Happy Gotcha Day To Mr. Miles!

Two years ago today, I became a dog mom. My now-husband and I were engaged, planning our wedding (well, I was planning the wedding anyway), and we decided that we wanted to adopt a pup. We saw Miles' picture in a Craigslist ad posted by a local rescue and loved him at first sight. According… Continue reading Happy Gotcha Day To Mr. Miles!

It’s Safe And Healthy To Give Your Dog These Veggies (And They’re Miles-approved!)

A month or so ago, one of the trusted staff at our favorite dog boarding place recommended that we change Miles' diet because he was overweight. She recommended cutting his ration of kibble in half and mixing it with...green beans? Yep, green beans. They're full of fiber and have almost no calories, so he can… Continue reading It’s Safe And Healthy To Give Your Dog These Veggies (And They’re Miles-approved!)

Playing With Dogs: It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets A Black Eye

Last night, I was sitting on my couch playing with my dogs just like any other night. Even though Miles is 70 lbs and almost as tall as I am (that doesn't take much), he's young and he still thinks he's a little puppy, and he likes to stretch out in my lap while I… Continue reading Playing With Dogs: It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets A Black Eye

House Hunters NC: The Super Low Budget Version

It all starts today. After spending the last year or so saving every penny we could and planning our escape from the viciousness of renting, we're about to start looking at houses again. It's not going to be an easy task because the city we live in is very expensive, and our maximum budget will… Continue reading House Hunters NC: The Super Low Budget Version

Adventures with Miles the 70-lb Jacked Russell

Miles is the first dog I've ever had that was actually mine rather than my parents'. I'm not terribly young (almost 35) but I worked long hours when I was single and didn't have time to properly care for a dog, so I didn't get one until my situation was right. My now-husband and I… Continue reading Adventures with Miles the 70-lb Jacked Russell

Crackers And The Battle Of The Sweater

My 20-lb rat terrier mix Crackers can be the sweetest little pup in the world when he wants to be. He can also be a major asshole when he wants to be. When my husband and I adopted him, we thought we had this dog parenting thing figured out thanks to Miles the Jacked Russell.… Continue reading Crackers And The Battle Of The Sweater

An Update From Miles The Jacked Russell: Check Out My Cool New Toy!

Hi everyone! I haven't been able to tell you any stories lately because Mom has been too busy working to type them for me. I have so much to tell you! First, it got really cold and the rain turned into snow! Dad let me run around in the tennis court and chase my ball… Continue reading An Update From Miles The Jacked Russell: Check Out My Cool New Toy!