Posts filed under: Dog Tales

Loving a dog isn’t always an easy business. Like people, dogs have needs, wants, good days, bad days. They get injuries and illnesses and we know that no matter how much we wish it weren’t true, the end of their...
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I was somewhere between Omaha, Nebraska, and Rapid City, South Dakota, when I checked the rearview mirror for possibly the fiftieth time since beginning this road trip to see how Theo was doing in the backseat.  He was stretched out...
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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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On January 7, 2014, we brought you the Pilot Episode of “Growing Up Gomez”, a series in which Laura documented the journey she and her partner, Jamie, took to tame a beast of a dog they had nicknamed The Barbarian....
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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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I told you all of this yesterday, when I was holding out hope, while fearing the worst. But, I want the world to know your story and how much you were loved. When I first saw you, you were in...
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As someone who has had the opportunity to adopt multiple animals from a shelter, I was immediately touched by a post on Facebook that a friend recently shared. This post, a thank you, in the form of an ad on...
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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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