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Wow-this year is flying by. So, what's happening this month- Well...Sept. 27, 2018: Remember Me Thursday(r)<//www.remembermethursday.org/> is an international social media awareness day that brings attention to the millions of adoptable pets waiting in shelters and remembers those pets who never got a second chance. Share your rescue pet using #RememberMeThursday. As you know, Josie is a rescue and the best decision I ever made was to bring her into my life.  I am so happy to see morning news segments taking part in pet adoptions, and shows like Home & Family that have found over 600 plus some homes now for pets in shelters that were waiting for their new family.  A neighbor of mine recently rescued a small dog-Pearl from Asia. She is one of Josie's friends at the park and just so sweet and brings so much happiness to her owner Donna, who had recently lost their beloved fur kid. I don't want to think about the pets who never got a second chance, but truly happy that in my heart I feel we are moving in the right direction to find homes for so many pets. Yes, we can always do more-but feel people truly are thinking of a shelter first when they are ready to adopt or rescue and not buying from Puppy Mills. So, on this special day-if you do social media-help spread the word with this RememberMeThursday Hash Tag.

 

September is also host to -Deaf Dog Awareness week (check out //deafdogsrock.com/ ) -Did you know Dogs have an incredible sense of hearing which they rely on to navigate through life. Humans can hear 20,000 vibrations a second while cats hear up to 25,000. But dogs can pick up sounds at up to 35,000 vibrations per second. Josie has great hearing-accept for when I call her name when she gets to far, and plays like she can't hear.  So, I ask since this is my first fur kid-will Josie eventually lose her hearing? I know as humans-our hearing starts to deteriorate, so is it the same in dogs? Well, this is what my research found- Senile deafness develops gradually, typically occurring at about 13 years of age. Many older dogs lose their hearing, but never become completely deaf; however, the loss that has already occurred is permanent. Temporary deafness is often the result of buildup within the ear canals.  There are also certain breeds more prone-which one I found out was on the list is Jack Russel Terriers.  Josie has some Jack in her (or that's what the DNA test said), so will make sure to pay extra attention to her ears every year as she ages and make sure they are checked.  Again, like all information we find out-just good reminders.

 

Lastly, it's Fall!  Well in some cities across the US-for us in L.A. the sun is shining.  I personally love the Fall, and so does Josie.  The nights may get shorter, but it starts to cool down which means longer play time at the park. I am also planning in the Fall to head to Spain to visit my Dad.  Josie will be staying home, and we will see how this goes.  It will be the first time I have ever been away from her for more then 5 days.  So, till next month-

 

Always try to adopt or rescue when pawsbile,

 

XOXO

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