Single Black Female -- Tales and Tails

Hazardous To Your Health

by Houndstooth on

Most of the time, I write here on the blog about many of the great things about sharing your life with a dog.  I believe all of those things that I say about them, too.  However, this week I learned that owning a dog can also be hazardous to your health. It’s no secret that […]

Birthday Sweetheart -- Tales and Tails

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

by Houndstooth on

This weekend, we had a celebration at our house.  A certain little black dog turned six years old on Saturday and we celebrated in a quiet family fashion with a few toys and treats.  Maybe Flattery is our resident love bug because she’s born so close to Valentine’s Day, but whatever the reason, there’s no […]

Portrait of A Heart Dog -- Tales and Tails

Heart Healthy

by Houndstooth on

There have been a number of studies lately showing that having a dog is good for your heart.  The presence of a dog can lower your blood pressure and heart rate, as well as causing your body to relax.  Studies have shown that dogs help people in a variety of situations from young people testifying […]

Penalty For Cuteness -- Tales and Tails

Dogs In Commercials

by Houndstooth on

Bunny here at the keyboard, writing about something on my mind. Like most families in the United States, mine watched the Super Bowl. We really didn’t care who won, since none of us are big sports fans.  We mostly watch it to see the commercials and have an excuse to eat tasty snacks. Even if […]

I Dig You -- Tales and Tails

A Bit Obvious

by Houndstooth on

It hasn’t been a secret lately that Flattery feels that she’s entitled to a certain amount of time with Mr. Taleteller.  Our little snuggle bug doesn’t just want affection, she usually demands it. Most of the time, this isn’t a problem, because my husband likes having one of the dogs to curl up with. The […]

Here Kitty Kitty -- Tales and Tails

Winter Of Our Discontent

by Houndstooth on

When I was in college, we had a Maine Coon Cat who had lived nine lives.  He had lived a colorful life being passed around through members of our neighbors family.  When he landed next door to us, he had already been declawed on his front and back feet, which is part of what made […]