Got a lot of half posts baking in my lil ol brain today so I thought, why not combine them all into an actual regular sized post? Here we go!
This week began with a low speed doggie chase here in Portland. I have seen a few dog on highway videos and they are usually pretty harrowing. Cars speeding by with dog dodging around them. What I love about this is how Portland's motorists, during a busy Monday rush hour, stopped all traffic, got out of their cars, and opened their car doors in hopes this little pooch would jump in and out of harm's way. That's just how we do here in Portland!
Next up? Fleas. Yup. I haven't had the dogs on flea preventative for a couple years. I started with stopping during the winter, then forgot to resume treatment in the spring. When I confessed these deadly sins to my vet, she shrugged and said she only gave flea medication to her own dogs when she found a flea and then treated for a month or two and stopped again so I felt vindicated that we live somewhere where fleas aren't a huge problem. But now we have a flea. Drat! I've treated dogs & house with Diatamaceous Earth and will continue to treat dogs weekly for the next three weeks or so. I'm crossing my fingers that we can conquer these fleas naturally and without resorting to topical medications. I'll write a more lengthy post when we are successful at routing out these pesky parasites with this all-natural solution 'cause if it's natural and it works, I need to share it, yo! Plus DE is waaaayyyyyyyy more cost effective than the good quality flea medications, which are the only ones I would consider putting on my dogs. Keeping our fingers crossed!
I have to share this article on NoPo Paws. beportland.com did a great job in highlighting why I opened up my store and why I love it so darn much.
Lastly for today, if you aren't a follower of Our Waldo Bungie, check out the sweater sale that is going on. Not only are these adorable sweaters hand-crafted; for a limited time the proceeds all benefit Waldo Bungie's adorable foster, Ginger. Ginger is an elderbull with a few minor medical issues that need to be taken care of so that she has the best chance of finding her forever home. Sadie is definitely getting one; I just need to pick some colors! And if you aren't in the market for a sweater, you can also help Ginger out by donating to her ChipIn.
That's all that's a -cooking in my half-baked brain this morning. Have a great weekend!