"No breakfast this morning. You're having anesthetic at the vet today." He looked at me and cocked his head inquiringly."Ann us thet tic," I enunciated slowly, to clarify."Wiggle, wiggle?" he asked with the rear half of his body. "No, no food today, boy," I answered. "Prance, prance, silly foot waving?" he asked with his front paws. "No, Buddha. No food today," I replied firmly."You can have some water, though," and I pointed to the dish. "Drink," I said. He turned around and faced away from me and the water bowl. "You Drink it," his backside said. ...more
http://thebaboo.comI’ve been on a mission to adopt a Boxer puppy and I’ve been doing research on the breed and searching for puppies every day. I’ve been contacting breeders and asking questions. I asked one particular breeder if she could direct me to a breeder whose dogs are on the smaller side, don’t drool, and have a more mellow personality (boxers are high energy dogs, but some have more energy than others.)...more
Bringing Borya Home
Next one down on my siggy line...Anne, Wife of Fred for 23 yearsMom of:Patrick (16)James (16)Rosie (13)Bella(14)Julie (13)Daniel (12)My children around the world:Milly in TaiwanEun Hae in South KoreaFelice in Hong KongNadya in GermanyObrin in New YorkAnd our critters Blue, Annabelle, Fiona, Sunny, Sophie and Cindy-Lou; Mamfy, Mali and Punkin; Nick; Frog 1 and Horny Toad; Charlie and Dizzy; Minnie an...more
People love their pets – 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 million homes. Those 72.9 million homes have 86.4 million cats and 78.2 million dogs. And U.S. pet owners are spending money on those beloved pets – to the tune of $48.35 billion in 2010 – according to the 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey.That's a lot of dogs and cats. And the majority of their people can be easily classified:...more
Shutup Roxy is nearly 12 years old. Since I am at home most of the day, most days, she and I spend a great deal of time together. I have become so in tune with her movements, that I can tell you what she's doing by sound alone.
The other night from the edges of sleep, The Husband says, "What is that sound?" It was a low, rhythmic rub. "Do you have something off balance in the washing machine?"
"No," I sighed, "That's Roxy eating her ass."
"What? No. Do you have a metal pan lid in the top rack of the dishwasher that's getting sprayed funny? Is there trash on the porch?...more
Our Old Dog Was Ready But I Couldn't Let Him GoHow do you know if your beloved old dog, your family pet, is ready to die? Can you ever really know? Is there a right time? How do you know when it's time?...more
One of the many reasons I adore my ex-husband is that he starts so many sentences with: "So, it turns out you were right about …"Today he called to say it turns out I was right on two counts: the woeful emotional inadequacy of husbands and the healing love of a good dog.My ex is often alerted to my inalienable rightnesses by our paper of record, The New York Times, which is what prompted this morning's most recent example....more