Mellow -- Tales and Tails

With Age Comes…

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Our recent visit to the University of Illinois with Bunny and Küster made me think of a few things.  Generally, we don’t like to think about our dogs or ourselves getting older, but there are a few benefits.  Traveling with the oldest and youngest members of our pack reminded me of just that. After we […]

Sleeping On It -- Tales and Tails

You Have Been Summoned

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The last few weeks, I’ve noticed a new routine at our house that makes both my husband and me laugh.  I’m not sure how it started, probably subtly, as many routines do.  For a long time, it has been Bunny’s routine to go back to our bedroom after we start getting ready for work.  That’s […]

Hello, Sunshine! -- Tales and Tails

Senior Entitlement

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One of the things I’ve always been proud of is that our dogs have excellent manners, especially when we take them places with us.  Yes, the occasional mishap happens, but by and large, they usually do us proud.  At home, their manners aren’t perfect, but they’re usually pretty good. Bunny learned early on that if […]

One Heart -- Tales and Tails

Senior Moments

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This week, I have found myself really under the weather.   I gave in and called in sick so I could take some medicine, which I can’t do if I want to wake up when the alarm clock goes off and be a functioning human being.  I don’t know why, but my body has never […]

Pink Kicks -- Tales and Tails

Strange Motivations

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As much as I like to think that I understand my dogs, I have to admit that sometimes their strange motivations leave me scratching my head.  Most of the time, I feel like I at least understand why they do what they do, even if it makes no sense to me.  I just chalk it […]

Computer Geek -- Tales and Tails

Never Type Alone

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Now that I’ve been through the Greyhound adoption process several times, I’ve learned that there are stages that come along with it.  In the beginning, everything is new and most Greyhounds are trying to take it all in.  Some are more confident than others, but most adapt to their lives in retirement within a few […]

The Royal Treatment -- Tales and Tails

All Hail Queen B

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Through the years, we’ve referred to Bunny often as The Princess.  This is an official title that she has come by honestly.  While she is incredibly sweet, she also exudes an aura of royalty that is hard to ignore.  Let’s just say that Bunny has certain expectations about how she wants to be treated and […]

Dad Shame -- Tales and Tails

A Sense Of Entitlement

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I remember when we had Lilac that she had a certain bossy, sassy way about her.  Some of you might remember that Mr. Taleteller would hide in the bathroom to eat his pie on peace, because if Lilac decided she wanted something, she was relentless.  Most of the time I could laugh it off, but […]

Lilac Enjoys the Fan -- Tales and Tails

Those Sweet Seniors

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When we found out that Bunny had a “suspicious mass” a few weeks ago, a very sweet Greyhound lady from across the globe sent me a really kind message of support.  She was going through a similar situation, waiting to see if something was wrong with her Greyhound.  Then a short time later, she was […]

Lilac in the Sunshine -- Tales And Tails

A Word About Senior Pets

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In case you didn’t know, August is Adopt A Senior Dog Month.  I know that most Greyhound people know that May is Adopt A Senior Greyhound Month, but August is a month for all breeds of dog.  When I realized this, it got me thinking about a few things. We recently adopted Flattery and she’s […]