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:
- Gunner Kennels G1 Intermediate with 8' Tie Down Straps
- 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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'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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