• Expensive Seed

    Yesterday was one of those days most dog owners try to avoid. Generally speaking Pearl is a really healthy dog and we have spent very little in the way of vet bills. Besides eating something that resembled a peach pit just a few days after we got her and having to decide to let nature takes its course or go in to remove the blockage, Pearl has been a pretty easy keeperĀ (we decided to let nature take its course and it did). But, then three days ago Pearl and Ross were playing frisbee out in the pasture and in mid toss, Pearl suddenly stopped chasing the frisbee and started shaking…

  • Pearl’s New Reality

    When I convinced my husband to let me get a blue heeler puppy for my birthday a year ago he made me promise I would remember that my dog was a dog and it would be expected to live by dog rules – or in other words sleep on ground, poop outside and eat dog food. We both agreed we didn’t want to be those twenty-somethings who aren’t quite ready for kids so they get a dog to fill the gap and then end up referring to each other as mom and dad when speaking to their dog, celebrating their dog’s birthday with a special doggy cake and flooding their…