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liked to curl up inside Miller’s paws and knead, which Hazen pointed out, the cat liked more than the dog. They got the picture, overlaid everything, and that’s how the label originated. “We didn’t make a big deal out of Miller’s name because we didn’t want to get sued,” he joked. How did Hazen get into brewing? “I think it was a midlife crisis,” he said, “I loved beer and wanted to
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named “Miller.” Andy Hazen, owner and brewer at Andrew’s in Lincolnville, stepped out of his waders recently to talk about all of his brewery dogs, all Goldens. “When I opened the brewery in 1992, I needed a label for the bottle. I couldn’t find anyone to design a proper label, something that suggested a quintessential feeling of “Maine, so I told my daughter, ‘Go get a picture of the dog.’” Their cat
Andrew's Dogs L to R Kirby, Grady, Daisy, Hooper In the beginning, there was Magee, a purebred Golden Retriever. And boy, was he prolific! Bred with Goldie of Highfield, the duo produced a litter of twelve. The pup who became the logo for Andrew’s Brewing Company was ironically
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ROCKLAND—Thank you to all who came out to walk for and support the homeless animals at the Humane Society of Knox County’s Whisker Walk and Family Day. We had an incredible turnout with dogs of all breeds, sizes, and colors from tea cup Chihuahuas to Great Danes, from Shih Tzus to St. Bernards. Our new venue, at Harbor Park in Rockland, was universally enjoyed with a stroll on the boardwalk and down Main Street with the idyllic harbor as a backdrop to the day's events. We'd like to thank all the walkers, our sponsors, the vendors, crafters, Rescue groups, Just Jump'n Bouncy House, and guests who made the day a huge success. A special thank-you to Steven Seekins and Naomi Howe for an awesome agility demonstration and parade of breeds and to Trooper Smith for his Police K-9 Unit demonstration. Thank you also to the Rusty Hinges who provided their musical talents to the festivities.
Thank you to all the Rockland Main Street businesses who joined the festivities and showed their support by dressing up their windows for our big event. Missy Parkerton of North Haven took top honors for the third year in a row raising an outstanding $1623. The Fox Island Friends of Missy Parkerton, Joette Adams, and Jenni Goodell was the leading pack, collecting a combined $3266. All had a great time.
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Bangor—Mutt Nose Best, a local Dog Shampoo company that utilizes Maine ingredients like Wild Maine Blueberries and Organic Maine Oats, continued their “Paw It Forward” Campaign by teaming up with Bangor Blue Seal to benefit the Bangor Humane Society on Saturday. A “Dog Wash 4 Donations” powered by Mutt Nose Best’s Natural Dog Shampoos was held at Bangor Blue Seal, and more than 100 DIRTY DOGS showed up to clean up their act and show their support! Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause kicked off the event with ice cream for donations in their new retro Ice Cream Truck! While the dogs got suds up by the many volunteers for the event, the humans enjoyed a BBQ generously donated by WA Bean and Coke! Many local business’ participated by donating raffle items including, Anthony John’s Day Spa, Qualey Granite, Mainely Scoops, Uncommon Paws, Maine Dock Designs,
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Happy Fall! I love this time of yearcrisp air, beautiful colors, and a great time for hiking! Please remember to dress your pooch with blaze orange. Hunting season is upon us. Please go to (www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting_ trapping/hunting/index.htm) to learn more. Last month Rex requested recipes in the Pooch Pantry column. He received a few recipes. It has inspired me to change the name of the column to Rexy’s Recipes. I had promised Rex that if he got some recipes I’d make one for him, so I made one for him. He loved it and I found out what the benefits for brewer yeast were for dogs. Hence that prompted the theme for this month’s issue, “Breweries and Dogs”. In this issue, you will find great information on the benefits of brewer’s yeast for your dog, read about beer and dogs, and even learn about breweries on pages 8 & 9.
Rex & I Upta Camp This past month I got to go to two exciting dog events. The first one was Woofstock at the Damariscotta River Association. What a great time and beautiful site! I was so impressed by how many vendors, visitors, and dogs were there. The dogs were all so well behaved. I want to thank all the people who stopped by the Downeast Dog News’s booth to tell me how much they enjoy reading the paper every month. It was so encouraging to
Letter to the Publisher We would like to thank everyone for coming out to support the thirteen shelters and rescues at Woofstock again this year. We were thrilled with the turnout, especially on a windy day and at a new location—the Damariscotta River Association on Belvedere Road. There were hundreds of dogs of all shapes and sizes which I think is always the highlight of the event. The enthusiasm from the attendees was palpable; the weather was beautiful, as was the location. I would also like to thank our Woofstock team: Hope Cruser, Stephani Morancie, Wendy Eaton, and Sara Boston, along with our gate and parking volunteers, and the staff from The Animal House for another very successful day. It takes many hands to pull this off, and without their help, we would not have been able to do it this year. All the money raised is donated to the shelters and rescues in attendance, who all expressed their gratitude for the generosity shown to them that day. In addition, there were several adoptions that have been confirmed, plus potential foster families, and volunteers were identified.
