SUPERDOGS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

Tom and I have had some awesome dogs. Some have had mad skills. For example, Tom had a Giant Schnauzer named George. He was a serious herder. When Tom had a party, everyone always ended up huddled together in the corner of one room. George would be happily asleep nearby. In addition to herding humans, … Continue reading SUPERDOGS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I TOLD HIM HE DIDN’T HAVE TO GET UP, BUT HE GOT UP ANYWAY – Marilyn Armstrong

Even the dogs are sleeping late. They woke me briefly at 7:40 because Bonnie demands cookies in the morning. If Garry doesn't give her cookies and while he is at it, clean out her eyes, she will keep barking. Forever. One morning she barked continuously for more than three hours, but to be fair to … Continue reading I TOLD HIM HE DIDN’T HAVE TO GET UP, BUT HE GOT UP ANYWAY – Marilyn Armstrong

ARE FLOPPY EARED DOGS SAFER THAN POINTY EARED DOGS? — BY ELLIN CURLEY

The TSA uses about 1200 dogs at airports to screen passengers and baggage. These dogs are from seven breeds, two of which have pointy ears, including German Shepherds. But four out of five of the recent additions to the canine corps have droopy ears. Why? Because the TSA decided, purely anecdotally, that people generally view … Continue reading ARE FLOPPY EARED DOGS SAFER THAN POINTY EARED DOGS? — BY ELLIN CURLEY

HEY, DON’T BITE ME! – Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango’s February Expressions #19 Don’t bite the hand that feeds you! Sometimes the dogs get overly excited about whatever treat I'm holding. Gibbs got too enthusiastic about raw meat. When I trim the meat before cooking it, he got all worked up and sometimes took not only the meat but a piece of finger too. He … Continue reading HEY, DON’T BITE ME! – Marilyn Armstrong

GREAT LIGHT FOR AN ALL BLACK DOG – Marilyn Armstrong

Great light for an all-black dog  With two black Scotties in the house, getting a good picture of them is really difficult. If there's too much sun, the sunlit parts look like white patches. If there isn't enough light, all you see is a fuzzy lump. We recently got Gibbs groomed and he looks very … Continue reading GREAT LIGHT FOR AN ALL BLACK DOG – Marilyn Armstrong

WHY DON’T YOU WRITE ABOUT DOGS? – Marilyn Armstrong

Garry actually asked me why I don't write about dogs. I had a hard time explaining that in addition to the idea, you need a "book concept," an idea of where you will start, finish, and what's going to happen in between. Unlike blogging, it isn't anecdotal. It needs to be ... well ... a … Continue reading WHY DON’T YOU WRITE ABOUT DOGS? – Marilyn Armstrong

WORDS AND WILDLIFE – Marilyn Armstrong

I have no doubt my dogs think. They don't have as long a memory as people and I don't think they get into nostalgia or reminiscing, but they plan. They will work together to accomplish a particular goal. Like opening a gate, dismembering a toy, or opening a door. No doubt they would hunt together … Continue reading WORDS AND WILDLIFE – Marilyn Armstrong