Happy Halloween, Mateys!

Halloween is normally a day I can get behind--dress up, pumpkins and sweets! But this year, it's making me angsty....more

It's a dog's life-watching your best friend grow old

She sleeps a little longer and a little more deeply. She snores and dreams so richly that she wakes herself up barking, only to look sheepish when she realizes she was dreaming. When I'm sitting still she cuddles in a little closer, looks for a little more love. My puppy isn't a puppy anymore. I remember when I brought Shy home. I had spent six months recovering from losing my previous dog, Pru, to cancer. She was a beautiful, loyal Staffie, and losing her crushed me. ...more
Very nice post. I can totally relate to the emotions you go through in watching your dog get ...more

In Memoriam of A Beloved Pet

Maggie May Mouse 7/4/2002 - 8/13/2015I'm sitting in my new office shortly after 5:30 AM on an under-inflated yoga ball watching the sun come up and wondering if I really want to write this post or if I want to go get the bike pump and finish inflating ...more

National Dog Day Appreciation With a Scavenger Hunt!

National Dog Day Appreciation With a Scavenger Hunt! Let's Talk Doggie in Disguise Scavenger Hunt!...more

How Adopting a Dog Changed Our Life

I’ve been around dogs my whole life. My dad races sled dogs, so we had 15-20 dogs or more for most of my childhood, but they weren’t pets. Family and friends had dogs, so I certainly wasn’t a stranger to them. But until two years ago, I had never had a pet dog of my own. Then, in July 2013, Dave and decided to adopt a dog. We had recently graduated college, gotten engaged, and moved into a new apartment. Dave had a new job, but I hadn’t found one yet....more
We adopted our black lab/shepherd as a puppy almost 3 years ago. It just seems like a ...more

No Cat Yet

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more

Giving the Gift of a Good Death to a Good Friend

Today I had the honor to stand by the deathbed of a dear and loyal friend.  Today I had the privilege of being with him to ease him out of this life.  And today I also had the responsibility of deciding that it was time for that life to end.Today we put our dog to sleep....more

Bentley's Corner: American Journey

Bentley and Lambo hope that you all had a fantastic July 4th weekend! They loved playing with all of our friends at our Fourth of July BBQ! Once the party was over, they held their own private celebration and checked out Chewy’s new product line, American Journey....more

Buying the Right to Make a Correction.

 She’s Tomboy. I don’t write about her often enough; she’s a little more serious than my corgi men. She’s a Briard, a French herding breed that has a very protective side....more

Biting the hand that feeds you

Our family cat is 15 years old. She has been "retired" for the last five years and is no longer required to kill any bugs that creep into our home. She enjoys a life of relaxation, attention on her terms and pampered quiet....more