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know that this publication is so well received. It was also nice to meet some of the people who contribute to the paper and some businesses who advertise. I mostly communicate with these people via e-mail and phone, so it was nice to put a face with a name. I saw Rebeccah Aube, of Flyball Maineiacs. She had a Flyball demonstration. What a fun event it is! The dogs love it, and it seems to me that the audience and pet owners love it as much as they do. It is a fast flying agility event not to miss. See page 7 for more info. The next day I went to Belfast where Weinerfest was being held. WOW! What a fun site to see so many dachshunds and their proud humans! They had a costume contest and a race and other dachshund demonstrations. I was amazed at how much enthusiasm there is for this breed. Please see page 11. Enjoy the Fall Season! Noreen
Basic Training Tips: by Diana Logan
Is Trouble Brewing in Your House?
Tips to Peaceful Living in a Multi-Dog Household 78.2 million dogs live in the US. 40% of dog owners own more than one dog.* That's a lot of dog energy! Having several dogs offers numerous benefits: camaraderie, play, learning from each other, social support, etc. Each is an individual with his own special personality, abilities, and interests; a mix of characters under one roof creates an active, dynamic household. On the other hand, owning multiple dogs poses challenges, too. It can be difficult to provide what each dog needs in terms of exercise, training, and quality of life. They easily learn bad stuff from each other, can bond to each other more than to their humans (particularly when siblings are adopted - don't do it!), and one dog often manages to demand/require more attention. Safety – ours and theirs! Obviously, our pets need to feel physically
safe, but just as important is emotional safety. Nobody likes to be bullied, feel like there's no way out of a situation, feel like he has no control over his safety. When one dog is "Type A" and the other a couch potato, Mr. Potato risks getting harassed by the Energizer Bunny, and trouble can erupt. We need to keep them safe from each other… and themselves! This means diligent supervision, recognizing potential problems before they happen and separating on occasion (crating, penning, gating, tethering). And training!
Training It is very difficult to train two dogs at once. Our observation and timing of rewards needs to be precise so our dogs will know what they got rewarded (or punished) for. In general, it's best to work each dog individually until they each have some proficiency. Interrupt a LOT Training an interrupter cue can save the day, bring action to a happy halt, and give you a chance to refocus your dog(s) on something else. Practice interrupting your dog(s) at various times throughout the day when they aren’t distracted by anything. The sequence will be: interrupter
then COOKIES! (You can try this with multiple dogs – this exercise benefits from competition!) Example: Say "puppies!!" in a very happy, excited way and run a short distance away from your dog(s). When they come to you to find out what the excitement is about, give them each multiple treats and praise, then go back to doing nothing. Repeat. As they get good at this, try interrupting them when they are more engaged with something. If, at any time, any dog is not responding, work that dog separately. Safe Zone It’s essential that each dog has a place to go where he will be undisturbed. When we got a new puppy, the couch became one of the safe zones because it was off-limits to the puppy. Other options are listed above. Believe me; your dogs will thank you for providing them with safe zones! Playing… is it really “play”? How can you tell if an interaction should be interrupted? How do you know for sure if play is mutual? What are the red flags to look out for? Visit the blog for more information! Do you have any questions? Contact me – I’d love to hear from you!
Diana Logan, CPDT-KA Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge-Assessed Pet Connection Dog Training, North Yarmouth, Maine http://www.petconnectionmaine.com 207-252-9352
A Special Friendship by Carol Jones
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forgotten. I have been doing pet therapy for fourteen years and Maya, a greyhound, is my third therapy dog. Maya knows when her visit to a facility is done and usually heads for the door without wanting to make any stops along the way. During one such exit, a young man was working with a physical therapist in the hall. It was obviously an extreme effort for him to walk, each step seeming to use all his strength. After we passed him, Maya immediately turned around and began walking very slowly beside him. Thus began a very special friendship. We visited Jeremy almost every week for about two years with Maya pulling to go to his room as soon as we arrived at the facility. He taught Maya to “shake” which she still does automatically when sitting for a treat… not an easy task for greyhounds. I looked forward to our visits almost as much as Jeremy did. At one point, Jeremy was in the
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Pooch Pantry Flea Terminator Dog Treats 3 cubes beef bouillon 2/3 cup brewers' yeast 1 1/2 cups boiling water 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 egg yolks 1 cup cornmeal Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Dissolve beef bouillon cubes in boiling water, and set aside. Grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, corn meal, brewers yeast, and garlic powder. Add the yolks, then gradually pour in the bouillon water while stirring. Mix thoroughly to form a firm dough. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies one inch apart onto cookie sheets. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, then turn the oven off, and leave the cookies inside for at least 3 hours or overnight to harden. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Original Recipe Yield 2 pounds
