One Phrase that Makes Me Cringe, My Dog is Friendly

One Phrase that Makes Me Cringe, My Dog is Friendly

I’m a dog mom to four dogs; we brought home two puppies in December.  We’re fortunate to live on 5 acres, giving our dogs ample space to run and play, but it gets old pretty fast and I find my...

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What is Wrong with the Term ‘Pet Parent?’

What is Wrong with the Term ‘Pet Parent?’

What is the big deal about someone calling themselves a pet parent or dog mom?  What’s the big deal that someone calls their pets their kids? It seems to most animal lovers, this isn’t a big deal.  We see these...

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A Few Reasons Why We Should Pick Up Our Dog’s Poop

A Few Reasons Why We Should Pick Up Our Dog’s Poop

We live in a dog friendly town with 4 trails within 5 minutes (by drive) of our house; one of these trails borders our property – no driving required.  It’s convenient, it provides tons of variety for our dogs, and...

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5 Things to Consider Before Adopting Littermate Puppies

5 Things to Consider Before Adopting Littermate Puppies

We did it again. We adopted another set of littermate puppies.  Some people wonder if we’re nuts.  I’m convinced many people think this was my idea.  But most people know that we’re prepared for littermate puppies. My boyfriend’s guard was...

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Dog Parks Used to be a Fun Place, What Happened?

Dog Parks Used to be a Fun Place, What Happened?

Remember when dog parks used to be a fun place to take your dog?  I still remember the day when we got the go ahead to take our dogs everywhere.  They finished their puppy vaccinations and had healed perfectly from...

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12 Things I Learned Raising Our Littermate Puppies

12 Things I Learned Raising Our Littermate Puppies

As I stated in my post on tough dog toys, we have littermate puppies.  Rodrigo and Sydney are fun, affectionate, well behaved 3-1/2 year old dogs today and they acted a crash course into dog care for me.  I grew...

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Dog Owners Experience with Raw Food for Dogs

Dog Owners Experience with Raw Food for Dogs

We switched our dogs to raw dog food in April 2013 after months of research and the encouragement and support of friends.  I started with a raw / kibble diet – raw in the morning, kibble in the evening.  This...

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Finding Tough Dog Toys for Strong Chewers

Finding Tough Dog Toys for Strong Chewers

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been suckered into buying a toy claiming to be made for strong chewers only to watch our dog, Rodrigo, gleefully destroy it in under 15 minutes.  Destroying dog toys has become an...

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