Thursday, January 29, 2009

All About the Dogs

I do again want to thank everyone for their continual support. I believe this is really taking off. But why shouldn't it. It's free pet information for the user and a place for pet related businesses to post their information so we can find them. It is also unbiased. Everyone can be here, not just paid advertisements! Also all reviews are inspected by me personally to verify the validity. As well as each new pet related business. But I still need everyone's help to look for inconsistencies and please report them.

But on to the subject of the matter- All about the dogs! Why do we love dogs so much.

I guess this says it best:

If I Didn't Have a Dog

I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety. My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated. All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free Of hair. When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like a kennel.

When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading Through fuzzy bodies who beat me there. I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without Taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable. I would have money ....and no guilt to go on a real vacation. I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grand kids through college.

The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave him/her/it ALONE. My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates Or barriers. My house would not look like a day care center, toys everywhere. My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.

I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L, F-R-I-S-B-E- E, W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, B-I-K-E, G-O, R-I-D-E I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside. I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down too much. I'd look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading "mud" season.

I would not have to answer the question "Why do you have so many animals?" from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get. How EMPTY my life would be!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Thank You Everyone For The Great Response

Well, I made my first blog several days ago and WOW, what an amazing response! Thank you everyone for your updates and lets keep them coming. Also, please enter as much info as you can when reporting an incorrect business information.

As I know many of you are excited to have such a large database of pet info at your finger tips. We currently have 250,000 businesses listed! This database grows each and every day. From Dog info, including dog friendly restaurants to dog parks to horse info, including horse trails and feed stores.

I will keep you posted as we continue as a pet family to bond together and list every pet related business for every type of pet. This is free pet info for all. Enjoy

Friday, January 16, 2009

Pet Info

This is my first Blog. I mean not only the first one I am writing for Barleys List, but the first time I have ever used a blog of any sort! I think I am some what web savvy, so hopefully this will be easy for anyone or everyone to use.

So why the blog? Well, I have started a web site of convenience for myself and anyone else who wants to use it. I am tired of looking for pet services or pet information and only finding paid advertisements. I would like a neutral list of every business out there. And I would like to know who has used them and their credentials. I have 3 dogs, 1 cat and a goldfish.

So I would like anyone out there who loves their pets to join in and use this site and please review any businesses you've used. If you are a business, then please update your information for us.