Thursday, 5 March 2015

Thursday Frolicks ~ K9's of the Week!

Welcome to

Thursday Frolicks

Supurr Greetings Furriends

Welcome to our regular slot of  

Pet of The Week

And this week here are the lucky


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Featuring the pawesome


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from the fabulous blog

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Many Con'Cat'ulations to mew both!

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Now without holding up proceedings any further here's effurything mew effur wanted to know about these magnificent K9's from their Mom's point of view.

      1)      Our pups Missy & Buzz are a little over 3,5 years old & came to live with us at 8 weeks of age. A friend of ours had rescued the pups’ mommy, a neglected Boxer girl by the name of Jolene, along with her litter of 9 puppies. Our friend Vanessa adopted Jolene, but was looking for forever homes for the puppies. Missy & Buzz found theirs with us in September of 2011 when we lived in the D.C. suburbs of Ashburn, Northern Virginia. My husband Ian’s military orders brought us to rural NC in late 2013.

     I myself, Barbara, am a professional dog walker & pet sitter. I mainly take care of dogs & cats, but also have the occasional bird and ferret client!
2)      Our pups are actually Boxer/Chow-Chow mixes ~ we found out after having done a DNA test. Although they appear to be black, they really are a reverse brindle (black with brown coloring), and they each have a few black spots on their respective tongues.
3)      Buzz is our ball boy ~ he LOVES playing fetch, preferably with his chuck-it ball! Missy is our racer puppy & water rat ~ she loves to run & swim, but she’s not a fan of rain, whereas Buzz will even play fetch in it! She once outran a rabbit while Ian was distracted with picking up her poop ~ her leash just slipped right through his hands. Missy caught the rabbit, but didn’t kill it. She just kept it between her paws and nudged at it, as if to see if it would squeak..the poor bunny must have suffered several heart attacks…
4)      Although we started handling the pups’ paws the day they came to live us, Buzz hates having his nails trimmed. Missy on the other hand is perfectly well behaved when the nail trimmers come out!
5)      We believe in regular, daily exercise, and start our mornings with a structured walk, meaning we don’t allow any pulling or lunging. We’re proud to say the pups are very well behaved on leash! Unless it’s too hot for it, the pups wear doggie backpacks on our morning walks ~ they provide both physical as well as mental stimulation & contribute to a balanced state of mind.
6)      You may have guessed it by now: I believe in responsible dog ownership, and put a lot of emphasis on continued socialization throughout the pups’ lives, breed-specific exercise, obedience training, as well as healthy nutrition.
7)      I started blogging about my canine passion in August of 2014. I’ve always enjoyed writing and figured “why not write about my favorite topic and share it with like-minded individuals?” The coffee add-on to my blog’s name K9sOverCoffee was inspired by my morning routine of reading (news) articles over a nice, hot cup of coffee!
8)      I am currently working on running my very own pet sitting business ~ so far, I have worked for two wonderful pet sitting companies I have learned a lot from, Pick Of The Litter Pet Care in Ashburn, VA & Ark Angels Pet Care in Sanford, NC. I will be providing my own pet sitting services as K9sOverCoffee Pet Services as of April 1st of this year ~ this is exciting news for me, so wish me luck!
9) Unfortunately, my hubby is highly allergic to cats, so we can’t share our home with any felines :-( Thankfully, I get my kitty fix with my pet sitting jobs!
10) One of my favorite experiences in my years as a responsible dog owner has been participating in the Cesar Millan National Family Pack Walk in 2012. It took place on the National Mall in Washington D.C., and the pups & I participated in the walk, and helped raise awareness about balanced relationships between dogs & their owners, pet overpopulation & the importance of spaying & neutering [Ian couldn’t come as he was deployed to Afghanistan].
I made the pledge of supporting rescue dogs and therefore don’t take my business to any pet stores selling dogs (and/or cats), as I don’t support the puppy mill industry. I personally will always adopt rescue dogs, whether from a shelter or a breed specific rescue group.
 Woofs and BOL
Missy & Buzz
  
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Furry many thanks to Missy & Buzz and not furgetting their mom, Barbara fur being our supurr guest stars today, we've really enjoyed your company!

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Well that's us done fur this weeks post, we do most sincerely hope that mew've really enjoyed meeting Missy & Buzz and purrlease check out their blog as it is truly pawesome.

Join us tommorow when we're back with our usual post of 

The Pet Parade

There's still time to get in on this weeks action by clicking here 

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If mew would like to feature on Thursday Frolicks or nominate a speshul someone fur

Cat (or K9 or Bunny or Ferret etc...) of the Week

drop us a line at

deardrbasil (@) gmail.com

with Pet of the Week in the subject line

DON'T BE SHY


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We look forward to seeing mew on the morrow

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox


17 comments:

  1. Heyyy, I know those paw-some pups!!!
    ჌ husky hugz ჌ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  2. Thank you so much for featuring us this week, basil! It's an honor & we are super excited about it :-)

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    1. It was my purrleasure my furriends 🐾😺🐾😺🐾

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  3. These two dogs are gorgeous! I can tell that their Mommy does a great job with them. I love that she is so active in spreading the word about responsible dog ownership.

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    1. Thanks Robin XOX 🐾😺🐾😺🐾

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    2. Thank you for your kind words, Robin!

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  4. What a nice intervoo. It was so nice to meet Misty and Buzz and hear their story. Always love meeting new pals and they are real cuties. (P.S. ummm, hope they don't chance kitties! he he )

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    1. MOL too funny Mario - chasing kitties!!! Mol 😺😺

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    2. Missy has a tendency to TRY to chase kitties, but mommy doesn't let her! Buzz will chose a ball over chasing a kitty every day, thankfully ;-)

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  5. That is a great interview. I haven't forgotten mine but mum hasn't had chance to help me with it yet.

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    1. Hey, no worries buddy, when mew are ready 😸😸😸🐾🐾

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  6. basil...dood...total lee kewl interviews N veree nice ta meet ewe missy & buzz...best fishes two yur mom on her pet sitting biznezz ...we hope her getz a bazllion clientz !! N total lee awesum bout de Cesar Millan walk !!! ♥♥♥ we enjoyed reedin bout ya two day ~~~~

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    1. Glad mew liked it 🐾🐾😺😺🐾🐾

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    2. Thanks so much, guys! We love Cesar Millan here at our pack :-)

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  7. Thanks for introducing us to Missy and Buzz. They're cool woofies. We still need to do our interview...the mom has to make some time.

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    1. Thanks fur stopping by and meeting them 😺😺

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