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Diary of a Dog Nut

This blog began in 2005 with a silly press release about my dingo, Maggie and her nemesis, Monsieur Le Pew.  When Maggie passed, I rescued the cracker, Loki. To say that I was over my head with a real working dog is an understatement. So I did what every new dog owner does when they are in over their heads with a busy dog. I adopted a second dog, a husky, to "keep him busy." I know, Internet, I know. I didn't actually make my life easier. Juno, the criminal, only gave me more work.  Life with the cracker and the criminal has been filled with adventures. These two have taught me more about life than any school, guru or self-help book. Juno wrote  masticated the book on crime and punishment, while the cracker polices her misdemeanors. Together, they drive me nuts. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Have Your Plucked your Husky Today?

If you're thinking of getting a Husky, you may want to think again!

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All's Fair in Love and Tug-of-War

Notice anything a little different on Wild Dingo? I can't pull the wool over your eyes Internet. It's a known fact I get bored easily with my designs, so I'll be featuring new mastheads every month. Don't worry, if you get nostalgic for the old ones,  just click to the category mastheads to the side […]

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Random Dog Tails

I wonder if I should get used to seeing things around my house chewed up now that I have a Siberian Husky. It seems while Juno was practicing downward dog the temptation of recycled rubber was too much for her to resist. She gave it the low rating of two small nibbles. To you and […]

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The Formosan Mountain Dog Channel

Apparently, it doesn’t take much for Formosan Mountain Dogs to find Loki on the ‘Net these days. Cosmo is this second to stumble upon the pages of my Formosan Mountain Dog wonder. Cosmo channeled his new Dad, George, to seek out Loki on the Web, so he can reach out and say “Woof” to his […]

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Alligator on a Leash

Loki’s back in school after his holiday break. Today, he surprised me with “mostly” good behavior. The trainer calls him the “alligator on a leash.” I can't imagine why. Maybe because our classes used to go a little like this:

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Building Web Sites One Nap at a Time

  First masthead for the 2009 design. It was a no-brainer. These two are too cute for words. Loki looks like he's being sweet, but what's really going on in his head is "I own you sugar cube!"

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Juno Graduates--Gets a Part Time Job

It’s every parent’s dream to have their child go to school, graduate and go to work. I’m lucky enough to have adopted Juno, a dog no-less, only 4 months ago and already she’s a school graduate and working her first job. Juno finished basic obedience, received her ABC certification (A Behaved Canine), and completed a […]

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Unloading Loki

Confession: I have a naughty dog. There. I wrote it. He's not randomly aggressive toward people or children. In fact, he’s friendly to people. He’s not even food possessive/aggressive. It took him two nights to learn that he is never to even look at Juno when she's eating. He has two choices when he's finished: look at me […]

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Seven Year Itch

Some say wool or copper is the traditional gift for a 7th year wedding anniversary. Mr. Wild Dingo prefers to make his own tradition and gave me air for our 7 years of marriage. The Ryobi Cordless Leaf Blower, makes my life a “breeze.” And sadly, I’m bit addicted to my new toy.

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A Husky Ate My Mini

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I mean, I did have dingo once. And you know what they eat. So now I have a dog that eats cars. As long as she doesn’t move onto eatin’ bars and guitars, I don’t think we’ll have to worry about husky rapture. To be honest, I’m more bummed […]

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