Tuesday, January 31, 2012

There's a New Kid In Town...

…well he is not exactly new, but he IS in town, and making his presence known.

Meet Sean, from CamargoCreations. He is our token male – member of the PetsJubilee team on Etsy. Well, he is at least our only active male member at this time.

Sean makes quality items for your pet and for pet lovers. They are not only quality, but Sean is a great designer, with an eye for color and coordinates. And I am not just saying that, as I have a few items made by Sean in my own home. But see for yourself by visiting his shop – CamargoCreations.

Just to list a few of his fun items:

For the pets - The cutest of dog dresses. Here is his cute Yeh-BBi modeling one of them.

How about these wonderful dog collars. Here is a picture of my Gianna wearing one of Sean's collars. Click on the picture to see more collars by Sean:

For the home – these great dog bone shaped placemats:

For the pet lover – these great tote bags, where he will put a photo of your pet on the front:

We recently found out that one of his dog collars was featured on one of the dogs in some Subaru ads. The dog’s name is Penny, she is the bulldog in the following commercials.
The commercials are cute and funny too. I think you will enjoy them – watch for Sean’s dog collar on Penny. Penny is pretty cute too.

It is most noticeable in this first commercial, when Penny is on the ski's. REALLY cute commercial too:

This one is funny:

Here are a few more:
You can see Penny's collar right in the first shot.

Penny is not in this commercial, but I got a real kick out of it:

We at PetsJubilee want to wish Sean a big CONGRATULATIONS in having one of his items featured in such a way. Way to go Sean.

By Diana

Monday, January 30, 2012

Handmade Pet Products 1/30/12

Each weekday, the members of the Pets Jubilee Team on Etsy choose an item to promote from all of the active members. Here are last week's handcrafted items:

Please click on the image to go to the item and click on the name to visit their Etsy shop.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

What Can You Learn From This Dachshund?

A little dachshund video that can provide a lot of wisdom for us humans trying to reach our goals.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Taking care of those in need

Just imagine what the world would be like if all humans could be this giving, unselfish, and put their differences aside.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Video Found In An E-mail

Pauline from paulinesfashions found this in an e-mail and wanted to share it.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Alice Wins A Prize From PetCollage

My post today is about a special gift I received. On New Years Day, I was contacted by Nancy of
www.PetCollage.etsy.com that I had won her giveaway for my response on her blog. It ‘s here: http://www.petpooparazzi.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveaway-custom-pet-collage.html Wow! What a way to start the year off!

First, I picked my background from three provided and then was offered the chance to send a photo of my furbaby to sit in the chair in the collage. Since I am ‘photography challenged‘, I asked that she insert a ‘generic’ Yorkie in the seat -- which she did beautifully! And the Yorkie looks just like my Jake, so that couldn’t have worked out better. He’s even got sparkly little jewels in his topknot!

So if you’d like to find your own furbaby in a scene set up by Nancy, have a look in her shop. So many good ideas there! And thanks so much to Nancy for this wonderful gift J

Alice England

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Origins of Dog Breeds

I have Germany on the brain since our Pets Jubilee team leader is going there next month. I became curious about dog breeds originating from that country, but after looking, I found other interesting breeds from other countries as well.  I picked out a few that I was not familiar with to SHOW their picture and TELL their country of origin. Do you recognize any? Do you know where your dog originated from? 

Africanis from Africa

Canaan Dog from Israel

Formosan Mountain Dog from Thailand

Saluki from Egypt 

Jindo from Korea

Mudi from Hungary

 This site lists dozens and dozens of breeds, most with photos. It's pretty interesting! 

By Patty from Dogbarks

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Five (5) lessons about the way we treat people:

1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.
During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:
"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name?
I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely, " said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello."
I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain
One night, at 11:30 p..m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride.
Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.
A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960's. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab.
She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached. It read:
"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's' bedside just before he passed away... God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."
Mrs. Nat King Cole.

3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve.
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.
"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.
"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it.
"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.
By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.
"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.
The little boy again counted his coins.
"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies.
You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway.. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the King's' wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.
After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand!
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...
Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.
I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.
He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".
Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

Most importantly....
Live with no regrets,
Treat people the way you want to be treated,
Work like you don't need the money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
Dance like you do when nobody's watching.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Handmade Pet Products 1/23/12

Each weekday, the members of the Pets Jubilee Team on Etsy choose an item to promote from all of the active members. Here are last week's handcrafted items:

Please click on the image to go to the item and click on the name to visit their Etsy shop.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sasha And Sunshine!

Hi all it's me Sasha.  Mommy said I could do the team blog tonight cause she didn't knows whats to blog about.  So here I is in Mommy's human sized snuggle sack.  I was just minding my own business trying to keep warm when I felt this warmness embrace my cold little wiener dog body.  Almost thought for a moment that Charlie wet the snuggle sack, but I knows he doesn't do that kind of thing.  Then, I peeked my head out and there was sunshine.  Lots of it, too.

