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Stuff Dogs Like – Chewing!

  chew 1.   to crush or grind with the teeth; masticate. 2. to crush, damage, injure, etc., as if by chewing. 3. to make by or as if by chewing: The puppy chewed a hole in my slipper.    The puppy chewed a hole in my slipper!  How prophetic is that?  Chewing.  We all do it, … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Watermelon!

First, let me say it is safe for the dog(s) to eat watermelon, just don’t overdo it, ok? My neighbor gave me a watermelon, some tomatoes, and also some blackberries on Sunday.  The tomatoes are gone, as are the blackberries, but I only just sliced up half of the watermelon this morning. Cosmo has become a … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Ear Rubs!

Most dogs like to have their ears rubbed. It all has to do with the nerves in the dog’s ears which happen to be very sensitive to touch. Its kind of like reflexology for dogs. You rub the inside of their ears, or perhaps behind their ears on the top of their head, and the … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Thankgsiving Dinner!

[picapp src=”8/c/6/7/78.JPG?adImageId=5825837&imageId=2881235″ width=”250″ height=”166″ /] Let me say first off that this is a true story.  It happened many years ago, and has become one of those family stories that gets retold almost every year on Thanksgiving. My mom cooked the Thanksgiving turkey early in the day, and the plan was that we would go … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Music vs. Talk Radio!

When Clover was a puppy and in the process of destroying my home piece by piece, someone at work told me that if I left the radio on for her, the music would “soothe the savage beastie.”  At that point, I decided “what the heck, it can’t hurt.” The first day, I tuned the radio … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Pot Holders!

Yes.  It is true.  My dogs like pot holders and they are not choosy.  The like the used/dirty ones the best, probably because they smell like food! Cosmo is always sneaking them out of the laundry basket, and I find them in the strangest places.  Last week, I found two of them in my bed … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Sleeping on the Bed!

When Clover first came to live with me almost eight years ago, she had a nice comfy bed of her own.  Yeah, well.  That didn’t last very long.  As soon as she was big enough to jump on the bed, that’s where she ended up.  Stretched across the end of the bed with her head … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Butt Tucking! The Crazies! Zooms!

What exactly is “butt-tucking”, you ask? First, not all Labs do the butt-tucking thing, and some of them tend to grow out of this funny behavior as they grow older.  Butt-tucking or “The Crazies,” or “The Zooms” as I named this wacky behavior is really quite fun to watch.  It happens when the dog kind … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Trips to the Dog Park!

Our first trip to the dog park was only a mild success. The only good thing about that park was the fact that it was fenced.  No running water, no grass (think mud), and a creepy walk past some big dumpsters and through an even creepier wooded area.  Clover wasn’t sure exactly what was expected … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Wagging Their Tails!

Did you hear the one about the boy afraid to pet a neighbor’s dog?  The owner says, “He’s friendly – look, he’s even wagging his tail.” The boy responds, “Yeah, but he’s barking and growling.  I don’t know which end to believe!” Ok, stupid joke!  It really is all about being able to read a … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Gardens! Flowers! Helping the Gardener!

Poor Cosmo.  So disadvantaged.  My little back garden here in Virginia has morphed from some nice grass, a couple of tomato plants and a wood pile, to what I call the poop patch.  The “lawn” has turned to crab grass.  Did you know that no matter how many dogs you have and how much they … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Sam’s (Not Wal-Mart) Yams Big Boyz

First off – this is not a commercial and no one is paying me to write this. I just want to share a product that my dogs are in love with. I’ve mentioned before that Clover is a real chewer. I mean, after all, she’s eaten half of a house over the last seven years. … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Visits to the Vet!

I know that a lot of dogs are scared spitless by a visit to the veterinarian, but my two dogs actually like visiting the vets. Go figure. The two latests visits to the vets, one for Clover and one for Cosmo, = way more than my car payment, five times the amount MY doctor charges … Continue reading