Loft roof doghouses – Hondenhok http://hondenhok.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 02:01:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hondenhok.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-36-120x120.png Loft roof doghouses – Hondenhok http://hondenhok.com/ 32 32 The 11 Best Dog Couches You Can Buy Right Now – PureWow https://hondenhok.com/the-11-best-dog-couches-you-can-buy-right-now-purewow/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:44:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/the-11-best-dog-couches-you-can-buy-right-now-purewow/ PureWow editors curate every item that appears on this page, and the company can earn compensation through affiliate links in the story. You can learn more about this process here. There’s nothing better than curling up on your couch at the end of a long day (or first thing in the morning on a Sunday, […]]]>

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There’s nothing better than curling up on your couch at the end of a long day (or first thing in the morning on a Sunday, amirite?). Why not give your dog the same luxury? Dog couches are quickly becoming the best thing for dog naps. They tend to be sturdier than regular beds and can provide extra support for dogs that need it. Plus, they can help you set limits on what furniture your dog is allowed to use. I don’t want your puppy on your new modular sofa? Give Lola her own lounge chair. Here, the best dog couches you can buy right now.

Choosing a Dog Sofa

As always when buying a pet, choose based on your dog’s needs. Older dogs should definitely be given an easily accessible orthopedic bed or sofa (don’t make them jump through hoops to get a good rest!).

Several manufacturers on our list recommend measuring your dog from the tip of his nose to the base of his tail and adding six inches or a full foot to determine the length of the dog couch. So if your pup is 25 inches long, go for a bed between 31 and 37 inches long (at least!). Use the same system to determine the width.

The best sofas for dogs at a glance

  • Advantages: Solid base, removable/washable cover
  • The inconvenients: More expensive than some models, not ideal for large breeds

Covered in what the manufacturer calls “human-grade textured chenille” with a wooden base, this is a Honey I Shrunk the Couch situation: a mini version of a couch for your pooch! The fabric is meant to block out the inevitable buildup of dog hair. If that’s too much, the cover is removable and machine washable. Lola can rest her head on one of three reinforced sides (the gray version is larger than the blue version, so be sure to choose the right one for your dog’s size).

  • Advantages: Works for breeds of all sizes, durable and removable/washable cover.
  • The inconvenients: Not too aesthetic

If you want a modular-looking piece of furniture made specifically for your dog, look no further than this upholstered sofa. It is available in four colors (suede, black, anthracite and hot fudge) and in three sizes. Size XL is said to work well for even larger breeds. The cover is made of durable microsuede which the manufacturer claims has a rub count of 100,000 double rubs. According Greenhouse fabrics, anything over 15,000 double rubs is considered heavy duty. This cover can be removed if necessary and machine washed.

  • Advantages: Waterproof lining, durable frame
  • The inconvenients: Some reviewers say it’s too light for large breeds

This sofa frame is made of wood, protected by a waterproof lining and covered with faux leather, which makes it easy to clean stains. The cushions, filled with a combination of memory foam and polyfiber pieces, are covered in a silky soft fabric (which can be removed and tossed with the laundry). The zipper on the cover is also designed to prevent dogs that like to chew and tug from tearing it.

  • Advantages: Helps relieve joint pain, removable/washable cover
  • The inconvenients: Difficult to assemble

Dogs with stiff joints or recovering from surgery (or just a lot of playtime at the dog park) could use some extra support from an orthopedic couch. Club Nine Pets claims this couch will “evenly distribute and balance a dog’s weight” to prevent any one spot from becoming too sore. This can help your pup sleep better and recover faster. The larger size option is suitable for dogs up to 80 pounds — or, as some reviewers have found, two dogs weighing up to 40 pounds each. A few reviewers note that the sofa back is difficult to attach to the rest of the sofa.

  • Advantages: Raised for cooling effect, sturdy cover, removable/washable
  • The inconvenients: Intended for small to medium breeds only

An outdoor dog sofa is ideal for porches, patios, and any space your dog might want to relax in the yard. We love this model for its roof! Dogs need protection from the sun as much as humans. Constructed of solid steel and PE rattan, this item will withstand the elements and keep your dog cool (it’s slightly raised). Ideally, tuck the foam cushion in before it rains. But no worries otherwise! You can remove the cover and wash it later.

