Candids

I Love a Snow Day!

But remember: •Dogs and Cats should not be left out in temperatures below 20 degrees. •Puppies and kittens should come in if its below 40 degrees. Consider a cozy coat or snazzy sweater for additional protection. •Wipe your pets paws when they come in after walking — snow melt can cause blisters — Look for…

Doggy Discourse: Keeping Dog-Eye

Yep, that’s me “keeping dog-eye” (that’s British slang for keeping an eye out).

Farewell to Summer

September 22nd is the first day of Fall. We’ve got bushes of rose-colored hydrangeas in our yard that bloom in August and September — just before the oak and maple leaves begin to turn. The hydrangeas look great, as you can see, which means winter is right around the corner.

Rainy Day Dog

I am a happily drip-dry dog, so rain doesn’t dissuade me from outdoor play one day. And, as you can see, I am ecstatic about getting a towel rub.

Farewell to Winter, Finally?

I may be one of the few creatures sorry to see the winter of 2013 go, but I will be. I loved to snack on snow, roll in snow and try to burrow my way back to Kansas. And I loved to chase those snowballs. My owners, not so much. They are fervently hoping that…

Finding Nemo: Tales of a Snow Dog

Just how deep was it? That’s what they’ll be asking years from now about the blizzard of January 2013 (aka Superstorm Nemo). Thanks to all the photos we took of our new pup — who’d stay in the frigid temps full time if we’d stay out with her — we can document the 14″ to…

My BBF – best brother forever!

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” -Bern Williams

My Family Went to Maine and All I Got Was This Little Lobster

I love road trips, but when my owners went to Maine on vacation last month, I had to stay home. They didn’t completely forget me, though. They stopped into The Maine Dog in Camden and picked me up a lobster of my own. The Maine Dog also has snacks, doggy life jackets and great dog…

Dog at the Door

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. — Ogden Nash

A boy and his dog. Aren’t we handsome?

  “A  dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” Robert Benchley

The Dog Days of Summer — I Love ‘Em

They call the days from July 3rd to August 11th the “dog days of summer” and I love them. The name comes from the ancient belief that when Sirius, also called the Dog Star (thought that was me!), moves closest to the sun, it is responsible for hot weather. I can get a bit warm in my fur…

Reveling in the Season: Happy First Day of Summer

To paraphrase Aldo Leopold: In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no dog can ignore all of them.

Ode to Green Grass

“A piece of grass a day keeps the vet away”

School’s Out!!

My boy owner comes home from college tomorrow. I am so excited! I can’t wait!

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

“I watch my dogs.  They throw themselves into everything they do; even their sleeping is wholehearted.  They aren’t waiting for a better tomorrow, or looking back at their glory days. Following their example, I’m trying to stick to the present.” — dog quote by Abigail Thomas, A Three Dog Life      

Love Me, Love My Dog

A life without a dog is a mistake – Carl Zuckmayer

Driving Ms. Doggy

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear. – Dave Barry

Living large

“Dogs are miracles with paws.” –Attributed to Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

Spring Fever!!

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!” –Robin Williams

Center of Attention

“No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.” — Fran Lebowitz

Don’t Worry! Be Happy!

“Many dogs will give a greeting grin much like a human smile.” -Richard A.

Smellin’ Season is Here

“To be happy, use your nose. Every day is rich in smells. … a cliche, sure, but if you got roses, smell ’em.” –dog quote by trixie koontz, dog, Life is Good! lessons in joyful living, edited by dean koontz.  

Spring is in the Air!!

It’s going to reach a record-breaking 72 degrees today where I live and  I am going to love every minute of it.  “Spring has come when you can put your foot on three daisies.”  Proverb

Bonding

Grandma Gaki and I bond over coffee and crumbs. “My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.” –Edith Wharton

Can you hear me now?

“One dog barks at something and a hundred bark at his sound.” Chinese Proverb

Airborne Aussie

“The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic.” — Henry Ward Beecher

Some Days Are Just Like That

Can you imagine how I smelled? Like a wet dog, of course. “The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.” — Ambrose Bierce

Lollagagging

“A watchdog is a dog kept to guard your home, usually by sleeping where a burglar would awaken the household by falling over him.” –Anonymous

Call Me

“It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.” Jay London

Hopin’ for crumbs…

  “The dog’s kennel is not the place to keep a sausage.” – Danish Proverb

Say what?

“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” — John Steinbeck

May I come in?

“Did you ever walk in a room and forget why you walked in? I think that’s how dogs spend their lives.” Sue Murphy  

It’s my belly and it’s a beauty.

“Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.”     -Franklin P.

Pleeeease, pleeeease. I haven’t eaten since breakfast — 20 minutes ago.

“A well-trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.“ -Helen Thomson

I’m half listening

“I used to look at Smokey and think, “If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking,” and he’d look at me like he was saying, “If you were a little smarter, I wouldn’t have to.” Fred Jungclaus

Hide and Seek Anyone?

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better. ~George Bird Evans, Troubles with Bird Dogs