Rhapsody in Bloo

A dogumentary of my life with my hooman


Home alone

Screen Shot 2014-12-23 at 5.25.04 PMThough I love the doggie daycare that I send Bloo to, it’s starting to take a toll on my wallet. And to be honest I’ve had dogs my whole life and have never brought them to daycare while I worked.

There are many benefits to daycare however. I don’t have to worry about him during the day. I don’t have to rush home to let him out. He’s not lonely and he can’t get into anything. Not to mention, the daycare takes pictures of all the dogs on a daily basis. I have to admit, at lunch time I’m always looking for that picture of my little boy Bloo. Continue reading


Separation Anxiety – Can it be cured?

dog love

Yes, he gets to cuddle on the couch.

When Bloo and I first met we were inseparable. We went everywhere together. Mostly because when I would leave for just a few minutes he’d bark, whine, and rip apart my roommates blinds or my friend’s garbage. He’d pace through the house and pant profusely at just the mere thought of me putting on my shoes. And when I returned, even if only gone for 30 seconds, he’d jump all over me as if I had been gone for weeks.

Needless to say, it was stressful for us both. Though I had gained a loving family member I had lost a social life.

I realized this wasn’t sustainable so I started to do some serious research on separation anxiety. What I learned was that this was pretty common in shelter dogs and luckily it is treatable. Continue reading