The love of my family surrounded my ICU bed in 2019 and carried me toward healthy ground. Our love has guided a scared, aggressive rescue Lab into being his true self, the most chill dog in our neighborhood.
Wellness Wednesday: Know Your Breed, Find Their Bliss
It’s amazing to see a dog who is genetically predisposed to do something light up when you give him the chance to do it. It’s like he’s saying, ‘Wow! How did you know?’
Family Friday: How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend
So, listen to your dog’s body language, just like she listens to yours, and you’ll both get more enjoyment out of being each other’s best friends.
Family Friday: How to Introduce Your Pandemic Pup to a New Dog
It was touch and go for a couple of days, but, thanks to Alison‘s guidance, Kumba’s resilience, and Pancho’s excellent guest manners, the dogs figured out how to share us, our home, walks, and even ... (I am not suggesting this, but it was something that happened organically along the end of Week One) drinking out of each other’s water bowls.
Travel Tuesday: Looking Back at Our 2016 Mediterranean Cruise
Our daughter and her fiancé visited over the weekend. It was heaven having double the number of people and dogs in the house after a year of isolation. “The kids” are headed to see his family in New Jersey and New York while we are dog-sitting our first black Lab, Pancho for the week. The…
Family Friday: How to help your unsocialized dog say hello
A dog on a leash encountering another dog is like a person in handcuffs walking into a party.
The Coronavirus, the Frail Elderly, and Cruise Ships
A year ago at this time, we’d never heard of the Coronavirus, I was neither frail nor elderly, and a cruise ship promised adventure and pleasure. Today, the Coronavirus is a global pandemic that has killed thousands, including in my state of Florida. I am officially old, having hit age 65 and qualified for Medicare.…
Opening Our Hearts to Another Dog
We lost our 12 year-old Chocolate Lab more than two years ago, but the ache in our hearts made the idea of another dog too painful for most of that time. Our younger dog, a Black Lab named Pancho, was hugely helpful to my recovery when he stayed with us late last year (when our…