Luna and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad tummy

Clean up on the dog aisle. When our daughters started daycare and later during the fall in elementary school, little feet and nose both ran. And they were so generous, so sharing! In just a day or two mom and/or dad would also be sick. Hard to know about Luna’s playmates at doggy daycare. Like […]

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Luna is my co-pilot

I must confess I’ve always been envious of people whose big dog is hanging its head out a car window with the happy face on and ears blowing in the wind. And, equally truthful, I really have no idea how to train a dog to be THAT dog riding in a car, going to Home […]

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Luna the Waterpoo

Who knew we would have a water dog! Clearly, Luna the Cockapoo is not Portuguese (Head of Cheese, maybe, given her Wisconsin heritage); however, on a Wikipedia list of so called water dogs (“a type of gundog bred to flush and retrieve game from water”), the Poodle, or Pudelhund as they are called (and used) […]

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The Old Man Bichon and the Pupka

There’s a whole lotta barkin’ goin’ on! George the Old Man Bichon has had enough. Once king of the (dog) house, he’s now a live squeaky toy for Luna the Cockapoo. He’s not happy; his anguished looks and frequent yipping when the Lunapoo wants to play (and show domination) make this crystal clear. He’s probably […]

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CoCo and the Pupka

There’s a whole lotta hissin’ goin’ on round here! CoCo, our bombastic Bombay cat, who we sometimes call Co2, has been sounding as if she has a gas leak whenever Luna the Cockapoo gets too close or escapes the kitchen baby gate we forgot to close. Hissssssssssss. George, the Old Man Bichon, couldn’t be happier: […]

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Calla lilies are a no-no

Uh-oh, what’s this?? Which dog threw up the Milk Bone treat? And so began a frantic, all-hands effort to keep Luna the Cockapoo safe in the backyard. George, the Old Man Bichon, was never one to take any interest in the shrubs. He was less interested in the grass after a rain, preferring to relieve […]

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Let’s sit

I will sit for bacon! We wanted a Cockapoo in part because our research indicated they are pretty smart dogs. Luna has already proven she’s got the potential to be on puppy honor roll. Steering out-of-control puppy behavior has been a priority from day one, based on life with Bichons. Knowing one’s name, potty training, […]

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Homecoming for the Pupka

This blog is part of a series about our first year with a Cockapoo named “La Signorina Lunetta di Excellence” (AKA “Luna”). Go to www.lunapoo.com to read my blogs.   Sometimes, new family members arrive early and in the night. Luna arrived Thursday, June 14 at 8:21 PM, a day early, due to potentially hot […]

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Ready! Set! Go!

This blog is part of a series about our first year with a Cockapoo named “La Signorina Lunetta di Excellence” (AKA “Luna”). Go to www.lunapoo.com to read my blogs. Getting ready for a new family member can be hard. Getting ready for a puppy might be even harder. Will I be a good puppy parent? […]

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