Waiting For The Vet -- Tales and Tails

Like Family

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This week, I came across an interesting story about a woman in Italy who asked her employer for paid sick leave to take her dog to the vet because her dog is “like family” to her.  The woman, who has only been identified as Anna, lives alone with her two English Setters, 12 year old […]

Sleeping Bunny -- Tales and Tails

Magical Healing

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My husband and I were having a conversation earlier this week, and we were discussing the possibility that Bunny may have lost a little of her hearing in her advanced years.  We have both had times when we came home and she didn’t appear at the back door to greet us.  We have Poochie Bells […]

Too Cute To Spook -- Tales and Tails

A Trick With No Treat

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I can honestly say that life with four dogs is almost always interesting, but we do have our regular routine that stays pretty normal.  I can also say that sometimes, they take me completely by surprise.  As the witching hour of Halloween starts to approach, I can say that a trick with no treat is no […]

Greyhound Girls -- Tales and Tails

It Takes Two

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Last week, I again found myself facing the difficult decision about which dog to take with me to our nursing home visit.  We weren’t seeing any hospice patients so either of the Greyhounds could go, it was just a matter of choosing which one to take to visit the Alzheimer’s patients.  On one hand, Bunny […]

Dog For President -- Tales and Tails

One Thing We Agree On

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Here in the United States, it seems like our politicians can’t agree on anything.   However, a recent study proves that idea wrong.  The researchers at HABRI (the Human Animal Bond Research Institute) have done a study funded by Nestle Purina PetCare that researched how members of Congress felt about pets in the workplace.  It seems […]

Autumn Twilight -- Tales and Tails

An Old Friend

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Earlier this week, I needed to go to our hospice volunteer meeting and I was happy because the timing meant that I’d be able to take one of the girls with me.  It’s rare that I go without Bunny, and I’ve taken Flattery a couple of times to start getting her used to going and […]

The Scarecrow Cafe -- Tales and Tails

Persistence Pays

by Houndstooth on

I love our dogs, but sometimes I can’t help feeling that they live to get the better of me.  This week in particular, Flattery has been one determined little miss and I am not sure whether to admire her or throttle her.  She has a one track mind and if there’s one thing that she […]

 
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