Becca

What’s in a Bark?

What’s in a Bark?

Dogs bark. It’s a fact of life. Some bark more than others, some howl, some yip, some have a deep resounding bark. It’s one of the ways that dogs communicate with us.   Sally was probably what I would call an average barker. She’d let out a bark or two when someone knocked at ... »

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from SlimDoggy and all of our dogs past and present.     »

Spondylosis Deformans in Dogs

Spondylosis Deformans in Dogs

Today we are joining the Caring for Critters Round Robin. Yesterday’s entry from Rescued Insanity was some great advice on being prepared for a sudden illness or injury. Tomorrow, be sure and visit I Still Want More Puppies for a post on kidney disease.   We are sharing our experience wit... »

Give Cancer the Paw

Give Cancer the Paw

Today is the Give Cancer the Paw Blog Hop. I understand it’s going to be the last Hop and is dedicated to our pets that have had cancer. Our Becca is my cancer hero. We’ve written about her struggles and treatment for osteosarcoma in the past here and here so I’m not going to rehas... »

Becca Loving Life

Our friend Oz the Terrier has had a special Blog Hop going all week that we’ve been meaning to join. It’s sponsored by Zuke’s and called #FueltheCure for The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund. Every entry is a $5 donation to The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund. Entry rules are pretty easy too, just ... »

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday

Our sweet Becca       We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc   »

Wordless Wednesday 11-6-13

Wordless Wednesday 11-6-13

Today is the first Give Cancer the Paw blog hop and Pet Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of that, I created this collage of our sweet Becca who we lost to osteosarcoma about 18 months ago. She was a sweet girl, playful and loving. These are some of our early pictures when we first adopted her and... »

Black & White Sunday 9-22-13

Black & White Sunday 9-22-13

This is a photo of our sweet Becca sleeping peacefully in her bed. We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

Wordless Wednesday 7-31-13

Wordless Wednesday 7-31-13

    BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

B&W Sunday: Tale of Tails: Becca Pt.2

B&W Sunday: Tale of Tails: Becca Pt.2

Last Sunday, I posted a picture of our Becca getting a laser treatment for her fused spine & arthritis. I thought this Sunday I would wrap up our Tale of Tails series on Becca. You can read Part 1 here. Picking up from Part I, we had just received a diagnosis that no pet parent wants to hear ... »

Black & White Sunday 6-30-13

Black & White Sunday 6-30-13

Here’s a picture of our Becca getting laser treatment for her fused spine…and very arthritic paws. You can see in the picture how larger her paws are – it’s from her days as a service dog. You can read more about Becca in our Tale of Tails series on her.   We’re jo... »

Tale of Tails: Becca

Tale of Tails: Becca

I haven’t written a Tale of Tails story about Becca yet, even though we’ve written about her cancer treatment. Since we lost her just a year ago, maybe it was too fresh, but I’m anxious to share her story now in honor of her anniversary. We adopted Becca when our first dog Sally, a... »

Wordless Wednesday 4-17-13

  It’s time for BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop! »

5 Tips on Caring for your Senior Pet

5 Tips on Caring for your Senior Pet

We have had only ‘senior’ dogs in our household since our first pup, Sally Brown turned 8 in 2003 – so that’s almost 10 years ago. Our next dog Tino was only a year younger than Sally and then we adopted Becca at age 9, Jack at age 8 and Maggie, also age 8.  So for ten years,... »

Can a Pet be too Old for Cancer Treatment?

Can a Pet be too Old for Cancer Treatment?

I read this story on PetMD last night: http://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/jintile/2013/jan/can-dog-be-too-old-for-cancer-treatment and was moved to write about our dog Becca as we had to face this very question for her this past year. We adopted Becca through a local Labrador rescue organization... »

Senior Pets and Their Achy Joints

Senior Pets and Their Achy Joints

Oh My Aching Paw… I came across this article on senior dogs and their joints and thought it needed to be shared. http://dogingtonpost.com/helping-soothe-your-senior-dogs-aching-joints/ First and foremost, if you notice signs that your dog is having some difficulty getting around (or difficulty... »