Westley’s Wish List for Santa
Another year has passed, and I’ve definitely been a lot more nice than naughty. I think my family appreciates me even more this year, since we adopted the kitten. Now THERE’S somebody who’s going to get coal in his stocking for sure! But as for me, I’ve got a good feeling that Santa is going to reward my efforts to not chew anything important, to always do my business outdoors, and to warn my family about all potential “stranger danger” by barking at strange noises nobody else can hear. Somebody’s got to be awake around here! Anyway, back to Santa. I have compiled a list of my favorite things and I hope he’s listening!
(1) Pet Safety Harness:I love to ride in the car! But it’s not safe for a dog to be loose while the car’s in motion. If we were in an accident, I would be a 35 pound projectile, a danger to myself and others. I looked at a bunch of safety harnesses and came up with a few I really like. Check out these links for yourself! http://sleepypod.com/clickit
(2) Dental chews: Let’s face it, doggy breath isn’t that great. I’m not a huge fan of the whole “tooth brushing” routine, though I do tolerate it. What I really DO like though are these chews. They not only taste good, freshen my breath (smell like vanilla!) and satisfy my need to CHEW but also have this “special ingredient” that helps protect my teeth from the harmful effects of bacteria and plaque formation. http://www.oravet.com/Pages/default.aspx. You can purchase these great Oravet Chews at the South Windsor Veterinary Clinic.
(3) Freedom “No –Pull” Harness: I really enjoy going for walks. Great exercise for me and my people, and nothing bonds a family closer than spending time together. Sometimes, though I get so excited that I end up in trouble for pulling too hard on my leash. Then nobody has any fun! My mom attended a Behavior class at a veterinary school last year, and heard about this harness. It’s pretty comfortable and its double-leash technology actually helps turn my body when I start to pull, so I can’t lean so hard onto the leash. Since I’ve started wearing this, our walks are longer and much less stressful! I just wish I had a purple one.
(4) Doggy Duds: I’m a low-to-the-ground, short coated scholarly dude (in other words, I’m no athlete) and though I do like my time outside, sometimes it’s just too darned cold in our New England weather. My family shovels a place for me outdoors, of course, but still it helps to have another layer of protection on my body and paws. Here’s some info on clothing for dogs.
(5) Self-throwing dog toys: for those times when I’m the only one interested in my ball.
Your buddy, Westley