Ideal for small breeds

Soft

  • Advantages: Elegant, robust
  • The inconvenients: Spot cleaning only

We can’t decide if we prefer the blush pink, olive green or gray option! This adorable dog couch is perfect for small breeds and small breeds who need soft, velvety thrones to curl up in. Gold legs add a bit of glamour, but don’t let that fool you. The manufacturer says it can hold up to 150 pounds!

  • Advantages: Beautiful, colorful, works for large and small breeds
  • The inconvenients: Spot cleaning only, expensive

Need a jewel, art deco, stylish addition to your living room? She’s there. This elevated sofa comes in three gorgeous shades, and like the curved dog sofa, its gold legs can support up to 150 pounds. It’s ‘velvety soft’ according to the maker and one reviewer likes that it comes with leg guards to keep floors scratch-free.

Ideal for large breeds

Soft

  • Advantages: Easy to clean, sturdy construction
  • The inconvenients: Not for big chewers

German Shepherd and Doberman reviewers say this bed works for their puppies (although the German Shepherd owner’s dog prefers a blanket instead of faux leather on the cushions). That being said, it works for both large and small breeds. Wooden legs provide stability and there’s even a pocket on the back of the sofa for Lola’s favorite toy. The cushion cover is removable for washing, but the material makes it easy to clean if needed.

  • Advantages: Holds up to 100 pounds, sturdy construction, dynamic pattern, orthopedic
  • The inconvenients: Not long or wide enough for large breeds, spot cleaning only

Uh oh, do we have a diva on our hands? Reward your dog’s dramatic behavior with this dog daybed sofa! The chevron pattern is funky and the cushions are full of memory foam for an orthopedic touch. Your queen will be supported by four walnut-finished wooden legs. Many users rave about how sturdy this sofa is, often noting that more than one dog wants to lie on it at a time.

Ideal for older dogs

Wayfair

  • Advantages: Orthopedic cover, easy to access, removable/washable
  • The inconvenients: Only one size available, expensive

Older dogs often suffer from hip dysplasia or joint problems, which means that climbing or jumping on an elevated sofa is painful and difficult. This sofa is just four inches tall and is padded with foam for a soothing orthopedic rest. The manufacturer says “super-loft high memory fiber” fills the side pillows for added support and security. We also love that the covers are removable, washable and water resistant, so don’t worry about putting them in the yard if your senior dog wants to join the family outdoors on their favorite bed. One satisfied user said, “The pillows and stuffing held their shape well after multiple uses by my large American Bully dog.”

Most Instagrammable

Wayfair

  • Advantages: Aesthetic, durable, removable/washable cover
  • The inconvenients: Cover fabric may be rougher than expected

We couldn’t wait to include this real bamboo dog sofa in our list! The look gives off weekend chill vibes and no assembly is required. Users of all kinds of races love this bed. Labs, Golden Retrievers, Dachshunds, Pit Bulls and Greyhounds seem to love lounging on this looker. One user said her dog wasn’t a fan of the pillow’s fabric, so she put a softer blanket over it to make it more comfortable. We think it would look perfect on a porch or next to dog-friendly plants.

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How to Help Calm a Stressed Dog During the Holidays https://hondenhok.com/how-to-help-calm-a-stressed-dog-during-the-holidays/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:18:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/how-to-help-calm-a-stressed-dog-during-the-holidays/ Before parents arrive, take a few simple steps to help reduce holiday stress for your pup. CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Oh, the holidays! That time of year when you dodge uncomfortable questions, pray for no politics at the dinner table, and hope no one overdoes it with fortified eggnog! Feel anxious? Chances are your pet […]]]>

Before parents arrive, take a few simple steps to help reduce holiday stress for your pup.

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Oh, the holidays!

That time of year when you dodge uncomfortable questions, pray for no politics at the dinner table, and hope no one overdoes it with fortified eggnog!

Feel anxious? Chances are your pet will too!

