March 2007 Paw Prints
Papillon 911 Rescue and Adoption Newsletter
Lyn McLaughlin, President
Colleen Busch, Vice President
Captain Doug Traversa, USAF
Papillons rescued in Feb 2007:
Rescued since April, 2004:
Placed in Forever Homes:
Currently in Foster Care:
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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY
FEEDING RAW: Some thoughts
by Lyn McLaughlin
HOW: How you go about feeding the raw or
homemade diet depends on your personality. If
you are compulsive and need to have everything
just right - read the Volhard book. If you are more
like me - sort of laid back and inquiring - choose
the Billinghurst book. But along with anything you
decide - check out K9 Kitchen by Monica Segal.
She has sort of a broad outlook that is very
WHAT: When I only had a few dogs (<6) I gave
chicken wings whole with bone. But I feel they
must be watched carefully with that, so now I feed
ground raw chicken with the bone ground right
along with it. Supper is 4 meals a week of ground
raw chicken, 2 meals of ground raw beef, and 1
meal of gizzards and livers. Sometimes they get a
meal of chicken stew when I make a big pot for the
newbies. Breakfast is 3 meals of cooked oatmeal
with tuna, 2 meals of scrambled eggs with cheese
and 2 meals cottage cheese and yogurt. We do
have some supplements like fish oil everyday. I
am going to add some bone meal and see what
happens. Anyway, right now I am contemplating
reducing the grain even more. Many prefer a grain
free diet - and there are good reasons for it.
HOW MUCH: The average Pap 6- 9 pounds gets
about 2 ounces of chicken with bones. That's one
reason the chicken wing is so handy, it is just the
right size and right proportion of meat to bone. I
would suggest about 1/4 cup of food at each meal
for an average size Pap. This works nicely as an
ice cream scoopful. But after a while you will
begin to see and feel whether you are giving too
little or too much. Almost every dog here at the
Dog House is at a really good weight. A few can
use a bit more exercise though.
WHEN: I feed twice a day, except for my sickies,
which need several meals a day.
The second annual Webmuttster 2007 Rescue Dog
Show was a great success. The judges had tough
decisions to make, but they made terrific choices.
Remember that all the rescue dogs are winners, so
it was very hard for the judges to choose. The
success of Webmuttster has a lot to do with
working with other rescues groups and
networking. Thank you to everyone who
PIPIT - BEST IN SHOW
MILLIE - BIGGEST HAM
BRUSTER BEST RESCUE ATHLETE
RACHET - MOST PHOTOGENIC
SADIE VON SPOOKY - BEST CANINE
LUCKY - BEST RESCUE SURVIVOR
PARIS – BEST DRESSED FEMALE
WEBMUTTSTER WINNERS (CONTD)
CEIVER - BEST DRESSED MALE
ST PATRICK’S DAY GARDEN FLAG (CONTD)
We have a gorgeous garden flag designed
especially for St. Patrick’s Day, featuring Pap 911’s
handsome Zoro (aka Solo).
Give your favorite Pap lover a very special St.
Patrick’s Day gift. Or, if your family, husband, or
boyfriend is always stuck for a gift idea -- tell them
you would love to have one of our St. Patrick’s Day
Flag. It is the perfect gift!
ZACHARY – HONORABLE MENTION
Hang it though out the spring season and celebrate
the Luck of the Irish. Don’t forget, you will have it
for next year too.
It is a two-sided garden sized flag, and the cost is
$17.00 which includes shipping and handling. This
flag is available on the website
www.pap911.rescuegroups.org (shop), and can
be ordered using PayPal. If you would like to
purchase using a personal check please place your
order with Ande, [email protected] and you can
send your check to Lyn McLaughlin.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY GARDEN
Please remember to support our on-going
CINDY’S TREASURE CHEST
Don’t forget to visit Cindy’s Treasure Chest and
check out the Member Mall.
ising/membermall.htm. These PAP911 members
have handcrafted products, or other items to
share. Sales from these member shops benefit the
Remember to enter Kay’s “5th of the
Month” Treasures. Tell your friends, family
and other rescue groups. Kay makes wonderful
handcrafted items for doggies each month to raise
funds for Pap 911.
FUNDRAISING NEWS (CONTD)
TRIMMING TOENAILS (CONTD)
CANDLES FOR HOPE
need your help in keeping the toe nails reasonably
short. As much as you’ll never want to, you might
as well just count on cutting a nail too short on
occasion. It just happens sometimes, even with
experienced groomers. The nail will bleed if you
cut it too short, so just be prepared for that with
Please keep in mind that these candles will make
wonderful presents throughout the year, for any
occasion, for everyone on your shopping list. Your
purchases will help our furbabies still living in the
Get a good nail trimmer. Ask your vet or the clerk
in the pet store which kind they recommend. Place
the main part of the trimmer in the palm of your
hand and the moveable part is controlled by your
fingers. You want to be able to see the small
cutting blade that slides when you squeeze the
To expedite the ordering process, email your
orders as you get them to [email protected] Mail
your checks and money orders to:
Ande Tallarida-Davis, 205 Clarence St., Watkins
Glen, NY 14891
Don't Like Trimming Your Dog's
Nails? You're Not Alone ...
Many people quail at the thought of trimming their
dog's nails. If you have areas of concrete in your
yard, or take your dog for a daily walk on the paved
sidewalk, you may not have to give much thought
to this issue, as your dog probably wears down his
own nails. But for anyone else, it's important to
keep those claws down, and it's useful to know
how to do it yourself!
Giving your dog a bath - no problem. Probably
cleaning your dog's teeth wouldn't be an issue. But
trimming doggie’s nails, no way! Ok, listen up. You
can do this. It’s not nearly as difficult or frightening
as it seems.
Nail trimming in dogs can be done very easily if
you know how. It is a good idea to watch someone
else (vet, groomer or friend) who is experienced in
nail trimming show you first. Some dogs don’t
need to have their nails trimmed. Many will
naturally wear the nails down or the dried ends of
the nails will simply flake away without you even
knowing. But some breeds, especially Basset
Hounds and Dachshunds will likely
Make sure you’re not cutting from the top
downward; but rather from underneath. Slide the
opening over the end of the nail while staying in
the whitish part of the nail. The pink area of the nail
is the live part and has blood vessels throughout.
Hopefully you’ll be able to see where the pink part
If your pooch has dark nails you won’t be able to
see any pink to know where the live part of the nail
starts. Just do a little bit at a time with the dark
nails. Check the end of the nail. The dead area
usually is whitish and as you cut deeper into the
end of the nail you will begin to see a dark area.
That dark area is where the live part starts.
When you are ready to cut, and you are sure you
aren't at the live, pink part of the nail make a
smooth, quick squeeze on the handle while holding
the trimmer steady. Don't try to "pop" the end of
the nail off; it will fall away on its own. You can file
the edges or just let the dog wear the nail smooth.
Taking your dog for a walk on the sidewalk or
street can help them file down.
You can do this. Play with your canine’s feet first
to get them used to the idea. If you do it once a
week, it won’t seem like such a tragic event. If you
can only trim one paw a day, that’s ok too. Man’s
best friend needs you to do it for him. Relax and
enjoy your dog!
INCOMING, INCOMING !!!
Thank you to all of you for your continued support
in 2007. Without it, we could not bring you
pictures of all these beautiful Pap rescues. Please
consider donating this month by visiting our
website at www.pap911.rescuegroups.org/.