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The Benefits of Pets for Seniors
5 months ago

The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

As a wise woman once said, facing old age can be tough, but it’s better than the alternative. One thing that is clear is that the physical and mental challenges …
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Vets Share Unique Stories of Working with Animals Before Their Careers Began
2 years ago

Vets Share Unique Stories of Working with Animals Before Their Careers Began

We recently interviewed vets from all over America for our latest Rover.com feature, True Stories: Veterinarians Share Tales of Overcoming Career Challenges. We learned about some of the tough obstacles …
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5 Innovative Toys Your Dog Needs to Try
3 years ago

5 Innovative Toys Your Dog Needs to Try

If you’ve ever marveled at how even the oldest dog seems to act like a puppy, you might be on to something. Scientific research suggests that dogs are basically baby …
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5 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Dog
3 years ago

5 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Dog

Dogs and humans have been close companions since well before the advent of the written word, and in that time, the relationship has taken some surprising turns. Read More

The Story of My 12 Wiener Dogs
4 years ago

The Story of My 12 Wiener Dogs

Yes. Twelve. And in the past seven years, we’ve buried four more beloved Dachsies. Meet the cast of characters at our house, from the oldest to the youngest: Lilith (age 14), Charley (age 12), Maestro (age 10), Adia (age 10), Taz (age 9), Panzer (age 9), Jack (age 4), Black Pearl (age 4), Finn (age 4), Oskar (age 3), Vienna (age 3), and Twist (age 3). Here is the story of how my husband and I came to be the loving parents of 12 Dachshunds! Read More

My Dog Ate My Car… Seriously, He Did!
4 years ago

My Dog Ate My Car… Seriously, He Did!

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Twist of Fate, called just Twist, is a three-year-old mini Dachshund; he and his sister, Vienna, (we call her the Twisted Sister) are the youngest of our pack of 12 Dachshunds. We named Twist because we never intended to acquire him at all. It was Vienna my husband and I waited for and loved even before she was born. When she was two months old, my husband brought her home and I melted completely; she was a beautiful brindle-colored little bundle with huge dark eyes and an “I’m a perfect little diva” expression on her wrinkled face. With quiver in his voice, my husband said that there was one more puppy in the litter that didn’t have a home and was all by himself. Read More

Meet the Dachshund: Small Dog, Huge Attitude
4 years ago

Meet the Dachshund: Small Dog, Huge Attitude

Why so many? Two simple reasons: (1) My husband and I absolutely love this feisty breed and, (3) When we were on active duty with the US Air Force, every place we were stationed we seemed to acquire another one or two. We have Dachsies from Maine, Texas, Rapid City and now retired in Montana, we even have a group of five that are siblings! So who better than I to tell you about loving and living with either a standard-size or miniature Dachshund. Read More

Adopting a Senior Dog: How Charley Got His Groove Back
4 years ago

Adopting a Senior Dog: How Charley Got His Groove Back

Charley had no home; no one to care for him. He was, Naomi said, in excellent health, of lively and affectionate temperament and had no behavioral problems like biting or excessive barking. I could hear the distress in Naomi’s voice when she said, “Could you and Tristan find room in your home and hearts for him?” Read More