This is Sharon's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Sharon's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Sharon
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
Recent Activity
Image
Being huge Loretta Lynn fans, this week we had to help the most sweetly quiet adoptable beagle find her new family. Fall in love with darling Loretta [...] Darling little beagle girl, Loretta, is such an easy keeper! and a... Continue reading
They are Jackie! I'm not sure what their secret is, but I fall in love dogs every day...people not so much :-)
Image
Where do dog lovers go on vacation? They hang out in Monterey with sea dogs! Continue reading
Image
Joan Rivers is quoted as saying, "Dogs are easier to love than people" and for many of us this is the truth. Dogs don't judge us. They will often willingly go the extra mile to make us happy or laugh.... Continue reading
Image
Look at this cute guy who just arrived from the Van Nuys airport. This happy senior golden retriever even had a crowd of admirers send him off. Well, he's a Bay Area dog now and adoptable! Aspen is very much... Continue reading
Image
It would be nice to have a current photo with my old dog. We have so few together that a month ago it seemed like a good idea to embrace the selfie trend. #SelfieFail After hundreds, but probably closer to... Continue reading
Image
When you live in a big city like San Francisco, with a big old dog like we do, it's been a mission of ours to win over our neighbors. We want them to know that we care about them and... Continue reading
Me too! I've watched Cleo crawl like that to show deference to an older dog we were visiting. But these two looked to me like they were promised cookies at the end.
Having my own Shepherd-Husky dog, this viral video of crawling Huskies had me chuckling (or are they Malamutes?). Why? Because I've seen how good she is at crawling like a baby, towards a treat two inches from her snout. Silly... Continue reading
Image
Love a good bargain? Swoon over sweet senior dogs? Need cute dog stuff for fall? It's your lucky day if you live in or near San Francisco! If you don't, that's okay too. Scroll down for special online info! THURSDAY,... Continue reading
Image
Hiding from bath time is what dogs do best. They'll crawl under the bed, hide behind the couch, slink underneath a shrub, if it means getting out of a nice, warm, sudsy bath to wash away the stink and grime... Continue reading
Image
Any dog lover worth their salt knows that Labradors are ruthless, especially the older ones like Otis here. Look at this face! He knows fully well just how adorable he is and he will not hesitate to use his charm... Continue reading
Image
Remember Me Thursday™ is a day to remember the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives before they found a family by lighting a virtual candle or attending a Remember Me Thursday candle ceremony. By lighting a candle on... Continue reading
Image
Discover for yourself why senior dogs rule. Today is National Grandparents Day. Honor your favorite grandparent by visiting your local shelter or humane society, then consider fostering or adopting one of the older dogs who still have a lifetime of... Continue reading
Joan Rivers is right! From day 1, to day 3,225, our sweet dog has shown us how grateful she is that we brought her home from the San Francisco SPCA. #MUTTScomics remembering the great Joan Rivers today. #RIPJoanRivers pic.twitter.com/d1fj5Nz0K4— MUTTScomics... Continue reading
Image
If we let her, our dog would happily help with the composting, but if there ever was an upside to having a senior dog, it's that at thirteen, our Cleo is no longer able to counter surf. We can leave a milk carton filled with food scraps in the sink without fear that she'll leap up and sneak it off to the bedroom for an afternoon snack. Continue reading
Image
What is it about dogs and their ability to love, and their willingness to trust, especially older dogs who've known what life can be like? If you want to understand better what I'm talking about, meet Clarice [...] Clarice is... Continue reading
UPDATE: After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, Casey 2477 is living life to the fullest in Muttville's “Fospice” (Foster-Hospice) Program, under which one of their special foster families has provided her with a loving home and the very best possible end-of-life care. Please wish Casey 2477 well! And visit their GIVE page to add your support for all the dogs that benefit from Muttville’s loving care.
Thank you, you've made me glad that I've opened up about my experiences. It's hard to share personal details and thoughts but I know that is the only way to get feedback, and I appreciate how constructive yours is. Your postscript reminds me of that moment when we saw Cleo in her room with her noisy roommate. I think my husband connected with her immediately, and felt that she chose him, while I saw her expression as wary. She wasn't afraid. I believe she was telling me "okay, it's a two-way street here but I'll give you a chance."
Image
In 2002, Family Dog Rescue’s founder Angela Padilla was diagnosed with a very aggressive, high-risk case of breast cancer. Angela’s two rescued dogs became her devoted caretakers. Family Dog Rescue's Cancerversary: Angela's Story Angela had rescued Mollie and Hooch from... Continue reading
Image
It's hard to believe she was surrendered to a shelter. When I look at my dog today, it feels like we were given an unexpected gift from the San Francisco SPCA all those years ago. I didn't expect to find... Continue reading
Image
This holiday is every day at our house but August 26, 2014 is officially National Dog Day and we're spending it with our favorite senior dog Cleo! How will you celebrate? An extra meaty bone or maybe if you've an... Continue reading
Image
There are some older dogs out there who remind me of my grandfather in the most wonderful way. Grey and white hair with the loving thoughtful gaze of someone who knows what life is all about. This is how I'd... Continue reading
Image
Some people and animal welfare groups will position dog adoption as "saving a life" and on one hand, that is true, but should it be the sole reason you choose to have a dog? Not for me. Bringing a dog... Continue reading