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Baggins' Bites: Sammy Update
August 17, 2010
Dear Dog Lover,

Thanks to everyone who shared your stories about your rescues!

They were real tearjerkers.

Itís so sad how these poor helpless creatures are often treated. And bless all of you for taking them in and showing them love.

Sammy is settling in well. His fur is growing back where heíd lost it from scratching at fleas nonstop back in July when Kirsten rescued him.

Now, we just have to figure out whatís causing the red welts on the underside of his hind legs.

Kirsten thought they were from fleas and/or mosquitoes but after having him with me for almost 2 weeks, Iím not sure.

Iím starting to wonder if theyíre an allergy. :(

If you want to check out the details of our trip and his first days home with me in PA, you can do that here.

Dogs "Marking" in Your House? See Reader Gail's Tip

Last month Gail in Arizona shared the success she'd had with wrapping the corners of her furniture in saran wrap to protect them from marking dogs.

This month, reader Pam Newport adds

"Lowe's (and probably other home supply stores) sells rolls of clear plastic with a sticky back meant to put down on carpet during muddy/ rainy times.

I use it on the carpeted part of the seats in my truck when traveling to keep the dog hair from sticking. It would work great on furniture! I usually find it on an end cap in the flooring department.

The only thing is, the saran wrap has some stretch to it where the carpet protector stuff doesn't but I've found the sticky back to work well on vertical surfaces where I can't wrap something all the way around.

Many thanks to both Gail and Pam for sharing their tips!

If you have a household tip you'd like to share with other dog lovers, just hit "reply" and let me know. You never know what will spark someone's else's "aha" moment!

Iím working through the recipes, testing them all (again!) and videoing them as I go.

By the end of the year, I hope to have completed videos of all the recipes. Iíll let you know as I get them posted!

For now, hereís a popular, easy to bake dog treat recipe---
Easy Dog Bacon Treat

Yours in Treats and Good Health,


In loving memory of Baggins

P.S. Look for another upcoming training call next month with dog trainer (and Sammy rescuer) Kirsten Frisch of Gentle Canine!

Gentle Canine

P.P.S. And, if you missed our call last month on "why dogs bark and what you can do about it", you can still get the recording!

It was an awesome call. Kirsten sure packs a lot in a short amount of time! Check it out here. The Secrets to Fewer Barks

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