Protect the Paws

If you haven’t had much success with the dog boot thing,  you can always smear Vaseline  on dog paws to kinda-sorta protect them against the sidewalk salt of the winter. It’s better than nothing! and … when you get home … don’t forget to gently wash off paws … after they’ve thawed out … with…

Dear Dogs and Cats

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and they contain your food. The other dishes are mine and they contain my food. Placing a paw print on the food in the middle of my plate does not make it become your food and dish, nor do I find that paw…

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…

If

If you can start the day without caffeine, If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it, If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,…

Man Up

To err is human, to forgive canine. “The dog’s agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. “I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play with that, kiss you. There are no ulterior motives with a dog, no mind games, no second-guessing, no complicated negotiations or bargains, and no guilt trips or…

Black Dog Wisdom

Once again my ferocious bark has saved my family from being attacked by the mailman and the backyard is rabbit free. Job well done. Related articles The Wisdom of Dogs (challengeschanges.wordpress.com)

A Bazillion Dog Photos

… at least I don’t take pictures of the constant dessert eating. Yep … it’s the mom, Mara. Promised myself that I’d go through the thousands of dog photos taken over the last 3 years and look what I found. It’s Jake and Rob …. my better half … walking Rockaway Beach on the Oregon…

Everything is Black and White

Or, at least it was yesterday. Below zero temps, black ice, high winds, layers of clothes, hoping not to fall down and … if and when you try to look up … just for a second … hurry before your eyelashes freeze off …  there it is … the full definition of breathtaking. Trying to…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

We wanna play the weekly photo challenge too! The place: Kneeland Mountain … no, those aren’t snowflakes … Mom says they’re orbs and we believe her. If you can’t see us in the photo it’s because we’re chasing rabbits, mom is yelling at us to get back here, while taking this photo at the same…

These Dog Boots Are Made For Walkin’

Like I’ve said before, if it gets colder than 30 degrees, Charlie HAS to wear dog boots and I don’t. Really didn’t care to … up until now. After watching mom suit up Charlie … for over a month … while I walk around whining … I’ve decided that I want to wear dog boots…