35 of the Most Beautiful Dog Quotes and Sayings.

After creating my most inspirational life quotes post, I thought why not make another one of the best dog quotes and sayings to celebrate our furry best friends.

There are hundreds of quotes about dogs out there, but I looked for the most beautiful ones.

I dedicate this post to my Buffy and Fluffy. It has not been easy these past few months, but having my dogs by my side helped so much. Love you my sweeties. 

Also to all the amazing doggies out there making a difference in the lives of their humans. You guys are awesome! Enjoy!

My dog does this amazing thing dog saying.

1. "My dog does this amazing thing where he just exists and makes my whole life better because of it."

2. “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures. They give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” - Gilda Radner

3. “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” - Will Rogers

4. “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” - Agnes Turnbull

5. "The road to my heart is paved with paw prints."

cute dog quotes and sayings about pawprints.

6. "Dogs are small rays of light caught on earth for a short time to brighten our days."

7. “Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us.” -Ashly Lorenzana

8. “I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can't get from no other source.” - Doris Day.

9. "When I needed a hand, I found your paw."

10. "You'll never walk alone because I'll always be with you. Love, Your dog."

dog quotes love and loyalty, you'll never walk alone.

11. “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” - Josh Billings

12. “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not mans.” - Mark Twain

13. “The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” - Samuel Butler

14. “Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ” - Roger A. Caras

15. "Dogs are like that, I guess - They know how to fix you without ever saying a word" - Caroline George

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16. “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment to animals.” - Immanuel Kant

17. "Dogs come in all shapes, sizes and colors. But their hearts are all the same...Full of Love."

18. "Everyone is taught that angels have wings. The lucky ones of us find that they have four paws." - Jury Nel

19. “Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?” - Saint Basil

20. "Some people will never understand how much I love my dog, but it's ok. My dog knows."

dog sayings, some people will never understand how much I love my dog.

21. “A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart” - Judy Desmond

22. “The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind” - Theodorus Gaza

23. Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing
attachment.” - Caroline Knapp

24. “No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.” - Stanley Leinwall

25. If you're lucky...A dog will come into your life, steal your heart and change everything!

inspirational dog quotes and sayings.
My Buffy

26. “Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t even know we had.” - Thom Jones

27. “The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.” - George Graham

28. “A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” - Robert Wagner

29. “There’s just something about dogs that makes you feel good. You come home, they’re thrilled to see you. They’re good for the ego.” - Janet Schnellman

30. Do you ever look at your dog and think...How did I get so lucky?

I love my dog quotes sayings, do you ever look at your dog.
My Fluffy
31. “The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”  - Stanley Coren

32. “You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” - Robert Louis

33. "I'm a dogaholic! I admit it, but I don't really think it's a problem...So give me some more dogs to love already!"

34. "Dogs are God's way of proving that He didn't want us to walk alone."

35. "You haven't appreciated friendship until you've felt the love of a dog."

dog quotes friendship, you haven't appreciated friendship dog saying.

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Best Dog Beds 2018 Review and Buyer's guide - Buffy's Reviews.

Woof! Hello you guys! After Fluffy destroyed our beds, we've been busy looking for some nice new dog beds. Mommy says I was an accomplice and I have to workies to get a new bed. So I was tasked with doing best dog bed reviews.

This review thing is super long and I really wish I was sleeping right now. Not sure why Fluffy can't do this because she's the main culprit. I'm just an innocent bystander! Anyway, lets jump right in. Yawn!

Best Dog Bed Buyer's guide

Why Your Dog Needs a Dog bed

Well durr! Humans have beds, why can't we? Lots of doggies share beds with their human or lie on the coach. I'll admit, I love the couch and Fluffy is an expert couch potato.

Unfortunately sharing beds and couches is not really allowed in our house, because Fluffy is a hair shedder. Just her, not me. We have to wait for the old humans to go sleep and then the soft chairs are ours.

Mommy does not mind. Don't worry, the chairs are covered. She's accused of spoiling us though. Uhm, If I was spoiled I would not have a bed with 6 holes in it! Geez!

Buffy sleeping next to his bed.
Last year's new bed. I rubbed my scent on it afterwards.

I guess a dog bed will help keep us off the human's couches and beds. Dog beds are good for insulation. They're comfy and soft so that we don't have to sleep on the cold hard floor.

A dog bed is a little designated place of our own. Fluff's shed hair accumulates on the bed and not everywhere like with dogs that sleep wherever. Just shave her already mommy! We can rename her Fluffless!

The Types of Dog Beds

Time to break it down you guys. There are different types of dog beds. It's not just about going out and buying anyone. You have to look at factors like comfort, is it easy for us doggies to rip apart, price, size etc.

