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I told you earlier about my friend’s crazy (I mean lucky!) cat and her miraculous survival story.
Consider this an open invitation — I’d like to hear about your crazy pet stories!
Please share in the comments below…
In the meantime, it just so happens that I have a whole slew of crazy dog stories to share myself.
There have been so many one-of-a-kind dog experiences that have taken place in our household!
These are just a few:
Destin’s double ballsectomy (…yep, he had to be neutered twice!)
Tenor & Destin’s brotherly battles (…learning the difference between over-protectiveness and dog aggression)
Our dog’s silly toilet paper escapades (…one of many bad dog behavior issues)
How our dog lived to be a hundred and five years old! (…some unique ways to prolong your dog’s life)
Numerous bouts with doggie diarrhea (…and the home remedies that work best)
How our dogs have chased — and sometimes captured — wildlife (…including baby bunny rabbits!)
How we lived through some crate training mishaps (…and still swear by crate training for dogs — especially through the first year)
Our dogs making a habit out of eating rabbit poo (…without any downsides or health issues)
Then there was the time that Destin fell out the car window… on a 4-lane highway… while making a curvy turn… with the window halfway up. It’s true, when you’re called upon to act in times of crisis, you can do the impossible — like carry a 70-lb dog by yourself from the middle of the road (where he was just “hanging out” — looking a bit dazed & confused) all the way back to where you managed to pull over & park your car! (He was perfectly fine.)
And I’ll never forget the night we learned the value of emergency pet clinics. You know, the ones that work evenings & weekends when most vets are closed. (We’ve been to them more times than I care to admit!)
Oh, and then there was the time — no, the TIMES — when Tenor (the “puppy chewer” in the family) destroyed things like: the TV remote control, a cheap pair of sunglasses, dozens of stuffed animals, tags from virtually any toy/bedding/towel/etc left lying around the house, the foam (that was nearest the tag) from inside a contoured therapeutic pillow, the belt-loop on Jim’s favorite pair of shorts, one of Jim’s favorite 4×4 offroad t-shirts, the loop that was sewn into my thick & fluffy $100 Victoria’s Secret robe (…a birthday gift from Jim — the only item I’d actually let him buy me from Victoria’s Secret). Here’s what eventually worked for us to stop the chewing behavior plus our best puppy proofing suggestions.
Not to mention the time Jersey nipped at Destin (when he was the newcomer in the household) and cut his eyelid. Along those same lines, there was the time that Tenor sliced Jim’s nose (with his newly trimmed toenails) and made it bleed!
…And those are just the ones I’ve already written about!
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 600 articles for dog owners on this site! Many of them have upwards of 200K shares.