Sydney Reading Park Rules

I took Sydney and Heidi to a park/trail in Clarksville, TN. When we were entering the trail, Sydney stood in front of the sign like she was reading the rules. LOL

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Rock looks like frog sitting on top.

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Sydney’s New Toy

I got Sydney a new Kong Frisbee and she loves it.

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Tips on How to Trim Black Nails

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Sydney has black nails and difficult to trim. She also doesn’t like her paws touched, making it more difficult. You don’t want to trim too close and make them bleed. If you do, no worries, use quick stop, your doggy will be fine. This video shows how to clip black nails and find the quick, how short to cut and use a dremel tool to trim nails.

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Precise instructions and illustration on exactly how to find the quick of the dog nail, where to clip the nails of your dog, black nails or not. Instructions on how to dremel the nails by DuAnn Chambers.

Backyard Play Time

My daughter, Samantha, playing with Sydney in the backyard.

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California to Kentucky

I left San Diego, California on June 10th and arrived in Elkton, Ky June 12th, 2,000 miles. I drove straight through with my daughter and furbabies. This move was a miracle in itself and I received help from some good friends. I didn’t have the resources to make this move. But I was guided (by Spirit) to make this move. I knew this was the right thing to do and the right time. I had been struggling in California for some time.

Since I am no longer in San Diego, my URL-thedogwalkersandiego.wordpress.com needed to be changed. My URL is b-kind2animals.com. This blog will always be called Touch of Home, dedicated to my Lexi. My followers will be directed to my new URL. Thank you for your patience during this time!

I rented an SUV 3 weeks early and it was my intention to tow a U-haul trailer to bring my most of my belongings. I used Hotwire (don’t ever use them, there were several issues) to rent my vehicle and told them I needed a ball to tow a trailer. It was noted. On my confirmation call a week before leaving, I was informed that rental vehicles cannot tow anything. How am I going to get all my things to Kentucky? The only choice was to leave most of my stuff, my animals were going! I upgraded to the largest van they had. You cannot rent a Uhaul van out of state in California. ???

My best friend, me, and her dog in Cali.

Unfortunately, I had to put 2 furbabies to sleep. My daughter had 6 animals between us. My Jasamine, 17 year old Siamese, was growing very weak and barely eating. I did not think she would even make the trip. Zeus, my daughter’s blind Shih Tzu, was becoming very aggressive towards me, guarding my daughter. He bit me several times. My daughter went back and forth about keeping him. We looked for rescues to take him, none would, since he was adoptable. I have never put to sleep a healthy dog and was fighting this decision.

My daughter rescued Zeus over a year ago and was adapting to out family very nicely. He had a few issues, he was special needs, nothing we were not willing to deal with. Zeus was only two and had a horrible life. His previous owners dumped him in a shelter and was to be euthanized for being aggressive. I thought it was due to all the trauma he had been through. When rescued he had one eye removed and 10% vision in the other. But I could not have an aggressive dog in the house and someone getting bit. Jasmine and Zeus were put to sleep June 6th, the 9 month anniversary of my Lexi crossing over. This was not planned but the way things worked out. I was putting this off as long as possible.

We put Rey and Milo (cats) in Sydney’s big dog crate with litter box, food and water. Sydney had her own space in the van and Heidi (shih tzu) went where she could find space. We had the van loaded with no extra space at all. We are all very happy in out new country home. We have a yard with trees. We sit outside and watch the birds, squirrels and rabbits. Oh, and we have replaced almost everything we left thanks to donations from friends. Where there is a will, there is a way!

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Zeus

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Jasmine

Every Big Dog Should Have a Little Dog

Me, Lexis, and Heidi.

Me, Lexis, and Heidi.

One day my daughter said, “Every big dog should have a little dog.” I thought about it a minute and thought this is our family. At the time, we had two big dogs and two little dogs. Lexis (golden) and Heidi (shih tzu) were best buds and Sydney (lab mix) and Zeus (shih tzu) played all the time.

Dogs don’t care how big or small other dogs are, what color they are, or if their hair is long or short, curly or straight. They like who they like!

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Sorry about the fuzzy photo.

One day at the beach I saw a big dog wearing a backpack with a little dog in one of the backpack pockets.

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Sydney and Heidi Bonding

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Sydney played with Heidi for first time on February 6, 2014. I was gone all day but my daughter was home. This has never happened before in the year and a half Syd has been in our home. Heidi hardly plays with any dogs, unless it’s a Chihuahua. February 6th happens to be the five month anniversary of Lexi leaving this earth. Coincidence? I do not believe in coincidences. I believe things happen for a reason, whether we get it at the time or not.

They have played together every day since. I love watching them! Sydney gets very loud when playing, but not with Heidi, which is very unusual for Sydney. Heidi is really quiet. I think she’s teaching Syd to play quietly. 😉