Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away

Puddles especially in the dog run are not great places for dogs. Don't let your dog drink from any puddles or eat mud.

If you would like more information about why stagnate water is not good for your dog, please check out this post.

After having no success in finding a pro-bono architect to put together the "official plan" for the dry well/french drain system in the Large Dog Run, we have hired someone who is working on that plan as I type. We have been advised that the best time to embark on such a project is either fall or spring. We are working toward this Fall.

I know this process has been much slower than we expected but we are making progress.

Thanks again for everyone who donated last fall so that we have the money for the project.

1 comment:

Blair said...

Greetings! Please see the 1/12 Brooklyn dog shocking on StreetZaps and disseminate this vital public service to preclude more tragedies. Many thanks and happy safe new year!

Just so you know, I confer with Con Edison's Stray Voltage and Public Affairs Units and contribute to Wet Nose Guide and New York Dog Chat.


Blair Sorrel, Founder

Contact voltage is a chronic hidden hazard that can readily victimize an unsuspecting dog, walker, or both. No dog lover could possibly observe a more horrifying scene than witnessing his beloved pet instantaneously maimed or tragically electrocuted. When you exercise your pooch, please exercise greater prudence. Common outdoor electrical and metal fixtures may shock or even kill your vulnerable dog. And depending upon the current, the walker will be bitten and like poor Aric Roman, suffer permanently. But you can, indeed, self-protect.

Just start to adopt this simple strategy — EYEBALL THE BLOCK, AND AVOID A SHOCK. Take a few seconds and make your trajectory toward generally safer, free standing, non-conductive surfaces, ie., plastic, wood, cardboard. Intuit your dog’s cues and if it’s resistant, change directions. Work site perimeters may be live so try to elude them. If necessary, switch sides of the street or your hands when leading to skirt hazards. If you traverse the same route, you may memorize locations of potential dangers. Carry your pooch when in doubt. Consider indoor restroom products like PottyPark when external conditions are chancy or RopeNGo’s hardware-free leash and harness. And don’t rely on dog booties as a palliative as they will actually put your pet at even greater risk since the dog can’t tell you they’re leaking! To learn to more, please see StreetZaps. A safer walk is yours year round if you are willing to open to your eyes and mind to it.