Sunday, December 03, 2006
After buying some treats for the dogs, we went to Powerstation for dinner. We had dinner at Yasubei Japanese restaurant where the waitresses fussed over adorable little Magi who was running around Powerstation without a leash (apparently, he does not like being leashed. Otherwise he would chew on the leash and would refuse to walk altogether.)
Our day ended at Starbucks where my sister got four stickers for her red card and Buffy got cinnamon roll crumbs from the floor. Back home, it only took a few minutes before the two dogs were dead to the world. But I'm pretty sure they'd be dreaming about this day all night long.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
"BEIJING - First it was one child. Now authorities say Beijing families will be allowed only one dog.
The restriction is part of efforts to stamp out rabies, state media said Wednesday. It follows a campaign in August in which thousands of dogs were killed in order to fight the disease.
China's capital will institute a 'one dog' policy for each household in nine areas, the official Xinhua News Agency said. "
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Plus, Tune In for a Special Clifford Week on PBS KIDS!
October is American Humane's Adopt-A-Dog Month® and the hugely popular Clifford The Big Red Dog® has signed on as official “spokesdog” for the monthlong celebration. Clifford is featured on American Humane’s Adopt-A-Dog Month posters and other materials that have been distributed to more than 6,000 shelters nationwide.
Millions of dogs are euthanized every year across the country because there are not enough loving homes. This is why American Humane’s Adopt-A-Dog Month was established. Celebrated every October, the tradition promotes dog adoptions from shelters and provides an opportunity to teach the public how to care for their pets responsibly. Improve your life with a dog’s companionship, and support these voiceless creatures.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Cris, we promise to take good care of Mojos. He's family after all. We wish you all the best!
P.S. Mojos sends his regards. :)
Friday, September 29, 2006
One of the hardest hit by Typhoon Milenyo was Cavite, our province. (Notice the during and after shots of the typhoon.)
Our kennel was designed to have maximum ventilation. Good for the summer, but very bad for typhoons. Caught off guard, the dogs got a bit wet before we got all of them inside the house.
The weather is fine now. In fact it's getting a bit warm again, like nothing happened. The dogs are fine, too, a bit shaken but dry.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
...... Sept 8 (and every first Friday of the month) at the Gold Crest Car Park, Ayala Ctr (along Arnaiz Ave. Makati), and
......Sept 22 (and every third Friday of the month) at the Alabang Town Center (Alabang - Zapote Rd)
WHAT THE WASTE MARKETS OFFER:
Trade scrap paper for new (office/ mimeo) paper! Trade used ink cartridges for new! Sell your electronic waste (junk computers) and old / broken appliances. Sell your used lead acid batteries.
Redeem the following for cash: PET plastic bottles and other plastics, aluminum/tin cans, scrap glass.
Drop off points also provided for junk cellphones/ cellphone batteries/ styrofoam
The Waste Markets aim to make recycling convenient and accessible, especially for those who frequent commercial shopping areas, and also to show that Filipinos CAN make recycling a habit! Please help spread the word and forward this announcement to friends, family and colleagues.
For more information, contact Nancy pilien at the Phil. Business for the Environment, tel: 6352650. Thank you!
Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE) 2F DAP Bldg., San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center Pasig City Tel: (63-2)635.3670 / (63-2)635.2650 to 51 Fax: (63-2)631.5714 CP: 0917.405.9265
Email: email@example.com. ph Website: www.pbe.org. ph / www.iem.net. ph
See you at the Waste Market!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
There is a new complex beside Seaside in Macapagal Blvd. and a large section of it seems to be devoted to pet shops. Most are still closed when we went there a couple of days ago (On the corner near the seafood market looks to be a HUGE Bioresearch Hypermart). But I can safely say that this is very exciting for pet lovers. Some shops are airconditioned and all of them are very clean. They look a lot like the pet shops in Tiendesitas, so for those who live around southern Manila and find Pasig very far, this is the place to be.
