Thanksgiving Turkeys

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Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. It’s Thanksgiving day here in Canada. It’s a celebration of the end of harvest time when families come together & feast on all the fresh food.

Today is a day to be thankful & focus on gratitude.  It’s also a time of year we here at Knotty Toys For Good Dogs like to celebrate the ancient beauty of turkeys. I think that turkeys are the one bird you can tell just by looking at them that they are descendants of dinosaurs.

Male turkeys are called “toms” or “gobblers”, female turkeys are called “hens.” On a quiet day, a gobble made by a male turkey can be heard up to a mile away.  The piece of flesh on the males face is called a waddle & it changes color depending on their mood.

Did you know that turkeys fly? They are very good at it too because they fly inside forests & have to dodge branches. They sleep up in trees at night as well.  HuMom has seen it.

Turkeys have up to 6,000 feathers in beautiful, iridescent shades of varying colors such as red, bronze, gold, & green.

I have had a good sniff analysis of turkey tracks. Where I live we see wild turkey families out foraging almost every day. They are beautiful, shy birds, I bark out a hello often.  They are too shy to respond. 😉

CEO Olivia

This Good Dog Is Making Plans

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Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. If you don’t already know, November is Canine Epilepsy Awareness Month. Yes, I know it’s early October, so you must be wondering why I’m barking about it so soon. I have a good reason.

This year I’m asking all my fellow Epilepsy Warriors & wagnificent supporters to help me raise Canine Epilepsy awareness globally. Here’s what I want you to do. Get your human to take your picture with a sign showing your “Bark Out” or motto against this horrible disease. Then send it to me by messaging my Facebook page, “Oh, the Life of Olivia“.

Once November arrives I will begin posting the pictures I’ve received. Let’s show the world how strong The Canine Epilepsy Community is.

I will also be holding another auction to raise money for the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. They are our charity of choice because they help families who live with canine epilepsy.

My huMom & I are already getting a prize line up prepared. Of course it will include some of our wooftastic Knotty Toys for Good Dogs & Cool Cats. If you would like to donate an item for the Auction, please contact my huMom through my Facebook Page before October 27th. We already have a pawsome donation from Shop Zoo Crew & Beast Bag Boutique. I’m keeping it a secret for now.

CEO Olivia

Helping the Good Dogs and Cats of the Bahamas

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Hello there, CEO Olivia here. As you know, the Bahamas were all but destroyed by Hurricane Dorian. The news cycle has pretty much moved on but the country is still in desperate need. That includes the Bahamian animal shelters & rescues. There is an urgent need for crates, carriers, leashes, collars, bowls, dog/cat food, poop bags, first-aid kits, any type of pet medications, pee pads, cat litter, beds, blankets, towels & sheets.

 

There is also a need for fosters & adoptions. Some dogs & cats survived the storm but their humans didn’t & they are now orphans.

I’ve sniffed out a few Bahamian Animal Rescues that you can reach out to. Even if all you can do is donate a few dollars, it will help. This is a terrible situation that is ongoing & will be for the foreseeable future. Please, if you can help in any way, do so.

BAARK is a non-profit organization with no paid staff and no government funding. ALL of your money donated goes directly towards helping the animals.

Bahamas Humane Society – US taxpayers who would like to make a donation to The Bahamas Humane Society & to be eligible for a tax rebate in respect of all or part of their donation, should make the donation to ‘Friends of the Bahamas Humane Society’. This company is a registered not-for-profit entity in the state of Florida.

Briland Animal Rescue – They have an Amazon wish list for items that will go directly to people & animals affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Humane Society of Grand Bahama – They are also in need of donations. If you live in Florida, they have flown in many dogs & cats in need of fosters. Please check out their website for application forms.

Meet Those Kind Souls That Are Rescuing Animals From Hurricane Dorian

CEO Olivia