Let your dog decide
Feeding your dog raw food is a fairly new concept based on what dogs ate naturally in the wild. Modern technology changes much faster than anatomy, which may take many hundreds of years to adapt to dietary changes.
This trend to feed natural foods based on a dogs ancestral diet is similar to people going back to natural foods after more than a half century of eating a processed diet that contributed to many illnesses. Continue reading
Forty percent of dog owners don’t pick up after their dogs, so why should you?
The average dog produces ¾ pound a poop a day X 83 million dogs in America = 10.6 million tons of dog crap each year. Continue reading
By W. Bruce Cameron
I’ve always heard authors should not write using a dog’s point of view, but Bruce Cameron catches Bella’s thoughts perfectly in A Dog’s Way Home . He did so in his bestseller A Dog’s Purpose, and he did it again here – better in my opinion.
“Everyone thinks of committing suicide at some time,” my walking partner said as we settled into a steady pace for the 5K Wauk for Suicide Prevention and Awareness this past Saturday. We had both known people who have attempted and some who had succeeded at committing suicide.
Buffy giving me a hug.
About half of my dogs have loved chasing tennis balls. I love to hit the ball with a baseball bat to make the ball go faster and to test my skill at hitting it with one arm. This post is dedicated to some of the ball dogs in my life, both living and not (including my mom).
Buffy & her ball
Does your dog love snow? Or hate it? Up in northeastern Illinois, we received about a foot of snow last night, after two months of not having any. My cockers hate it, and Buffy wouldn’t go out this morning until I shoveled. She tends to pee right outside the door unless I shovel a path in the yard. Continue reading
Chipper had his teeth cleaned by the vet for the first time at the end of June. He’s an eleven year old cocker spaniel who never drooled much unless you held a piece of bacon in front of his nose. The vet had removed a few small front teeth, but nothing major so I was baffled as to why there were puddles of drool next to the table when my husband and I ate dinner—not just for a few days after surgery, but for months. Chipper even drooled in his sleep, waking up with slobber all over the side of his face—a mess! Continue reading
Taking a walk to view the ice conditions along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Hosah Park in Zion, I never expected Cassie to start walking into the ice cold water. She’s usually cautious, but since we come here often in the summer, I think she was surprised at the cold water. Continue reading
Should dogs (or their owners) make New Year’s Resolutions? Although dogs note the passage of time differently than we do, mostly by seasons, and when we are home more on the weekends, do they note the year? Continue reading