A to Z Challenge

  • A to Z Challenge,  dog,  Dogs


    Mickey Mickey was my best friend from the age of 4 to 16. He was a gift from my Dad when I was sick with chickenpox. My dad was a dog lover too, and he was always finding homes for dogs in need. Mickey was a Chihuahua, who was just a few months old when my dad brought him home. We didn’t know his actual birthday, so we decided he and I would share a birthday. I loved sharing my birthday with that little guy. My dad passed away when I was 7 and Mickey became a connection to my dad in addition to my best friend. He became my…

  • A to Z Challenge,  Pet Photography,  Photos

    G: German Shepherd Dog

    Today’s letter is…. for…. German Shepherd Dogs German Shepherds Dogs are beautiful, strong, intelligent, and loyal dogs who were originally bred in Germany in 1899 for herding sheep. Modern German Shepherds are known more for their work in search and rescue and military and police service. The German Shepherds I know are happy and well loved members of their families who enjoy spending time at daycare with their canine friends. Maya has been coming to daycare since she was a puppy. It has been such fun watching her grow. Ember is another GSD puppy friend who is a daycare regular. She is sweet, smart and everybody’s friend. Zeus is a…

  • A to Z Challenge,  Dream,  Pet Photography,  Petfinder,  Photos

    E: Eurasier

    Today’s letter is….. for…. Eurasier The Eurasier is a Spitz-type dog that originated in Germany in the 1960’s by Julius Wipfel.  The breed was initially a cross of a Chow Chow and a German Wolfspitz, with the Samoyed bred in later to develop what is now known as the Eurasier. Romie is a daycare regular at A Howlin’ Good Time and she is the only Eurasier I have met in person.  I had never heard of her breed until I met her. They are known to be calm, even tempered, playful, loyal, and intelligent.  Yep, that describes Romie. One of the Eurasier’s characteristics is that they can be reserved with…

  • A to Z Challenge,  Delia,  Delia's Adventures

    D is for Delia

    is for…. Delia is my five year old Bichon Frise. She is a beautiful, funny, free-spirited little girl and I love her to bits. Let me share a few of my favorite qualities of hers: She’s an excellent rover reporter… She tolerates my shenanigans…costumes, lavender hair, dresses… She is a thorough and honest reviewer… She adores her Nannie (my Mom)… She is becoming a good big sister to her new brother, Chewy… She is my best friend and one of my greatest blessings.

  • A to Z Challenge,  Chewy,  Pet Photography,  Photos

    C is for Chewy

    Today’s letter is…. for Chewy! Today marks one month since Chewy joined our family. He is a nine month old Lhatese and an absolute joy. It has been many years since I’ve had a puppy and he keeps me on my toes. The boy is aptly named. He will put anything in his mouth. We’re working hard on learning what is OK to chew and what is not OK to chew. I’m lucky in the fact that I can take him to work with me, so he spends the day playing with his friends at daycare. Daycare is great for socialization and exercise that puppies need. He is mastering housebreaking…

  • A to Z Challenge,  Pet Photography,  Photos

    B is for Boxers

    Today’s letter is… for… I didn’t know many boxers until I started working at A Howlin’ Good Time doggie daycare.  There are several that come for daycare and boarding and it has been so much fun spending time with them and becoming more familiar with the breed. Boxers are such funny, energetic and affectionate dogs. Boomer. Ah, Boomer. I adore this guy. He’s the sweetest grumpy older guy you could ever meet. His raspy bark, intense glare, and sweet nuzzles melt my heart. Shasta is strong, quiet, and sweet. All of the girls love him and the boys are intimidated because he’s strong, handsome, and well, all the girls love…

  • A to Z Challenge,  Photos

    Blogging from A to Z Challenge: Annie

    Today begins the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. Each day during April, except Sunday, I’ll be posting about subjects corresponding to the alphabet. This is quite a challenge and Delia, Chewy, and I are up for it! We begin with A….for Annie! I work at a doggie daycare/pet hotel called A Howlin’ Good Time and Annie is one of our regulars. She’s a boxer-mix with a huge personality. She is such a sweet, funny girl. She was not thrilled with posing for holiday photos this past year. Her expression doesn’t change. No matter what is going on or how she’s feeling, this is how she looks. So darn…