Keepin Up With Val

Saturday, April 1, 2017

I just had to share this . Too funny! This is Val's favorite monkey! I've been pretending that the monkey is talking to Valand I have asked Val to give me your paw and she gave the monkey her Paw then I asked give me hi five and she gave the monkey hi five then I asked give me a kiss and she gave the monkey a kiss on his big lips! so cute!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Here's to a Safe Thanksgiving

As you enjoy your holiday feast with friends and family, you may think about giving thanks to your canine companion by sharing some yummy "people food" with him. But before you slip him some food under the table, remember this: Many of your favorite festive foods—which are often rich and fatty—can make your pooch quite ill. To help keep your pet healthy during this joyous time of year, follow the advice in this holiday safety checklist: Move food to a place where pets can't reach it. If your hungry dog knows there’s a yummy meal on the countertop, sideboard, or table, he may be tempted to reach it, no matter how challenging the upward journey may be. Don't feed your dog poultry bones. You may enjoy nibbling on bones, but they can splinter and get stuck in your dog’s esophagus, stomach, or intestines. Keep a lid on your garbage can. With their super-sensitive sense of smell, dogs can easily sniff out mouth-watering tidbits of discarded food. To help them resist temptation, use a garbage can with a tight-fitting lid. Beware of chocolate. Consumed in large-enough quantities, this favorite human treat can be fatal to dogs! And remember, there always seems to be plenty of chocolate around during the holiday season! Print Free Coupons Keep an eye on your dog as guests enter and leave your home. Some dogs love to bolt out of the door when it opens, so you may want to consider moving your dog to a quieter part of the house when guests arrive and leave. Give your dog a fun chew toy. When it’s time to sit down to dinner, distract your dog by giving him a chew toy. As he enjoys chewing away, you and your guests can concentrate on the delicious meal you prepared. Speaking of meals… Feed your dog his favorite meal. This will keep his belly full and his taste buds satisfied. Since this is turkey season, we suggestCESAR HOME DELIGHTS Turkey, Green Beans & Potatoes Dinner Dog Food Trays 3.5 oz. (Pack of 24) .

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Amazing Love!

The amount of love this dog gives out is amazing ! Have to share this story with you! Our lil Neighbor lamont hadn't seen Val in over 2 weeks because we have not been home for him to come over and play with Val.. Well, he seen us walking Val last night and came Around the bend so fast off his bike ! Threw his arms up in the air racing down the street toward us yelling "Val!!! I missed you!!!" Ran to her and let her lick him up !! Was so cute! And so touching a dog with so much love can give that affect on some people ..she's a sweetheart!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Spring Cleaning Time with Your Dog & Cats in mind

Val enjoying the SUN on her coat!

Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts inevitably turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. But the new balmy weather can prove not-so-sunny for curious pets—or their unwitting parents. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your delicate, furry friend. a few seasonal tips that will help prevent mishaps or misfortunes. Easter Treats and Decorative decor Keep Easter lilies and candy bunnies in check—chocolate goodies are toxic to cats, dogs and ferrets, and lilies can be fatal if ingested by our furry friends. Buckle Up! While every pet parent knows dogs love to feel the wind on their furry faces, allowing them to ride in the bed of pick-up trucks or stick their heads out of moving-car windows is dangerous. Flying debris and insects can cause inner ear or eye injuries and lung infections, and abrupt stops or turns can cause major injury, or worse! Pets in cars should always be secured in a crate or wearing a Seat Belt Harness designed especially for them. Spring Cleaning Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition in many households, but be sure to keep all cleaners and chemicals out of your pets’ way! Almost all commercially sold cleaning products contain chemicals that are harmful to pets. The key to using them safely is to read and follow label directions for proper use and storage. Home Improvement 101 Products such as paints, mineral spirits and solvents can be toxic to your pets and cause severe irritation or chemical burns. Carefully read all labels to see if the product is safe to use around your furry friends. Also, be cautious of physical hazards, including nails, staples, insulation, blades and power tools. It may be wise to confine your dog or cat to a designated pet-friendly room during home improvement projects. Let Your Garden Grow—With Care Pet parents, take care—fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides keep our PlantS and lawns healthy and green, but their ingredients aren’t meant for four-legged consumption and can be fatal if your pet ingests them. Always store these poisonous products in out-of-the-way places and follow label instructions carefully. Poisonous Plants Time to let your garden grow! But beware, many popular springtime plants—including Easter lilies, rhododendron and azaleas—are highly toxic to pets and can easily prove fatal if eaten. Out and About Warmer weather means more trips to the park, longer walks and more chances for your pet to wander off! Make sure your dog or cat has a microchip for identification and wears a tag imprinted with your home address, cellphone and any other relevant contact information. Canines should wear flat (never choke!) collars, please. If you suspect your pet may have come in contact with or ingested a potentially poisonous substance, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. I’d love to have you follow me

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Back to School Tips for your Dog or Puppy

Summer is over and September is here, which means, your kids are going back to school or college and you’re going back to full-time work. But did you think how this change might affect your dog? Believe it or not, any change in your routine affects your dog or puppy. You probably got to spend loads of time being around your dog during the summer. Now, life is changing for you. Everybody is leaving at once and this change of routine can trigger some anxiety and separation issues for your dog. Changes in your routine can be confusing for you dog. You might need to do a few things to help ease this stress for your dog. I have a few tips that might help all of you out.
1. Try leaving your house for a bit. Make preparations as you leave, like getting your keys ready. But stay outside your door instead of walking to your car. Then come in after 10 minutes. You will have to do this a few times. 2. Don’t make a huge deal when you’re leaving. Spare your dog the big teary goodbyes, which gets them worked up. The goal is to let you dog know that leaving is no big deal. These simple tips will let your dog know that leaving him is the new routine now. If your dog still gets upset when you leave, try leaving something familiar, like a scented shirt from you. Give him or her a shirt that you won’t mind if it get more holes in it. Remember not to give him shirts with buttons, patches zippers or loose threads. Puppy proofing your home. This is important to do even for your grown up dog. If you still he will be mischievous when you leave, try these tips. 1. Crate him when they are alone. Remember that a bored dog is a naughty dog. That’s just who they are. 2. Think about giving him toys , that will make him or her think. There are plenty of puzzle toys out there that are safe to give to your dog. Ask you vet for some good examples. Some toys, you can even put kibble in. We want to occupy their time, when left alone. 3. Hide healthy treats in a confined area for your dog. Giving them the run of your home is not always the best idea. 4. Hire a good dog walker to come in a few times. This activity will give your dog the excercise they need to tire them out. 5. A different schedule might mean feeding schedules have changed. If you’re going to change-up his or her feeding time, do this gradually. This way the feeding change will not cause them to have an upset stomach, as you rush out the door. 6. When you’re planning your routine, don’t forget to include your dog in it. Schedule their feeding times, walk times, and of course your time with your dog. They need your attention all year-long. I hope you enjoyed this blog post. Follow me on facebook: and sign up for my blog. It’s easy, find my picture and follow the prompts.