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Welcome To The NEW AND IMPROVED DogLvr Blog

The upgrade is complete now. There was an issue last night completing the little odds and ends related to the feed of the blog, because for some reason Feedburner didn’t recognize this URL! However, this morning it did and I just completed the configuration of the new Network wide template installation.

What do you think of it?

Because this was a major upgrade to the new 2.3+ version wordpress, I still consider this blog to be “in test” .. so, if you see anything kooky .. please let me know!

Thanks
HART

An Upgrade Is In Progress

I will be upgrading this wordpress version 2.2.2 blog to the latest wordpress version 2.3.3. As this is a major upgrade, with respect to tagging, etc .. this may take awhile as I prepare the database and do my backups.

Immediately upon completion, I will be upgrading this template to the new network template.

Please Stand By.
HART

UPDATE:

STILL IN PROGRESS …

9.27.2007 – Blogging For A Cause – Over on PetLvr.com Blog

I’m Looking For Amazing Stories How You Saved One Animal’s Life

Having many blogs in my network, I feel completely justified in promoting this event on every domain and blog that I have at my disposal! Please help me pass the word around the internet, and if you can contribute .. please do!

9.27.2007 Blogging For A Cause - Stop Animal Cruelty and Pet Abuse On September 27, 2007 .. a wonderful thing will happen. Bloggers from all around the world will be “Blogging For A Cause”. I will be participating with my fellow bloggers, and am asking you to help me participate in this event. I will be blogging to .. Stop Animal Cruelty and Pet Abuse – over at PetLvr.com – [The Blog]

I’ve done three posts so far for this event

1) An Introduction Post

2) A Clarification Post

3) How we rescued Zeus the Cat

To paraphrase from the PetLvr Site …

You Too Can Participate on September 27, 2007

I will be posting letters from “PetLvr Readers” around the world that have rescued an animal and made a positive difference in the life of one animal. YOU are the hero! I would like you to email me your story. Every story I receive on and before this Thursday will be published and permanently maintained on the PetLvr website, under a new page called “PetLvr Rescue Stories”. I will also link your website if you have one, and post a picture of your pet if you provide it to me.

* Did you rescue an animal from the humane society?
* Did you take a stray dog in and give it a home?
* Did you know any animal being abused and reported its owners to the authorities?
* Did you save any animal from natural disasters, such as Katrina or the Peru Earthquake?
* Do you work for any non-profit agency and helped save the life of an animal?
* If you are a non-profit agency and would like to be linked to your website 9.27.2007

Then … PLEASE! Email me your stories to: hart (at) PetLvr (dot) com with the subject: 9.27.2007

* If you have a blog, you too can join in with thousand’s of other blogs around the world. You can stop the abuse about any topic (elder abuse, children abuse, spousal abuse, environmental abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, abuse in the workplace, etc) .. it’s up to you!
Just follow the link from clicking the above graphic, and if you are not already a member of BlogCatalog.com .. well, join in and add me (PetLvr) as your friend! and you will be able to see your image in the widget in the sidebar when you come back here on September 27, 2007!

* If you do NOT have a blog .. feel free to start a *FREE* blog at PetLvr.com/mypet/ made available by PetLvr.com and start blogging! I will link all participating posts from there back over onto the main PetLvr blog … so start blogging!

cc’ed around the HART-Empire Network!

So You Want a Beagle

When you think of Beagles, you probably picture a pack of these little guys baying at the top of their lungs as they race after a fox or rabbit. While it is true that these dogs are popular hunting dogs and have been used to hunt for several centuries, they also make wonderful family pets.

The Beagle has a keen sense of smell and a strong hunting instinct. This member of the American Kennel Club’s hound group actually comes in two sizes, under thirteen inches and thirteen to fifteen inches. Except for the difference in size, both Beagle varieties are identical. The beagle has dark eyes, droopy ears, and a long tail. Its coat is short and most commonly comes in a combination of tan, black and white colors. You can also find orange, black, or tan dogs with white markings.

The Beagle can adapt to apartment life, but may prove to be annoying to neighbors if he constantly warns you of strange noises. These dogs are tireless hunters and need a way to burn off some of that energy, so you will need to take your Beagle for long walks or go for a romp in the park. Think twice before letting him off the leash, however, since a Beagle who is hot on the trail of a rabbit will forget all of his obedience training while he tracks down his prey.

