My Dog Babies

My youngest son is preparing to go away to college in August, and while I am freaking out, part of me knows I will be primarily okay because I have two dog babies to waddle away my time during my newfound free schedule. Many people shudder when you talk about your animals like children, but the fact of the matter is, THEY ARE CHILDREN! I always say my pooches are from my dog-womb. As the main care-taker in this house - NO ONE ELSE LIFTS A FINGER TO TAK CARE OF THE DOGS UNLESS PAID - I feel quite motherly toward my 15 year old pit-bull and 7 year old Shih tzu....more

why rescue dogs are worth it

Jarrod and I have been binge watching Game of Thrones lately. In a recent episode, a flock of crows was shown, flying and making their loud-ass "caw caw" noises. Rosie was dead asleep, but she woke up suddenly and started barking like crazy at the tv. I've also caught her barking at crows when we're in our yard....more

All Dogs Go To Heaven

There are some theologies wherein dogs don’t have souls, and thus do not exist after life has extinguished. If they do continue to exist, they for sure don’t go to Heaven.Those theologies are wrong.Thus spake Pope Fokker.Yet again, a loyal family dog has saved the life of a toddler. If that dog is not in Heaven, when I die I will stomp around the afterlife until I find where that doggie went and I will switch over to that team. I mean it....more

confessions of a bad dog parent

(How could I be mad at this face, right?)I have to...more

Introductions Are Always The Hardest

I am a sleuth.My colleagues sometimes call me "Mr. Wolf" because I solve problems.My mother calls me "the Austistic Whisperer."I call myself "The Patron Saint of Lost Causes."My dogs just appreciate it when I feed them on time....more

Pets on the Move – How to Help Them with the Transition

Moving to a new home is stressful for every family member, including your family dog. “Spot” can easily adapt to a new home and an unfamiliar environment, but you have to help him through the transition.  Read on for some tips on how to reduce stress on your pet and make your family’s move easy! Before you move…...more

How Your Dog's Nose Could Actually Save Your Life (VIDEO)

It is a well-known fact that dogs are man's best friend. They can comfort us, protect us, entertain us and keep us company. They can also be trained to become therapy dogs, guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs, to name a few....more

Doggy Style

Want to try something different? Is this you? I can't knit another sweater, I won't sew another quilt and I hate scrapbooking. Many times I hear craft freaks cry about not being able to get TURNED ON. They have become bored with their regular projects and want to experiment with something different. So, desperate crafters....... how about designing clothes and other accessories for pets?...more

Repurposed Twin Bed For Pets

My oldest daughter recently got a new bed so i was trying to figure out what to do with her old one. after a while i decided to try to repurpose it for our little Shih tzu "Rocky" In the hopes that if he had his own bed then maybe he'd stay out of our bed at night....more