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Together, Jim and I have had 3 dogs.
First, there was Jersey, who was “my dog” first but welcomed Jim into our lives with open arms. Then came Destin, the dog we found under a dumpster. And then, Destin’s “brother from another mother”, Tenor. There was actually a point in time where we had all three under one roof at the same time. But now there’s only Tenor.
Our buddy Destin recently went to chase rainbows in the sky and to play with Jersey in fields that are forever green.
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Destin was the coolest dog. Very sweet. Very playful. Very smart. Very loyal.
And as he got older, very aggressive — especially toward his younger brother Tenor, and eventually toward us as well. (But we didn’t hold that against him… two different vets thought he might have had a brain tumor or something to make him behave so violently.)
Jim and I have lots of incredible (and fun!) memories of our times with Destin. We thoroughly enjoyed the many years that he spent with us — he played such an active role in our lives and went everywhere with us!
Some have asked if we’ll get another dog now — to keep Tenor company. Our first (and last) thought is NO. The time just doesn’t seem right.
For one, Tenor deserves some time and space to “come into his own”. He’s only a year old. And we are eager to see how Tenor adjusts to not having Destin around here anymore.
I know it will be very hard for Jim and I. But we’re confident that Destin is happy. And he and Jersey were always best buds anyway, so they’re probably doing something really fun together right now… like chasing bunny rabbits and squirrels.
…Go get ’em, Destin!
I like to help Dog Parents find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Dog Tips and Dog Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I’m a lifelong dog owner — currently have 2 mixed breed Golden Aussies that we found abandoned on the side of the road as puppies. I've always trained my own dogs and help friends train theirs, as well. Professionally, I worked at a vet and have several friends who are veterinarians — whom I consult with regularly. (And just because I love animals so much, I also worked at a Zoo for awhile!) I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). My daily motivation is to help first-time dog owners be better prepared from the first day your new puppy enters your home. I like to help dog owners understand what's 'normal' and what you can expect in terms of living with and training your dog — how to get through the ups & downs of potty training, chewing, teaching commands, getting your dog to listen, and everything else that takes place during that hectic first year! When I'm not training, walking, grooming, or making homemade treats for my dogs, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've written over 500 articles for dog owners on this site!