Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit.


“Pippa, our new 10 week old Airedale Terror (not terrier!) puppy finally passed out! H Street NE”

Bart Colonial Beach

“Bart enjoying the island life, Colonial Beach, VA”


“This is Ginger, from Mount Pleasant, honoring Lincoln.”

8 Comment

  • Why the spikey prong collar on Ginger? I understand some theories of their usefulness for training, but for walking around?

    • +1,000. I had the exact same initial reaction. (And usually Animal Fix is one of the more light-hearted spots in my day!)

    • houseintherear

      Those collars are great and not painful. I use one with my small terrier… when he was young, it was because he pulled when we walked, and now that he’s older it’s because he stops to smell the roses (and pee on them) every 2 seconds and it’s a quick way to remind him to keep walking. Choke collars are dangerous and painful, but prong collars are a great tool!

      • It does take a little time without a prong collar to train a dog not to pull. It also takes a little time to let a dog behave normally – which is sniffing everything along the walk – instead of dragging them along. And it is quite possible to communicate with a short whistle, click or simple saying “come on” instead of a yank on a prong collar.

        • houseintherear

          My dog is a licensed therapy dog, K9 good citizen, and has gone through extensive obedience training with me. And we use a prong collar, on which I never “yank” by the way. But thanks for your expert opinion.

  • Ohhhhh, yes please to Pippa. I grew up with Airedales and love them to bits. Let me know if you need a puppysitter!!

  • Ooh, Bart. You are handsome!

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