green river dog park

you can’t miss it … although you may forget that you’ve been there before.

it’s time

Taking the boys on a walk is not an option, just ask Charlie. While Prince Jake is still in bed, Charlie will start prepping me for the upcoming event, at the same time everyday. It use to be a nuisance until I realized … if they didn’t pester me, I wouldn’t take the time, and then I’d miss…

teaching dogs to spell

Rob just started asking me if Jake and Charlie got a “Tip” (meaning snack) after going potty outside. His reasoning … we’ve overused the words snackies, treats and chewy bones. I was listening.  He went on to say that since we already spell  W.A.L.K  we should probably spell  T.I.P  so we won’t have to find…

Out of Commission

Suppose it was bound to happen … it’s winter in Minnesota. I would have preferred my left hand instead of my right but oh so grateful that it was just my hand breaking away from my wrist and not my hip. Still had to have surgery.  That was freaky. Tried to go to my special…

Tell Me What You Really Think

Jake speaks … Charlie barks. There is a difference. My beloved departed Golden, Eli, was the only other dog that took on the English language. Note to self: Find pictures of Eli. What an amazingly bizarre experience to watch a dog forming sentences that go on and on and on. No,  I haven’t captured it…

Picking My Battles

Thinking I’m the smart one, I secretly gave Charlie the last coveted chicken chewy bone from Trader Joe’s, leaving the almost as popular (last) $3 Bully Stick for Jake. Sidebar: Every now and then, Charlie needs to win;) They both went their separate ways and I went back to the computer. Two minutes later, Jake…

Wait For It

When my fingers aren’t stuck to my camera, keyboard or dogs ….          I glue. This is a re-post from a blog that I started in January 2009. While I’ve been blessed to have had over 109,000 people visit over the years, I rarely have anyone but Viagra peddlers comment. The one saving grace is that…

Steward of The Dog Boots

Minnesota winters are cruel … makes it tough for even the avid dog walker who puts boots on both dogs and has to get motivated for one walk a day, let alone two. If a Minnesota winter wasn’t bad enough … Jake hate’s dog boots so … I thought it would help to put them…

Remembering Petey

Going through photos and found a picture of my first dog Petey. He’s the black and white Chihuahua Fox Terrier sitting with my brother. I’m the one in the middle. He may have been named after the infamous Petey on ” The Little Rascals” although … my mother has no recollection of his naming. She…

Black Dog Photography

Taking photographs of a black dog wasn’t a problem, until someone told me it was.  Just the words, “It’s really hard to photograph a black dog, that’s why you never see black dogs in the movies.” Great. Don’t you hate it when that happens?! Then I checked and yep, out of the Top 10 Famous…

Bump in the Night

It’s an old building … Circa 1864 to be exact. Sometimes you hear things. Sometimes you see things. Case solved 🙂 Not. Chow!

Don’t Know What I’ve Done To Deserve That Kind of Friend

“I can’t think of anything that brings me closer to tears than when my old dog — completely exhausted after a hard day in the field — limps away from her nice spot in front of the fire and comes over to where I’m sitting and puts her head in my lap, a paw over…