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Luke is still around....

We're back....  And we want to wish all the fathers out there, "Happy Father's Day"!

It's hard for me to realize this much time has passed and I have written nothing.  I think Luke was doing so many "not so good" things, that I couldn't think of anything good to say.  Still have a few more problems to work out, but I realized yesterday how far he has come.  I put on a blouse that I had not worn for a long time yesterday and realized it had a hole in it.  That is when I realized it was…


Added by Barbara Holloway on June 16, 2013 at 8:02pm — 24 Comments

Pet Insurance

Just wondered if any of you have pet insurance and what kind you might have.  Thanks.

Added by Barbara Holloway on November 27, 2012 at 10:32pm — 5 Comments

Luke reminds me of Marley on steroids!

Help!!!  When does Luke turn into a "dog" instead of a puppy that is determined to destroy me???  Right now, he is a creature only a "mother could love"! 

Added by Barbara Holloway on November 2, 2012 at 10:02am — 23 Comments

How do you walk a dog?

This feels like one of the most stupid questions I have ever asked in my lifetime.  I have spent my life, having dogs and walking dogs, and we were all happy.  Luke and I were doing well walking, until I watched Cesar's DVD on the "proper" way and found out I was doing it wrong.  Learned to do it right and found out in his obedience class this week that I was once again doing it wrong.  I am not too concerned and Luke could care less, as long as he gets to walk, but now I am curious.  How…


Added by Barbara Holloway on October 18, 2012 at 9:46pm — 12 Comments


I have asked for so much help here, I am sure you all think I have never had a dog.  I will say I have NEVER had a dog like Luke.  He is the best at so many things but some of them are not too good.  His class was cancelled this morning so I was going to bother her with this but instead I am begging for help here!

Last Friday and Saturday, while I was working, it was the last weekend the boss was gone and I could make sure I would be able to keep my job and keep Luke there to help…


Added by Barbara Holloway on October 9, 2012 at 1:58pm — 19 Comments

Luke (Barbara) and Obedience Training

Luke and I just got home from Luke's second obedience class.   I love the girl giving the class and she does a great job! Having had dogs (and babies) before the "counselor age" we seem to be in, listening to her today about what I need to do and say, having watched all of Cesar's DVD's, (and having listened to my daughter, after she's been in counseling for a couple years), I wonder if Luke will grow up and tell the other dogs he meets, the reason he does things wrong is really his…


Added by Barbara Holloway on October 2, 2012 at 5:45pm — 19 Comments

Luke has a problem that I don't know how to fix!

Seems like all I do is ask for help with Luke, and it seems like I need some advice one more time.  Let me say, beyond the puppy biting, barking and jumping, he is the best, most well-behaved and sweetest dog ever!

First, a little background.  I also have a very sweet teenage grandson that joined in the countdown for Luke coming and could hardly wait.  The first time he came down to meet him a couple weeks ago, he got down on the floor and played, but nothing out of the ordinary and…


Added by Barbara Holloway on September 30, 2012 at 12:57pm — 11 Comments

Update From Luke

Hi Everybody, this is Luke.  Just thought I had better check in and see how your week is going. 

Things keep picking up around here and this week was really busy!  I was walking on the beach when a big wave, at least 8 inches high, came out of nowhere and attacked me.  I wanted to look cool and since I couldn’t swim, I pretended I was surfing and just rode the wave to shore, almost a foot away. 

Then I met a big, big dog that was a golden retriever, just like my other…


Added by Barbara Holloway on September 26, 2012 at 7:10pm — 9 Comments

Luke's New Friends

My primary goal with Luke is to see that he makes lots of people friends and puppy friends, while he is still so young.  My other dogs were never too social.  He loves the world and I want him to know the world loves him.  He met lots of people last weekend at work with me and also during the walks we have been taking.  Interesting fact - he is afraid of no dog and only 3 have rejected him.  One, who looked like she spent at least 2 hours a week at a beauty salon and two others that looked…


Added by Barbara Holloway on September 17, 2012 at 11:46am — 10 Comments

LOTS of PRAYERS needed NOW!!!

Luke is gone...............

Added by Barbara Holloway on September 13, 2012 at 2:37pm — 17 Comments


Luke and I need help QUICK! I made a huge mistake and did not start putting him in a pen in the house, during the day when I first brought him home a week ago. He has been so good and no trouble, sleeps in a crate at night, listens and usually minds, have certain rooms blocked off, he is definitely strong willed and tries to be the pack leader but knows I am in charge, etc., etc., etc. All of a sudden I realized I was going back to work on Friday. He can come to work with me with no trouble,…


Added by Barbara Holloway on September 9, 2012 at 1:47pm — 6 Comments

Luke and Snickerdoodle

Hi Everybody,

My name is Luke and this is my friend, Snickerdoodle.  She’s really not a doodle and she doesn’t talk much, but she seems nice enough and is really soft, so I think I’ll let her stay.

I just got home for the first time.  It took forever for my mom to pick me up and then she put me in this thing that looked like a square bird cage, so I couldn’t get out while we drove home.  She is going to need a lot of training, I can tell that already.  There are lots and lots…


Added by Barbara Holloway on September 2, 2012 at 10:20pm — 10 Comments

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