“We’re seeing a lot of things right now, especially with young people dogs who haven’t had many visitors at home because of the pandemic,” says Valarie Ross of Sits n’ Wiggles Dog Training.

We can’t solve family feuds, but with Ross’ advice, we can at least help you make your fur baby a little more comfortable.

She says “management” is the key!

“What we think of as management are ways that physically prevent the dog from participating in behavior that we don’t want them to engage in,” Ross said.

This includes jumping, fetching Thanksgiving food, and running around guests. Ways to control this: a harness, leash, crate, secure baby area, or exercise pen, which is like a crate with no roof. You can move it easily and it provides a nice space, maybe somewhere in the house away from heavy traffic.

“I like to set up their safety zone with comfort items, like a bed, a water bowl, and enrichment toys with high-value treats,” she demonstrated.

Those enrichment toys are things that will keep them busy, like snuff mats, lick mats, puzzles that dispense treats, or a swinging toy.

And that treat should be something they really enjoy, it’s safe for them. Ross uses peanut butter, it’s just for dogs.

If your dog sleeps in your bedroom, this could be a good place to create that safe zone away from the chaos around the dining room.

“I’ll also put on calming music for them and even a calming sense of essential oils can be very relaxing for them and just help take that edge off,” she said.

Believe it or not, Ross says there’s still plenty of time to work on some of these simple commands, as a “leave it” cue is something you can teach pretty quickly in a few sessions.

“Now they might not leave that turkey alone if they have access to it, but at least maybe they won’t get into your visitor shoes or purses,” she says.

She also likes to teach a “place” cue – as in “go lie down on your bed” or “lie down here”.

“It’s a bit more complex, but if we can at least get them to travel to that bed, then you could give them something like a stuffed cone or a high-value chew that they’re likely to sit on. and chew while they are there.”

Most important of all, make sure they have a good time outdoors to start the day. Take this sniffari to help your dog decompress, so at least one of you will be relaxed when the family arrives.”

Editor’s note: The video in the player above was originally posted in a previous Pets story on October 5, 2022.

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It’s no dog breakfast at this fancy restaurant that only serves food to canine patrons https://hondenhok.com/its-no-dog-breakfast-at-this-fancy-restaurant-that-only-serves-food-to-canine-patrons/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 11:47:13 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/its-no-dog-breakfast-at-this-fancy-restaurant-that-only-serves-food-to-canine-patrons/ Rahmi Massarweh’s restaurant, Dogue, serves bespoke meals for dogs. (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images) Filet mignon cut by hand, tartare garnished with poached quail egg and heart of wild venison, here are some of the appetizing dishes on the menu of a new trendy restaurant. But this haute cuisine is not for humans. No, the Dogue […]]]>

Rahmi Massarweh’s restaurant, Dogue, serves bespoke meals for dogs. (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Filet mignon cut by hand, tartare garnished with poached quail egg and heart of wild venison, here are some of the appetizing dishes on the menu of a new trendy restaurant. But this haute cuisine is not for humans.

No, the Dogue Gourmet Experience (pronounced as Vogue) is for hungry dogs only.

The dog restaurant, in San Francisco in the United States, is the brainchild of owner and chef Rahmi Massarweh. It offers a variety of upscale treats and unique French cuisine created especially for man’s best friend.

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Rahmi cooks up a storm for her canine customers using raw, organic and local ingredients. The chef has also consulted with a veterinarian to ensure his restaurant’s meal plans are appropriate for the pet’s age, weight, activity level, special needs and allergies.

“What we do usually doesn’t exist,” he says. “My approach is to treat it as if it were a human restaurant. If you come to my restaurant, the star guest is your dog.

Organic beef chuck steak with fermented carrots and beets, or green-lipped mussels with fermented carrots and wheatgrass are just a few of the dishes dog owners can choose for their pets.

Dogue also serves Parisian pastries and “dogguccinos” from $4.95 (R85.50) during the week, and on Sundays offers a three-course meal for $75 (R1,330).

