Like most dog owners, I think my dogs are pretty smart. After all, they learned everything I taught them. My Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Chester and Devon, were particularly bright:...
February 25, 2007 by Penny Grey Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on Pet Wellness: What’s Not to Understand?
Ear cropping and tail docking are sensitive subjects in the dog world. Some people see these procedures as cosmetic mutilation and others defend them because of historically established...
January 7, 2007 by Penny Grey Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on Pet Wellness: Ears & Tails Controversy
You have an idea of what you want or where you’d truly love to be. But something always gets in the way: the kids’ music recital, the boss wanting that damnable report on...
September 13, 2006 by Penny Grey Under Vision Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Exquisite Destiny
More than 30 years ago, before we were married, my husband and I decided not to have children—though we are most certainly parents. True, our kids get around on all fours, carry...
August 30, 2006 by Penny Grey Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on Bringing Up Barkley
When I was a kid, our Labrador Retriever, Sandy, was a much loved member of the family; but when he was diagnosed with liver cancer, not only was treatment not available, it wasn’t...
July 6, 2006 by Penny Grey Under HEALTH Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on Pet Wellness – Insured for Life
Feeling less frisky? Hard of hearing? Getting a little grey? I mean your dog, of course, but Calgary veterinarian Dan Schlesinger says there’s no reason to believe that the...
May 13, 2006 by Penny Grey Under HEALTH Posted in FEATURE | Comments Off on The Golden Years: Caring for Your Aging Dog
If you’re a dog lover like me, you take your dog everywhere you go, or at least try to. In all the years I’ve had dogs, not one presented a problem in the vehicle, though...
February 28, 2006 by Penny Grey Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Dogs (and Girls) Riding in Cars
I sit at my desk watching black letters appear like magic on the white screen in front of me. The room, brimming with books and papers, is cozy and warm, filled with heat blowing softly...
February 14, 2005 by Penny Grey Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Power of the Human–Companion Animal Bond
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