Cats vs. Dogs: Treats

Offer a dog and treat and this happens:  “Hey! That smells great. I want that. I want that now. Really! Are you hearing me? I NEED that right now (shifts weight rapidly from one foot to the other). What part of now don’t you understand? Look at me. I’m hopping up and down. Now I’mContinue reading “Cats vs. Dogs: Treats”

Cats vs. Dogs: New Stuff

Change something in a dog’s environment and this happens:  “Whoa! Wait a minute. What’s that? That’s never been there before. I don’t think I like it. I’ll just creep up on it and get a closer look. Whoa! Still don’t know what it is. Maybe I need to smell it.  Gotta get a little closer.Continue reading “Cats vs. Dogs: New Stuff”

Adjusting to Being Home

I’ve been a stay-at-home wife and humom to a dog (the eponymous Maddie) and cat (Bonfire) for a few years now. I’ve got the routine down. I know the rules of the house as dictated by the dog and the cat. My husband, Bernd, just this morning got the word that his place of employmentContinue reading “Adjusting to Being Home”