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

Brandy at Bow of Boat

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...]

What Does It Feel Like to Have Nine Baby Pups?

Vicky & Pup

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?

The Perfect Dog?

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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