Monthly Archives: August 2013

Gus

Cute and curly.

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The Hair of the Dog – Literally

  My personal motto is “Never share a bathroom with someone with whom you are not sleeping.”  In my entire life, I’ve only had one roommate with whom I was not sleeping.  I moved out after one month because her … Continue reading

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Alliteration, Doggy Style

Timmy:  A sweet sleeping senior with sweet potato snuggled in his whiskers.

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My Neck Hurts Because I Don’t Sleep Alone

I woke up with about fifteen degrees of motion in my neck.  With Timmy on one side, Gus on the other, the cat curled up near the foot and Booker taking up his fair share, I understand why I’m not … Continue reading

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Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy – Twice-a-Day 10 August 2013   With the end of Shark Week, I have the opportunity to reflect on the FEEDING FRENZY that happens in my home twice a day.   With four dogs, special diets, and medications, … Continue reading

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BSL: Breed (and bug) Specific Legislation

Today, I was in my garden.  I watched three ladybugs crawl across the leaves of a plant.  We love ladybugs.  Early on, we’re taught to protect them.  Some people squish spiders and ants because they are not ladybugs. Looking at … Continue reading

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Why It’s Easy to Fall in Love with a Senior Dog

In the book, Paws & Effect, the author, Sharon Sakson, refers to Temple Grandin’s work.  Grandin explained that, in the domestication of dogs, human mothers would have taken in orphaned or sick puppies to care for them.   Apparently, we … Continue reading

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