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A rainy day can be a challenge for housetraining, so I watch everyone go out and praise them lavishly when they take care of their business. A soaking, overnight rain means the creek behind the house rushes loudly. When Jake, … Continue reading
The American Kennel Club does not list dachshunds or miniature schnauzers in its top five most popular dogs from 2011. But the dachshunds did come in at number nine, slipping from number eight in 2010. The miniature schnauzer came in … Continue reading
My crew went to the veterinarian the other day. Crazy as it seems, it is easier to take all three at once even though Max didn’t need anything. Windy needed a Parvo booster, a Proheart injection (for heartworm) and an … Continue reading
One of the reasons dog people love their furkids is because dogs are honest. They are so basic with their emotions you know where you stand with them. Jake takes his job seriously as watchdog. Each Tuesday morning he is … Continue reading
Max is doing well. He gets seven units of Humulin N insulin every 12 hours. This insulin, which humans also use, must be given after breakfast. At night he gets a few tidbits and then his shot. You must give … Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day. Please forgive my silence. I have been sick and recovering from an injury, but I am about 90 percent now and will be back to blogging. We watched the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night. We … Continue reading
Max is fitting in well. He is eager to please, exuberant, loving and needy. Jake is calm, independent, astute and loving. Windy is assertive, egocentric, manipulative and loving. Somehow all this is working so far. People learn about dogs needing … Continue reading