Category: family dog

Mia, Candy, and Fifteen Puppies

It has now been two weeks since two pregnant Rottweilers were abandoned at my hospital (read Victims Come in All Sizes at Spot’s blog:  My blog post about these two girls generated so much interest about their… Read More

What Mutt Fans and Purebred Enthusiasts Have in Common

Every February, in the weeks surrounding the Westminster Dog Show, I hear plenty of biased commentary and heated discussion about mutts versus purebred dogs.  This year, the rhetoric has reached new heights- with all the speculation about who… Read More

Getting More Bark for Your Buck

Today the human-animal bond is stronger than ever. Seemingly, the more tumultuous the world around us, the tighter we cling to our beloved pets. They soothe us with their predictability and unconditional love, and they consistently give in… Read More

A Teenager’s Perspective

My 16-year-old daughter was asked to write an impromptu speech in her rhetoric class about something that stirs her passion. She gave me permission to share this with you. I’m not so sure that all the traits she… Read More


When I first met my Boxer buddy Zack and his devoted mom Jan, they were a rather intimidating pair. Both were distrustful, angry, and poised to bite – Zack with his teeth and Jan with her words. Zack… Read More


When I wrote Speaking for Spot, my hope was that this book would enhance the quality of life for dogs everywhere.  Little did I know that at least one dog named Pandy interpreted my passion literally.  This little… Read More

Nellie and Quinn

We lost both of our elderly dogs within close succession within the past 18 months. My husband and I experienced “doglessness“ for the first time in thirty years, that is until a sweet little “Jack Russell something or… Read More