dogs doing their thing

It’s so cute to me how dogs have their favorite tricks.

Kenobi HATES rollover. Nor myself or my trainers have managed to train it of him. He just hates being on his back. But anything with paws is a breeze to teach this dog because he just loves doing things with his paws 😂

And Reklys is the exact opposite. She is being quite difficult for learning shake but is already a pro at roll over 😂😂😂



Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary’s url, as linked from their facebook page, is


The dot com site is a CLONE of (and a bad one at that)



I’ve found the post referenced above on the OFSDS official facebook (facebook’s timeline shuffling is the devil) and it does reference the .com

That’s the only reference I can find on their facebook page however. I’ve reached out to OFSDS on facebook directly but given their popularity I’m not really expecting a quick reply.

For now, is still the official url listed in their facebook sidebar:

Be safe kids.

UPDATE UPDATE - have heard back from ofsds themselves


so the comic

Marijuana Toxicity in Pets.

This shouldn’t be a contentious issue, but in my newbie days blogging as a vet student, I once plainly stated that marijuana is considered toxic to dogs, and you shouldn’t give it to your pets. 

Surprisingly, I was promptly inundated with comments and messages from various cannabis enthusiasts calling me all sorts of things along a conservative right wing agenda (ha!) for daring to say that nobody should be deliberately trying to get their dog or cat stoned. These people also accused me of having a bias against cannabis for calling it ‘toxic’. Though it is the dose that makes the poison, marijuana is considered toxic to dogs and cats. So is chocolate, and panadol (acetaminophen) is highly toxic to cats, but nobody accused me of being politically opposed to those substances. 

Marijuana is toxic to dogs and cats. The veterinarian treating your pet, however, doesn’t give a damn how the animal became exposed to it, and only wants to treat your pet. That includes inducing vomiting if the drug was eaten. Yes, despite marijuana’s touted anti-nausea effects we can still make intoxicated pets vomit, it only renders apomorphine less effective. We have other ways. 

We’re also very interested in whether the pet ingested any chocolate to go along with that mull. As a profession with have no interest in your personal liberties, only the welfare and treatment of that pet. It may be that whatever your pet has eaten alongside or subsequent to the marijuana toxicity could be a bigger problem than the marijuana itself, because frankly they will eat lots of stupid things. Don’t lie to your vets. 

Animals progressing to tremors and seizures from marijuana will require hospitalization and sedation. This is potentially as serious as chocolate toxicity. 

“But wait!” you may cry. “Isn’t cannabis good for seizures?”

Well, that’s complicated. Marijuana is what pharmacologists may refer to as a ‘dirty drug’. That means it contains lots of different compounds which all do different things. Cannabidiol compounds appear to be responsible for the anti-seizure effect, and there are more than a hundred variants of those. The combination of cannabidiols and THC in the particular strain that the pet accidentally got into will vary, because there’s no labeling or really any quality control. It varies from plant to plant, from strain to strain, and even the conditions the plant was grown in. This makes marijuana plants currently useless in veterinary medicine, as we can’t prescribe accurate doses, and it’s still firmly on the toxic list, next to chocolate. 

Affected animals, in addition to tremors, seizures, urinary incontinence and vomiting, often display behavior changes which could be attributed to paranoia, anxiety or possibly even hallucination. 

Herein we find my primary problem with people that deliberately try to get their pets stoned. Some do it because it’s funny. Some do it because they think the pet ‘likes it’ when really the pet probably just likes being near people. Animals do not have a concept of ‘future’ like we do, and they attribute consequences to only very recent actions. It takes a fair amount of thinking to realize that what you’ve just eaten, or inhaled, it causing all these strange sensations in your brain. Pets don’t understand this, and become distressed. They also can’t consent to this. 

Think of dogs and cats as having approximately the same mental capacity as a 2 year old child. You wouldn’t deliberately attempt to get the child stoned, nor should you inflict it upon a pet. If for no other reason, you simply cannot explain to the pet what’s going on, or why you’ve done it to them. 

There is no good reason to give your pets marijuana. Whether you think it’s funny, whether you think the pet wants it, or whether you read on some forum that it’s good for treating ‘X’, the effects are to unpredictable. The side effects are too risky, and the distress you can cause your pet who doesn’t understand what’s going on is simply going to be cruel. 

