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What’s Z Saying?

So here is a little ongoing game I invite everyone to play!  It’s called What’s Z saying?  As the saying goes “A picture is worth 1000 words.”  So here is your chance.  I’m going to put up picture of pets and you get to put in what you think they would be saying…. I am sure that we are going to see some really cleaver comments!  Sooooooo….What’s Z Saying?…..

What do you think?
Be sure to put your answers in the comments below.  If you are receiving this by email press here—-> Take me!  to find comments easy.  Have fun!!!


Things Done With Sheep!

Ok so I have heard of some crazy stuff humans do with a sheep! Hey “Shut the cage door” you think I am going there? No, this is a family site and you’re not pulling the wool over my eyes!


I wanted to share this video because it simply is just one you have to see. Now I want to be honest with you. It will take you less than 3 minutes to watch but it is going to cost you about 30 minutes plus of your day. The main reason is because you are going to want to see it again and then you are going to have to bring in reinforcements to confirm the whole thing. You might as well bookmark it because it will be stuck in your head and then you are going to want to see it one last time. But, it will not be…… your last……Please enjoy today’s You Gotta Z This!

Be Honest…..

I want a full report so how many times did you watch it before you just had to show someone?  We want to know?  Post you story in the Comments Below!  I’m getting ready to watch it again.


Do Dogs and Cats Eat Sushi?

Sushi mat for making pet and human sushiCongratulations David!  You were the winner of our “What in Z world contest”.  Your guess was the tool for making sushi rolls.  Be sure to go to my Contact Us tab and send me your address so I can send you a prize.

Speaking of sushi rolls check this out!

Pussy & Pooch is an innovative and unique pet boutique that is located in downtown Los Angeles. They cater to the urban lifestyle of modern pets and their owners.

This boutique includes a great place for you to shop for clothes, accessories and includes a Pawbar. Yes, a place for your pets to pick up their own sushi rolls. Dozens of dogs stop by there daily to enjoy raw treats, sushi rolls and dog beer. Dog beer is malted chicken or beef flavored vitamin water.

The owners believe that pets should eat as nature intended them. Each meal includes animal protein with a small amount of plant products. The plants simulate what a carnivore would find in its prey’s stomach. You will not find grain and filler foods in this place. The boutique has had so much success that they now have opened another store in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach.

Pawbar at Pussy & Pooch

Sushi meal at Pussy & Pooch

S.A.D. (Species Appropriate Diet) Dog Sushi LLC is located in the Austin TX area. They also include the raw meat alternative to feeding your carnivorous pet. They have a huge assortment of rolls that are fresh, whole and made with 100% natural ingredients. So fresh that it is suitable for human consumption.

You can spend quite a bit of time looking through all the names for the sushi rolls they offer. Some of the names that stuck out for me were the “no begging beef roll” and the “dances with buffalo roll”. Their signature rolls, nigiri and sashimi offer more choices than the local supermarket. These include things like green tripe, beef sweetbreads and beef recreational bones.

Both sites claim that the benefits of feeding in the raw include better digestion, fresher breath, cleaner teeth and healthier coats. Going raw will also help pets that have food allergies and even controlling seizures. Check out these two sites and consider the raw advantages for your pets.

A raw meal for dogs at SAD Dog Sushi

One great meal from S.A.D. Dog Sushi

Be sure to play this week’s “What in Z world contest” and see if you can be the first to answer what it is.

Click here to go to the next contest ———> Fly me there!

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Humans, Dogs and Boxes?

I want to squawk about something!  These humans are crazy!  They love boxes!  They look at big boxes and talk to little boxes.  My human (The one I hired to clean my cage and feed me) talks to a little box all the time.  It even calls out to her.  She will come running around the corner grabs it and says “Hello”.   It stops yelling out when she does this.  Sometimes it will call her and I think she is mad at it because she will pick it up and say….”I don’t think so”.

The crazy thing is the humans don’t talk to the big box.  The big box just talks to the humans and they sit there for hours just looking at it and listening.  Sometimes they watch the big box talk on the little box about what the big box is saying.  The other day all of the sudden they started yelling at the big box and that puzzled me.  They yelled “go, go, go”.  I found it very exciting but the box never moved!  The humans jumped up and down.  Some got mad and others laughed at the mad ones.  The box was never afraid it just sat there and talked and flashed its colors.

