I feel like lately I may be giving the false impression that Kit has turned into a lazy old man.  He turned 8 last month, and I know that recently I've mentioned his arthritis.  That coupled with the fact that a majority of the pictures I've posted of him lately are just of him laying down relaxing, I can see why people might assume that he's left his hyper, playful days behind him.  ...continue reading "Kit’s Still Got It"

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Happy 2016!  I hope everyone had a fun and safe new year's eve, and that your 2017 is off to an awesome start.  The pack and I had a rather mellow new year's eve this year.  The dogs' dad and I stayed home and spent a majority of our night snuggled up with the dogs on the couch.  We made it past midnight without falling asleep, at least, although I can't say the same for Kit and Fen. ...continue reading "2016: Our Year in Review"

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The amazing Mr.Kitsune is our Yuletide puppy.  He was born very early in the morning on December 26th, 2008.  Had he been born a few hours earlier, his birthday would have been on Christmas.  I've always liked that his birthday is the day after, though.  Christmas is fun, but it's always a bit sad when it's over.  Being able to look forward to celebrating Kit's birthday the day after softens the blow of having to wait another 365 days before Santa visits again. ...continue reading "Happy 8th Birthday, Kitsune"

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My fiance and I celebrate Yule rather than the more common Christmas.  I don't want to give you all a history lesson here, but many of the traditions commonly associated with Christmas actually have their roots in ancient Nordic Yule celebrations.  To most people, our Yuletide celebrations probably don't seem all that different then your average Christmas.  I think one of the biggest differences is that instead of just being one day, Yule each year starts on the first day of winter and lasts 12 days - until the new year! ...continue reading "Happy Yule!"

66My Papillon, Kitsune, will be 8 next month.  Coming to terms with the fact that he's getting old hasn't exactly been easy for me.  Many vets consider 8 year old dogs to be seniors.  Kit is still active and playful, but the black hairs on his face are starting to turn white, and he suffers from arthritis in his back legs.  Our vet gave us prescription pain meds (NSAIDS) for when Kit has bad days with his arthritis, but they come with a host of side effects that I'd like to avoid, if at all possible. ...continue reading "How CBD Has Helped Kitsune"

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ppppIt's been a bit of a rough week so far.  Last weekend, as I'm sure you all know, daylight savings time ended which means we got to turn the clocks back an hour.  For most people, that means getting to sleep an extra hour but for me, and I'm sure lots of other puppy owners, it means getting woken up an hour early all week.  Pups just don't seem to understand the concept of daylight savings time! ...continue reading "Thankful for Puppies"

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Homemade dog treats are a cheap and healthier way to treat your dog this Halloween!  Homemade cookies lack the preservatives and other unhealthy ingredients that are found in most commercial treats, are fun to make, and dogs love them! ...continue reading "Homemade Halloween Treats for Your Dog"