Tuesdays with Calvin – part 7

Well thank you all for your wishes, strong vibes, love, and good thoughts. AS FOR TODAY! Calvin’s foster home had some concerns with a local town trail, the amount of traffic, and some blustery moments they experienced with Calvin on that trail, so instead of hitting the University we opted for a Linear Trail walk….

The Education of Mr. Sweet Cheeks, aka Calvin – part 3

Calvin had his first outing with me in my car today. He wasn’t to thrilled with getting in the car, and I could tell that he doesn’t have much car experience, as he sat in back and didn’t budge or make a peep. With all of the ridiculously great dog smells I have in there,…

The Education of Mr. Sweet Cheeks, aka Calvin – part 2

Calvin was ready to go when I arrived, wiggles, wags, licks, and wanted his harness on! We started out and he had AMAZING check ins, kept looking back at me, hand touches, wanted to be engaged, sat easily at the cross walks. He definitely liked his first outing enough to remember what worked for him….

the quick fix, the magical pill, the wonder watchamacallit!

When I was working as a Pastry Chef, (by default because I was a Baker), I had this one customer who would come into the restaurant pretty much weekly, and have one of the servers come and ask me if I could ‘whip him up a Grand Mariner Souffle’. My response to the server to…

Puppy Time – a letter from Kathryn

I received a wonderful e-mail out of the blue from Mosey’s owner Kathryn. She said something that truly struck a cord with me, “Getting a dog is the easy part, building a foundation that sets your relationship up for success is an enormous task.” This is so worth passing along to you all. Enjoy the…

Top 10 tips – for families with children and puppies

2013 DWAA nomination for ‘Excellence in Single Blog Post’ Out of all of the things that I am, all of the hats that I wear, being a mother to my children and animals is first and foremost. I have been raising babies, children, and now teenagers, with our puppies and dogs, for almost a decade…