Last weekend we hung out with friends who work with my husband. Several of the couples have had babies in the last year. There was much passing back and forth of the two youngest babies along with conversations about human baby topics. Every adult wanted their turn at holding the adorable babies. They smelled them,… Continue reading A Puppy Momma In a Baby Conversation
Category: Life with Jackson & Tinkerbell
Life with Jackson and Tinkerbell is about my black Labrador Retrievers. They are the inspiration for this blog. I started to develop the Love Laugh Woof lifestyle when Jackson came home as an eight-week-old puppy. I looked at him and realized that he was so new to the world that I could start him off without toxins and chemicals in his life. They are my best friends and constant companions. I like to share their stories to help teach other dog owners. Life with Jackson and Tinkerbell includes plenty of love, fun, and above all, laughter.
Jackson is the strong silent type in a dog body, and Tinkerbell is silly and full of energy. Jackson is sweet and serious and has a naturally serious look on his face. He is the smartest dog I have ever met and consequently tricks Tinkerbell frequently. Tinkerbell is sweet and gullible and falls for Jackson’s tricks all the time. Both dogs know a lot of words and are trained to do things like come running when they hear the tornado siren. They love to go on adventures and walks. Tinkerbell’s mission in life is to play with Jackson and always be by his side.
The blogs in this category showcase the friendship that I have with Jackson and Tinkerbell and the love that spans our species. I hope that by sharing their stories that I can above all encourage other people to develop the same love and friendship with their own dogs because dogs are able to provide so much love. .
How to Get Gum Off a Labrador Paw (And Other Things That Happened on Our Walk Today)
Last week I swore off the local park. I promised myself that, at least in the warmer months, I would take Jackson and Tinkerbell to various local and state parks that offered more of a woodsy experience instead of encounters with irresponsible dog owners and random items of trash that my dogs find much faster… Continue reading How to Get Gum Off a Labrador Paw (And Other Things That Happened on Our Walk Today)
Our Newest DogSitter
Earlier this month my husband and I went out of town for several weeks to spend time with my family in Florida and to go to our beloved Disney World. This annual trek is so precious because it is our time to be together without anyone needing anything from us and we get to put… Continue reading Our Newest DogSitter
My Dogs are My Self Care
I thought about that for awhile and realized that I've been participating in self care since that day in 1976 that I wrote about in my book, when I learned the beauty of having a dog as my best friend. It turns out that my dogs are my self care, and I bet that they fall into that category for so many of the readers of this blog and dog owners everywhere.
Vows, Comfort and Familiarity
My husband and I celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary earlier this week, and I was thinking about the vows that we took on that day in 2009. Like most couples these days we wrote our own personal vows that we spoke to each other and exchanged rings to the traditional words, "in sickness and in… Continue reading Vows, Comfort and Familiarity