Thursday, May 31, 2007

No Rain..not till now

Remember doggies, when I had a tornado come through town, maybe 3 weeks ago?

Well, we have had NO rain since, which makes my river into a little stream puddle. I have tried rain dances, and mantra's but no rain...not till now, and it is only drizzling a little so far. The weather man on TV is saying thunderstorm, and though I hear them in the far distance, and have waited and waited for the thunder to come, nothing yet. ( You do rememberthat rain is one of my favorite things to run in, so I hope the weather man is right)..., frankly he doesn't look like a weather man at all to me, so cross your paws for me friends. Mama's garden that Nanook and Pooka's mama planeted for her, is in dire need of water too, and our grass is starting to look like it had a fire on it. Mamma said to our neighbor girl that 80-90-100 degrees in may in the north east in MAY..quilifies as a "fire" to the grass and flowers and trees, specially when there is no rain.

So while mamma and I sat on the porch a few minutes ago looking at the sky, and waiting we took a couple of pictures.
And here for your Awe inspiring teeth

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wait a minute...3 days went by

And I forgot to blog...did someone drug me?

Okay, so I guess we have been a little busy, with the holiday weekend here in the USA
We were suppose to celebrate and honor soldiers who has died for their country...
My mamma said that there are TOO MANY, specially now in Iraq. My mamma said to not get into a political "rant" about what we think about all that, not sure what she means...why can't we that the same as people "barking" ?
Well, I guess how people celebrate people dying for their country, is by having parades, and eating alot of barbeque, so we did that. I wonder if they are going to eat barbeques on my birthdays when I have gone to the rainbow bridge, or is this just on soldiers days?!
I hope all of you had a safe barkelicous weekend...guess what, my mamma had another dentist appointment this morning, and afterwards I got to go to the dogpark again , and swim in the river. My mamma forgot her camera this time, so instead I am going to show you how I looked as a wee puppy...are you ready....I know you'll all go...pant pant...awwww...awww, so here goes

This is me with my baby pool, it had a palm tree , and mamma hooked up a hose to a hole on the side of the pool, and water was coming out of the palm tree like a shower..I LOVED it so much that I bit a nice big hole in it....and Mamma said: "thats not how you love things Chancelot"...I guess she is right cause after that, lots of air came out of it and the water ran away. Here I am "retrieving" my first was stuffed and made duck sounds. I LOVED that too
Are you impressed? You better be~ I was only 10 weeks old when I fetched my first duck, mind you I have not caught one since..hehe...cause i shredded the duck after that.Tailwaggins and lovelick
"Sir Chance-Lot"

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Some heart~melting pics of Nanook and Pooka

Today Nanook and my aunt Vanessa, came back from Canada, and they left for New Jesey after picking Pooka up,. I am going to miss those guys till next time. Truth be told, I am the kind of Golden that prefer being the "Only Dog" So Ill be kinda okay. I will see them really sooon anyway...Tailwagginish cute they are though....

Oh and if you have not already seen My Cousins nannok and Pooka's Blog, and all the great information about us dogs, and specially about Newf's, you should just click on one of their names in this blog I made, and go visit their page. You will for sure learn things about doggies you never knew before.

As always ~Tailwaggins and lovelicks~ from Sir Chance-Lot, and I hope you have a safe Memorial day weekend.

While Pooka was napping....

Now even I am in Awe..Maybe I might have a "Chance" against Charlie, after all~Hope Amber sees these...hehe

This one even scared me a little, I had no Dog~clue that I could look this ...well...Cujo'ish

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Finally it got a little cooler so we could go play ball again, and swim in my pool
My Mamma gave both Pooka and I bubble bath too
cause Pooka smelled like a wet rag, and I smelled like another wet rag
*hey you see my beautiful ball floating peacefully in the pool?

Here it is
~Pooka the Garden Hose Master~

Ohoh..I heard mamma say "heatstroke"

Can it be....not our wonderful little, you be the judge..hehe

Or maybe it was Mamma tickeling him, she does that to me too, it makes me insane..;O)

Well I am staying out of it, I am out of here, going to my Pool. Stay tuned for those hose pictures.

'Nother Hot day

Mama took us out early to play fetch balls and other things and to water the garden
Pooka watched me do my champion tennis ball game
Me waiting for the ball

Here I am taking a break, but Pooka still is watching me, I think he is kinda in awe of my
tennis ball game abilities~who could blame him

Pooka is already wet from the hose~I think Pooka is going to be the Hose game champion
Mamma said she will get some pictures of Him later today catching the water from the hose
so come back..
Later Todays Feature friend will be Pooka's daddy

Friday, May 25, 2007

~Barkahot~ here today

Today, Pooka and I were going to play more Tug o'war, but he wont get his big furry black behind outside. Mama said that it is because he is so hot with all that fur on him...not sure what the big deal is, I got fur too, I just go jump in my pool. So we are lying around on the tile floor today breathing heavy..boring eh? Maybe when Cameron comes home, we can play in the pool atleast.
I decided to do some Doga (dogs that do Yoga), because I was so bored...please check out the doggie *Eye, Pooka gave about peer pressure

