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February Pets of the Month
And this is Bella, looking sweet and wearing her Heart Jewelry Tag. She is a boxer-ridgeback mix who loves chasing lizards and sunning herself by the pool when she's not in her owner's lap.
Thank you to Richard Albury of Melbourne, FL for this cute pic!
Thank you to everyone who has submitted pictures of their pets! If you have a great picture of your pet (showing off our tag would be nice!), you can submit it here.
If you haven't seen your picture submission in our newsletter, check out our facebook page. Once there, you can see lots of pet pics, submit more and chat with us or other pet fans!
"Momma Needs Help".
Woman Rescues Pup While Running Marathon
The Chombueng Marathon began in 1985 as an informal race organized by some teachers at the local college who simply enjoyed running. Located in a rural section of Thailand, west of Bangkok in the province of Rajabhat, the race has become very popular, attracting well over ten thousand runners a year.
The 2019 edition of the race occurred on January 4. Ask any runner who participated, and they'll likely have a story to tell about the event. But one runner's surprising story has touched the hearts of readers around the world.
Khemjira Klongsanun was one of the few locals participating in the race. She's a local shop keeper who enjoys running, and was not out to set any records that day. The first 7 miles were uneventful for Klongsanun. The race began near the University, but soon the mass of runners found themselves funneling into a small road with vast fields on both sides. Ahead of her, Klongsanun noticed a disturbance in the orderly flow of runners streaming along the edge of the street. As she got close enough to see, she was shocked to find that the runners were dodging a small puppy! He was hunkered down, cowering as this unexpected hoard of stomping feet passed over and around him. Without thinking twice, she ran to him and bent over him to protect him.
"It seemed to me that this little guy was lost. There were no houses, no other dogs, or no people around. So, I picked up the puppy, if only to take him out of the unsafe environment." Klongsanun said.
She wasn't about to put him back down on the ground and risk him getting trampled. There was only one thing to do. She tucked him in her arm and ran. And she ran the rest of the course, nineteen miles, holding the puppy! Completing any marathon is quite an accomplishment, but carrying a puppy for three-quarters of it adds a degree of difficulty not likely ever attempted before.
Klongsanun tried to find if the pup had an owner but was unsuccessful. As you might have guessed, Klongsanun adopted him. She named him Chombueng (the name of the race). He has had all his vet checkups and is now enjoying life with his new pack- Klongsanun and her two older dogs. He's one lucky little guy. And Khemjira Klongsanun has one of the best running stories ever! Lots of pictures on the DailyMail site.
Instagram Famous Pets
In a recent blog post, we found the 10 most famous pets, based on the number of followers. See them here and check out their pages. Does your pet have what it takes to be famous?
New At The Factory: Leash Holders
We're almost ready to offer these personalized leash holders. Mount it by your door and have everything you need for "Walkies!" neatly organized and ready to go. Works for keys, coats and hats too. They'll be on the website soon and we'll announce it on our Facebook page.
Have a great idea for a new Funny Tag? Let us know and if we decide to use it, we'll make it for you for free!
It wouldn't be winter without a Corgi in the snow clip- the struggle is real.
And speaking of struggle, watch this Golden try to get his way.
Pets from the Internets...
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