Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spring brings fleas

Ah, the joys of spring!  Beautiful days of warm-but-not-too-hot sunshine and cool evenings. Blossoms bursting forth from trees, bushes and plants.  Dogs basking in...

Don’t shave the dog

I saw the first one of the season a few days ago: a husky mix shaved to the skin. As it gets warmer, people often...

‘Registered’ dog: does it matter?

As you peruse for sale listings of dogs in ads or on websites, you’ll see dogs that are registered with various organizations. Oftentimes people...

Preventing Parvo

Recently, a Facebook contact began posting pictures and videos of her adorable new puppy. They were taken at the dog park, at a lake...

Going on a Barn Hunt

Callie, my brown mixed breed girl, ran through a tunnel made of hay bales and looked around at other bales stacked everywhere. “Find it!” I...

Dogs grieve, too

I was in elementary school the first time I read “Where the Red Fern Grows.” When I reached the chapter where Old Dan died,...

Saying goodbye

It happened again. Three weeks to the day of losing my Luke, I find myself mourning another of my dogs. This time it’s Dolce,...

Losing man’s best friend

Over the past few weeks, many people I know have lost beloved friends.  On the 8th of January, I joined the sad circle of...

Service dogs do have limits

There has been a great uproar lately over photos taken by former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin that she posted of her Facebook page. The...

Keep your dog safe through the holidays

Christmas is a busy time for humans, but it can be hazardous for your dog.  In addition to the boredom he may be feeling...