Ray – Decision Maker?

Our home is in need of some roof work and so, as is my practise, I invited quotes/estimates from three companies who had high BBB ratings.

Whenever a stranger comes to our home, we have to advise them in advance of possible reactions from Ray because, while he is Mr. Congeniality when out on walks, he is very protective when on “his territory”.  Continue reading

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Heartworm!

Ray recently had his annual medical, and all the testing proved very good as he was declared to be in “excellent health”!  It will be very difficult (probably impossible) to erase the experience of working with Ray during his heartworm treatment program (full story is in his book “Who Said I was up for Adoption?” – click book cover over in right side column for more information). Continue reading

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

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