Willkommen / Welcome

Willkommen / Welcome
Um Gedichte zu lesen, wähle eine Kategorie (Sidebar rechts). / Select a category to read poems (sidebare right).

Wichtige Informationen / Important information:

Dieser Blog soll nicht nur eine Sammlung sein für alle, die wie ich Gedichte, Texte und einfach alles zum Thema Hund mögen, sondern auch eine Anerkennung für alle Autoren und Künstler, die uns mit ihren Werken große Freude bereiten, manchmal Trost spenden oder uns die Augen öffnen möchten für Missstände.

This blog is not only a collection for all of you who, like me, love poems, texts and simply everything about dogs, it is also intended to give recognition to all authors and artists who with their work give us great pleasure, sometimes solace and who also want to open our eyes to the abuse and neglect of animals.


Ausgenommen meine eigenen Arbeiten, unterliegen alle in dieser Sammlung veröffentlichten Gedichte, Zitate, Geschichten etc. dem Urheberrecht des jeweiligen Verfassers. Leider ist mir dieser in den wenigsten Fällen bekannt. Ich möchte mich bei allen Autoren entschuldigen, die ich nicht namentlich erwähnt habe. Ich arbeite daran, die Autoren zu finden. Wer hier einen eigenen Text findet, dem wäre ich für eine Nachricht dankbar. Ich werde dann einen entsprechenden Hinweis (und/oder Link) ergänzen oder den Text umgehend entfernen.
Das Urheberrecht für meine eigenen Texte, Fotos und selbst erstellten Grafiken liegt allein bei mir. Kopieren oder jegliche Art von Weitergabe oder Veröffentlichung ist untersagt.

Copyright for all published poems, stories, quotes belongs to the respective author. Usually I don’t know the authors of the material and I would like to apologize to any authors who I don’t mention. I’m working to find the writers. If you do find your own work here, I would be grateful for an appropriate message. Then I’ll add a note (and/or a link) or will remove the text immediately. I look forward to hearing from you.
Copyright for my own writings, photos and graphics: Isa of Mayflower. Copying, spreading or any type of publication is prohibited.


Today is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Der Europäische Gerichtshof (EuGH) hat 2014 entschieden, dass im Regelfall keine Urheberrechte verletzt werden, wenn Website-Betreiber sogenannte framende Links setzen. Dies geschieht zum Beispiel, wenn YouTube-Videos auf einer Internetseite eingebunden werden. 
In 2014 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that normally no copyrights are violated if website operators use so-called framed links. This happens for example when YouTube videos on a website are included.


Heute ist Weltkastrationstag

Der Weltkastrationstag (World Spay Day) ist eine jährliche Kampagne, die jedes Jahr am letzten Dienstag im Februar gefeiert wird, mit dem Ziel, auf das Problem von streunenden Straßenkatzen und -hunden aufmerksam zu machen und darauf hinzuweisen, wie wichtig es ist, diese zu kastrieren.
Es bietet den Tierschutzorganisationen die Möglichkeit, ihre Kastrationsprogramme hervorzuheben und mehr Unterstützung in Form von Spendern, Freiwilligen und Kunden zu gewinnen. Der Weltkastrationstag wurde 1995 von der Doris Day Animal League als Spay Day USA ins Leben gerufen und beleuchtet die Möglichkeit erschwinglicher, zugänglicher Kastrationsangebote, um das Leben von Katzen (wilde und streunende) und Straßenhunden zu retten, die sonst in Tierheimen (in vielen Ländern mit zeitnaher Euthanasie) landen oder auf der Straße leiden oder getötet werden könnten.

Ich persönlich befürworte Kastrationen ausdrücklich, denn alle Katzen und Hunde, die erst gar nicht in Not geboren werden, sind gerettete Tiere.

Heute jährt sich der Weltkastrationstag zum 26. Mal.