Look, I'm not into destroying my own stuff. Snowy is also a good example of a non-destroyer. His bed and blanket is still in one piece.

The puppy species of our kind does not know the value of things. I apologize on their behalf. Luckily Fluffy is now an adult and less destructive.

Puppy Fluffy sleeping in her first dog bed.
The day Fluffy got her first dog bed!

Well maybe once or twice a day when the Zoomie virus (read) strikes she goes into destroy mode. It's like how a werewolf turns on a full moon except zoomies happens once or twice a day. Sometimes more depending on how crazy or young your dog is.

That's when total destruction can take place. There's yelling, wrestling, mommy's hand gets teeth marks for not playing according to Fluffy's rules.

Fluffy yells, mommy yells, Snowy barks because he's confused, I watch the madness unfold and things get destroyed. My bed is first on the menu!

When it's over we go back to normal and wait for late afternoon zoomies. Fine! I take part in zoomie time too. It's contagious! Lets look at the types of dog beds you get.

  • Standard beds - No rims or edges. Looks similar to cushion or standard mattress. It's made mostly of memory foam or polyester filling inside and comes with removable cover. Best for dogs that lies stretched out. Like me!
  • Nest style beds - Looks like a birds nest - Flat bottom with raised walls. The walls can close almost completely. For dogs that loves curling up when sleeping and don't mind closed spaces. Best for small to medium dogs. Not for larger dogs.
  • Raised/elevated beds - Frame normally made of wood, metal or wicker. Easy to clean and keeps dog raised from ground. Will support small, medium or large dogs. Not for dogs that has difficulty climbing on and off something.
  • Corner beds - Can fit in a corner. Raised type style bed. For dogs that love to curl up and sleep on their side. Best for small to medium dogs because of corner space restriction.
  • Orthopedic beds - These beds a specially designed for dogs with joint problems. Normally made from thick, high density foam. Thin or senior dogs can also benefit from the comfort of orthopedic beds.
  • Covered beds - Also known as the enclosed dog bed. Looks like a tent or a little house. Perfect for small dogs or dogs that's a bit shy and need their privacy.
  • Kennel dog beds - These beds are easy to clean and water resistant. For dogs that has to stay in their crate or kennel for long periods of time.
  • Heated dog beds -  Perfect for the cold winter months or soothing sore joints. Similar to an electric blanket or heating pad.
  • Cooling dog beds - Perfect for hot summers. Uses gel-like liquid or water to keep the bed's surface cool. Us doggies love cool tiles in summer because normal beds get too hot, so this is a good alternative to hard tiles or floor especially for older dogs.
  • Traveling dog beds - These are for the frequent traveler. Similar to standard dog beds, but they roll or fold up.

Dog Bed Sizes

Choosing the best size for your dog's bed is important. Fluffy is way bigger than her bed. Mommy did not think she would grow almost twice my size. Snowy's bed is twice the size of my bed but he's smaller than me. He sleeps alot on that thing.

I think if the bed goes into a crate or dog house, then you should take that size into consideration too. A snug bed is nice, but I lie stretched out legs and my legs overlap. Not good!

It's best to measure your dog before you buy a bed. Especially if you're not sure about medium and large sizes. Mommy just saw beds and bought them without considering our size. I know yes! She's very inconsiderate.

1. Small

  • small dogs weighing under 30 pounds.
  • round beds with diameter of 35 inches.
  • average rectangular dimension of 16x21 inches. 
  • for small sized dogs like maltese, pomeranian etc.

2. Medium

  • dogs weighing between 30 - 45 pounds.
  • diameter of 42 inches.
  • average rectangular dimension of 20x27 inches. 
  • for medium sized dogs like beagles, australian shepard etc.

3. Large

  • dogs weighing between 45 - 80 pounds.
  • diameter of 53 inches.
  • average rectangular dimension of 24x36 inches. 
  • for large dogs like Labradors and bulldogs.

4. Extra large

  • dogs weighing between 80 pounds and up.
  • diameter of 60 inches.
  • average rectangular dimension of 28x41 inches.
  • for extra large dogs like boerboels, great danes etc.

Top 5 Best Dog Beds Review

Big Barker 7" Orthopedic Dog Bed with Pillow-Top (Headrest Edition) - Best Dog Bed for Large Dogs

Big Barker 7" Orthopedic Dog Bed with Pillow-Top (Headrest Edition) - Best Dog Bed for Large Dogs.
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This bed is calibrated for big dogs. Small doggies like Fluff and I won't really be comfortable on it because we aren't heavy enough to sink into the memory foam.

