For you stamp collectors and Bichon Firse puppy dog lovers, you are in for a real treat as we discovered this really neat website showcasing Bichon Frise stamps from around the world! Some of the stamps you will find:
Bichon Frise stamp – Adjaria, Republic within Georgia, of the former Soviet Union.
Bichon Frise stamp – Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Bichon Frise stamp- Buriatia
Bichon Frise stamp – Republic of Central Africa
Bichon Frise stamp – Chad, Africa
Bichon Frise stamp- Finland
Bichon Frise stamp – Hakasia
Bichon Frise stamp – Komi
Bichon Frise stamp – Turkmenistan
Bichon Frise Souvenir stamps – Cuba
Bichon Frise Souvenir stamps – Mozambique
Visit here for more.
You’ve picked out the perfect little white Bichon Frise puppy. You spent hours on the internet, researching the right breed for you and your family. Then you went from breeder to breeder or humane society to humane society, meeting and greeting Bichon pups until you find just the right match. Now what? He/She needs a name! Over the course of its life, you will use your Bichon Frise’s dog’s name more than 35,000 times. So be sure you’re picking a name you can live with and love. With these seven simple steps, the key to finding the perfect Bichon puppy name is at your fingertips! Continue reading here.
As we get ready to prepare the annual Thanksgiving feast, we must remember that our Bichon Frise dogs also love to participate in the celebration and especially in the eating part of the holiday but not all of Thanksgiving foods are healthy or safe for our Bichons. Here is a dog safe Thanksgiving meal all ready to be enjoyed by our Bichons “Merrick Dog Thanksgiving Day Dinner” and this Thanksgiving Day Dinner is prepared with Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Green Beans, & Granny Smith Apples. Details here. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, may you all be surrounded by your family, friends, and Bichon Frise’s!!
We were at PetSmart today picking up some dog food for our Bichon Luna and they have so many cute Gingerbread toys for dogs by Martha Stewart. They have so many Gingerbread items on sale right now and so many to choose from and you know they won’t last long-
Martha Stewart Pets™ Crinkle Gingerbread w/ Teether
Martha Stewart Pets® Tree w/ Gingerman & Present Intelligence Toy
Martha Stewart Pets™ Gingerbread Boy/Girl Squeaker Toy
Martha Stewart Pets™ Gingerbread Boy/Girl Blanket
Martha Stewart Pets™ Tennis Ball Body Gingerbread Boy/Girl
Martha Stewart Pets™ Gingerbread Teething Ring
Martha Stewart Pets™ Small Plush Gingerbread Boy/Girl
It is well into the tripple digits where we are in the Southern USA and our Bichon Luna is panting all the time even though we keep the house a cool 70 degrees. Luna sure has the begging turned up when we are eagerly in need of relief by way of snacking on ice cream and popsicles. We have been fortunate in finding some pretty good watermelon lately and keep it ice cold in the fridge and have been enjoying some wedges lately and sharing them with Luna. Although dogs are not able to eat all fruits that we humans eat they are able to consume a lot and really enjoy them especially if they are chilled during the hot summer months. Dogsuite has a good article about what fruits to give and what fruits to avoid giving our Bichon Frise dogs.
Fruits that are Healthy for Dogs to Eat
Some fruits are actually recommended as treats for dogs by vets and are even now used in high quality treats given to dogs. Below are the fruits that offer the most benefits for your dog’s health.
Apples are high in carotenes and pectin. Pectin is a gel forming fiber and can improve the intestinal muscle’s ability to push waste through. Pectin also helps find and eliminate toxins. Apples are also high in essential vitamins like beta carotene, vitamin C and B complex vitamins. Although the apples should not be peeled, they should be washed thoroughly, and it’s important to make sure all of the seeds are removed from the slices fed to dogs.
Pears are another good source of water soluble fiber for dogs. Pears help to tone the intestines and also contain potassium which has many health benefits for dogs. Pears are also high in vitamin C.
Oranges work to strengthen a dog’s immune system in the same way they help to enhance the human immune system. Oranges should only be given to dogs in small amounts, such as a couple of segments, due to their acid. Oranges also offer other basic nutrients that are very beneficial for dogs.
Fruits that are Safe for Dogs to Eat
Fruits that are Deadly for Dogs to Eat
Although most fruits are harmless to dogs, some can be toxic and even deadly. Certain fruits have toxic effects on the blood of dogs, especially the seeds of certain fruits. Below are the fruits that should always be avoided with dogs.
Grapes and raisins are known to cause kidney failure in many dogs. All dog owners should avoid grapes and raisins completely to be safe.
Cherries, apricots and similar fruits should be avoided. The seeds and pits of these fruits contain cyanide which is deadly to humans and dogs. However, dogs don’t know better than to avoid the seeds, and due to the drastic size difference for most dogs, can even be deadly.
Tomatoes have been known to cause tremors and heart arrythmias for some dogs and should be avoided.
Avocado fruit is toxic to all dogs. Avocado (not just the pit but also the fruit and plants themselves) can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen and heart.
The AKC has put out a really great list of all the poisonous and toxic items we have in our homes. The poisonous items can really make your Bichon Frise sick so we are listing out some common household items and even food items that need to be kept out of your Bichon’s reach. You can get the full lists here at the AKC site of 5 Household Hazardous Areas
Beautiful Bichon Frise ‘Honor‘ wins the Non-Sporting group in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2013.
11 GCH Vogelflight’s Honor To Pillowtalk
Breed: Bichons Frises
AKC: NP 20749501
Date of Birth: August 17, 2006
Breeder: Lori & Tracy Kornfield & Mary M Vogel & Kathie D Vogel
Sire: Ch Paray’s I Told You So
Dam: Ch Pillowtalk’s No Secrets
Owner: E M Charles & M & P Abbott & Lori Kornfeld & Mary & Kathie Vogel
Photos: Breed judging / Group judging
Soon Spring will be upon us and we can enjoy the lovely weather with our Bichon Frise dogs. Spring is also the time to start fixing the yard and getting that ‘green thumb’ going. We found this incredible Bichon Frise dog topiary!! Wouldn’t it make a statement in your yard??? You can find details here-