Category Archives: Mobility Challenged

Mobility is the key to family life. If your dog can stay active, s/he’ll stay active in family activities. These are stories of how I help keep them moving comfortably.

Nota Bene

Harley, Helen and I have just returned from a walk in the woods. Forty-five minutes is about all Harley can handle these days. The short duration doesn’t seem to bother Helen as she enjoys running out front and returning, often … Continue reading

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Learning to Fall

A brilliant pair of orioles is working on two blocks of suet in the mesquite tree. They swing gently in the wind, easily maintaining their balance while they enjoy the seed and rich sweetness of the meal. Corkie rests quietly … Continue reading

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SPAM vs. The Foodie

I went to visit Gothic Eleanor of Aquitaine today.  Ellie is an eight-year old English Mastiff with a significant underbite and a tongue too long for her mouth. With a golden coat and a huge body and head, she always … Continue reading

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A Hound Dog in the Flowerbed

It’s no secret that I have a special place in my heart for hound dogs. A few months ago, Wendy and her Black and Tan Coonhound, Phoenix, were driving cross country from Maine to Arizona when they were involved in … Continue reading

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Remembering Travis 3 of 3: “How Will I Know When It’s Time?”

I work with a lot of senior dogs and it’s a question I’ve heard many times.  And I always answer the same way, “He’ll tell you when he’s ready. Trust your dog.” Intellectually, I know it’s good advice, but when … Continue reading

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On His Terms

I met with Benny again a couple of weeks ago. Benny is the 15-year old Border Collie/Springer Spaniel mix who is quadriparetic. You might remember that he and his mom Karen helped Kathy and me come to grips with our … Continue reading

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Quality

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love to cook.  I didn’t get to do as much with the meal this year, as I was busy working steadily into Wednesday evening with dogs and their guardians. When Thursday … Continue reading

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