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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. Another Chi Pin, Sir Winston, Finds a Home! — November 30, 2017
  2. Life with a Chipin — April 10, 2017
  3. Raw Food Diet for Dogs: Myths and Facts — April 10, 2017
  4. Outdoor Summer Fun with Your Dog — April 9, 2017
  5. Bug Off! Keep Fleas and Ticks Off Your Dog — March 25, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. So You Think You Want a Miniature Pinscher? — 53 comments
  2. Is Your Dog a Chihuahua or Miniature Pinscher? — 33 comments
  3. How to House Train Your Dog — 7 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

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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Jun 28

Toxic Algal Blooms Are Dangerous to Dogs

Surface water affected by blue green algae can have a green "paint-like" appearance."

Dog Succumbs to Algal Bloom Toxins In a June 26, 2014, report, KMSP-TV (Minneapolis-St Paul) described the tragedy a Minnesota family encountered in a seemingly benign setting. The Tatge family was enjoying a Sunday afternoon at a Minnesota lake with their faithful canine companion, Copper. Copper had ventured into Prairie Lake to play one of his …

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Jun 27

Why Rescue a Dog: A Miniature Pinscher Story

Why Rescue? Nothing is more heart warming than when you first bring a skinny, scruffy dog into your home, he looks around, and from the look on his face you can tell that he is thinking, “This will do quite nicely. I did well when I picked this person.” Nano’s Story We rescued Nano, a …

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Mar 17

Min Pin on the Loose: What to Do If Your Dog is Missing

Maddox, a beloved Miniature Pinscher, was lost December 2012.

Miniature Pinschers are Escape Artists Min Pins are notorious for getting loose. Being independent thinkers, their little minds are constantly whirring, and when they get the idea of getting out, sometimes it’s hard to stop them. So, what should you do when your dog gets loose? Maddox, Come Home This story is for little Maddox, …

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Feb 26

Dominance in Miniature Pinschers: Does Your Dog Walk All Over You?

Miniature Pinscher standing on human.

Dominance in MIniature Pinschers Although dominant behavior is not breed specific and any dog can display dominant behavior, some breeds, such as the Miniature Pinscher, have a propensity for trying to assert dominance. This is due, in part, to the breeding of the Min Pin. Min Pins were bred to catch vermin on farms, and …

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Feb 16

Help Find a Lost Miniature Pinscher

lost min pin

Miniature Pinscher Lost in Oklahoma City, OK A Miniature Pinscher was lost in OKC on Christmas Eve 2012 and has yet to be found as of Feb. 7, 2014. Although he was lost in OKC, this Min Pin was from California. Maddox is a male black and tan Miniature Pinscher with a docked tail and …

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Feb 14

Is Your Dog a Chihuahua or Miniature Pinscher?

Min Pin or Chihuahua?   Because of their similar size and sometimes similar coat color, MIniature Pinschers are often mistaken for Chihuahuas. However, Miniature Pinschers are very different than Chihuahuas. The Chihuahua breed is an ancient breed (circa 5th century A.D.) from Mexico and South America while the Miniature Pinscher originated half-way across the world …

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Feb 09

Indication of Salmonella Causes Dog Food Recall

Hubbard Life dog food recalled.

Dog Food Recall: Potential Salmonella Contamination Pro-Pet LLC Issues Voluntary Recall According to a recent FDA press release, several dog and cat food products have been voluntarily recalled by Pro-Pet LLC. A field test indicated that a single production run in a two-day time frame may have been contaminated with Salmonella. What Dog Foods Have …

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Feb 08

Ferocious Detroit Chihuahua Pack: Fact or Fiction?

growling chihuahua

How Numerous are Stray Dogs in Detroit? It has been widely circulated (Bloomberg, Rolling Stone, U.K. Daily Mail, the Washington Times, and Yahoo news) that as many as 50,000 stray dogs roam the streets of Detroit. Indeed, I posted about the stray dog problem in Detroit last August in the post Vicious Chihuahuas Attack Detroit in which Detroit postal workers …

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Jan 31

How to Train Your Min Pin to be a Pest

dog on table

Be Careful What You Teach Your Dog Our dogs are learning from us all the time. Everything you do or don’t do regarding your dog trains them. Do you feed them from the table occasionally? Do you allow them on the furniture? Do you give a command and not enforce it? Your dog learns from …

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