4 things savvy parents teach their kids

May 23, 2019
So. I don't have kids. That gives me a view that parents simply do not have. I know, you'll probably say it's an unrealistic view and I get it. I do. Even though I don't...

DIY dry dog shampoo

November 30, 2017
Riley is my little Pigpen, always getting into something. Two days after his grooming, the white part of his fur is already grey. And since he hates the bath, and fights...

Riley recommends: your pet and July 4

June 16, 2017
If you've got a dog or a cat, it's time to start thinking about July 4, because many, many dogs have terrible anxiety and fear over the sound of fireworks. Riley has...

Cannabis: Rx for dogs

March 21, 2017
If you visit here regularly, you know I'm a believer in the science that shows cannabis is good medicine. It seems odd to refer to  science as having "believers," as if...

Find it!

February 21, 2017
Nose work for dogs is a team sport. No, the dogs aren't a team--you and your dog together are a team. And the biggest lesson for most handlers is to "trust your...

Better than sex (almost)

January 18, 2017
A great shampoo I'm not sure I like anything better than a great shampoo. I once had a stylist with long, strong fingers with which she massaged and scrubbed my scalp...

Mutt meatballs recipe

October 27, 2016
Treat your dog to some yummy mutt meatballs this week! Riley goes to an integrative vet who noticed that his fur seemed dry and so was his nose. "In Chinese medicine,...

Through the looking glass

September 5, 2016
It's been more than 20 years since I've had a surgery, but when I did, I wanted my surgeon to have a little medical arrogance. You know, the kind of confidence that...

Saying goodbye to our Mayor

June 20, 2016
When we moved to Kirkmont Drive we couldn't help but notice the beautiful, long-haired cat that sat on a lawn three doors down. He'd greet everyone who walked past,...

Beware of dogs!

June 3, 2016
Today's just one of those days when nothing will do but cute dogs. If you don't love dogs? Heed this warning: beware of dogs in this post! If you love dogs? You're in...

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