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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 – 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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Camera Critters — ASPCA (short) Video on Christmas Puppies & Puppy Mill Info – Please Watch!

I found this video to be informative and inoffensive.  Please take a look.  Nothing on the video to break your heart, just to help share some facts about puppies! Here is a link to another of my posts about Christmas Puppies. Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Digging!

It’s fun! It smells good. It’s exercise. It gives a lonely dog something to do. It makes a nice cool hole where the dog can lie. Tunneling to make an escape under a fence. The dog hears something down there and is going to dig until he finds it. Breed instinct. Cosmo was never been … Continue reading

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Clover – Cooking Critic

A recent post on one of my favorite blogs (Dennis’ Diary of Destruction) made me laugh because I, too, have a problem with my dogs and the smoke alarm. When I lived in Ireland, I was very into blackened everything –blackened chicken, beef, you-name-it. And, I was constantly setting off the smoke alarm in the … Continue reading

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I’ll get you, my pretty … Or, Payback is Hell

After 3 weeks of 24/7 with the dogs, I headed back to work this past week, picking up the old schedule and habits. If I had known Clover was going to go mental on me, I would have medicated her during the day Monday so she would have been fairly relaxed by the time I … Continue reading