Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Critters on the Move moves to the radio!

Keep listening to 103.7 The Bone. Joanie D. will be broadcasting ads for Critters on the Move starting soon.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Join us at Tippy's Treats Grand Opening

Coastal K-9 Bakery has grown and expanded!
Their new store, Tippy's Treats and More will hold its Grand Opening this Saturday, October 23. Critters on the Move is elated that we have been invited to take photographs of your pets while you check out Harry and Jackie Oakes' new store.

The new store is located at 7134 Market Street #2 in Wilmington. It is part of the Ogden Town Center which is located across Market Street from the Ogden Baptist Church.

So, come join the Critter Crew and all of the other pet lovers from Tippy's Treats as we celebrate Harry and Jackie's new expansion. Hope to see you there!

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And they call it Puppy Love

"Puppies are nature's remedy for feeling unloved, plus numerous other ailments of life."

Richard Allan Palm

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Little Nicoh

Pray for little Nicoh who is the baby of one of my friends. His 5 years of life have been difficult even though after much abuse he was adopted by a wonderful person who loves him the way he deserves to be loved. She has sought help for his severe thyroid problems and finally got that condition under control. The little guy has now hurt his back and spent last night at the Emergency Vets as he is unable to digest food.

Little Nicoh's new owner is one of our customers and we all wish her and Nicoh well. This is a sweet baby!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Critters on the Move Photo Shoot last Weekend

Thank you and a huge Bow Wow to Tanya Isley, owner, Sea Peace Grooming Studio, for hosting our first on-site photo shoot. Tanya was gracious enough to allow us to photo several of her client's dogs on Saturday, October 9. Gloria, Eric and Gloria's friend, Sheryl were treated to some wonderful dogs and their, obvious, loving owners.

e spent the day photographing those sweet babies. We came away with some awesome pictures and some new Critters on the Move admirers. Meet Edgar and Dixie, two of our "models" during the day. They, like every other dog that came to Sea Peace, were relaxed and comfortable in the salon. Tanya has an exceptional business. She is extremely organized and had our day completely planned out. The Critter Crew can, without reservation, recommend Sea Peace to any and all pet lovers in need of grooming services.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

How to take pictures of your dog

If you're the average dog lover, you think your pooch could out-pose even those silky Weimaraners in the picture books. But if you're the average amateur dog photographer, your photos never match the athleticism, humor, or outrageous cuteness of the real thing.

We used some suggestions from an article with pet photographer Mark Rogers, as well as some from our own Critter Crew, for tricks for taking high-quality dog pictures--without getting into stuff like f-stops and shutter speed. Here are a few of our favorites:

Time it well. If you're looking for action shots, have your photo shoot before the daily three-mile run. If you want a serene portrait, make it after.

Let your dog get used to the camera. The click and flash of a camera can rattle dogs at first, says Rogers. Let your dog give the camera a good sniff, then start casually shooting the surroundings (if you've got a film camera, you can do this before you load the film). Once your dog's gotten used to the camera and starts doing his own thing, begin taking pictures.

The idea is to keep things natural and relaxed. What not to do: Grab a ton of treats, abruptly shove the camera in your dog's face, and repeat, "Mommy's gonna take your picture!" at high pitch.

Take lots of pictures. This is the first rule of photography, no matter what the subject. The more you take, the better your chances of getting a few amazing shots. Rogers warns, "Always bring an extra battery."

Turn off the flash. Most amateur photographers do best with warm, natural sunlight. To avoid washed-out pictures, shoot in the mornings or evenings, on slightly overcast days, or in the shade on a bright day.

For indoor shots, you'll probably need a flash. You'll get a more natural-looking shot if you use an off-camera flash and swivel it upward so the light's bouncing off the ceiling. Most people do not an this flash, so experiment with your own in-camera one if you believe a flash is needed.

Get down on your dog's level. If you stand over your dog and look down, every shot you take is going to look the same as all the other pictures you see of people's pets. Let your dog get used to you being on their level.

Pay attention to background. Simple backgrounds, like a white sandy beach or green trees, make your dog stand out. If you've got a point-and-shoot camera, have your dog at least a dozen feet in front of the background so he'll be more in focus than whatever is behind him, and of course, watch for the tree branches growing out of his head. Pay attention to color, too: No black backgrounds for black dogs, brown backgrounds for brown dogs, and so on.

Enlist help. A friend with a squeaky toy will come in handy if you want a head-on shot or a regal profile. However, keep your dog's personality in mind with this tip. Most dogs get amped up really fast when their toys are around. As a result, it can have the opposite effect of what you intended.

Get creative and playful. Lots of full-body shots taken from ten feet away can get mighty dull. Get up close so your dog fills the entire frame. Get even closer so you get the full effect of that long, wet nose. Photograph your dog head on, in profile, at 45-degree angles. And don't get hung up on perfection; sometimes that shot with your dog's tail out of the frame is the one you'll have hanging on your wall for years. "With pet photography, serendipity is the name of the game," says Rogers. "The best shots are often the spontaneous ones."

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Study: Silver most popular car color

When PPG started keeping track of cars sales by color back in 1990, the superstar of the car color world has been silver, and according to firm's latest study, it shows no signs of slowing down. For the tenth year in a row, the silver, charcoal and gray category are numero uno amongst new car shoppers. In 2008, it accounted for 20 percent of vehicles sold and that figure climbed to 25 percent in 2009, reaching its current zenith of a 31 percent.

Slotting in behind silver are black and white, which tied for second with 18 percent apiece. Red garnered 11 percent while blue was close behind with 10 percent. Coming in last, with just four percent of the action, is the color green. Consumer color choices have come full circle from where they were 16 years ago. Back then, green held the top spot and silver came in near the bottom.

Silver is not just the favorite choice for consumers in North America. The Europeans go with the shade 32 percent of the time, while Asian car shoppers opted for it on 33 percent of vehicles sold this past year.

[Source: PPG]

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Children-Friendly Small Dogs

Most dog breeds, if raised with children and given the appropriate training, have the potential to be children-friendly companions. However there are some breeds whose general characteristics make them naturally more adaptable to sharing their lives with small humans.

While many large breeds may be sweet and affectionate they can unintentionally be dangerous around small children due to the dog's size and strength. That is why many pet owners prefer to adopt small dogs with calm, patient, non-aggressive temperaments. We at Critters on the Move, along with the help of some experts, compiled a list of just a few of the breeds who fall into this category, including the Maltipoo pictured.

American Eskimo Dog (Toy & Miniature)

Bichon Frise

Boston Terrier

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel



Norfolk Terrier


Poodle (Toy & Miniature)


Scottish Terrier

Welsh Terrier

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