Category Archives: dogs

Let the Dogs Speak!

I first met Marianne McKiernan when she contacted me to do a story for the news organization she works for in Denver. She is a service dog puppy raiser as well as a reporter and her dog-in-training, Rocket, had a mad … Continue reading

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Reciprocity

At breakfast this morning Riley said, “I don’t think there’s ever been anyone who didn’t like Jingle.” Seth paused while eating his peanut butter toast and said, “I don’t think there’s ever been anyone Jingle didn’t like.” Tweet This Post

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Chewy’s Revenge

Before Seth had Yippee, there was Chewy. Chewy is the Webkin stuffed Chihuahua he carried around and slept with and placed all his wishing-hoping-longing dreams of having a Chihuahua on for years. Chewy got seriously kicked to the curb (or … Continue reading

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Josie 12/97-4/12

When we first got married, Todd did the rational thing to buy some time and push back the baby lust I was having. He got me a puppy. At the time we were clueless about pet stores and puppy mills … Continue reading

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There seems to be a pattern

    Chihuahua. The perfect hot water bottle. Tweet This Post

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Our Hot Water Bottle

We are seeing a dog trainer to help get Yippee under control, so he can stop un-training Jingle. One of the assignments was to research what our dog was bred for, to help better understand his temperament and needs(yeah, we … Continue reading

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Nubby

Jingle’s tail has seen better days. The week before last at homeschool co-op, she was sitting on her mat, minding her own business, hoping some kid would drop a sandwich at lunch, when all hell broke loose. Someone walked by, … Continue reading

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Yippee’s Photo Shoot

Why yes! My children did watch ET for the first time recently. How did you know? This is actually the first time Seth has commissioned me to write a blog post. I have not figured out what my fee will … Continue reading

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Yippity Snip

This is the face of someone who is about to be neutered. We’ve held off, because the thought of complications, the thought of anything happening to this dog… let’s just say Seth lives for him. It would be bad. I … Continue reading

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Dogs and Kids

Yippee likes to sleep with his nose in Seth’s armpit. Eventually he comes up for air. Little Man loves his dog. And then, we have the girls. Jingle was over at her BFF’s the other day,(they like to romp together … Continue reading

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Dogs of Dreamtime

I read Karen Shanley’s beautiful blog for a long time but somehow I’d never read her book. In researching for the class on dogs I’m teaching at the homeschool co-op, I was tickled to come across Dogs of Dreamtime and … Continue reading

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Note to Self

If the dog goes to the door, and you get the feeling she has to go potty, but you dismiss the notion, with the thought, “She can’t possibly have to go out, she just went half an hour ago,” you are asking … Continue reading

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