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A Diagnosis for Foster Puppy Coco’s Strange Gait

Since I last wrote about Coco, the little dog with the strange gait (her front feet move normally, but she can only...

Read Your Dog’s Medicine Label Carefully

The last time my senior dog, Otto, had a wellness examination, our veterinarian recommended that I start giving him a medication that...

Affection Can’t Hurt

This is a guest blog post that touched us deeply. Its author, Jenny Efimova, KPA CTP, is the founder and owner of...

Acorns Can Pose a Danger to Dogs

Not that anyone asked, but my favorite tree in the whole world is the oak tree. We have dozens of species of...

Bits Of Advice For New Dog Owners

Last week, I “fostered” a dog for four nights – not a big deal. He was a hound-mix, about a year old,...

An Update on Foster Puppy Coco

If only it was summer. I have been so eager for the end of the hot, dry weather that characterizes every summer...

Haunted by a Mystery Hero Dog

Have you ever read a short little news piece – a bit of journalistic fluff – that you nevertheless couldn’t stop thinking...

My Latest Foster Dog Is Something of a Mystery

There’s an old Chinese parable that goes something like this: A farmer gets a horse, which soon runs away....

Keeping Your Dogs At a Healthy Weight Can Be Tricky

Over the past two years, my senior dog, Otto, has started having trouble maintaining his body mass at a healthy weight. He...

Rescue Workers From Across the Country Join the California Wildfire Animal Rescue Efforts

Last week, I mentioned that there were a number of people coming to help locally with the emergency animal shelters established here...

Disaster Readiness – Yes, Again!

If you have been following the weather news, you might have guessed what this post was going to be about, am I...

When Dog Ownership Gets Tough

Dog ownership is not all puppy breath and humorous or beautiful Instagram photos of our dogs; there are times when it is...

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Prisma – A Fun App for Dog Owners

Like most dog owners, I absolutely love taking pictures of my dogs and my dogs’ friends (my friends’ dogs, lol). Most of...

Nova was one of my foster puppies two years ago. Today her owner is one of my good friends and dog-walking buddies. But Nova and I were buddies first :) ...

Eye contact from three out of four is pretty good ...

We’re sunset people. ...

Samson! Finally got a picture of Woody’s BFF with his tongue all the way in his mouth! ...

Woody in winter. Kind of a hothouse flower, this guy. ...

I swear I can feel the days getting longer each day ...

Had a visit from my granddog. It’s been forever! ...

First walk of 2021, last walk with Coco. Let us be happy for Coco! Coco has found a terrific home. ...

A family is coming this week for Coco. Half of me is thrilled. Half of me is not. 😭

It’s a great placement, though. Will post more soon.
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our walk was windy this morning ...

In his dotage, one of Otto‘s favorite activities is chasing the mail truck down the fence line and barking furiously as our mail carrier puts mail in our box. Sundays are confusing, but the driver appreciates Otto’s crazy-old-man energy and gave him an encouraging honk, lol ...

“Hey, you with the treats: Look here.” ...

well, the young guy is an up and comer after all #topdogmodel #understudy ...

Gotta find some way to be amused about the endless trail of water drips 😂 ...