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And we’re back

Hello to all of the regular blog readers here at Greyt Inspirations and to everyone just dropping in. I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Carlotta and I love dogs. I’ve had Setters since I was a little girl and I’ve been showing them for the last 21 years.

I currently have four dogs

  • Pearl, who’s 1-year-old and gets into everything
  • Billie, who’s 3 and starting to try to act a little grown up
  • Beau who’s a very silly 9-year-old
  • and Taylor who’s 12 and starting to slow down a bit.
Pearl

With four dogs of all ages in the house I am constantly checking out different things to keep them happy and healthy. I plan to bring you some reports about products and trends in things for dogs. According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, owner spending on pets is at an all-time high and some $43.4 billion is expected to be spent on pets this year. It’s estimated that 44.8 million households own a dog, so it’s no wonder there is such a tremendous interest in their lifestyle.

dogs

Photo courtesy of flickr (Keith Rocka)

Speaking of lifestyles, there’s an idea that I like a lot. Assuming you can afford the gas (a little easier now with falling gas prices), I know a few folks who have retired and hit the roads in an RV, with their dogs, of course. People swear by the freedom of the roads, the adventure of seeing something different everyday, and they love having their four-legged best friends with them for the whole journey.

The site RVingWithDogs.com has some good information about taking your dogs RVing with you.

If you do go RVing with your dogs, or take any cross-country trip with them, make sure that they are up-to-date on vaccinations and that you carry proof of their health records with you. Not only do you not know what your dogs may encounter when they travel, but it’s actually the law that you can be required to produce a health certificate when traveling from state to state with your dogs, though it’s seldom enforced unless there’s an emergency. Better safe than sorry, so have your pet’s health documents with you, along with plenty of identification on him or her.

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November 5, 2008 - Posted by | General | , , , ,

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