As winter heaves its last sighs, let’s remember true born of the snow – Balto.
In 1925 when a case of diphtheria broke out among the children of Nome, Alaska, and the roads were down due to snow, Balto led a Sled dog team on the 674 mile trip to Anchorage, to deliver the medicine.
Balto was celebrated as a hero throughout the country and a statue of him was placed in Central Park in his honor.
There’s a movie inspired by his life-or-death race.
By today, most people have already broken most of their New Year’s Resolutions. Isn’t that crazy?
Cometh the New Year, cometh the New Year resolutions and then plop they go! All those well-intentioned proclamations on self-improvement, life goals or lifestyle choices fading away like dust in the wind.
We at Dog with Blogbelieve that these promises that you make to yourself should also involve your doting dogs (OK, cats too).
11 Surprisingly easy New Year’s Resolutions dog parents can make
1. Make your home, dog-safe! As you may already know, pets get into anything and everything! Keep the potentially poisonous items in secure places, preferably out of your dog’s reach.
Does your dog have an old, beat-up toy from his puppy days?
Now is the perfect time to get over sentimentality and put the germ infested toys to trash. (Do buy him a new one though!)
2. Quit smoking! In case you have a chain smoker dog (highly unlikely) this applies to him too.
3. Watch what you are feeding your dog! Dogs have different diet requirements as per their breeds and age. Senior dogs, for instance, have low energy requirements as compared to growing dogs, but they may have issues related to joints. You can read more here.
Obesity in pets is another serious problem. You may consult a vet for the right amount of food that your dog needs. Try a measuring cup to ensure the same.
8. Teach your dog a new trick! Not only would it stimulate her brain but also make you bond better.
9. Make your dog a little more social. Dogs are pack animals and love mingling with others. See if you can help your dog find other furry friends to play with.
10. Dental care! Dogs so often fall prey to dental diseases. You can help your dog reduce the bacteria in his mouth by brushing or use of toys.
11. Volunteer for dogs! If for any reason you aren’t able to share your life with a dog presently, consider volunteering for the canine cause. It could be anything from visiting a shelter to offering to foster.