Blog posts from December, 2009

Happy Holidays!

By Lisa-Anne Manolius | December 29, 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Happy Holidays!

I hope you’re all enjoying your holiday season and getting lots of quality time with family and friends, two-footed and four-footed alike.

I leave you with a few holiday images of my own critter crew. Introducing Vinnie as Reindeer, or the “Vin-deer” . . .

Vindeer

Here’s Ted hanging out under the Christmas tree, one of his favorite spots to perch during the holidays. (I think he’s particularly fond of his lair under the tree because it’s a Vinnie-free zone!)

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Here’s one more of Vinnie all set for some serious fun with his new doggy Frisbee, a very welcome gift from Santa Paws. This Kong Frisbee is super tough and seemingly impervious to the teeth of Vinnie, our resident power-chewer!

vin with frisbee

Happy New Year!

Giving Thanks for Dogs, Our Everyday Miracles

By Lisa-Anne Manolius | December 23, 2009 ~ Be the 1st to Comment

Giving Thanks for Dogs, Our Everyday Miracles

The other day a young boy asked me if I believe in miracles. After I said yes, he asked if I’d ever witnessed one. I told him I’d think about it and get back to him.

I have thought about it and yes, miracles surround me every day – they’re called dogs! Dogs help people in a myriad of ways and have done so for eons. Continue Reading

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Indoor Doggy Fun & Games

By Lisa-Anne Manolius | December 10, 2009 ~ 6 Comments

Indoor Doggy Fun & Games

Brrrr! We’ve been having a cold snap here in the San Francisco Bay Area and rain’s expected for the next several days. At times like this, exercising my dog Vinnie outdoors can be a pill. Vinnie is a wet weather wimp. He hates going out in the rain. He’d rather hold it for hours than venture out into a drizzle. We’ve tried putting him in a raincoat and enticing him with meatballs to no avail. I haven’t worked to resolve this as hard as I could have because I haven’t been very motivated. I can’t stand cold wet weather either.

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