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 […]

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 […]

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 […]