The Puppy Diaries: Etta’s Adoption Process


Happy Saturday everyone! We have had Etta with us now for a little over a month. It is crazy how it feels like she has been a part of our family forever and still feels brand new at the same time. Getting a dog was something we have wanted for a long time. We knew […]

The Puppy Diaries: Feeding Time!

Hello Again! This week is all about food. Etta has been settling in well and we are working on fine tuning her diet. Since bringing her home we have come to learn that she can be quite discerning in her tastes so we have had to up the anti on training treats, to keep her […]

The Puppy Diaries


Welcome the inaugural edition of the Puppy Diaries! In this series I will be writing all about the ins and outs of adopting a puppy. My goal is to share our learning process with you, talk about the how we went about adopting a rescue pup and share any tips we learn along the way. […]

Recall: Taste of the Wild, Others Made by Diamond Pet Foods

Late on Friday night, Diamond Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall on dry dog foods manufactured in their South Carolina plant with ‘best by’ dates of December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013. Several other brands have since issued preventative recalls as well.  The reason for the recalls is contamination by salmonella. 14 people so far, including one person as close as […]

Win a Pot o’ Gold and Help the Animal Refuge League

We’re running a contest, and for a buck (all of which goes to the Animal Refuge League), you can enter to win a pot of gold! Yes, gold. Well, what gold is to some dogs that is. Our pot o’gold is a bucket of brand-new, dog-friendly, fuzzy, bouncy tennis balls. And we’re giving one away […]

Diets for Dogs with Pancreatitis

The Pancreas in a Dog

Zip has had two bouts of pancreatitis, once, in an instance of worst-timing-possible, while I was away on a silent retreat with no phone or internet access.  He’s now 11 yrs old, and thriving, as near as anyone can tell, as he looks and moves like a much younger pug.  I manage his health with […]