Blog: General

Greek is Good!

Our good friend Renee came by the other day, just to give Charleston some yummy treats.She brought a package of highly processed turkey (yum!) and feta cheese. Charlie’s been tentative lately about what he will and won’t eat and I was a little nervous that he might snub Renee’s offerings (when normally he’d chow themRead more

Weekend Seminar

What an exhilarating weekend! Some colleagues and I attended a weekend long seminar hosted by Dogs of Course for previous ITC graduates. The seminar was taught by Pia Silvani, an amazing woman, trainer & teacher, and focused on specific behavior cases. Not only did we delve into real cases she’s dealt with (both past andRead more

Beach Fun

For the big Memorial Day weekend, we took Charleston out to the beach. He loves the beach, but not the way you would expect. I’ve always said that he’s a terrible Retriever… swimming is not his strong suit. Whenever we get to the beach he runs straight for the water, but as soon as theRead more

Bark In The Park

Are you getting a puppy this summer? Looking for fun ways to socialize the little pup? Wouldn’t it be great if you could take him to a baseball game? You can! The Brooklyn Cyclones are inviting canine loving fans to bring their dogs to the August 11th “Bark In The Park” game. For information andRead more

Operation Spoil Charleston

Operation Spoil Charleston is continuing. This morning we went to the dog run to visit Jamie. When Charlie was younger, he used to go to the park with her three times a week to play with all his friends (and come home good and tired). He looooooooooooooves Jamie. When he saw her today he immediatelyRead more

More About Charleston

I talked to Dr. Vinitsky, our regular vet at Park Slope Vets, today. She has a great way of translating medical speak into something I can understand, despite my emotional state. The kind of tumor that Charleston has is a Fibrosarcoma. The reason it is inoperable is because they would have to remove so muchRead more

The Call No One Wants To Get

I mentioned in my last post that we’ve been dealing with a health issue with Charleston. I was purposefully vague because we really did not know what was going on. It started as a mass in his mouth that was very infected. The idea that it might be cancer was tossed out early, but thenRead more

Pet Insurance

I’m really interested to know people’s thoughts on Pet Health Insurance. I always figured it was not worth the expense for Charleston because he’s young and he’s always been healthy. For the last five years we’ve hardly been to the vet more than once a year for his check up. We are now faced withRead more

We Met An Actual Famous Dog

I know I promised more photos from the SPCA of Westchester walk-a-thon and they’ve been slow in coming. However, this might be one of the most exciting photos from the day. We got a visit from Missy, star of tv and print ads. You might recognize her as the face of the current ASPCA adRead more