Suddenly I no longer trust the millennia of evolution that resulted in the modern canid body. Hilda ruptured her Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL), the equivalent of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in humans. We opted for TPLO (Tibial-Plateau-Leveling Osteotomy) surgery which involves cutting through the stifle (tibial bone) and shifting the head of the bone … More Dog Legs
Would that we all had friends and family to step up and take care of our pets should something happen to prevent us from coming home one day. What would happen if you were hospitalized? Is there someone who knows all of your dog’s medications and dosage schedule? Would someone be able to get in … More What If?
Saying goodbye to pups when they move with their humans is the second saddest thing about being a pet care provider. After daily visits for months or years, you grow to love every cowlick and side eye glance you get from your charges. They read me as easily as I read them. We can tell … More Fare Thee Well, Sweet Pubbays
Your pubbay wakes you up in the middle of the night restless. Your heart sinks, you desperately want to just go back to sleep, but this is your baby and he hurts and you don’t know how to find out what’s wrong without insanely expensive medical instruments AND it’s 2 AM. His belly is not … More Condition Status: SAR (Somethin’ Ain’t Right)
Ah, Spring. Every dog loves the sniffs of the awakening earth, so why not don that glorious scent with a luxurious roll in the cool grass? I love the comedic poses they strike while rubbing their dog bodies on the lawn. Their infectious happiness pours from their abounding joy. They are as done with teeping … More A Roll in the Grass
Meeting new dogs brings me infinite joy. They generally start with giving me a thorough sniff down, as I’m almost always covered in the scent of multiple dogs. Some progress to the microdermabrasion phase within seconds, others assess whether or not I’m interested in some playtime while a few are quite shy. If I will … More Trusting your Fairy Dog Mother
One of the best things about Pet Expos, like the recent one in Chantilly, VA is that you can see lots of dogs of every size, shape, and talent plus get as many pubbay kisses as you want. Another fun activity is watching the dogs and humans interact. Dogs will happily interact with some novel … More Dog-Induced Dating