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These are my girls Hazel and Phyllis. I know, not your typical doggie names. My girlfriend likes to say they sound like two old church ladies. But these four-legged ladies are the antithesis of quiet and retiring. They are wild. Ten-year-old Hazel still acts like a puppy and Phyllis, aka, Philly, literally is a puppy…

We have to move. I know you don’t understand.  I am so sorry. This is where you met your pack. Where you traveled from room to room  – carefully choosing whose bed you would jump into and who to snuggle next to at night. Where you peered out a window perch to make sure all…

Today I took my sweet little ‘Phyllis’ for her very first veterinary appointment. That’s what we decided to name her. It suits her. And ‘Hazel’ and ‘Phyllis’ just fit together perfectly. A couple of little ole ladies. If I didn’t already believe ‘Phyllis’ was meant to be ours now I am certain. It turns out…

When you are getting a divorce you involve all the people who love you. They worry. It’s natural. When you experience a marathon – ‘divorce on steroids’ they worry more AND you exhaust them. I spent my whole life making responsible decisions. That is, minus a few my high school and college BFF’s might be…

In the span of two days, my chocolate lab Hazel has stolen my dinner, overdosed on a package of contraband doggie treats, dug through the trash and pooped in my living room. I am extremely tolerant. I am after all, not just a doggie person. I am the quintessential animal lover. Hazy could ravage my…

I walk behind my chocolate lab, Hazel. Surprisingly, I notice her waddle is gone and her wiggle is back. Hazy is modeling the obvious rewards of her low carb, pre-measured food, and occasional veggie diet. Sadly, I can’t say the same for her doggie momma. “It’s a big day,” I think to myself (actually I…

Let’s face it, it’s tough to beat the devotion of our ‘fur-legged’ friends. It’s part of the reason the world has a profound love affair with dogs. Dogs simply know exactly how to love us! I mean, it makes sense! They score extremely high in superior relationship qualities. Who wouldn’t crave the stellar traits of…

My sister and I are up late talking. I snuggle in my bed with my chocolate lab Hazel curled at my feet. I share my sense of discouragement in divorce. I tell her that three years in to this no one should have to experience this exaggerated experience. I tell her I am tired. I…

Dogs! How can everyone not love them?! They define love. So throw them an extra bone this Valentine’s Day! Here are 10 Ways to Love Your Dog More! This list ranges from product subscription services, to Doggie Magazines, to businesses that give back to their doggie rescue friends, to some of the cutest and best…

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