rescue and shelter dogs helps control the pet population.
So those are the 7 Steps to a Happier Pet from the Humane Society of the United States. Big dog Rex would agree–these are important things to know. Do you think so?
Wiggles & Woofs to you,
P.S. Can I ask a favor of you? Mom Peep is going for 30 reviews on Amazon.com for the CHARLIE BEAR book. If you’ve read it, will you write one? She, and me, would be ever so thankful. Woofs! http://amzn.to/SOctjc