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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Random Morning-Thunder-Ball Post about Miss Millie Mouse

It’s been raining a lot here in Maine… seems it’s been practically non-stop since the middle of May.And when it rains, we often have very loud thunderstorms. And when we have very loud thunderstorms, Miss Millie turns into Miss Mouse… Our beautiful, pure muscle, I-will-guard-and-protect-my-tribe-with-every-ounce-in-me, alpha female is afraid of the noise. When Millie moved in with us, […]

Hatchet Murderers After the Dogs? Nahhhh.

Dear Neighbors in our Homeowners Association, I know that what with the howling, squealing and frantic noises being emitted by our 3 dogs that you could mistakenly believe we are hatchet murdering them, or dismembering each one slowly and methodically. However, I assure you, this is not the case.  There is no need to track […]