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Hi Everyone, I'm excited to say that I got a few recipes this past month. Yum! Please continue to send them in, I'll continue to get paid in treats! I did get to try the treats above and I Rufem! Maybe you can send in some Thanksgiving treats? Thanks for helping, Rex Send them to Noreen@DowneastDogNews.com
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Motivating Humans Humans do not pay enough attention to us. They sit staring at a box filled with pictures or they bury their faces in large pieces of paper. They busy themselves chattering to one another – all this while we are trying to get their attention for our basic needs: food and exercise. We know exactly when it is time for our dinner. You would think our humans would have learned that by now – but every day we have to remind them. And what do we do after we eat? We have to go out – and yep, very day we have to remind them. So what’s a dog to do? First get their attention. If they are watching their beloved flashing picture box, get between them and the box. ‘Hello, I’m your dog. It’s dinnertime!’ Once you have their attention, context becomes important: go immediately to your food dish – or if it’s a trip outside you need, stand by the door. Bark if you need to. Humans are not the sharpest creatures roaming the earth (no matter what they might think) and they need to be reminded. When they finally get it right, reinforce their behavior by a nudge or a wagging tail. ‘Oh thank you, thank you, thank you for finally waking up and figuring out what I need!’ They appreciate that, though there is no guarantee they will remember the next time. Mornings are especially difficult. A good blast of dog breath followed by a well-placed cold nose works wonders. Once one is up you have to become a service dog and calmly guide this stumbling, half-awake creature to your food without letting him fall asleep again. It’s a tough job and you have to repeat almost every morning – but well worth it. Chow, Baxter
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Pet store boutiques across the country are teaming up to raise funds for various pit bill rescue organizations. Nicole Poch, owner of 3 Dogs and a Chick from Fort Walton Beach, FL started the idea with a simple Facebook post stating they would make a donation to pit rescue for each sack against Michael Vick this season. Heidi Vanorse Neal, owner of Loyal Biscuit Co., in Rockland, ME saw the post and suggested getting as many pet stores on board to help raise funds for pit rescues nationwide. Within 12 hours, Furry Fanatics of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Parker’s, A Natural Dog and Cat Market from Chicago, Doggy Style Pet Shop of Chicago, and Lizzie & Rocco’s of Columbus, MO have all jumped on board.
Nicole and Heidi are hoping that stores throughout the country will participate. There is a Facebook page dedicated to this effort (www.facebook.com/ SackMichaelVickSupportAPitBull) and posters will be sent to every participating business so they can let their customers know how they are supporting pit rescues this NFL season. In April of 2007, 51 dogs were rescued from Michael Vick’s property in Virginia. In August of 2007 Vick pleaded guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges. After fines and a prison term, Vick is now the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. If you would like to join in this initiative, please contact Heidi at 6911340 or email@example.com.
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My friends say I should be giving my dog brewer’s yeast. I don’t know what it is and what it does. Can you fill me in? Brewer’s Yeast is a one-celled fungus called Saccharomyces cerevisiae that is used to make beer. It has also been used for years as a nutritional supplement and an aid in treating some chronic diseases. In general, Brewer’s yeast is a good source of Vitamin B-complex, chromium, and selenium. The B-complex vitamins in this yeast are thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid pyridoxine, folic acid, and biotin. It does not have Vitamin B12 that is found in meat and dairy products. B-complex is used by the body to breakdown carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which provide the body with energy. They also support the nervous system, digestive muscles, and keep skin, hair, mouth, eyes, and liver healthy. Chromium is a mineral that has been shown to lower blood sugar levels. It may be useful in lowering the amount of insulin. More research is needed, but some studies suggest chromium supplementation may help in diabetes to control blood sugar levels. Selenium and vitamin E are used to support and build muscles. This is true in people and dogs. Other studies suggest brewer’s yeast may help lower “bad” cholesterol and raise “good” cholesterol in people but not in dogs. It has been suggested to be useful in weight loss by helping reduce body fat, though exercise and calorie restriction has better results. Brewer’s yeast is a good source of protein and is an energy boost. There are other studies that show brewer’s yeast is successful in treating acne, reduce the risk of skin cancer, and helpful in preventing flu and colds. Some authors have recommended brewer’s yeast for “traveler’s diarrhea”. This would be good for dogs who have diarrhea when traveling or at dog events. From all the studies in humans, it has been found that brewer’s yeast is a great antioxidant and that applies
