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” . . .


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!)


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


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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