Donate to Animal Shelters Daily for Free

There are a couple of great sites I visit daily. I’ve had them on my bookmark bar for years and if you’re a fan of helping animals without homes, you should too. Best part is, it’s not costing you anything and you don’t need to sign up to do it. Sponsors pay the donations, as long as you keep visiting and clicking to show your support. And if you feel like donating your own money, there are ways to do that too! The Animal Rescue … Continue reading

Classical Music and Dogs: A Halfway Surprising Experiment

Classical music time is coma time for the dogs. It would be for me too, except that puppy resting means I can get things done. I am also about 2% more peaceful for listening to it, inclined to spin like a ballerina as I tidy the neighbour’s wayward bags of dog poo from our lawn, if I’m not keeping an eye on myself. Don’t credit me for this magical discovery, however. The suggestion to subject them (and myself) to classical was made to me by … Continue reading

Pumpkin for Dog Tummy Rumbling

We’ve been walking Junior and Casey together for a week or so now that he got his second shots. Junior’s loud tummy growling problem began just after we saw the vet so when we walked the dogs to the pet food store, we mentioned it to the girl working. She mentioned feeding him a bit of pumpkin with his dinner as it’s supposed to settle an upset puppy stomach. I had read that a few times as well, so we decided to try it. The stuff … Continue reading

Lemons to Lemonade: From Flood to Ice Bucket

This past week with all the back-and-forth freeze-and-thaw (so many hyphens) a window well flooded in the back yard. The water then found its way into a crack in our foundation and into the laundry room, which I found Tuesday at midnight. There was a lot of water-bailing that happened that night (and a thank you goes out to Miklos’s dad for stopping by to help us out). A couple of buckets were left full of water and froze over.  Today I turned one over … Continue reading

Dog Tummy Rumbling

This morning is a tired one. Junior was trying to climb up the side of the bed, which was strange and somewhat irritating, until Miklos discovered what might have been the problem. The puppy’s tummy was growling like mad, loud enough we could hear it from across a room. We think it scared him a little. I suffer the same affliction sometimes when I’m not even hungry, though it’s easier for me to climb into our tall bed. Ignoring the scarier answers found on Google (I know), … Continue reading

Boxer Puppy Gradually Falls Asleep

Our boxer puppy, that is. Junior is just over nine weeks.  It’s a bratty age — going outside is becoming more fun and less a hiccup-inducing chore for him.  Only problem is the weather has been freezing/melting/freezing/melting so the ground is muddy and there is still ice to slip on.  Also, there are dried up bean pods everywhere in our yard thanks to the tree next door.  He loves batting at them with his paws and biting them.  Come on, boy!  It’s cold out, just … Continue reading

Look Who I Found in the Cat Bed…

While I was cleaning today, somebody snuck into the DIY cat bed I wrote about a while ago. We kind of love this guy. Now if only he’d stop crying and growling all night when we crate him. He slept uncrated last night on a pillow beside Casey. I’m OK with it, he didn’t run around or anything all night, and he was quiet. I don’t want him to affiliate the crate only with us leaving him, however, because I’m pretty sure he’ll always hate … Continue reading

New Puppy Pictures!

I promised them, and I almost never break a promise made on my blog.  Here they are: Cute pictures of our new puppy, Junior. So, a bit about our new German boxer puppy: We got him at 8 weeks old He came from a litter of 7 He’s got 4 paws He has 1 natural tail (not docked) and 2 natural ears [and we like him that way! In Germany, they don’t dock ’em anymore… I won’t start a debate, because really it’s the internet] … Continue reading