© Isa of Mayflower

Weltkastrationstag: Warum Kastrieren so wichtig ist

Today is World Spay Day

World Spay Day is an annual campaign which is celebrated on the last Tuesday of the February every year, with the aim to aware about sterilize the stray animals including street cats and dogs.
It provides an opportunity for shelter and rescue organizations to highlight their spay/neuter programs and win more community support in the form of donors, volunteers and clients. Created by the Doris Day Animal League in 1995 as Spay Day USA, World Spay Day has been recognized by nearly 70 countries, shining a spotlight on the power of affordable, accessible spay/neuter to save the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in shelters or killed on the street.

Today marks the 26th annual World Spay Day.

World Spay Day: Did you know?

World Spay Day: Spaying or neutering your dog

World Spay Day: Why your dog should be spayed ord neutered


Dogs are great in many ways (15)

Vet has a ‘Comfort Dog’ who assists anxious, sick pets

Every pet owner or animal lover would agree that animals are one of the greatest sources of comfort. But as they bring joy into our lives when we are down, they provide comfort to other animals too.

While some dogs spend their days lying on the couch, others hang out at the vet’s clinic, and some even live there to do something outstanding. Their job is comforting animal patients that are worried, sick, distressed, or anxious.

When a comfort dog assistant was captured comforting a sad patient, the photo was posted online and went quickly viral for all the right reasons.  


Allowing dogs to sniff helps them think positively

New research shows that allowing dogs to exercise their noses is good for them.

A dog's nose is a work of art and they need to use it.

Most dogs like to sniff when they're on the go. It's been estimated that they sniff around 33% of the time when they're moving here and there and this is how they pick up all sorts of information about who's been there, whether a female is reproductively active (we don't know about males), how big they are, and perhaps what they're feeling.

Allowing dogs to take their time getting to know each other’s marks (prior to face-to-face interactions) might therefore help dogs have smoother introductions, giving them more social cues to guide their behaviors. (For more details, see "When Small Dogs Pee, Are They Saying It's Really Not Me?")

The bottom line is simple: Let a dog's walk be for them, and if they're pulling you here and there with their nose pinned to the ground and occasionally snorting, let them do it. I've often thought that not allowing dogs to sniff and to exercise their nostrils and other senses could be a form of sensory deprivation.


7 habits of wonderful pet parents

I admit it. I’m “one of those dog moms”. You know, the ones that are crazy about their dogs and love to talk about dogs, and schedule their lives around their dogs? That’s me. My dogs are my life- they’re my fur-kids and my source of joy and comfort.

After I lost my Great Dane and best friend Truman to doggie cancer, I was devastated. I never thought I’d recover and surely never believed I could love another dog. Time passed, and I fell in love again and found there really was room in my heart for a new dog. I wanted to be the very best pet parent possible, for Truman’s memory and for the sake of all the dogs I’ll love for the rest of my life. I wanted to do it better. So I set out to learn what the best pet parents do. Here’s what I found.

1. They know their dogs.

And I’m not talking about knowing what time they eat or how many times they pooped that day, these pet parents really know their dogs. If the dog is anxious, cranky, overly tired, scared, or lonely these parents pick up on it instantly. It’s almost like they have ESP and can read the dog’s mind!I later learned they were just really, really good at reading doggie body language and had observed their dogs’ normal behavior very closely in the past. When anything unusual occurred, it was a red flag for them because they were always tuned in to what their dogs were doing, even when they were busy other things.


My name is Chester

Hello, my name is Chester,
My family calls me Chet,
I am about to tell you,
The most amazing story yet,
Let me tell you about
My wonderful family
It consists of my mom and dad,
And a precious girl named Emily,
Some people call Emily special,
Others use a really bad name,
I just do what comes natural to a dog,
We love everyone the same
Emily is five years old now,
Her life started out a bit rough,
The family she was born into
Were going through times that were tough,
They said they didn't have what it takes,
To raise such a special girl,
So they put her up for something called adoption,
Thats when mom and dad entered her world,
My parents are really caring people,