Author Archives: Jeremiah Sanchez

Kirby the Protector – A Tale of Chihuahua Heroism

Kirby the Protector

This is a story of untold (if foolish) bravery. Since the day we brought him home a little more than two years ago, Kirby, my rescue Chihuahua has been very protective of both my wife and I. We believe that he has seen more than his fair share of domestic violence in his time here […]

Hoodwinked – Our Adoption Story

Hoodwinked - Our Adoption Story

“Kirby is the punk of the shelter.” That’s what the volunteer at the Nevada Humane Society told us as we visited with this adorably vocal and desperate-to-be-adopted Chihuahua. But Kirby didn’t seem like a punk to us at all. In fact, he seemed just the opposite. When the volunteer brought him to our visiting room, […]

My Dog Won’t Stop Licking His Butt (A Dog Owner’s Conundrum)

kirby not licking butt

It started a few days ago… Kirby, my punk Chihuahua, started incessantly licking his ass. Morning, noon, and night butt licking. On the first day, I thought maybe he just had a tickle in his bum. Maybe he swallowed one of my wife’s long black hairs and he was trying to get it out. I […]

Pet Obesity, Facts, and What to Do About It

Pet Obesity, Facts, and What to Do About It

It always breaks our hearts when we see overweight or obese dogs. In our eyes, it constitutes pure neglect. In their survey, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention reports that in 2016, 54% of dogs were overweight or obese. (1) Not surprising considering that according to the CDC, more than 36.5% of American adults are […]

Video Review: Nutro Crunchy Treats with Real Peanut Butter

Nutro Crunchy Treats for Dogs

This is another video review for dog treats and in this video, Bella and Jasper try out Nutro Crunchy Treats with Real Peanut Butter. They both give the Two Paws Up Seal of Approval! These Nutro Crunchy Treats are perfect for taking a pocketful of treats out with you to the park or for walks. […]

Review – Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder Food Dish for Dogs

Slo Bowl by Kyjen

When Jasper met Elvis (Little Buddy) several years ago and they suddenly had to share living and eating space, Jasper became paranoid that he wouldn’t get enough food. It wasn’t that Elvis was eating Jasper’s food, he (Jasper) was just afraid he would. So Jasper started vacuuming his food down like a Dyson ™. It’s […]

Puppy Love

Bella and Jasper Napping

Today I am writing about love. Specifically I am writing about the things we do for those we love, without asking for or needing anything in return. More specifically, I’m talking about puppy love and all the things we do for those furry companions of ours, those animals over which we hold dominion and responsibility […]

Bella’s Tips for Toy Breed Dog Owners

Bella hiding in the grass as a puppy.

Bella’s Tips From the Small Side. So you’ve gotten or are thinking about getting yourself a toy breed dog like a Yorkie, Pug, Pomeranian, or another adorable toy breed. These are a few tips to help you and your canine companion get along like best buds. First thing’s first. Though toy breed dogs are small, […]

Think You’re Cut Out to Be a Dog Owner?

dog owner

Having a pet can be one of  life’s biggest joys. Could your companion be of the furry four-legged variety? Answer these questions and you’ll be a little closer to knowing whether a dog will be a good fit for your current lifestyle or not.   Are you ready for one of the biggest commitments of your […]