Books for Dog Lovers: There's something for everyone

Books for Dog Lovers:  There's something for everyone
There are some truly great books out there for dog lovers.  I think I have most of them in my ever-growing collection, but wanted to mention some old ones and some new that might be a great holiday gift for those like-minded, who enjoy expanding either their knowledge base or want to better understanding the... Read more »

Doggone Thanksgiving: I Miss Them!

Doggone Thanksgiving:  I Miss Them!
Doggone really means the dogs are gone.  They are not gone …. rather I am gone and they are being boarded at a wonderful boarding facility in Prospect Heights, Playful Paws.  I am with family for the holiday in Florida, who unfortunately don’t love dogs as much as I do, and even if I were... Read more »

Dog grooming product for horses, cats, and people

Dog grooming product for horses, cats, and people
Grooming your dogs professionally can be very expensive, particularly if their coats are matted. Because groomers try very hard to not harm dogs during the grooming process,  they will forgo trying to remove the knots and tangles and simply shave them down if dogs are too matted.  It hasn’t happened to me … yet, although... Read more »
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DNA rules in a Dallas condo: The Scoop on Poop

DNA rules in a Dallas condo:  The Scoop on Poop
If you’ve ever walked your dogs on lead, I’m sure you’ve encountered the ‘leftovers’ of undigested meals of dogs and the less than considerate behavior or owners who fail to clean up after their dogs.  I heard this story on WMAQ’s early morning news and it had me howling.  Apparently, dog owners in a certain... Read more »

Fall is finally here, but where's Dunkie?

Fall is finally here, but where's Dunkie?
I don’t see him …. do you?  He seems like a happy dog, though.

Ticks the Season, I'm not Jolly!

Ticks the Season, I'm not Jolly!
I love my dogs.  I’m sure you love yours as well; otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this blog.  My dogs sleep in bed with me; maybe yours do, too.  That means that sometimes you can wake up to a surprise in the morning.  A scary surprise. It was like any other morning in late February,... Read more »
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Watch Dog?

Watch Dog?
Tibetan Terriers, “The Holy Dogs of Tibet,” have been known to be special dogs and among the oldest dog breeds in the world.  Other than serving as a talisman of luck for the lamas, the American Kennel Club description states that they were also used as watchdogs.  This is how our little boy, Duncan, guards... Read more »

Itchy Dogs? My Shampoo Quest

Itchy Dogs? My Shampoo Quest
This is almost too embarrassing to write about.  The number of shampoos and conditioners I’ve purchased over the years to minimize my dogs’ ‘itchies.’  I’ve checked them out with the veterinarian who told me that it was neither fleas nor mange and prescribed the product “Epi-Soothe” seen below (it didn’t help).  Although there were no... Read more »

This is a must 'Like' page on Facebook: Off the Leash by Rupert Fawcett

Timely and true.  Rupert Fawcett has an uncanny ability to translate his anthropomorphized visions of dogs, their behavior with one another, and their ‘ownership’ of their humans into the visual medium of cartoons or photos of situations which he finds either offensive or endearing.  Since the beginning of 2012, he has garnered over 22,000 “Likes”... Read more »
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Like pony tails on dogs? The 'eyes' have it.

Like pony tails on dogs?  The 'eyes' have it.
When Izzy was a puppy, there was no problem with her ‘head fall,’ meaning the hair that naturally falls over her eyes and all eyes of Tibetan Terriers.  I imagine through the process of natural selection, dogs in Tibet needed that kind of protection for their eyes from the wind and sand and extreme temperatures. ... Read more »