So Very Hungry. So Very Very Hungry.

Poor Hubs. A while ago my breakfast was – as usual – interrupted by 3 mournful dogs, convinced that it had been days, if not weeks since they’d been fed.  (In fact, they get their breakfast before either of us do, although I have to admit my coffee is always the first thing ingested by […]

Animal Abuse, Child Abuse and Spousal Abuse – All Connected

Despite an extensive professional background in mental health, including an undergrad degree in psychology and more than 20 years of work experience in the field, people still never fail to amaze me. Yes, I understand WHY people do the things they do… I just don’t get that they actually DO those things. Case in point […]

Don’t let an old dog throw you.

Mr Budro (a Wire-haired Dachshund) is getting to be an old dog. He turned 11 last month and is 4-5 pounds over weight.  He is very set in his ways…what time he gets up (7am), what time he puts himself to bed (9pm), what time he eats (7am, noon snack and 5pm) and exactly what […]

Maine Travels with Dogs – Hardy Boat Cruises

Because my husband and I both have very demanding home-based businesses, we don’t get away much. Taking a few hours to attend a local play is a real treat, and getting a full day off is practically unheard of. But since yesterday was John’s birthday, and the day before was our 5th wedding anniversary, we […]

The Fostering Dilemma…

We love having foster pups, but little Rudi seems to be having a hard time with them. He got hurt by one that was a little too rambunctious last year (ended up with back sprain/strain) and ever since has been cautious and anxious, even when he wants to play – and even when the new […]

Another Rainy Day…

Four dogs and non-stop rain = one whacked out Linda. ARGH!!! (Shhhhh… they’re all asleep now. I’m calming down…) And I think the nail bed on my big toe that was punctured by the foster pup peeling off on it, which caused me to drop Rudi, which gave Rudi the opportunity to tear off into […]

Noodle – Or, Mr Budro Is One Persistent Pup

Dinnertime.  Always a source of great excitement in our house, even back when we only had two dogs.  (Now we have three of our own, and usually have a foster pup as well.  Twice the dogs; four times the mealtime fun.) I filled the dog water bowl as I always do first, then started preparing […]

Greta: Updated Observations on a Foster Pup

Little Greta wasn’t adopted today. Her forever family must not have known that she was waiting for them. Poor puppy… she’s looking for her people. In the meantime, we’ll have to do. Here are our observations on this great pup. Greta update: Food & Weight. She gets fed her dog food twice a day (7am […]