So I wents to my favorite lookout point to see if the sun was really shining.  It was and so I called Charlie over cause you know his old bones needs lots of sun to keep warm.  That and his butt makes a good pillow.  But, don't tells him that.

Hey, Mommy put down that book and look the snow is starting to melt.  The sharp ice daggers that hang from the roof started to fall and make weird sounds.  So I had to woof at them to let them know that any squirrels they happen to accidentally squish will be mine once the back gate is open again for us to play in the backyard.  Which at this rate should be around June. heehee.

Well, Mommy wouldn't put down her book to look at the melting snow and falling ice daggers so I decided to get comfortable.  You gots to work on your doxie sun tan whenever you can in the winter you knows.

Aw, this is a good doxie life.  Now where did my Charlie butt pillow go off to now?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Thumb cat

I got started on watching all of these on youtube. I think they're so funny - hope you agree. There are tons of them but these are my favorites, so far:

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Advantages Of Traveling In Groups

Pauline from paulinesfashions found these videos to share.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

So, what is it about a squeaky toy that dogs find so appealing?

The excitement your dog feels when he plays with a squeaky toy is instinctual - it goes back to a time when dogs had to hunt and kill prey to survive. Hunting is just a natural part of being a dog. The squeaky noises of prey animals would help dogs locate their prey - and the noises the prey animals made during the kill were very satisfying to a hungry dog.

"Hunting" a squeaky toy gives your dog the same type of satisfaction. And the more the toys squeaks, the more excited your dog becomes. That's why so many dogs will try to "kill" the toy by destroying it and pulling out the squeaker.

A good squeaky toy can provide lots of fun play and mental stimulation for your dog. They're excellent toys. But when you purchase a squeaky toy for your dog, make sure to put safety first.

Make sure the toy does not have a lot of pieces that can be chewed off and swallowed. Look for features (eyes, nose, etc.) that are embroidered onto the toy, not attached. Also, once your dog chews through the toy, he could swallow the squeaker or the fiberfill stuffing inside. This can be very dangerous. That's why it is so important to supervise your dog's play.

What is you dog’s favorite squeaker toy?

Alice England

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Coyote Sightings!

This article is adapted from the one I wrote for a local paper just last week.  I thought it might be interesting in light of the coyote posts in the forum. 

Several years ago, I was running through the woods behind the Kent State Campus next to the fairgrounds.  I have run the course many dozens of times. This particular day, however, held an unusual surprise. As I was running along the thickly wooded section of the path, I rounded a bend and was met by four long-legged, tawny canines. They were no more than 15 feet away. We stared at each other for several seconds. It was only a short encounter, then they bounded away.  But I have never forgotten their faces and the four pairs of eyes that met mine that day.  No snarls, no evil eyes. Just beautiful wild dogs out on a hunt or perhaps a morning stroll.
There have been many coyote sightings and many more coyote howls heard throughout Geauga County. I thought it might be interesting to learn a bit more about them and their way of life.

- Coyote parents may supply live mice to their pups for hunting practice.
- Coyotes are native only to North America.
- When coyotes are about two years old, they select a mate and stay with that mate for life.
- When hunting, coyotes sometimes pursue prey in relays, enabling packs to run down animals that could escape a single coyote. The list of prey able to escape a coyote is short - this is due to the fact that these animals can run in bursts as fast as 40 miles per hour and they also can jump over a 8' fence. These animals can also travel up to 400 miles at a stretch, stopping only occasionally to howl for news.                  
  - In 2006, a coyote was spotted in New York's Central Park.
- Coyotes use at least 10 different sounds to communicate, not counting their familiar yapping howl.
- In states with mountains, the coyote are more muscular.
- They do not hibernate and are very active during the winter months. Coyotes bed in sheltered areas, but do not use dens except when raising young, during severe weather or when they are being chased. Dens will have an entrance about a foot in diameter and are usually holes that have been used first by another animal like badgers or foxes.
- Coyotes can live and have adapted to virtually all types of habitat. From arctic to tropic, country to cities, desert to tundra.
- It is estimated that at least 400,000 coyotes are killed each year (one coyote is killed every minute) by federal, state, and local governments but also by private individuals.
- Coyotes can breed with both domestic dogs and wolves. A dog-coyote mix is called a "coydog".
- The great majority of coyotes don't prey upon livestock. However, once a coyote learns that young livestock are easy prey, depredation can become a problem. If this occurs, removal of the offending coyote is often recommended.

by Patty from Dogbarks

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Giupetto says:
Sometimes you just have to show your best side:

How you doing?

