Thursday
April
24
2014
3:17 pm
Weather
  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

Pet tips
June 24, 2013, 05:00 AM By Scott Delucchi

Unfortunately, our family’s travel plans this week don’t include Murray, our four-legged companion. Sea World and Legoland aren’t dog-friendly. And, the eight-hour car ride wouldn’t be much fun either, though I imagine Murray would be the best-behaved, least needy of our three little passengers. I can’t complain about our other two; we’re all going to have a blast. A big part of relaxing and having fun includes knowing Murray’s in good hands while we’re away. And, we’re totally set there. My brother and sister-in-law have watched Murray before and are looking forward to it. Anyone in my situation can do a few things to make life easy for the pet sitter. First, we had Murray bathed and groomed yesterday. Next, I prepared his “Care Sheet” for my relatives. This includes his feeding schedule and amount per meal, acceptable snacks (since he has food allergies), a line about his evening walk routine, a phone number and address for the pet emergency clinic closest to them and some other helpful pieces of information, like “If you want to get Murray really tired, try this…” and “If you encounter another dog while you are out walking, expect this behavior…”. And, in big, bold letters, I include this: “Never allow Murray off-leash except when you are in your home or a secure yard.” I would feel terrible if they ever got separated from Murray and know they would too. His weekend bag includes his food/food and water bowls, treats, bedding, leash and favorite toys. When I go to drop Murray off, I’ll take a quick walk around their house and yard, looking for potential hazards — things that non dog-owners might not consider. Gum or candy left in a dish on a low coffee table, for example, could be a real problem. I don’t think Murray would explore, but don’t want to take that chance. 

 

Scott oversees PHS/SPCA’s Customer Service, Behavior and Training, Education, Outreach, Field Services, Cruelty Investigation, Volunteer and Media/PR program areas and staff. His companion, Murray, oversees him.

 

 

Tags: murray, would, includes,


Other stories from today:

A special teacher
This Day in History
TheatreWorks gala
 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Do you support a land swap between the city of San Carlos and the elementary school district so the Charter Learning Center could be built on North Crestview?

Yes
No
Not sure

 

 
Tabbed Structure - Regular
 
 
 
 
 
Light showers, possible hail arriving tonight
Bay Area residents should expect rainy weather to arrive tonight and continue through the weekend, b..
Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians
JERUSALEM — Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brin..
Paul McCartney to close Candlestick Park with farewell concert in August
Music legend Paul McCartney will perform the final concert at San Francisco's soon-to-be-demolished ..
FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and requ..
Man, 84, arrested for shooting at Daly City medical facility
Police in Daly City have arrested an 84-year-old man in connection with a shooting at a medical cent..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County probate notices