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Karl & Linda Mohr – Fogelsville, PA

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Potential Danger in Your Backyard

August 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Paw Prints from Belle - Tips and Advice

There is nothing more soothing and refreshing then a dip in a cool pool during a hot summer day. But that same thing that can provide you and your family with hours of fun and refreshment can also be a death trap for your puppy or dog.

Now you may be thinking “but dogs and puppies can swim” which is true for the most part. What can happen is they may not be able to get out of the pool. Whether you have a ladder to climb out of or stairs at one end, the animal cannot climb the ladder or may not be strong enough or even know the steps are at the other end of the pool. If you are not there to see they need help, the inevitable is going to happen.

The other potential danger is a pool with a cover on it. The dog can get under the cover and not be able to get out. This tragic thing happened to one of our puppies from Lola’s litter this year. Her family did not know where she was and found her too late under the pool cover. So I ask you to share this information with your friends, family or anyone who has a dog or puppy. It does not matter if they are a Bouvier or not, take a few moments and remind people and help educate them of the danger.

You would not let a toddler out by a pool by themselves, well don’t let your dog or puppy out by themselves if you have a pool. They are curious and sometime too adventurous for their own safety.

Our animals count on us to keep them safe. It isn’t always convenient but then we made that promise to them when we brought them into our lives to take care and protect them. It’s not always easy and at times calls for sacrifice but it is a responsibility you should take seriously. They are counting on you. They are with us for such a short time, cherish every moment you have with them.


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  • 1 Nancy Koch // Aug 19, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Our hearts are hurting and we suffer the loss of this most adorable little puppy. In the realm of life, there are many dimensions that we live. There is no doubt that this adorable little girl is wearing her angle wings as she brings joy and her message of innocence in her unique loving way. God Bless you little girl!!! You touched my heart and I will always hold a special place for you. Please know you were always loved and cherished. If you see Mandy, please give her our love!

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