Dog Sneezing – Allergies? Worth a Vet Visit?

Sacha’s Diary – October 20, 2016

Go Cubs Go!

Go Cubs Go!

Dear Diary,

So…I’ve been sneezing a lot these last few days. And really, I don’t know why. I don’t feel bad and I seem to have all my energy. I’m eating my dog food, drinking my water, and everybody keeps telling me my poops are good; though I am a good pooper 🙂

But for whatever reason, I’ve been sneezing like a sneeze farm lately. Daddy didn’t seem to be too worried about it. He thinks I might have an allergy or something. It’s been really warm here in Chicago and we haven’t had a frost or anything like that yet. So any kind of dust or pollen that can make you sneeze is still out in the air. Continue reading

Cancer in Dogs – Chemotherapy – Ramius’s Journey Part VI

Cancer in Dogs – A Retrospective of our Beloved Samoyed Ramius’s Battle with Cancer

In This Entry – Chemotherapy

Ramius chillin'. Chemotherapy? No problem...

Ramius chillin’. Chemotherapy? No problem…

Thank you for reading our continuing series about cancer in dogs, and our beloved Samoyed Ramius’s long journey with the disease, which started in the summer of 2014 and lasted until he passed away in January, 2016.

Hope you’ve been enjoying our series so far. When we last left you in Part V, we discussed Ramius’s Radiation Treatments. Today I want to talk about his chemotherapy sessions. Chemotherapy is a very scary word right? You don’t want to hear that your pet (or you) will have to go through something like that.

But if you’ve been reading along in the series, you already know we knew this would be the next step. After Ramius had successfully completed his 20 (yes 20!) radiation treatments, chemotherapy was to follow.

Side Effects

One of the big questions you’ll probably have if your Samoyed, or whatever kind of dog you have, is diagnosed with cancer and has to undergo chemotherapy will probably involve the side effects. We probably all know about the side effects chemo has in humans, and we wonder how, or if, it will affect our pooch. Continue reading

Cubs Woo! Cubs Woo! Cubs Woo! – Cubs Up 2-0 in NLDS

Cubs Giants NLDS Game 2 Recap – Sacha’s Diary October 10, 2016

Cubs #FlyTheW Last Night!

Cubs #FlyTheW Last Night!

Dear Diary,

Okay, truth be told I celebrated a little too much after the Cubs victory Saturday night and was too tired yesterday to do my recap. I believe you humans call it being ‘hungover’ or something like that. Well that’s what happened to me. Who knew you could get hungover on my Grandmas Homemade Dog Biscuits but there you go! 🙂
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Cubs Take 1-0 Lead in NLDS – Sacha Recaps the Game

Cubs Giants NLDS Game 1 Recap – Sacha’s Diary October 8, 2016

Cubs #FlyTheW Last Night!

Cubs #FlyTheW Last Night!

Dear Diary,

Wow, that was some game last night amirite?! A real claw biter if I ever saw one! The Cubs now have a 1-0 lead in the NLDS and will take the field against the Giants tonight at Wrigley Field for game 2. Last night, we were all together watching the game at home. But tonight, mommy and daddy are going to the game. Time for me to get out the dog biscuits and watch the Cubs on the HDTV. 🙂
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Cubs Playoffs Begin – Time to FlyTheW

Sacha’s Diary, October 7, 2016



Dear Diary,

I’m so excited today I can hardly stand it!! Tonight, the Cubs open up the NLDS series at home against the San Francisco Giants. I cannot wait to watch the game!

My mommy and daddy live pretty close to Wrigley Field and they have season tickets. Which is good for them but sucks me because I don’t get to go to the games. Ever since that whole billy goat thing happened, the Cubs seem rather reluctant to let animals in the park. It’s okay, I get it. Continue reading

FetchFind Review – The Place for Pet Pros

Chicago Based Digital Company is Perfect for Pet Professionals


Today I want to talk to you about one of the coolest young companies I know, called FetchFind. In a nutshell, FetchFind is an online marketplace for pet businesses and professionals.

In other words, if you’re a pet professional looking for a job , you should go to FetchFind. Or if you own a business in the pet industry and need to find employees, you should go to FetchFind as well. Continue reading

Thought Processes of Dogs – Cutting Edge Research Center Opens to Study

The Canine Cognition Center Open at the University of Arizona

I ran across an article this morning about the University of Arizona opening a new research center to help understand the canine mind, specifically their thoughts and behaviors. Understanding the thought processes of dogs sounds like a pretty amazing idea and I’m sure they’ll learn some very cool things.

Pretty Sure Sacha is Thinking About a Bone

Pretty Sure Sacha is Thinking About a Bone

The thoughts that my Samoyeds have is something I’ve been trying to figure out for a long time. I’m sure this crosses the mind of most dog owners from time to time. Fortunately for readers of this blog, we have Sacha’s Diary to help give us an insight into the canine mind. Well, at least Sacha’s canine mind. 🙂 To read his latest diary entry, just click here.

It’ll be interesting to read about what kind of findings the new center at the University of Arizona reveals.

Until then, just stay tuned to this blog. 🙂


Dog Diapers – Puppy Pads that are Good for Dogs with Incontinence

Dog Diapers – Ramius’s Favorite Brand 

If you’ve been reading our retrospective series about Ramius’s fight with cancer, you’ve seen how bravely he dealt with radiation treatments. One of the side effects though was that he had “Juicy Booty,” meaning his poop was soft and would tend to leak out.

Which in the grand scheme of things really isn’t that big of a deal. But, you’ll want some sort of a diaper for your pooch to keep your house and car clean. Along with your pup of course. Continue reading

Funny Dog Video – Sacha Howling at Fire Truck

Sacha Loves Talking to Passing Emergency Vehicles

Thought we’d have a little fun on a Friday and share a video of my Samoyed Sacha howling at the sound of a siren from a passing fire tuck. Sacha loves howling at sirens, even in the house. If the windows are open and an ambulance drives by or something, there goes Sacha howling at him through the window. It’s so cute.

It was a windy day (we do live in the Windy City after all), so pardon the wind noise. But with that said, I now present to you, “Sacha and the Siren.”

Rescue Dog Affirmed at Rapscallion to the Rescue Needs New Home – Attention Florida Readers!

Black Lab Needs New Home After Owner Slain

I was reading this incredible story today about an elderly dog named Affirmed in need of a new home. Please click on this link for the full details, but this story is so heart wrenching I needed to share it with my readers.

In short, a 15-year old black lab, named Affirmed, needs to find a new home after his 81-year old owner died after being violently beaten at his home during a robbery attempt.

I know right?! Absolutely horrific story! The poor man.

Fortunately for Affirmed, he is being taken care of at an animal shelter called Rapscallion to the Rescue in Levy County, Florida until a new home can be found for him.

Affirmed is said be very sweet and he must be so confused and sad, the poor thing. Let’s try to give him a happy ending at least! To learn more about how to adopt Affirmed, please visit Rapscallion to the Rescue.

Please spread the word to anyone you know in Florida who may be able to help!

Thank you!