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Looking for Mr. Goodbark
on Monday October 20th, 2008 at 01:54 PM
...has been on my mind lately. To be clear, she doesn't specialize in female dogs. She's just a bitch.
She's been on my mind because, well, although I have not yet found my pooch-mate, there is still plenty do to by way of prep work. One of these things is finding a vet and while I ask around and do office drive-bys, I am remembering the bitch.
About 10 years ago, my beloved bloodhound Beatrice had reached her dotage and, as all large breeds do, was breaking down fast. Her hips were a mess,...
on Thursday October 16th, 2008 at 03:44 PM
The overnighter with Storm was a disaster. At my age, and with my schedule, I simply do not have the time or patience or stomach, quite frankly, to house train a big dog. I'll spare everyone the details, suffice it to say that I hope that my sisal rug doesn't fade in the sun.
I'm remembering my friend Betsy as I write this. She was NEVER able to housetrain the older dogs she adopted. Bless her heart, she gave those old guys the best years of their lives, but her house was a...
on Tuesday October 14th, 2008 at 03:56 PM
...with Storm the German Shepard I cruised a couple of weeks ago at the shelter.
He has spent all of his life either outdoors on a chain, or in a kennel; therefore, he is not potty trained. I knew this going into the overnighter, thinking I'd anticipate his moments. For most, I suppose, this issue might have raised an eyebrow or four (afterall, it takes two to dance this particular tango), but I was excited at the prospect of male-dog company - especially since I had spent the previous week...
on Tuesday October 7th, 2008 at 04:41 PM
...are when I'm sick. I'm a big baby.
Every once in a blue moon, my sciatic nerve get irritated and I'm just no good. I wouldn't say that it's a chronic problem, as the last time I suffered an episode was about 13 years ago. The damn nerve is acting up again and like the last time, there was no heavy lifting involved. The last time I tossed a newspaper into the back of my SUV; this time, I tossed a piece of cardboard into the back of my baby brother's SUV. The last time, it really hurt; this...
on Wednesday October 1st, 2008 at 05:48 PM
...for a pretty face. Even if [sigh] it is on a terrier.
And with all pretty faces, there's a bit of madness, isn't there?
Meet Rex. He's a bit of a Shia LeBeouf, isn't he?
When I was in my twenties, I had a friend who's Jack Russell terriers (she had 2) ganged up on a puppy she introduced and killed the poor thing. Tore it to shreds, practically. We were all shocked. Until this pair came into our lives, all we knew about the breed was that it was that cute pooch on Frazier. For a time the...
on Sunday September 28th, 2008 at 11:21 PM
...would happen. Lucky the longhaired Chihuahua would hook up big time, get his leashed pimped, his doggie biscuits buttered, the whole bit. I tried to hook up with the guy. I even broke the first rule of first dog-dating and cuddled. See evidence below.
Today, I caught a glimpse of Lucky as I was exiting the supermarket. He wasn't in a fancy dog carrier bag, as I imagined he would be, nor was his new master some hunk that fell off the pages of an old Marboro ad (when there was more than 1...
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