Portrait of A Heart Dog -- Tales and Tails

Heart Healthy

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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 […]

2016 Resolutions -- Tales and Tails

Looking Back

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A lot of recent conversations with people have given me the feeling that most people are ready to see 2016 leave and usher in a new year.  It’s true that this year seems to have carried a lot of loss, from David Bowie at the beginning to Carrie Fisher, George Michael and Debbie Reynolds at […]

Morgan Writes To Santa -- Tales and Tails

Letters To Santa — Morgan

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It seems that every year, the dogs get Bunny to type their letters to Santa.  Since she’s a modern hound, she types them on the computer and that means that I can see them after she saves them.  They usually entertain me and so I share them here the week before Christmas while we’re getting […]

Merry Everything -- Tales and Tails

Adventures That Try My Patience

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Bunny here at the keyboard, sharing an adventure that actually happened a couple of weeks ago. My human didn’t want me to talk about it until after she did her Shutterfly post, but a few weeks ago, we all piled into the Princessmobile and the hoop dee and went off to take our annual Christmas […]

All It Needs Is A Little Love... -- Tales and Tails

Christmas Stress

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Bunny here at the keyboard, writing about a few things on my mind. I am starting to get a little concerned about the state of Christmas at our house.  My humans still have not procured a proper Christmas tree.  It seems there are some problems with the Princessmobile and the only available mode of conveyance […]

You Shouldn't Have -- Tales and Tails

And Then She Was Eight

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Eight years ago we had no idea what was coming.  It was just an ordinary November day as far as we knew.  It wouldn’t be until a year and a half later that we’d know she’d come into existence, and that she came along to teach us a lot of things.  Our journey together hasn’t […]

Always On Watch -- Tales and Tails

The Last Word

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I think living with all breeds of dogs brings certain challenges.  Living with Greyhounds even has challenges from time to time, as I’m sure most Greyhound owners could tell you.  One thing I love about them is that they are pretty quiet.  German Shepherds, on the other hand, always have a lot to say. In […]

Miss Red, White and Blue -- Tales and Tails

Go For The Gold

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Bunny here at the keyboard, writing about what’s on my mind this weekend. With the Olympics now in full swing, we’ve been swept up a little in the fever of watching them and seeing who will win different competitions.  We spent a fantastic Friday evening watching the opening ceremonies together as a family and sharing […]

Letting It All Hang Out -- Tales and Tails

The Sweetest Thing

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If you read yesterday’s blog post, I suppose you could guess that it’s been a long week for me.  It wasn’t my usual humor-filled fare and I hope it wasn’t too much of a downer for anyone.  The truth is, behind the scenes, there have been other things wearing on me besides a few dogs […]

Morgan -- Tales and Tails

Mean Green

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If you’re a long time reader of the blog, you know that while Morgan has a lot of challenging issues, she also has one self appointed job in the world.  That job is to keep the rest of the pack safe.  Most of the time, that usually involves a great effort on her part to […]