I love knowing the answers to tough questions. I don’t always get tough questions. But here’s to answering questions that are left in the comments over the last week! Welcome to Follow Up Friday, hosted by Jodi at Heart Like a Dog.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Sounds like you were busy busy at BP! (What are the odds you’ll be in Vegas? I think I might be able to make that one!) I can see why the booth would be popular. Lots of doggy crack AND baby chicks to hold?! What more could a conference-goer want?? [/quote]
The odds are very good that I’ll be in Vegas. For those who missed Blog Paws last week, head to their site now and get the discounted ticket for next year’s conference, then start putting transportation money aside for next May. Or start working on getting a sponsor. But BE THERE! It’s really pawsome! And we’ll have treats! You know you want treats. And like Jackie says, there are baby chicks to hold, so what more could a conference go-er want?
I wrote about the Standard Poodle on Wednesday, as our Breed of the Week, and Pamela had this to say:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]I’ve met many lovely standard poodles over the years. They are incredibly friendly, smart, and lovable dogs. As for the miniature versions, I wonder if their personalities are so different? Or if they’re treated so differently by their people that makes them more high strung?[/quote]
I’m no expert, but in years of experience with small dogs in general, as well as tons of reading about breeds, I’m going to guess that the two sizes have different temperaments. Yes, toy owners tend to treat their dogs like divas, meaning that they get a nasty reputation, since dogs aren’t meant to rule the roost. But the Standard is a more laid back creature. It just is. Poodle owners? Help?
Emma asks, concerning our new gosling:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Ryan is adorable, but did you say he is Canadian?[/quote]
We think Ryan is Canadian, but are really not sure. Shoot, I’m not 100% convinced he’s a gosling. Hoping he’s a duckling. What I do know is that he’s 100% adorable.
There’s been conversation this week, popping around to blogs, about bringing one’s dogs to Blog Paws. Yes or no? There were 80 plus dogs at the event this year. The majority of the dogs were extremely well behaved, which, I assume, means the owners know their dogs well and have trained them to be public figures, in part.
I don’t know that behavior is the biggest issue – good training and relationship with one’s dog go a long way. I think the discussion centered around fairness to the dog. Three days at an event, having to be “on” at all times, not being allowed to rest in the room (agreement with the hotel, I read). There were many exhausted dogs by Saturday night. Pooped pups.
Hydration was a concern, at least for me. I drank very little water, since it just didn’t seem to be available. And I didn’t see any drinking stations for the dogs.
So I ask, would you bring your dog to a three day event in a hotel? Outside, in a park, a cabin with lots of walkies, sure. But a hotel? I don’t think my babies could handle the strain.
Or maybe it’s just me who couldn’t handle it. We’re all too laid back and introverted. Maybe that’s just us.
Anywho, y’all have a great weekend! I need to get myself out with the chickens and ducks.
Until I write again …