|Wolf and all of us here at FiveSibes salute all our veterans.|
|War Dog Ambassador "Buck"|
|Our Harley with the book Buck's Heroes|
- Keep pets in a separate room or kennel while guest are arriving and leaving to avoid any escapes and to help quell any anxieties.
- Keep collar and tags on in case they get spooked or sneak off. Be sure microchip info is up-to-date!
- Keep a leash nearby for emergency roundups.
- Keep lit candles and lighters out of their reach.
- Keep them away from hot/flaming BBQ grilles.
- Do not use pesticides where your pets will be.
- Watch out for poisonous yard plants.
- Keep access to swimming pools limited so the furkids can not accidentally fall in. Have an access ladder or float available in case they do.
- Keep backyard gates closed and locked.
- Keep a watchful out for foods and beverages that are harmful, i.e. alcohol, chocolate, onions, grapes, certain nuts, chicken bones, caffeinated drinks (including that iced tea and iced coffee!), garlic, and salt. And ladies, watch those purses! Gum with xylitol, pain relievers, and medications are toxic to dogs! For a full list of harmful foods, visit the ASPCA website.
- Keep your vet, after hours clinic, and poison control numbers posted near your phone and in your cell phone.
- If you are traveling, please be sure to safely restrain your pet either with a pet seat belt or crate. And NEVER leave a pet in a hot car, even if the windows are cracked. If you see a dog in a hot car, report it immediately and get the pet help! (According to Mydogiscool.com, even if it is an 82°F day, inside a car the temperature can be a deadly 109°F !)
This Memorial Day post is dedicated to a very special veteran, my late Dad, TSGT Earl Larry Wills, who served with the U.S. Army's "Big Red One" First Infantry, and his second tour with the Rainbow Division, 16th Infantry. This photo was taken of him during WWII on base with two of his furpals. His compassion for, and love of, dogs is just part of his legacy.