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Wilting Rosie

Wilting Rosie

We first noticed something was wrong with Rosie a little over a month ago. Her eyes were producing a lot of mucus. The area around one of her eyes was really swollen, to the point I wondered if something hit her. Sedagive? took her to the vet, and we got some eye drops that made […]

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Happy Adopt-a-versary, Rosie! 2012 Edition

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Rosie! 2012 Edition

I brought Rosie home seven years ago today. I feel like I say this on every dog post, but I can’t believe the time has gone by so quickly. Over 2500 days of being with Rosie, from the first days when she slept in my lap while I worked from home, to seeing her run […]

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Happy Adopt-a-versary, Porter! 2012 Edition

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Porter! 2012 Edition

Big hugs to my oldest dog Porter, whom I adopted eight years ago today. He’s traveled from Maryland to Virginia to Minnesota. He had a several year streak of being a little, uh, plump, but now he’s in fantastic trim. Sedagive? has had him and our other two dogs on a raw diet and boy […]

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Happy Birthday, Porter!

Happy Birthday, Porter!

Happy birthday to my oldest dog Porter, who turned eight years old on Saturday. Holy crap! I can’t believe it. My three dogs are all getting older, and inching towards double digits. The big news for Porter this year is that he’s gotten back into the lean, hound dog shape of yesteryear. I credit this […]

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Happy Birthday, Rosie!

Happy Birthday, Rosie!

My middle child Rosie is seven this year! Holy crap! The biggest change for Rosie this year is that she’s getting more used to change. We changed rental homes this December. We changed her food bowl, which she’d eaten from since puppyhood. We changed her diet (all the dogs are on a raw diet now). […]

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One Bag of Trash Per Week Challenge

One Bag of Trash Per Week Challenge

We have been concentrating on reducing our household waste for the last two months. There wasn’t a particular event that sparked our desire to be more “green,” although a conversation with my friend BigDubb about one-use plastic bags was definitely a big part of developing our household challenge: throw away only one bag of trash […]

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Happy Adopt-a-versary, Pearl!

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Pearl!

My youngest dog Pearl has been with us for five years now. I adopted her from the Washington Animal Rescue League, and I highly recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a life companion. I had no idea that Pearl would turn into the sweetest, most selfless dog in the pack. Yes, she still eats […]

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Happy birthday, Pearl!!

Happy birthday, Pearl!!

Happy birthday to my youngest dog Pearl, who is turning five years old today. I don’t know what is more mind-bending: remembering Pearl as a puppy, or realizing all of the things that have changed in my live since she came into it. Tags: birthday, pearl

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Dog First Aid and Lessons Learned

Dog First Aid and Lessons Learned

Smluh, smluh, smluh, smulh licked my youngest dog, Pearl. “Stop it,” I said automatically. She did, like a good dog, but just for a second. I looked up from my computer to see what was wrong, and Pearl was pacing downstairs in the kitchen, licking her foot between steps. I walked to the top of […]

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Happy Adopt-a-versary, Rosie!

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Rosie!

Six years ago on Sunday I adopted Rosie, my little mixed breed pup. She came from SHARE, an adoption agency that doesn’t seem to be running any more. When I’m with my dogs I sometimes wonder what their pre-adoption days were like. I think that their experience as super young puppies shaped their behavior as […]

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