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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hiking With Couch Potatoes And Rescue Dogs

Hiking Tips For Couch Potatoes and Rescue Dogs With Issues

Ruby is your basic couch potato, not lazy, just chill. As a rescue pup with a troubled past, she likes to remind us that now is her time to relax and live stress-free in a safe place (AKA the couch or our bed).

She enjoys walks around the neighborhood, but longer hikes in unfamiliar locations make her nervous as do new people. But she also has some abandonment issues and hates being left out. We have slowly been exposing her to new people and places  (sometimes rescue dogs need a little extra encouragement). Fresh air, exercise, and new experiences are good for her health and confidence. We take things slowly and always have a back up plan in case she gets anxious.
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Still Not A Water Dog


Find out what happens when we take Ruby to the beach at Lake Michigan

We keep trying to convince Ruby that water is fun ...
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Specials: Return of the Deaf Dogs


Why you should adopt a deaf dog

Way back in December 2015 I wrote a post about two deaf dogs and one hearing dog - Chena, Yeti, and Moby. The post was so popular that it started The Specials, a blog series focusing on special needs pet adoption. Senior pets, those with chronic medical issues, behavioral or temperament concerns as well as misunderstood breeds like black cats and pit bulls. 

A lot has happened with the blog (and me) since then and it is all thanks to these three special dogs. Sadly, both Moby and Chena passed away in 2016. This post is dedicated to these beautiful gentle giants. 
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Adopting A Special Needs Mouse (Because Why Not)


Adopting a pet mouse

Adopting A Geriatric Special Needs Mouse

My daughter (Mini-Me) attended science camp last summer and fell in love with a mouse named Esmerelda (AKA Mrs. Mouse). We didn't adopt Mrs. Mouse because Elsie was sick and the timing wasn't right. However, I promised that if Mrs. Mouse was still around we would bring her home next summer. Mrs. Mouse was older and overweight and truthfully, the chances of her living another year seemed unlikely.
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Friday, June 16, 2017

10 Reasons To Adopt A Shelter Cat

Why you should adopt or rescue a cat this month in honor of Adopt-A-Cat month

In celebration of Adopt-A-Cat Month  and all things feline, here are 10 (fun) reasons to adopt a shelter cat today. 

This post is approved by Rosie.
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