Not many of us speak dog and I have never met a dog that speaks English or any other human language. So how do you know what your dog is saying to you? Anthropomorphism, the relating of human emotions to dogs (and other nonhuman entities) is a major player in the miscommunication between dog parent and fido. As humans, we often think our dog feels guilty, shameful, or even jealous. So what is Fido really saying? He is talking but you are not listening, or actually not reading his body language or facial signals.Read More
So you are thinking about throwing a “Dog Party” to celebrate your furry besties birthday! No you aren’t crazy, it’s a growing fad amongst us dog lovers that think cake is a food group!
Your “dog birthday party” may be as simple as you and Fido hanging on the couch watching Lady and The Tramp and sharing a bowl of ice cream. Or as lavish a party for the entire block of wagging tails. Whatever your choice, it’s all about your dog…Read More
Tis the season with Thanksgiving this week and Christmas just a month away (wow that came fast) and most likely you will be spending time with family and friends. We look forward to the bounty coming our way. With that said, many of us will also have our furry friends scouring the floors (or counter tops, you know who you are) for any tasty scraps of wonderment. A few helpful tips for this holiday season…Read More
Our dogs have never been picky regarding treats and especially since they typically only get what I make at Smilin’ Dog Bakery. We are proponents of natural dog treats and raw feeding, and have been for almost one year. Lucy on occasion will lie down beside her “dinner” and refuse to eat unless I sprinkle her favorite treat, Beefaroos!Read More
My past as a shelter volunteer and foster parent over the years I became passionate regarding spaying and neutering. With the thousands of homeless animals lumbering away in shelters across the US, it just makes sense to be a responsible pet owner and spay or neuter your pet.Read More
Today I’m testing the “blogging waters” and hopefully I am able to provide some interesting content regarding my favorite subject – dogs! Four days ago we adopted Boomer a gorgeous mini aussie with a corky personality that makes me smile and laugh out loud every day! After watching Boomer…Read More