Coconut Adventures

To Err Is Human

My dog loves me. No, he really, really loves me. I am his person. He likes Gary quite a bit. And Gary has been good about walking Coconut since I started spending each morning at the computer writing pithy articles and writing dog bios. But given his druthers, which is a really odd word, Coconut [...]

To Err Is Human2019-04-07T08:33:03-06:00

National Pet ID Week

April 14–20: National Pet ID Week! Today is the kickoff for National Pet ID Week. The numbers vary depending upon the study, but in America, over ten million pets go missing or are stolen each year. Let that sink in. 10,000,000. It seems even worse when written out in number form. Coconut is a runner. [...]

National Pet ID Week2019-04-11T09:07:58-06:00

Let’s Get a Second Dog!

I have the worst job in the world. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do and I sincerely love helping to find homes for our dogs. Building this community, planning and executing events, and writing grants seem to be what I was born to do. Maybe it’s growing up Catholic, but seeing dogs [...]

Let’s Get a Second Dog!2019-04-09T14:29:03-06:00

The Name Game

Contrary to what most people think I grew up in Kansas. We lived in a primarily African American neighborhood with a smattering of similarly poor and struggling faces of varying races.   I hated my name. Really hated it. I didn’t care about my brothers’ names because girls are different than boys and I didn’t [...]

The Name Game2019-04-09T17:19:07-06:00

Spring Fever

Until I got a dog spring fever meant baseball, my father’s favorite sport. He was a Kansas City Chiefs fan and never walked away from a pick-up or league game he didn’t love and usually won. To this day I hate baseball because of one too many days of sitting in the hard stands in [...]

Spring Fever2019-04-07T07:27:57-06:00

Sorry, Charlie

Today is National Sorry Charlie Day. Some of you are old enough to remember Charlie, the cartoon mascot and spokes-tuna for the StarKist® brand. Charlie believed that he was so hip and cultured, that he had "good taste," and he was the perfect tuna for StarKist®. In another commercial, Charlie insists “I’ve got plenty of [...]

Sorry, Charlie2019-04-06T06:37:12-06:00

Go For Broke and Get a Dog!

Yesterday was National Go For Broke Day and you know what that means? It means to throw caution to the wind and get a dog! Or two or three.   When I was 20 I went to Europe for an entire summer. My first stop to was to see my friend Gisella in Hamburg. She [...]

Go For Broke and Get a Dog!2019-04-05T09:12:44-06:00

Well Worth The Effort

When my kids were about 8 and 10 we got a puppy. That puppy was the cutest little thing ever. He was a Goldendoodle before that was a breed. My kids got him from an oops litter their friend Sean's mother was trying to give away. There were at least 6 or even 8 as [...]

Well Worth The Effort2019-04-05T08:23:59-06:00

She’s Good For Loving You.

Yesterday was a good day. The flurries were just enough to look at and cheer that they weren’t going to stick and create the sort of havoc we endured for the last four months. It was still nippy, but the hope of warmth along with the trill of the robin I heard in the yard [...]

She’s Good For Loving You.2019-04-04T09:15:12-06:00

Endless Love

It’s here! National Pet Month! We know a pet is not just a dog but for us, at NEW PAWSibilities it’s all dogs all the time!   According to a recent American Pet Products Association survey, pet ownership stands at 68% of all U.S. households with dog ownership taking the lead at 48% and cats [...]

Endless Love2019-04-02T08:09:24-06:00