Benefits of the Canine Good Citizen Certificaton Stamps Out Stupid Dog People

All roads may be leading us to Gracie getting her Canine Good Citizen Certification (CGC) but nobody said we had to arrive at that destination tomorrow.  Given yesterday's trip to the vet's office for a scheduled well visit, we'll be taking the way of the turtle: s-l-o-w and steady with a part of every day set up to guarantee at least one success. We did make sure to eliminate a lot of the paperwork shuffling before we got there. Last week my son and I loaded Gracie up into his car and drove … [Read more...]

Big Black Dogs – Look With Your Heart And You’ll See Them

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"They're the hardest to adopt out, they're in shelters the longest and therefore, they're most likely to be euthanized, if nothing happens."  -  Madeline Bernstein, President, SPCA in Los Angeles, CA; 2008. But not Lulu.  Lulu is dearly loved. She lives in a small piece of heaven on earth for a dog that's part lab: she's one of the lake dogs that I write about and she lives just inside of the Adirondack Park, within sight of Hinkley reservoir. She's a mid-sized, nondescript black dog. … [Read more...]