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 […]

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 […]

The Empty Buddy Belly

My Hubs, John, is so smaht… We just realized our Buddy (Mr Budro, Buddy Boo), the wirehaired dachshund, has started sneaking food from little Rudi, which explains why he is rapidly becoming Buddy Blimp again. It’s a matter of some concern, since dachshunds are especially prone to “the love that kills” i.e. overfeeding – and gaining […]

Midnight Revenge of the Mutant Canine Zombies…

Every now and then I decide it’s time to get some new pictures of our pups.  Unfortunately, my photography skills are not exactly spectacular. This is titled: “Mr Budro, practicing for his starring role in ‘Midnight Revenge of the Mutant Canine Zombies from Across the River in the Dirty Lew’… If you’re not from Lewiston-Auburn, “the […]