Forever my Bayouzzzii 

Saying Bayou was the sweetest and most wonderful dog in the world is like calling the most delicious peach pie “good.” It just does not give it the justice it deserves. Bayou and I had only been apart once, for three days. From the day he came home on January 22, 2010 until he passed…

Lab parents need a support group 

Where should I even start…I took my lab off Apoquel. He was doing great the first few days and then went back to baseline. As I write this he has another ear infection and my other lab spent the day draining my bank account at the vet’s office, which I’m certain last year’s building lease…

Why I Decided to Give my Dog Apoquel

Some of you know that Awesome has had a long struggle with everything from allergies to bladder stones. In fact since he turned about 2 years old he has dealt with chronic ear infections, and chronic skin yeast infections to chronic dermatitis between his front paws. It became so bad between his paws that I…

Hop on Big Brother

Awesome here, wanted to let you know that Menace is still bothering me something awful. He enjoys his daily hop on top (much like HOP ON POP) of me, like I’m a bull. I try and buck him off, but the little man is strong. His paws wrap around my neck and he just hangs…

Blame Mom

Awesome here, hello. The other morning Mom did something horribly awful. She threw Menace’s most favorite toy in the whole wide world over the fence. (Think of the other side of the fence as no-man’s land, much like The Sandlot movie). The fence was behind her, not in front of her. I’m not sure how…

dogs with food allergies

This is going to be rather serious and rambling post. Something that I am not sure if my readers care about, but nonetheless my hope is that someone will.  As some of my readers know I have had a struggle with giving the vet recommended food to “Awesome” because it is made of crap, smells…

Taking Away…

Awesome here to update you on my brother, aka Menace. Good news! His teeth fell out so he can only gum me, for now. Of course I overheard Mom talking on the phone about an appointment. I had this same appointment when I was Menace’s age. Mom had said the veterinarian was going to take…

THE OTHER NIGHT ~ Poem

The other night I stepped outside Into the calm evening The moon a nightlight I thought of you I missed you Your soul is not too far away In the same still air The same nightlight casting shadows The other night I missed you just the same

That Menace is at it Again!

Awesome here, again. Can I say having a baby brother is exhausting. Now I know why I see Mom drinking that red liquid in a glass at night. Mom calls it “finally.”She doesn’t get a moment of peace, and I don’t either, but she doesn’t offer any “finally” to me. Do you want to know…

Call Him Menace

It has been a while since I allowed Awesome to take over the blog, I figured we could all use a laugh. For those who are new, please find the late Dog’s and Awesome’s prior blog posts. Puppy Interviews Dog  Dog Interviews Puppy Hey, Awesome here. I was really excited to get a baby brother,…

A PUPPY IS ALL ABOUT FAMILY

It has been a while since I have written about dogs. The last post was about losing my girl, Charley, in September 2015. I now have a new puppy, 10 weeks old, a handsome little chocolate English lab. I like to say that I have a good deal of dog knowledge due to having had…

R.I.P Charley Girl

  The house has not been the same since you left. The skies have been cloudy since your peaceful end, they must know the gray  in my heart. A part of me thinks that you are hiding in a different room and I will see you in a second. Another part of me thinks that…