Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any fun or interesting animal/pet photos please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say what neighborhood you’re from or upload to the PoPville flickr pool with your pets name and neighborhood. I can’t guarantee I’ll get them all posted but I’ll do my best.

“Tonka, 3 months Columbia Heights”

“I grew some catnip this summer from seed. Easy to grow, the only trick is to keep it out of reach. Otherwise your yard becomes party central.”

“Ciera from Park View, luxuriating in her morning belly rub.”

“Apparently Keagan needs lessons on how to use his new dog bed.”

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  • Yay Ciera! She is our neighbor-dog and she is lovely! That is quite a smile…

  • Keagan is adorable.

  • awe Tonka! I want to cuddle with you!!! 🙂

  • aww catnip cat, you’re so cute when you eat that catnip!!! (didn’t want s/he feeling left out)

  • terrible me… that should be him/her, not s/he

  • Look at Tonka’s paws! He’s going to be huge!

  • Keagan!! How adorable!

  • keagan’s owner: if you don’t mind me asking, how many sq.ft. is your apartment/house? my parents got me a great dane when i was a kid and i loved that dog. they still have one back home and every time i visit i’m completely jealous. i absolutely love them and have been dying to get one! my partner, however, thinks they aren’t good city dogs and won’t do well in an apartment. i think otherwise and i’m trying to prove him wrong. any info about what it’s like having a dane in the city would be greatly appreciated!

    • I have a mastiff and her best friend is a Dane (Annie, who I think knows Keagan – she’s also harlequin). They are very good apartment dogs because they aren’t so active – you even need to curb VERY active behavior early on because of their joint health. Lucy is a GREAT apartment dog (mastiff) because she basically sleeps nonstop. She sometimes get the zoomies in the hallway, but that’s it.

      I take her out a lot, and try to get one good long walk a week in if the weather is nice and she’s a happy, healthy 98lb girl. She plays with Annie (120lbs) often but she is also a sleepy girl.

      If you are considering a Dane, please visit and consider rescuing one! Good luck – hope to have another Dane in the ‘hood!

    • I’m not sure how many square feet (maybe my landlord will respond to that question – we are both PoP fanatics). However, it’s not huge. It’s a small two-bedroom basement apartment. Great Danes are known for being excellent apartment dogs. You can actually google Great Dane and apartment dog and get some good sources to help with your argument. Obviously, not all dogs of the same breed will have the same characteristics but generally Great Danes are gentle, mellow, and quiet. They are easy to train and tend to be excellent with other dogs. I couldn’t have asked for a better apartment/city dog. Seriously!

      • thanks for the response! every dane i’ve had has been exactly as you’ve described: gentle, mellow, and quiet. i think he’s just nervous about their size and having them running around the apt. i keep telling him that as long as you get in a good walk every day, they usually just end up laying around because they’re so worn out. i’ll definitely keep you posted!

        • Good luck! I hope it works out. Danes are incredibly easy to own and their unconditional love is unimaginable. I’ve never known a more affectionate dog.

      • Yay – we love us some Keagan!
        Kip’s dads

      • The apartment is about 1000 square feet.

    • And in general, we need to put an end to the myth that certain dogs don’t do well in small apartments because the apartment doesn’t provide enough space for adequate exercise. No dog, even sleepy dogs, can meet their exercise needs indoors, even if you live in a McMansion. Whether the dog is big or small, active or not, its exercise needs will have to be met outside the home, on walks, dog parks, etc.

  • LOL at Keagan!

  • Ha! I’ve always wanted to grow catnip (because it’s so easy to grow that even I can’t kill it, and because I need a regular supply for my two drug-fiend kitties), but I always figured it would just cause chaos among the neighborhood cats! 😛

    • It’s a mint so it’s really easy once it gets started. But, seriously, you have to keep it in a hanging basket or somewhere that ninja cats can’t get to. I had it on the ground for the first few weeks and the pot would be knocked over every other night, the stems all bent and chewed on.

  • these are the funniest pictures ever! the last three: getting high, riding the wave, not sure how i made it to bed last night.

  • what is Tonka? St Bernard?

  • I love Tonka!!! So cute.

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