Saying Goodbye to Summit: A Family Dog

Saying Goodbye to Summit: A Family Dog

At some point, every pet owner must decide when it’s time to say goodbye.  My sister’s dog, Summit, became very ill a week or so ago.  She was diagnosed with acute kidney disease.  When her numbers came down, they brought her home.  They hoped she would recover, but she didn’t.  She never regained her appetite. It was time to make that decision no pet owner wants to make.  They had the vet come to their house.  She died in her…

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My Dog and I Participate in the Community Rock Hide and Seek

My Dog and I Participate in the Community Rock Hide and Seek

I couple of weeks ago I found a rock sitting on a fence post a block from where I live.  It made my day.  It was hidden there by a neighbor participating in one of the many community rock hide and seeks taking part across America. I wasn’t looking for rocks, one found me.  But, it brought me such pleasure, I decided to play along.  I can’t draw or paint, so I did what I do best.  I colored them…

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How a Dog’s Physical Appearance Changes Over the Years

How a Dog’s Physical Appearance Changes Over the Years

The other day, a friend showed me a photo of a dog because the ears reminded her of Misha.  The photo reminded me of one I had taken of Misha when she was 6 months old. I went back through my folders to find it and I was surprised to see how much my dog’s physical appearance had changed in 8 years. Let’s take a trip down memory lane… My Dog at 8 Weeks Old This was the day Misha…

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Misha Worries about Pets Lost in Hurricane Harvey

Misha Worries about Pets Lost in Hurricane Harvey

We are just wrapping up Fogust.  That’s foggy + August.  It’s the month that makes us think that summer is over.  Then, wham! We get hit with September.  True to course, we’re heading into a heat wave this week. Even Misha feels it.  When I got out of the shower, I found her laying on my pillow surfer style.   It’s too warm to get under the blankets today. She looks like she has the weight of the world on…

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It’s National Dog Day: Celebrating Our Family Dogs

It’s National Dog Day: Celebrating Our Family Dogs

It seems I have always had dogs in my life.  We got our first dog when I was about 3 and I have been in love with them ever since.  I’d like to tell you about the dogs in my family for National Dog Day. Our First Dog was Bubbles Bubbles was an accident. A friend’s Poodle mated with the neighbor’s Cocker Spaniel and we got one of the puppies from the litter. She looked more Cocker Spaniel than Poodle. …

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Dogs Make Terrible Lumbar Supports

Dogs Make Terrible Lumbar Supports

I was playing around on Pinterest when I came across this pin. It made me laugh. You see, I have a Jack Russell who likes to sit behind me on chairs, too. Sometimes Misha likes to be close to me, really close! She jumps up on my lap. Then, she slides around until she is in lumbar position. She’s pretty comfy. I wish I could say the same. All I get is what’s left of the seat! Is this a…

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