Category Archives: Dog Behavior

Sleeping Dogs Don’t Need Encouragement

Windy knows how to take it easy. This little diva loves the bed. Our bed. Yes, we let the furkids sleep with us. They are polite, snuggly bed partners. But Windy could spend all day in bed. When she has … Continue reading

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Dogs Do Like To Travel

I have to be out of town the rest of this week, and the furkids don’t like it. Jake learned years ago what a suitcase means. He gets excited when it is packed. After the death of my father, who … Continue reading

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Doggies Don’t Like Rain

Rain ruins routines. Jake and Windy do not like to get their precious footsies wet. Neither wanted to walk down the ramp to the backyard in the morning drizzle. I put Windy on the ramp, stood in the doorway to … Continue reading

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Walking And Remembering

Walking the furkids is a relaxing activity for fall. Jake and Windy do not tire as easily as in summer but are not enamored to walk in twilight or dark. As Hope grew to love her walks, my husband and … Continue reading

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We Are Back

September was a cruel month. Jake, Windy, my husband and I had to go out of town. My father-in-law died. Jake was sensitive to my mother-in-law. Shortly after we arrived, and several times a day while we were there, Jake … Continue reading

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Trying To Find A New Normal

The air is cooler. Leaves are starting to fall. And we are working on finding what normal is. I picked up Hope’s ashes yesterday. When the assistant at the funeral home pulled out the cremation certificate, the card with the … Continue reading

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Thank You For Caring

Dog people are so special. The comments, emails, Tweets and cards of support have meant a great deal. Knowing people care helps helps us to deal with our grief. A friend sent to me the following observation. Its author is … Continue reading

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Heaven Has No Fleas

The calendar showed flea treatment was due. I had to treat only two dogs. It is times like these we feel Hope’s absence. Looking at the ottoman she liked to snooze on or feeling that empty spot on the bed … Continue reading

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Hope Is At Peace

We sent Hope to play on the Rainbow Bridge this morning. Jake, my husband and I helped her cross over. Even though it was the right thing to do, we are devastated. She didn’t suffer.

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The Dachshund Diva

Our little diva tried to wield her power the other day. Windy has the determination of a terrier. I needed to leave one morning, and she didn’t care. I called for her all over the house and backyard. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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