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Frat Dog: The 25 Worst Dogs You Met in College

Buzzfeed has compiled a series of  images, The 25 Worst Dogs You Went to College With, that my owners found very, very funny. You can see them at: http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/the-25-worst-dogs-you-went-to-college-with The images are too highbrow for me; I barely finished puppy kindergarten! Still, I did my best to channel a few frat types. Hope you enjoy them.  

The Spring Collection from Jimmy Chew’s: A Gnawing Issue

Bees gotta buzz, birds gotta fly, dogs gotta chew. According to the American Humane Society, puppies, like infants and toddlers, explore their world by putting objects in their mouths. And, like babies, they teethe for about 6 months, which usually creates some discomfort. Chewing not only facilitates teething, but also makes sore gums feel better. What…

Puppy Social: I Get Out and About

I was recently invited to a Puppy Social at my vet’s office, the Animal Wellness Veterinary Center, and as you can see — I had a super time! Socialization — introducing and familiarizing a dog  to new experiences,including people, places, objects, other animals, so I can learn to respond to and interact without fear — is…

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…

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…

Friends and Forebearers: Meet Caesar

“I’ll pay you $500 for this dog,” the man told Rhonda’s dad. In the 70s, that was a lot of money for a dog, but he was convinced that Caesar, the Australian Shepherd her family got when Rhonda was in high school could read. If you sent Caesar down the driveway to get the Arizona…

Can you hear me now?

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

Call Me

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

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