My Dog

The Rumpster is such a wonderful dog. He is always available as a dinner companion. And he’s so polite. He rarely whines for me to get up in the morning, though I may get a soulful, begging face like this one. Rumpy loves everyone, even the evil June Buggie. But I know who he loves […]

Happy Gotcha Day Rumpy!

Nine years ago today I stopped to keep a furry dog from darting into the road and to help him find his way home. Little did I know his home was with me. Unlike with DeDe, ours has not been an easy relationship. His size, his high activity level, and his breed have forced me to be […]

My Dog is an Angel

I woke up this morning and my body didn’t want to move. I’d worked 65 hours in 6 days, and I felt it in every bone in my body. Right now we’re so short of staff that we can work all the overtime we want, and since there’s a chance there will be no budget […]

Malamute Coat Care for Summer

This morning Rumpy decided he wanted to sit outside awhile in the cool morning air, so I took the opportunity to give his coat a good brushing. I haven’t been as attentive to Rumpy’s coat as I should, and it shows. While I was brushing him, I thought, “I wish I could just shave all […]

And We Have a New Vet!

It was time for Rumpy’s annual vaccinations, and I was scared.   I’ve talked about how uncomfortable I was with the vet that had been treating Bubba. I’d already decided they weren’t a good fit for the Rumpster.  I’d honestly thought of driving him to Dothan to see our old vet, but I knew that […]