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Good Dog Jack Presents

My Yellow Duckie
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My yellow duckie is my best friend!

An original oil painting.
Canvas measures 8" x 10"
~ Westie of the Month ~
Livi
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Hello everybody!  My name is Olivia Squibnocket, but my friends call me Livi.  I turned 16 years young on March 8, 2020.

My mom loves to put bows in my hair.  I'm not so fond of them, but I am a good girl and will tolerate them just long enough for her to take my picture.
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But, this is what happened....

Mom had socks made with that picture of me wearing the bow!
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On the other hand, I really look cool wearing my pink Doggles!
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And when I relax, you can almost always catch me sticking my tongue out at you.
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I love bike rides,
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and riding on the boat!
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And I'm the BEST babysitter!
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But my favorite pastime is getting dirty!  I am a terrier after all.
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Unfortunately, I don't love baths so much.

Mom gave me this bath right after I chased a skunk underneath the porch.  I was determined to catch him!  Sadly, the skunk left, and I got stuck underneath the porch, and needed to be dug out.  
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I'm getting older now, and my sight isn't as sharp, but I can still catch a thrown treat, and play ball by myself.

Mom says I am the happiest dog she has ever known.  She calls me "Tuffy" because I'm as tough as nails.  And I never give up!
~ Riley Speaks ~
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Yup.  That's me behind the shades, your super cool friend, Riley!  (Hanna just laughed, but what does she know?)

As the days are getting hotter and more humid, we want to remind you once again about the dangers of leaving your dog unattended inside a hot car.  Many people don't realize that even when it's only 75 degrees outside, in just 10 minutes the temperature inside your car can rise to 100 degrees!  Whew, that's HOT!    

Stay cool, (like me), and have a grrrrreat month!
Your friend,
Riley
It's TOO Hot!
The Dangers of Leaving Dogs in Hot Cars
Each year hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because they are left in parked cars.

Many people still believe it's fine to leave their dog in a car on a warm day if they leave the windows open, or if they park in the shade.  Unfortunately, cracking the windows doesn’t help stop a car from heating up, and it doesn't provide enough cooling or ventilation for your dog.  Even in the shade, the temperature in a car can be 10 to 20 degrees hotter than outdoors.

The consequences of leaving your dog in the car on a hot day, even for just a short amount of time, can be fatal.  It doesn't take long for the temperature inside the car to reach 100 degrees or more.  

If the outside temperature is 75 degrees, it only takes 10 minutes for the temperature inside the car to reach 100 degrees, and 30 minutes for it to reach 120 degrees.  On a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes!

Dogs don't have sweat glands all over their bodies as humans do.  They cool off by panting, which is inefficient.  Once a dog's body temperature reaches over 106 degrees, (normal temperature is 101-102.5 degrees), the result can be everything from nerve damage to heart problems, liver damage and systemic organ failure.  It happens fast, within a matter of minutes.

If your dog becomes over heated you need to immediately lower his body temperature.  Move him into the shade and apply cool (not cold) water over his body to gradually lower his core body temperature.  Apply cold towels or ice packs to your dog's head, neck, and chest only.  Let your dog drink small amounts of water or lick ice cubes.  Most importantly, get him to your vet immediately.

If you see a dog left alone in a hot car, take down the car’s color, model, make, and license plate number.  If there are businesses nearby, ask the managers to page the owner.  If the owner can't be found, call the police, your local animal control, or 911.  Do not leave the scene until help arrives.

There are laws in 28 states that specifically prohibit leaving dogs in hot cars.  Most states prohibit good Samaritans from taking measures to free a trapped dog.  Only 11 states have granted legal right to citizens to use any means necessary (yes, that includes smashing a window) to save a distressed dog.  Those 11 states are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin.  
~ What's Cooking? ~
with Hanna Banana
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Yippee, it's July!  Happy July everybody!

Riley and I just LOVE the summer!  One of our favorite pastimes is lying outside in the sun on our deck.  (Riley has more fun barking at the cars that drive by, but that's another story.)  Sometimes, if we're good, Mom even gives us a piece of cheese for an afternoon snack.  (Which isn't often enough, thanks to Riley's barking.)

This month's recipe is delicious!  And it even has cheese in it.  Yum.

Bone appetit!
xoxoxoxo
Chef Hanna Banana
YUMMY CHEESY CHICKEN COOKIES

Ingredients:

    1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    1/4 cup finely grated cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1/3 cup finely chopped/shredded cooked chicken
    2 tbsp chicken broth
    1 tbsp ground flax seed

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  

1.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2.  Mix together the flour, flax seed, shredded cheddar cheese and chicken.  
3.  Add applesauce and chicken broth, and knead until mixed.
4.  Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to approximately 1/4" and cut into shapes with cookie cutters
4.  Place the cutouts on a cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
5.  Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool completely before handling.

Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Photos of the Month
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Pepsi Rex
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Nugget
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And Cody,
who just turned 25!
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Riley's (incredibly funny)
Joke of the Month
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I'm back!  
I convinced Mom that we all could use a little humor in our lives.  She agreed.  Hanna did too.  So, here it is, July's joke of the month!
Your cheese loving, incredibly funny friend,
Riley
PS.  The judges gave it three paws up.  They have such a keen sense of humor.  Like me.  
What could be more amazing than a talking dog?

A spelling bee!
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The Judges
Duffy, Gryphon and Seamus
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* Good Dog Jack *
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A Westie who will remain in our hearts forever.