New Years? Bah, Humbug no more

I don’t know about you, but I’m one who has never understood the rush to celebrate New Years Eve. I don’t get it. When asked what I was going to be doing, I had a simple answer: sleeping. I don’t want to see Ryan Seacrest (now I”m really aging myself – it used to be Dick Clark). I’m not interested …

Conference Thoughts

en·rich transitive verb \in-ˈrich, en-\ :: to improve the quality of (something) : to make (something) better : to improve the usefulness or quality of (something) by adding something to it I’m sitting here in Baltimore and missing Rex, my parents, my staff, you and our dogs. I’m also thinking of all the speakers I’ve listened to over the past …

Understand the Winter and Dogs

I don’t know about you, but there is something I don’t like about winter. Maybe it’s the day’s getting longer (or seeming so). Perhaps it’s the cold. Maybe it’s the dark. Yes, it’s definitely the lack of sunlight which put’s me into a funk. As a child, I could eat a pint of ice cream and STILL be hungry. I …

Fall and your dog

They say dogs are color blind, but I don’t believe it. Rex has a toy “chest” where he keeps ALL of his priced positions. Whenever we come back from being out, even for an hour, Rex runs into the house to check his “chest” and make sure ALL of his toys are there. And here’s the interesting thing. He has …

So you’re having a baby – or expanding your family

Yes, it’s true. I pay a dog walker take Rex out twice a week for a walk Does this strike you as ironic? It does me ☺. When I first considered opening up this business, I went to a conference where ALL of the speakers said, “If you think you are going to spend all day with your dog, you’re …

Dealing with Life Changes

If you were with us last year, you were part of the Rex is 6 celebration. We are looking forward to our Rex is 7 celebration but not what it means. He is getting older. And that means he’s joining ME in getting older. It’s disconcerting enough for me. Each day there are things I shrugged off in my younger …

Let’s Move… for your Dog

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you who you’ll become” is a proverb often quoted. The same can be said for your dog.  Think not?  The news is filled with reports about people struggling against the battle of the bulge, but it’s not just people who are struggling. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 52.5 percent of dogs …

Is your dog allergic to their food?

Just like people, your pet can have allergies too.   Rex has them, and it caused a lot of problems when he was just a pup.  How did I know?  He constantly was licking his paws.  And his poop?  It seemed like he had chronic diarrhea.  He had itchy and runny eyes and he sneezed.  A lot.  I didn’t know WHAT …

Just what is your dog trying to tell you?

When Rex get’s excited to see someone he hasn’t seen in a while, he talks to them.  Yes, I said he talks to them.  It is a series of sounds that I wish I could understand.  His pitch changes and I know he’s trying to communicate something. I’m so glad to see you.  You look great.  Just what is it …

Did you know? February is Pet Dental Health Month

Here are few tips (provided by ASPCA) to help ensure your pet’s teeth are in great shape.  The best thing about them – they even work for cats.  If you are like me, trips to the dentist are not your favorite thing.  I’m pretty sure Rex feels the same.  Preventive care is the key – and I’m blogging this as …