I am also trying to meditate on Mamma taking us to the dog park to the river, THAT would be a good thing for a hot day. Not sure that is going to happen because Pooka has not had all his shoots yet, and so he can't see any other doggies, which is almost a given we will at the dog park.
Maybe tomorrow....when Papa is here, he can take me or watch Pooka and then I can go alone...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Yay Pooka is here

This is Me watching Pooka in the pool with Cammy
This is Pooka sitting on Mammas couch, not sure how that happend
This is Cameron teaching Pooka to Scuba dive
This is Pooka looking like a drowned rat
And here is Pooka on the porch trying to dry off
Here he is smelling the flowers a little and respecting the Norwegian flag

And here is Pooka now...very tired

Tomorrow we are going to play tugofwar

Have y o u ever heard of formyldehyde

*A frogs take on Carcinogens*

Most of us have come to depend upon chemical formulations which help us clean, freshen the air, and otherwise assist with our household responsibilities. With the formulation of new products seemingly every day we risk exposure to new chemicals and new combinations of chemicals found in most of today's handy products. And, some of the old chemicals which have slowly poisoned us for years are still found in products on today's market.
In this article:

you can find more answers. My mamma says that "prevention goes a long way"

So we should educate ourselves on what is harmeful. Us dogs are even more at risk, because we lie on floors and sniff everything.
Okay thats all for todays Toxin alert
Sir Chance-Lot

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Today's trip to the dog park

My mamma made me wait in the car this morning for over an hour while the dentist cleaned her teeth ( I can't see them being any cleaner, and told her she should just chew on a bone to clean her teeth, but she didn't seem to like that idea). Anyway she felt so bad that I had to wait so long , and when I gave her my best golden "Look how sad you made me" look...she took me to my favorite place in the world...the dog park in Southbury, CT.

It is not like a normal dogpark, yes it has the big play area where all the doggies meet and play, but it also have miles of trails, with rushing river and lakes. Sometimes we can walk for a long time without seing any other dogs or people. This morning was one of those days, perfect weather, and no other dogs in sight. Mama said they were all at work. Not sure why I am such a lucky dog and don't have to work...:O)
I spent most of the morning in the river as you can see....
I hope all of you had a great river day too:O)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Hookay~who would have thought

Do you know what carcinogens are, and do you know where one would find them..?
Below is a list of carcinogens and their names. My Mamma sais that many times, companies do not label their "poisons" because that Guy who is a "bush" that lives in that big white house, says they dont have to, because he says that the ingridents are trade secrets, but my mama says that it is because the Bush wants all the billions of dollars that the poisons brings the economy.
( I think the economy is another Bush, I am not sure. All I know is that when I asked mamma
what the bush looks like, she said that the bushes does not have nice smelling flowers on it)
Sooo, are carcinogens bad for animals?
Yes they are , many dogs and cats gets cancer from them.
Toxins in Household Products
Cleaning and home maintenance products are a multi-billion dollar industry in USA and Canada and the huge selection of products available on the retail shelf often makes it difficult for consumers to know what is safe to buy. The good news is that most products contain generally benign ingredients, but there are definitely some to avoid.
Some ingredients may be
carcinogens or
reproductive toxins.
Some may be
endocrine-disrupting chemicals
that can affect both humans and wildlife. Other ingredients, such as bleach and
may raise environmental concerns.
In the listings on our
Toxins Table,
we've identified eight ingredients in household cleaning and home maintenance products that are of particular concern because they are carcinogens, endocrine disrupters or known or suspected reproductive toxins. They are also the most commonly found in household products.
Check the brand listings on the left hand side of the table. If a product contains one of the eight ingredients, it will be marked with a "yes" in one of the table entries opposite the product name. If all the spaces are blank, then it's considered a safer product to use. There are are also
from environmentally-conscious manufacturers that you may want to consider.
Ask us about it
Lets look at toxins


Also known as ethylene glycol butyl ether, this is one of many glycol ethers used as a solvent in carpet cleaners and specialty cleaners. It can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin and may cause blood disorders, as well as liver and kidney damage. According to the fact sheet issued by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, it may also cause reproductive damage on long term exposure.

Ethoxylated nonyl phenols (NPEs)
This is a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals still used in cleaning products, even though Environment Canada has declared them CEPA-toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Known as "gender-benders," nonyl phenols can induce female characteristics in male fish, for example. The threat posed to the environment by nonyl phenols prompted the European Union to ban them from all cleaning products manufactured or used in the EU.

