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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 – 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 – 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