Monthly Archives: July 2012

Helpful Hints for Shampooing a Dog

Today we returned from a lovely weekend away. We were fortunate to be able to take our two dogs to a family reunion located on a lakefront. Abby, at thirteen, finds great pleasure wading in the water and lying down … Continue reading

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A Lot to Swallow

The recent addition to our family, Ember, has recently shown an occasional interest in chewing plastic. She has only been with us since May 2012; we added her to our family when she was almost eight years old. This chewing … Continue reading

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Can Dogs Get Poison Ivy?

“Leaves of three, let them be” is a quote that I know personally very well. I have experienced a reaction to poison ivy probably a dozen times over my lifetime. The last time I got it, the predictable rash appeared … Continue reading

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Dogs At The Cottage

When I was a child my family was very fortunate as we were able to escape to my Grandparents cottage for many summers. As mentioned in this post, my love of dogs and my dog gene are a wonderful … Continue reading

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How Assistance Dogs Help Children with Autism

I would like to introduce you to a wonderful pair named Clive and Murray who live in Ireland. Clive is a Goldendoodle, a cross between a poodle and a retriever. He is an Autism Assistance dog for thirteen year old boy … Continue reading

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Why Do Dogs Counter-Surf?

We all have stories about dogs that counter-surf; sometimes when a dog does this the feat can be simply unbelievable. I am constantly amazed at the intelligence of dogs when obtaining forbidden food. Dogs often have their preferred working methods … Continue reading

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Ember’s Follow Up

This week marks the eighth week our new dog, Ember, has been living with us.  I am delighted to say that our choice to adopt an older dog was a wonderful decision! Our family is smitten with her, as is … Continue reading

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