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Ever watch your dog when he's asleep?  Sometimes they start to quiver and jerk their legs - running in their dreams, and then they start making this muted barking, a sort of high-pitched oof. Their mouths stay closed so their lips puff out with each Oof.  At first, they breathe evenly, then... twitch, jerk, oof, oof, quiver, jerk, oof! oof oof!  What ... More
All right, fellow members (and whatever non-members may drop by), I'm going to give this blog stuff a whirl and see what happens.  I give no guarantees, but it may just be so incredibly good you'll be begging for more!  Or maybe not. :)

So, our subject today is Velcro Dogs.  Now you ask, what is a Velcro Dog?

Well, think about Velcro - it's got two sides and they stick... More
Hello.  My name is Joey, and I am a Barkaholic.

At least that's what they tell me.  I have no problem with the amount I bark.  After all, as long as I don't feel compelled to bark, what's the problem.  I only bark when I want to, and I can stop anytime!
 
I just don't want to stop.   I have a duty.  There is a need for barking in any household.

I know what yo... More
What did one dog say to the other dog?    Meetcha at the stink!*

We're out running and playing, a lovely day, with the breeze blowing my hair and the sun warming... but wait!  There's something else on that breeze!  A heady aroma - drifting, tantalizing - coming from somewhere nearby.

I look around and see everyone has caught the smell.  Heads are raised, nos... More
The trouble with Henry?  Well, there's really not any.  At least not anything major.  He always just looks like there is.

Pugs just naturally have funny faces, and since Henry's a pug, he goes right along with the pug crowd and wears his funny face everywhere he goes.

When the forehead wrinkles up and the eyes look distressed,  Henry seems very worried or very dep... More
Ever had a herding dog?  If you have, you know the answer to that question.  Herding dogs are incurably bossy.  They butt into other dogs' business all the time with the battle cry, I'll take care of this!  They must see themselves as Superdogs with capes flying out behind them.

For example...  My mother's mixed breed Jake used... More

The pasture spreads out before me in soft, rolling hills of green grass.  Cartwheels!  The idea hits me... a short run and then turn cartwheel after cartwheel, spinning across the grass, feeling joy and freedom.  All right, I'd have to turn back the clock almost forty years, but the feeling lingers.


Scout stands in the same pasture watching h... More
It's evening chewie time, and Jake and Chloe settle down on the floor in the den and start chomping.  For several minutes, the air is filled with the slurps and smacks and crunches that always accompany this ritual.  They work hard at their task, Jake holding his between his paws and gnawing, and Chloe chewing the whole thing all at once, head in the air.

A little while later, Jak... More


I know lots of dog owners who give out treats a lot. I don't with Henry, my Pug, because Pugs get fat really easy, and to me, a fat Pug looks like a mini beached whale!

But I have one friend, Molly, who has a couple of dogs, Cocker Spaniels, and they don't just get treats, they demand them.  If you want them to do something, they won't do ... More
Did your head ever get hold of a song that you just couldn't shake out of it for days on end?  For a while, you stop thinking of that melody (which is fast becoming very annoying), then all of a sudden you're humming it again.  Your mind just keeps coming back to that same song, over and over.  It reminds me of a dog that finds something fascinating and has to return to it for days,... More