Saoirse’s ‘Ears in the Wind’ Series

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Saoirse update. For those who might be new to the blog, we adopted a beagle from a medical research laboratory last October. The last 10 months have been incredible — seeing her adjust to life in a home, make friends with other dogs, start to trust (some!) […]

Saoirse on Valentine’s Day

Maizy’s testimony this week reminded me that it’s been a while since I’ve given an update on how things are going with Saoirse. If you’re new to the blog, Saoirse (pronounced SEER-SHA) is a beagle we adopted from a research lab this past fall where she was used for blood draws/transfusions in medical research. When […]

Weekend at the Emergency Vet

This last weekend started out with so much promise. We headed out Saturday morning to Mercer Island dog park for a playdate with Anika, Kirby and Ms. Louise Bubbles. Lou and Maizy were having a great time, going back and forth between the shy dog area, where Saoirse hangs out, and the main dog park […]

Playtime with Saoirse

It’s been 5 weeks since we brought Saoirse home. In my last Saoirse update, I posted generally about how things were going and how she and the other animals in our family were adjusting to life together.  Today, I’m pleased to say that every day she gets a little more comfortable in her new home. She loves mealtime (we’ve […]

A Vegan Diet for Dogs

Last year at around this time, I reported about our transitioning Maizy (the dog with whom we share home) to a vegan diet. Maizy had struggled for years with an allergic skin condition, early onset arthritis, diarrhea, ear infections and weight gain. When she first came to live with us, we went through every low-allergen […]