Monthly Archives: January 2011

Happy Birthday Jake

Jake is 12 or 13 today, which makes him in his 60s if he were human. Our dachshund owners group had its monthly meet-up yesterday, and we brought a cake. Jake did get a few bites of the white cake—no … Continue reading

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Recall of Jr. Texas Taffy Pet Treats

Recall Alert Merrick Recalls Jr. Texas Taffy Pet Treat Because Of Potential Salmonella Merrick Pet Care has recalled  the Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat all lots because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. If you have purchased these treats stop feeding them to your … Continue reading

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Doggie Mind Games

Jake refuses to fall prey to Windy’s feminine wiles. Or so it may seem. Whenever Windy tries to be sociable by sniffing Jake’s privates, he gives her a soft growl and moves away. When Jake is on my lap and … Continue reading

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Wiener Dogs Are No. 1 For Many Folks

Whenever we are out in public with the furkids, the wiener dogs always make people smile. Is it because dachshunds are so long, lean and low? Is it because of the spring in their steps? Or is it because Jake … Continue reading

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Post-Grooming Disaster

The furkids went for grooming appointments yesterday. The wiener dogs don’t need haircuts, but I prefer for someone else to trim their toenails and getting a bath is a plus. I have had the same groomer for 16 years, and … Continue reading

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Off To The Vet

The vet technician keeps Jake from squirming while the doctor draws blood. The vet has a cute tattoo of paw prints around her wrist. Jake had a vet appointment today, and he was less than thrilled. He needed his Proheart … Continue reading

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Evidence Points To Dogs Being In America At Least 9,000 Years

Archeologists have found a bone fragment from the 1970s in Texas that shows the earliest domesticated dog in America. Unfortunately, the scientist found the bone in excrement. Human excrement. It’s a fascinating story the Associated Press is reporting. Humans … Continue reading

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Barking Is Not Just For Dogs

The more I live with dogs, the more I realize how they share many human conditions. When Jake or Windy doesn’t feel well, my lap is the place to be. Not my husband’s lap. Mine. Yesterday Windy wanted in my … Continue reading

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Beef Treats They Like

As if the furkids didn’t have enough treats, I found some more good ones. Natural Gourmet Beef Recipe Rolls are in a 10-ounce bag with a sticker proclaiming “Made in the U.S.A.” on its front. I found these at Trader … Continue reading

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Urgent–Help Needed For Dogs From a Bust of a Backyard Breeder

I got this information at 10 p.m. Jan. 11 from the woman in Cincinnati Schnauzer Rescue who fostered my puppy mill girl, Hope. URGENT-MARIETTA OH – 75 DOG BYB BUST, puppies & small breeds HELP NEEDED contact, 304 483 … Continue reading

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