Nine months after Lizzie passed, I was finally ready to try again with another pup. You can never replace a dog, and each dog is unique. I had to wait until I was ready to accept a dog that wasn’t Lizzie, and not before. On September 27, 2013, I was sitting at brunch with friends … Continue reading Choosing my new puppy!
I have to share this because it has made such a huge improvement in my dog’s quality of life! As my 14 year old, 65lb dog, Carmina, has gotten older, her hips have gotten weaker. As they have gotten weaker, she started to slip and fall on the hardwood floors. It really killed me to … Continue reading No more slipping on hardwood floors!
I’ve moved to a new house and I guess the layout has made this problem noticeable. I assume it was doing the same thing at my old house, but there was no patio and I didn’t go outside much, so I guess I didn’t notice. Now, I notice. Carmina, the 14yr old female, now doesn’t … Continue reading My yard smells like dog pee
Taking Lizzie canoeing at Tyler State Park was one of the funniest days of my life. My friend and I recount the day over and over, getting a good belly laugh from it every time. My friend and I decided it was Labor Day weekend, we’re bored, let’s take Lizzie canoeing! So we went. … Continue reading Lizzie goes canoeing, the Adventure at Tyler State Park
I miss taking a nap and waking up to a giant knuckle bone being gently placed on my chest, a prized gift to me. I miss her wet nose sniffing at my face. I miss being steam rolled in the morning when I slept too late. Right and left, right and left, … Continue reading Things I miss about Lizzie…
I have always wanted a German Shepherd since I can remember. I don’t know what actually started my fascination with the breed; I just know I always wanted one. When I was a child, I dreamed of having a strong, noble, and loyal German Shepherd that would always be by my side, my best friend. … Continue reading Lizzie’s First Months
I haven’t been able to bring myself to write on this blog for quite some months. I think I am ready to deal with it now, but I’m going to take the next I don’t know how many posts to just write about my Lizzie and all the things we did that I didn’t get … Continue reading My Lizzie…..
Ever year we have our annual pumpkin carving contest. Not a real contest, just the same friends vying for bragging rights and a “prize,” and every year I try to find a fun stencil that will win me the coveted first prize…which I had yet to win. This year, I found a German Shepherd Pumpkin … Continue reading German Shepherd Pumpkin Carving Stencil
Many people may not think that their dogs teeth need maintaining just like human teeth. Some dogs need it much more frequently than others. Smaller dogs tend to suffer from plaque build up more than larger dogs, and as our vet told me this last visit, a dog’s individual physical differences can play a part. … Continue reading Dogs need Dentists too! Is it time to clean your dog’s teeth?
I have been absent from writing on my blog from some time now because I have been dealing with the unexpected loss of two of my childhood friends. To make the story short, on February 25, I invited my two friends to go out for dinner and to spend some time together. Around 12:30am I … Continue reading Saying goodbye to friends….
Four Paws Up! This is a MUST read for all dog owners. If you truly want to understand and develop a wonderful relationship with your dog, this book is a must read. I’m always looking for information that can help me better understand my dogs, yet it seemed like most available literature on dog training … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Dog Sense’ by John Bradshaw – A Dog Owner Must Read
Sometimes we forget that dogs are often like a two-year old that never grows up. And like we must do for two-year olds, we have to make sure to keep dangerous items out of their reach. One such dangerous item that you may take for granted and not think about are pain-killers. Pain-killers like Advil … Continue reading Dog Safety Tip: Put away your pain-killers!
After 120 years of unchanging case law, the 2nd District Texas Court of Appeals finally gave our best friends a little more credit. Until this month, the only value given to a dog under the law was their “market value.” As you can imagine, market value may be a few dollars if you are lucky. … Continue reading Texas Courts increase dogs’ value under the law
Snobby Dog Spaw 4007 S Broadway Ave Tyler, TX 75701 (903) 581-2834 When I moved back to Tyler, Texas, I was back on the market for a good grooming option. I almost always groom the Papillons myself because they are so easy to put in the tub, but to thoroughly wash and groom my big … Continue reading Snobby Dog Spaw in Tyler, Texas: my four dogs’ groomer!
I felt compelled to write a follow-up post regarding the Los Angeles dog-barking ordinance because I feel I must point out the complete disconnect in logic. If you used this logic on an SAT test, you would score a 12 out of 1600. Translating this issue into SAT terms, here would be the question: (A) … Continue reading L.A. Dog Barking Ordinance = Seriously Flawed Logic