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Life with Geriatric Animals

So. Life in the very slow lane. What does that look like?

Graidy is 18ish, Finn is 15 and Wink is 12. All are still going strong-ish.

But all now have heart problems. And Finn’s about to go get nuked with a radioactive shot to the tune of $3k to kill a benign tumor that’s making him hyperthyroid.

I know. It’s nuts. But I’m pathological. I can’t not do it, because Finn isn’t ready to go yet. These animals have been together all of their lives. They are their own family.

They move as one unit. Wherever I go, they all go.

So we have dog beds in every room because their old bones have a hard […]

By |2020-02-23T09:45:57-05:00February 29th, 2020|.My Dogs and Me, Life|0 Comments

Crowd-Sourcing Finding Lost Pets – Brilliant!

instagram post of lost Aussie

 

There is nothing more heart-wrenching than losing a beloved pet.

When I was 5 years old, I remember spending hours walking around and tacking flyers to every outside flat surface I could find when we had lost a beloved dog.  Then the world evolved to also placing lost and found ads, and so on.

Now there’s a much better way. You can reach potentially tens of thousands of people through social media.

Just came across this well-done example on Instagram. Multiple photos of dog. Phone number to call. Website to visit.

Oh, and by the way, if you know anything about Jackson, you know what to do.

By |2020-01-15T16:28:34-05:00January 15th, 2020|Just Dogs|0 Comments

Looking for an Unusual Christmas Gift?

lifelike stuffed toy australian shephard

As I’ve previously shared, Cait has serious puppy hunger. And she flip flops back and forth between getting an Aussie now (the power of Kiera lives on) or waiting a bit.

I try to remain neutral and supportive because I know there is never a “good” time to get a dog. You just have to decide to make it work. So I listen and look as she shares feelings and Australian Shepherd breeder websites.

I thought that I might just get her a stuffed Aussie for Christmas to tide her over. Something to hold on to and snuggle with.

I came across

By |2019-11-05T10:38:09-05:00November 5th, 2019|.Cait and Me, Just Dogs|0 Comments
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