HOT HOT HOT - How to keep your pets cool in summer

HOT! HOT! HOT!

Originally published July 18, 2013. Revised July 19, 2017 Another heat wave is upon us, and pretty much all of North America, it seems. Today’s weather in the Toronto area: Dogs feel the heat…Read more

Thoughts on Dog Breeding

THOUGHTS ON DOG BREEDING

Originally published on May 3, 2016 I just finished writing a month-long series about dog breeds from A to Z, without voicing judgements. The X-Breed (crossbreed) chapter also talked about “Designer Dogs”, where two purebreds…Read more

The party's over, #MONDAYMUSINGS, The Doglady's Den

RAVES AND RANTS – #MONDAYMUSINGS

HAPPY 2017, EVERYONE! It’s been difficult getting back into the swing of things post-holidays, so I’m keeping it simple, to start. This is a short list of raves and rants, originally published last year, with a…Read more

#AtoZChallenge 2016: Z is for ZUCHON

Z is for ZUCHON | #AtoZChallenge

If you’re looking for a May 1st Battle of the Bands post, sorry to disappoint. I’m pleading “blogger burnout” and skipping it this time. Back in full swing on May 15. See you there! Welcome…Read more

#AtoZChallenge: Y is for YORKSHIRE TERRIER

Y is for YORKSHIRE TERRIER | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AtoZChallenge: X is for X-Breeds

X is for X-BREEDS | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AtoZChallenge: W is for White Shepherd

W is for WHITE SHEPHERD | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

V is for VIZSLA | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

The Doglady at work

T is for TAILS AND TALES | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AtoZChallenge: S is for SHTELAND SHEEPDOG

S is for SHETLAND SHEEPDOG | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AtoZChallenge: R is for ROUGH COLLIE

R is for ROUGH COLLIE | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

N is for NEWFOUNDLAND | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AtoZChallenge K is for KING SHEPHERD

K is for KING SHEPHERD | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AtoZChallenge 2016, I is for Irish Wolfhound, The Doglady's Den

I is for IRISH WOLFHOUND | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AtoZChallenge 2016: H is for Havanese

H is for HAVANESE | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AtoZChallenge G is for Golden Retrievers, The Doglady's Den

G is for GOLDEN RETRIEVER | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AToZChallenge Day 6: F is for Fox Terrier

F is for FOX TERRIER | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

English Bulldog, #AtoZChallenge 2016, The Doglady's Den

E is for ENGLISH BULLDOG | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AtoZChallenge Day 4: D is for Dalmatian

LETTER D is for DALMATIAN | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AtoZChallenge C is for Cockapoo - Sheila

C is for COCKAPOO | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AtoZChallenge Day 2: B is for Bichon Frise, The Doglady's Den

B is for BICHON FRISE | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

#AtoZChallenge 2016 A is for Airedale Terrier

A is for AIREDALE TERRIER | #AtoZChallenge

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my…Read more

photo friday, Civilization

WHITE – PHOTO FRIDAY

Hello, everyone. I’ve been battling a bad case of pneumonia but have missed participating in the Blogosphere. To ease my way back in, I found the perfect photo for this week’s prompt. ~~~~~~ WHITE

concert photo collage

#8PhotosofHappiness for #MondayMusings

Thanks to Clowie’s Corner for inviting me to participate in the “8 Photos of Happiness” event, started by Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet. See below for more details. It’s difficult to choose only 8,…Read more

#ReadforAnimals WE WRITE – YOU READ!

What exactly is this book? It’s the brainchild of author Erika M. Szabo and she’s here to tell you herself: Anthology by authors, poets, artists and animals lovers to benefit animals in need. Proceeds from…Read more

SABA

ADVENTURES IN DOGSITTING; CHAPTER EIGHT

PROLOGUE Dogs have always been part of my life; a love passed down from generation to generation. Protracted unemployment in the early 90s required some creativity. Thus, my pet care business was born. This is a continuing…Read more

IN MEMORY OF OUR BEAUTIFUL TASHA

World’s Greatest Dalmatian Nov. 5, 1991 to May 22, 2007 [Originally published May 22, 2011] ‘Twas six years ago But I miss you so And the tears still flow ♥ When this date comes along…Read more

max and jake

ADVENTURES IN DOGSITTING; CHAPTER SEVEN

PROLOGUE Dogs have always been part of my life; a love passed down from generation to generation. Protracted unemployment in the early 90s required some creativity. Thus, my pet care business was born. This is a continuing…Read more

Doglady's Den

#WordlessWednesday: SPRING BREAK

Happy Wordless Wednesday, everyone! Thursday Favourite (living) Things: DOGS! ♥♥ Please leave a comment and have a great day! For fellow bloggers; come join in! Blog Hops hosted by: BlogPaws Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday Bloggers …Read more

sheeba

ADVENTURES IN DOGSITTING; CHAPTER SIX

PROLOGUE Dogs have always been part of my life; a love passed down from generation to generation. Protracted unemployment in the early 90s required some creativity. Thus, my pet care business was born. This is a continuing…Read more

dog poop cartoon

WHO POOPED IN THE KITCHEN?

This is the question I was asking this morning. My charges all looked guilty, but nobody answered. Thankfully, it was nice and firm and easy to pick up. Only a pet person…Read more