Category Archives: Children and Dogs

Big Dog or Little Dog

I have been around dogs most of my life. My grandmother Ruth Allen was a huge dog person and passed on what I like to call the Dog Gene. Dogs of all sizes have brought me much joy over the … Continue reading

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Motherhood and Dogs

Today’s post is a tribute to mothers of both the two- and four-legged in honour of Mother’s Day. My daughter Emily suggested that I write about the similarities of raising a dog and a child. After giving this topic some … Continue reading

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My Dog Kiefer

I love writing this blog. It has allowed me to share my dog adventures, and the interesting people I have had the opportunity to connect with. Like I’ve said before, dogs are wonderful connectors; this is proven to me on … Continue reading

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Dog Walker Memories Part One

I have been a dog walker over the last twelve years, and I love my job. My relationship with the families I work with makes my career very unique and special. Some of the families I have known for over … Continue reading

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It is all about Marlo

This week’s story came into my head while I was out dog walking in our neighborhood. I could see Marlo, a sweet Cockapoo, being walked with Wayne, one of her owners, in the distance. I smiled to myself realizing what … Continue reading

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Heart Ache After Your Dog Dies

When I am out walking dogs I have the opportunity to meet many new people. Sometimes it is just a pleasant hello, or a nod of a head as we pass one another. Other times a complete stranger will want to pat … Continue reading

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Should your dog sleep in your bed?

When dogs come to board at our home one of the questions I ask their owners is where their dog sleeps in their house. I can tell immediately from a dog owner’s facial expression whether the dog sleeps on or … Continue reading

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Children and Dogs

I consider myself very blessed that I have been around dogs for all of my life. I am a firm believer that all children, at some point in their lives, should experience owning a pet. Dogs are a front-runner for … 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 https://dogstwentyfourseven.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/the-dog-gene, 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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