My perfect companions.. Read more
Pamper Perks Read more
Orphan – should you bring one home? Read more
Kids and Dogs – Do they mix ? Read more
Is it ok to be jealous? Read more
What’s your Inspiration? Read more
Habits – hard to break Read more
Gracious – defined as: pleasantly kind, benevolent, and courteous. Read more
Economics of Dog Ownership – how does it add up? Read more
Fetch – no thank you. Read more
How do you define your Dog? Read more
‘Come’ when called – the most important command you can
teach your dog. Read more
Do you have a Bucket List for your dog? Read more
Aging Dogs require special care Read more
My follow up post from the
2015 BlogPaws© Conference
To truly make a change in Mia’s life, I had to be willing to
make a change in mine. Read more
I like to call her
Mia 2.0 Read more
2 dogs, 2 distinct personalities. Read more
Mia has always been reactive on a leash.
It was my mistake to accept this behavior.
A multi-state move – new beginnings – a new home – oh my! Read more
Look – over there! Our new vet! Read more
Looking for a new vet is a daunting task. Our first experience was not a good one. Read more
Mia snores. I know this, because as I lay awake at night, I hear her. Read more
Where in the world have the Ruff Talk Girls been? Read more
Max, the much anticipated movie,
especially for dog lovers,
is in theatres Friday June 26. Read more
May is my Make It Happen Month!
Bringing home a dog is an important decision; where you bring it FROM is just as important.
Ruff Talk is an advocate for the overall health and well being of ALL dogs. We are proud to be a part of Puppy Mill Action Week. Please visit The Puppy Mill Project website and get the facts about puppy mills. Guaranteed you will learn something about puppy mill operations.… Read more
Maxie will be 14 in June and Mia was 7 in April –
but they are still Young at Heart!
Did you know there were X-games for dogs?
The men and women who serve for our country are truly heroic Warriors.
My Vet – the best care for my best friends!
Uniting with other bloggers can be inspirational, spark creativity and provide your readers with different points of view. Read more
From the tip of their nose to the tip of their Tail –
dogs are always trying to tell us something!
When you and your dog are both Seniors,
you have a lot in common…
I love to talk about my dogs. You know those parents that share multiple photos of their little ones at the water cooler, or always have a ‘cute ‘ story about something their toddler did? I am that person about my dogs. I can tell a story anywhere, anytime about my dogs. To me, they are entertaining, humorous and engaging.
We all have our quirks – but what about our dogs?
Dog owners know the proof is in the poop.
Obedience Training – there’s as many schools of thoughts as there are dogs!
A dog’s nose is an amazing thing!
We’re participating in the A to Z Challenge all through the month of April. We’re more than half way through at this point, and we have missed posting a couple of times on the designated day. But you know what?- that’s ok. Because we are pushing on and determined to… Read more
Meet Maxie and Mia – the Ruff Talk Girls!
There’s a lot of Little things my dogs do that make me smile..
Today’s post is Kibble – bits of information about dog ownership
Design woes? Writer’s block? – Join a group to keep you going!
My dogs are my everyday heroes!
I decided it was time to groom my own dogs Read more
Give much thought to your dog’s Fur ?- Me neither!
Your dog’s ears are their own unique radar that can alert them to an unfamiliar knock at the door or that distinct sound of the jingle of a set of keys that signals our arrival home.
Imagine if you NEVER brushed your teeth…
There’s nothing better than
a Cuddle with our best friend!
Our dog’s bark relays a message – and that can be anything from signaling fear, danger, or that a squirrel has decided to run across the yard
Agility Training is a great way to bond with your dog.
It’s great if you can get to the BlogPaws Conference –
but its ok if you stay home too…
Our dogs are significant to us for so many reasons, not the least of which is the name we choose for them.
Snow Much Fun!
We were spoiled today with a fun walk
through a fresh snowfall!
Thank you to everyone that visited our website/blog in 2014. It was a year of change for us here at Ruff Talk, and we are excited to see what 2015 will bring. We look forward to more blogging, perfecting our website design and most of all enjoying visits from all… Read more
2-22-15 Enjoy Walking the Dog Day by getting outside with your four-legged best friend! Winter doesn’t seem to want to end in the Midwest but we’re tougher than the weather.(well, most days anyway) Read more
Appointment calendars, editorial calendars,
planning calendars…have you ever thought of
a Fitness Calendar for your dog?
Join in the Wordless Wednesday
BlogPaws Blog Hop!
Today is National Hugging Day!
It’s National ‘Dress Up Your Pet Day’ –
see what the Ruff Girls prefer:
1-7-15 Enjoy our 2014 Holiday Remix I DO NOT know how that happened! We love new toys! Hey, that’s mine! We hope your holidays were Merry & Bright! Read more
Years ago I read a phenomenal book titled
“The New Work of Dogs” by Jon Katz.
It is a tribute and inspiring look into how dogs
enrich our lives.
If you have read this book, you know exactly what I am talking about. Read more
My neighbor’s dogs are outside ALOT. I know this because I often hear them barking at 2 a.m. My first thought is always, “why are they outside now?” I can’t help but feel bad for them. Read more
I love the tagline under my vet’s clinic name:
it reads, “your ‘OTHER’ family doctor”. Read more
The weather is frosty here in the Midwest. Our first snow a day ago has left the ground a blanket of white and the air has a serrated bite to it. Not to be deterred, the Ruff Girls and I bundled up this afternoon and headed outside to enjoy this early winter. Read more
Look how much fun the Ruff Girls had today!
Have you been lax when it comes to brushing their teeth? (yes, I have).
Do you think it’s ok to skip annual visits to your vet as long as your dog appears to be feeling well? (the key word here is “appears”). Read more
Have you ever thought about your dog’s personality? Defining it can go a long way in fulfilling your dog’s needs.
Not long ago an enjoyable weekend came to its inevitable end. It was filled with great food, fun, (even though the weather didn’t want to totally cooperate) and most importantly lots of time with family! Read more
Can it be Fall already? Warm days, cool nights; a real feast for the senses!
The summer season is in full swing – and that brings lots of time together with our beloved dogs.
It had been a very very long night. An unexpected emergency room visit turned into a 6 hour long drill of tests, doctor consults, more tests and finally a diagnosis. Read more
Have you had one of ‘those’ days at work?