Just Let It Go (Reprise) – A Post-Foster Fantasy

I didn’t know, really, what had been so different about this one. Certainly, we had had other foster puppies. Their time with us would come to an end, and they would move on. And after missing them for a day or so, we would, too. But this one. . .

Why Do Some Dogs Get Under Our Skin?

Of course we love all our dogs. But with some dogs, things are different. Our relationship is special. Let’s fact it. Some dogs just get under our skin more. Why?

Time For A Spa Day – Wordless Wednesday

We said goodbye to our latest foster puppy yesterday. And I think Honey could use a spa day.

Just Let It Go – Learning From Dogs

Today’s the big day. In a few hours, I will deliver our foster puppy Zoe back to the shelter so she can find her new family. Should I try to get in a few training sessions? Gently expose her to more household noises? Write a treatise on her personality for her new family? Or is […]

10 Mad Skills You’ll Need To Raise A Puppy

Raising a puppy is like running a triathlon. But you’ll need a different set of skills. To run a triathlon, you must know how to drink while running, how to repair punctures, and how to keep going even when you’re in pain. Hey, come to think of it, those are pretty good puppy raising skills […]

It’s A Lifesaver! – Not Quite Wordless Wednesday

Have you heard? We’re fostering a puppy. She’s a very good puppy. She’s a very smart puppy. But she’s a very active puppy. An Australian cattle dog puppy to be precise. Thank goodness I’m equipped with my foster puppy survival kit. And two items are my lifesavers. Puppy Lifesaver #1 The best dog purchase I […]

12 Things I Learned While Fostering Dogs

When I meet someone and introduce my latest foster dog, they usually say one of two things: I could never foster a dog. It would be too hard to give him up. Or they say, I’d love to do that some day myself. But what I’d love to hear is, that sounds great. How can […]

Pleasures of Friendship

It’s the little things that make friendship special. Don’t you agree?

I Have A Bad Case Of Puppy Brain

I’m suffering from a serious condition. It’s called infantem canis cerebrum. Otherwise known as Puppy Brain. And I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever get my regular brain back.

Thankful For Puppy Caregivers – Wordless Wednesday

It’s Thanksgiving Eve and I have a lot to be thankful for. First, I’m thankful for my husband who slept on the floor beside Zoe the foster puppy’s crate so she’d settle down and go to sleep her first night with us. And I’m also thankful for Honey being such a good host dog. Despite […]

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