By The Hair of the Dog

I’m not talking about hangover cures. I’m talking about Macy, our dog. I love my pup. She is happy, bouncy, energetic – and very, very affectionate.  When I work on my laptop late at night, she curls up next to me. Sometimes her head rests on my leg. Sometimes, it is across my laptop until [Read On]

Rocket dog

There is one distinct benefit my puppy enjoys here that she would not enjoy back in the States: off-lead (that’s a leash to my US peeps) walking. Or, should I say – off-lead running. She loves to go for a walk through the fields, but all this recent snow? It makes her crazy. She loves [Read On]

Wordless Wednesday – and with a slipper for her pillow…

No Dunce Cap Tonight (or, She’s not stupid, she’s got Character)

Macy, our new puppy, is a nightmare on a lead. Her recall? Well, she kind of has her own agenda, so she’ll come if she damn well pleases to. She jumps. She has chewed through both of my laptop cords. We won’t even discuss the excitement wees. She is also very clever, loving, clumsy and [Read On]

Dogs Don’t Wear Shoes

If you stop by my house at, oh, say, 8pm on any given evening, you will find me mopping. I know. It’s sad. Really, really sad. I hadn’t expected the floors to get THIS dirty. We are a no-shoes-in-the-house family.  The Hubs has been strict about this to the point that my kids typically pull [Read On]

Happy Puppy Wee

I’m a “wee” late for Mama Kat’s writing challenge, but I’m adding my submission anyway.  My prompt of choice was to write about my pet’s least likeable character trait. Easy peasy lemon squeezy, that one. Macy – still a puppy – experiences “excitement” wees. Don’t get me wrong – she was housebroken in record time, [Read On]

Dog Days

So, basically, my puppy has THE life.  She sleeps, eats, poops, and plays. No responsibility. She doesn’t even have to wipe her own backside or clean out her water dish. If it wasn’t for having to eat the same meal day after day, the slug-eating (throws up a little in my mouth) the “no chocolate” [Read On]