For the final Weekly Walk of the year, we are revisiting some of our favorite articles and photos from previous walks. This is repeat material if you have taken every walk with us, but like traipsing a familiar route through the woods, you might notice something you missed before.
Article of the Week: Families Reunited (November 16)
Whether we call our pets children, buddies, pals, or simply pets, if we care for them they become our family. This means we love and enjoy them when times are good, and we love them even more and worry about them when times are difficult. After Hurricane Sandy struck, many pets were separated from their families, but great strides have been taken to reunite them. Donations of money, food, and shelter have helped create happy endings for pets and owners, but more aid is always welcome to help counter the tragic endings. Click the photo to watch a TODAY video about pets and owners affected by the hurricane.
Obie Weight-loss Update: A Dachshund Diet (September 21 and so on.)
Obie the dachshund weighs over seventy pounds [editor’s note: he’s below fifty-five pounds now!]. His previous owners were elderly and loved him with food, and eventually had to give him up. His new owner and he are on a mission to get him into proper wiener-dog shape. They’re calling the mission, “Biggest Loser, Doxie Edition.” Several online sites have posted about Obie, such as BuzzFeed, ABC News, and The Huffington Post, and you can watch a video of him on MSN’s TODAY. They would appreciate cheers and woofs on Facebook or support through donations.
Quote of the Week (September 4)
“Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.” -Corey Ford
Command of the Week (September 28)
Monster: Use this command to teach your dog to check under the bed for creepy crawlies.
Treat of the Week (December 21)
We were dreaming of warm weather and beaches with chilled dog treats this week.
Animal Sound of the Week (October 5)
Tickle Me Terrier
Photo of the Week (October 19)
Found a ball. In the leaves. Best. Day. Ever.
Friday Fun: Doggie Double (October 12)
Way back in April, we posted about Pedigree’s free software,Doggelgänger. The program uses your portrait to match you with a dog of your likeness. It also tells you where the dog is located for adoption. An automated voice guides you through the process, but you can silence it by clicking the barking dog icon in the upper right corner. The software can be a little buggy, so take your time. If you take a photo using the webcam, you need to hold still until the mapping outline turns green. If it worked, an option to begin finding your match will appear. This might help narrow your search for the perfect companion during National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month.