Hard Days Work

Today I went to work! Bellamy took me to her office because there were lots of kids as visitors today and they wanted to play with me all day! ACI is very pet friendly and everybody there loves to pet me and get me super excited (I love it here!). But sometimes the office can be a little crazy, so I have come up with a few tips on how to have a good Pet-Day at the office!

1. Take a morning walk–Like my favorite Dog Whisperer always says, if I have gotten exercise I am more likely to behave. Plus, it is good bonding time for you and your dog!

2. Practice safe puppying–Puppy proof your office and any office where your dog will be left to explore. Make sure you check the wires around your computer and phone and whatever else could be under the desk.  Remember, if I can chew it, I will find it.

3. Bring entertainment–If I have something to do I will be less tempted to entertain myself with your desk chair.

4. Inform co-workers–Many co-workers want to come up and play with me when they see me. This just gets me over excited and then I am not able to relax afterward. On the other hand, if people come up to me in a calm and relaxed state, then I will have an easier time settling down and remaining the perfect office pet. If you have to, send out an email or post a sign at your desk that lets people know how to greet me.

5. I need breaks too–A long days work can be just as tiring on me as it is on you, so take your breaks with me. Let’s go on short walks around the parking lot, or have an outdoor lunch together!

I love going to the office! And if you follow these tips, then I am sure you and your dog will love it too!

Holiday Treat!

The lovely Francesca

Fall is quickly becoming my favorite time of year! The weather is perfect for walking, the blowing leaves make awesome toys, and with all of the food, I am sure Thanksgiving will be my favorite holiday! Speaking of thanksgiving, my French Bulldog friend Francesca Stewart has given me wonderful ideas and tips for the holidays. Francesca and her owner are both extremely well known for their homemaking abilities and their quick tips that make the holidays easier on everybody!

Here are some of my favorites:

  • DIY your own dog toys out of the fall decorations already around the house! (Pinecones are the best!)
  • Stay in the kitchen and under the table during Thanksgiving dinner, this gives you premiere access to whatever falls on the floor.
  • The human can use the Turkey-Day leftovers for super-special dog treats (I would roll-over a few extra times for some roasted turkey treats!)
  • And lastly, if you are going out of town for the holiday, call ACI Specialty Benefits to make your trip as smooth as possible. They also have great ideas on how to keep the holiday stress from piling up!

Remember, the holidays are a time to enjoy the friends and family around you (and don’t forget the food!). So if you feel like you, your four legged friend, or anyone else in your family could use a little help just call ACI and they will surely have something to offer!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!

About Cash

Good day and welcome to my blog! My name is Cash and I am a mixed breed puppy (I think shepherd/terrier, but who can be sure?).  I was rescued by my owner Bellamy and now I have a wonderful home and a wonderful family that loves me. Because I am in this transition period of my life, it can be a little hectic…my new life is much different from the one in the shelter.  Luckily, I have the support of ACI Specialty Benefits! The wonderful staff there has helped me in everything from finding the best-place to make friends, to finding the best vet when I had a nasty case of Pancreatitis.  With all of ACI’s help, I have had many adventures and I will be sure to post the most exciting on the WellPup blog. Enjoy!

Cash and the Pancreatitis bug…

Since I have been out of the shelter, I have found that there are so many things to eat!!! There are bugs all over the sidewalk, plastic bottles in the trash, tasty shoes carelessly thrown on the floor, and there is ALWAYS something edible under the couch. Well one day after a fulfilling meal of wood and grass from the back yard, I began to feel lethargic, nauseated, and downright ill. At first, I thought I could just sleep it off, but when that didn’t work I knew I needed to go see…….the vet.  Now, if you have never been to the vet before, I advise you to stay away at all costs! Usually, it is a dreadful experience where you are poked and prodded and forced to stand on a large metal platform. But THIS time, Bellamy (the human) decided to call her EAP provider, ACI Specialty Benefits. After a quick chat with one of the dog-loving intake specialists (I also could have done it online), they referred me to 4 vets directly within my zipcode! Because this was so easy, Bellamy was able to pick the best vet for our needs and boy was it easy! And because Bellamy didn’t have to take the time out of her day to search through alllllll the vets around us, we were able to get it done quickly and WHAM! I am cured. No more Pancreatitis for me! Now I am back to being a healthy pup, and best of all I am back to rummaging for tasty treats under the cabinets.