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Thursday, August 19, 2010
        Next week is National Dog Day and so today I am wondering how I can show my dog Rocket how much I appreciate him?   Rocket loves chasing tennis balls so next week I will take him to his favorite dog park and throw some balls.  There are so many different options available to launch a tennis ball.  I usually use the traditional ball launcher that is the stick with the ball scoop on the end.  Another option is that you can use a Hyperdog doggie driver which looks like a golf club with a ball scoop.  You swing the doggie driver like a golf club and it launches the ball.  One of the reasons we named our dog Rocket is because he runs like a greyhound.  I throw the ball and he runs so fast that he is back with the ball in his mouth for another throw in a blink of an eye.  Many times when someone is throwing a ball for their dog he out runs their dog and takes the other dog’s ball.  Rocket especially loves to chase a ball or toy that we throw in the water.  He could spend an hour just chasing toys in the water.
     After we have our play time, I will pamper Rocket by giving him one of his favorite treats, dried sweet potato and a good brushing.  He loves to be brushed because to him it is like getting a really great back rub.  First, I will get him to lie down on the floor and then I will start brushing against the direction of the growth of his fur.  I usually do small sections at a time and brush from head to tail and then next I will brush from tail to head in the direction of hair growth. 
     Rocket has food allergies so his skin gets itchy when he eats the wrong foods.  He scavenges loquats and apples during his morning walk which makes his skin very itchy and the brushing relieves it.  Whenever I give him a brushing, he loves his brushing so much he turns over on his back so I can also give him a tummy rub.  I plan to give Rocket a tummy rub until he is so comfortable that he falls into a light sleep. 
     Rocket will love what I have planned for National Dog Day. What are you doing for your dog this week and what does your dog love?

by Joy Randel

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