Dogs and Armadillos

Dogs and Armadillos

I was talking to a friend who was telling me about three armadillos and a raccoon she found on her property and how curious her dog was about them.  This got us thinking about what would happen to her dog should the armadillos and raccoon (more about raccoons in a...
Jake passed his Canine Good Citizens Test

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizens Test

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizen test!!!!  Yeahhhh!!!  Thomas and I are very proud of him.  It was so hot on Saturday for Jake but he powered through.  I brought his travel bowl and made sure he had fresh water to drink.  As you can see by the look on his face, he...
When is the best time to feed your dog?

When is the best time to feed your dog?

In the past when I had my last three, Bear, Bella, and Lady, I worked full time but always made sure they ate in the morning at 6:00 am and then when I got home at 5:30 pm.  Our schedule was that I would let them out first thing when we got up, fed them as soon a they...
Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

I have to write this blog because I’ve never experienced this before until I got my sweet little Jakie Poo!  I now have a little monster with Frito smelling paws and a nose that smells like honey (but that is a topic for another blog).   Does your fur baby’s paws...
The cause of hairy dog teeth

The cause of hairy dog teeth

When we were living in MO, I found a wonderful vet who I not only respected as a lover of animals and veterinarian to the community of Eureka but I also enjoyed talking to him on a personal level as well.  What a smart and funny guy!  His name is Dr. Griese and he...
Can dogs get sunburns?

Can dogs get sunburns?

  I was standing out in the yard with the dogs the other day and Jake being Jake, he was giving me a hard time about coming in.  He insisted that he be allowed to lay in the yard and watch the neighbors level off their yard.  We have a new home built next to us and...
What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?Have you heard of it yet? If not, this is the time of year when every unspayed, queen (female cat) is likely to have a belly full of babies, or a litter of youngsters by her side.   This is also the time when shelters are getting bombarded with...
DNA tests for your dog

DNA tests for your dog

This week is going so fast and has been so busy that I almost missed my Wednesday post.  It’s 7:44 pm and I still have time!  I found an interesting article in an “Eating Well” magazine this week titled “What Can a DNA Test Actually Reveal About My Dog?  My sister and...
Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

“Jake came back from Country Dog Grooming in Eureka, MO very tired and styled with his safari bandanna”. “The groomer said he was a good boy”.   We are in Missouri right now and one of the things I love about living here is that it is very dog...
5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

Anyone who has ever taken care of a diabetic pet, knows all to well all of the ups and downs it can bring to your life.  It can be quite complex and time consuming.  When our Bella lost her two buddies within a short period of time, she became depressed.  I took her...
Can dogs see ghosts?

Can dogs see ghosts?

Can dog’s see ghosts?  This topic interests me because I have always wondered if my dogs could see spirits.  When I bought my first house, after only two weeks, I sensed I had a spirt of an older man.  He would visit from time to time but it never bothered me...
The number one music genre to help sooth pet anxiety

The number one music genre to help sooth pet anxiety

I received a new blog suggestion yesterday which got me excited and interested in doing my research.  One being that I’m helping a friend acclimate to owning a new dog and helping the dog acclimate to her new home and the other being just out of curiosity.  So this...
Ethanol Toxicosis in Cats

Ethanol Toxicosis in Cats

Happy Monday everyone!  I wrote this post over a year ago but after receiving such great feedback on my questionnaire and more requests to post on cat related topics, I decided to do more research and re-post for those who are new to the blog and to all the cat lovers...
Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?  The answer is YES!   We may have all seen at one in point in our lives, whether in person or on video, of someone giving a dog alcohol.  I have never seen it in person and I always try to stay positive in my blogging but I...
Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

I’ve recently been helping a friend with a situation involving a very sweet Portuguese Water Dog whose owner has passed away.  She came as a pair with her brother but the family has split them up leaving this poor sweet girl to find a new home.  She is now with my...
What your groomer is really trying to say

What your groomer is really trying to say

We have a wonderful groomer in Eureka, MO that we take Jake and Maggie to for their bath and toenail trim.  They leave smelling good and always have a fun bandana tied around their neck.  But…it’s bit of a different story here in WV.  We went from showing...
One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you 1/9/20192 Comments Last week I did a post (see here), that talked about how dogs show their love for you. This week I want to talk about how smiling at your dog can increase their love and devotion for you. I had given Jake and...
7 ways that dogs show their love

7 ways that dogs show their love

“Playing hide and go seek”     Happy Holidays!  I can’t believe it’s 2019!  Jake and Maggie celebrated their second Christmas with us and got lots of toys from their grandma, pap pap, aunt and uncle.  Yes, of course, we spoiled them rotten too!  Last year...
doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

I’ve been hearing so much about essential oils lately and was excited to meet someone who sells them.  So I set up an appointment with doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Emily McConaughy, and we met to discuss the oils I was interested in.  Let me tell you that I was...
Just Add Coconut Oil

Just Add Coconut Oil

“I asked Jake if he wanted to help me with this blog post and just melted when he gave me this look”. “Then he said heck with it and fell asleep”. LOL This post is for a friend of mine whose sweet little dog has come down with some skin...
Pet Ailments

Pet Ailments

It amazes me that animals can have the same ailments and diseases as humans do and can sometimes be treated the same way as we are.  But just when you think you’ve heard it all, something comes across your email and surprises you.  A good friend of mine had her...
Choke collars and how to use them

Choke collars and how to use them

There are many opinions on using a choke chain/collar on your dog and whether they are good for the pet or not.  I admit we do use them on Jake and Maggie but not before we were properly trained in how to put them on and when to use them during training.  They were...
What is Proofing?

What is Proofing?

