Friday, February 5, 2010

Doggie smiles

Droopy here

I thought I'd share a fun book with the doggie bloggie community. Our momma is an avid reader and occasionally reads a book of the doggie variety.

As you can see the book is called 97 ways to make a dog smile. The book has neat activities and fun massages tips for humans to do with puppies.

Some of my favorites include:

#4. Using both hands, gently knead the extra skin of your dog's back and scruff. Sing a rousing rendition of "That's Amore" as you knead the dog's skin like pizza.

Momma likes to say I knead you like bread while she does this.

#13 Dogs have very expressive eyebrows. In some cases, the brows differ in color from the rest of the facial hair. These spots are extremely relaxing massage points. Rub the eyebrows gently in small circles, being careful not to poke the dog's eye.

I love when momma rubs my eyebrows, I tend to go sleep.

#55 Top notch massage- that bony peak atop your dogs' head actually has a name;the nuchal crest. There is no real known purpose for the protuberance but some spiritual scholars postulate that that it may be the dog's antennae for mystical energies and should be massaged for maximum reception.

As weird as it sounds, it's a good spot to get massaged.

#57. Parlez-Vous Chien: Try speaking common words or commands in a different language, but use the same vocal inflection. Your dog may actually understand what you mean.

Momma plays The Cheese Game using this trick. Cheese, queso, frommage!!!!

Hope you get a good massage out of this post!

Sniff ya later,


  1. I love these ideas, that sounds like a really nice book :) Thanks for visiting us, you are sure cute doggies!

  2. That sounds like a fun book! Our mum sings to us all the time - if only she could hold a note it would help.
    Nevertheless Martha loves it!
    She is going to try the pizza massage and song - we will let you know how that goes.