After what seems like a particularly harsh winter in the Chicagoland area, people are starting to come out of hibernation. Because I have a firm rule that my dogs are never to be outside without human supervision, I am outside with Jackson and Tinkerbell all year. Between November and March, though, I normally am the… Continue reading Walking Your Dog After Hibernating All Winter
When I picked up little eight-week-old Jackson to bring him home, one of the things to which I agreed was that I would take him to obedience school. I happily agreed, partially because even though I had lived with dogs my entire life I had not had a puppy in fifteen years, and partially because… Continue reading Dog Trainers Make Me Happy!
We go through a lot of dog treats in our house. A lot. I may be well educated on how to create a happy, healthy lifestyle for your dog, but I've never said I wasn't a pushover. I mean, it's not like my dogs aren't well behaved and trained, so it's ok if they get a treat… Continue reading Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats
Growing up where I did, we never cared about having a perfect lawn. In fact, most of our property was heavily wooded and forest-like, which was the whole reason my parents purchased it in the first place. Once a week Dad would mow while I used the hand trimmers around the rock gardens, and that… Continue reading Organic Lawn Care Options: DIY or Hiring a Service
In my most recent post, The White Flags of Springtime, I wrote about lawn care chemicals, dogs, the studies that several universities have done linking lawn care chemicals like 2,4-D to dogs, and some measures that I take on a daily basis to try to minimize Jackson and Tinkerbell's exposure to these chemicals. I also promised… Continue reading 7 Sharable Links About Lawn Care Herbicides and Dogs