A trauma of dog ownership!

The following is copied from my book about Ray – “Who Said I was up for Adoption?” (Click book cover image in right column for more information).

To set the context: We had recently adopted Ray, and his first medical examination produced a positive test result for heartworm. Heartworm is terminal if not treated and, for a number of reasons, the treatment itself can be fatal. He had to be kept as calm as possible throughout the complete treatment period of six months. Continue reading

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Oh Ray!

Ray has expressed his interest in his walks from a long time ago. To be more precise, he has expressed his interest in where we walk! Typically, if our choice of route was not to his liking, he would just stop and stare at us and, if nothing resulted from that move, he would sit! Continue reading

It’s March yet again!

March, like birthdays, seems to be coming around faster and faster. A few years ago, in March, we adopted Ray. Here we are, six years later, wondering where the time went. To be more accurate, Ray adopted me, but the time perspective doesn’t change. Continue reading

The “Inner Dog”?

The following Post was originally published here in February 2015. I was reading it recently and thought it worth repeating because nothing has changed, except that he seems to be getting in touch with his “inner dog” more frequently. Continue reading

Ray – modeling!

You are all probably familiar with Ray’s eyes in the header area of this blog, and may have seen his pic on the book cover of “Who Said I was up for Adoption?”, but many of you have probably not seen the original that went to Friesen Press when the book cover was being designed. Continue reading

A child or a dog?

I have recently concluded that Ray is more work than the average young child! The basis for that would seem to be nothing more than language. You can speak to a child and sometimes get a constructive response! Ray will respond, but it is unlikely to be too constructive! Continue reading