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The Bad Dog Blues

Troubleshooting the family dog’s problem behaviors can completely derail your thoughts, time, and budget.

In fact, I had a whole different blog post planned for today, but I just couldn’t find the words.

I can't think straight because my dog has just started chewing up shoes, papers, Legos, and the occasional headlamp.

She’s in her second round of obedience training and we’ve already worked though house training, pulling on the leash, nipping, whining, and running away. I thought she was happy and had finally settled down. So this new bout of destructive chewing has me at a loss.

Where can a pet owner turn when Rover won’t behave? (or in my case, a beautiful 60-pound Collie mix named Arcee) 

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Books That Go Bump in the Night

I have loved horror stories since I was a little monster.

I cut my baby fangs on R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books before ripping through the stories of Shirley Jackson and H.P. Lovecraft. I murdered most of Dean R. Koontz's novels before devouring all the works of Stephen King.

Like a ravenous vampire, I'm always thirsting for more, and I lap up horror stories like, well, like a small pool of blood collecting in the hollow of a throat.

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