April the Giraffe and the People's Choice Awards
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April the Giraffe & The People’s Choice Awards

This morning I was enjoying my morning coffee and watching a show that I had recorded on the DVR off of the E! network. I saw an ad for the People's Choice Awards show that will be broadcast on Sunday, November 11, 2018, and thought to myself, "OOH! I have to set the DVR for that to see if April wins her category!"

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The Dogs of the Farmer’s Market

This past weekend I worked at a farmer's market booth for a local pet treat company whose college-aged employees were headed back to school. I jumped at the chance to do something so close to my heart in an environment that I am familiar with from doing so many local events for my blog, all while earning… Continue reading The Dogs of the Farmer’s Market

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A Manatee, a Bird, and Faith in Humanity

I have a confession to make, although it probably is not a very earth-shattering one. I am easily distracted by animal videos. Yep. They get me every time. It's why I sat and watched and waited for April the Giraffe to give birth last year. It's why I end up pulled into the antics of… Continue reading A Manatee, a Bird, and Faith in Humanity

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National Pit Bull Awareness Month: A Celebration of “Pit Bull” Type Dogs

National Pit Bull Awareness Month: A Celebration of "Pit Bull" Type  Dogs by Lynn Stacy-Smith I had so much fun celebrating black dogs and cats on Friday, October 13 and featuring the awesome dogs of my readers, that I could not let National Pit Bull Awareness Month come to an end without a celebration of… Continue reading National Pit Bull Awareness Month: A Celebration of “Pit Bull” Type Dogs

Lucky Pets, Lucky Owners: A Celebration of Black Cats & Dogs
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Lucky Pets, Lucky Owners: A Celebration of Black Cats & Dogs

Lucky Pets, Lucky Owners: A Celebration of Black Cats & Dogs by Lynn Stacy-Smith Today is Friday, October 13, 2017. With just a few weeks until Halloween, this puts Friday the 13th in the middle of the spookiest, scariest month of the year. Of course this is only one of the many superstitions that exist… Continue reading Lucky Pets, Lucky Owners: A Celebration of Black Cats & Dogs

Rescue Spotlight: Love Puerto Rico Goldens
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Rescue Spotlight: Love Puerto Rico Goldens

Rescue Spotlight: Love Puerto Rico Goldens by Lynn Stacy-Smith In November 2014 a yellow Labrador was found tied to a tree in a remote area in the woods in the Carolina area of Puerto Rico. She had been muzzled with a plastic bag that allowed her to breathe through her nose, but secured her mouth… Continue reading Rescue Spotlight: Love Puerto Rico Goldens

Love, Laugh, Woof Dog Stories: Babe and the Downtown Cow
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Love, Laugh, Woof Dog Stories: Babe and the Downtown Cow

Love, Laugh, Woof Dog Stories: Babe and the Downtown Cow by Lynn Stacy-Smith I was browsing through Facebook earlier today when I came across a photo in a Labrador Retriever group of someone's Labrador and their cows. The dog was getting epic kisses from the cows and generally having a great time visiting his bovine… Continue reading Love, Laugh, Woof Dog Stories: Babe and the Downtown Cow

Love, Laugh, Woof Celebrates All American Pet Photo Day
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Love, Laugh, Woof Celebrates All American Pet Photo Day

Love, Laugh, Woof Celebrates All American Pet Photo Day by Lynn Stacy-Smith Today is All American Pet Photo Day and here at Love, Laugh, Woof I am all for a celebration of photos of Jackson, Tinkerbell. After all, they are the biggest "why" behind what I do! Here are some photos of our summer so… Continue reading Love, Laugh, Woof Celebrates All American Pet Photo Day

Love Laugh Woof Dog Stories: Dutch the Regal Jester
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Love Laugh Woof Dog Stories: Dutch the Regal Jester

Love Laugh Woof Dog Stories: Dutch the Regal Jester by Lynn Stacy-Smith I once read an article that referred to the German Shorthaired Pointer as the "Regal Jester", a description that I found to be utterly perfect the more I got to know our own German Shorthaired Pointer, Dutch. Up until Dutch came into our lives,… Continue reading Love Laugh Woof Dog Stories: Dutch the Regal Jester

Love Laugh Woof Dog Stories: Jake and the Scuba Mask
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Love Laugh Woof Dog Stories: Jake and the Scuba Mask

Love Laugh Woof Dog Stories: Jake and the Scuba Mask By Lynn Stacy-Smith Sussex County, New Jersey is hands down the hidden gem of New Jersey. Most people from outside the state do not believe me that it exists since the stereotype is that the state is a giant toxic waste dump. That stereotype could… Continue reading Love Laugh Woof Dog Stories: Jake and the Scuba Mask

