The Big Black Dog and the Cherry Tree (1)
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The Big Black Dog and the Cherry Tree

The Big Black Dog and the Cherry Tree by Lynn Stacy-Smith This post was originally published June 2012 on www.jacksonandtinkerbell.com I woke this morning with great expectations of a few relaxing hours with the dogs. I had a doctor appointment for myself at 10:45 so I was using half a sick day from work. As… Continue reading The Big Black Dog and the Cherry Tree

Seek Our Your Dog For a Happiness Reboot
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When Life Gets a Glitch, Seek Our Your Dog For a Happiness Reboot

When Life Gets a Glitch, Seek Our Your Dog For a Happiness Reboot by Lynn Stacy-Smith Being a blogger and a writer for a living is a profession that can be impacted by emotions in a way that is unlike any other career I've had. I guess it is because you put your heart and… Continue reading When Life Gets a Glitch, Seek Our Your Dog For a Happiness Reboot

The Holding of the Antlers- Alpha Female or Dog Nanny-
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The Holding of the Antlers: Alpha Female or Dog Nanny?

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
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Dogs and Daylight Savings Time

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
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What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day

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
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A Night In the Life of a Dog Owner and an Upset Dog Stomach

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
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Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day: Share Your Love of Dogs Daily

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

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The Dogs of the Future

  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
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Jackson Can’t Play in the Snow Today

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
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The “Why” Behind Love, Laugh, Woof

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

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Human Exercise & Labrador Kisses

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

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A New Training Opportunity is Revealed: Tinkerbell & the Gas Station

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.

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Reliable Recall To The Rescue Again

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

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Dogs: The Original SEO Experts

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

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Separation Anxiety & Our Disney Addiction

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

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Who the Heck is Lynn Stacy-Smith?

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?

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4 am Potty Breaks

  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

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Sometimes Dogs Just Know

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
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National Sibling Day: Growing Up Dog Lovers

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

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Jackson’s 5th Birthday

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