Saturday, July 26, 2008

Back from the groomer

Choose Me ~1

Jake just came home from the groomer, and guess what he does first...finds a nice cool spot that just got watered, of course! His groomer, Mirana, is moving out of state. I don't know who will miss her the most, Jake or us. He looked so cute here I had to let him enjoy his fun times in the vinca and just shoot some photos of him before he got his coat into too much. Actually, we went for a walk right after this and he came home none the worse for his romping around. He elected to find a comfy spot in the living room and settle down for an afternoon nap.

Some hot summer afternoons are best spent indoors relaxing in the living room.
Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 21, 2008

Thinking about CA AB 1634

~by John

This is same number but a new bill from last year's MSN (Mandatory Spay Neuter)which failed. It's a much better bill yet still leaves concerns. See the AKC News for details. To quote just a part from that "However, the American Kennel Club remains concerned that under this new bill localities are still permitted to enact mandatory spay/neuter laws, as well as the potential for abuse of enforcement."

Edited to note that CA AB 1634 "mutated" several times and now may be slipped into another bill altogether. This is an outrage. AKC for a time went from supporting their AKC membership, to supporting an altered AB 1634, sidestepped to neutral and, I think, now due to somebody actually thinking it through as Levine went back on his word, AKC is once again opposed to any bill currently up for vote with this MSN language embedded in it. The officers and baord members of AKC should be full of shame for not holding firm against this bill in the first place, supporting their good members in California.

The answer is first to enforce local laws already on the books. The second step is to address the very large problem of puppy mills. Those are regulated by Dept of Agriculture and will not be touched by this pending legislation and yet that is where the largest part of the problem lies.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Jake enjoys social time out for walks

These two are more of Jake's favorite buddies when we're out for walks. One of them doesn't live in the neighborhood but comes to visit when his owners are out of town. Owners are fishing up a long, long trek on the Appalachian Trail. I think they've been gone 3 or 4 months! What a hike that is!!!
Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Playtime, Partytime

Here's Jake with that look we call "Let The Games Begin!" on July 4, 2008. He's two and a half but still has the heart and spirit of a puppy.
Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 2, 2008