Rainy Days and Mondays

Rainy Days and Mondays

January 17th, 2011

It’s raining, which does nothing to dampen Diamond’s enthusiasm for a new day. Forget about staying dry, she looks at puddles as tiny swimming holes, and she loves water everywhere but in the bathtub. If the puddle is large enough she will lay down in it with a huge grin. It makes me laugh and […]

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Thanks for the memories

Thanks for the memories

January 14th, 2011

January 14 is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Diamond has a distinctive black and white coat, described as tuxedo, so she really doesn’t need to dress up, she is always in style. One thing that Diamond does wear well is accessories, as in bling. With a name like Diamond how could she not look […]

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Buy your dog a snowstorm for a quarter

Buy your dog a snowstorm for a quarter

January 13th, 2011

Snow has been making headlines. There is a snowstorm in the bedroom that shared with Diamond. Well, it’s not actual snow, but it looks like a blizzard left some mounds of the white fluffy stuff  behind on the comforter. Actually, it’s from a toy purchased especially for her at a thrift store. A quarter really […]

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A Dog By Another Other Name

A Dog By Another Other Name

January 6th, 2011

Every year Petfinder takes a look at the pets posted on Petfinder.com and tallies up the most popular names and for the fourth year in a row, “Buddy” fetched the top spot as the most popular name for adoptable dogs. 2010’s Top 10 Most Popular Adoptable-Dog Names 1. Buddy 2. Max 3. Daisy 4. Bella […]

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Tag, You're It

Tag, You’re It

January 4th, 2011

Ever wonder about the history behind dog tags? The oldest known American dog license tag is an 1853 Corporation of Fredericksburg, Virginia medallion. Though they were originally made to be disposable, vintage dog license tags which are a bit creative are now highly collectible. Especially shapes like doghouses, acorns, police shields, dog bones and dog-head […]

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Bowl game

Bowl game

December 29th, 2010

Way back before they embarked on their life of leisure in our homes, dogs got their food the old-fashioned way – they earned it. Swift, strong and rugged, these canine ancestors spent many hours each day pursuing prey in a never-ending quest to fill their rumbling bellies. When they teamed with early humans, our four-legged […]

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Most days are dark for black dogs hoping to be adopted

Most days are dark for black dogs hoping to be adopted

November 28th, 2010

You might be ready to make that commitment you’ve been dragging your feet about. After a great meal, surrounded by family and friends, you know you have a lot to be thankful for, but you miss having a best friend who really, really gets you. The one with a wagging tail, soulful eyes, and fur. […]

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The hole truth. Let dogs dig.

The hole truth. Let dogs dig.

November 15th, 2010

There are two schools of thought regarding dogs digging. One is to discourage the behavior entirely, and the other is the acceptance that many dogs find absolute delight in digging and find ways to encourage that joy. I am fully entrenched in the belief that if digging is a joy for your dog, let them […]

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Dawn's early light

Dawn’s early light

November 14th, 2010

I started an online creative adventure today. The first suggestion was to change my routine. Eager to begin, I woke before dawn and watched Diamond, like a movie theater screen, go from a shadow of black to a faint blur of black and white. We lay in bed as the sunlight began to filter through […]

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Turn, turn, turn

Turn, turn, turn

November 13th, 2010

Dogs have some interesting behaviors. Take the get-in-the bed and paw-vigorously-to-rearrange-the blankets, and then turn, turn, turn ritual. Ever wonder why they do that? The answer is simple genetics. They’ve been genetically programmed to trample their sleeping areas in the wild so that the grass is tamped down to make a comfortable resting place. Diamond […]

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