Category Archives: Dogs

Perceptions in Advertising

It’s funny to me what different people notice about the same thing. There’s currently a Toyota commercial where a guy walks out to an empty driveway and the car is built around him. I hate it because it starts with check text messages and FaceBook, and I don’t think that’s something you should be doing while driving. That doesn’t bother my husband, because the guy’s still in the driveway when it happens.

What does our new roommate notice about the commercial? When he adds a dog, then a bigger dog, both are wearing doggie seatbelt harnesses. That I can support.

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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Advertising, Dogs, Pets


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Doggie Drama

Our Beagle has an infection of some sort. Sadly, it’s one that does not want to clear up and has been going on for over two weeks now.

We just got back from our 4th visit to the vet for this problem, and our 4th round of injections. Amazingly enough, Junebug still likes the vets.

We started on a weak anti-biotic, then went to a stronger one, and now we’re at the granddaddy of doggie anti-biotics- Baytril. Hoping this finally gets those swollen glands back to normal, and we can stop the vet visits (at least for a little while).

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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Dogs, Pets


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So Glad Today is Tuesday

Monday was a Monday. I’d been off work since last Tuesday, came in late and had a meeting to go to after I tried to catch up on all emails. I came home find out our Chevy didn’t come with a jag or a lug wrench. The VW’s jack worked, but its lug wrench would not fit. So we called roadside assistance who changed the tire for us and then we took it to Les Schwab and got a new tire.

After that, our beagle spent an hour running around through some blackberries.

I was so happy for new TV.

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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in Car repair, Dogs, Pets, Work



Ode to a Quiet Saturday

Every once in a while, its nice to have a quiet day. Yesterday we did laundry and dishes, changed the light fixture in our room. We only left the house to take the dogs to the dog park.  Dinner was simple pot stickers and rice, and the evening ended watching the anime series Fruit’s Basket.

It was just one of those days that we really needed to wind down, after a couple weeks of being really social and having places to be.

And, there is nothing that makes me smile at the end of a day more than sleeping puppies.


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I am apparently not home enough. At least according to my Beagle, who decided that instead of typing this post, I should be paying attention to her. She is small enough to jump on my lap, and so up she came. However, she’s big enough that she can’t really settle. She’s constantly having to shift her weight in order to stay balanced on my thighs and knees. This is not an issue on the couch or in the recliner, but on the computer chair, its precarious. So off the computer I get in order to give the puppies some love.

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Posted by on April 24, 2011 in Dogs, Pets


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Mythbusters on Colbert

Mythbusters on Colbert! I loved this interview because it reminded me of something I noticed when we saw Mythbusters Live- Jamie doesn’t like to talk, or Adam just likes to talk so much more. Except for the brief bit about his dog getting confused by the MI masks, Jamie didn’t talk. It was all Adam.

I am kind of hoping they’ll use that footage of Jamie’s dog, though, and do a myth about how dogs recognize people. Those of us who’ve had a dog go blind know how much they use their eyes, but most people think its all scent.


Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Dogs, Mythbusters, Pets, Television


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New Routine

I’m getting up a half hour earlier on weekday mornings. We have a new dog in the family, one with a higher energy level, who needs more exercise in order to remain a well behaved. So I’m getting up and taking him on a short walk every morning before work. Its nothing major, 5-10 minutes long, depending on how much he sniffs around, but its been nice. The extra bit of exercise helps me wake up, and is helping me bond with my new puppy (he’s three, so not a puppy except in the sense that they are all puppies.)


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Posted by on April 10, 2011 in Dogs, Pets


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