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Architect by day, father, husband, woodworker, and dog lover by night.

Are Pig Ears Bad for Dogs?

By Mark

“What’s a Pig Ear?” It was a warm Sunday afternoon – one of the last good days before the seasons change – and we hadn’t gotten more than three feet into the store when the voice rang out. “No shoplifting.” It’s the typical, good-natured welcome I receive from the store manager whenever I take my […]

How To Stop A Dog’s Nails From Bleeding

By Mark

The first time I ever cut into the quick while trimming my dog’s nails, I’m pretty sure it took 5 years off of my life. It started out simple enough. My German Shepherd, Amber, has always been exceptionally well behaved while having her nails trimmed, staying calm and very still while cutting so we’d never […]

How to Cut a Dog’s Nails

By Mark

Ever watch a rodeo, with these cute little kids are dressed up in their cowboy and cowgirl gear, chasing a baby pig? Yeah – that’s what I walked into at my friend’s house a couple weeks ago. But without the kids cowboy boots. Or the pig. My friends recently adopted their first family dog and […]

Petmate Indigo Dog House Review

By Mark

As a South Floridian by birth, our veins are pumping saltwater, and we have 4 seasons; summer, snow-bird, spring break, and love bug. So, the first time we moved out of state wasn’t small scale. Nope, we moved clear across the country. Not just halfway – all the way. North to snow country I learned […]

How to Get Rid of Fleas Naturally

By Mark

According to a report released by the Environmental Protection Agency, in 2008 there were 44,000 “adverse incidents” and 600 deaths to our four-legged family members, all linked to a single type source. Forty-four thousand. That’s 120 “adverse incidents” and 2 deaths per day for an entire year. Yeah, let those number sink in for a […]

Are Antlers Bad for Dogs? (And How to Make Your Own)

By Mark

I sip my coffee as I look at the growing pile on the table, and smile. I know what he’s doing, he knows what he is doing – and of course he knows that I know what he’s doing. But hey, we do the little dance anyway cuz it’s how we roll. “Whatcha doing?” I […]

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