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Sharon
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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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.
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My canine muse is no longer under foot or snoring down the hall, but that doesn't mean she isn't working her magic by way of other people's dogs. Her presence is missed more than ever because now that the immediate... Continue reading
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NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Therapy dogs may improve the emotional well-being of some cancer patients, according to results of a clinical study, the first to document the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer patients. The research... Continue reading
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Pet loss isn't unique. How we manage it is. Losing my beloved dog hit me hard. It has thrown my writing life for a curve. She was my primary inspiration for topics, and motivation for striking up conversations. More than... Continue reading
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It may come as a surprise to you but some dogs aren't interested in being the center of attention. Reactive dogs like Teddy need their space. When she's ready, she'll seek you out. For a dog lover, it can be... Continue reading
I really love her goal of expanding people's awareness about how to live w/ dogs in harmony while also honoring their inherent dogginess.
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If you want to dive into life with an older dog, and find out why they rule, meet this week's adoptable senior shih tzu, Grohl. This rockstar dog is looking for his forever home! Grohl may be on the smaller... Continue reading
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From quiet parklets, to beautiful landscaped hillsides, whether you have a dog and you're out on a walk, or you're daydreaming about one, you'll come across wonderful murals like this one. Related articles Adoptable Senior Dog of the Week: Elmer... Continue reading
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Dog lovers know the answer! Every kid out there who has every yelled "shotgun!" while racing their older brothers to the car knows the answer. Every college student who drove home for the holidays knows the answer. If you are... Continue reading
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Mona Lisa is quite the masterpiece of a dog! Da Vinci himself couldn’t paint a dog with a better personality! Mona Lisa is a special senior dog that still has plenty of energy to burn. She’d love to go to... Continue reading
"How'd I live without a puppy before?" is the million dollar question isn't it, Molly...especially as you experience all the wonderful moments together, and feeling the trust grow is heaven on earth. Thanks for stopping to comment!
I can't tell you how many blurred photos we have of Cleo. I'm still grateful for digital photos so I don't waste money developing film of blurry faces.
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Dogs show us there is joy to be had from living in the moment. Your day, and whole life, can include uncertainty but find a sunny patch on the city sidewalk, and you might find yourself enjoying a moment. Something... Continue reading
I have a feeling I was overreacting a little...maybe I just need to believe that my time with Cleo meant as much to her as it did me, and that sentiment will never fit on a picture frame. Thanks AJ for your perspective!
What a sight that must have been Terry! I've seen a few Great Danes up close and it's always a surprise at how unaware they are of their size. Very sweet natured too. Thanks for taking the time to comment. -Sharon
This month, one of our favorite posts on the Grouchy Puppy Facebook wall had to be Mosley the greyhound having the best time playing in the snow, while wearing his Batman pajamas. Yep, Batman pjs. It got such a response... Continue reading
Thank you Sobaka, I'm relieved not be far off in my reaction. The reviews were such a surprise because I immediately thought the caption was thoughtless at the very least. I might be a little overreacting because this has been a hard time for us. It was tough to pull out Christmas decorations knowing Cleo's stuff was mixed in. We didn't get a tree until a few days...
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If you want a sweet man in your life, meet Walter. He's the perfect gentleman and an adoptable older shepherd. You'll fall in love with his warm heart and sweet manner. Walter is one of those special dogs that will... Continue reading
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Everybody benefits from spending time with dogs! This new Georgia program allows service dogs in training to get socialized by kids with autism, while giving these youngsters a chance to be positively influenced by a dog. From Today “It’s just... Continue reading
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How do people come up with creative street art that includes dogs? This one here was found while out walking in San Francisco. It wasn't hidden. It is simple in design and large enough to notice without feeling it was... Continue reading
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This holiday season has been rough because the loss of my sweet old dog is still fresh. We have delayed putting up any decorations that remind us of her, and we skipped putting up stockings all together because I can't... Continue reading