Tagged with dogs

Cool Dogs

The dog days of summer are upon us. And here in New Jersey things have been heating up. With many days well into the 90’s, our furry friends are also feeling the heat. Those with thin, short coats, like chihuahuas and beagles seem to handle the temperature best. But snub-nosed dogs, like French bulldogs and … Continue reading

P Breaks Free

Poor Penelope. She had to have surgery. And with it came the dreaded collar. Now collars have gotten better since the Victorian version. (See Collared on an earlier Mutts.) They’re soft, inflatable, and much easier to use. Or not? Luckily the vet inflated mine so all I had to do was affix it to Penelope’s … Continue reading

Sergeant Stubby

Last weekend was Memorial Day.  And in remembrance of our heroes, I would like to salute Sergeant Stubby. Sergeant Stubby was probably the most famous canine hero of World War I. He was an American pit bull terrier who served with the 102nd infantry in the French trenches for 18 months and 17 battles. During … Continue reading

It Takes Two to Tuggle

Most kids and dogs love a game of tug of war. For dogs it’s a classic – almost like a game of fetch. Some dog experts say that from a pup’s point of view, it’s a way to show who’s top dog. Some say it imitates the primal instinct to grab and shake prey. Still others … Continue reading

Waxing PAWetic

While reading the latest newsletter from my friends at the Seeing Eye, I became aware that April is National Poetry month. The actual celebration was introduced in 1996 and organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. However, the Seeing Eye and … Continue reading