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Date registered: July 14, 2012


I joined TOPS in August 2012. I have been able to lose weight and at the same time gain many new friends. I grew up in Ringwood, which is a small town in Northwest OK. After high school, I came to OSU for college, where I met my husband and eventually settled down. My husband, Gene, is an App Developer in the IT department for the City of Stillwater, and my two miniature pinschers are just plain ornery.

Latest posts

  1. Life with a Chipin — April 10, 2017
  2. Raw Food Diet for Dogs: Myths and Facts — April 10, 2017
  3. Outdoor Summer Fun with Your Dog — April 9, 2017
  4. Bug Off! Keep Fleas and Ticks Off Your Dog — March 25, 2017
  5. Rest in Peace, Penny — March 19, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. So You Think You Want a Miniature Pinscher? — 53 comments
  2. Is Your Dog a Chihuahua or Miniature Pinscher? — 32 comments
  3. How to House Train Your Dog — 6 comments
  4. The Fourth of July and Fido: Keeping Your Dog Safe During Fireworks Season — 3 comments
  5. How to Treat Ringworm in Dogs — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 10

Life with a Chipin

Chipin postal alert

What is a Chipin?   A Chipin is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Miniature Pinscher.  Chi’s and Min Pins, as they are affectionately known, can each be a handful, and when combined, watch out!  You may have a sassy, willful, opinionated, and smart dog–possibly too smart–with an energy level that is off the charts. …

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Apr 10

Raw Food Diet for Dogs: Myths and Facts

yorkie dog

What is a “Raw Food Diet?” Have you ever considered putting your dog on a raw food diet? Many people are certain that their dogs are healthier because their food never came near a cooktop–but are they right?  Or, are they just believing what they want to believe?  So, what is on the “raw food …

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Apr 09

Outdoor Summer Fun with Your Dog

puppy sleeping in chair outside

Explore the Great Outdoors Dogs love the bright sunshine and fresh air that the great outdoors has to offer.  So, whether it’s a week-long camping trip or an afternoon trip to the park, take your dog on an outdoor adventure.  Whatever outdoor activity you have in mind, make sure that your dog is safe.  For …

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Mar 25

Bug Off! Keep Fleas and Ticks Off Your Dog

Fleas + Ticks = Ugh! Flea and tick season is upon us, and it is here a bit early this year.  So, it will be more important than ever to be vigilant about keeping fleas and ticks off of our furry friends.  In this post, you will find information about diseases transmitted by these pests and …

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Mar 19

Rest in Peace, Penny

To Penny the Miniature Pinscher:   Rainbow Bridge Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. …

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Jul 20

Pool Safety Tips for your Puppy

dog swimming in a pool

By Vee Cecil, Guest Blogger Pool Safety For many families, the summer is the perfect time to get a puppy. Often, our work schedules are a little more relaxed and with the kids out of school, there are some extra helping hands to smooth the transition. But even with the extra help, anyone who’s ever …

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Feb 02

Doga: A Mind and Body Experience for You and Your Dog

Photo Credit:  Linked from the article “Yoga with Your Dog? Check Out Doga!” at Managed Moms.com Dog + Yoga = Doga? Doggie yoga, or doga, is a great way to relax with your dog on a cloudy day. It can bring the tranquility and harmony of yoga to you as well as strengthen the bond …

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Sep 10

Canine Bug Out Bag

dog wearing back pack

The Essentials For Fido Photo Credit: Conny Liegl on Flickr A recent episode of Revision 3’s DIY Tryin, Build an Emergency Kit with These Essentials, covered items for a disaster preparedness kit for humans. While watching, I began thinking about what essentials I would need for my two Miniature Pinschers. I came up with some …

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Aug 08

Found: Miniature Pinscher Found in St. Louis Metro Area

Found: Do you know this Min Pin?

Miniature Pinscher Found in St. Louis Metro Area This Miniature Pinscher was founding the St. Louis metro area by Tower Grove/Macklind Ave. area of St. Louis. He is neutered, has cropped ears and a docked tail, and no microchip or tattoo. He weighs about 22 lbs. The generous people who found him have taken him to …

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Jul 02

The Fourth of July and Fido: Keeping Your Dog Safe During Fireworks Season

The Fourth of July is a Time for Celebration! But Can be Scary for Dogs Photo Credit: Jeff Kubina on Flickr Fireworks, hot dogs, and having friends over are great ways to celebrate the fourth, but all these thing (well…except the hot dogs) can be scary for your dog. As you know, dogs have very …

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