San Francisco, dog, restaurant

Rahmi promises fresh, seasonal, quality complete meals for pets. (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Rahmi, who trained in classic French cuisine, served as a professional chef in San Francisco for nearly two decades. In 2015, he quit his job and opened a dog daycare with his dog-loving wife, Alejandra.

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He got the idea to open a dog restaurant after noticing that his dogs were picky eaters. At first, he started preparing his dog’s food from scratch, before starting to prepare weekly backpacks for daycare customers. He officially opened his restaurant last month.

The restaurant is named after the couple’s Old English Mastiff. “Dogue translates to Mastiff in French, a tribute to my roots in classic French cuisine and to our first Mastiff, Grizzly,” he explains.

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It’s dog food reinvented at San Francisco dog restaurant, Dogue. (PHOTO: Instagram@doguesf)

Diner Jason Villacampa couldn’t wait to treat his pet corgis to the restaurant’s offer.

“Food is a language of love, and I think it’s another way to express and share love with your dog,” he says.

But for Rahmi, the pooches’ opinions are the only ones that really matter.

“It’s rare that as a chef I walk into the dining room to touch the tables and every guest has a smile on their face.”

Sources: cnbc.com, latimes.com, doguesf.com, ripleys.com

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A dog rescued from a fire in the canton of Hamburg https://hondenhok.com/a-dog-rescued-from-a-fire-in-the-canton-of-hamburg/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 19:56:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/a-dog-rescued-from-a-fire-in-the-canton-of-hamburg/ Mika, a German Shepherd, was rescued after being trapped in a house fire. Department of Public Security of the Canton of Hamburg (CBS DETROIT) – A dog was recently rescued after being trapped in a burning house in the canton of Hamburg. The incident happened around 1.22am on November 9 at a ranch-style house on […]]]>
Mika, a German Shepherd, was rescued after being trapped in a house fire.

Department of Public Security of the Canton of Hamburg


(CBS DETROIT) – A dog was recently rescued after being trapped in a burning house in the canton of Hamburg.

The incident happened around 1.22am on November 9 at a ranch-style house on Teahen Road, near Cowell Road.

The Hamburg canton public security department said when staff arrived they found the house on fire with flames coming through the roof. The sole occupant of the house at the time, a 57-year-old woman, sat in the driveway and told them her dog was inside the house.

When firefighters entered the house, they found the German Shepherd, Mika, lying unresponsive on the floor.

Mika was removed from the home and firefighters administered oxygen to the dog using a canine oxygen mask.

Officials say Mika has responded to help and is expected to make a full recovery.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation and minor burns. She is in stable condition.

The fire caused heavy damage to the house, but firefighters contained the fire to the area of ​​the master bedroom and the attic above.

Brighton Area Fire Authority, Green Oak Township Fire Department, Livingston County EMS and Livingston County DART also responded to the incident.

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A barking dog helped people escape a burning house in Lincoln on Monday morning https://hondenhok.com/a-barking-dog-helped-people-escape-a-burning-house-in-lincoln-on-monday-morning/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 16:57:20 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/a-barking-dog-helped-people-escape-a-burning-house-in-lincoln-on-monday-morning/ November 7, 2022 10:50 a.m. Courtesy of Lincoln Fire & Rescue LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Fire & Rescue credits a dog for helping make sure everyone got out of a house on fire safely on Monday morning. Officials said two people were inside a home in the 1600 block of Southwest Jordan Street when […]]]>
Courtesy of Lincoln Fire & Rescue

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Fire & Rescue credits a dog for helping make sure everyone got out of a house on fire safely on Monday morning.

Officials said two people were inside a home in the 1600 block of Southwest Jordan Street when faulty wiring started the fire.

We are told it started in the kitchen walls and spread to the attic causing heavy smoke which could be seen coming from the roof.

The two people inside the house were fine with two dogs and a cat, but the property damage was extensive.

LFR estimates it will cost $150,000 to fix and replace everything. People living there will also not be able to return home until further notice.

More than a dozen units responded to Monday’s fire just before 6 a.m. Officials say the quick response helped them extinguish it in 15 minutes.

The home owner told authorities that no alarms went off as he was in the process of installing new smoke detectors.

