Our dog Jenni is a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. The Wheaten was bred in Ireland for over 200 years to be an all-purpose farm dog. They share a common ancestry with the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Irish Terrier. In Ireland, they were commonly referred to as the "Poor Man's Wolfhound." The Wheaten was not recognized as a breed in Ireland until … Continue reading Ker-Plunk!

Kindness Serves the Souls of Strangers

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."   - Plato "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."   - Mark Twain "Offer kindness without reward knowing that someone will return that which you offered another."   - Henry Van Dyke "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for … Continue reading Kindness Serves the Souls of Strangers

We Think Alike, Our Pets and Us

I have reason to believe that dogs aren't aware of their size relative to the rest of the world. From the smallest breed to the largest there's an obvious contradiction: the smaller breeds are the yappyist as though their bark implies, "C'monr! I'll take y'all on! Me against 5 of you's . . ." and … Continue reading We Think Alike, Our Pets and Us