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This week marked many a milestone in our house. Tuesday, May 31st was Chance's 10th birthday and in celebration of his special day we forced Chance to wear an embarrassing and irrelevant hat while we sang happy birthday.

This week also marked another significant date - the one year anniversary from when we became Chance's foster family. It's hard to believe that it's only been one

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Is it just my three monsters, or are all dogs light sleepers? No matter how lightly I tip-toe around their heads or how gently I get out of bed, all three of them are immediately wide awake and acutely aware of my every move. This isn't problematic, per say, but rather an out loud wondering of sorts.

Chance, for example, likes to sleep right in the middle of the cold, hard tile dining area floor. I think this is super cute and will try to secretly approach him to observe, but he

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I can't speak for all dogs, but I can definitively say that Roxy and Cash both have "types". They each are suckers for a certain kind of toy that sends them over the moon when they see/hear it. For Roxy, it's balls, especially ones that squeak. My personal fav is from JW Pet - it's durable enough that if Cash gets a hold of it I have time to repossess it before all hope is lost. It's also slightly larger than a tennis ball

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Last week did not start off well for us. Chance had a seizure Monday night and scared the pants off me. I've never witnessed a seizure before so I wasn't positive at first what it was, but after conferring with other dog owners and Carol (head honcho at S.A.I.N.T.S) it became clear that the violent convulsions and spit spraying characterized the ictal phase of a generalized seizure. Apparently seizures are quite common in Pekes (along with every other unfortunate ailment, it seems) and once Read more...
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As the proud parent of a bully mix (Cash is an American Bulldog/Boxer mix) I am endlessly confounded by those who seem to have some unfounded prejudice against these incredibly sweet and gorgeous dogs. I can't tell you how many times other dog parents have picked up their dogs at the park or crossed the street when they see Cash coming because they are "afraid of pitbulls". There are so many things amiss with this statement and I don't have all day, but to sum it up quickly....A) There's no

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Remember the mix of fear/shame/giddiness you felt when your parents woke in the middle of the night to find you in the bathroom with a fistful of hair and a face framed with unfortunately shaped bangs? That's how I felt Sunday when Jeremy walked into our bathroom to find me surrounded by black hair, holding a dog that looked more like Bon Jovi circa 1984 than a purebred Pekingese.

Why, you ask, would I cut his hair

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I’ve never disputed the fact that Chance can be a pain; his disability and chronic health problems combined with incontinence and a quick temper certainly make for a handful of fluff and fury. But one thing I never considered was the possibility that maybe, just maybe, he isn’t the descendant of canids at all, but rather a cat trapped in a dog’s body. Before you disregard my theory as a misguided attempt to account for bad behaviour, consider for a moment the

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As alluded to in my previous post, Cash and I did some investigative reporting on behalf of Modern Dog recently for the upcoming Summer 2011 issue. I can't divulge any of the details, however I can tell you that it wasn't necessarily a great success. Let's just say if Cash were a kid in a classroom, he would have been stuck in the corner wearing a dunce cap. But that's okay, I've always known that my dogs wouldn't be perfectly trained or particularly obedient because I am

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This weekend I’m going to be doing some investigative reporting for the upcoming Summer 2011 issue of Modern Dog. I can’t tell you what it entails, but what I can say is that Cash and I will be “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and tipping our top hats to some fellow dog enthusiasts!! Stay tuned for more clues and maybe even some photos!

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