A Discussion is requested

When I was going for my master’s at NU, I took a speech class. One of our assignments was giving a speech on our personal hero. someone we looked up to and admired. I did my speech on Jack Kevorkian, a Michigan physician known as “Dr. Death.” Jack Kevorkian often said, “Death is not a crime” and championed terminally ill …

In honor of World Toilet Day – a poop story you should read

I never knew when I was getting my Master’s degree at Northwestern that I would be spending a great deal of my time worrying about dog poop. To be honest, my studies didn’t really prepare me for this. Since starting the daycare, I’ve learned a lot. Did you know that we sometimes know what your family has had for dinner …

A Rant…

It’s been a tough couple of months. People have been asking how we’re doing with the advent of the dog flu. It’s been rough, I have to be honest. We were lucky. We had no one sick; we saw no symptoms   We never had to close our doors, as many places did. While we tried to keep you informed, we …

Dogs deserve long, healthy lives

It was about 12 years ago that I had my first kidney stone. It was 3:00 am in the morning, I started getting nauseous and feeling the most excruciating pain. I knew I had to get to the hospital so I started on my way. I live on the second floor and as I made my way, I fell down …

Reflections

I don’t know about you but the world today sometimes terrorizes me. It seems like everyday we’re hearing about, reading about or learning about something that we should be worried about. The evening news is filled with fires, deaths, muggings or murders. The morning news is equally depressing. I watch it only to see the weather and 9 out of …

Goodbye 2014

On March 1, 2015 Rex’s Place will celebrate our 5th anniversary. We opened our doors on March 1, 2010. It doesn’t seem that long ago and yet so many things have changed. I always dreamed of owning my own business but many of them fail in the first year. We’re still here. Besides location, location, location, just how have we …

It’s NOT All Right

It just happened again. Rex, Seaquel and I were walking down the street. Seaquel is still young enough that she gets excited at anything that moves. She’s also knows she’s a good-looking dog. (Did I tell you she’s smart?) So we’re walking down the street, Seaquel sees someone she knows and he calls her. She get’s excited and starts running. …

Dog Days of Summer

Are we done yet? People that really know me, will wonder about this question. The fact is, I suffer from seasonal dysfunction so the summer is my “thriving” time. But I’m ready for August to be done. Do you feel the same? The month started out all right but then things started to happen. I started having some pain in …

Who Knew?

Sometimes the biggest surprises come when you least expect them. And I have to admit – I am SURPRISED. So puppy comes home (Seaquel for those of you that don’t know) and she is beyond adorable. Within two hours, while standing in Happy Husky Bakery, Rex let her know he was the boss. She ran away whimpering and I thought …

I’m scared

I’m scared. Seven years ago, I brought Rex home and he changed my life. He was my rock during several years of struggle and, now, everything is starting to come together. My life, although different than I’d planned, is returning. I can breathe a little, where I couldn’t before. So why, I ask myself, am I looking to shake things …