Why I Blog about My Dogs

Three-Dog Nights and Daysย tells the tales of my three dogs: Cora, Dusty, and Hogan. You may wonder why I’m putting my dog stories on the Internet for all to read, so I’ll share my reasons.

  • Our dogs are all rescues, and I want to do my part to get the word out that many, many really good dogs are out there in shelters or foster care just wanting a safe, loving permanent homeโ€”and each one of them deserves exactly that.
  • I have many wonderful family members and friends who care about my dogs (probably mostly because they know I love my dogs beyond reason) and who seem to enjoy hearing about our adventures and occasional misadventures with them. My mother-in-law, in particular, grew attached to our pooches when she was here, but she lives in Indonesia. I hope this blog helps her continue to feel like a big part of their lives even though she’s half a world away.

  • For fifteen years, we had a beautiful Jack Russell terrier named Roxie. As she aged, my memories of her crazy young years faded, and I wish I’d kept a journal of some of the little everyday happenings. I can’t rectify that, but I can learn from my oversight. So this blog will document the lives of Cora, Dusty, and Hogan.
  • Over the years, I’ve gleaned much information about dogs, their care, and their training from other people’s blogs and from books. I’ve found that reading the real-life experiences of dog lovers provides both entertainment and education, depending on what I’ve googled. And I believe, having grown up with dogs and having had dogs all my adult life, I’ve learned a thing or two that might be useful to others.

And that’s why I write. I hope some of you reading will welcome a rescued dog into your home and into your heart.

 

 

7 Responses to Why I Blog about My Dogs

  • Ashley says:

    Hi there
    My boyfriend and recently adoted a dog from TAGS too! We met Mulligan (previous nae Thompson) a fell in love instantly.
    Your blogs make me smile, and I can relate to a few of your stories

    All the best,

    See you aroun the dog park!
    Ashley

    • Cathy says:

      Congratulations on your adoption of Mulligan, Ashley! I look forward to meeting you and him at the TAGS dog park (not this Saturday, though–we’re dragon boating for TAGS)!

  • Sandy Loney says:

    I am SO excited I found your blog!! I love it! We have both a rescued cat and a dog from Cozumel. Our cat, Cozumela, came home to Minnesota with us after we found her as a little kitten scared, hungry and alone on a very busy street on the island. Our dog, Layla was from the Humane Society. Layla had been at the shelter for nearly a year and no one had ever even looked at her. She’s been with us 13 months now. Layla has overcome alot of her fears, but we still have some “setbacks” once and awhile. ๐Ÿ™‚ My husband is now able to speak in almost his normal voice, and we haven’t had to call the carpet cleaners for a couple of months now. ๐Ÿ™‚ We also have a little JRT named Buzz who is the funniest, most energetic, and naughty little 12 year old dog in the area. Buzz and Layla have become great buddies and they both like to tease the cat. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for keeping your blog. I’ll look forward to your posts.

    • Cathy says:

      Hi, Sandy! It’s great to “know” a fellow harbourer of a Mexican pet! And I love hearing that Layla overcame a lot of her fears. Did you use any aids to help her relax? We’re hopeful Cora will overcome her fears. We still have a long way to go with her.

      And before these three, we had a JRT named Roxie (she was 15 when we had to say goodbye to her). I totally understand when you say “funniest, most energetic, and naughty little 12-year-old dog”! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for following our adventures with Cora, Dusty, and Hogan!

  • Sandy says:

    Hey Cathy. Layla hasn’t been on any type of drugs but I’m sure she would have qualified — especially the first 6 months. My husband has been an absolute saint with her. For some reason that we don’t know, she is terrified of tall men. My husband is 6’3”. He’s had to do a lot of crawling around on the floors, and speak in a high pitched voice for the last year. And, I routinely find doggie treats in his clothing pockets. ๐Ÿ™‚ His patience is paying off as Layla is making great progress the last month or so. It’s taken her a full year but she is much improved and more relaxed now.

  • Sandy says:

    Hey Cathy. Im sending you a U Tube video address. You MUST watch this; its fantastic!! You can find it on the Cozumel Humane Society Facebook page or at the U Tube link below. It’s called 4 Minutes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GdR0q8oqFAQ
    https://www.facebook.com/HumaneCozumel

    Enjoy!! It puts into photos why we do what we do! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sandy

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