Dog Tales

  • Dog Changing Colors
    There are many reasons for a dog’s skin color to change. An aging dog’s nose may start turning pink. In cold weather some dogs get Winter Nose or Snow Nose, causing their nose to turn pink. There’s a long list …
  • Redneck Hillbilly Pontoon
    We were booking a vacation at the lake and this was intended to be a dog trip. Unlike most road trips where the dogs get penned up in somebody’s living room for a week, the dogs were going to go …
  • Dog Versus Big Snake
    I have now officially lost track of how many times our dog Dakota has put the fear of her death into me. She is not a dainty little dog. Dakota is what you’d call a dog’s dog, totally immersed in …
  • Stinky Dog
    Our dog Dakota came into the house stinking like a dead thing. She’d only been outdoors a few minutes for potty and in that short time she’d gotten into something so foul smelling that you could smell her from several …
  • Storm Defender Dog Cape – Part 4
    You’d think that the Storm Defender saga would be over but nope, there is another installment to the story. In Storm Defender Dog Cape – Part 2, I shared the story of how the Storm Defender seemed to prevent storms …
  • Storm Defender Dog Cape – Part 3
    I can’t believe that a whole year has passed since I last posted about our dog Dakota and her fear of thunderstorms. In Part 1 of our dog’s fear of thunderstorms, we ordered the Storm Defender Dog Cape. In Part …
  • Storm Defender Dog Cape – Part 2
    Part 2 of the Storm Defender dog cape story was supposed to be about the big storm that came thundering in and whether the Storm Defender dog cape kept our dog calm during the storm. The story, however, took a …
  • Storm Defender Dog Cape – Part 1
    I couldn’t tell you when our dog’s storm fears began, only that it wasn’t always like this. Dakota had become deathly afraid of storms. One theory was that the lightning strike we had a couple years earlier was the trigger. …
  • Do turtles eat strawberries?
    If it wasn’t for our dog Dakota we wouldn’t know about half of the creatures we share our one acre with. She’d led us to Eastern Kingsnakes, Minotaur Dung Beetles and a variety of other interesting creatures and plants. This …
  • Afraid of Dogs
    We were watching a show called My Extreme Animal Phobia about people who are deathly afraid of creatures such as spiders, snakes, cockroaches, lizards, pitbull dogs, and even butterflies and moths. The show provided a therapist to work with the …
  • Kindle Comic Creator Application
    I decided to give the Kindle Comic Creator Application a try for a kid’s book entitled, “Do Turtles Eat Strawberries.” I’d already successfully published several coffee table photo books on Kindle which were written in straight HTML, then run through …
  • The Book That Got Me Banned From Photobucket
    July 2010: I’d just published Bad Dog to Best Friend, and it’s the book that got me banned from Photobucket. One thing I’m good at is writing a blog and building a website, so of course I started with those, …
  • Dog Hookworms Can Kill Your Dog
    Hookworms are one of the nastier worms that can infect a dog and your dog can catch hookworms in ways that would surprise you. In addition, YOU can catch hookworms, too. First of all, hookworms are so small that you …
  • Dog Friendly Beaches in the Outer Banks – NOT!
    It’s hard to find dog friendly beaches close to us, and we had to drive 12 hours one way for our beach dog vacation. We stayed in Rodanthe, which is in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, also known as …

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