Ezy Dog – CLICK CLACK front and … bark?

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So if you have been following Sausage & Sanchez for a little while now you will know that I like to make coats and accessories for Odie Sanchez & Hans Sausage. I have also been honoured and lucky enough to make coats, bandanas, bags and toys for lots of Dachshunds, Chihuahua’s and small breed dogs all over Australia! There is one thing I am yet to master though throughout all of my tinkering and that is HARNESS’S.

Odie & Hans come just about everywhere with me. Shopping, to CrossFit, even to work! In order to keep the little rascals safe I found a travel car harness to avoid them bouncing all over the place while I am trying to drive.

I have purchased these contraptions many times and while Odie sits tight and puts up with not being able to sit on my lap Hans Sausage, (with his annoying Daxie determination) has chewed through many a harness and is back on my lap in record speed.

So I decided to try an Ezy Dog Harness with Car Restraint These bad boys had him sitting pretty and he is yet to escape! WIN!chestplate-diagram2.jpg

The Car Harness can also be used for general walking by attaching a lead.

It is Industry Award Winning which pretty much says it all. The unique molded chest plate I learned even forms to your dogs chest creating a custom fit.

It also rides lower on Han’s chest which apparently disperses his weight so it is easier to walk him. As you can see Odie was very unimpressed when he didn’t receive one so back to the shop I went for his own tough guy chest plate.

hansOdie demanded a badass harness to keep up with his tough guy rep

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Hans is now getting to visit the CrossFit Box again since he is able to travel safely.

998922_10152295521578308_1745453733_nKeeping your animal safe in your car is very important. In QLD drivers can be issued a $256 fine for driving with an animal on their lap so do yourself and your pet a favour and get a car restraint.

The Queensland Road Rules (QRR) do not specifically require an animal to be restrained while travelling inside a vehicle.  In other words, carrying an unrestrained dog inside a vehicle is not an offence.

However, section 297 of the QRR provides that a driver must not drive a vehicle unless they have proper control of the vehicle, and also that a vehicle must not be driven if an animal is in the driver’s lap. An offence under this section carries a fine of $256 and a maximum court penalty of $2,200.

While there is no legal requirement to restrain a dog that is travelling inside a vehicle, the Department of Transport and Main Roads recommends that all animals should be restrained in some way to ensure the safety and welfare of all occupants of the vehicle and of the animal itself.

– See more at: http://www.woodles.com.au/blog/dogs/dog-restraints-in-cars-is-it-legal-queensland-transport-rules/#sthash.EnRDrRiN.dpuf

The Queensland Road Rules (QRR) do not specifically require an animal to be restrained while travelling inside a vehicle.  In other words, carrying an unrestrained dog inside a vehicle is not an offence.

However, section 297 of the QRR provides that a driver must not drive a vehicle unless they have proper control of the vehicle, and also that a vehicle must not be driven if an animal is in the driver’s lap. An offence under this section carries a fine of $256 and a maximum court penalty of $2,200.

While there is no legal requirement to restrain a dog that is travelling inside a vehicle, the Department of Transport and Main Roads recommends that all animals should be restrained in some way to ensure the safety and welfare of all occupants of the vehicle and of the animal itself.

– See more at: http://www.woodles.com.au/blog/dogs/dog-restraints-in-cars-is-it-legal-queensland-transport-rules/#sthash.EnRDrRiN.dpuf

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

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At Sausage & Sanchez HQ Hans & Odie have been product testing loads of new prototypes in time for Christmas.
You can order yours by emailing sausageandsanchez@gmail.com

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How cute is the S&S Christmas Penguin? Just $6 Order by emailing sausageandsancehez@gmail.com

Novelty Christmas plushies. Your pooch will love finding these in his Santa stocking. $6 Each
Order by emailing sausageandsanchez@gmail.com

Odie loves his Nutcracker!

The Sausage & Sanchez Christmas Stocking. $14 or $12 with any other Christmas purchase.
Fully lined and simply adorable – order by emailing sausageandsanchez@gmail.com

All Christmas gifts come with their own Keep Calm and Hug your Puppy card.
Your dog loving friends will love them, reuse them and put them in a frame and hang them on the wall.

Only 5 weeks till Christmas!!

Gold Coast Pet Expo

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What a day we had at Varsity Lakes hanging out with the local pooches. The Gold Coast Pet Expo was in full swing with little lovelies in all shapes and sizes. It was so great to meet up with supporters of Sausage and Sanchez. My favorite of the day though had to be catching up with my little Olive, the Rottwieler pup we fostered a little while back. She is growing so quickly and her new proud parents have renamed her Ebony.

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Daisy the Corgi

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So good to catch up with little Olive – Now Ebony!

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Poppy the Lion Daxie

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Gracie has mummy kisses all over her nose.

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Frankie the Dachshund looking oh so stylish!

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Pearl the baby Chihuahua

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Sanchez the Boxer and Pablo the Chihuahua – The cutest duo ever!