They sell pet supplies, even those hard to find ones, at reasonable prices and some shops even offer dog grooming. Check it out!
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
PCCI BEING SUED FOR 4.250M++
04/07/06 at 11:42:29
FOR INFORMATION OF ALL PCCI MEMBERS BOTH REGULAR AND ASSOCIATES:
Civil Case No. MC06 -2962, filed in Mandaluyong City
1. PLARIDEL Products & Services, Inc., has filed a suit against the PCCI asking for damages of Php4,250,000.00 plus cost of suit for their claim that PCCI did not impose the pre-registration requirement of microchipping as per a MOA signed by Plaridel and PCCI.
2. PLARIDEL likewise filed a TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (TRO) to order PCCI to cease and desist from registering pure-bred dogs that are not properly identified by microchipping. Our lawyers, the Abejo and Partners Law Office, are now fighting to stop the courts' issuance of a TRO.
******************Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) v.s. PCCI Issued
04/26/06 at 19:03:13FORTHE INFORMATION OF ALL MEMBERS:
Civil Case MC06-2962
RTC Branch 212,Mandaluyong City
Hon. Judge Rizalina T. Capco - Umali
Quoted from the Court Order received today:
Plaridel v.s. PCCI
WHEREFORE, let the Temporary Rstraining Order be issued against defendant PHILIPPPINE CANINE CLUB, INC. (PCCI) and all persons, agents, employees, officers and directors claiming rights or receiving instructions from them and all persons acting under their control and/or directions, prohibiting them to register pure-bred dogs and to issue Certifed Pedigree and Registration Certificate without first imposing the pre-registration requirementof microchipping pursuant to the MOA, the same shall take effect upon posting of Php 2,000,000.00 such bond shall answer for whatever damages that defendant may suffer should it be held later that the plaintiff is not entitled to it and for a periodof TWENTY DAYS (20) only after further ordered by the court.
FURTHER INFORMING THE MEMBERS THAT THE PCCI OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN AT ITS USUAL BUSINESS HOURS BUT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROCESS REGISTRATION OF DOGS DUE TO THE AFOREMENTIONED TRO.
Please wait for an official announcement when the dog registration will resume which we hope will be very soon.
We also would like to clarify that PCCI office has never been closed. All other office and other activities continues as usual except for the dog registration which was stopped due to a court order.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
These little dogs require a good daily grooming using a bristle
brush. A topknot is usually tied with a bow so that the dog can see properly.
Some owners prefer to have them trimmed to make the coat easier and less time
consuming to care for. Keep the ear passages and area around the eyes clean.
Shih-Tzu's have sensitive eyes that should be keep clean. There is special drops
you can buy to put in them if needed. Ask your vet what to use on your dog. This
breed sheds little to no hair and are good for allergy suffers if their coats
are kept very well groomed. (Due the fact that they shed little skin dander.)
More info on the Chrysantemum Dog at http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/shihtzu.htm
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
QuestionA friend recently got a puppy who came down with double pnumonia. She is currently being treated, but how long will it take before she is 100%? Now her other dog has begun to cough, will he recover quicker if it is treated sooner? how long should I keep my dogs away for?
Hi Meredith, The outcome of dogs with pneumonia is largely dependent on the cause of the pneumonia and the severity of the infection. It can take at least 2-3 days before the antibiotics to begin working. Tell your friend to follow the directions which the vet has given, and be sure to dispense all of the medication, and the puppy should have a total recovery. Antibiotics are usually given for at least three weeks, but that can go longer depending on the dog's clinical results. Regarding your second question, yes, a quick diagnosis will lead to a quick recovery, with less possibilities for complications. If the other dog is coughing, it should be taken to see the vet as soon as possible. It may have been exposed, and pneumonia is very contagious. Ask the vet how long to keep the dogs separated. Keep the puppy warm and dry and see that he gets plenty of water to drink while he's healing from pneumonia. If your friend has a moist air humidifier, place it near where the puppy spends a lot of time, as the moist air will help him breathe easier. (Make sure the humidifier is kept clean). Tell
your friend not to over-exercise the puppy; allow only what your puppy can tolerate. Do not allow the puppy to get short of breath during exercise/activity. Use a harness instead of a collar; this is less restricting to the neck, and will allow the puppy to breathe easier. The puppy should not be around people who smoke. I hope I've been a help.
