Category Archives: Dog Events

Low Budgeting the BlogPaws Conference

Although the Sheraton Hotel at Myrtle Beach was 998 miles from my home north of Chicago, I really wanted to bring Buffy, my cocker spaniel to the 2017 BlogPaws conference. Having a dog is an easy ice-breaker and I really missed having her with me at the last conference in Phoenix.

Cocker spaniel next to BlogPaws sign

Buffy at the BlogPaws conference.

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Why I support Canine Companions for Independence & Puppies Behind Bars

Dogs love to work—especially if they share a job with their owners.  They couldn’t be happier following you around all day while doing your daily tasks, and most dogs love to learn.  Although dog assistance programs now abound, I have chosen to support these two programs.

On Sunday, August 7th, my youngest cocker, Buffy, and I will be attending DogFest in Oakbrook, Illinois, a CCI fundraising event.  Continue reading

Dogs in Weddings

Thirty years after your wedding day, what will you remember; the beautiful flowers, the precious words spoken, the pretty dresses, or your dog at the ceremony?

I remember my dog at my reception (although it’s only been 22 years). I eloped and had a large party at my house, so my springer spaniel, Kaylee, joined in the fun. Continue reading