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Going on a road trip with a dog? Here’s how to have fun and save money https://hondenhok.com/going-on-a-road-trip-with-a-dog-heres-how-to-have-fun-and-save-money/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 17:21:16 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/going-on-a-road-trip-with-a-dog-heres-how-to-have-fun-and-save-money/ Image source: Getty Images Strategic use of a rewards credit card could make traveling with a pet easier and cheaper. Key points Collect your dog’s vaccination record and medication before leaving. Purchase pet insurance to avoid costly veterinary services. Plan ahead to find roadside stops and overnight accommodations that are pet-friendly and free or inexpensive. […]]]>

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Strategic use of a rewards credit card could make traveling with a pet easier and cheaper.


Key points

  • Collect your dog’s vaccination record and medication before leaving.
  • Purchase pet insurance to avoid costly veterinary services.
  • Plan ahead to find roadside stops and overnight accommodations that are pet-friendly and free or inexpensive.

Traveling with your BCF (canine best friend) can be more enjoyable and economical than leaving the dog behind, especially on long journeys. If you take your dog with you and drive, you’ll avoid spending on overnight care or dog airfare, and at the same time, you’ll avoid the stress some dogs feel when they don’t know where to go. find their human. Before hitting the road, check out our tips for saving money on road trips with a dog.

Ask your veterinarian before you go

You may need to produce a vaccination record to take advantage of certain services during your trip, such as dog daycare on days when you plan activities that are not suitable for animals. Getting pet medication on the road usually requires an office exam for a fee in the city you are in. If the vet is very reserved, you might even pay an emergency fee.

Avoid these costs. Stop by your veterinarian’s office to get a copy of your dog’s vaccination record and a sufficient supply of medications he may need during your trip.

Get pet insurance

You cannot predict when or where your dog will become ill or injured. Whether you are at home or on the road, animal insurance can help protect you financially when your dog needs expensive care.

Expect the unexpected — identify your dog

No one expects their dog to get lost, and your dog may be even more likely to get away when you’re traveling. In an unfamiliar environment, a dog may be highly motivated to jump over a fence, dig a hole underneath, or pull another type of Houdini move to escape its limits. They may be trying to find a way home or looking for you.

At the very least, make sure your dog wears a properly fitting collar and an ID tag with your cell phone number, even if your dog is microchipped. Make it really easy for a Good Samaritan to get you together.

A lost dog doesn’t just cause heartache. It can also cause wallet woes. If your dog is rescued by a local animal shelter, chances are you will have to pay a fee to get him back. Many shelters will charge you an impound fee and license fee, both of which are significantly higher if your dog is unmodified.

drive hungry

Some road travelers like to limit their food and water intake so they can make fewer stops. Whether you’re comfortable with this travel strategy or not, consider your dog’s biological functions. You might consume little food and water until you relax for the night. A dog that eats and drinks a lot will need to take the usual number of relief breaks.

A potentially worse consequence of traveling full is that a car sick dog can make a big smelly mess. A sick dog is likely to affect your zen more than your bank account balance, but could also delay your trip or force you to take an unplanned trip to the store for cleaning supplies. If it’s really bad, you might find yourself looking for professional details.

Stop at truck stops that accept dogs

When stopping for gas and snacks, pick a spot where your dog can safely stretch his paws and go about his business.

Most 560 Love truck stops have designated dog areas. TravelCenters of America has designated pet areas at all of its locations. There is a truck stop in Sacramento that even has a dog wash (the 49ers Travel Plaza). To find out more about pet-friendly truck stops along your route, check out the handy summary we found on the Commercial truck dealer to place.

Find dog-friendly accommodations

If you have the right equipment, book a campsite. Most KOA campgrounds allow dogs (although some have breed restrictions).

If your idea of ​​camping involves a big-screen TV and a comfy bed, many hotels allow pets. The trick is to find those where pets don’t add significantly to the cost of your room.

