Welcome to this weeks Pet Parade blog hop.
This hop is for dogs, cats, pigs, bunnies, or whatever pet you may have.
Parade your photos, share a story, and link back to your hosts.
If your not a blogger, have fun hopping around to the other linkers, and see what they are parading today!
We like to PAW-ty on our parade, because we have FOUR super cool co hosts and we were all brought together by our FAB host, Leah from the blog, Rascal and Rocco.
Your co hosts are :
Jan's Funny Farm, Basil the Bionic Cat,
Barking from the Bayou, and me,
Love is being owned by a husky!
I am going to start this parade by sharing our recent find in the backyard.
It all started on a bright and sunny day . . .
There I was, getting ready to take the huskies out for their morning pee.
I connected all of their leashes and put my shoes on.
Everything was going according to schedule, nothing out of the ordinary, until . . .
we were walking down the stairs of our step, and all of the sudden, my huskies started to pull on their leashes and they began talking to me, (in that husky talk sort of way) as if I was missing something.
I repeatedly asked them what their issue was, and the stubborn huskies that they are, they chose not to answer me.
And then I saw it!
|(Not actual photo) image source : wikipedia.org|
A HUGE beaver! Sitting right in front of my daughters slide!
I was shocked! My huskies were going crazy! They wanted to get closer for an up close and personal inspection. I immediately turned to go back in the house, but the dogs had another idea. They pulled and pulled, but finally Koda and Lexus heard my voice and came up the stairs with me, Mika refused!
Somehow in the mix of things, Koda's collar came off.
He instantly took off towards the beaver. I quickly took the other dogs in the house, and ran out, fully expecting to see Koda going after the beaver.
Koda was smart though, he decided he wasn't going anywhere near that thing! He sniffed it from a distance, and the beaver was full out snarling, and showing some MAJOR beaver fury!
I called Koda to me, and at first he didn't come, he began to walk the other way, so I thought, great! Koda is going to take off! But he surprised me, he turned to have his morning pee, and trotted right over to me. (being very careful to avoid the beaver)
I then took him back in the house, and praised the ears off him for coming to me so well.
The whole ordeal was pretty scary.
So many things flashed through my mind.
Koda is going to get bit by the beaver and get some sort of disease.
This is going to be an instant trip to the vet.
Koda might kill that beaver!
The list goes on . . .
Sort of ironic if you think about it. The beaver is my countries national animal.
The last thing I was thinking about is my Canadian pride in the beaver at that point!
I can't stress enough how important teaching your dog good recall is. If you missed my post on teaching recall to your dog you can check that out HERE!
I work with my huskies on their recall quite often. If I had not taken the time to teach this to Koda, i'm not sure what would have happened with the beaver.
Check out these photos.
I took these after the beaver was gone, and I brought the pack back out to do their business.
In all the commotion, I didn't even think to grab a camera to take a photo of the beaver, my apologies.
They all did a major patrol of the yard to try and figure out where the heck that beaver went!
Now that you have met our mystery creature, I have a super EXCITING announcement!
You may remember my previous post for my new business venture?
Pawz 'N' Clawz Jewelry. If you missed it, check it out HERE.
In short, my mother and I have partnered up and created our own jewelry business, right here on my blog!
With her beautiful pet jewelry creations, and my blog, we thought it would be a great mix!
When I introduced you to this last week, we started a giveaway with one of our pieces of jewelry. (Which BTW is over in ONE more day! Hurry and enter!)
After many days of page construction, headaches and experiences, our jewelry page has FINALLY GONE LIVE! I urge you to check it out! You will find a link to Pawz 'N' Clawz jewelry at the top of my blog, under my header, but for your convenience, you can simply click HERE to go straight to the page.
My jewelry creator, AKA mom, puts her heart and soul into her jewelry.
All of our items are made with your love of pets in mind.
Dog charms, cat charms, bone charms, and several different beading techniques are used.
I have saved a few photos to share with you, which are my favs.
These are just 3 of what we currently have to offer!
I love the blue paw bracelet (last photo) It was created using the ancient Japanese braiding technique called Kumihimo.
So please, take a moment to view our items, I would love to hear what you think!
That's all for now, stay tuned to find out who won our bracelet giveaway!
Have a pawsome weekend!