My Pets are Treasured Gifts

Beware and Protect All Pets

We lived on a country road, but it does not mean the traffic is not heavy because our road is very popular. Popular with log trucks, rock trucks, gas trucks, water and milk trucks. Plus horse vans, farming equipment, to heavy equipment.

Crash Tests for Pet Crates and Carriers

Pets and Travel Safety

When traveling with your pet(s) a long distance or just to a grooming or a veterinarian appointment; protect them with one of the best proven pet carriers on the market. I chose this for my pets PetEgo Forma Frame Jet Set Carrier with ISOFIX-Latch Connection because it one of the three winners.

Subaru of America, Inc. and Center for Pet Safety (CPS), tested Pet Crates and Carriers and three emerged as the winners.

The Other Two are:

  1. Gunner Kennels G1 Intermediate with 8' Tie Down Straps
  2. Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed with PPRS Handilock

I thank the Center for Pet Safety and Subaru of American for caring enough to do the very best for our pets. Without people who researches and conducts test on pet products; I would be lost in the sea of indecision.

Sweetie Angel and KeeKee
Sweetie Angel and KeeKee | Source

Our Road Traffic.

We lived on a country road but it does not mean the traffic is not heavy, because our road is very popular. Popular with log trucks, rock trucks, gas trucks, water and milk trucks. Plus horse vans, farming equipment, to heavy equipment.

The nearest school is 13 miles from our home, so we see school buses on our road daily. This is why we are so protective of our pets, our property is not completely fenced in. So, we watch them very carefully and are always outside with them. Our KeeKee and Sweetie Angel are the best of friends, and they love to walk together in our yard. They are sharing a secret today, one that they can only understand.

King of the Our Yard
King of the Our Yard | Source

KeeKee Is the King of the Yard

KeeKee has always been the sweetest ball of furry love anyone could want. I am very lucky to have his love.

He is always there to follow and lead when we all go for a walk in our yard. He is the King of our Jungle. He owns half of our heart, and Sweetie Angel owns the other half.

Sweetie Angel says--Smells Good Mama
Sweetie Angel says--Smells Good Mama | Source

Sweetie Loves To Be In The Kitchen

Sweetie loves to come into the kitchen when I am cooking---hoping that I will give him a taste of what he is smelling. He loves lettuce and I believe he can smell it a mile away. All I have to do is get it out of the frig and here he comes barking and fanning his Pomeranian Tail. He is so beautiful, and we are blessed to have him.

KeeKee Is Tired From His Late Night Out

KeeKee has a girlfriend, and she stops over sometimes and eats with him. When she is here he is very much of a gentleman and lets her eat first. This is so unbelievable to us----since he covers the bowl with his body---- when we get near his food while he is eating. He has his own personality, but he loves us. My friend once told me that cats love the one who feeds them. And, that makes sense to me. Maybe I missed something in the translation!

KeeKee on the Back Porch
KeeKee on the Back Porch | Source

Grooming KeeKee

KeeKee loves to roll in the white sand and leaves, so every day, I brush him off and clean his ears. He even lets me give him a bath of sorts, sometimes, and it is when he is in the mood. He likes to eat dry cat food. I researched Pet Food and I came to the conclusion, dry is the best. I check him every day for ticks because he loves the outdoors, and lives in it most of the time. He is the King of our hearts.

Sweetie and KeeKee Talking about Politics
Sweetie and KeeKee Talking about Politics | Source

Does Your Pet(s) Love and Trust You?

You will know in a very short time if you and your pet see eye to eye. My Pomeranian and I bonded one second after I held him. He was such a bundle of furry love, waiting for me to get home everyday from work.

I purchased Sweetie from a Pet Shop, and took him to the Veterinarian the next day for a complete check-up. He was eight (8) weeks old, and only weighed two pounds. The fact that he weighed only two pounds bothered me. However, the Veterinarian would not say one way or the other, if this was good or bad. I soon employed another Veterinarian nearer to my home because I worked out -of- town in the opposite direction of the first Veterinarian.

From the very first we hand fed Sweetie and spoiled him past the rotten stage. But he is ours and we love him, and we take excellent care of him and KeeKee. Making sure they go to the doctor twice a year for a check up, and Sweetie every other month for his nails to be clipped. And his teeth cleaned when needed.

He's groomed every two months by a professional and she does everything from trimming, washing twice, nails and ears. I appreciate her very much for her super job of taking care of my baby.

Sweetie weighs 12 1/2 pounds now, and is very muscled up and strong. We are so lucky to have a beautiful healthy Pom.

KeeKee Wants a Nap
KeeKee Wants a Nap | Source

KeeKee On The Back Porch Next To His Scatching Post

KeeKee likes to sit on the end of the porch to watch the wild birds as they eat and drink and take a quick bath in the bird bath. He watches as the Redbirds (Cardinals) Doves, (Mourning Doves) and Turtle Doves, Sparrows, Chick-a-Dees, Blue Jays, Black Birds eat and drink their fill. And, sometimes Baby Crow comes for a slice of bread. We have so many we take care of and we love them all.