  • Hotels in Kimpton: Dogs of all sizes are allowed, with no charge or deposit. Kimpton offers a long list of luxury pet amenities. Save your points by using the free annual fee IHG Rewards Traveler Credit Card and get the fourth night free when you redeem them for a stay.
  • Red Roof Inn: Most locations accept pets at no additional cost. Use a travel credit card which awards bonus points for hotel purchases.
  • Marriott Element Hotels: All locations accept small and medium-sized dogs at no additional cost and offer amenities like a loaner dog bed. Use a Marriott credit card to earn points for perks like free Wi-Fi and late check-out. The Marriott Bonvoy Bold® credit card has no annual fee. Several other Marriott Bonvoy credit cards have annual fees but offer a free night certificate among other benefits.
  • Motel 6: Pets stay free (the Studio 6 range of hotels charges a $10 per night pet fee).
  • The fifth: Some locations accept pets for a small additional fee.
  • Best Western: About half of Best Western properties allow pets. They charge a little extra every night. The Best Western Rewards® Mastercard® allows you to check in early and check out late.
  • Extended stay in America: Pets stay for a modest fee per night.

Call ahead to reserve your room as sometimes only a limited number of rooms are available for guests with pets. Additionally, some hotels have restrictions on the size, breed, or number of pets. All hotels expect your pet to be well behaved and that you clean up after your pet’s calls to nature.

If you use a hotel credit card you might get extra amenities and loyalty points. Alternatively, using any card that pays Chase the Ultimate Rewards points can help you earn points for free stays at thousands of hotels big and small.

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Beloved Penticton dog Zippy died after ingesting drugs – Keremeos Review https://hondenhok.com/beloved-penticton-dog-zippy-died-after-ingesting-drugs-keremeos-review/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/beloved-penticton-dog-zippy-died-after-ingesting-drugs-keremeos-review/ Zippy, the beloved dog of Penticton hero Gord Portman, has now crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Portman made the announcement Friday on Facebook. “It is with great sadness that I let you know that today Zippy crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It was a very difficult decision, but his health deteriorated dramatically overnight. I Will be forever […]]]>

Zippy, the beloved dog of Penticton hero Gord Portman, has now crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Portman made the announcement Friday on Facebook.

“It is with great sadness that I let you know that today Zippy crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It was a very difficult decision, but his health deteriorated dramatically overnight. I Will be forever grateful for the love and support the community has shown me and Zippy,” Portman wrote.

Community condolences poured in, with many remembering when Zippy attended the Pathway protests and saw Portman and Zippy in town working.

Wherever Portman went, Zippy was there, zipped into his jacket.

He called Zippy his “retrieval dog” and his best friend. When Portman was living on the streets and living in addiction, Zippy was there to keep him company and keep him warm.

While recovering, it was Zippy he could rely on through it all. Then Portman began working in the field, helping those who still suffered from addiction, testing their drugs for them, and helping to support them. Zippy helped them too, hundreds of people, he said.

A few weeks ago, Portman and Zippy were working on the neighborhood bus in Penticton when Portman asked Zippy to take over driving. Most of the time, Zippy, a six-pound Fox Terrier, spends his days in Portman’s jacket.

But at that instant, Zippy licked what was later determined to be cocaine and methamphetamine.

Portman rushed Zipyy to the emergency animal hospital in Kelowna where he was treated with charcoal to vomit.

But being such a small dog, Zippy lost weight and suffered from pancreatitis.

The community came together to help when Portman reached out to say he couldn’t afford to pay Zippy’s vet bills.

“She’s my baby,” Portman said. “I work hard for my dog, to make sure he has a roof over his head. I would do anything for my dog.

But a recent exam revealed that Zippy was absorbing water in her abdomen and not absorbing any nutrients. His health deteriorated significantly overnight Thursday and Portman made the difficult decision to relieve him of his suffering.

Zippy was nine years old.

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Beloved Penticton dog Zippy died after ingesting drugs – Penticton Western News https://hondenhok.com/beloved-penticton-dog-zippy-died-after-ingesting-drugs-penticton-western-news/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/beloved-penticton-dog-zippy-died-after-ingesting-drugs-penticton-western-news/ Zippy, the beloved dog of Penticton hero Gord Portman, has now crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Portman made the announcement Friday on Facebook. “It is with great sadness that I let you know that today Zippy crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It was a very difficult decision, but his health deteriorated dramatically overnight. I Will be forever […]]]>

Zippy, the beloved dog of Penticton hero Gord Portman, has now crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Portman made the announcement Friday on Facebook.

