Home page updated

The Featured Adoptable Pet on this sidebar has been updated ensuring the rescue is still active on Petfinder. They were chosen at random around the country:

  1. Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England
  2. Angels Under Our Wings Cocker Spaniel Rescue (Victoria, BC)
  3. Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue
  4. Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas-Houston
  5. Second Chance Cocker Rescue (CA)
  6. Camp Cocker (CA)
  7. Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue (NY)
  8. Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue (VA)

Also, the home page was updated so comments can be sent securely over our server. Older articles that have content from another site (e.g. video) may cause a warning because the source isn’t from a secure server. If you experience any problems, please let me know.

Hoshi had 3 teeth pulled

Hoshi had a teeth cleaning today. I was nervous about having it done because of the anesthesia. He also had one premolar and two incisors pulled–which I wasn’t expecting. I’m glad he’s home safe. I think he peed himself at the vet. After he had his first cleaning, he’s been afraid of the vet.

I haven’t been brushing his teeth regularly until lately. He’s always so resistant to having it done, but I haven’t been giving him a choice. He won’t let me use a regular toothbrush, so I use finger toothbrush to clean his teeth. The finger toothbrush is bulky and doesn’t clean well.

I had to prepare Hoshi’s dinner differently because of his tooth extractions. I ground his chicken bones with a hand grinder. The grinder won’t fit our kitchen counters, so I attached it to Hoshi’s grooming table. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if it would work. I ground the bones four times using the largest blade.

Ground chicken bone and grinder
Ground chicken bone

Claremont man dragged by car while rescuing pet

Mike Heredia & Otis
Mike Heredia & Otis
Mike Heredia was walking his dogs around 5:00am February 9th when a man got out of a car and grabbed his 15 year-old cocker spaniel named Otis. Heredia tried to pull Otis out of the car but was dragged for a block instead. Heredia eventually fell from the fleeing car sustaining a shoulder dislocation and minor injuries.

Fortunately, Otis was found at the same park he was abducted from. “The people had left him at the dog park. He is now home. Glad he’s back,” said Heredia. Police are searching for the man and woman responsible for the abduction.