Monthly Archives: May 2012


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Trunk full of dogs

One weekend, we had to make a very brief last-minute trip home.  During this trip, we were staying with my parents and my mom requested that we bring the fosters rather than taking them to the puppy yard. Taking into … Continue reading

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At War with the Couches: Part II

We had two months of puppy teething with Nellie.  Two whole months of chew toys, ice cubes, and rubbing gums against toys.  Two months of wondering when the couches were going to get hit next.  Gambit and Moca had already … Continue reading

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Proposed Foster Regulations

I have no problem with rescues checking out foster homes, making sure other dogs in the home are vaccinated and friendly, receiving adequate exercise, etc.  But imagine the impact these proposed regulations would have on foster parents, rescues, and even … Continue reading

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Hush, Hound

It’s no secret.  Hounds are noisy.  Really, really noisy. Nellie was no exception. “Ba-roo-roo-roo. Ba-roooo-roo-roo.” This was the noise that we heard day and night for the first few weeks with Miss Smelly Nellie Belly, in addition to some little … Continue reading

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Giant stuffed dog toys

Typically, we separate the dogs when we’re not home.  Nellie and Rusty were no exception.  Gambit was closed in the bedroom, where he’d spend the day snoozing on the bed.  Rusty got the living room with access to the couch … Continue reading

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Learning to Trust

Teaching two puppies how to behave in a home at the same time proved to be a challenge.  Adding to the challenge was the returned little boy’s fear of people.  Porky, by the way, was quickly dubbed “Rusty.” Because Rusty … Continue reading

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