Blog Entries ( Puppy Love )

Four-Legged Reason to Keep It Together

August 28th, 2012
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WHEN I met the dog, he was sitting in a cage to my left as I entered a local animal shelter near the running path I frequent in downtown Austin, Texas. I had no intention to adopt a dog. I only stopped for a drink of cold water. I don’t run to stay healthy, I run to stay thin, and lately to blow ...

Can I Have a Puppy?

May 4th, 2012
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Everyone of us who are parents have been there--the sweet words coming out of our children’s mouth saying "Can I have a puppy?" Before considering getting a dog, determine as a family who will care for the pup.  Do you have the time to dedicate to this new family member? If so, start creating a way to share the responsibilities ...

How to Take Care of Brand New Puppies

April 28th, 2012
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When welcoming a new puppy into your life, you may think you are starting with a "blank slate," but this is not the case. There is a lot happening in a puppy's world, and a lot that should happen during those first few weeks of life to give you the best chances of raising a valued member of your family. From birth to 12 days of age ...

Dear Cooper,

November 18th, 2011

Dear Cooper, One year ago yesterday, you came home. You were supposed to be a foster, though! It became apparent – almost immediately – that the big boys adopted you. They played with you, letting you tug and tug and tug on toys that they held until they got bored, then they’d let you win. I think they instilled in you a tremendous misunderstanding of your own ...