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Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria: day trip

Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria: day trip

  Fort Stevens: The fact that there weren’t any seals in Astoria didn’t matter… Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria is a GREAT place to take the dogs for a run. You can drive onto the beach which was a...

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My Favorite Dog Things This Month: Doxie Planter

My Favorite Dog Things This Month: Doxie Planter

Calling all doxie lovers! This month I stumbled across two amazing dog related items I wanted to share with everyone. They’re silly but FABULOUS. A doxie planter that is a wild, bright orange and super cute on display in your...

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Northwest School of Animal Massage: first day of FUNdamentals

Northwest School of Animal Massage: first day of FUNdamentals

 Vashon Island is where the Northwest School of Animal Massage is  located. This past Saturday was the first day of animal massage training and I couldn’t be  more excited to dive into my new life adventure.  A day in the...

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Tax Credit: Adopting Dogs and Cats May Result in a Tax Break

Tax Credit: Adopting Dogs and Cats May Result in a Tax Break

According to an article I read on the Best Friends Animal Society site, the Oregon legislature is considering a bill to give individuals who adopt a dog or cat from an animal shelter or rescue facility the opportunity to receive...

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Tally-ho! In’s and Out’s of Doxie Field Trials

Tally-ho! In’s and Out’s of Doxie Field Trials

Tally-ho! In the dictionary Tally-ho… is a largely British phrase, which originated from the activity of foxhunting, and other forms of hunting with hounds, shouted when a rider or follower sees the fox (or other quarry). In our Doxie Field Trials...

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PDX Pet Photographer Captures End of Life Moments

PDX Pet Photographer Captures End of Life Moments

Kristin Zabawa, a local PDX photographer, captures photography of humans and animals when they’re near the end of their life. These are precious moments.”Soul to soul” photo sessions are what she calls them on her crowdfunding page. The photos are...

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Senior Dogs: Bruiser’s 12th birthday at the beach

Senior Dogs: Bruiser’s 12th birthday at the beach

  Bruiser’s 12th birthday celebration was this past weekend on the coast. Out of our three beautiful dogs, I know Bruisy the best. He’s twelve years young and the longest relationship I’ve ever had with a four legged friend. We...

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Nosework with Sherman…and Walter

Nosework with Sherman…and Walter

A few weeks ago, both Sherman and Walter participated in Washington’s first Element Specialty Trial. You can find more here: http://www.nacsw.net/trial-calendar-information/element-specialty-trials. These just became a reality this past April. I love them as they only take half a day –...

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Nina Ottosson Puzzle Games: brilliant

Nina Ottosson Puzzle Games: brilliant

I promised I would post about the Nina Ottosson games I bought for my senior dog (but for all three dogs of course) and I’m a HUGE FAN. I bought the cheaper plastic versions off of Amazon. The first game...

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