Category Archives: Puppy Mills

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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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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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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Another Puppy Mill Girl Surprise

Hope, our miniature schnauzer who was in an Amish puppy mill for five years, decided she wanted a walk and didn’t care if no one else wanted one. Hope started her “I want a walk” bark. Jake and Windy joined … Continue reading

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Wiener Dogs Are Wonderful

Even though Windy and Jake are the same breed, their personalities are different. Jake is more outgoing, Windy sedate. Jake can demand with a strong bark what he wants: treats, walks or attention. Windy, however, makes eyes at you while … Continue reading

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