to dogs as well. This is beneficial in several ways. By supplementing your dog’s diet with brewer’s yeast, his coat will be healthier and shed less. It will help boost his immune system which will aid in reduction of parasites, inside and out. When a dog is stressed or extremely hyper, brewer’s yeast may calm down Fido. The reason is the good source of vitamin B-complex. B vitamins are depleted rapidly when the dog is stressed. By adding a good source of vitamin B-complex, like brewer’s yeast, to the diet, your pooch may suffer less from separation anxiety, and other stress induced anxieties. Brewer’s yeast is very palatable to dogs. If your dog is a finicky eater or getting over an illness, add brewer’s yeast to the food. Some folks are concerned with giving any yeast to a dog with yeast infections. The yeast you are feeding your dog is not the same as the yeast infection in the ears or skin. That said, if your dog has a sensitivity or allergy, to yeast then adding any yeast to the diet may make the infections worse. Some dogs are allergic to yeast, and the symptoms seen can be itchy skin and upset, bloated, gaseous stomachs. Overall, for most dogs, brewer’s yeast is safe and beneficial. Don’t get it confused with other dietetic yeast out there. These are baker’s yeast, which will make him sick, nutritional and torula yeasts, these are low in some nutrients such as chromium. Dosing the brewer’s yeast is variable. If using a commercially prepared brewer’s yeast for dogs, then follow the directions. Some sources say not to exceed 1 teaspoon a day, others say 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds. Either way, start slowly. Overall brewer’s yeast is a relatively safe and beneficial supplement. It isn’t pricey either. A lot of garlic and brewer’s yeast supplements are out there as a parasite repellent. Some of the literature says it makes the skin smell and/ or taste bad to the parasite. The jury is out on this. Some people say it reduces the number of fleas their pets have in a year; some studies say it doesn’t. What we do know is the stronger our dog’s immune system is, the fewer parasites and illnesses they get. Brewer’s yeast has been shown to boost the immune system. So add it to your food and your friend’s food. Be healthier and reap the benefits. Judith K. Herman DVM, CVH Animal Wellness Center, Augusta, ME firstname.lastname@example.org
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Being told the theme of this edition was dogs and beer was a bit of a stumper until I went into the mental vault that locks up all the super interesting readings I’ve done. I’m going to share two with you that seem to be the most relevant. They also made me pretty uncomfortable, which is probably why they’ve stuck with me for so long! The first time I did long distance animal readings was at a psychic fair at Purity Springs Resort. They asked if I could do the readings from a picture since only service dogs were allowed in the building and I said sure. In fact, I had absolutely no idea because I’d been working directly with the animals up until then but I really didn’t want to miss an opportunity. The day of the event came, and I was praying for it to work the same as when I was sitting with the animal in front of me. The first animal was a cat using a blurry picture on a cell phone. My hands felt so heavy my arms instantly dropped to my side. I asked the woman why I couldn’t lift my hands and why did they feel so cumbersome? She laughed and said the cat was doubled pawed. Phew. I COULD do this! The next woman showed me a close up picture of a dog’s head. The first thing I saw was a huge Budweiser can in my mind. I tried to ignore it, but it wouldn’t go away. When I do that, the dog won’t shift or give me more information until I relay what they want me to say. I asked the woman if she drank. She said no. Then I saw a ridiculously silly image of this dog, sitting on a couch, leaning back, legs dangling like a person’s would, and an enormous Budweiser can next to him. This wasn’t looking good for me, and I had to keep asking the woman questions to try to figure out where this pooch was leading me. Does your husband drink? My ex did, but not my current boyfriend, no. Did he drink a lot? Not too much, no. And you don’t crave Budweiser? She laughed and said no. Well, I was at a loss. So I asked what the dog’s name was. She said Guinness. I hope you’re enjoying this story because by this point I had asked the woman if she
was an alcoholic, if her husband had a drinking problem, and if her dog sat on the couch like a human. The only thing she had said yes to was the last one, so I was feeling slightly insecure with this interaction until realizing the dog was trying to tell me his name. Jeesh. I know what Guinness is, but he picked “beer” and used the most generic one to me as the way to explain it. The dog thought it was hysterical and then we were able to move on. The second story I want to share with you is about my first visit at Planet Dog in Portland as a special guest at one of the Yappy Hour events. I did a quick presentation about what I do and then offered readings to raise money for their foundation. The first dog that came up was a petite dog accompanied by a young skeptical looking couple. Everyone in attendance had stopped to watch, which I love because it’s like a try it before you buy it situation for me. Well, the first thing the dog said was “Stop carrying me like a six pack. I hate it.” With everyone’s eyes on me, I said it out loud before I could think about what I was saying. My eyes were closed but when I heard everyone laugh I opened them up and saw a look of total shock on the couple’s faces. I apologized thinking I had offended them, and they sheepishly admitted that they had a lifejacket for the dog, and they would pick it up by the handle along the spine to lift her into the boat. As they would do that, they’d say “I have the six pack!” It validated that I was actually communicating with the dogs, and the spectators scrambled to reserve a spot. The information I receive is always clearly handed to me, but often my job is the decoding what they want you to know. I have to pass on the visions or words that I have dancing in my head, and then they can tell me what it means. If I took the time to really filter what seems completely irrational or bizarre, I wouldn’t say much! I haven’t heard from Guinness or The Six Pack in awhile and hope that if their owners read this, they let them know they’re famous to me for making me squirm and question my sanity! Sara Moore is a Reiki Master, Hypnotist, Psychic and Animal Communicator. She is available for long distance readings, parties and fundraising. More information and a full calendar of events can be found at www.enlightenedhorizons.com
