Rocky’s Viewpoint

Rockys Viewpoint

A blog for people who treat their dogs better than family

I have never been a cat person, probably because I’m highly allergic to them and can’t have them in my home. If I touch one I have to wash my hands immediately. If I’m in a room with one, in no time at all, I can’t breathe. I’ve always thought they were cute, but I don’t know a lot about them.

Are you starting to think of a summer vacation and want to include your dog in your plans?Yes I am co-owner of a wonderful boarding facility and love taking care of people’s dogs when they travel, but sometimes you just want to take your dog with you.I know I do.If you’re thinking of a road…

Category: Fun, Relationships

With another Valentine’s Day is approaching, the special someone I want to spend the day with is my dog! After my husband passed away in 2013, Yankee has been there to love and support me in a way that no one else could. From curling up next to me on the couch in the evening to egging me on to go play ball with him, he has been by my side and helped me overcome the most difficult time in my life. There is no one more special to me.

Category: Fun, Relationships

The holiday season is in full swing and if you’re like many people, you may be looking for a special gift for the dog or dog lover in your life. We’ve written about gift giving ideas before, but we’ve updated this list for 2015. Instead of a new squeaky toy or a dog bone, here are some cool ideas that will appeal to a variety of different dogs and people!

Category: Fun, Relationships

Now that summer is here, you may be thinking of fun things to do in the greater Central Florida area with the whole family, including your dog. Without doing a lot of research, what are some activities you can do that involve your dog? Here are a few ideas for active day trips you may…

Category: Fun, Relationships

What do you think is the best gift you can give your pet? Could it be your love? Or your time? Those are definitely important, but I think the best gift we can give our beloved pet companions is the gift of health.

Dogs are part of our family – many people consider them as their children. I know I do. Cats are also family members but they are so independent that the same nurturing we offer our dogs usually is not necessary.

Category: Relationships

Oh just to have someone rub my ears, he thinks – the pleasured look on your dog’s face tells you how wonderful it feels. Why is this so enjoyable? It’s because there’s an entire network of nerves that extend to the internal organs sending impulses throughout the body. Acupuncture and acupressure practitioners have been targeting the ears for years for this reason.

Category: Massage, Relationships

One of the most common mistakes that we humans make is misreading what our dogs are saying. Our dog’s body language may say one thing but we interpret it as something else. Take for example a hug. We do it all the time. Because I cherish my dog and want to share my love and affection with him, I hug him. But does he know why I’m hugging him? Actually, he doesn’t read it as affection at all. To him, it symbolizes dominance and an invasion of his space.

Category: Relationships

What is it about the belly rub? Whenever I try to pet my dog Yankee, he immediately rolls over and wants a belly rub. Why is that? Do all dogs want belly rubs? Why does it feel so good? When I scratch his belly in just the right way, Yankee will fall asleep. If I don’t do it just right, it sends his back leg into motion, trying to scratch away at what seems to be tickling him.

Category: Relationships