2.Methylene chloride
For years, people have been using methylene chloride, or products containing methylene chloride, as a paint stripper. Methylene chloride is listed as a possible human carcinogen (Group 2B) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
In 1987, regulators in the U.S. compelled manufacturers to put warning labels on products containing methylene chloride. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that since that time, there has been a 55 per cent reduction in the number of cancers that would have been caused by these products.
There are no warning label requirements in Canada for methylene chloride, which is sold in hardware and home improvement outlets, both as a pure product and as an ingredient in a wide range of paint strippers and similar products. Avoid using those products and look for alternatives, such as 3M Safest Stripper or Removall 400 Graffiti and Overspray Remover.

Either naphthalene, or another chemical called paradichlorobenzene, is used in moth balls and moth crystals. Naphthalene is listed by California's Office of Environmental Health Hazards Assessment as a substance "know to the state to cause cancer," while paradichlorobenzene is listed by IARC as a possible human carcinogen. Avoid all moth products that contain either of these two ingredients. A garment bag or a box with a tight fitting lid is more effective against moths than the odours from mothballs.

Made from finely ground quartz, silica is carcinogenic when it occurs as fine respirable dust. It's found in that form in some abrasive cleansers, which are often used on a regular basis around the home. For virtually all applications, abrasive cleansers can easily be replaced with a cream cleanser such as Ecover or Vim, or a similar product that does not contain silica.

Toluene is a potent reproductive toxin, which is used as a solvent in numerous products, including paints. It is also sold as the pure product. Toluene is listed by California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a reproductive toxin that may cause harm to the developing fetus. Pregnant women should certainly not use products containing toluene.
Trisodium nitrilotriacetate (NTA)
Used as a builder in laundry detergents, NTA is listed as a possible human carcinogen (IARC 2B) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It also has an adverse environmental impact because it can impede the elimination of metals in wastewater treatment plants. NTA's action can cause metals that have already settled out to be re-mobilized back into the liquid waste stream.

Another extremely toxic ingredient that is often found in graffiti and scuff removers, spray paints and some adhesives, is xylene, a suspected reproductive toxin that has shown reproductive harm in laboratory experiments. It is also a neurotoxicant that can cause memory loss on repeated exposure.

7.Bleach (Sodium hypochlorite)
In June, 2002 a part-time caretaker in a Toronto school was rushed to hospital after complaining to a co-worker that she was unable to breathe. She later died in hospital. Investigators looking into the incident discovered that she had mixed a sanitizing product containing sodium hypochlorite with an acid toilet bowl cleaner. The two ingredients had reacted together to form deadly chlorine gas, which led to her death.
It's an extreme case but it's an example of the health hazards that can be associated with chlorine bleach, or sodium hypochlorite. When bleach is mixed with acids (typically found in toilet bowl cleaners), it reacts with them to form chlorine gas. When it is mixed with ammonia, it can create chloramine gas, another toxic substance.
In the environment, sodium hypochlorite is acutely toxic to fish. The chlorine in bleach can also bind with organic material in the marine environment to form organochlorines, toxic compounds that can persist in the environment. Chlorine use is a particular concern and it is discharged into the ocean.
My mamma showed me some pictures of whales and dolphins and many other kind of fish, that was "napping" on the beach because they got very sick from carcinogens in the water

There is NO circumstances where bleach use is necessary for disease control.
Tests have shown that washing counters and other surfaces with soap and water removes most bacteria and there are a number of oxygen-based alternatives for laundry uses of bleach.

Phosphates were a high-profile public issue three decades ago when streams and lakes were becoming choked with vegetation in a chemical process known as eutrophication. The process was the result of widespread use of phosphates in laundry products which produced nutrients for algae and other aquatic plants as phosphate-rich wastewater entered the environment.
Manufacturers have since reduced or even eliminated phosphates from laundry products, but no action has ever been taken on dishwasher detergents. Most of the products available from major manufacturers contain 30-40 per cent phosphates. Some also contain high levels of chlorine-based sanitizing ingredients.
Products from alternative manufacturers such as the one we use, that is affordable (Kmart prices)and very effective, is available to consumers that are interested in lowering their risk of disease and also helping our environement. My Mamma said to ask us about it
She told me that this brand has it's eye on us animals and people's health, and also
helps Earth's health.
That is important, cause thats our play ground.
Sir Chance-Lot the green Dog

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The ~Green Pet~

Yelp it is that time of the year. Last summer We tried a few new ideas instead of the traditional flea and tick stuff they sell for us dogs, that worked very well!
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What can you do to avoid fleas and ticks without the toxic fleaandtick collar...

Most chemically-based products pose a real danger to the health of your pet, your kids and yourself. After all, a pesticide flea collar is nothing but a poison necklace around your pet's head. It emits a constant toxic cloud that your pet inhales, as do you and your kids every time you hug or kiss your pet. And what about those insecticidal flea and tick shampoos and powders, sprays and dips? Labels warn you not to get them on your skin, to use rubber gloves and wash your hands. Yet the instructions also tell you to work them into your animal's coat, where they absorb into your pet's skin and are licked!

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