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Sharon Castellanos
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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Watch this older Labrador Retriever very sweetly walk a dachshund on a snowy trail. Dogs are amazing creatures. I love their little dog friend in the pink sweater who is keeping a close eye and ear on the videographer. Have... Continue reading
Hmmm maybe start with your local rescue :-) Good luck!!!
What a fascinating story, thank you for sharing! I hadn't thought of deafness canceling out his caution but it makes sense. With Cleo's blindness, she became more physically close to us, allowing us to touch her for longer periods of time. I admit that I loved that because she was always so independent and determined to manage how we interacted with her. It is incredible how dogs are at managing and adjusting to their circumstances. Thank you so much for taking time to join in these posts!
I hope you're right because like you, I think we're past having antiquated laws on the books that don't acknowledge how far we've evolved in our view and care of dogs.
I was glad to read this story too. Knowing the love and bond they shared, it really is inspiring when you think about it.
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PJ is a handsome Yorkie mix who would love to be your newest BFF! He may be considered a senior dog, but this spunky guy isn’t ready to slow down any time soon! This lovebug gets along well with both... Continue reading
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The time has come for every state to let go of defining dogs as property. Remember that scene in When Harry Met Sally, when Carrie Fisher is fighting with Bruno Kirby over a wagon wheel coffee table? That ugly table... Continue reading
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Who else remembers the beautiful photo of Schoep, the grey muzzled Shepherd and senior dog, being lovingly cradled by his person while floating in Lake Superior, hoping to alleviate some of his arthritic pain? John Unger's story touched people everywhere,... Continue reading
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While visiting my 82 year old father recently, he said naps were his favorite thing to do these days. I thought about that and remembered my love of power napping in college. Who else loves naps besides 82 year olds?... Continue reading
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Max the Pomeranian is outrageously adorable. People always ask if Max is a puppy when we think he's eleven. Max-a-million is friendly with everyone. He is always happy. He has all the great qualities of a young dog who likes... Continue reading
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Four years ago I heard about diabetic alert dogs from Dee Bogetti. I knew how common it was for dogs to be diagnosed with Cushing's disease, but until my dog's own diagnosis, I really had no idea dogs could many... Continue reading
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Gracie girl is a little Chihuahua full of love and personality. Her past may be a mystery, her present has a sweetness to it. Gracie's future will show she'll be a terrific companion to anyone! Gracie has a bit of... Continue reading
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Happy Valentine's Day to all the dogs we love, starting with our first love, Snoopy... Have the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered to you! Subscribe here Continue reading
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The story of pleasant animals? In a notebook? Yep, that would definitely make studying enjoyable. Have the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered to you! Subscribe here Related articles Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Mona Lisa! Resetting your... Continue reading
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Last weekend, my husband and I were walking in Napa before breakfast. As we passed by the fairgrounds, I slowed down to watch a man slowly walking by the entrance with his pair of Shelties. They were beautiful dogs and... Continue reading
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Marcel is quite the gentleman! He loves people and is easy to handle, and also gets along very well with other dogs. Marcel has a gentle soul and a heart of gold. He likes to cuddle, loves to be pet... Continue reading
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While San Francisco may be chilly and wet, causing many dogs to hide under the blankets rather than face a wet butt and soggy feet outside, much of the country is freezing with heavy snowfall. The ASPCA has created an... Continue reading
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We've found funny dog names that could be real. Celebrities aren't the only ones to use unorthodox names like Moon Unit Zappa, or Pilot Inspektor. Have the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered to you! Subscribe here Related articles Discover why senior... Continue reading
Education is so important these days! Spay/Neuter can help reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats everywhere. Thanks for taking time to comment.
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Fall in love with this adorable senior Bichon Frise, Curly Q. She's an adoptable snuggle and all-around sweetheart. They don’t get much sweeter than miss Curly Q! She’s an absolute doll to be around. She’s affectionate, great with dogs and... Continue reading
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Haute Dog SF, the most posh canine runway fashion show in San Francisco returns Friday, February 6 at the San Francisco Design Center. Last year’s sold out event attracted more than 600 dog, design and fashion fans and raised more... Continue reading
Thank you Gretchen. You and Sobaka are persuasive and I appreciate your thoughtful words. It is so nice to know you feel Cleo's presence in the words and stories I share through Grouchy Puppy. Together we can help elevate conversations about senior dogs, and dog adoption! Thank you for your frequent comments and contributions on our Facebook wall too. All the best, Sharon
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The best alternative to watching a boring Super Bowl is back! Tune into the Animal Planet for an adorable pile of adoptable puppies storming the gridiron in Puppy Bowl XI on February 1, 3 p.m.. From Entertainment Weekly's Popwatch: The... Continue reading
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Meet a living valentine. This adoptable older toy poodle will make the perfect companion and snuggle buddy. Teddy is back at Muttville! His past guardian is moving overseas and he can’t take him on this journey. No worries cause we’re... Continue reading
You always have the best comments Sobaka, thank you! It's funny you suggest walking dogs because my friends at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue recently suggested I might enjoy coming to their weekend events to snuggle up with a dog or three for an hour. Not having Cleo steer the course of my day is tough but I'm forever grateful for the dogs I encounter each day who just do, what they do, love us and let us love them.