Are You a Multi-Dog Mom or Dad?

Are You a Multi-Dog Mom or Dad?

Sharing your home with three or more four-legged friends qualifies you as a being a multi-dog family. I love living with many dogs but it may not be for everyone. Consider the pros and cons (from my perspective) to see if it’s for you. Primarily, they swaddle you in unconditional love. A dog’s feelings and thought processes are pure; they love you, that’s it and that’s all. They don’t know revenge, bitterness or harbor grudges. Dogs in a pack amuse each other and aren’t lonely which lessens my burden of guilt when I leave without them. I still get the … Continue reading

The Holidays Are Coming! What This Means For You and Your Dog…

The Holidays Are Coming! What This Means For You and Your Dog...

Labor Day seems to start the holiday ball rolling, and right behind it is Halloween, Thanksgiving and the big one-CHRISTMAS! How do you feel about the holidays? Do you feel like I do when you walk into a store on a 95-degree day and stare down aisle after aisle of Halloween candy? Does it literally make you nauseated and stressed? For some people dressing in their alter ego for a party and shopping for Christmas presents makes them gleefully giddy while others are stressed merely thinking about it. Their minds race to all the unfinished projects at home, costumes for … Continue reading

How to Make the RIGHT Decisions for Your Dog…

How to Make the RIGHT Decisions for Your Dog...

We can all agree that this is tough. No matter the decision you have to make, it requires research, consideration, contemplation and sometimes a little soul searching. I am grateful that I have not had to make too many major decisions for my dogs. My first dog, Chloe, was a 6 lb. Yorkshire terrier who came to live with me in 1990. I knew absolutely nothing about dogs. My lack of knowledge included getting one (breeder), taking care of one and living with one (I think that covers every category). I made every mistake possible without actually causing harm to my … Continue reading

What Does Your Dog Mean to You?

What Does Your Dog Mean to You?

What role does he/she play in your life? While conversing with others, I usually manage to steer the conversation around to my favorite subject… dogs!   People are aghast to learn, not only that I am a multiple-dogs parent, but that they live inside with me. Seriously?! To me they are family members. Would you ask your Uncle Henry to sleep in the barn or fenced in back yard? I think not. My dogs are my life and throughout the decades, I have owned at least one. I don’t even like to use the word ‘own’ even though the courts … Continue reading