What Makes a Mutt? DNA Tests Can Tell.

Dog DNA test kitDNA testing has come a long way from the days when tests were exorbitantly expensive and results could take months to get. Today, you can order an inexpensive DNA test that can tell you what your mixed breed dog’s heritage is.

In an AP article, Nate Jenkins tells of how one woman did just that. She wanted to know the origins of her dog, Rascal.

“Rascal’s mom looked like Lassie. His dad? Well, that’s a good question.

Rascal’s ears make it clear he was the product of something besides a Collie, but his owners couldn’t say exactly what. So Kathie Svoboda of Lincoln dabbed a swab in her pet’s mouth, mailed […]

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By |2018-08-10T09:04:24+00:00August 10th, 2018|Dogs in General|5 Comments

Why Do Dogs Bite?

sheltie growling at maleGiven the right circumstances — all dogs will bite.

Oh no, you say. Not my little Fluffy! Never!

If little Fluffy hasn’t bitten someone so far, it’s because little Fluffy has been lucky enough not to be put in a situation that causes little Fluffy to bite. And maybe little Fluffy will continue to be lucky for the rest of her life. Let’s hope so. Upwards of one million dogs — and, therefore, people — a year aren’t so lucky (roughly the number of reported dog bites per year).

What Causes Dogs to Bite?

There are, in fact, many situations that may cause a dog to bite: Dogs are most likely to bite […]

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By |2018-08-01T17:48:13+00:00August 1st, 2018|Dogs in General|18 Comments

“This is Gonna Be Me with My Kids”

Cait likes to text me stuff that cracks her up. Recently, she’s been on a lot of”Aunt babysitting duty” so I wasn’t surprised to get this one.

She’s great with little kids. Just the right amount of fun and sass and responsibility. And she’s totally going to be this mom with her kids.  As I still am with her.  After posting something humorous but to the point on her instagram, she found me about as funny as this little girl finds her mom.  :)

*Looks like the video has been removed. Basically, the mom keeps scaring her daughter while she’s waiting for the box to pop. The daughter is NOT happy with the mom doing this […]

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By |2018-07-08T18:25:40+00:00July 8th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

How to Pick a Dog Person Out of a Crowd

We’re in a period where there have been a lot of people showing up at the house.

While I enjoy most people, I don’t love having any of them show up unannounced.

That’s because there’s a fair amount of management that goes into keeping Graidy and Wink safe since both of them are Houdini escape artists.

Open the door a slit and turn your back. GONE.

Open the door to come in and stand there talking like you don’t have a care in the world. GONE.

Open the door without looking behind you to see what four-footed is lurking. GONE.

You get the idea. Non-dog people just don’t get it–because they don’t have to get it. They don’t live in […]

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By |2018-06-17T10:03:24+00:00June 16th, 2018|Dogs in General|2 Comments
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