Friday, July 1, 2011

Long weekend!

Hard to believe it is already the
Fourth of July weekend!

Beth says that means
summer is half over....

We don't have any big plans for
the long weekend.

How about you?

Whatever you do --
Be safe and have fun!

ENJOY the start
to the last half of the summer!

AND be careful with fireworks --
especially around animals....
we don't understand all that noise!

Here are some safety tips for you....

• All pets should be microchipped and wear collars and
identification tags with current information.
Cats should wear a break-away/safety collar.
 Dogs should wear nylon or leather collars only.
Tags should not be placed on training collars or choke chains.

• Keep your pet indoors in a quiet, safe room
 with plenty of fresh water and give dogs
several safe chew toys.
Dogs that are crate trained will do better in a crate,
while cats will do best in a room where they are most comfortable,
 with food, water and their litterboxes.

• Frightened outdoor dogs have been known to jump
high fences and dig holes to escape the sound of fireworks.
 Indoor animals should be kept away from
large glass windows or doors because
they are highly capable of crashing right through when scared.

• Pets are safest at home, but if you choose to
bring your buddy to a picnic or BBQ, make sure
to bring plenty of fresh water, keep your pet
in the shade and try to make sure
they do not eat table scraps,
as too much human food can cause stomach upset.
Keep a sharp eye out for bones,
because they can splinter if eaten.
Keep your pet on a leash, and
if your pet is crate trained, bring the crate along as a safe refuge.

• Never bring your pets to outdoor firework festivals or displays.

• Remember to keep a watchful eye on your
pet this Fourth of July weekend and
make sure to keep the name and
number of your veterinarian and
local animal emergency clinic on-hand in case of emergencies.

Always remember!

Ozabella said she is safe in her new toy tunnel!

Have a great weekend,
my friends!

Later -- Remington --
I like looking at them from a distance
but not listening to them!
-- out!


Gloria said...

I don't know what fireworks are. Mom say I just may hear some though. Happy Weekend! Puppy Kisses, Miss Mindy

Sandra said...

these are all very good tips, thanks for posting them Rem, i do all of the above but there are many that do not. Jake pays no attention to the loud pops of our neighbors who break the law that says fireworks are illegal in our city, but Baby goes in her condo (our closet) and stays there until the all clear.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Great PSA Handsome!

I'll be in here whilst Mom wanders out onto the golf khourse to watch the fireworks - I think she flashie beastie video them so we khan enjoy 'em too!

Happy Weekend!


Max the Quilt Cat said...

We're on the third floor, so we see the fireworks fine but are far away from them. Bugsy and Knuckles weren't here for the Fourth last year, so we'll see how they respond to the noise. You all have a great weekend.

What a cute picture of Ozabella.

pawhugs, Max

Madi and Mom said...

Morning are looking quite dashing today. My sis and her hubby are coming up this weekend we have a family wedding on Sunday @5:30 followed by a dinner. The peeps have been given a curfew lets hope they stick to it.

Sam said...

Have a good weekend, Remington! We are having a cookout (with bunless burgers for the boys!).


Rouky said...

Have a wonderful week-end Remington! Both you and Ozabella look stunning in your beautiful photos! Did you know that Fino and I also have a tunnel? We are a bit afraid to go it in, so we gave it to Jerome!

Ms. ~K said...

Oh Remington and Ozabella, you are both looking fine this morning!!!!
Happy long w/e to you all!

jen said...

Great tips Remington! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

Sarge said...

Hey Remington!
Wow, great post. Those safety tips are very good for everyone. Ozabella seems very happy in her tunnel. If you're looking for something to do, I'd love to see you at the Luau that Fiesty Three is hosting! It'll be a blast! Just bring your sunglasses and swimsuit!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Sagira said...

We are going to the lake to watch them. Grandma told us that they are not loud where we will be so Bokeh and I get to tag along but mom is brining our crates just in case we need a safe place inside the car.