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The Fast and FURious hit the lanes! by Rebeccah Aube & Julie Harris The big dogs are barking, the little dogs are squealing, and the handlers are smiling. The air is electric with the energy from excited dogs and the anticipation of a few competitive seconds. Over the din of noise, the whistle blows. It’s time to race! Flyball is a canine relay race in which dogs sprint over four hurdles, trigger a spring-loaded box that releases a tennis ball, catch the ball and dash back over the hurdles so the next dog can go. The course is 51 feet long and the jump height can range from 7” to 14”. Each team consists of four dog and handler pairs. The hurdle height is determined by the shortest dog running on the team. Most teams have three “big” dogs and one “small” dog to set the height. A shorter jump height means a better chance for a faster race time. At its simplest, the team that finishes the relay race first with all four dogs completing their runs without errors wins the race. The rules of flyball are enforced by a judge who stands between the two competition lanes and uses a whistle to signal to the competitors when to prepare to race or to stop racing because of a major infraction. Dogs and people who like to play Flyball don’t just like it; they love it! It’s one of the only dog sports that is truly team-oriented in that all of the people and dogs on the team have to work together in order for the team to be successful. But success is measured in different ways. The sport of Flyball allows each dog the chance to earn titles even if the team isn’t winning the relay race against its opponent. Points are earned when the race time for the team is faster than 32 seconds. If the team can complete its race in less than 24 seconds, it can earn a lot of points! The more points the team accumulates, the more titles each dog can earn. Sometimes the team celebrates success when an individual dog masters a skill that has been out of the dog’s grasp, such
as when a dog consistently drops a ball before reaching the finish line and finally successfully brings the ball all the way back to the handler. There are also many teams that simply run to see how fast they can go. In September Rockey Relay, a team from Ontario, Canada, set a new world record of 14.931! Flyball is a fantastic
outlet for the high-drive, ballcrazed dogs, but even those not all that into retrieving can find a love for the game. The idea is that the dog will happily retrieve the ball to get the reward you are offering. Many Flyball dogs love to tug and run simply for the joy of the tug game after the dog has returned with the ball. There are plenty of dogs that run for a yummy food reward too. Any dog can play flyball. There are no breed restrictions. Rescue dogs, dogs of all breeds and mixes play in this sport. The sport is governed by the North American Flyball Association (NAFA). Each tournament offers different classes and time division to give all dogs a chance to play. It typically takes about a year to train a dog from start to racing ready. Flyball seems straightforward: the dog runs down the course, gets the ball and runs back. In actuality, Flyball is a series of several different behaviors put together. For a dog to run the course accurately, each of the elements is taught separately to build
a strong foundation first. The dogs are taught a “swimmer's turn” on the Flyball box both for speed and safety. They also need to learn the jump sequence, how to pass another dog, and how to race. Laying a solid foundation for each skill is very important before putting them all together and asking the dog to use those skills in a team situation. Flyball MAINEiacs, one of two flyball clubs in Maine, was established in 2004 by Monica Roberts. The club currently is led by team captain Rebeccah Aube of Buxton, and has 17 members and a total of 30 dogs! Our members span from Dover, N.H., to Bar Harbor, ME. We travel to tournaments in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Atlantic Canada and try to attend at least one tournament a month. If several members are able to attend, the club will have multiple teams to compete in the tournament. Flyball MAINEiacs teams sport names such
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continued from Pg.1 make it commercially. I talked to Tod and Susie Foster up at Bar Harbor Brewing; they encouraged me, and that’s how I started.” The beers Andy makes and sells now are English Pale Ale, Northern Brown Ale, and two brews named for other Goldens he owned. One is Andrews Summer Ale, formerly called Ruby’s Summer Ale. Ruby was a pup who sadly died at age two of a brain aneurism. People were confused by the name, thinking it should have a ruby color, so he changed the name to reﬂect the light hue of a summer ale. And there is St. Nick Porter, after Nick, yet another Hazen pet. “We have ten graves in the backyard,” Hazen says, with a sad yet wise tone. “They don’t live forever, you know.” Who are the stars at Andrews now? “Hooper is seven and came from a breeder in Hope, Maine. Daisy Bumstead is also seven, and my wife and I got her at PAWS as a rescue.” Andy Hazen says unequivocally, “We have never been dogless.” It looks like those charming Goldens will continue to keep Hazen’s company in the brewhouse for a good, long while. While Andy Hazen states what we all know: “They don’t last forever,” when the inevitable happens, you hold onto the memories, and even breathe new life into them. That’s
