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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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Of Treats and Toys, Food and Fun! Update! Sharing The Wealth (and Farts) With My Friends!

Update! First, I want to thank Sofiya at K9 Chronicles and K9 Cuisine for taking a chance with such a “tell it like it is” person as myself. The box from K9 Chronicles came with dry dog food, some rawhide-type chews, two really cute dog toys and more. It was well worth over $100, and … 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