Howard had a accident

Update: Howard has since passed, A very sad day in late November 2020.

Besides dealing with Covid, in March Howard was playing ball in the yard and jumped high to try and catch his ball in the air. He ended up landing on his back and ending up in the emergency room. Doctor said surgery was the best option after she viewed the MRI. We agreed and handed over our credit card. The doctor said he should be able to walk again, but might walk with a sway and run like a rabbit.

Here we are 6 months later and Howard is still the loving and playful dog we adopted in 5 years ago. He doesn’t care that he isn’t perfect in his walk or run. He loves visiting his neighbors and getting tummy rubs, getting stroller walks through the neighborhood, and going to the beach and begging his friends there for food.

What I learned was that I’m glad we had pet insurance for him. I had purchased it just a year ago and I have to say thank God I did. A few words about the company I had chosen, Healthypaws pet insurance. The team was amazing. Whenever I called them they always asked how Howard was doing and we would talk about our pets, Covid, family. Everyone I spoke with made me feel like family. They are covering 80% of all his bills. The surgery and his physical therapy. Yes dog too can get physical therapy. We chose Tasvo’s in Escondido. Maja is patient with us, and she cares about injured dogs and works hard to rehabilitate them. Thanks to her Howard is improving. And yes there is homework for us too. We have exercises we do with him daily.

What is hard is that he still isn’t perfect in knowing when to pee or poop. Both the doctor and Maja say it can still improve, and it has a lot from the first month. He no longer had to wear a diaper, we just have to make sure he gets outside to do his business more often. I have learned how to express a dogs bladder which after you learn the technique isn’t hard. and everyday Howard improves just a little more. We, ok I, get excited when as he does a walk and pee he stops and balances himself and lifts his leg just a bit to finish. Yes it’s the small things, but time is on our side. Howard is young and we have more time to help him with his recovery.

If you have a story to tell about your dog or pet, please share it. I would love to hear from you.

San Diego Union-Tribune 3-21-2020 article by Joan Morris

Carry Away! Picking up after dog is only half a task.

Q:  I am writing to ask for your help to bring an issue to the attention of the general public.  The issue is dog poop bags left on hiking trails.  I have not seen this issue being addressed anywhere.

  I posted on my neighborhood bulletin board asking people not to leave the bags on the trail.  I’m happy that they cleaned up after their dog, but then they leave the bag on the side of the trail.

  I know they have the intention of retrieving it on the return trip, but alas, they must get distracted by the birds, the flowers or the phone, or they cannot find the spot where they have left it, or they’ve have taken an unplanned detour as the spirit might have moved them. 

  So, to the dog walkers, I have a favor to ask.  I would like you to carry the bag with you while you walk.  If you think “Ew! I don’t want to carry it with me,” think how other walkers feel when they come upon a bag that has been torn apart by other animals.

  If you don’t like to carry the poop bag in your hands, may I suggest that you bring a small carrying bag – a fanny pack works as well- with you and put that offending bag in it.  You can also tie it to the leash.  I wouldn’t be surprised if there are designer bags for this purpose.  Fashionable celebrities need to clean up after their dogs, too.

  Your conscience will be clear because you know you have packed it out.

A:  I do wonder what people are thinking when they just drop the bag and walk away, especially when they drop it in my yard.  So yes, thanks for cleaning up, but even if you’re using biodegradable bags, they need to be disposed of in the trash.

My Doggies Bag comments… Yes this is why I designed and am selling My Doggies Bags.  Please be responsible, Pick up, Carry out and Properly dispose.

Special Offer

We are attending SuperZoo in Las Vegas August 20-22. We are offering all customers that order from August 18 through August 24, 2019 the following special that will be included with your order. 1-collapsible water bowl and 2 extra rolls of poop bags. Go to “Shop Now” and click on the link to Etsy to place your order. And all orders that ship within the US will ship free.

Traveling to SuperZoo

Imagine, starting a business to get pet owners to pick up after their dog by providing a discreet yet attractive bag, or as some say purse for you and your dog.

Now you get told you must go the SuperZoo event in Las Vegas.

So off we go, with Howard in tow to walk the floor of SuperZoo for the very first time this August.

I’m so hoping I get to meet a lot of people that have similar stories as mine.

Trials and Tribulations of starting a website.

Me at La Posada IMG_20181016_140249756_HDR  It’s hard watching mom try to get her website the way she wants it.  People are trying to help her, but I think she decided that it was time for her to take charge of it.  So here I am sitting at her feet trying not to be in her way.. ok, but I really needed to have my dinner, so I did bark quite a bit to get here to take care of me.  She did feed me, and now she is typing again.  I just wanted everyone to know she is working hard on this website so you can learn all about My Doggies Bag.  I know having a My Doggies Bag has made our walks a lot more pleasant, especially when she stops and talks with a friend, or a fellow dog walker.  My private business, is truly private.

Check out the pic of me and my dad from our road trip to see fall colors in the North East.  See how discreet My Doggies Bag is.  Oh and a side note, La Posada is in Winslow, Arizona, and yes they are pet friendly.  They were happy to see us and wanted to pet me too.  I just love trips with my family.