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Tips For Photographing Your Pet: #PinnacleHealthyPets

This post is sponsored by Pinnacle and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Pinnacle’s reformulated Grain Free Dog Food but A Southern Mother only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Pinnacle is not responsible for the content of this article.

I cherish my pets. I love to keep photographs of them, just like I collect photographs of other beloved family members and friends. Pets can be tricky to photograph, but most people don’t want to hire a professional photographer to take those pictures. Today I’m sharing a few tips for photographing your pet.

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The Heartbreak Of A Lost Dog: #NuzzleSmartCollar

This post is sponsored by The Nuzzle Smart GPS Collar and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the nuzzle Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign, but A Southern Mother only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nuzzle is not responsible for the content of this article.

When my ex husband and I got married, we left our two dogs in Miami with his parents while we were on our honeymoon. We received a devastating call that no dog owner wants to receive, our beloved Kita and Niko had gone missing. They were purebred Siberian Huskies; Kita was acquired from a friend and Niko was purchased from a breeder. We had them for nearly year, and I was very attached. Kita had been allowed in my late great grandmother’s house, a feat achieved by no other dog. His dad had left the dogs in their fenced backyard and went to work, and they had vanished. We left for Miami as soon as we could. His parents, brother, and a few friends searched for days. We talked to people, and hung up reward posters; the dogs were never seen again. 

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If I Had A Conversation With My Dog


If I could have a conversation with my French Bulldog, Bob, it would go something like the following (and keep in mind as you read, this Frenchie speaks with a South American accent because he was born in Colombia):

Me: Bob get out of the cat’s food.

Bob: I need foods, all the foods. Did you know there is extra foods in that bag right over there?

Me: Bob, please scoot over; my leg is falling asleep and your body heat is making me feel like I’m having hot flashes!

Bob: I’m going to lay on you until you feed me. I don’t want to miss any of the delicious foods you might have.

Me: Bob, get off the dining room table! How do you get on a 4 foot table with 4 inch legs?

Bob: But mother, I was only cleaning up everyone’s dinner scraps…and I see the cat get on the table ALL the time.

Me: Oh goodness, what’s that smell?

Bob: What? Oh, that… You remember those extra tacos I stole from the table? They aren’t agreeing with my delicate digestive system. Could you lay off the pepper next time? By the way, I need to…oh…excuse me!

Me: Why is it 900 degrees in my bed? (Goes to throw covers in the floor only to realize they’re anchored down…)

Bob: Oh, good, you are awake! I saw a boogie man under the bed, and I was just trying to keep you safe and warm. But now that I think about it, it might have been the cat.

Me: Bob! You JUST went outside for a long walk. What is THAT on my rug?

Bob: Um…the Bob forgot to do something while he was outside. It’s ok, I put it next to the door for you. By the way, I blame the tacos.

I love my frenchie, but he’s a different kind of dog. He’s very needy, slightly neurotic, and he has a face that only a mother could love. His life revolves around food and so does his behavior.

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Bob: I has a costume. Can I has Halloween candy?

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What’s That Smell?: Bob Has No #Petiquette

This post is sponsored by Febreze ™ and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about #Petiquette but A Southern Mother, only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Febreze is not responsible for the content of this article.

I’ve always owned at least one dog, so I’m no stranger to pet odors; well I was until I got my French Bulldog, Bob. I’m not sure how something so small could make such lingering and noxious odors. Not a single Rottweiler that I have ever owned could produce the volume of gas that he does, even on their sickest day. He has been rotated through multiple foods, with no change. According to our veterinarian, he’s in good health. As I type this, my bedroom is filled with the parfum eau de Bob. If I didn’t love him, he would sleep with the cattle since he emits odors that smell more like them. Thank goodness I generally have Febreeze™ handy to help get rid of his odors.

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Keeping An Aging Pet Active #PinnacleHealthyPets

This post is sponsored by Pinnacle and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping create awareness about Pinnacle’s Newly Formulated Grain Free Dog Food, but A Southern Mother only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Pinnacle is not responsible for the content of this article. #PinnacleHealthyPets

Our sweet Rottweiler Chief was already 7 years old when we adopted him. The average life span of a Rottweiler is 8-10 years, but I my previous Rottweiler Naya lived past 13. Chief was in good health and very active when he came to us, and we have tried to keep him healthy by keeping him active. We hope that Chief has a nice long life here on the farm. Pets are no different than humans, physical fitness improves over all health. Our Chief-y dog is about to turn 9 years old, and he still occasionally acts like a feisty puppy; I’m sharing a few tips on how to help keep an aging pet active and healthy including my thoughts on pet nutrition.

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The Importance Of Keeping Your Cat Active

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It’s easy for us to keep our dogs active and fit. Chief’s previous owner primarily worked on a farm, and would take him for rides around the farm in his truck. Chief loves to hop in the back of the truck and will beg for a “ride”. We’ll load him up, and go walking around on one of the farms. He gets exercise, and we spend time with him. It’s much harder to keep our cat Tucker active. He was born in one of the barns, and we gradually befriended him. Jeremy brought him in the house when we moved in, and he’s only left the house one time to go to the vet. I’m sharing some advice for keeping your cat active. 

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We Don’t Need Another Dog

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We had an exceptionally bad winter in Kentucky, and one frigid day Jeremy found a surprise in our rottweiler’s dog house. He went to set down Chief’s food bowl and he heard a growl; startled, he backed away to realize it wasn’t coming from Chief. There was something in the back of the dog house. He peered in through the door to see all the way in the back only to find a medium size dog snuggled into a pile of hay. Gradually we coaxed him out, and he grew less and less afraid. The dog had been stealing the leftover dog food and trying to stay warm in Chief’s house. Jeremy referred to him as Chief’s pal because you could usually find them playing in the yard together.

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