Best of luck,
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
PET QUALITY OR SHOW QUALITY
The average dog owner considers all dogs "pets". But in show dogs terms this has a different connotation. While all my dogs are my "pets" (dogs that I love and care for)-I make a distinction between the show potential and pet quality puppies when selling them.
The term "pet quality" to a show breeder means that there is something with that particular puppy that would decrease or remove any chance of it being championship material. To the untrained eye, often these imperfections would not be seen.
In beagles this may mean, short ears, wrong coat color, one crooked tooth or many crooked teeth, legs too long, toes too flat, tail with a small kink, light colored eyes, undescended testicles, muzzle too narrow, tail set to low on body, tail carried to high over back,bow legged in the rear, chest two wide in front, too large with potential to grow to over 15 inches height at the shoulders( this is a disqualifying fault with AKC).... etc. These things do not make a dog less a pet or less able to love his new home. Again to the average person many of these things would not even be noticed.
Here is a picture of a puppy I sold as a "pet". She was very small, had short ears and her muzzle looked short to me and I could not imagine breeding her due to her size. The family that got her loves her dearly. She has made a wonderful "pet". She has turned out as I expected and has the home she deserves; sleeping in her human's bed and being the center of attention.
Determining "pet quality vs show potential" is an individual breeders decision based on the interpretation of the AKC beagle standard and the needs of a breeding program. REPUTABLE BREEDERS sell all "pets quality" puppies with a spay/neuter contract and limited registration. PET QUALITY puppies are NOT breeding stock.
"SHOW POTENTIAL" puppies are those puppies that I judge at that age to be capable of achieving an AKC championship at maturity. This is of course depends on the fact that they grow up to look as I expect. A breeder makes an educated guess based on past experiences. I recently had big puppy bitch that I would have bet the house would grow to be a 15". Well, at six months of age she is only 12 1/2" and may stay a 13" MUCH TO MY AMAZEMENT. Her father is a line which I have not used before, so there were different genetics at work.
The cost of pet quality and show potential varies with show potential being the most costly. Most show breeders will not sell their show quality puppies to homes that only want pets. Many breeders have waiting list-so if you are looking for a pet beagle contact those in your area.
Please read the sections on TEN REASONS NOT TO BUY FROM A PET SHOP and WHAT ARE BACKYARD BREEDERS???
Reputable breeders want all their puppies to be loved and to be someone's "pet". But we must make decisions on which of our puppies are good enough to be shown and hopefully mature in to future breeding stock. Future breeding stock should be better than their parents and are to be cherished. Many champions are finished but this alone does not make that beagle breeding stock. A breeder should only breed the best;striving with each generation to improve the health, structure, and overall quality of their beagles.Author-Ruth Darlene Stewart
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Robin and I went to the Pedigree bench show last saturday. He brought Buffy, I brought Maguai. Buffy met a lot of nice people and, of course, dogs and she looked like she had a lot of fun. Maguai, unlike Buffy, wasn't in the mood to circulate. He refused to walk so I had to carry him around the whole afternoon. He seemed amused by all the dogs he met at the show but that did not make him want to run around excitedly as he does at home. Fortunately, Maguai was not too heavy and he was clean and fluffy so I didn't mind having to carry him around. It was just like carrying a stuffed toy. Over all, it was a fun day for us and the dogs. We got to see a lot of beautiful dogs, make new friends, watch exciting exhibitions, and scarf down a sabrett hotdog sandwich with everything on it-- yum!