The Beagle loves children and other dogs, but will probably take every available opportunity to harass the family cat. These dogs are very playful and affectionate, but they do tend to sulk if they don’t get their own way. In fact, these dogs are so sensitive that something as simple as someone laughing at one of them when he has gotten into some mishap can cause the Beagle to brood for days. You may need to warn your children to avoid upsetting your dog’s delicate sensibilities.

Although Beagles occasionally get too caught up in the chase to obey commands, they still should learn at least basic obedience. It will require patience and hard work to teach your dog, and you may want to consider getting some professional help by enrolling your little guy in puppy obedience classes.

Beagles love to eat and they aren’t picky. If you put your dog on a diet, he will happily eat garbage. In fact, even if he isn’t on a diet, he may still hit the trashcans for an after dinner snack.

Your Beagle should be groomed once a week to alleviate shedding. Beagles usually get enough exercise to wear down their toenails on their own, but you may want to check your dog’s nails to see if they need to be trimmed at least once a month.

Beagles are generally a healthy breed. However, some of these dogs can develop heart disease or epilepsy. Of course, with their propensity to overeat, Beagles can also develop weight related diseases.

If you want a dog who is a happy, well mannered little companion, then a Beagle may be the right dog for you.

DogLvr Finally Works On The New Server

Greetings and Salutations ..

The nameservers had kicked in over last weekend, but it has taken all week to get this blog ready for new posts. It was mostly a restoration and permission issue, and I am in the final stages of testing the database. So far so good! I have even uploaded it to the latest wordpress version 2.2.1 which was just released a few days ago.

So .. We’re almost there .. and back to normal!

Please take a look around, and see if you notice anything different. I would appreciate your comments …

(Q) Does this blog seem to load faster for you

Advertiser Appreciation: May 2007

NOTICE:

Effective June 4-8th week there will be no new postings. You might have already seen a slowdown in this blog since the last week of May 2007 – it is all related. I am in the process of moving all my accounts to a new host provider this week (MidPhase) and there may be times during this switchover that this site may not be accessible. I assure you that this will be temporary, and I will take all the efforts to make this transition go as smooth as possible. I’m giving myself the entire week for this move and the switchover basically, because I’ve got a lot of blogs to be moved! I apologize for any inconveniences in advance, and hope you please bear with me during this time.

In the meantime, I have decided to just combine my monthly “Sponsorship Appreciation” posts with this message to keep you informed.

If you would like to know more about this move, please go to the HART-Empire Network blog for details and ongoing updates.

I have been posting around the week of the 10th of each month a “THANK-YOU” post, like this one, to all the advertisers from the previous month listed as at month end. That’s a permanent link in this blog, under the category heading which I call .. “Sponsor Appreciation”. I know it’s hard out there trying to figure out where to spend your advertising dollars .. and well .. THANKS for considering the DogLvr Blog.

I have compiled a new advertising page for the HART-Empire Network of sites for your perusal.

Please Support Our Sponsors From May 2007

Fun Dog Collars and Clothing

DOG BEDS

Interviewing Interesting Bloggers

T D Hedengren’s Blog

All things MMORPG

Everything Xbox Live Arcade

Raise Capital in 90 Days Online – Now!

Thank-You Sponsors!

Doggie Duds! By Brenda Puttaert .. at Pawsh Pet Boutique

Do You Need A Doggie Dud?

I posted a sneak preview of The Next Canadian Top Dog Models: Maxxie And Sophie the other day … well, the poster is now complete.

Doggie Duds! is owned by Brenda Puttaert who designs posh designer dog clothes and accessories exclusively for the Pawsh Pet Boutique at 722-½ Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada,

Call (204) 943-4062 For your custom fitting with the Exclusive Designer and your dog anytime!

Here’s The Promo Poster

Doggie Duds! By Brenda Puttaert
Doggie Duds! By Brenda Puttaert

Also posted on .. PetLvr.com DogLvr.com PapillonLvr.com

Update Is Complete

I have successfully upgraded this blog to the latest version of wordpress 2.1

If you see anything kooky happening .. please! Let me know!

Thanks
HART

Update Is In Progress

Greetings ..

I am in the process of upgrading this wordpress version 2.0.3 blog to the latest wordpress version 2.1

Please stand by…

HART

HART-Empire Network II

HART-Empire Network IIRSS Feed

Listed above is the Site URL and RSS Feed URL to our “Network #2 Blog” .. over at the HART-Empire Network … I hope you check it out!

HART-Empire Network II is our newest blog that reposts summaries and headlines from 100% of all blogs in our network. So, if you want to see it all in your Bloglines or other feed reader of choice … now all you need to choose is just one combined feed!

(Oh .. you can keep this feed in there too :D)

Enjoy!