And Off He Goes….

I swear Rudi is gonna be the death of me. He’s the littlest monster dog… always doing something to get in trouble. And he did it again this morning.  (Rudi is a “schnoxie” – a dachshund/mini Schnauzer mix – and has the stubbornness & curiosity of the dachshund breed coupled with the energy of a terrier. […]

On Early Morning Arthritis, Barking Dogs and Coffee

Argh… cussed dogs. I slept in until 6:00 this morning (instead of our usual 4:00; the Hubs is still asleep – lucky guy). My body is always stiff when I wake up and takes at least half an hour to get moving; it’s been this way for maybe a couple of decades I think, which […]

Barking His Fool Head Off – Waiting for Johnny

Mr Budro’s getting old, and sometimes we think he has a little dementia going on. The other day he lifted his leg and peed on his own bed…. he’s never done that before, and certainly isn’t making a habit of it, so who knows what that was all about… When John’s out of the house, […]

Happy 8th Birthday, Ingrid!

Ingrid in Los Angeles Ingrid is a miniature long haired dachshund who was born in Maine and lived with us for two years while my daughter was finishing college at Skidmore. My husband  John and daughter Jessamyn brought Ingrid home from a small backyard breeder of dachshunds.  Already full-grown at that point and apparently neither […]

Dog Poops… They have Their Own Little Rituals (for serious dog owners only)

When parents of little kids get together, they talk about all sorts of things… milestones, funny things the kids have said, health concerns, you name it. When parents of dogs get together, they talk about all sorts of things… milestones, funny things the pups have done, health concerns, you name it… and poop.   For […]

Rudi… Whatever You’re Doing, Stop It Right Now!

(Illustration above found on Facebook.) I can’t say I’ve thought of texting our pups, but I suppose that’s merely a function of my age.  Calling, yes. We both work from home so are pretty much with the dogs all the time, except when there are outside appointments or meetings to attend.   Usually those meetings […]

Social Impoliteness with Dogs – Part One.

When one has dogs… I’d hoped to sleep in until at least 6:00 this morning, and sometimes the three dogs are good about letting that happen.  Millie – the smartest and most polite of the three – is, however, also the least patient about morning sleep-ins.  You see, she knows that every new day brings […]