All posts by: Laura Witkowski

Have I got a story for you… Last night, I was crouched on the floor in front of the dog food container and in the middle of filling Kongs with kibble. Two big ones, two smaller ones, four Kongs in...
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When we adopted Gomez in early November, we had no no clue that one month later would be the start of the most brutal winter in Detroit history. The polar vortex didn’t make it very easy to spend leisurely outside...
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When we adopted Gomez, I had a few friends and family members essentially ask me, “With so many dogs that need homes, why Gomez? Why didn’t you adopt one that was easier/better trained?” This line of questioning might seem a...
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When this weekend brought yet another fresh layer of snow, I forced myself to try to come up with one positive thing to say about it. Because, wow, have I had enough of this winter. A positive spin was incredibly...
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When I adopted my greyhound Emma in 1998, she had just turned two years old. Her very early “retirement” a dead giveaway that she was less “Greyhound of the Decade” and more “Santa’s Little Helper.” I didn’t care. I found...
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Jamie and I had the following conversation the other day: Me: Did I tell you about the Farm Bill dog fighting thing yet? Jamie: Nope. Me: Well, there’s a provision that says it is now a federal crime to attend...
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This episode has two alternate titles: “Opposites Attract” and “Asha’s Turn.” When Jamie and I adopted Asha, it was a pretty big deal for us as a couple. Asha would not only be our first dog together, but Jamie’s first...
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I learned something about life recently. It is a lesson that may seem obvious to some people, but one I had never contemplated until the moment I found myself experiencing it firsthand. The life lesson I learned (and which I’m...
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“A crisis of confidence is so common that it should be considered a universal part of the adoption process.” – Patricia McConnell, Love Has No Age Limit I bought Patricia McConnell’s little booklet Love Has No Age Limit about three...
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Personally, I’m a huge nerd about school. I loved both high school and college and today I basically spend most of my free time shoving as much knowledge and information into my brain as possible. Learning is my favorite. Conversely,...
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