Monthly Archives: October 2010

Walking, Pooping, Picking Up

In spite of having a fenced back yard to play in , Hope, Jake and Windy still want — no demand — walks. If I am home in the afternoon or evening, usually Hope will catch my eye, bark excitedly, … Continue reading

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Furniture and Fur

If you have dogs, you will have dog hair in some of the strangest places. A dear dachshund-terrier mix, Alex, loved to come up behind me while I would have the refrigerator door open. “Get your head out of the … Continue reading

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Barking Can Be Helpful

Too often people complain about how much dogs bark. I, however, do not complain when Hope barks. Hope, my girl who spent five years in an Amish puppy mill, doesn’t have much to say, but when she does bark it … Continue reading

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Fashion

With fall comes chilly weather, pumpkins and dog clothes. Clothes? Shorthaired breeds in cooler climates need sweaters, jackets or coats. I have given up on sweaters. Trying to get little legs into little sleeves gives little reward. Somehow a sweater … Continue reading

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Dog Food Recall

News Release From Pet Supplies “Plus” store: Recall Alert Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. Recalls Limited Production Code Dates of Dry Dog Food Because of Possible Excess Vitamin D FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., recalls certain dry dog … Continue reading

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Take Your Medicine

Windy, my mini dachshund, still needs several days’ worth of medication during her recovery from HGE. Many dog owners have to give pills throughout their furkids’ lives, and often it isn’t easy. Vets tell you to do the “stick the … Continue reading

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Tattle Tail — or Tale?

When you come home, whether you have been gone less than an hour or more than all day, your dog (or dogs in my case) greets you. Behaviorists and researchers will say that is because they are “hard-wired” and know … Continue reading

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Dog Toys

    I’m guessing many owners spend too much money on keeping the furkids amused. I learned my lesson years ago with my West Highland white terrier, Duffy. When he was old enough I bought him his first stuffed toy: … Continue reading

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Play Time

    Our puppy mill girl, Hope, now knows how to play with toys! Play, however, is chewing and tearing like Jake does. Last night I handed her a cheap toy. She still does not take anything directly from our … Continue reading

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Gut Troubles

A Sunday evening trip to the emergency vet. Windy’s HGE returned, but we caught it early. Black poop, loud tummy sounds and frightening gas were the warning signs. The ER vet was impressed to see HGE in such an early … Continue reading

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