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Our Fantastically Fabulous Team of Pet Professionals at Barks and Blooms is dedicated to earn your trust through our integrity and professionalism. We proudly service our clients at our doggie day care facility or in your home. Our services range from in-home pet sitting of dogs, cats and critters to plant watering & mail retrieval.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Adoptables Wednesday--Elton and Chloe

Our featured Adoptables this week are from No Kill Harford.  

More information about adopting or sponsoring these two is available at 


Elton

Hi, my name is Elton. I am a mutt! I am such a love! I get along great with other dogs and I try so hard to please. I love to snuggle and am working hard on my potty training. I do well if I can make it out at regular times.
I am between 1 and 2 years old and…yes! I have been neutered and am up-to-date on my shots. I am microchipped and heart worm  and Lyme negative.  I so want a home of my own. That would be my wish...oh and I love to play tug and drag a blanket around. I am a kissing machine and will love you forever

Chloe


Hi everyone!! I'm Chloe! I LOOOOOOOVVVEEE to roll around in the grass, like I really, really, really do! Come meet me and take me on a walk!
I'm about 2yrs old and I listen well to commands like "sit" , "look", "stop" and "wait". I am house trained and very tidy with my bed, too. 
I really like going on walks and have lots of energy, do you? We should meet and go on a hike together!
Chloe is up-to-date on all vaccines, microchipped, heart worm negative, de-wormed, flea-free and spayed.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lots and Lots of Lab Love

Lab-Rescue has been overrun with Loads of Lovely Lab puppies.   The Linguists at Lab-Rescue have obviously been Laboring to Land on Luscious names for these Lovable pups…

They have been named the Candy Puppies.  There are 10 of them!
Dots, Heath, Kit-Kat, Skittles, Baby Ruth, Twix, Kisses, Rolo, Twizzlers, and Snickers.
Three girls and Seven boys.
They will be available on July 27th







 If you are interested in sponsoring any of these sweeties, please contact Lab-Rescue HERE.

There are two other litters of puppies available:  The Abbott and Costello puppies
Why, Because, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

And Coco's puppies
Ben, Hunter, Millie, Eliza, Otis, Oliver, and Olivia

You can see them all HERE




Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Prince of Cambridge Needs a Puppy


We've all heard the news of the birth of William and Kate's new baby boy.  The world is waiting for its first glimpse of the new family and many are wondering what his name will be?  Well, we're wondering what kind of puppy the brand new Prince of  Cambridge will have!  I've done a little research and these are the breeds that stand out as being extremely family-friendly.  
(We know the Queen is fond of her Corgis, but they didn't make the list)

Bulldog

Beagle

Bull Terrier

Collie

Newfoundland

Vizsla

Irish Setter

Poodle

Labrador Retriever

Golden Retriever

We are also very fond of the mutt; a nice addition to any family.  If the Royals do acquire a furry family member, we'll keep you updated.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Funny--Be More Dog


Take the advice of this Feline--be a little more Canine!

Don't be afraid to Seize the Frisbee!

Happy Friday, people!





Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday Adoptables--Meet the Cats of No Kill Harford!

When I saw all the precious kitty cat faces at No Kill Harford, I couldn't pick just one to highlight for this week's Wednesday Adoptables.  
So…here they are…the Cats of No Kill Harford!

In alphabetical order:


Butters


Callie




 Clipper


Foxy

Peaches
Pumpkin

Simba

Stormy

Venus

For more information about No Kill Harford or to meet one of these cats, contact them HERE

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cat People

People have lived with cats for hundreds…thousands of years.  These artifacts attest to human interest in cats in Ancient Egypt.



Some scientists speculate that cats  were first domesticated about 12,000 years ago and were descended from a Middle Eastern wildcat, Felis Sylvestris, which means "cat of the woods".  

(This is what I think of when I see the word Sylvestris)


 Of course, we use the word "domesticated" loosely, because as every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.



Maybe cat and human relationships began when humans settled down to farm and store their produce.  Cats were drawn by the easy abundance of mice and other critters and humans were delighted by free pest control.  


In the United States today, cats are popular house pet with 30.4% of households gladly owning (serving?) around 36 million cats--that's an average of 2 per household.

Tell us about your cats!





Thursday, July 4, 2013

Did the Founding Fathers Have Dogs? Yes! (Cats, too!)

George Washington was the Father of our nation and also the father of the American Foxhound.  According to his diary, he named three of them Drunkard, Tipsy and Tipler.  



It is thought that John and Abigail Adams had mixed breed dogs.  Like George, they also had a sense of humor when naming their canine companions.  One was named Juno and the other, Satan.  (Maybe he could have benefitted from some obedience classes?)




Benjamin Franklin and his son William were partial to Newfoundlands.  Who could resist that sweet face?



Thomas Jefferson became enamored with Briards when he was serving as Minister to France.  He brought home a female he named Buzzy, who had two puppies on the ship home.



Abraham Lincoln's dog Fido was a "floppy-eared, rough-coated, yellowish dog of uncertain ancestry".  (Picture below)  He looks like a retriever mix to me.  He followed Mr. Lincoln wherever he went when Abe and family lived in Illinois.  


Lincoln also loved kitty cats.  Abraham Lincoln had the first White House cat, Tabby.  When his wife Mary was asked about Lincoln's hobbies, her answer was "Cats."  
'Nuff said.

Happy 4th of July!!