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What your dog wants you to know...

1. My life is likely to last 8 to 14 years. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me....

2. Give me a hot second to understand what it is you want from me!

3. Please trust me and love me and care for me.

4. Do not be angry at me for long....I can't stand it!!

5. You have your work, your hobbies, your friends and your family. I only have you.

6. Talk to me often, I love to hear your voice.

7. Be conscious that whatever way you treat me, I will never forget.

8. I have sharp teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you.

9. Before you scold me for not reacting as I should, ask yourself if I might not be getting the right food, or I'm tired, or my heart is getting old and weak.

10. Take care of me when I get old. Don't say: “I can't bear to watch”. Everything is easier for me if you are there....even when we say our final goodbye.....

Adoption - Know your facts - What's your breed?

  • English Mastiff - if you're ok with their slobber and their serious size
  • Dalmatian - perfect for the runner
  • Pitbull - Great for people who don't want to groom often. 
  • Shih Tzu - be prepared for serious grooming and teddy bear cuddles
  • Pugs - the perfect lap dog who love everyone and every thing!
  • French Bulldogs – great for couch potatos!
  • Poodles – great if you're a budding hairdresser
  • Jack Russells – perfect match if you want an active, assertive and smart dog
  • Golden retriever – do you have a big play area? Garden? Don’t mind dog hair? Like running?
  • Huskies – Best for serious outdoor types
  • Pinscher – has no fear and LOTS of energy – be warned!
  • German Shepards – respond well to training, intelligance and active owners
  • Dachshunds – will curl you around their….paws….butter wouldn’t melt!
  • Border Collies – Again active lifestylers apply – they need large running area
  • Terriers - perfect match if you live in a small space and like cuddles on the couch
  • Greyhounds - while known for their speed they do well in small spaces too

Dog Breeds for adoption

When considering adoption ask yourself

  • Whats your energy level?
  • What size will work for you and your home?
  • How much grooming are you prepared to do?
  • How much shedding can you bear?
  • Are kids involved/around?
  • What is your noise level tolerance?

Please note ALL dogs need adequate outdoor time, running, walks, rest, feeding, grooming

Hartsdale Pet/Canine Cemetary P1

I have to say I was a lil bit anxious heading to Hartsdale - partly because it was a VERY (3 ft!!!) snowy January Morning and partly because I didn't know how upset I would be or how traumatised - lets be honest Im just like you guys - I know I might do cremation jewelery but at the end of the day Im the biggest ball of smoosh and anyone who has ever met me in life or at a show etc will completely know this!!

BUT I was overwhelmed - it was beautiful. It might have been the serene snow or the quiet calm as a result of the snow but either way - even though I couldn't initially get into hartsdale ( I went in the wrong way - which was in my opinion the front way!)  I was blown away by the beauty and tranquility of it all. Honestly I might bring my blog to there - as in I might write it FROM there from now on.....its hard sometimes to find a quiet spot between NYC and Dublin!

And so began my conversation with Edward Martin Senior.  A complete gentleman if ever I met one. So relaxed in my company I felt no inhibitions or eagerness to impress or interest in trying to ...well I don't know...what do people try to do?! Sell themselves or other things? I feel that is often the way in America..... :-(

I feel we fell into natural conversation with each other.

In 1896 A woman who owned some property - Emily Burset, a wealthy lady decided to allow her friends to bury their pets for a small fee. The Story goes that she contacts Dr Samuel Jackson and he referred other people to her. After 10/11 years he took it over and it became Hartsdale Canine Cemetary BUT the charter then dictated that ANY pet must be buried not just canine (thus making the name redundant).

As with ALL true historic moments there are TWO stories to every story.

Now here is STORY NUMBER 2 - A Vetinarian called Dr Samuel Johnson took care of animals when they were just used for physical labour. Unfortunately as with all living things, thy pass away and up to then most did not as “What happened to the body?” but one lady did. Never asked before – she kept enquiring and got told the truth – pets are put out with garbage can. Those who are probably reading to this point are horrifiied. Yup you and me both. My baby aint going in NO trash!!!! So in steps Dr Samuel Jackson.....

“Well I have a place in Westchester County” he said and so She buried the pet herself and then other people started asking could they do theirs. It made sense. It became a business as most opportunities do.....and so the story continues.....More next week!

Hartsdale Pet Cemetary

Adoption - Know your facts - Have you met Tuna?

Tuna the Chiweenie puppy that is bringing a cooless factor to underbites also rocks a whopping 1.6 million fallowers on Instagram!

 tuna melts my heart

Found on the side of a road in San Diego, he was a shadow of his current self. Tuna, who’s human bff is Courtney Dasher, found his luck changed the day an option agency brought him to a Farmers Market. It was love at first sight for Dasher who reckons he's loved because “he's so unconventional looking and because of his unique features he makes people laugh”. She reckons he “captivates people's hearts”.

 Tuna pulling a selfie

But he's not just a cool pup, he's on a mission to help other rescue puppies just like him. Raising awareness for animal adoption through fundraising, writing books and travelling around doing appearances are his and Courtney's way of giving back. Find him on Instagram making all sorts of crazy faces @tunameltsmyheart 

tuna in a wig