This is going to be a bit of a rant. Sorry, not sorry. Because this is something that just gets under my skin. We were watching our set of TV shows last week, and on two- yeah, TWO- of them, they leaned on the "mean, aggressive pit bull" trope. On one, the Good Guys were … Continue reading Why Is It Always “Pit Bulls”?
It was a tough week here. We had to say good-bye to our 15 year old Siamese, Cookie. We have had her for ten years. She originally belonged to an older woman who had a severe stroke and had to be placed in a nursing home. Either there was no family, or no family that … Continue reading RIP, Cookie
And Away We Go
On Tuesday, that is. That's when we leave for Myrtle Beach, SC. It will be a sort of working vacation, because we are going to the Worlds Championship Chili Cook Off on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. And since this will be the first year they are officially using the BaldMan's scorekeeping program, we will … Continue reading And Away We Go
Friday Review: The Ultimate Guide to Rally-O by Deb Eldredge DVM
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rally Obedience, or Rally-o as it is often called, is a dog sport that combines elements of obedience with a bit of agility, is something I have been interested in for Lambeau for a while. Not that I want to compete, but he is still pretty energetic and needs … Continue reading Friday Review: The Ultimate Guide to Rally-O by Deb Eldredge DVM
You Talkin’ To Me?
A few posts back I mentioned that I bought talking buttons for Lambeau. We've been working with them for a bit now. We started with just one, and with a good motivator for him- food. I recorded "Food" as the cue and used just one section of the mats that came with the buttons. I … Continue reading You Talkin’ To Me?
Describes my computer over the weekend. I was installing some updates like you do, and suddenly, the screen turns that dreaded shade of blue and I see in big letters: RECOVERY. Your PC needs to be repaired. No one wants to see that. I let the IT department (aka The BaldMan) know and he came … Continue reading Kinda Blue
Friday Review: Decoding Your Dog by Members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists My rating: 3 of 5 stars I am not really sure what I expected when I decided to read this book. I am always looking out for resources to help … Continue reading Friday Review: Decoding Your Dog by Members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Monday Musings: A Smörgåsbord of Stuff
The weather is looking more March fickle than February depressing lately. We've had 50 degree days, sun, clouds, snow, rain, and today is cold and really windy. If this is February, I can't wait to see what March is like. It will probably come in like a starving lion taking down a gazelle and go … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Smörgåsbord of Stuff
Wednesday Wanderings: Weird Planet with Auroras, Grain Free May Not Be Good for Your Dog, Duck with Many, Many Ducklings, and Metalheads On the Run
This rogue planet has an incredible magnetic field and some other unique qualities: Rogue Planet A lot of study needs to still be done, but it looks like "grain free" foods may not be good for your dog. It's not that dogs need grain, it seems they don't need the fillers being substituted and those … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Weird Planet with Auroras, Grain Free May Not Be Good for Your Dog, Duck with Many, Many Ducklings, and Metalheads On the Run
Wednesday Wanderings: Switzerland and Lobsters, Olympic Medal Tracker, 32 Gorgeous Photos of Nature, and Pets and Your Health
Switzerland is far and away the most progressive country as far as animal rights go. Beginning March 1, it will be illegal to kill lobsters by plunging them into boiling water, a popular method when cooking them. Lobsters in Switzerland In case you were wondering, here's a medal tracker for the current Olympics: Medal Tracker … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Switzerland and Lobsters, Olympic Medal Tracker, 32 Gorgeous Photos of Nature, and Pets and Your Health