Monthly Archives: February 2011

Barking Through The Night

Severe thunder and lightening last night kept us awake – with Windy’s barking. We welcomed Windy into our home last August, and not until now did we have such a storm at night. As lightening lit up the bedroom, Windy … Continue reading

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Puppies, House-Training And Weather

A friend brought home a puppy yesterday, and I don’t envy her. With the usual Ohio mix today of sleet, ice, snow and rain, waste management will not be easy. When you can control your conditions, housetraining does not have … Continue reading

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What Is My Dog Thinking?

Daily we wonder what goes on in our furkids’ heads. I’ve read several books on dog behavior, but What Is My Dog Thinking? by Gwen Bailey, a British animal behavior counselor, has been the best so far. The 96-page book, … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain Go Away

Before stepping outside this morning, Hope, and later Windy, saw the drizzle and did a lightening-fast about-face from the back door. Sigh. I herd Hope out and tell her how wonderful she is as she walks down the ramp. Windy … Continue reading

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Shows On Puppy Mills, Animal Hoarding Tonight

If you will be home tonight, or have a DVR, you might want to check out the following shows. First at 10 p.m. on Animal Planet is a story about dog hoarding. I realize shows like these hurt us to … Continue reading

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Westminster Dog Show Crowns Champion

The schnauzers struck out at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night. None of the schnauzers, giant, standard or miniature, won in a group. Hickory, the Scottish deerhound, won best in show. While watching her trot around, I thought … Continue reading

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Best In Show Set For Tonight

The wiener dogs didn’t walk away with honors for the hound group at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night. Neither the smooth-, long- or wire-haired dachshund placed in the top four. They were beautiful furkids, and the wire-haired … Continue reading

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