Monthly Archives: February 2011

Westminster Dog Show Begins Tonight

In addition to today being Valentine’s Day, it is the start of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, or Westminster as we call it around our house. Six new breeds will be welcomed this year. We love to see all … Continue reading

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Must Love Dogs

Ah the little joys of living with furkids, which ran through my mind this morning as I was piercing a fish-oil cap that squirted onto my face. Dog lovers put up with things many people would find objectionable. If I’m … Continue reading

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How Smart Is Your Furkid?

On the Today show this morning a border collie displayed some amazing language recognition http://tinyurl.com/4tl4nda. Chaser knows more than 1,000 words and understands small sentences like “Fetch ball”.  This made me inventory my furkids’ vocabulary. Jake, Hope and Windy know … Continue reading

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Puppy Mill Girl Gets Bold

Hope, who had been in an Amish puppy mill for five years, struggles with trust issues. Free from the mill for a little more than two years, she has made progress. Yesterday she surprised me again. If you have at … Continue reading

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Weather Woes And Walking

Angel dog Duffy, West Highland white terrier, had superior waste management skills. Angel dog Justin, mini schnauzer, had ears that stood straight up. Ice and single-digit wind chill are not making walkie time worth it. Hope and Jake want walks. … Continue reading

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No One Wants Doggie Dentures

February is National Pet Dental Month. I’m not sure who decreed that, but it may get you to thinking about your furkid’s teeth. A small percentage of owners brush their dog’s teeth daily. I know of a friend who brushes … Continue reading

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Waste Management Getting Tricky

The crazy Ohio weather is befuddling my furkids. The ice from yesterday melted last night, but high winds are re-freezing what is left. We have a ramp down the back steps to make it easier for the wiener dogs, who … Continue reading

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