Tag Archive: aussie

Wishing you a happy 4th of July

Have a Doggone Good Fourth of July!

I’ll be partying with family and friends and begging for bites of hot dogs and watermelon– my favs

Happy First Day of Summer — Tips for Keepin’ Cool

The return of warm water inspired me to offer some thoughts on keeping comfortable for the next few months: Cool your dog creatively. Lay down a wet towel for your dog to rest on; fill a kiddie pool and set it in the shade; turn on a fan behind a bowl of ice; or carry…

Will You Be My Valentine?

Just don’t feed me chocolates. I’d prefer a dog biscuit, a nearly-empty peanut butter jar or a new antler, my dear.

I Get My Pumpkin On…Literally!

Have a Happy Halloween! I found tasty treats in my Jack ‘o lantern. Wishing you lots of treats, too.  

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.

What’s in a Name? Hopalong Cassidy

Our new puppy is a pouncer and a jumper and a hopper and a leaper. She pounces on balls, big and small, snow drifts and errant towels that wind up on the floor.  So after a few days of trying out a few monikers — Shadow, from the name of her litter; Kansas, the state…

Introductions Part 2: Our New Puppy

We were four in our household — three humans and one dog — until December 28, 2012, when we lost our beloved Aussie, Jazzy. Still reeling from our loss, we realized our barn/home was too big to be without a dog. So we went online — the same way we found Jazzy –and searched until…

I Earned My Wings Today. Thanks for Being my Fans.

I have not been feeling my best for a couple of months. Today, my symptoms hit a turning point. I could not catch my breath; my body shook with every effort to do so and I wheezed each time, in what sounded like a cross between a cry and a whimper. An ultrasound showed what…

Yankee Doodle Dog: Happy Fourth of July!

I love a parade and a big party on the 4th.  We have a lot of friends over for turkey dogs, chicken dogs, sausages, watermelon and fireworks viewing every year.  So many choices of people to beg from, so little time! And my good friend Bella — I’m glued to her; she loves to give…