Notice anything new in this photo?
Take a good look.
Okay, how about if we give you a hint?
No, we're the same 3 dogs. It's the carpet that's different.
After Jan spent 3 horrible days with that splinter under her fingernail ("Dr. Buddy On Call"), she bought an area rug so we won't get splinters too. But 2 weeks later it had a number of pulled threads on top. So Jan checked the underside and the rubberized backing was coming off in places. So she moved furniture, wrestled the 8' x 10' rug back into the plastic zipper bag and hauled it back to Wal-mart. She told the clerk it was coming apart top and bottom but all the clerk said was, "Sign here." She didn't make up a defective slip, so Jan fears that rug ended back on the shelf to be re-sold. Whatever you do, don't buy it!
She went to Home Depot and couldn't find anything we could use -- well, anything she could afford -- until she found some indoor/outdoor 5' x 7' area rugs in the back. She bought two and thinks they will last much longer than the other rug did. We hope so too. After all, carpet should last longer than 2 weeks, right?
And all this furniture moving is too much exercise for us to watch again. Boy, are we glad we didn't have to lay those carpets out. Jan muttered and sweated, and we snoopervised -- for 2 days -- until she got those carpets lined up to our satisfaction.
We hope you will take a moment now to go vote for Merci in the Cutest Dog Competition. Trying to vote is turning into an endurance test. We left a comment on the CDC's blog yesterday asking why it's so hard to get through and a few hours later we noticed our comment was missing.
And vote for Miss Peach (she is # 113 and #131) in the rubber stamp contest -
Katie n da Kats found information on a MA state bill to stop devocalization of dogs and cats. Cats? We haven't heard about this being done to cats, but any human that would do this to a dog is capable of doing it to any animal. Please read this. And if you live in Massachusetts, please contact your state legislatures to help get this bill passed. This is a horribly cruel and dangerous practice. You can read about some of the reasons people devocalize, including for illegal activities.. Our suggested solution would be to make the abusive owners have the procedure done on themselves first. They would quickly change their minds about doing it to their pets. We have posted on this subject before and we will again. Every state needs legislation to stop this.
This is another great video link from Mark. This will really get your paws tapping and your tail swishing. (Good exercise.)
If the video won't play, click here.
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