There are still lots of great opportunities to get outdoors and exercise with your dog during the winter months. Below are some tips to keep you and your dog safe while you’re out in the elements. Pay attention to the weather forecast and heed advisories and alerts. We’re tough here in Minnesota and sometimes we don’t take cold, ice, and snow as seriously as we should. If it’s too cold for ... Read more
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It was bound to happen, just a question of when. With winter fast approaching and black coming back into fashion for these cold-weather months, here it is, a post about the unique struggle big black dogs face in order to be adopted from shelters and rescues. A couple of factors have kept big black dogs (BBDs) on my mind lately, not the least of which is that I have TWO running around my house! ... Read more
I’m a big fan of Halloween. I especially get into those TV shows about paranormal activity and historic haunted houses that air around this time. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s one of the few times it’s generally acceptable to polish off a bag of mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups all by oneself! Halloween can also be an especially spooky time for your dogs and cats–and not necessarily in a good way. ... Read more
It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . autumn! This last week brought wind and colder weather into the Twin Cities. Though I don’t enjoy the shorter days, the fall color and cooler weather really agrees with me. I especially like the excuse to hunker down under a big blanket with a hot beverage and a book or a movie, well protected from the blustery elements outside my window (dogs relaxed and ... Read more