Happy 2012 Everyone!

Hello human and furry friends and happy 2012!
I hope you all had wonderful holidays and haven’t broken ALL your New Year’s resolutions yet! *wink wink* We had a great time on our vacation but we missed Teeny and Tootsie and Lo Mein. There’s no place like home!
I will have some exciting news to announce soon. I’ve been busy busy making plans for the future. As a result, I don’t have a January dog toy drive planned. I promise that when I tell you what I’ve been working on you will understand why. I can’t wait to see what 2012 holds in store!
TEENY'S FRIENDS
Happy 2012 Everyone!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
The McDougall family 2011 Christmas card.

I hope everyone out there has a SAFE and MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! We leave on Saturday for holiday vacation so I will see all of you in 2012! XOXO!

TEENY'S FRIENDS

December Dog Toy Drive Still Going On!

December Dog Toy Drive Still Going On!

December Dog Toy Drive Still Going On!

Just a quick reminder: our December dog toy drive is still going on at Woof Gang Bakery! Woof Gang is located at 1204 North Lamar here in Austin. I stopped in last Saturday to check on the toy drive progress, and the bin was already halfway full with a week to go! If you need to buy any stocking stuffers for your pooches, this is the place to do it. So stop in and pick up some goodies for your furbaby and donate some toys to a needy one at the same time! We will be picking the bins up the afternoon of Saturday, December 17th and I’m hoping for a full load!
December Dog Toy Drive Still Going On!

World’s Oldest Dog Dies – RIP Pusuke

World’s Oldest Dog Dies – RIP Pusuke

World’s Oldest Dog Dies – RIP PusukePusuke, recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest dog, passed away on Monday at the ripe old age of 26. Born in April 1985 in Japan, he died peacefully at home with his owner by his side. What an amazingly long life; both Pusuke and his owner were incredibly lucky to have so much time together. Rest in peace, sweet boy, and run free at the Rainbow Bridge!

World’s Oldest Dog Dies – RIP Pusuke

December Dog Toy Drive

Santa Paws is coming to town!

Our December dog toy drive will be held at Woof Gang Bakery[there is a map included in the link] here in Austin, located at 1204 North Lamar. Our bins will be there Saturday, December 3rd [sometime in the afternoon – I will be driving back from Houston earlier in the day] until Saturday, December 17th. Woof Gang has chosen the Austin Humane Society as the beneficiary for the month, so stop by and pick up a tasty treat for your furry friend and drop off a dog toy in our bin!

December Dog Toy Drive

Lo Mein Update

Well as you can see from the video, Lo Mein is completely healthy and has [who knew!] a naughty streak! Here he is trying to get Teeny and Tootsie to play with him.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011

Dog Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

I can’t wait to make this recipe for Teeny and Tootsie with our Thanksgiving leftovers!
Ingredients
1     sweet potato, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2  cup leftover skinless roast turkey meat, shredded
1/2  cup leftover stuffing* or 1 piece toast, coarsely chopped
1     teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage
2     tablespoons prepared cranberry sauce
*Do not use stuffing that contains onions and/or garlic, which can both be toxic to cats and dogs.
Directions
1. In a small pot of boiling, salted water, cook the sweet potato until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and let cool.
2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the sweet potato, turkey, stuffing, and sage. Top with the cranberry sauce and serve.

Dog Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

I can’t wait to make this recipe for Teeny and Tootsie with our Thanksgiving leftovers!
Ingredients
1     sweet potato, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2  cup leftover skinless roast turkey meat, shredded
1/2  cup leftover stuffing* or 1 piece toast, coarsely chopped
1     teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage
2     tablespoons prepared cranberry sauce
*Do not use stuffing that contains onions and/or garlic, which can both be toxic to cats and dogs.
Directions
1. In a small pot of boiling, salted water, cook the sweet potato until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and let cool.
2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the sweet potato, turkey, stuffing, and sage. Top with the cranberry sauce and serve.

Dog Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween is only a few days away and I could not be more excited! My jack o’ lanterns are carved, my house is decorated, and my costume is ready to go. It’s my favorite holiday! We live on a busy street so I doubt we’ll get many trick-or-treaters. Just in case our doorbell starts ringing I am prepared with plenty of candy and these Halloween pet safety tips!
*The bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters! Chocolate in all forms is dangerous for dogs or cats.
*Seasonal fall plants, like pumpkin and corn, aren’t toxic to animals but can cause upset stomachs.
*Wires and cords for electric decorations should be kept out of reach so that your pet cannot chew on them.
*Keep an eye on your jack o’lantern when lit! If a pet knocks over the candle it could cause a fire.
*Don’t dress your put up in a costume [no matter how cute it is!] unless they honestly like wearing it so as to not cause undue stress.
*If you do dress your pet up in a costume, please make sure they can move, breath, and bark/meow properly.
*Look over your pets costume and make sure there aren’t any small or dangling pieces that could be chewed off and choked on.
*Unless your pet is very social, keep them in another room during peak trick-or-treat hours; too many strangers can be scary and stressful.
*When opening the door to pass out candy, make sure your dog or cat doesn’t dart outside into the street.
*Make sure your dog has an ID tag with identification and your phone number so that if they do get out they will be able to get in touch with you.I included these tips in my November 2011 newsletter but figured they were worth repeating again. Hope everyone has a great Howloween!
Halloween Pet Safety Tips

September Wrap-Up & October News

September Wrap-Up & October News

September Wrap-Up & October News
No one get in between me
and my bonies so you better
get outta my way!!!
September was an extremely busy [but fun!!!] month for Teeny’s Friends. We participated in two events so we were able to raise twice the toys – and even a little dough for a worthy organization.
The Hound Hunt [a city-wide dog-centric scavenger hunt] was a total blast. A picture with Teeny and a toy donation were both on the passport, which was completed to win the hunt. We raised a ton of toys at the event, and all donations were sent to the Austin Humane Society – who took in quite a few of the animals displaced by the Central Texas wildfires earlier this month.
September Wrap-Up & October News
Uh, Mom? We’ve been pretty
busy lately. How do we put
in for some vacation time?
Our small dog playday at Southpaws Playschool was a ton of fun. The admission was either $5 or a dog toy and all proceeds went to Austin Pets Alive! At the end of the event we had $55 in cash donations and a big box full of toys to send off to APA. Teeny was so pooped from all the fun he could barely keep his eyes open on the ride home.
Our October toy drive will be held during our pals Party Animal’s dog Rugby’s Teen Woof barkday partyon October 15th. Our bins will be there and we will be raising toys for Emancipet. If you are in the Austin area you should come to MetroDog[who also hosted Teeny’s 7-Year Itch Barkday Party!] and check it out!
September Wrap-Up & October News