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January 16, 2009

There comes a point after every surgery (this one makes seven), when I get sick of being stuck in the house, but I’m not quite healed.  That resolves itself into one of two scenarios: either I over do it and regret it later, or I sit around feeling sorry for myself making excuses and putting life off until tomorrow.

Right now I seem to be leaning towards ‘over doing it.’  Fortunately, I don’t have many regrets.

The dogs are doing well, and I’m taking charge on a walk.  We went for two walks yesterday and one good one today, and I could have done more, but I’m still having allergy problems.  My calves are feeling the burn, but I think that’s a good thing.  Really, I’m training myself as much as my dogs.

And for those of you who don’t give a damn about my dogs, good news.  From this point on, all my adorable and clever dog stories will be found at Mutts R Us, a dog blog for owners of rescues.  If anyone out there is an owner of a rescue dog and would like to share your stories, drop me a line at

That’s also where I’ll be posting my review of Hotel for Dogs, which I saw this afternoon with my mother.  As I told her when we were leaving the theater, it really doesn’t matter how “good” a dog movie is – you go to see it for the dogs.


Quote of the Day:

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.  -Phil Pastoret

Link of the Day: Meet the Mutts – Pilot and Roxie

One Comment leave one →
  1. Pete Dowan permalink
    February 18, 2009 10:33 pm

    Hi Jane;
    Pete Dowan here !
    I realize that there is very little chance that this e-mail will result in anything, but that’s better than the zero chance if I didn’t try. I was googling for Dog related blogs and I came across your site and thought I’d contact you.
    I am a medically disabled songwriter from St Catharines, Ontario, Canada, and have written many songs about many different subjects and in several different styles.
    One song in particular was a personal thank you to my dog. The song is called “Good Friend”.
    I mention my disability because various factors of my condition stop me from being able to use professional studios to record my songs, so I have to do them here, at home, in my basement, on donated equipment from musicians I used to work with. For the same reason, I also am unable to perform my music live.
    HISTORY OF THE SONG::: For the first few years that I had my current health condition I had a very difficult time walking. One of my doctors figured out the reason, and when that was dealt with, it was up to me to get myself “going”. That’s where our dog, Scuttle, came in. He bugged me daily to take him out … wouldn’t let up until I did so. His determination was catching, and within a year we were both going on outings that I never dreamed I’d be able to do again. As a thank you, I wrote the above mentioned song for him. (R.I.P. my boy)
    If you know it’s about a dog, the lyrics jump out at you as being obvious, but if you don’t, there’s only one line that definitely points to it.
    I was wondering if you’d like to hear the song, since your blog is about dogs and for dog people. I can send you an MP3, a short term link or it can be heard on my “MySpace” page … which is … the second song on the list. If you would give it a listen, I’d love to get your opinion on it.
    I DO understand if you’d rather not.
    Have a great day, and keep smiling.

    Musically Yours,
    Pete Dowan [pronounced like plowin’ ]

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