Friday, April 21, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
All breeds show at Tiendesitas Ortigas Pasig City on April 8-9. For the complete list of dog show schedules for April, visit the PCCI website.
Pet One in cooperation with Green Legs pet supplies will sponsor an event offering FREE dog grooming and anti-rabies vaccination. It will be held at the park area of Philamlife Subdivision in Las Pinas, MM. We'll bring as many of our dogs as we can to avail of the freebies. Hehe..
I got some details on the Pedigree Bench show from the PCCI forum. It was posted by May Reyes from Pedigree. I will reproduce it here for those interested.--
...the PEDIGREE Bench Show is a conformation show with a little twist.
It is going to be the very first Bench show and the biggest event of PEDIGREE in the whole of Asia. It is patterned after the Bench shows of Crufts but due to limited space, it will be on a smaller scale.
This show is co-presented by three affiliate clubs, the Philippine Dobermann Federation, the Philippine Hound Group Club, Inc and the Bulacan K9 Club and will be for the benefit of the PCCI.
There is going to be a conformation back-to-back All-breed Championship dog show under two International Judges from Australia and fabulous PEDIGREE Bench Show trophies will await the winners. Points won from these shows will be accredited as this is a PCCI sanctioned show and points will be counted for the National Top Dog of the Year. PCCI show schedule shall be followed:
Saturday AM: Sporting & Terrier Group
Saturday PM: Toy & Hound Group
Sunday AM: Non-Sporting & Herding Group
Sunday PM: Working Group
Entry fees shall be the same as that of PCCI and you may register your entries through the PCCI office at (02)7218345. Please look for Janet.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join the conformation shows on April 22 & 23 at the NBC tent at the FORT. Comfortable holding areas for the dogs entered in the show shall be provided.
While the Conformation show is on-going there will be other activities and the highlight of the two-day event are the activities within the Bench area. Top Breeders with expertise on their own respective breeds and their dogs shall be occupying the Benches. Walk-ins, spectators and guests are welcome to visit the Benches and find out more about the breeds they are most interested in.
Breeders shall decorate their benches, post photos, posters or even give out leaflets as a means of sharing their knowledge on their particular breed. Breeders shall be available on both Saturday & Sunday to attend to all inquiries there may be on the said days. At the end of the event, the most popular Bench shall be given an award.
Puppies will not be allowed to be displayed and sold during the 2-day event. PEDIGREE strongly upholds the golden rule of Responsible Pet Ownership. Breeders are encouraged to invite their prospective puppy buyers to their house or kennel and develop a mentor-student relationship.
Benches shall be provided for by PEDIGREE. As for assigning of Bench participants, priority has been given to the PEDIGREE Ambassadors and PEDIGREE sponsored clubs. Other slots are still available and you may contact me at 0917-885-0508 on how to apply for it. Of course, being a PEDIGREE Event, PEDIGREE users shall be given priority.
Outside the tent, other canine activities are scheduled. All these geared on giving more knowledge to dog owners and will-be dog owners.
Please invite all your friends, those interested to learn more about dogs and those who are in search of a new dog to come and visit the PEDIGREE Bench Show on April 22 & 23 at the NBC Tent at the Fort, as this will be an opportunity of a life time to meet up and talk to the Philippine's finest breeders and to learn from them and to witness the Biggest World Class Canine event to happen here in the Philippines and in Asia.
This event shall be televised and will be aired a week after the event on Studio 23.
I hope to see you all there! Let's work hand in hand as this show is for all of us! Kudos!