Jazzi said...

no plans here, just hangin out!! It is suppose to be HOT so I will by the A/C!!


Maggie Mae said...


Have a wunderful and safe holiday weekend! I sure hopes you have time to come to da Luau!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

JC said...

Enjoy your Holiday Weekend. We are going to our beach place. Everyone fur & purr wise stays inside. When the big noise arrives, they are in my bedroom on or under the bed. I usually stay with them, I can see the big bangs just fine from my window. (We live near an Indian reservation where they sell lots of fireworks so the colors go a bit wild over the water. Always safe though cause everyone does it on the beach area.)

Anonymous said...

Those sure are good tips Remington. I hope that everybody follows your advise!

I agree I like the colors in the sky but not the noise!

woos, Tessa

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy 4th Long Weekend. Be Safe. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Cher' Shots said...

Good tips Remington! I agree with you - I like fireworks from a distance but I'm not crazy about all the noise either. Happy 4th of July!
'love & hugs from afar'

Just Ramblin' said...

Sadie Lou is terrified of the noise from fireworks. Always has been. This will be Miss Stella's first Fourth so it will be interesting to see how she handles the fireworks.
Half over summer?! Uuugghh. : (

Whisppy said...

Happy 4th of July, Remi! I hope your long weekend will be a fun filled one!

Ginny said...

The picture of Ozabella is beautiful! And of course you are too, Rem!! Thanks for reminding us of pet safety!! We will be putting off fireworks with the family, hopefully we won't set the yard on fire like last year.

Junior and Orion said...

Thank you for the PSA. I don't mind loudnoises, but my brofur doesn't even like the phone ringing. ~~Junior

Be safe and have fun!

Chicco said...

Yes be carefully, always!
Have a good weekend.
Woof, woof,


Marilyn said...

Have a great weekend and a Happy Fourth! ♥♫

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are with you on this one, Remington. We will stay home and let the humans watch the boomers on TV, they make a lot less noise that way. Stay safe and enjoy all the fun of the holiday weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Maggie and Mitch said...

Have a wonderful weekend, Remington! We wish fireworks were never invented!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Terrorzinhos said...

Have a nice weekend!

hugs & kisses to you and your beautiful family!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy 4th of July to you too!

Lorenza said...

All those are great safety tips!
Thanks for sharing them!
Have a great long weekend!
Happy 4th of July!
Kisses and hugs

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Great advice my friend. This is the worst weekend for runaway pups, I have read...normally calm dogs that get freaked out by the noises and take off! We, too, are pretty much staying close to home where we feel as safe as Oz does in her new tunnel!

Let freedom ring!Happy Independence Day

SquirrelQueen said...

No big plans here this weekend, just a nice relaxing 4TH for us.

Great safety tips Remington. Fortunately no one in our neighborhood sets off fireworks but we have everyone protected just in case.

bichonpawz said...

What a beautiful picture of you and Ozabella! Have a great weekend!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Remington, we hope you and your family have a wonderful and very safe Happy Fourth of July!! Great tips! We are all afraid of the fireworks that the people around us set off...they are dangerous. We wish everyone would leave it to the professionals instead of booms going off all over the neighborhood all night look, every night for a week or more! That tunnel looks very safe to us! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Suka said...

hey Remington,

Excellent safety tips! And Ozabella gets a Gold Star for being smart and safe! Love her tunnel! Looks like a lot of fun. :->

Hope you and your peeps have a wonderful and fun 4th of July!


Anonymous said...

Ha! Luv the shot of Ozabella in her toy tunnel :D Remington, you and your family have a wonderful holiday weekend too!

Waggin at ya,

Amber-Mae said...

Those are some great safety tips my friend! We Goldens aren't afraid of fireworks at all but my spotted sister is. But she won't run away. She'll just pace around the house, shiver & pant like a monkey. HEE HEE

Happy 4th of July!