Do as I say, Not as I do

The little lady, like most children her age, is intensely curious about the world.  Her favorite word, by far, is “why”.  One of the first things she questioned was why we always had new dogs in the house. We explained that the dogs didn’t have a home yet, and in order for them to have […]

Is your dog from a puppy mill or reputable breeder? An unlicensed rescue or a responsible shelter?

One of the unfortunate aspects of being a foster dog parent and embarking on this journey with our blog is that I have been exposed to the “dark” side of the dog industry. Everyone has heard the term “puppy mills” or been brought to tears by a story of terrible neglect that pops up in […]

Every Day is an Adventure 14

I get to take a breathe today.  The girls are off at K2’s YMCA summer job and I am home with all of the dogs.  I was sitting here watching the eight ninja turtle pups being their usual rambunctious selves when Alice came up and nudged my arm. It occurred to me in that moment that my […]

Sully Vs. The Squirrel

Today was officially yard work day around these parts.  I spent most of the day outside, pulling out weeds, cutting the grass, and picking up all sorts of random dog toys.  In the hustle and bustle of the day, I happened to catch Sully go from dead asleep to full out hunter when he saw […]

Dangers of PEG stomach tubes for dogs receiving corticosteroid treatment

The use of corticosteroids in veterinary care is quite commonplace.  They are prescribed for everything from allergies to Addison’s disease.  As with most drugs, these usually come with a warning to use caution — more on that here  — but now, new research from the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine is linking Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy(PEG) –in layman’s terms, […]

Service dogs improve common M.S. mobility issues(Study)

According to, one of the most common complaints from people living with Multiple sclerosis is difficulty walking.  The problem arises from the attack M.S. launches on the part of the brain that regulates motor function. This trouble with ambulatory function often leads to the need for a cane, walker, or wheelchair to achieve normal […]