Traveling WITHOUT Your Pet

Traveling WITHOUT Your Pet

I love to travel.  A LOT.   Most of the time my adventures either revolve around or directly include my dog.  However, there are some times when it’s just not OK to bring her with me.  This summer I planned a 2 day, 2 night trip where it wasn’t safe to include Pippi.  This was … Continue reading

Bonding with your shelter dog

Bonding with your shelter dog

Well it’s been just 9 months since I adopted Pippi and things have been pretty quiet on this blog during that time.  I’d like to say that it was intentional and that I wanted to take the time to get to know her before I just started posting the latest thing I noticed or that … Continue reading

More Help for Stressed Pets

More Help for Stressed Pets

After dealing with Charlie’s serious separation anxiety for so long, I always worry about accidentally conditioning Pippi to start getting anxious too.  She’s very independent so I probably don’t have much to worry about it too much.  But on the other hand, she really hates change.  She stresses when we visit friends’ homes, she barks … Continue reading

Rethinking Adoption Ads

Rethinking Adoption Ads

I keep seeing all these sad sad commercials and pictures on the internet for various shelters and pet adoption services. I’m sure they’re effective but I think it’s time for a new tactic. And, of course, I totally have an idea for it! People want to adopt dogs that suit their lifestyle. But they also … Continue reading

New Flavors for Blue Buffalo

New Flavors for Blue Buffalo

Choosing a dog food is hard.  So hard that I’m not even going to attempt a comparison post or even review one kind.  Over the years I’ve tried many different brands, flavors, feeding styles, and so on.  I’ve also researched raw foods (or the BARF diet) and while I like the idea of it, the … Continue reading