For the second year in a row, a Wire Fox Terrier won the National Dog Show Presented by Purina during the annual Kennel Club of Philadelphia cluster at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. GCH Afterall Painting the Sky, was selected by Best In Show Judge Vicki Abbott from among more than 1,500 canines. “Sky” won the Terrier Group and then bested an Affenpinscher, an American Foxhound, a Great Dane, a Tibetan Spaniel, a Bearded Collie and a Field Spaniel during Best In Show. It is the first time that the same breed has won Best In Show at a major competition since an English Springer Spaniel won Westminster in 1971 and 1972. Handler Gabriel Rangel of Rialto, Calif., has now won the National Dog Show three of the last four years with the Scottish Terrier, Sadie, in 2009, and the two Wire Fox Terriers – Eira in 2011, and now Sky. To see more pictures and videos, go to: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/49931271/ns/sports-the_national_dog_show_presented_by_purina_and_hosted_by_the_kennel_club_of_Philadelphia/
Please join us! The next seminar is on Monday night, 11/5/12 at Bernville Veterinary Clinic:
Canine & Feline Behavior, with Dr. Lee Pickett
■Normal canine & feline social development and communication
■Canine behavior problems, including aggression and separation anxiety
■Feline behavior problems, including inappropriate elimination, aggre ssion
and clawing furniture
All sessions take place Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bernville Veterinary Clinic, 7135 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506
The workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-488-0166
Power outages often happen during storms, but can happen at any time, during any season. Flashlights, batteries, food, a source of water and heat during the winter are basic necessities. Are your pets covered in your preparedness plan? Here are some power outage preparedness tips:
•Thankfully, dogs and cats do not need much electricity in their daily lives. Fresh water and food are most important, so basic emergency precautions should cover those needs. If your pet is arthritic and cold weather is a concern, have plenty of padded, thick blankets for your pet to curl up on.
•While not an emergency, often when the power is out, many appliances start beeping and flashing. This really bothers some animals so try to keep pets out of those rooms.
•Water Supply: Besides having stored drinking water, it is also important to maintain sanitation for both family members and pets. Have some baby wipes handy to keep hands clean and not waste available water.
•Food Supply: Keep readily available, easy-to-store snacks that do not require refrigeration or heating to eat.
•Light Your Way: Have matches, candles, flashlights, and batteries on hand, and know where they are. A dedicated location works well. It is a good idea to periodically check that batteries are working in stored flashlights.
•Be Candle and Fire Safe: Lit candles are useful for light, but having many lit candles can be dangerous. If pets and small children are around, there is even more danger of accidental fire or injury. Fire is also a risk with downed lines and sparking sub stations. Make sure to have plenty of fire extinguishers around the house, and know how to use them. Make sure that extinguishers are fully charged, and know where they are in the house and around your property.
It was great seeing some of you at the pool on Sunday! For those of you who missed it, this past Sunday the Bernville Pool opened up its gates to a whole breed of water lovers. As an annual fundraiser they opened the water up to our furry family members. The money raised benefited the Bernvillle Pool and the Berks Humane Society. In this picture, one of our very own, Dobbie is cooling off in the kiddie pool with his mom, Desiree. Dobbie is new to the water and this was his first swim in a pool. He and some of the smaller dogs splashed around in the small pool while leaving the large pool for the Labs,Poodles and one very large Great Dane named Killian.