Monday, April 03, 2006
A pekingese normally has an outer layer of “guard hair” and a woolly “undercoat”. The guard hair stands away from the dog’s skin and protects it from heat or cold. The undercoat provides extra warmth. It is more seasonal in its growth and shedding cycle. A healthy pekingese will shed some undercoat and guard hair on a regular basis. Hair loss can be managed if the dog is groomed regularly: daily for show dogs and at least twice per week for companion dogs. More noticeable losses of coat can occur due to climatic or hormonal changes, trauma or significant changes in diet. The fullness and length of a dog’s coat varies depending on the dog’s genetic makeup, its diet, and care. Show dogs usually carry more coat than a companion pet.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Summer Tips for Dog Lovers
Summer is fun for humans and dogs alike but a few common sense suggestions may make yours a happier one. Some dog's are particularly sensitive to the heat regardless of breed or amount of fur, watch your dog closely to prevent heat stroke and make sure your companion lives to a ripe old age.
- Never leave your dog in a car in the summer even with the windows down or air conditioner running. Cars can stall or run out of gas.
- Never leave your dog tied outside unattended in summer. Leave him in the basement or in a crate with a fan or air conditioner.
- Don't walk or exercise your dog in the middle of the day. Go early in the morning or after the sun sets.
- Take your dog swimming instead of running.
- Buy a kiddie pool for your yard and put your dogs favorite toys in it. Teach your dog to play in the sprinkler or hose.
- Try not to take your dog from cool air conditioning to intense heat, the temperature change could make him collapse.
- Don't shave your dog down to the skin unless you have a breed you would do that with normally (like a cocker or a poodle). Less hair does not make the dog cooler. Nature has designed it so that dogs with a lot of fur (goldens, huskys, akitas) channel air to the skin to help cool them.
- Keep your dog's coat in good condition by brushing him regularly and removing trapped dead hair which will prevent air from reaching his skin to cool him.
- Get your dog to the vet fast !
- Cool him down slowly in lukewarm water not freezing cold water. An abrupt change in temperature could make his body go into shock.
- Put cotton soaked in rubbing alcohol between his toes.
- Take his temperature every few minutes to be sure it's going down. Normal for a dog is 101-102.5. A high temperature for a dog is considered 104 or higher.
- Wet a towel and wrap the dog in it.
- Take the dog to an air conditioned room or car or set up a fan.
The most important thing to remember if your dog overheats is to act fast. If a dog's temperature stays high for longer than a few minutes permanent brain damage can result. If you cool him down, do so slowly so as not to send him into shock. Even if the crisis passes don't take any chances get your dog to the vet immediately.
All in all, Buffy thought it was a pretty fruitful day.
Monday, March 20, 2006
Congratulations to all the winners!
Other winners are:
1. Best in Show Ring 1
PHIL. HOF MIDNIGHTDREAM WINNING EDGE (SAF)
Breed: Shih Tzu
Owner: JAMES TAN
2. Best in Show Ring 3
PHIL. CH BEAR CHIMES'S GENTLEMAN
Breed: Siberian Husky
Owner: RICHARD ONGCHE
3. Best Baby Puppy in Show
ARTEMIS SUPA WINNING DIVA
Breed: Shih Tzu
Owners: ALEXANDER TAN / HENSON TAN
Details at the PCCI website.
Sunday, March 19, 2006
1. Baywalk (Roxas Boulevard, MM)
2. Blue wave (Macapagal Boulevard, MM)
3. Puerto Azul Beach resort (Cavite)
4. Gayuma (Katipunan, QC)
5. Tiendesitas (Ortigas, Pasig City)
6. Powerplant Mall, ground floor (Rockwell, Makati City)
7. Eastwood City (Libis, QC)
8. Powerstation Mall (Macapagal Boulevard behind the Shell Station, MM)
Taken Buffer (a.k.a Buffy) there twice and she seems to like it there enough. Manila seems like the most dog friendly spot. You can have breakfast a Powerstation, lunch at Blue Wave and watch the Sunset at Baywalk. All these locations are less than five (5) minutes from each other. I think you can probrably even walk your dog at PICC.
Buffy@home (unrelated shot)