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How does your sausage roll? These little cuties were riding in style around the expo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Deaf, Blind and still loving life. This 20 year old Maltese has the life I wish for all animals. A life filled with lots of LOVE

There was 4 in the bed until Brooklyn said….

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ImageI have a confession to make……It will be good to finally get it off my chest.. I have been keeping it all to myself for far too long and I think it is about time I told someone….

……Deep Breath..here..we..go…….

Every night I go to bed with 3 boys.

There I said it… They all have the most beautiful big brown eyes and I am truely, madly, deeply in love with all of them.

I don’t know how it happened. I swore it would just the one time.

But this has been my reality for almost a year now and you know what? I don’t think I would have it any other way!

Of course I am talking about HANS SAUSAGE, ODIE SANCHEZ and THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, (who did you think I was speaking about tisk,tisk). 

And these were my feelings before I read this article which talks about all the germs and bed bugs you are inviting in to your bed when you allow your dogs to call a bit of your mattress their own.

“When your dog sleeps on your bed, he is also bringing with him all his little treasures he has managed to pick up throughout the day. Since he doesn’t shower daily like you do, you are relying solely on the power of his tongue to clean away the dirt and the general ook he has picked up from outside. I like sleeping with my dog. I don’t like sleeping with his ook. And no matter how many times I convince myself that he is clean enough, he brings it in with him. The evidence is in the way the blankets smell the next morning. Kind of ookie.

What’s worse is when your sloppy pal has brought home a few friends. Right before bed while you took him out for his evening pee, he was out there collecting souvenirs. Of course, you’ll notice them the next morning when you wake up with flea bites on your rear. This can be a little unsettling. No matter how much I love my dog, I do not love sleeping with bugs. In fact, we spend a lot of money on shelter to guarantee we won’t have to sleep with bugs. If humans enjoyed sharing their bed with bugs, we’d all still be sleeping in caves. Fleas don’t care whether it’s human blood or dog blood they are consuming. They just need the blood to survive”. (taken from Professors House).

Did anyone else’s skin just crawl a little? I know mine did!Image

Of course there are lots of reasons we invent to convince ourselves that letting the dogs sleep on the bed is ok such as:

Health/safety: if the dog has a medical emergency, it will be quite easy to hear and respond. Plus, if the dog needs to go out, it won’t need to spend undue amounts of time getting your attention.

Security: if there is something amiss, the dog will be aware of it before the humans are, and can act as the first line of defense. This goes for fire safety, too.

Mental health: dogs are pack animals, and crave the presence of others. The aforementioned mini-dachs gets very lonely at night, and there’s really no need for a dog to be lonely at night.

But if you look really closely don’t you think we let them sleep on the bed because we secretly want them to be close by? Because we want something to snuggle up next to when we are home alone? Because they are our best mates and even having them in a bed on the floor is to far away? Becuase we don’t want them to feel left out or unloved? Or because we weren’t strong enough in our training to stop them from continually jumping up on the bed and making themselves at home.. (Any of this sound familiar)?

On the bed, in the laundry, in the garage or outside, wherever your dog rests his head at night know that they will feel loved no matter what…. Now, to see if I am stong enough to kick my habit and take back the bed for myself…… (I do not like my chances).

Where does your dog sleep?

odie sticking his tounge out

Happy Wednesday ❤ Sausage and Sanchez

My Human Family

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Through my job at the Animal Welfare League of Qld I am privy to pretty much every cat and dog related campaign nation-wide. Some are kooky, some are creative and some are all of the above.

 Once in a while though you see a campaign or an event that really speaks to you, My Human Family did just that.

 My Human Family is a community initiative based in Sydney NSW that really pulls at the heart strings. With the aim of creating awareness around abandoned, surrendered and neglected dogs, the My Human Family community photographic project invited people to submit family photos and share their personal stories about the dogs in their home and in their lives.

Stories of these shelter animals have been uploaded, (Hans Sausage and Odie Sanchez included) to the website and so a community of dog loving, animal welfare advocates was born.

Some of these animal stories are sad, some are happy and some are downright hilarious. But all have one thing in common and that is that these animals a have been given a second chance by people who are dedicated to ending pet overpopulation and choosing to adopt.

 In 2013 the Animal Welfare League of Qld hopes to bring this project to Queensland and bring more awareness to how important it is to adopt over buying from a pet store and I urge you all to get involved.

 But for now a make sure you visit the Pine Street’s community gallery in Sydney from the 7th of July 2012 and see the images from the project. If you can’t get there check out these other locations who whope to host the project later in the year.

 Proposed touring venues

 ·     Customs House – Circular Quay Sydney

 ·     Margot Hardy Gallery – Milperra

 ·     Riverside Theatre – Parramatta

 To see the complete project online click below

http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/AboutSydney/ImageGalleries/MyHumanFamily.asp

Some of the photos (inlcuding Odie and Hans) in the exhibit