what happened at Seadog Brewing Company, now operating brewpubs in Bangor, Topsham, and South Portland. When Seadog opened its ﬁrst location in Camden in 1993, owner Pete Camplin brought his big, shaggy dog with him to work. Barney was a Great Pyrenees, regal and beautiful. Because Barney took to the water, making his ﬁrst sailing foray when three months old, he was nicknamed a “seadog,” hence the name of the business. Bill Grilley was an assistant manager at “the Seadog” in Camden when Barney was a ﬁxture there. “He’d walk through the brewery,” Grilley said of Barney, but mostly stayed in the ofﬁce. I brought his food and water there. By the time we opened the Bangor location, he was old and a bit territorial. He was quite a ladies’ dog, loving female attention, but he was wary of men.” According to the American Kennel Club, Barney was acting on par for the breed: “While affectionate with his family and quite tolerant in general, if there is something to guard or protect, the Great Pyrenees can become quite territorial.” With all that
great beer being made, Barney wasn’t fooling around letting just anyone in. When Barney passed, the owners made a new “Barney,” a costume worn by various employees for special events. Bill Grilley recalls being Barney one year at the National Folk Festival in ninety-eight degree heat. “It was so hot, I wore a hunting vest ﬁlled with ice under the costume,” Grilley laughed. “CNN came by every thirty minutes to video me, and I had to pretend I was having fun.” “Barney” can be
booked to walk in parades or appear at fundraisers, so his good work lives on. Seadog is now owned by Shipyard Brewing Company and produces eleven beers available at their pubs or in stores. They describe their beers as, “…brewed in a traditional English style using only the highest
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go Hand -n- Paw quality ingredients like English two-row malted barley and British t o p -f e r m e n t i n g R i ng wood y e a s t … resulting in beers with a distinctive,
refreshing taste and crisp ﬁnish.” Can’t decide which to try? They offer a “sampler,” of either ﬁve or ten beers in small glasses. It’s a fun way to enter the world of the microbrew. Their pub menu features dishes made with some of their brews, and just in time for Oktoberfest, you can try Jaeger Schnitzel Pork, a pan-fried pork cutlet served over mashed potatoes with a brown Jaeger onion and mushroom sauce. I’m sure Barney is nodding h i s a p p r ov a l and hoping for a bite of leftovers f r o m wherever it is good dogs go, eventually. The new dogs on the block are presiding at Oxbow Brewing Company in Newcastle, opened in August, 2011. Harlow, 4 and Charlotte, 9 are purebred Yellow Labs from Wassokeag Breeders in Dixmont, Maine. Co-owner Geoff Masland and wife Dash had adopted a mixed lab rescue, Bodi, in Brunswick from Coastal Humane Society, but he had health issues and aged quickly. Geoff told the story like this: “We settled down with Bodi, who was dear to our
outside and they hang out in the ofﬁce with Dash the rest of the time. Geoff walks with them each morning before he heads to work. “That’s how I spotted the owl that inspired our logo,” he said, “I was hell-bent on designing our logo, and it was late fall and I was frustrated, and on our walk I saw ﬂying through the trees a beautiful Barred owl. I designed the owl, and my business partner Tim had the idea to put the barrel in his talons; then an artist friend ﬁlled out the design.” OPB Mus sels Steam Geoff recommends a ed in Okto 1 2 lb. ba berfest g mussels simple recipe for enjoying 2 tbsp bu tter 1 clove ga Oxbow’s beers with food. rlic, minc ed 1 stalk ce lery, min “Put a Damariscotta River ced 2 carrots , minced oyster into a shot glass 1 onion, m inc ½ cup Okto ed with dark ale and have an berfest ( drink the 1 bay leaf rest!) oyster shooter.” He also 1 sprig pa rsley squeezes a little lemon juice Pinch thy me Clean mu on an oyster, swallows it, ssels and remove b eards. and washes it down with a Saute gar lic, celery lighter ale. You can’t get more , butter till carrots, a soft. nd onion in simple, or delicious than that. Add beer and spice What does the future hold for s; bring to a boil. Add muss Geoff and his wife? “We have e Remove m ls, cover and cook until open ussels to eighteen acres, so there’s lots warm. Dis serving d . is card bay leaf and p h and keep of room for more dogs.” There’s arsley. Boil liquid until redu always room for one more it ced by 1/3 . Mix 1 tbs seems. p and boil u ﬂour with 1 tsp bu ntil thick tter. Add Although none of the brewers ened. to pot Pour over knew of a tradition for brewery mussels a nd enjoy! dogs, it’s clear that Barney, Miller, Harlow, and Charlotte have proven to be loving, entertaining and endlessly fun to be with, not wife’s. She’s trained to retrieve ducks.” While Harlow is just for their owners, but for all the cunning, Charlotte is obedient. Geoff visitors and customers who have said the older dog wows visitors with crossed their paths. Kate Cone is a freelance writer her ten-foot leaps into the pond behind and the author of What’s Brewing in the brewery. As for coming to work, Geoff said New England: A Guide to Brewpubs Harlow and Charlotte have a fenced- and Microbreweries, Downeast in three acre area with a pond behind Publications, 1997. You can reach the brewery when they want to be her at email@example.com. hearts, my wife’s companion while I was at work. We had to put him down in 2008. We loved the breed; they are lighter in color so you can spot ticks on them. When we were ready for another lab, we chose Harlow as a puppy, just fell in love with him. We have eighteen acres, so we had lots of room and wanted a companion for Harlow. Charlotte was one of their breeding females who had met her quota. She was their favorite, the hunting dog of the
