Raising Rumble

Raising Rumble

On January 2nd we welcomed a new member to our family. 8-week-old Australian shepherd puppy, “Rumble”! Now, I consider myself somewhat of an expert at raising puppies, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still a lot of hard work!! So, here’s what my new year looks like so...
Why Do We Expect So Much Of Our Dogs?

Why Do We Expect So Much Of Our Dogs?

We expect them to live in our human world without ever acting like dogs. We expect them to be able to go anywhere and everywhere and have impeccable manners. We expect them to welcome attention from anyone who desires to approach and touch them. And, we expect them to...
How to turn 17¢ into $1800.00!

How to turn 17¢ into $1800.00!

Once, when I was working as a vet tech, we had a sheltie puppy come in that was sick and had been vomiting for several days. When we x-rayed the pup, we found that he had eaten coins – a dime, a nickel and 2 pennies. After surgery, hospitalization and an $1800.00 vet...

January is National Train Your Dog Month!!

Hundreds of thousands of dogs have been turned into animal shelters because their owners didn’t know how to deal with behavior problems and couldn’t find a reliable resource to help them. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) has selected January as the perfect...

Do You Recognize This Plant??

It has spiky leaves and a trunk that looks like a Pineapple. It’s a Sago Palm, a member of the Cycad family. Its hardy, easy to grow and drought tolerant, which makes it a popular ornamental plant for homes and yards. It’s also toxic to pets! While all parts of the...