Archive for the 'Thoughts on Life with Dogs ' Category

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Help Your Shy Dog Overcome Anxiety

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Help Your Shy Dog Overcome Anxiety

I’m so excited to publish this guest post from Nicole with DogVills! Anyone that reads my blog knows my dog, Shermie, suffers from anxiety and some days are better than others. Nicole writes about how to help your shy dog...

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Happy Birthday Bruiser! The True Meaning of Friendship

Happy Birthday Bruiser! The True Meaning of Friendship

Well, Bruiser is 14 years old and the oldest dog I’ve ever had the privilege of sharing my life with. We had a super scary weekend about two weeks ago as he went into congestive heart failure but pulled through...

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Dogs That Suffer from Chronic Digestive Disorders Should Be on a Probiotic #ad

Dogs That Suffer from Chronic Digestive Disorders Should Be on a Probiotic #ad

Probiotics are composed of bacteria or yeasts that keep pets healthy and alive. And a large part of your immune system lives in your gut. GI health is super important! 70% of your immune system is located in your gut.

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Animal Tattoos: Top Five Reasons to Get One or Two!

Animal Tattoos: Top Five Reasons to Get One or Two!

Put this on your bucket list: This has been on my Bucket list! I have been dreaming about a tattoo of my dogs for many years. I approached an amazing tattoo artist at Wonderland Tattoo (in PDX) and Savannah Trevino took on my "project". I literally met with her for a consult and she came up with the concept and design. I didn't get to see it until the morning of the appointment. It was like Christmas!

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Home Delivery & Menu Consults: Q&A with Darwin’s #ad

Home Delivery & Menu Consults: Q&A with Darwin’s #ad

In addition to home delivery, did you know Darwin's provided menu consultation as a service? Yep! So I talked to James Holiday, a menu consultant, this month. I did research prior to setting up my food delivery five years ago and a lot has changed with the dogs! It's a good time for me to re-visit the meals I'm feeding the dogs!

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10 Lessons From My Holiday Pet Sits

10 Lessons From My Holiday Pet Sits

The minute you get there you can see it in their eyes. They are a little sad to see you as that reinforces their human hasn’t returned. You can turn this around pretty quickly but I could feel that from...

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Gifts for Dog Moms: Pop Your Pup Canvas Portraits #ad

Gifts for Dog Moms: Pop Your Pup Canvas Portraits #ad

What does a dog mom want for the holidays? She wants something that reminds her of those that are precious to her. With all the love that goes into everything above, a canvas she can stare at in her office will put a huge smile on her face. Pop Your Pup is such a great gift!

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Fave Holiday Gifts for Doxie Lovers

Fave Holiday Gifts for Doxie Lovers

Some of these items are practical and some are absolutely not! All doxie owners can relate, right? I'm a crazy Doxie Mom and own almost all of these items.

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A HYGGEE Holiday Card from Minted #ad

A HYGGEE Holiday Card from Minted #ad

“Holiday Kisses” is the theme for this card and I specifically wanted a photo of the dogs that represented time with loved ones in a relaxed, environment. The trips we take the coast are exactly that. There is nothing more HYGGE than spending time with the three hounds and since our oldest dog is 13 years old I try to cherish the time we have together. Every. Second. Counts.

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Learn To Be a Death Doula For Your Animals

Learn To Be a Death Doula For Your Animals

When I was at the park last week with the three dogs, I noticed a man with his old dog walking past our car. He was clearly headed to “his spot” where he sat down with his dog – and...

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