Tags Up To Date?

dog tag

Have you looked at your dog tag lately? Your dog’s, actually. Having had hundreds of guests visit Little Pup Lodge over the years, I’ve noticed the following fails with identification info:

  • Engraved name tags with name and phone number worn off.  It happens over time and not the kind of thing a guardian would notice, so take a look-see.
  • Out-of-date contact information.
  • Rabies, chip, and license tags but no i.d.
  • Identification tags on harnesses, though the dog sometimes (or often) isn’t wearing it.

For the safety of your fur baby, always assume that a disaster looms just over the horizon.  Could be another Katrina, earthquake, twister, or a recently elected lunatic with access to the nuclear codes.  Be safe.

Metaphors That Have Gone to the Dogs

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Welcome to the first Little Pup Lodge blog entry. I wanted to name this the Odd Thought Dog Blog, but it was too long to fit on the menu. Here’s something I’ve been pondering: how many metaphors, analogies, idioms, etc. refer to man’s best friend? Here’s a few. Man’s best friend. Dog-tired. My dogs are barking (Translation: my feet are sore). Dog-day afternoon. Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. Bone of contention. Barking up the wrong tree. Lie like a dog. Crooked as a dog’s hind leg. Dog-eat-dog world. Dog in a manger. Let sleeping dogs lie. I’m sure there’s many more; add yours. No fair googling!