I'm thankful for my dog this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for my dog Cleo. We raised a glass to her at dinner. We spoke of her many exploits in tribute to her wonderful life as our sweet girl. Her country cousins Bruin and Teddy did their best to slobber and snuggle away any sad tears we may have shed. 

You may have read my senior dog passed away surrounded by salmon treats and love in late September, but I’m still so very thankful for her continued positive influence. I may have moments of melancholy but it isn't long before a memory of Cleo uplifts my thoughts. 

How she manages to give fearlessly even from heaven, is a mystery, or my Thanksgiving miracle. Either way, I give thanks to Cleo and all the dogs we love!

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Are dogs furry versions of Mary Poppins?

For some a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, for others it's liverwurst. Which category do you fall in? This patient dog we saw at the park wasn't interested in playing, but kept a watchful eye on their people. We admire that focus and dedication. If you or your friends didn't believe before, doesn't this moment demonstrate the human-animal bond?

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"I'll be right here watching you"


Dog Grooming Tips From a Grouchy Puppy

Pet grooming can be easy or difficult but it is always necessary. My female regularly vacuuming is also necessary, though I take offense that she feels the need to remove my pet hair

I get regular brushing which feels great but I do my best to delay my nails getting done or having any contact with bath water. Since I love the ocean, salt water is my friend.

Dog Grooming Don'ts
How would you groom a grouchy puppy?

First of all, using a hand-held vacuum right before guests arrive might be tolerated out of love [see photo] but is not the best the way to groom your dog. I'm a real animal.

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