Sweetie Angel after he is groomed.
Sweetie Angel after he is groomed. | Source

Grooming Sweetie

Anyone, who owns a Pomeranian is aware they need a lot of care, but they are worth every second. I groomed him, and I learned how from books and YouTube. I do not however, clip his nails myself because I nipped him once and I said never again.

I use Johnson's Baby Shampoo to wash him, and I let him air dry. When he is completely dry, I comb him with two different fur combs. I take my time so I do not hurt him because the fur is under all his hair.

I cut and trim his hair so he is more comfortable in the summer time, in Florida. I clean his eyes and ears, and he is not too crazy about his ears being touched---but I do it anyway. And, I give him medicine from his Veterinarian, when he needs it. I brush and comb him every day, as well as KeeKee.

I did all the above for Sweetie until I broke my leg and my doctor said I needed to stay in bed for almost three-month. I could not take care of him, but I found a wonderful groomer and she is now the one who grooms him. He is much happier going to her.


KeeKee's Mother

KeeKee's mother left him after she gave birth behind our tool shed. I could not believe it when I heard him crying just outside my kitchen window. His eyes had just opened, and he was hungry. All I had to give him was Tuna Fish, and I mashed it up in stewed carrots and gave him warm milk in a small bowl. That little KeeKee was so hungry, he ate and drank everything. After that--- I fed him three times a day,--- and he has matured into a big Kitty.

Sweetie and Dr. Bullock with an assistant
Sweetie and Dr. Bullock with an assistant | Source

My Pets

I just returned from the Dr. Bullock's office, he is Sweetie Angel's Veterinarian, and Sweetie is so proud of himself. All his test results were good. And, while we were there he got his nails clipped. I have this done every few months.

So, all Sweetie has to have in the near future is have his teeth cleaned, and a small mole taken off his bottom eyelids.

I feel so much better after each visit.


Sweetie Angel is Ready for a Nap When He Gets His Donut.
Sweetie Angel is Ready for a Nap When He Gets His Donut. | Source

Sweetie's Night-Night Toy

When Sweetie wants to take a nap he takes his donut toy in his mouth and tells everyone night-night. And, then he prances in his special walk that switches his little tail like a fancy fan and leaves the room for his bed.

He does not like it when I put his toys in his box---but I have to clean up after he has played with them or I could not walk in my computer room. Since I had to toss one of his toys---he watches ever move I make when I am putting his toys to bed in their basket.

He is so smart---he never forgets anything, and lets you know by his looks. I swear he's reincarnated and was once a human. But I am sure all animal lovers feel this way.

I just know one thing for sure and certain---My Sweetie Angel's well-loved, and we're blessed to have him.

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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

Glad to hear Sweetie Angel is doing well. I cherish my Amy.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida Author

FloraBreenRobison,

Thank you for the comment. And I wish your Amy all the very best. You are on my list to read some of your hubs.

I just get so busy with family, until I have to make lists.

Thanks again for reading my hub.

Bobbi


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Bobbi, I enjoyed this hub and it was made all the nicer for your personal photos. They are both cuties, though I am not a cat fan to be honest. Your little Pom looks like a little sweetheart.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida Author

jOOLS99,

Thank you so much for the visit, and I appreciate your comments. Yes, Sweetie Angel is a sweetie and he is so smart. I always said if he could talk I would sent him to work for me.LOL

Thanks again,

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi


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HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

I don' know what I would do without my pets. They are my spoiled rotten children, and rightfully so. The names of your pets struck a chord with me. My grandmother's nickname was Sweetie, who had a cat named KiKiKi. When my mom lived in Florida, she owned a Pomeranian.

I thoroughly enjoyed your hub and your cute photos. Voted up + more!


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida Author

HubTub,

Thank you so much for your visit. I believe that is one of the best comments I have received. I thank you for sharing it.

You have a great day and a great weekend.

Bobbi


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HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

My pleasure, Bobbi. Wishing you a cheery week and weekend as well!


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you, it is raining tomorrow but I will smile anyway.

Bobbi


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Pets do involve us. W have a husky that we got from a rescue group. In some ways I am still working at getting her trust. I wish she had the involvement in toys that your dog has. It is frustrating to find things to give her activity.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida Author

dahoglund,

I am honored for your visit. Does your husky like to play with catching a ball? I bet your dog is beautiful. Thankyou so much for your visit and comment. I cannot wait to read more of your work. Have a great Sunday.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi Purvis


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Bobbi, our dog not only doesn't catch a ball but the only time I tried to throw one for her she looked like I was going to throw it at her. Before she was rescued she hae been tied outside and I think kids might have teased her. She is attractive with her blue eyes, and people are always commenting on her when we walk.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida Author

Bless her sweet heart---I have to tell you---I feel Hell is not hot enough for people who abuse animals and tie them outside. Try rolling in on the ground and run after it to show her it will not hurt her.

Only your love will win her over---she sounds so beautiful.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi Purvis

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