Gracie watching the Big Box!

I have a new problem now. I think the dogs are teaming up with the humans.  I have yet to see a dog talk to a little box but i have evidence that the dogs are now teaming up with the humans.  A reader shared this photo of Gracie watching and listening to a big box. Then the craziest thing happened … I started getting pictures where the dogs were dressing up like humans.

Here are two pictures from readers that have their team shirts on!

Here is Haley in her favorite team shirt!

Then you have Zeus…….aka Sir FURcrest!  Sorry Zeus your team lost but you still look great in that shirt.

I believe that we should do our best to watch out for the boxes in our lives.  Maybe humans should consider turning off the big box, putting down the little box, stop typing on the medium box.  Get your dog out of the closet and the two of you go for a walk…..Z Bird.


RD picked the Saints!!!

Here at the farm we felt for sure that it being a pet blog that the natural choice would be the Colts! We nominated RD as the official game forecaster for this year. With two tabs of paper the same size, color and smell he made his selection. The only difference in the two were the words Colts on one and the Saints on the other. RD has a trick that he already knows of guessing which hand the treat was in. You can shuffle it behind your back and he will actually pick the one with the treat. He gets it right about 95% of the time. Today we put the treat in both hands for equal smell and allowed him to see the names. RD selected the Saints to win the Superbowl. Goooooooo Saints! Have a great Superbowl Day!


Dogs in the Cold Weather

Black LabThey are calling for some more bad weather here at the farm.  The issue came up because R.D. (our elderly canine) was shaking.  Was it arthritis setting in his pelvis he had broken when he was young?  Was he in pain? Had he heard something and was afraid or was he just chilled to the bone?   I jumped right on the Internet and went to pecking away.  These are some facts that I learned about how to protect our K-9s in the cold weather and snow.

Provide Good Shelter

If you have to keep your dog outside be sure to give them a dry place to sleep.  Provide them with a blankets or straw to keep them off cold hard surfaces.  Be sure to check blankets for dampness as dogs tend to not dry off before getting in bed.  Don’t depend on a light bulb or any kind of space heaters because they are a huge fire hazard.  There are heated dog pads that work well and have been tested for safety.   Don’t leave your K-9 in the garage or car while you heat it up.  Carbon monoxide is a killer.

Keep A Check On Food And Water

Just because your dog loves licking at the snow don’t assume that he is getting enough water.  Dogs need to be well hydrated and bellies full when the weather is cold.  Be sure to check water bowls often from being frozen.  Many humans think of topping off their radiators with anti-freeze during these times and may spill or leave containers sitting around.  Anti-freeze is like sugar water to dogs and it only takes a couple of licks to make them very sick or die. Another helpful tip is to keep a gallon of fresh water in storage in case you have a power outage and they can’t get you back online right away.

Photo credit Shannon Pifko

Ice and Snow

It many be funny to see the puzzled look on the face of our unsuspecting K-9

as they slide across the ice on a ground that they have traveled many times before.   Be sure to think about how you would feel if you took that hard fall.  Dogs don’t understand what is going on and the dangers that can exist.  You wouldn’t let a child go barreling out the door so use the same caution with your pets.  Bad falls can cause injuries and the bad weather conditions may hinder you from getting your pet good medical attention.

Another concern is when your dog is having the time of his life playing in the snow.  You may not realize that snow balls are building up between their toes.  These can become painful and yes pets can get frost bite.  Beware of your dog stopping to bite at their feet.  This could be a sign that they are getting a build up of snow or ice balls.  If your dog is going to be playing in the snow you can apply a small amount of cooking oil or Pam on their paws and between their toes to protect them.  Make sure you use something that they can digest as you know they like to lick their paws.

Pet Outerwear

Older dogs, puppies and short haired dogs have a very hard time getting warm in the cold weather. If your dog is going to be spending an extended time out in the cold get them a sweater or dog coat. These should only be used under supervision because they could get the clothing caught on something causing them injury or death. There are many stores that carry great outerwear for pets.

If the forecasters are predicting the temperatures to drop below freezing be sure to think of your pets and protect them. It’s your job as a pet owner!

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