Gremlin’s Birthday Interview

I’ve already mentioned that we don’t love celebrating Gremlin’s birthday. Each year is a reminder that he’s only mortal and that his time with us will be over one horrible day. Gremlin turns nine today and I can’t help but think about everything that makes him special. He’s not the cuddly, fun-loving dog the internet … [Read more…]

Gremlin’s Rescue Story

When my husband and I first moved in together we were crazy about each other and we knew that we wanted to start a family, but being the patient people that we can sometimes be, we decided to get a dog. Matthew was still looking for his first job out of school and I was … [Read more…]

The Anti-Aggression Diet

*I have been meaning to write this post for a while but have been held back by all the sciencey terms that might scare you off. I did my best to make it digestible, so stick with me! So, finally, I want to dig into this idea of an anti-aggression diet. For many dog owners, … [Read more…]

Gremlin’s Adoptiversary Giveaway!

There are two kinds of dogs in shelters, dogs who have known birthdays and dogs who have one made up for them. When we adopted Gremlin they gave us an idea of when he was born, mid-February they assumed. Based on the heart-shaped marking on his head, it was obvious that the little guy was … [Read more…]

The Benefits of Neutering

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]When I was a kid we had a dalmatian, Nickelodeon. To say that he was energetic would be an understatement! He’d regularly get out of our yard despite the many attempts of my father to keep him in. I can only imagine what he’d do or where he’d go, but one thing was … [Read more…]

Murder Cat

That’s what they call Trout at his old boarding facility (old because we moved, not because he hurt anyone). When we’d pick him up, they’d sound nervous at the prospect of getting him in his carrier and 9 times out of 10 would ask us to help. I have been in their shoes, particularly with … [Read more…]

How to Spot Bad Pet Advice

On a recent trip to our local pet superstore, I heard an employee give a dog owner really terrible advice. It wasn’t obviously terrible, like, “Yes, you should absolutely buy that dayglow cocktail dress.” Or, “Sunblock is for sissies, you don’t need it!” No, this advice was potentially deadly. And I wish I could say … [Read more…]