There are a whole bunch of things in this world that are fine for humans, but not our pets: alcohol, chocolate, coffee, onions and certain medications. Add marijuana to that list. 



…Aaaand he is also in for a bit of a shock once he actually gets filled in on what’s gone down!

Next part will be along soonlike!

–Dogs of Future Past–


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Masterpost and FAQ

Witchy things to do for your pet
  • Enchant their blankets/pillows/beds with extra love and comfort. For kittens, puppies and other baby animals, enchant it so they will never be cold.
  • Draw protective sigils on their collars, tags, cages/tanks, etc for protection and health.
  • When you comb your dog/cat/pony/hairy animal, imagine brushing the negativity away when you comb through their fur. (you can use their fur that is left behind in the comb for witchy purposes).
  • Enchant their toys or draw a sigil on it for happy playing.
  • A little chant when you prepare their food.
  • Charge their water under the full moon.
  • Does your animal need medication? Enchant it for a little boost and a fast recovery. Liquid medication could be charged under the full moon.
  • Instead of using a regular tag, you can use a crystal.
    For example: Rose quartz for animals who are shy, have trouble with trusting people and for the abused animals. Amethyst can ease separation anxiety and soothes stress and fear. (you can also place it around their sleeping spots. Make sure it’s in a pouch or big enough so your pet can’t swallow it).
  • If you add something liquid to your pet’s food (supplements like fish oil, salmon oil or medicine that’s liquid). You can use that to make sigils on their food. (Thank you justyour-averagewitch)
  • You can also use crystals that align with the element of the animal. For example: For birds and air/travel, stones like citrine and aquamarine. Chinchillas and rabbits with earth stones like moss agate and marble. And for water animals iolite, aquamirine or lapiz lazuli NEAR the fish tank. (NEAR the tank NOT in it).(thank you @rwt-mystic-corner)

Note: Witchcraft isn’t a substitute for veterinarian help. Witchcraft doesn’t equal vet help.
Another note: Don’t force your animal into magic. Listen, ask, observe, be aware.

TIP - pet-safe collar with crytals (thank you @rwt-mystic-corner)
Oddball Cat Toys is a cute little etsy shop who sells per-safe collars with crystals. Just be careful with the collar dangles if your pet has long fur on their chest.

More ideas and tips? I’ll gladly add them to the list!

Inspired by shipping-the-gods post about witchy things to do for a child.

Remember us // art+ words: r.i.d

Trying on our outfits for the barkbox puppy prom tomorrow. Mom thinks we need baths but we disagree lol

Are you in NYC? check out for more info and tickets. Puppy prom is tomorrow 6.11.15, and proceeds go to Animal Haven rescue <3 we heard that Snoopy from The Peanuts Movie will be there too!


it looks like they’re trying to confuse their hose.

If You See A Service Dog...

while it’s working:

  • talk to the person and not the dog. the dog could be trained for any variety of jobs, most of which that it needs to be paying attention constantly for. if it becomes distracted during a crucial time, it could quickly become unsafe for the person it is aiding.
  • don’t pet the dog. you probably shouldn’t even ask to pet the dog in the first place because it is working. if the person tells you you can, then it’s okay.
  • don’t make kissy noises or snap your fingers at the dog. dogs with less experience, and even ones with years of training, can still be easily distracted.
  • don’t offer treats or food to the dog. the dog is likely trained to ignore food or treats unless given to them by their person. this could break their training and teach them habits they have already unlearned.
  • if you have a dog, even if yours is really friendly, don’t let them approach the service dog.
  • don’t ask the person why they have the dog. people’s disabilities and other conditions are personal, none of your business, and you have no right to know. you also shouldn’t ask them to prove their dog is a service dog by having it do some task. every dog is trained differently, and for different tasks and you still have no right to know.
  • don’t interact with the dog or person, even if you think you’re helping. ask first. don’t pick up the leash or move their other items without permission.
  • don’t draw attention to the dog by shouting ‘look a dog!’ or pointing. the dogs are essentially medical equipment, like a wheelchair or oxygen tank, and aren’t a spectacle. 
  • don’t take pictures of the dog, especially without permission. its rude to take pictures of anyone without asking, and service dogs are medical equipment that you shouldn’t be photographing in the first place. it’s awkward for everyone

i personally don’t use a service dog, but my best friend cj does (he asked me to write this post for him), and we encounter all sorts of things every day. doing the above makes it easier for the dog to do its job.