Mike Stays Mosquito Free!

My adopted brother Mike is staying mosquito free!

Mike was struggling with ongoing leash aggression on walks (it was fairly irritating to me as I was not able to visit with some of my dog friends in the neighborhood).

We have been working with him (I help by  modeling how calm and sane dogs behave on walks) on it for awhile and he has gotten a littlebetter, but he still likes to loudly bark at other dogs.

We asked our vet friend about no bark collars and she recommended a Citronella No Bark Collar. So we ordered one and Mike has been using it for about a week.


Instead of shocking him (like the no bark collars that give the dog a little electrical jolt), it sprays a little citronella towards his face which is annoying and makes him jump, startled, and stop barking.

It stopped Mike right away from barking his head off when other dogs go by – no he just grumbles under his breath.

My humans think it hysterical that they enjoy the refreshing citronella scent and keeps us all mosquito free!

Personally I am enjoying listening to Mike muttering under his breath as he walks by other dogs instead of barking at them. Many times he just ignores them totally now.


Is the 4th of July Over Yet?!?!?

I do not pay attention to most human holidays, unless the involve food being dropped on the floor (like a piece of turkey on Thanksgiving). There is one holiday I hate – The 4th of July! Why do human neighbors insist on terrorizing me with those terrible sounds my humans refer to as “boom-booms”?

My humans try to be supportive by staying at home once it gets dark on the 4th of July, closing up the windows, and putting on the TV loudly (usually they have some type of movie marathon) to distract me from the sound.

I guess it would not be so bad if it was just ONE DAY OF TERROR. Instead humans in our neighborhood need to explode those boom-booms a week before and a week after the 4th. It is like they never tire with the excitement of big scary sounds.

It is at these times I know THE WORLD WOULD BE BETTER RUN BY DOGS. It is just a matter of time before the dogs finally take over and then there will be no more rowdy loud boom-booms!


Hiding under my female human’s sewing machine…