“It is with great sadness that I let you know that today Zippy crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It was a very difficult decision, but his health deteriorated dramatically overnight. I Will be forever grateful for the love and support the community has shown me and Zippy,” Portman wrote.

Community condolences poured in, with many remembering when Zippy attended the Pathway protests and saw Portman and Zippy in town working.

Wherever Portman went, Zippy was there, zipped into his jacket.

He called Zippy his “retrieval dog” and his best friend. When Portman was living on the streets and living in addiction, Zippy was there to keep him company and keep him warm.

While recovering, it was Zippy he could rely on through it all. Then Portman began working in the field, helping those who still suffered from addiction, testing their drugs for them, and helping to support them. Zippy helped them too, hundreds of people, he said.

A few weeks ago, Portman and Zippy were working on the neighborhood bus in Penticton when Portman asked Zippy to take over driving. Most of the time, Zippy, a six-pound Fox Terrier, spends his days in Portman’s jacket.

But at that instant, Zippy licked what was later determined to be cocaine and methamphetamine.

Portman rushed Zipyy to the emergency animal hospital in Kelowna where he was treated with charcoal to vomit.

But being such a small dog, Zippy lost weight and suffered from pancreatitis.

The community came together to help when Portman reached out to say he couldn’t afford to pay Zippy’s vet bills.

“She’s my baby,” Portman said. “I work hard for my dog, to make sure he has a roof over his head. I would do anything for my dog.

But a recent exam revealed that Zippy was absorbing water in her abdomen and not absorbing any nutrients. His health deteriorated significantly overnight Thursday and Portman made the difficult decision to relieve him of his suffering.

Zippy was nine years old.

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See the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on its “Hallo-weenie” tour of central Indiana – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather forecast https://hondenhok.com/see-the-oscar-mayer-wienermobile-on-its-hallo-weenie-tour-of-central-indiana-wish-tv-indianapolis-news-indiana-weather-forecast/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 13:09:55 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/see-the-oscar-mayer-wienermobile-on-its-hallo-weenie-tour-of-central-indiana-wish-tv-indianapolis-news-indiana-weather-forecast/ INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Have you ever wished you were an Oscar Mayer sausage? Is this really what you would like to be? Then make plans to see the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile as it travels through central Indiana. As part of his “Hallo-weenie” tour, Hoosiers has the chance to see the iconic sausage between now and […]]]>

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Have you ever wished you were an Oscar Mayer sausage? Is this really what you would like to be? Then make plans to see the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile as it travels through central Indiana.

As part of his “Hallo-weenie” tour, Hoosiers has the chance to see the iconic sausage between now and Sunday.

The Wienermobile is a 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels with a hot dog-themed interior.

The first Wienermobile was created in 1936 by Oscar Mayer’s nephew, Carl G. Mayer. Today there are six Wienermobiles, and behind the wheel of each huge hot dog is a driver known as the Hotdogger.

Ketchup hotdoggers Kaitlyn and Benny Buns travel the country, meet and greet people and hand out the iconic sausage whistles.

“We’ve been giving out Wiener Wiener whistles since the 1950s, so it’s like a little piece of American history,” Ketchup Kaitlyn said. “And this week only, you can get a special glow-in-the-dark ‘Halo-weenie’ whistle for the spooky season and they’re super special. It’s perfect for this time of year. Come see us at one of our “Hallo-weenie” events and you can get your own iconic Wiener whistle.”

On Saturday, the Wienermobile will be part of the Greenwood Halloween Parade, Benny Buns said.

“In the parade, one person will have the top of the bun and so one person will be driving and another person will be in a hot dog costume, smiling and waving to the crowd and getting these reactions of smiles and excitement and joy to see a 27 foot long hot dog on wheels.

