Category Archives: Dogs

Whither Blog?

My last post was in January. In the annual Pet Blogger’s Challenge, I said I my blogging goal would continue to be one post per month. I blew that in February. Not that I didn’t write a post. It’s still … Continue reading

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The Pet Blogger Challenge, 2015 Edition

It’s that time of year. Time to look back at what we’ve done and decide where we’re planning to go. Or, in my case, it’s more like jogging on the spot… or standing still… or maybe going backwards. (And thanks … Continue reading

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On A Good Note

We’ve had our cats for one year and seven months. It’s not like the cute videos you see on YouTube (no, I’m not providing a link). The dog and cats don’t cuddle, they don’t play together, and when I leave … Continue reading

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I Think It’s An Attitude Problem

On November 4, Downtown Dog Rescue posted a story on its Facebook page about a man who came to the shelter to retrieve his lost dogs. He did not know the shelter charged a redemption fee, and only had enough money … Continue reading

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October Sucks

It has been the GLOOMIEST month. Most days looked like this: It’s rained. My lord, has it rained. Our Best Friend is stinky and needs a bath. I booked the bathing room at the local pet store (they have a … Continue reading

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Once upon a time, there was a Mommy who had three little girls: an Oldest, a Middle one, and the Youngest. When the girls were little, they all loved dogs. They played with their uncle’s dog, Zach; they babysat their friend’s … Continue reading

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Bad Dog Mom– Bad!

Our Best Friend went to the vet two weeks ago. “He’s gained 10 pounds since last year,” Dr. B. said sternly. “What happened?” What happened, she asks. Well, I was out of town 3 days/week all year… and it was … Continue reading

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I Promised You One Post Per Month

So here’s a gratuitous picture of my dog: And one of a clumber spaniel:  

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The Evolution of Doghood

The Ex is allergic to cats. Violently. He once ended up in the ER (on Martha’s Vineyard, no less) from a reaction to his sister’s cats. I gave up my Charlie when we got serious; we had a cat for … Continue reading

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Learning Helplessness

A few weeks ago at the park, I met a dog named JJ, an adorable mutt with floppy ears and a lean, boxer-ish body. I noticed he was a bit rambunctious, and always being called on it by his owner, … Continue reading

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