Goodnight Sweet Petey

We Love you Petey

We Love you Petey I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. ~Gilda Radner It is with great sadness that I let you know of the passing of our dear, sweet Petey. Many of you started following this blog because of his battle with IMHA, and it’s similarities to Evan’s. It was not IMHA that took him, rather his tired body, and our desire to always return his unconditional love .  For this reason, we made the most painful, yet responsible decision when it became clear Read More

Dogs and Fireworks

Cajun loved us but not fireworks...

  Happy Independence Day! I hope you have a wonderful day planned doing something you enjoy to celebrate our freedom. If those plans happen to include leaving your companions at home, I’ve included links to two articles with tips for helping your dogs cope with fireworks anxiety. We happen to live in an area where every night at 9;50 p.m., we can hear the fireworks show at SeaWorld. Thankfully, Petey and Marina have been with us long enough to finally be desensitized to them. The louder Fourth of July fireworks still give them a bit of anxiety but on a much smaller scale than when Read More

Top Toxic Foods to Dogs


  Petey listening for food sounds It’s that time of the year again – we’re cooking, baking, and having parties. It’s ok to include your fur-kids in the festivities – however, it’s NOT ok for them to enjoy the same foods as you.  Some seemingly harmless foods can be fatal.  Most people know that chocolate is deadly to dogs – but take a look at this list, and I’ll bet you’ll be surprised by several items… If you’re a super messy animated cook like I am, you really have to keep an eye on your little darlings. Mine can sniff out goodies Read More