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

5 ways a boy is like a puppy

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OMGoodness, your boy is adorbs.   (Though, note: Girls are like that too! If I had known that ...more

One Dog Short of a Six Pack

I'm a dog person. A shih tzu person. They are like potato chips, you can't just have one little fuzzy monkey faced dog. Two is plenty though, trust me. Once you hit three, it's kind of like hoarding, but not really. Well not unless you hit 12, which I did once when we were doing rescue....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com ha, we don't get them gifts. we do dress them in funny clothes sometimes ...more

Wordless Wednesday - Puppy Love

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home Wordless Wednesday - Puppy Love   ...more

Tips for Putting Together a New Puppy Gift Bag

The other day someone said to me, "you shop for other people's new puppies the way most people shop for baby showers." Yup, I do. And, why shouldn't we? Bringing a new puppy into your family is a big deal, and should be celebrated, especially nowadays when pets are treated just like another member of the family. Making the decision to become a pet parent is a big one. It means more responsibility and in many cases a new chapter in your life. ...more
Great idea, Jane! Never thought of that.more

Today's Top Story is...

When I wrote today's date in my spiritual journal this morning, October 13th, I wondered what would be the day's most significant occurance.  I love my life.  I have a hard time winding down to go to sleep, and I can hardly wait to wake up. ...more

Puppy love

While I was browsing through photos on my computer today I happened to stumble across my all time favourite Lisen photo. It's of Lisen saying goodbye to one of her puppies. Full post at: Puppy love...more

Dogs For The Cause: Doggie Buys That Give Back to Charity

While big-name brands are increasingly recognizing the value in teaming up with a charity that appeals to their consumers, the pet industry -- like a loyal pup -- is tagging close behind....more

Fast Dogs--Part I

When our long-legged, beagle-howling, slut puppy, sister hounds run away, my husband always says a prayer.  "I pray they never come back."I'm telling you what, they were so cute when we got 'em at the Manteo Island Animal Shelter thirteen years ago. I loved the way their silky ears were bigger than their heads....more

Duchess Tissue Box

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