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BELFAST—The threat of rain hardly dampened the spirits at Maine Wienerfest 2012 on September 9. More than 800 people from all over Maine and beyond and between 250 and 300 dachshunds found their way to Steamboat Landing in Belfast for the ninth annual celebration of everything wonderful about these amazing little dogs. The Grand Parade of Dachshunds that officially opened the event once again very nearly encircled the entire seaside park. Later, almost 40 fully costumed wieners competed in the annual costume contest—to the delight of a large audience—and the grand prize went to Henry, an 11-yearold doxie from Lincoln, who was outfitted as a box of tissues labeled “Weenex.” Other finalists were Lily and Chloe, of Lamoine, who came dressed as Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox; Mardi, a rescue doxie from Waterville, who appeared as a horse with a cowboy astride; Raine and Lexie, from Bangor, who portrayed Snoopy’s Dream, “piloting” a wagon rigged out as an airplane; and Tubby, from Hermon, who entered as a
wooly bear caterpillar. Grand prize winners of the Doxie Derby were Lily, of Mount Vernon, in the 15-pound or less division, and Guinness, of Boston, in the over 15-pound division. A total of 51 dachshunds competed in the races. Among the new features of Wienerfest this year were Earthdog demonstrations throughout the day. Organized and explained by Donna Carlton of Damariscotta, the Earthdog course is a short tunnel system that allows doxies to show off what they were bred for: chasing prey right into their “burrows.” For demonstration purposes, the tunnels were built of wood, but many of the dachshunds seemed to catch on quickly and have a merry time running through them. Maine Wienerfest is put together by Friends of Belfast Parks as a fundraiser for the Belfast Dog Park.
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Rockland—Pet Product News International has named Loyal Biscuit Co. one of only 12 honorable mentions awarded during their 20122013 Retailer of the Year awards. According to PPNI, an outstanding retailer has “an unswerving dedication to companion animal welfare and health, which goes hand-in-hand with fulfilling owners’ and their pets’ needs.” In addition, “A retailer also needs to demonstrate a commitment to the community, both in terms of interacting with its denizens – twoand four-legged – and in promoting the human-animal bond. “Additional criteria include involvement with charities, animal adoption and rescue work; creative and innovative marketing and promotional strategies; benchmark-setting customer service; and exemplary training and management practicing. Rounding out all of the above is recognition by those within a retailers community, as well as the industry at large.” PPNI received so many applications for Retailer of the Year, they, for the first time ever, created the top 12 Honorable Mentions. “We are excited and extremely
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honored to have been selected as one of the top 12 pet retail stores in the country!” stated Heidi Vanorse Neal, co-owner of Loyal Biscuit Co. “We love what we do, we have fun doing it, and it is an amazing feeling to be recognized nationally for all that we do.” Loyal Biscuit Co., co-owned by Heidi and her husband, Joel Neal of Rockland, has locations in Rockland, Camden, and Belfast. These three locations make Loyal Biscuit Co. the premier destination in the Midcoast for healthy food and treats and more for dogs and cats. Loyal Biscuit Co. has also been named Best Maine Pet Store by the readers of Downeast Dog News for the last three years. In addition to healthy pet food and treats, and safe, smart, and fun products, each location of Loyal Biscuit Co. offers a self-service dog wash. This includes elevated tubs, choice of shampoos, fluffy towels, pet-safe blow dryers, brushes and more. The best part is Loyal Biscuit
Co. cleans up the mess! Loyal Biscuit Co. is an enormous supporter of local rescue organizations and non-profits that better the lives of pets. Their popular “Pints for Paws” event has raised over $6,500 that has been donated to the Humane Society of Knox County and P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in just the last 12 months. Their last Pints for Paws event was September 19 at Smokestack Grill in Camden. Heidi also serves on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Knox County. The Rockland and Belfast locations serve as satellite locations for the local shelters to aid in the adoption of cats. Since starting this program on January 24, 2012, more than 40 cats and kittens have found homes through this program. Learn more about the Best Maine Pet Store at www.loyalbiscuit.com and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/loyalbiscuit or send them a congratulatory Tweet @ loyalbiscuit.
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BOOTHBAY—The Boothbay Region Humane Society will be holding a Walk for the Animals on Sunday, October 14, at 9:00 a.m. at the Meadow Mall, Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor across from Hannaford's. The route is an easy 2 mile course. Proceeds will benefit the spay and neuter program of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Participants may obtain pledge forms from the following locations: Creature Comforts Thrift Store, First Federal Savings, Boothbay Animal Hospital, Dan's Auto, Aura, Two Salty Dogs, The First, and J.E. Knight in Boothbay/Boothbay Harbor; Coastal Veterinary Care and Ames Supply in Wiscasset; and Star's Jewelry and Animal House in Damariscotta; and LCAS in Edgecomb. Animals walking must have adequate collar and leash and be up-to-date on all vaccinations. For additional information please contact the Lincoln County Animal Shelter @ 882-9677 or email: lcas77@gmail. com.
