Alex Sunbathing

Alex loves to sunbathe regardless of what time of the year it is.  You look at her and she seems to be in heaven. Dogs with short hair like Alex tend to get cold very easy and maybe because of that they crave the sun.  I was reading not too long ago about senior dogs,…

Luca Passed His Canine Good Citizen Exam

I met Luca, a tall and handsome GSD mix, a little over a year ago, and he was a very challenging dog because he seemed to be afraid of so many things.  His pet parents worked with him under the guidance of a trainer, and the “new” Luca is so different from the dog I…

Roxy, Treats, And Her Bed

Roxy comes very often to stay with us and for some reason she used to shake uncontrollably when it was time to go to bed.  She loves treats so I decided to use that and see how she responded. We started by doing the following: Lured her to bed by showing her a treat Once…

Cold Weather Is On Its Way

I used to love tropical weather for many years, on my defense I’d like to say that I grew up about 10 minutes from the beach so hot weather and fun went hand in hand, but now I prefer any season except for Summer.  Could you believe that? This is what Alex wears when the…

Attack of The Kissing Dog – Alex

Years ago, I used to take Alex to a dog park in Annapolis, MD, but I realized very fast that it was a waste of time so I stopped doing it. Why?  Because as soon as we got to the dog park she’d go to where all the pet parents were gathered rather than going…

Going Back Home

Dexter was picked up by his mom this morning, and I finally remembered to ask her why does he like to sit pretty?  She said that he likes to sit pretty so he can get his belly rubbed.  The mystery was finally solved. Sarris will be picked up this evening.  She is one of the many…

Should I Run Or Walk My Dog?

Well, that is a question that can only be answered once all factors are considered about the dog in question, therefore I’ll use Alex and her canine buddies as examples. Until early last year, I used to get Alex to run once or twice a week, but I stopped because the walks we take every…

Introducing A New Member To Our Pack

As a pet sitter, I am always introducing a new dog to my pack, and I was recently asked by a pet parent how do I go about doing such introduction, so I decided to share this information and experience with other pet parents and perhaps get some feedback as well. This evening, after dinner,…

Saturday Morning After Our Walk

Right after we got back from our walk this morning, Alex, Gir, and Ellie, not featured in the above picture, decided to relax while Cynthia cooked us breakfast.  Alex and Gir love to sunbathe as you can see here.  Ellie, on the other hand, preferred to be away from the sun since she is a…

A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Alex, enjoying a well deserved nap.  I envy her.  I have very sensitive ears and even though I am asleep I can hear almost everything that is going on around me.  But look at Alex.  She is out like a light. Oliver, a Lhasa Apso, is our guard dog.  He is the first one to…