In Memoriam: Leelu

Those of you who follow me are probably pretty shocked that I have to write Leelu’s memorial today. Everything happened pretty quickly, and we haven’t even adjusted fully to the fact that we had to let her go today. Leelu was with us almost eight months, arriving as a foster dog. She was terrified when…Read more »

More Doggy Days

It’s been a couple weeks since I updated the dog activities around here, and it has been a busy time! Between my studies with the Karen Pryor Academy course and working with Leelu on behavioral issues, it is doggy days here, or it was until Amelia came along this weekend. But still lots of dog…Read more »

Before the Storm

Gracie has the right idea with the sun today (Saturday): She’s enjoying it while she can, ’cause all evidence so far is that we’re gonna get a reasonable amount of snow the next couple days and we’re going to be inside without a sunbeam in sight. Leelu and Gracie (known as “the girls”) and I…Read more »

Doggy Days

With no kittens in my foster room it is doggy days for awhile. (My brain has yet to realize that there aren’t cats in the foster room and reminds me at least a half dozen times a day to check on the cats that aren’t there right now, but what can I do?!) Leelu and…Read more »

A little enrichment for the day!

I’ve been reading a really excellent book on canine enrichment, which includes not just the usual games and such, but enrichment for dogs from about a dozen perspectives, including space, safety, and so much more. Excellent read and easy reading, written by two folks who have excellent qualifications in behavioral issues as well as dog…Read more »

Leelu Chronicles: Crazy Times

Sorry to be so quiet here. Life has been really crazy. Or rather, Leelu has been really crazy and I’ve been really stressed. When last we met, Leelu had been put on Carprofen for pain (which is working very nicely) and Prozac for anxiety. Only the Prozac ratcheted up her anxiety big time. It is…Read more »