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April Meet-up THIS Saturday, 4/13, 12-2, Good Karma (and a few other things)

From: Cheri C.
Sent on: Monday, April 8, 2013 11:34 AM

Another Monday!

OK, I said this with February, but where did March go???  It's already April and time for our April Meet-up!!!

"April Showers bring...Muddy Wiener Paws!" Meet-up

  • ~Sat, April 13
  • ~12 pm-2 pm.
  • ~Good Karma Dog Center, 8511 Frederick St.
  • ~$5 per family donation pays rental of indoor facility, anything left over helps needy rescue dogs.  Stay tuned for April's Rescue Spotlight!

I really wanted to head outside to one of the dog parks this month, but it's supposed to be in the 40's and rainy all week.  (Which would mean MUDDY PAWS!!!)  I don't want to take the chance of a cold, rainy, muddy Saturday cancelling our meet-up like it did last year.   So we'll stay inside one last time this spring and head outside in May.

Since we'll be inside in a tighter space, I don't think doing the "Easter Wiener" eggs would be a good idea....sorry!  Might be too much for more treat aggressive dogs (we don't want any fights), and for dogs with food allergies (don't want anyone getting sick).  Owners have no other place to take their dogs away from the Easter egg treats if they don't want to participate.  So the "Easter Wiener" will have to skip over us this year. 




A quick little picture of Meela and one of her babies, Delaney.....Meela is such a good Mommy!  Hands, Hearts and Paws has promised new pix when the puppies go to the vet for a check-up this week.  Stay tuned!!!

The babies are growing quickly!


Hearts United for Animals

A quick note, HUA is having a garage sale here in Omaha: Sat, May 18, 8 am-5 pm at 55th & Emile, (one block north of Leavenworth on 55th Street).  So while you are spring cleaning this month, save up anything you can donate to the garage sale and shoot an email to Bonnie at: [address removed] to set up a time to drop off your donations.

Then plan on shopping at the garage sale to get some great bargains and support a great cause!!!


Speaking of a HUA and it being a great cause....they have a few new doxies on their site.  A handsome 3 yr old brindle boy named Monty:

Monty's legs are white w/freckles (ticking) like a piebald, so he could be a brindled piebald...but he's mostly brindle.

A 5 yr old brindled piebald named Hansel:

You can see the brindle in the red part of Hansel's coat!

And every Hansel has to have a Gretel, right?

It's my Daisy, only with long hair!!!  Isn't she gorgeous????  Someone better adopt her fast before I end up with 4 dogs!!!  She's so pretty!!!!


Flea season!!!

Lastly, believe it or not, fleas are already out!  I have seen them with my own eyes!  New neighbors have a puppy which was off leash (ugh!) and unattended in an unfenced yard (argh!) and ran across the street to see my dogs!  (NOOOOOOO!!!!!)  When I picked it up to return it, I saw a flea crawling on it.  (AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!)  After returning the puppy and warning them of the busy street....I went home feeling all itchy and decontaminated immediately!!!!  I don't want fleas!!!!

Please choose your flea meds wisely.  Hartz and some of the cheaper brands are very dangerous and can burn your dogs, make them ill and actually can kill your cats.

Look for a brand that has FIPRONIL as the main active ingredient.  There are several generic brands out now that rival the protection you get with Frontline, and are also as safe as Frontline.  I'm not pushing any particular brand, but I know that Sergeant's Pronyl OTC and Pet Armor both have the same active ingredients and are said to be a cheaper alternative to Frontline.  Make sure to double check your labels and buy a brand with safer ingredients.

Also, just to be safe....

--Buy the box for the appropriate size dogs you have.  Never buy bigger and split the dose between animals.

--Follow all instructions as given.

--Don't apply more frequently than the instructions tell you.

--Keep an eye on your pet after application and if your pet appears to be feeling ill, lethargic, or abnormal in any way, call your vet.

--Watch for irritation at application site.

--Never ever apply dog flea meds to cats.  It can kill them.


I don't want to scare you, as the majority of dogs will never have bad reactions to flea meds.   But I have seen a few doxies that have burns and scars due to common flea meds.  It's better to be informed and be prepared.  If you care to find out more on negative reactions to flea meds, check out:


On that note....hope to see you on Saturday, with no muddy paws (and no fleas!!!!)

~Cheri, Dusty, Daisy and Georgie



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