Oscar Mayer’s team is ready to give people a good time in the following places:

Thursday, October 27 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Walmart of Noblesville

  • 16865 Clover Road.
  • Noblesville, IN 46060

Thursday, October 27 | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Carmel Walmart

  • 2001 E. 151st Street.
  • Carmel, IN 46033

Friday October 28 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 86th Street Walmart

  • 3221 W. 86th St.
  • Indianapolis, IN 46268

Friday October 28 | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Avon Walmart

  • 9500 EUS Highway 36
  • Avon, IN 46123

Saturday October 29 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Sweets of Fortville sur Main

  • 250 Main Street N.
  • Fortville, IN 46040

Saturday October 29 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Town of Greenwood Halloween Parade

  • 100 Surina Way
  • Greenwood, IN 46143

Sunday October 30 | 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Ghosts and Goblins of Avon

  • 115 S. County Road 575E
  • Avon, IN 46123
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Big Dog Art Trail: Kids have the chance to design their own Swindog https://hondenhok.com/big-dog-art-trail-kids-have-the-chance-to-design-their-own-swindog/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 05:32:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/big-dog-art-trail-kids-have-the-chance-to-design-their-own-swindog/ The CHILDREN of SWINDON have the chance to make history and watch their artistic talents shine through for years to come by designing their very own sculpture. As part of the Big Dog Art Trail coming to town, the announcer is asking kids of all ages to submit their colorful ideas for what the newspaper’s […]]]>

The CHILDREN of SWINDON have the chance to make history and watch their artistic talents shine through for years to come by designing their very own sculpture.

As part of the Big Dog Art Trail coming to town, the announcer is asking kids of all ages to submit their colorful ideas for what the newspaper’s own dog should look like.

Using the template, kids can submit their creation and be in the running to see their art come to life on a two-meter tall sculpture.

Swindon is hosting the Big Dog Art Trail, with more than 30 fiberglass sculptures being installed across the town next summer for people to visit.

The “Swindogs” will be supported by known and unknown artists who will hand-paint eye-catching and innovative designs on each one.

But the Swindon announcer is looking for some youthful inspiration on what his Swindog should look like.

Editor Daniel Chipperfield said he was eager to see what the youngsters came up with.

“It’s a hugely exciting part of the journey, as kids get to use their imaginations and see their very own Swindog become a reality,” he said.

“Seeing children’s creativity come to the fore is a big part of what the trail is all about, showcasing the culture and artistic side of the city.

“I can’t wait to see what will be imagined and I’m afraid of having to choose a winner.

“The only advice I have for anyone looking to participate is to have fun doing it!”

All you have to do is color both sides of the template on the other page, fill in your details and send it to the Swindon Advertiser office.

Alternatively, you can color it in electronically and email it to us at bigdogarttrail@newsquest.co.uk

The model’s design will feature in the Swindon Advertiser on Tuesday 25th October and Thursday 27th October, with future dates possibly to be added.

The submission deadline is December 6, and a winner will be announced by a jury in January 2023.

The trail is expected to attract thousands of visitors. As well as boosting tourism and culture in the town, the initiative will raise vital funds for the charity Julia’s House.

In addition to the main trail, schools, nurseries and community groups will also be invited to get involved in the project this fall and create designs for their own mini puppy sculptures that will be part of the main trail.

The pawed public art show will run from July 15 to September 3, 2023 and culminate in a farewell grand finale where all Swindogs will be reunited under one roof and auctioned into forever homes.

This event is organized in Swindon by Julia’s House and global public art producer, Wild in Art, who have previously run trails in cities across the UK and around the world, including the parade of elephants in Worcester and cows in Cambridge.

To find out how to become a sponsor or to get the latest Big Dog Art Trail updates, visit the website www.bigdogarttrail.co.uk

Artwork Tips: Designs that are overtly religious, political, or sexual in nature will not be accepted. Also, neither advertising nor company logos are allowed. We cannot accept designs that infringe third party intellectual property i.e. recognizable brands, logos, personalities, franchises and characters etc. Designs should not feature balloon dogs showing obvious signs of fear or aggression.

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