Goodbye Nikki

Nearly 13 years ago, we gave into Annie's pleas for a dog.   For all those years, he seemed invincible, immune from aging with all his energy and good health. But, all that changed about six months ago as he started to puzzle us with new behaviors.  We didn't view any of his symptoms as particularly serious until the past month when we noticed a steady pattern of changes and physical deterioration. When we took him to the beach a few weeks ago, he seemed like a troubled, … [Read more...]

Dog Whisperer Mojo

Now that we have work to do in North Carolina to get a beach house ready to rent, we have a little Nikki conundrum.   He's not a good passenger in the car.   I prefer passengers who can sit still, not drool on my seats, and not hang their heads out of my windows with their tongues and ears flapping in the breeze.   When I take Nikki to the dog groomers or the vet, I always put him in the back seat. He immediately steps on the window button, sticks his head … [Read more...]