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Look Before You Leap – Dangers to Enthusiastic Dogs

Now that Clover is a year old and demonstrating more maturity, we’re giving her a bit more SUPERVISED independence — like letting her run around a little bit in our front pastures. This independence nearly landed her in the Emergency Room over the weekend. I’m still astounded she didn’t get hurt. When you see the photos, you’ll understand.

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Happy 1st Birthday, Clover

Even though we adopted Clover out of rescue, thanks to her Origin Story, we know today is her 1st birthday. Her actual birthday — not just a day we picked as such. I had big plans for doing a fancy birthday video, showing the best photos from the last 8 months and maybe some video clips of her best tricks, but I’ve been so busy trying to finish the book, that I ran out of time. So … enjoy these 5 favorite photos from last weekend, when we began gearing up for Clover’s very special 1st birthday (along with a photo from the day we met)!

Happy Birthday, Clover Lee Hawn. Your momma LOVES you!

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Check Out Puppyhood.com (Yes, this is #sponsored.)

When our new border collie puppy Clover arrived in September 2014, we hadn’t had a true puppy-puppy in the house since Ginko … way back in summer 2000. A lot has changed since then, so I’ve been busy catching up with all the latest thinking on what’s what when it comes to puppies and training and other topics (such as when to spay or neuter). Plus, it’s easy to forget all the ways a puppy can make you worry. I certainly have some strongly held opinions, but I like to think that I’m open to other / newer ideas as well. If you or someone you know recently brought a puppy home, I humbly submit the new Puppyhood.com site created by Purina Puppy Chow as a starting point for all things puppy — puppy planning, health, nutrition, behavior, training and such.

And, yes, this post is sponsored by our friends at Purina Puppy Chow. (More on that below.)

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Happy 15th Birthday, Ginko!

For a large breed dog, 15 is downright ancient. It has always been our goal for Ginko, though. He is officially the oldest dog I’ve ever had. With 3 potentially fatal health conditions, our time with him could be short. Or not. Today? We simply celebrate our handsome, sweet, goofy Old Man! Happy birthday, buddy. Here are 8 GREAT photos of Ginko! Continue reading

The Future is So Bright — I Need a Nap

So, here’s the thing. I’m tired. Really tired — between working, raising a puppy, caring for a geriatric dog (which means we see 2 am, 3 am, and 4 am quite a bit), and lingering grief. If I could, I’d take a long nap every day. I can’t, though, so I do the most with each day’s top-top-top priorities, and I tell myself it’s “enough.” Otherwise, I’d work too much, neglect my family, and never sleep. That leaves the blog, which I really would like to continue, and the book, which I really need to finish, in a state of limbo. I’m trying, kids. I really am.

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