Furry Family

Shelter Dogs and A Behavior Breakthru

For every shelter dog, and the people who adopt them, only to find "issues." Never, ever, give up. It is my hope that writing this will help someone else as  they struggle to sort out their newly adopted shelter dog's behavioral issues. Kodi is a love-bug, overjoyed at being with a loving family. He has… Continue reading Shelter Dogs and A Behavior Breakthru

Furry Family, This Crazy Life, Wolfdreams...

Wolfdreams: He Is, And He Isn’t

There is a lovely little book called "A Little Dog Like You," by Rosemary Sutcliff, that sits always on a shelf above my bed. As one customer-reviewer writes: If you've ever loved a dog, this book is for you. This slim volume is written and illustrated so that even a very young child could appreciate… Continue reading Wolfdreams: He Is, And He Isn’t

Furry Family

24 Hours Later…

Maverick Kodi's Saga, continued... 24 hours later we know: His name is not Maverick (his shelter name), nor Woody (which was his original name). His name is Kodi ! (although I have been informed there is dissent in the ranks... ie. Rhiannon thinks Kodi is too All-American & he needs an exotic & unique name.)… Continue reading 24 Hours Later…

Furry Family, Wolfdreams...

A Tug At My Soul

How do you pinpoint the moment you know you've finally found the right dog to add to your family? How do you pinpoint the exact moment you knew? The moment you fell inexorably in love?  Perhaps it was one of these - or all of these - moments: We walked through the kennel at the… Continue reading A Tug At My Soul

Furry Family, Health & ME/CFS

Dog. Dog. Shoulder. Dog…

My brain has been running in endless circles. Dog. Dog. Shoulder. Dog. Dog. Ouch that shoulder really hurts! Dog. Dog. I have GOT to see a doctor. What doctor? Dog. Dog... you get the idea. Our new family member is still up in the air. There have been hours of discussion. Both dogs have been… Continue reading Dog. Dog. Shoulder. Dog…