I was born and raised in California, lived in Pennsylvania for several years, and have recently moved to Delaware. I have gone from being a teacher for 20 years to a blogger and now back to teaching but still blogging. I have a great dog named Simba. Simba is a German Shorthaired Pointer. Life with Simba is an adventure every day. I have had dogs my entire life but I have learned most about dogs living with Simba. German Shorthaired Pointers really do become your best friend. They become extremely attached and that is why they say they have the Velcro phenomenon. Simba now has a sister 8 years younger and her name is Gypsy.
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Dogs Living High on the Hog with These Budget-Friendly Tips

Pets bring us joy and companionship on a daily basis. They help us to worry less about the trivial things in life, they are quick to forgive, and they always have our backs. In short, they’re like royalty, and they should be treated as such, right? The thing is, so many luxury pet items on […]

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GSPs Singing Happy Birthday

This shelter in place has me losing it.  How can you say this is not precious?  I decided to upload the videos here for anyone who would like to use them to say happy birthday to a dog-lover they know.  Yes, my GSPs are bilingual so Simba is singing in English and Gypsy is singing […]

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German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP): All You Need to Know

Bred for long days in the wild, the GSPs are powerful, fast, agile and gritty. Typically, a GSP male weighs between 55 to 70 pounds with a height that ranges from 23 to 25 inches; females are a bit smaller. The coat is either solid reddish-brown (liver) or liver with distinctive white patterns. Their dark […]

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Music Therapy and Your Dog

I realized years ago that music really helped sooth Simba while I was gone.  Simba has always been a high anxiety pup with separation anxiety.  She tends to bark at any little noise coming from outside thinking that it may be that horrible, big, brown UPS monster.  For the life of me, I can’t figure […]

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Make Getting Your First Pet Even More Joyful with These Money-Saving Tips

by Penny Martin There are few things in life that can bring as much unmitigated joy as getting a new pet — and if that pet is your first one, then you’re in for a real treat. Taking care of a new dog can be tough and time-consuming, but the rewards of pet companionship outweigh […]