Smart Dogs are More Fun! Right?

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Luna is a gorgeous, good sized German Shepherd. Frank, who is my partner, is the owner of Luna. My name is Karen. Both my partner and I are retired and living in Fort Myers, Florida. A few years ago you wouldn’t have caught me dead with a dog in my life—especially a big dog that would be allowed to … [Read more...]


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Even though Rascal is AN ALIEN DOG and a purebred Rascal, both Raymond and I grew to love him more and more each day. Being Senior citizens, Rascal is just what the doctor ordered to give us a touch of humor and playfulness. For example, when we are eating dinner Rascal is sure to position himself … [Read more...]

Cookie Doesn’t Like My Husband’s Friend!

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Dear Splenda, When my husband’s best friend is named Jake.  When Jake comes over to the house, he is loud and sometimes swears.  My dog, a Caribbean Sea Princess from Costa Rica named Cookie, does not like Jake and either runs and hides under my feet or in another room.  What can I do to change … [Read more...]

Brandy, the Day After

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Brandy, the Day After by Captain Skip Rowland We have had three Cavalier King Charles spaniels over the last twenty four years.  Here is a story about the first one, Brandy. Three years into a circumnavigation abroad our forty three foot sailing yacht, my wife, Denise, was seriously missing … [Read more...]

Home Away From Home

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CHECK US OUT!  As one lady who has had her dog with us for three years said, "This is hands-down the best Doggie Daycare." Dogs love staying with us for doggie daycare, week-ends, and while their parents are away.  They become our family members and are treated with love and respect.  Having … [Read more...]

What Does It Feel Like to Have Nine Baby Pups?

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By Blenda Pilon, author and dog-sitter The date is October 25th, 2013.  When I walked into the Mama Sheltie’s bedroom the first thing that captured my attention was the proud, stately look of Vicky, the mother.  She was the epitome of a caring mother glad to share the wonder of her pups with dog … [Read more...]

Sparkey, the Perfect Dog?

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As Whispered to Blenda, the Dog Sitter Sparkey whispered to me, Blenda, who is his occasional dog sitter and friend, “My mother is sure I am the perfect dog.  Sometimes she embarrasses me the way she stops and tells people who are looking to get a dog to choose a dog like me.  You know what I mean, … [Read more...]

Riley, It’s Play Time!

Riley seemed happy to discover a playmate with whom he could play. If I could read Riley’s mind based on his behavior, he would be saying, “For so long I have had healing responsibilities that I forgot what it was like to be a puppy dog. This is great stuff. I really dig being a puppy dog. Thanks … [Read more...]

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