POTENTIAL DANGER OF POMERANIAN HAIR ~ In a press release today, the National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in the hair of pomeranians. This substance, called “amo-bacter canine” has been linked with the following symptoms in female humans: *reluctance to cook *reluctance to perform housework *reluctance to wear anything but onesies or show suits*reluctance to work except in support of a dog show*physical craving for contact with Pomeranians (may be an addiction) Beware! if you come in contact with a female human affected by this substance be prepared to talk about poms for hours on end. This was a public service announcement … Surgeon General’s Warning: Pomeranians are expensive, addictive, and may impair the ability to use common sense.
The Pomeranian world has
suffered a great loss this week. Margaret
McKee was taken from us suddenly on Monday night.
She was a founding
member of the Pomeranian Club of Central Virginia 15 years ago and has been
active ever since holding numerous offices, In addition, she was a founding
member of both the Greater Baltimore Pomeranian Club, the Mid Atlantic Field
Spaniel Club and was a member of the Richmond (Va) Dog Obedience Club (RDOC)
for an amazing 45 years!!
Her prowess in the Pom
world was so well known, she warranted a paragraph in the book Pomeranian: A
Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Comprehensive Owner’s
Guide), Juliette Cunliffe, 2011.
Margaret spent the last 50 years breeding, showing, and competing. She leaves the Pom world better than when she found it. She even found time to raise a future AKC Judge (Rachal McKee Sager).
Her absence will be felt
at every show when you look ringside and she’s not in her usual spot near the
entrance and every meeting/event when you don’t see the “PomMom” license plate
parked right up front. Margaret once told me that she’s had the ‘PomMom” VA
Plate since the mid-70’s! I don’t know anyone that’s had the same plates for
Almost five years ago we set up our dog run. We sectioned off a part of the yard next to
the deck and filled it with mulch. This
solution worked well, but it does take a bit of upkeep. Upkeep is even more challenging when you must
buy mulch by the bag instead of a truckload.
When you add over 200+ days of rain last year, it leads to chaos!
The dog run has been overtaken by weeds! We decided to re-do the dog run and to re-do
it better than we did 5 years ago. We
are fast tracking this project because Cody has decided it’s better to go in
the house and with him taking Lasix for heart failure, he goes a lot! They are also too prissy to get their
precious paws wet to go outside when it’s at all wet.
and hose down with vegetation kill. I decided to also use a granular weed kill
after the liquid for longer lasting results.
heavy duty landscaping fabric and artificial turf to the area (28 ft x 15ft).
Secure with yard staples.
shade/rain cover waterproof sails. Position patio umbrellas to shield path from
doggie door to ramp. (we have a couple of umbrellas in various conditions. We are going to try and resurrect a couple).
space in deck railing closer to doggie door for ramp. (We got a great deal on a
stainless steel ramp on Black Friday). Install ramp.
x-pen across deck to divert everyone down the ramp.
in around the edges with mulch.
garden statue of some kind to give the boys something to aim at.
Hopefully this setup will last for a number of years and be
easier to maintain than the mulch alone.
If you have any of these items hanging around your shed or
garage, we’d be happy to take them off your hands!