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Ear Infections, Bugs And The Cone Of Shame

How naive I was. I thought that once CJ was shaved, we could start from scratch in terms of grooming and, after a few months, would be able to trim her ourselves with no problems whatsoever. I forsaw a hassle-free … Continue reading

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CJ Gets A Close Shave: A Mat Too Far

There are benefits of having a hairy dog. They don’t moult, they are warm on a cold evening and they can double as a pillow. However when they like to play in rivers and mud, there is an unfortunate side-effect … Continue reading

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Loldogs: CJ Has Joined The Pack

Ah loldogs. The inevitable backlash to the domination of lolcats where an image or photograph of a cat is combined with idiosyncratic and grammatically incorrect text intended to cause great mirth. Let’s face it. Cats have had their time – now it is time for dogs to rise… … Continue reading

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Controlling The Rebellion With An Inflatable Shark

CJ is still going through a rebellious phase and as a result, Helen is going back into full on training mode. While things seem to be progressing well, there are still moments of full out defiance. A prime example of … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For Christmas… And Putting Antlers On The Dog

One of my main concerns about getting a dog was that Helen told me her family never had a Christmas Tree because their family dog used to eat it. Determined that CJ wasn’t going to ruin Christmas for me, I … Continue reading

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Dog Vs. Dog: CJ Vs. Ozzy – The Battle Of Bedminster

The weekend saw a visitor to our house in the form of young Ozzy Stocks – a Labrador puppy who had recently been taken in by some friends. As Ozzy had been indoors for the past three weeks (pending injections), he … Continue reading

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Teaching CJ The Important Things #1 – How To High-Five

While Helen is on top of all the important dog commands such as “Sit”, “Come”, “Lie Down” and all that other stuff, I thought I’d actually teach CJ something useful – how to high-five.

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