Category Archives: Your Dog Gene

My 100th Post

As I sit here at the computer I cannot believe I am writing my 100th and last post for dogstwentyfourseven. This blog means so much to me and has been a labour of love. I decided that I would like … Continue reading

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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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Dogs and Skunks – Not The Best Pair

My cousin Martha is a dog lover, too. We certainly inherited the “dog gene” from our Grandmother Ruth Allen. Martha jokes that I inherited the “dog gene” tenfold! Martha had some up-close and personal experiences with her dogs and skunks … 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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My Mother’s Menagerie

This week I welcome a guest writer to my blog. When I was a child we were lucky to spend time on Stoney Lake in the Kawartha’s in Ontario. It was a chance to reconnect with other families after a … Continue reading

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Golden Retrievers and Their D.N.A

Golden Retrievers are a popular breed in my neighbourhood. I am constantly amazed at how similar their traits are despite coming from a huge array of breeders and different families raising them. Out of the many dog breeds I have … Continue reading

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Two of a Kind – Part Two

Dogs are the perfect connectors in life and I have been blessed making many special friendships with dogs and their owners over the years. I would like to introduce a second family who have two dogs of the same breed … Continue reading

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Time to Reflect

Last week I took Abby, our twelve and a half year old sweet yellow lab, to our vet. She was favoring her front left leg and was showing some swelling in the joint where the leg can bend. She had … Continue reading

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The Dog Gene

I have a theory some of us have the Dog Gene. For some, the Dog Gene shows up in childhood. For others, the Dog Gene does not develop until later in life. Mine was very obvious and appeared in childhood. … Continue reading

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