Friday, August 19, 2011

Zoe Made the Newspaper!

It was such a pleasant surprise to wake up and see my baby in the newspaper the other morning! Her daycare was featured in our local paper and she was front and center in the article....well, besides that black and white dog....Camera hog!  Check her out! :-)

Pet day care answers many owners’ concerns
by Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal
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Lucy, from left, Lexi, Zoie and Allie run around the yard at Tupelo Small Animal Hospital. The smaller dogs at TSAH’s Camp Tupelo day care get a lot of time to play or nap, while staff keep an eye out for too much exertion in the hot weather. (Deste Lee)
Lucy, from left, Lexi, Zoie and Allie run around the yard at Tupelo Small Animal Hospital. The smaller dogs at TSAH’s Camp Tupelo day care get a lot of time to play or nap, while staff keep an eye out for too much exertion in the hot weather. (Deste Lee)
Recent Dog Days of summer – with intense high heat and humidity – turn pet owners to increased concerns about their animal friends’ safety.

One option is Doggie Day Care, where playtime intersects with shelter from the soaring temperatures.

Pooches Brinkley and Max wag their feathered tails with delight each day as they anticipate greeting other “regulars” at Tupelo Small Animal Hospital.

TSAH and other veterinary shops offer day and longer term boarding when pet owners need more controlled care for their animal friends than leaving them home allows.

Kristi Scheuer of Tupelo, who often ferries Brinkley and Max between home and day care, says it’s a great option for her family and their pets.

“We live downtown and don’t have a yard,” she said recently.

“This gives them a good place to play and get good care while we’re all at work.”

The canine day-boarding may be looking even better as Northeast Mississippi slogs through 100-plus degree days.

At Animal Care Center of Tupelo, veterinarian Dr. Shelley Key-Russell says she’s a believer in the benefits of Doggie Day Care.

“Many dogs need a social outlet – they get bored at home,” she notes.

Bored dogs can turn into unhappy dogs and difficult pets that look for ways to vent their boredom, like chewing on the furniture or digging up the yard.

Local day-boarding, as most places call it, runs about $8 a day and allows working owners professional supervision for their pets, along with convenient hours before and after work for dropoffs and pickups.

Generally, the facilities have staff dedicated to the day care operation and it’s not unusual to see them playing with the dogs.

“I’ve had a lot of owners say how much exercise their dogs get with us,” she notes. “They get home and are really exhausted.”

Jackie Tubb at Tupelo Small Animal Hospital on Thomas Street says their Doggie Day Care experience has grown across the past 10 years.

Some owners don’t want to leave their pets at home alone, she says, and others know their dogs like the day-long play with canine friends.

“It’s not for every dog – some of them just prefer their own company,” Tubb notes.

She laughs when she talks about all the doggie stories she’s collected from working with their clients through the years.

“There aren’t a lot of jobs that are this much fun,” she says.

Key-Russell says their practice built Doggie Day Care from an already hardy pack of their own dogs, which they brought to work with them.

She’s got three – a spitz, a golden retriever and a Labrador.

Their day-boarding sees 10-15 regulars and another dozen or so when the temperature starts to rise.

“It’s so funny to see them when their owners drive up,” Key-Russell says about the dogs. “They just run into the clinic, they’re so excited to be here.”

During these hot, humid summer days, Key-Russell and Tubb advise pet owners to check on their pets at home, even if they have shade outside.

Their day-visitors have air-conditioned facilities, but Tubb says that even with cool temperatures inside, the summer environment puts more stress on animals and they need more water.

Key-Russell also advises owners of older pets to be sure they get checkups to help determine if they have any conditions that may be made worse by the summer heat.

Their advice? Make sure your pet has:

• Plenty of shade.

• A big supply of cool water, and

• Attention to how the heat is affecting him or her.

Veterinarian Dr. Glenn Thomas recommends owners walk their dogs “early and late” to avoid the extreme heat of the day.

“I like to walk mine in the dark,” he notes.

If you find your dog experiencing heat-related symptoms like heavy panting or exhaustion, Thomas says quick reaction is crucial.

A quick cool-down is important before loading the pet into the car for medical attention, he says.

“Thirty minutes can make a big difference,” he adds. “Get a hose and soak them down.

“Cool them off as fast as you can.”

Then call your vet.

Tips IF YOUR PET’S IN TROUBLE from heat:

• May be lying on his side

• Heavy panting

• Unresponsive


• Get a garden hose and quickly cool pet

• Apply ice packs, if you have them

• Call your veterinarian

Read more: - Pet day care answers many owners’ concerns

Saturday, July 23, 2011


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Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Little Word From Zoe

Hey fellow divas! I hope all of your summers are going great! Mine sure is because I have the coolest Mom on the planet.  I still have to keep her in line sometimes.  But other than that, she is pretty fabulous! How is everyone's summer wardrobes coming along? I hope as good as mine! I get something new every day it seems.  Ohhhh lucky me. :-) I live in paradise I tell ya.  New clothes, new toys, only the best food, daily walks to keep my figure in shape, doggy daycare, daily belly scratches.....I could just go on and on.  My life is divalicious!!!!! I am going to show you some of my new clothes I have gotten this summer.  I will just have to show a couple for now.  I do not have all day to show you ALL of them (because it WOULD take ALL DAY, believe me).  I do not even have time to upload the pictures right now.  I mean come on, do you think that I have all day to sit in front of this computer? Um nooooo..I have other things to do like SLEEP. 

This is my new hat my mom got me.  It will go PERFECT with one of my new bikinis!

Some new pajamas! I get sooo cold at night, I love to be warm and cozy snuggled up in my pjs in the bed.  Don't you love them???

Oh yea! I got groomed the other day and my groomer put the cutest leopord bow in my hair.  I really like her! She is a lady after my own heart, she knows my style!

Until next time....

       Zoe Giselle

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Which Bamboopink LOOK are you???

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Come Shop My TRUNK SHOW!

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Friday, June 3, 2011

This Ring is TO DIE FOR!

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