I actually told him to stay so I could get the camera. I took some pics, and when I came back, more than 5 minutes later he was still in this position.
Well, I couldn''t leave our Gianna out, or DaVinci, so I added this picture I thought was funny.
Gianna likes to lie down right under the bird, DaVinci's, play gym, so she can be the first at any food he drops.
I think sometimes DaVinci tries to aim his food and toys so they fall right on top of her.

Hope you enjoyed these pics.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Handmade Pet Products 1/16/12

Each weekday, the members of the Pets Jubilee Team on Etsy choose an item to promote from all of the active members. Here are last week's handcrafted items:

Please click on the image to go to the item and click on the name to visit their Etsy shop.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Uplifting Wiener Dog Video

Some of us on the team have been a little down lately so Sasha and I thought this little wiener dog video might just give you all a boost of spirit.  Just amazing how far a little animal kindness can go. 

Also, couldn't get rid of the ad at the beginning of it.  Maybe, you can skip it. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Earlier this week, my sweet beagle, Velvet, was not feeling well. My first clue was that she didn't inhale her food at meal time. I took her to the vet and she got a shot and some medicine and is all better now. This little video is not of Velvet, a beagle, or even a dog, but I thought it was cute cause its something Velvet would do. I'm happy to have my little chow hound back to normal :)

P.S. Happy Birthday, Velvet :)

My friend Patty found this picture for Velvet's birthday. I think its just perfect :)

Friday, January 13, 2012


Pauline from paulinesfashions found this in an e-mail.
Living on Earth is expensive,
but it does include a free trip
around the sun every year.
How long a minute is
depends on what side of the
bathroom door you're on.
Birthdays are good for you; the more you have,
the longer you live.
Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.
Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier
than the people who have to wait for them?
Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.
If Wal-Mart is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?
You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened.
We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty,
some are dull, some have weird names,
and all are different colors....but
they all exist very nicely in the same box.

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Have an awesome day, and know that someone
who thinks you're great
has thought about you today!..

Working for God on earth does not pay much,
But His Retirement plan is
Out of this world!!



Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tail Chasing in Dogs

Have you ever felt you were "chasing your own tail"? The expression, of course, is derived from the seemingly pointless activity that dogs engage in every now and again.

Why do dogs do it? In the last 10 years, tail chasing has been regarded as a symptom of a compulsive disorder, much like compulsive self-licking. This implies that the dog has some genetic predisposition toward this behavior when in situations of anxiety or conflict.

Tail chasing tends to be confined to certain breeds, which is evidence in support of a genetic predisposition. One study showed that the vast majority of tail-chasing dogs were of bull terrier or
German shepherd lineage.

Conflict underlies tail chasing in dogs. Conflict can take the form of confinement, social isolation, adversarial situations with people or other animals, and lack of opportunity to perform species-typical behavior.

Tail chasing may begin as a "displacement behavior." The dog finds himself in some dilemma he can't resolve, and displaces his anxiety into a behavior that has nothing to do with the problem. Tail chasing is believed to derive from dogs' natural predatory instincts. They may see their tail as something that isn't part of them, and something worth chasing and catching. Chasing the tail may provide dogs some relief from their conflict because it fills a behavioral vacuum.

Dogs exhibiting compulsive tail chasing often have other compulsive behaviors. For example, bull terriers may also pace in wide circles or show compulsive behavior towards objects such as tennis balls.

Affected German shepherds often engage in compulsive pacing and circling behavior, too, including running in large figure eights. A tail chaser that is physically prevented from tail chasing is likely to displace into some other repetitive compulsive behavior.

Alice England

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Do You Know Your Baby Animal Names?

And the winner is......


with 10 correct answers. 
 Here's all the matches:

Thanks for playing!! 

We think we are animal people. Here's a little quiz to test your baby animal knowledge. You may NOT google your answers!! You must actually use your brain and only your brain for this one! The winner MAY get a prize...IF I can find something! Please send your answers to my Catcalls shop. Do not put them in the comments. Have fun! 

kitten, elver, cub, hatchling, squab, joey, foal, cygnet, leveret, smolt, pup, calf, fry, kit, hoglet

1. Hare -  
2. Hedgehog -
3. Koala - 
4. Otter - 
5. Pigeon - 
6. Rabbit -
7. Rat -
8. Salmon -
9. Swan -
10.Tortoise -
11. Zebra -
12. Dolphin -
13. Eel –
14. Ferret - 
15. Fish -
Patty from Catcalls 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Handmade Pet Products 1/9/12

Each weekday, the members of the Pets Jubilee Team on Etsy choose an item to promote from all of the active members. Here are last week's handcrafted items:


Please click on the image to go to the item and click on the name to visit their Etsy shop.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sharing Sasha's Puppy Pictures

I am just sharing some more puppy pics of Sasha.  Most of these pictures were taken when she was 4-5 months old.