We’re leaving on our Winter Dog Trip 2015 really soon …
… but my preparations are stalled because of a couple travel worries.
A Dog Travel Worry
What happens to my dogs if something happens to me such that I can’t be their advocate?
I want a mobile “In Case of Emergency — Rescue My Dogs” sign.
An ID bracelet! BAM It lists emergency contacts who will prioritize the dogs’ welfare.
Have you heard that it’s illegal in some States to leave pets alone in cars?
My dog Zoe has epilepsy. This is a story of how I handled Zoe’s seizures and progressed past the diagnosis of epilepsy.
This blog post is part of the Caring for Critters Round Robin, a series of pet blogger personal accounts on pet health issues written in the hopes of helping others. The Round Robin stories are linked together in a daily chain of blog posts.
This is a story about Hip Dysplasia. It stars two hip surgeries for my dog, and a new back-bone for me.
This post is a link in Caring for Critters Round Robin, a series of pet blogger personal accounts on pet health issues. We hope these stories help people faced with the difficult pet health decisions.
I checked my dogs’ microchips and discovered they had bad information!
Some dogs have a hard time jumping into cars, but are too heavy to pick up.
Is there a good way to lift dogs into cars without hurting them or ourselves?
Did you know that rhubarb is poisonous to cats and dogs?!
When he was young, my dog Zack was hit by a car. He was OK, just a little bruised, but the memory of it still plagues my mind.
Since that day, I do everything in my power to keep my dogs safely on a leash when they’re outside a confined space like a building or fence.
Luckily, I discovered the power of a carabiner. Carabiners make my job as Dog Safety Monitor much easier.
Thrown from a Moving Train?
My mother frequently regaled her five kids with Worst Case Scenarios. Dinner conversations included questions like “what do you do if you’re thrown from a moving train?”, “how do you get out of a drowning car?”, and “what do you do if you’re attacked by a shark?”. It was up to us to figure out how to escape bad situations.
Playing “Worst Case Scenario” was a diversion and good entertainment. It took years for me to realize that Mom was gifting us with a way to solve problems and overcome disabling fears. I call it the “Worst Case Scenario Methodology”.