My friend Ted pointed me in the direction of Bee Dogs today (I’m not sure he wants to take credit for it though). I had no idea what he was talking about because he just kept saying B Dogs, B Dogs. I finally found what he was talking about and lo and behold, the siteRead more
Bid-a-wee has Doga classes in Westhampton this summer. Here’s the flyer: If you make it to a class, let me know what you think!
Vinny sent me this link about the top most affectionate dog breeds since we are going to be getting another dog. It doesn’t have much in the way of new or surprising information, but it is a good read for someone that considers affection to be a top priority in a dog (which I do).Read more
I’ve made Charleston’s appointment to be euthanized. We are taking him in tomorrow afternoon. I know it’s time because he’s miserable but I have moments where I try to convince myself that we don’t have to do it yet. “He ate a full meal today, maybe he’s not as bad as I thought.” “He’s actingRead more
Number one on my list of tasks to avoid is euthanizing my dog. Here’s where I’m at with it: in my head I know it needs to be done. I know that I will never be ready so I just need to do it. However, I also have to make sure that I do itRead more
I consulted with our terrific vet, Dr. Vinitsky, today about Charleston’s current state. She pretty much confirmed what I had been thinking… we’re getting very close to the end. It’s been more and more difficult to get him to eat lately. Typically, we won’t eat (or eats very little) all day. Then, in the eveningRead more
Thanks to my pals at NYC Sniff, I was turned on to an article about a Japanese man that cloned his dog. The Labrador Retriever named Marine is the star pooch at a Cancer Sniffing Dog training center but is unable to reproduce. The article is very interesting, and from there I found a SanRead more
After years on the job, an Animal Control Officer has had it. S/he spewed his/her guts in a Craigslist rant that is angry, truthful, sometimes funny, and worth reading. Check it out here.
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
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