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Sharon
San Francisco
GrouchyPuppy® Founder and Publisher
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Not a bad idea especially if you head to the beach or lake
You know play for an older dog can be as beneficial in my book. You stimulate their minds and energetic engagement is always good. Cleo these days is all about whatever = treat. In the morning now she expects a treat *before* getting a good morning pet! Hahaha I do love the evolution of her personality.
I'm with you! They miss out on funny moments and often a surprise chuckle or three.
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Play with your old dog too! With a senior dog, if they are like our Cleo, play time means short bursts of cuddles, head bumps and belly rubs. We also "race" down the hall with the winner getting a treat... Continue reading
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In San Francisco, we live with earthquakes. The memories of past quakes, and the knowledge of future ones. That means having enough basic supplies, first aid and water for 72 hours - for everyone in the household including pets. This... Continue reading
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I love how expressive San Franciscans can be. Their clothes might match their dogs, their Victorian could have eight shades of paint, their bumper sport a sassy or saucy decal. How do you express your love for dogs or your... Continue reading
Lisa what speak of is so true and my goal will be able to see past Cleo's memory so that I can bring another into my life. Thank you for taking time to share your thoughtful words.
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Why adopt this week's sweet blended Shepherd dog from Muttville? Speaking from experience, you'll discover an older gal who appreciates a relaxed pace and quiet life. Meet Maybeline [...] Dear dear girl, Maybeline needs a warm retirement home. Maybeline was... Continue reading
I hope you're right Sobaka and that it's a universal truth about being a dog person. I always have so maybe my goal needs to be on learning to look at the greater good for both myself and future dogs. Thank you for your thoughtful words.
I think you're right Terry about love in different forms. Maybe at this stage I'm too caught up in my love for one dog, that it's hard to see past her face towards another. Thank you for taking time to comment. I appreciate your supportive words.
There are worse things to be guilty of, right? Besides, bet you guys look cute!
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#FlashbackFriday fun with this vintage photo of my mother showing one of our dogs in the obedience ring at a California dog show circa 1974. Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by email. Sign up... Continue reading
After seeing their cute faces together it's no wonder you kept Boca!
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When you fall in love with a dog, you can fall head over heels real quick or the love can grow slowly over time. When we adopted our dog, I didn't immediately fall in love. I was too busy evaluating... Continue reading
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Considering what some people will do to their dog so they are dressed alike, my changing sneakers so I matched Cleo's harness seems pretty benign, don't you think? Would you match your sneakers with your dog's harness? Do you buy... Continue reading
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Christie Keith is social media manager for The Shelter Pet Project, the first public service campaign promoting an animal welfare cause in the Ad Council's 60-year history. After reading her column on SFGate.com for years, I was excited to not... Continue reading
Isn't she a cutie Adrian?! As pretty as her name
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Why adopt this week's sweet tiny dog we're sharing from Muttville Senior Dog Rescue? Well, what is the one flower that always makes you smile when you look at it? This answer is Sunflower, who also happens to be a... Continue reading
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We wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day! Today will be a day spent with Cleo and the rest of our family in San Francisco. And as the sun goes down and the fireworks begin at Fisherman's Wharf, I... Continue reading
Every morning we ask a dog-related question on the Grouchy Puppy Facebook page. Recently we asked people how would they respond to someone who didn't believe having a senior dog in their life could be fun. Given how wonderful our... Continue reading
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Keeping our pets safe during the summer months means watching out for hazards like toxic herbicides on the grass, knowing the signs of heat stroke, avoiding discarded chicken bones from barbecues and protecting lost dogs fleeing from fireworks. With summer... Continue reading
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#AllLoveIsEqual Everyone knows this, and I believe dogs do too! In the case of my own senior dog Cleo, she knows love is love, just like all the Muttville mutts we share on these pages each week. An old dog... Continue reading
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This little Miniature Pincher is the sweetest thing and he's adoptable! Peter is the answer to the proverbial question, "who's your buddy?" Peter looks like a puppy but he’s much better behaved than any puppy we know! Senior dogs know... Continue reading
Great news! Louie got adopted this weekend. Yay! What a sweet guy.
Our dogs love riding shotgun with us but for their safety, especially during the summer months, take Cleo's advice and let them stay home. Post by Grouchy Puppy. Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by... Continue reading