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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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Happy Birthday, Rosie!

Happy Birthday, Rosie!

Happy birthday to my middle dog Rosie, who turns six years old today. This year has been a huge change for Rosie, and out of all of my dogs she’s had the most trouble adjusting. She was “paralyzed” for about a week after we moved here and had problems moving around and adjusting. She put […]

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Advance Poop Scoop Dog Scooper Review

Advance Poop Scoop Dog Scooper Review

The Poop Scoop by Advance is a basic, plastic pooper scooper for picking up dog feces. It works well and withstands some pretty harsh conditions.

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Happy Birthday, Rosie!

Happy Birthday, Rosie!

My “middle” dog Rosie turned five years old today. I can’t believe that so much time has passed. I adopted Rosie when I first moved back to Virginia. A lot of things have happened, and a lot of things have changed. There are some things that stayed the same, too — like Rosie wiggling in […]

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Happy Adopt-a-versary, Rosie!

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Rosie!

Rosie, taken on October 17, 2009. I adopted Rosie four years ago today. My ex-girlfriend and I started looking for a second dog when we realized that Porter (a year old back then) needed even more playtime than we could provide. Just like with Porter (and eventually, Pearl), I put Rosie through a personality test. […]

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Rosie update

Rosie update

Just a quick update on Rosie, my four year old dog who was diagnosed with epilepsy last month. I took her in last week to have her liver and kidney functions tested. Rosie was fantastic as normal at the vet. She had a 10% increase in body weight (40 pounds, up from 37), which was […]

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Happy birthday, Rosie!

Happy birthday, Rosie!

Happy birthday to my little quaker — who is four years old today. She has been back to her old self lately; no staring absently at the floor, and certainly no seizures. I am taking her in to see the vet tomorrow and hopefully her kidney and liver functions will be within acceptable ranges. In […]

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Rosie Update

Rosie Update

Rosie had a massive cluster of seizures almost two weeks ago. After two shots of Valium, I brought her home and immediately started her on a regime of phenobarbital. I am happy to say that after some initial sluggishness and “spacey” behavior (which my vet warned me about), Rosie is back to her normal self. […]

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Shake, rattle and Rosie

Shake, rattle and Rosie

I came home early last Friday to get some work done and then start an early weekend. When I opened the door, my middle dog Rosie was convulsing on the floor. Her rear legs were fully extended and useless as she paddled towards me with her front feet. Her entire face and chest wet from […]

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Alpar Lab For-bid powder stool eating preventative review

Alpar Lab For-bid powder stool eating preventative review

My dog Pearl likes to eat things she shouldn’t. Whether it be batteries, mobile phones, DVDs, stuffed animals, or paper, it’s mostly just an annoyance and I worry about things getting stuck in her stomach. One thing I really don’t like her eating, however, is poop. I have often looked out of the kitchen window […]

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