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The Animal Welfare Society exists to provide humane shelter and care to animals temporarily in need of housing, and to further the cause of responsible animal adoption and ownership through education and public awareness. The society actively promotes kindness, the elimination of cruelty and neglect to all animals, and the lifelong commitment of people to their pets. For more information, please visit www.animalwelfaresociety.org.
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it from the HSKC website at www. hskcme.org. 2. Take a photo of an animal you know posed with yourself or another person. 3. In 100 words or less, explain how this pet has made a difference. 4. Drop off the entry form, the photo and your story at the display location. There are mail-in instructions on the form if you prefer. The shelter wants everyone to have fun with this. Be creative, grab your camera, get your pet to smile, and tell your friends and neighbors!
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Oct. 6 & 7 Ogunquit On the beach and other locations Bring your dog to Ogunquit for a day or a weekend of fun events! Starts with a Beach Walk on Saturday If you have any suggestions and / or would like to volunteer, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. www.ogunquitdogpark.com
Tommys Feral Feline Friends Annual Yard Sale
October 5 & 6 Greene Please donate yard sale items, baked goods, or volunteer We certainly would appreciate it. Will be hosting a barbecue with delicious baked goodies. These precious babies need your help. The sale will take place next to Ferris Equipment on Route 202 in Greene on FMI: Call Norm a call @650-8374
October 5 to 7 Prospect & Searsport All breed herding clinic with Jan Wesen. Beginner to experienced dogs and handlers welcome. Sheep and ducks clinic will be held and is limited to twelve working spots. Auditing spots are unlimited. Cattle clinic will be held October 8 - 9 and is limited to six working spots. Dog and handler teams will work several times a day. Free camping available on site. Sheep/duck trial at Lone Moose Farm in Prospect, ME. Cattle clinic at Flying M Ranch in Searsport, ME.
Scarborough Sat, Oct. 6, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Join the Animal Welfare Society Mobile Adoption Team and visit with some adoptable canines at Pet Quarters, FMI: Animal Welfare Society at 985-3244 (www.animalwelfaresociety.org) or Pet Quarters at 885-5005.
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New Life Boxer Rescue
Portland , Payson Park Sun, Oct 7, 10:00 am New Life Boxer Rescue will be participating in the 2012 Paws in the Park event hosted by the Animal Refuge League. Come meet our beautiful Boxers and fall in love with the breed. To know a Boxer is to love one! Please consider adopting a rescue dog in need.
Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic
Brooks Fire Station Sat, Oct. 13, 9:00 to 11:00am Dr. Sarah Tomalty of Little River Veterinarian Hospital will be the attending veterinarian. The rabies shot is free for animals residing in Waldo County. Pets from other counties are welcome, but a small fee will be charged. Please have all animals on leashes or in portable pet carriers. FMI: 852-5033 or visitwww. waldocountyhumanesociety.org
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Canine First Aid Certification Course
York Sun, October 14, 12:00 to 3:00 pm The American Red Cross This comprehensive course includes material that every dog owner should know. This seminar will discuss topics like: administering medication and emergencies such as: heat stroke, choking, poisoning, seizures, identifying life threatening bleeding and preparing for disasters. When: Sunday, February 19, 2012 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Cost: $95.00 FMI: or to register: Email: info@ itsadogsworld.me or Call: 207.363.0099
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Kennebunkport October 26 & 27 (Fri & Sat) Friday night cocktail party with raffle for AWS. On Saturday watch the AWS Drill
AWS at Portland Children’s Museum
Thurs, October 18, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Portland Join the Animal Welfare Society of West Kennebunk Humane Educator and a shelter pet at the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine on Free Street in Portland for a hands-on program about animal care and handling. Meet some great animals and learn about Pet Care and Handling. The Children’s Museum is at 142 Free Street, Maine (207-828-1234). For more information, call Animal Welfare Society (www.animalwelfaresociety.org) at 985-3244 x 117.
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England's Cocker-Palooza
Boxborough, MA Sat, Oct. 27, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Silent and live auction, raffles, lunch, cutest pet contest, pampered pets shopping, special guest Randy Price, Boston Channel 5's Morning News Anchor all to support dog rescue organization's 25th anniversary. Have your photo taken with Randy by a professional photographer. FMI: 508-868-9887, sign up on-line at www.csrne.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Website:http://www.csrne.org
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Team Demonstration and the Mobile Adoption Team presents a Canine Fashion Show. For more information, call Animal Welfare Society (www. animalwelfaresociety.org) at 985-3244.
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