Bitey Face is Dog Thumb Wrestling – Wordless Wednesday

Have you ever watched a pair of dogs playing bitey face? No, I mean REALLY watched them. Are you aware that bitey face is really just thumb wrestling for dogs? One feints with his mouth open. The other tries to lure him in. Back and forth they go, teeth flashing, each one trying to draw […]

I Curse You, Dr. Ian Dunbar!

When Honey came to live with us as an eight week old puppy, we limited our puppy reading. We didn’t want to get overloaded. Our book of choice? Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog by Ian Dunbar. Giving Your Puppy a Good Start Dunbar’s […]

Farewell, Scooter! Holiday Blogging Event for Pets in Need

It’s holiday time. When thoughts turn to Christmas balls, rum balls, and puppy balls. Or at least my thoughts do. Scooter gets a neuter. For nearly two weeks, I’ve been keeping a foster puppy from the Tompkins County SPCA. Our days have been exhausting, frustrating, and very, very fun. But tomorrow it comes to an […]

The Puppiness Project – Put Yourself in the Way of Fun

Gretchen Rubin wrote in The Happiness Project about the year she spent “test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy.” The Puppiness Project is my attempt to learn the same from Honey, my Golden Retriever. Today’s lesson is one that is best taught by […]

Wednesday Without Words – It’s Scooter!

Soon to be Adoptable in Central NY – Scooter       This is a blog hop. Hop on…  

A Day in the Life of a Foster Puppy

If you follow me on Facebook or stop here regularly, you may have heard I became an accidental foster parent to a puppy. For those of you with adult dogs who are experiencing puppy lust, I thought I’d share with you A Day in the Life of a Foster Puppy A foster puppy morning 5:00 […]

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