The Holding of the Antlers: Alpha Female or Dog Nanny? by Lynn Stacy-Smith As I was getting ready to write my blog yesterday Jackson came up to me with an antler in his mouth and laid the end of it on my lap. He rested it there and with the other end in his mouth,… Continue reading The Holding of the Antlers: Alpha Female or Dog Nanny?
Dogs and Daylight Savings Time by Lynn Stacy-Smith Daylight Savings Time has a way of bringing out some intense reactions from people. It seems that jumping an hour forward is not everyone's favorite thing. Of course, tracking time by hours and days is entirely a man made concept and we don't ever lose or gain… Continue reading Dogs and Daylight Savings Time
What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day by Lynn Stacy-Smith Yes, Virginia, there really is a "What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day." I cannot find the source of this day, in fact sometimes I wonder if someone "invented" these bizarre days just to see if people would celebrate them! Here at… Continue reading What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
A Night In the Life of a Dog Owner and an Upset Dog Stomach by Lynn Stacy-Smith I was supposed to write an interesting and informative blog for you today on social media and the do's and don'ts of sharing about dogs in need of a home. Jackson's digestive tract had other ideas for me,… Continue reading A Night In the Life of a Dog Owner and an Upset Dog Stomach
Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day: Share Your Love of Dogs Daily by Lynn Stacy-Smith Today is National Love Your Pet Day. I can safely assume that anyone reading this blog is going to say along with me, "But that's every day, or at least it should be!" As a lifelong dog lover, most of my friends are… Continue reading Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day: Share Your Love of Dogs Daily
Apparently I talk in my sleep. A lot. Or at least I used to in what I now refer to as a "past life" or at least a past relationship. I don't talk about that relationship often because I prefer to live in the present, to think about the future and I'm happily married… Continue reading The Dogs of the Future
Jackson Can't Play in the Snow Today by Lynn Stacy-Smith When you know your dog well, you know when he or she just is not acting right. So when Jackson started to skip our nightly bedtime routine in which both dogs jump onto the human bed for their bedtime cookie before settling into their favorite spots… Continue reading Jackson Can’t Play in the Snow Today
The "Why" Behind Love, Laugh, Woof by Lynn Stacy-Smith In the world of the self-employed, entrepreneurs focus on the "why" that is driving them to pursue dreams that seem crazy to others. The "why" is that thing that makes them give up perfectly good, stable jobs. It is that thing that makes them work twice… Continue reading The “Why” Behind Love, Laugh, Woof
The other day I forced myself to go back to the gym and resume my weight machine routine that has been completely forgotten for far too long. Anyone who has done this knows what this means: I am still completely sore and miserable two days later. Last night I decided to try out my husband's… Continue reading Human Exercise & Labrador Kisses
Tinkerbell, however, went into a full panic. As soon as I shut the door behind me and stepped to the gas pump I heard her shriek-barking her displeasure, pulling and straining to get close to me.
When Jackson came home to us in May 2011 I decided to approach his training as if I was a brand new dog owner. Although I had grown up with dogs since I was five years old and watched my Dad train our dogs not just in obedience and household manners but also as bird… Continue reading Reliable Recall To The Rescue Again
If you have worked in marketing or done any blogging or ecommerce on your own, you are familiar with the concept of SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. If you're not familiar, it's all based on keywords and phrases to get your content to the top of the Google or other search engine results. As I… Continue reading Dogs: The Original SEO Experts
If you have not guessed from the fact that we have a Labrador Retriever named Tinkerbell, my husband and I are Disney fanatics. In fact over the last seven or so years we have become full on Disney people and take every chance that we can get to go to Orlando. We are the type… Continue reading Separation Anxiety & Our Disney Addiction
I have been blessed with continually growing numbers of new friends and followers and I could not be happier that we found each other and that you are along for the ride! I thought it might be time to share more about myself and explain to you what Love, Laugh, Woof is all about. I have… Continue reading Who the Heck is Lynn Stacy-Smith?
I shared a comic on Facebook the other day that I found on Pinterest that pictured a dog waking up it's human in the middle of the night and saying, "Hey, wake up, I gotta go stand in the yard and sniff things instead of peeing." I joked and said that of my two dogs,… Continue reading 4 am Potty Breaks
Last week I had a tooth removed for the first time in my life other than my wisdom teeth in my teens. Without going into the ugly details, it was not good. Not good at all. In fact the experience was two full hours of not being good. By the time I arrived home I… Continue reading Sometimes Dogs Just Know
National Sibling Day: Growing Up Dog Lovers by Lynn Stacy-Smith Today I was chatting about Labrador Retrievers with a fellow lab lover on Twitter and he pointed out that I was extremely lucky to have grown up with dogs, that he did not get his first Lab until he was an adult. I replied that… Continue reading National Sibling Day: Growing Up Dog Lovers
In March 2011 I was employed at the home office of a large retail company and we had a class of thirty or so store managers in town for a weekly training class. We taught these classes each month and during class introductions we gave our name, title, department, years with the company and a fun… Continue reading Jackson’s 5th Birthday
Last week I wrote about the joyful play session that Jackson and Tinkerbell enjoyed after we gave them a huge block of ice from on top of our swimming pool cover. Although a chunk of swimming pool ice was great for a one time thing, it definitely does not meet my standards of safe, filtered water… Continue reading Ice, Ice, Zoomies Part 2: The Perfect DIY Block of Ice
I've heard parents of human children laughing, and maybe complaining a little, as they watch their children dismiss the fabulous and hard to find toy that they received and play for hours with a simple cardboard box. Over the weekend Jackson and Tinkerbell similarly abandoned their selection of US made fancy balls and toys in favor of… Continue reading Ice, ice, zoomies!