Luna’s Toy Box

Ah, the holidays. They bring so many fun things, including an endless array of holiday TV shows. One of our favorite films is Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer. I mean, what child could forget The Island of Misfit Toys?? Our beloved Luna has certainly rescued most of those toys as they have found their way to […]

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A football life: Luna the Cockapoo

FALL IS HERE!! When the leaves start to turn color around our house, we begin to speak another language: Touchdown, Superbowl, Russell, Nick, field goal, Chip, f#%$&@g dumb refs, Tom Brady, Andy, Marcus…Aaron (especially Aaron Yes, folks, It’s football season. Luna the Cockapoo has a long, complicated (as much as it can be given she’s […]

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Educating Luna (not Rita)

The leaves turn, the air cools, children wait at corners holding backpacks heavy with unread textbooks and one dog goes to school. Luna the Cockapoo has begun to learn. Her people (our family) readied for her homecoming by watching Zak George videos and reading his book. He makes dog training look easy! It’s really an […]

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The name game

What’s in a name? Well, an identity for all of your life and then some. (My parents told me it took them several days AFTER I was born to come up with the right sounding name combination. What they were thinking the previous six-plus months I will never know.) You can call me Johnson. A […]

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The Girl with the Curl

“Sometimes you need a little finesse, sometimes you need a lot.” It’s great to have fun with Luna, but sometimes all that bad ass dog play time ends up with her having “that not so fresh feeling” or just the bad (smelling) ass. (Let’s not discuss adventures with CoCo the cat, who left a racing stripe […]

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Breeding the right ingredients

Breeding conjures up elitist selection, estates and luxury cars with people, but not with dogs. Breeding in dogs is still about selection, but it’s all about traits, not boarding schools. What color(s)? How big or small? What kind of temperament? What activities will the dog do (hunting, showing, family)? Several months ago, this was a daily […]

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