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Preparing Your Home and Family for a Dog

Preparing Your Home and Family for a Dog

In a few weeks, our family is getting a dog! Now that we’ve determined that our family is ready for a pet using this checklist, we are so excited to welcome our newest family member. ...

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Ways to Prepare Dogs for a New Baby: Part 2

Ways to Prepare Dogs for a New Baby: Part 2

Now that our baby is due to arrive in just a few short months, I thought I’d check back in with an update on our progress in preparing our dogs for the baby’s arrival. Here are ...

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Is Your Family Ready for a New Pet?

Is Your Family Ready for a New Pet?

If you asked me this question, my off-the-cuff response would be an emphatic “Yes!” When I stop to think about it, however, I wonder if my family really is ready for a new pet. We ...

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Ways to Prepare Dogs for a New Baby

Ways to Prepare Dogs for a New Baby

My husband and I are definitely dog people and we have always considered our two dogs, TicTac and Luna, to be an important part of our family. Now that my husband and I are expecting ...

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Moving and Home Renovation Tips for Families

Moving and Home Renovation Tips for Families

We recently sold our condo and purchased and moved into our new house. Our new home is definitely a ‘fixer-upper’ so the project list is long and we are slow to unpack. Though the whole ordeal hasn’t been ...

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Helping Your Child When a Pet Dies

Helping Your Child When a Pet Dies

I was recently reminded of the special bond between pets and children, one that persists even after the pet dies. When we lost our family dog almost three years ago, we dedicated a special “Winston ...

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The Family Dog: His Evolving Role

The Family Dog: His Evolving Role

We have a dog. Did any of you even know that? I’m not sure I’ve mentioned him much. With all the priorities we are juggling these days, he seeems to be the most neglected member of ...

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How to Prepare Pets for a New Baby

How to Prepare Pets for a New Baby

Ok, I admit it…my husband and I are ‘those’ dog owners. We have two boxers, Cora and Captain, that we treat like humans. Cora and Captain get the best of everything; they dress up every ...

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The Family Dog: Are We Ready for a Pet?

The Family Dog: Are We Ready for a Pet?

Growing up, I didn’t have a pet. I spent my childhood mostly in fear of dogs – afraid they would bite me or jump on me or something else I didn’t even think possible given ...

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When Pets are Sick: A Lesson from an Old Dog

When Pets are Sick: A Lesson from an Old Dog

I was organizing my home office recently when I happened upon one of those random books that always seem to collect on office bookshelves. You know the inspiration books you get as gifts, flip through ...

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