Archive for the 'Dogs' Category

Alternative to a Kong Ball—Dog Toys for Big Chewers

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Everyone knows what Kongs are, right? Those dog toys shaped a little bit like a cross between a football and a snowman? They’re supposed to be pretty tough, but my dog could destroy a Kong pretty easily. I watched him do it; he bites right where the two segments meet and just keeps working it. […]

Building a Dog Ramp

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

I first built a dog ramp when our husky mix became too old to use the stairs. Well, actually two ramps: one from the dog door to a landing, then another from the landing to the ground. I found a few pages on the web about how to build a ramp, but every one of […]

Petsafe Easy Walk Harness: Cheap Knockoffs are now Appearing

Monday, September 30th, 2013

I’m in the dog care profession and we always recommend Easy Walk Harnesses for our clients who have dogs that are big pullers. Recently I bought one myself for a client from Amazon. As soon as I took it out of the box, I could tell something was wrong. It felt about half the weight […]

Cool Present: Image Turned into a Painting

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

My husband had been experimenting with Photoshop, taking images and using filters, etc. to make them look like paintings. He did one of our dog Kelly at our favorite vacation place, a friend’s cabin in Maine. It came out so well that he had it printed on canvas by Canvas Press as a surprise anniversary […]

The Rescue of Chet: Adopting from a High-Kill Shelter

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Ever since I’ve lived in a house instead of an apartment, I’ve had dogs, usually two or three. We’ve almost always gotten them from owners who had to rehome them; friends, neighbors of friends, co-workers. This is my first experience adopting a truly stray dog. We sadly found ourselves with just one dog. When you’re […]