Sooo, as you all know, we put Jake and Maggie through training and have been working with them using all the “key” words they have learned.  I had no idea I was “Proofing” them until I read more about it.  What does PROOFING mean?  Proofing in...
What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

What does “Cruelty Free” mean? This is a re-post and correction update:   I was recently contacted by Greg McFarlane, Director of Vegan Australia, about my inaccurate information pertaining to the meaning of and definition of what Veganism actually means....
Trips With Pets

Trips With Pets

Thomas and I have been wanting to plan a few short vacations with the pups but have had a difficult time finding hotels that allow pets. Jake is now 82 pounds and Maggie just got weighed in at 70 pounds. The majority of the hotels that I found had weight limits per...
Bottled Water vs. Tap Water For Your Pet

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water For Your Pet

Have you ever considered giving your pet bottled water over tap water or possibly purchasing a filter for cleaner water for your pets?  Water is the most important for your pet but not all tap water is created equal.  Tap water contains less than 5000 parts per...
Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Well…the monsters are a year old now and I wanted to share a recap with some pictures I’ve taken.  Please enjoy and if you are interested in reading about a topic I have not yet posted or have questions regarding one that I have, please feel free...
Happy Birthday Jake and Maggie

Happy Birthday Jake and Maggie

Today is Jake and Maggie’s first birthday!  I can’t believe it’s been one year already!!!  We made homemade peanut butter, banana, and oatmeal treats (recipe below) for their birthday party tomorrow.  I’m crossing my fingers the weather holds...
All Kinds of Doggie Love

All Kinds of Doggie Love

If your an animal lover like me, you know that they have so much love to give but I’ve talked to people who want only a full blood and would never step foot in a shelter. Their argument is that these animals are “no good” which makes me crazy to hear...
Three Sweet Cats

Three Sweet Cats

“Binky” – Sweet and Mellow! ​My last two posts have been pretty serious so I wanted to change things up a bit.  What better way to do that than to talk about three sweet fur babies, Binky, Wilbur, and Piggy!  If you ever thought about adopting a...
Pets and Domestic Violence

Pets and Domestic Violence

In relation to my last post on animal abuse, I wanted to talk about another form of abuse that we don’t normally think about and that is a pet kept in a harmful environment such as a domestic violence home.  According to an article I found at www.purina.com, the love...
Help Stop Animal Cruelty

Help Stop Animal Cruelty

“Jake and Maggie…what little hams they are”.  “From tackling each other in the snow to playing ‘hide and go seek’, they wore themselves out”!  “Well, as you can see, they didn’t hide very well”. LOL!...
Weathering The Storm

Weathering The Storm

Thomas and I are weathering the storm of having two Labrador puppies at one time.  The pups have learned so much already.  It is our responsibility to teach them everything and stay on top of things but at 7 months old, they can easily slip back into “forgetting” what...
Help stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Help stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

I always try to blog about positive and informative topics but today is not one of them.  If you delve further into the Yulin Dog Meat Trade, you will find disgusting and graphic information.  I will not include pictures but felt it necessary to help spread the word...
To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

I’ve recently been contacted by Jen Miller, Editor at Jen Reviews, in response to my blog post (see below) “To Microchip or To Not Microchip?”.  Jen Reviews is the authority on everything food, fitness and home.  All of their writers are experts in...
To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

I’ve recently been contacted by Jen Miller, Editor at Jen Reviews, in response to my blog post (see below) “To Microchip or To Not Microchip?”.  Jen Reviews is the authority on everything food, fitness and home.  All of their writers are experts in...
Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie.  What is Clavamox?

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie. What is Clavamox?

I watch Maggie and Jake like a hawk and would never have known that Maggie had adolescent UTI (Urinary Track Infection).  She did not show any signs of being sick, urinating frequently, straining to urinate, having accidents in the house, blood in the urine (I used a...
Wild Child

Wild Child

  “Trip to the vet with our new harnesses and leashes followed by a trip to Walmart.  Maggie ate Mommy’s Jeep manual and I watched”.  Love, Jake   “Road trip from West Virginia to Missouri!  Mom and Dad said we were good boys and girls”....
What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

As I was taking this picture and thinking about how I keep forgetting to cut the string off of Maggie’s collar, I was also wondering about her food…and where to buy her new collar she so desperately needs!  She is staring at me like this because she is...
Our little helpers :-)

Our little helpers :-)

“Jake helping dad with a codes and standards electrical safety question” “Maggie helping mom with her blog”   You Might Also Like What to do when your dog acts up at the vet Tips and TricksSoooo.....I took Jake and Maggie to the vet last night...
Doesn’t LISTEN!

Doesn’t LISTEN!

I told Maggie to get off the chair today.  She listens well.  NOT!  No wonder she is BAD!  I take a picture instead of yelling at her :-).    You Might Also Like Where were we? Daily DoseI've been MIA on my blog posts but I've been here the whole time.  The problem is...
Deep In Thought

Deep In Thought

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Doses of Cuteness…

Doses of Cuteness…

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Doses of cuteness (Part 2)…

Doses of cuteness (Part 2)…

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Doses of cuteness (Part 3)…

Doses of cuteness (Part 3)…

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Short attention span but still so cute

Short attention span but still so cute

This is Jake chewing on his ball.  Well, I call it his “chewy”.  Then he sees a bug in the grass and it seems that makes him pretty tired watching it.  Then it’s off to have a grass salad in the yard.  Maggie just wanted to go inside to lay on the...
How To Care For A Sick Puppy

How To Care For A Sick Puppy

How To Care For A Sick Puppy This post has been update to reflect more information and pictures. Adoption Day:  This was very exciting but I have to admit I was a tad bit nervous.  As I counted the 17 years since I had had a puppy and I wanted to do everything right....