SAD MOMENT OF THE DAY – Marilyn Armstrong

I'm making dinner for the dogs. Usually, they all swirl around my feet. This time, Duke was sitting quietly watching me ... and Bonnie was waiting at the top of the stairs for Gibbs to come in for dinner. And there was nothing at all I could say to her except "I'm sorry, Bonnie, but … Continue reading SAD MOMENT OF THE DAY – 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

HUMANS RIGHTS — Marilyn Armstrong

I read an article a while back which announced with solemnity and more than a few pie charts, that dogs -- our dogs, your dogs, pet dogs -- don't like being hugged. Not merely do they not like being hugged and display measurable levels of stress when hugged, but they really hate being kissed and nuzzled. … Continue reading HUMANS RIGHTS — Marilyn Armstrong

AT LEAST SOMEONE IS GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP – Marilyn Armstrong

Usually, Bonnie crashes at about 11 at night and won't wake up short of being shaken awake until early morning. This has become normal, and for a few nights, I just didn't bother to wake her for her late-night snack. Last night, she woke up. When late-night snack time came around, she was climbing up … Continue reading AT LEAST SOMEONE IS GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP – Marilyn Armstrong

THE HUMAN-CANINE COVENANT IS MORE THAN COOKIES – Marilyn Armstrong

I read an article a while back which announced with solemnity and more than a few pie charts, that dogs -- our dogs, your dogs, pet dogs -- don't like being hugged. Not merely do they not like being hugged and display measurable levels of stress when hugged, but they really totally hate being kissed and … Continue reading THE HUMAN-CANINE COVENANT IS MORE THAN COOKIES – Marilyn Armstrong