A Fun Start of School Year Interview For Kids

Last year on Essley’s first day of preschool, I shared a fun “interview” (right here) I put together with questions to ask little ones on their first and last days of school each year. The post received a lot of … Continue reading

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Poodle suvives fire by crawling into outdoor oven

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Win Personalized Dog or Cat Ornaments | $50 Gift Card #Giveaway

Now that autumn–at least meteorological autumn–has arrived, I know it won’t be long until the holiday season begins. We just received our first holiday product email, and it’s… [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full … Continue reading

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Golden Poodle awards for August

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The Mink Man wants a Belgian Malinois or Dutch shepherd

I’ve long admired Joseph Carter’s work training mink as hunting animals. He’s now getting a Dutch shepherd or Belgian Malinois as a versatile hunting dog and mink tracker. Natural History

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Happy 10th Gotcha Day, Tiki + DogTipper Blogiversary!

It’s hard to believe, but 10 years ago today we adopted Tiki at what is now Texas Humane Heroes! Tiki had been found by shelter staff when they arrived at work one morning; she was just sitting… [[ This is … Continue reading

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Unacceptable!

The Detroit Free Press is reporting the tragic news that yet another K-9 officer has been left in a patrol car to die of heat exhaustion. In this case, at least, the officer did try to do the right thing. … Continue reading

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Rescued Kittens at Cat House on the Kings Find Forever Home

Brie (Siamese), Cheddar (Orange), Parmesan (Calico) Photo Credit: Harvie Schreiber The Cat House on the Kings is California’s largest no-cage, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center. Their mission is to place rescued cats and kittens into loving, permanent homes; to … Continue reading

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Links I Love, Right Now

Right now is a very busy time for my husband’s job (for those who don’t know, he works in the music industry and is on the road about half the year for work), which means lots of nights of putting … Continue reading

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Harzer Fuchs tricks

I’d love to have one of these dogs someday. I don’t know if anyone is breeding them in the US, but I’d love to be able to have some over here. They are so much of what I like in … Continue reading

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