Love, Laugh, Woof Dog Stories: Snoop and the Red Lifesaver Frisbee
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Love, Laugh, Woof Dog Stories: Snoop and the Red Lifesaver Frisbee

Love, Laugh, Woof Dog Stories: Snoop and the Red Lifesaver Frisbee by Lynn Stacy-Smith If you've read my book and my blogs, you know that my dad was extremely influential, if not entirely responsible, for my love of dogs. In fact it is not just me who he raised to be a responsible forever dog… Continue reading Love, Laugh, Woof Dog Stories: Snoop and the Red Lifesaver Frisbee

A Lifelong Dog Person and Her First Cat
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A Lifelong Dog Person and Her First Cat

A Lifelong Dog Person and Her First Cat by Lynn Stacy-Smith If you haven't figured it out yet, I am a diehard, lifelong dog person. In fact I love all animals, but some more than others. Dolphins, whales, manatees, wolves, giraffes are among my other beloved animals but of course those are a bit harder to… Continue reading A Lifelong Dog Person and Her First Cat

April the Recently Pregnant Giraffe: Congratulations to April, Oliver and Animal Adventure Park
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April the Recently Pregnant Giraffe: Congratulations to April, Oliver and Animal Adventure Park

April the Recently Pregnant Giraffe: Congratulations to April, Oliver and Animal Adventure Park by Lynn Stacy-Smith Today started like any other, with Jackson and Tinkerbell giving me their Labrador wake up call at 6 a.m. As a lifelong dog owner who is not an early morning type person, I have mastered the art of tending… Continue reading April the Recently Pregnant Giraffe: Congratulations to April, Oliver and Animal Adventure Park

Beau the labrador escape artist
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Beau the Labrador Escape Artist

Beau the Labrador Escape Artist by Lynn Stacy-Smith Earlier this week a viral video went around that showed a Great Pyrenees easily letting himself out of the boarding area of a Virginia animal hospital and through multiple doors all the way to the outdoors. I feel pretty confident that I am not the only dog owner who… Continue reading Beau the Labrador Escape Artist

April the Pregnant Giraffe: The Giraffe Love Continues
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April the Pregnant Giraffe: The Giraffe Love Continues

April the Pregnant Giraffe: The Giraffe Love Continues by Lynn Stacy-Smith Last week I was at Walt Disney World with my husband and kids and as we stood inside the Twinings Tea Shop in Epcot and waited to take a free tea tour, I glanced over at a woman next to me and out of… Continue reading April the Pregnant Giraffe: The Giraffe Love Continues

Babe and Dutch's Doggie Daycare Interview
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Babe and Dutch’s Doggie Daycare Interview

Babe and Dutch's Doggie Daycare Interview by Lynn Stacy-Smith Recently I shared a story of a disgusting dog kennel experience in which my late Babe came home reeking of urine and other horrific smells in my blog Professional Pet Sitter Week: Finding Pet Sitters & Kennels You Can Trust. After publishing that blog I remembered a… Continue reading Babe and Dutch’s Doggie Daycare Interview

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April the Pregnant Giraffe: Why We Love Her So Much

April the Pregnant Giraffe: Why We Love Her So Much by Lynn Stacy-Smith I found out about April the pregnant giraffe from a meme on Facebook. Then I saw a few friends post that they were spending way too much time watching the pregnant giraffe on her webcam. "Whoa, there's a webcam of a giraffe… Continue reading April the Pregnant Giraffe: Why We Love Her So Much

Seven Days of Giving Thanks for Dogs
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Seven Days of Giving Thanks for Dogs

Seven Days of Giving Thanks for Dogs by Lynn Stacy-Smith As we approach another Thanksgiving, I am thankful for everything good in my life. My husband, my step-kids, my Labrador Retrievers Jackson and Tinkerbell, our cat Nala. For the ability to write and self-publish a book this year, and for all of the new friends… Continue reading Seven Days of Giving Thanks for Dogs

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The Pineapple Upside Down Cake Incident

It was late August during one of the magical summers of my youth when the incident known as "Snoop and the Pineapple Upside Down Cake" occurred. Although I cannot recall the exact year, it was sometime during the early 80s and we were looking forward to the ultimate end of summer event: the Lake Lenape Labor Day Picnic. Lake… Continue reading The Pineapple Upside Down Cake Incident

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Adventures in Rescue Transport: Gypsy & Coco

I just wanted to be able to tell them that it would all be ok, that we would keep them safe and find them a new home where they wouldn't be scared and they could always be together, but that they had to get out of my car and go see the veterinarian before anything else could happen.