This bed is 7 inches thick and has three layers that consists of a 3-inch supportive layer enclosed in two inches of comfort foam.

I love that build in pillow thing that comes with it. The American made therapeutic foam is the best quality in orthopedic beds and won't flatten.

There's even a 10 year warranty where the company will give your money back if it flattens. Geez! Let the bed jumping wars begin!

Tons of people are giving this bed good reviews. 4.9 out of 5 stars and that's about 3000 people that rated it. Maybe if I eat more and get bigger I can get one of these.

Mommy says I'm not gonna get bigger. Shhhh Renza!

The barker bed is easy to clean and machine washable. Just unzip the cover and wash it.

The Big Barker comes in three sizes: Large (48x30x7), Extra Large (53x36x7), Giant (60x48x7). It also comes in three earth-toned colors which are Burgundy, Khaki and Chocolate.

Verdict: Big dogs will love this bed. It's one of the top choices for dog owners with large dogs.

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Current rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Suede Dog Bed By Majestic Pet Products - Best Dog Bed For Puppies

Suede Dog Bed By Majestic Pet Products - Best Dog Bed For Puppies.
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This bed looks super comfy, you guys. This is what we call a nest-style dog bed or bagel bed which means it has an inner and outer ring. Comfy and yummy! I mean...uhm for a dog that loves bagels. Not me! This dog bed is best suited for smaller or medium sized dogs.

The base is a heavy duty waterproof 300/600 Denier. Great for messy dogs like puppies. In their defence, they're only babies. Fluffy made mommy less lazy. What?! It's true! Get a puppy lazy humans! You'll thank me later.

The Bolster and Cushion are a durable fau by suede and stuffed with a Super Premium High Loft Polyester Fiber Fil that will conform to your dog's frame.

The bolster on the pet bed helps with spine support. It allows dogs to rest their head and to help straighten their spines. Zzzzzz!

It's machine washable in an oversize washer on gentle cycle. Air dry when done. The bigger sizes comes with a removal cover that you can wash.

The Bagel dog bed comes in five earth-toned colors which are Chocolate, Brown, Rust, Sage and Stone.

Sizes for small to medium sized dogs: 24 inches for dogs from 1 to 25 pounds, 32 inches for dogs between 26 and 40 pounds, 40 inches for dogs between 41 and 70 pounds and 52 inches for dogs weighing 70 pounds and over.

Verdict: Perfect for smaller/medium sized dogs or puppies. Comfy, waterproof, lightweight and easy to clean.

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Current rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Kuranda Dog Bed - Chewproof - Walnut PVC - Indoor Bed - Cordura Fabric - Best Dog Bed for Chewers

Kuranda Dog Bed - Chewproof - Walnut PVC - Indoor Bed - Cordura Fabric - Best Dog Bed for Chewers.
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Woof! I really love this bed, you guys. It's an elevated, orthopedic bed that's chew proof. Yep! From the customers reviews the chewers like Fluffy are having a hard time destroying it. Shame!

The Kuranda All Aluminum bed is recommended for heavier dogs or more aggressive chewers. Don't ask me what an aggressive chewer is. You should know your dog's chew habits.

This bed will keep dogs cool, dry and comfortable. Because of the UV resistant finish it's easy to clean too. The fabric slides inside the frame which hides the edges of the frame to discourage chewing.

The Cordura fabric is abrasion resistant, is as durable as canvas, and it provides plenty of traction getting on and off the bed. It's great for indoor use.

The walnut frames are not for outdoor use. It hates sun! Kuranda recommends their Almond color or Aluminum beds for outdoors.

This bed comes with a one year warranty and the company will replace any damaged parts in that year. Challenge accepted! I mean Fluffy accepts the challenge. I'm innocent, you guys.

This bed is not for doggies with joint problems because it will be hard for them to get off and on the bed. I'm very flexible and love jumping on stuff.

Extra info:
Outside Dimensions: 40x25x7
Fabric Area: 37x22
Weight limit recommendation is 125lbs, regardless of size.
The Kuranda dog bed comes in 5 sizes: Small (30x20), Medium (35x23), Large (40x25), XL (44x27) and XXL(50x36).
The Cordura cover comes in four great colors which are Burgundy, Forest Green, Khaki, and Smoke.

Verdict: It's perfect for a doggie like me because I have a lot of hair and the elevated orthopedic design with mesh fabric will keep me cool and comfy. Plus it will last longer because it's chewproof. Buy me one mommy! Pretty please! Licks!

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Current rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Best Friends by Sheri OrthoComfort Deep Dish Cuddler - Best Dog Bed For Small Dogs

Best Friends by Sheri OrthoComfort Deep Dish Cuddler - Best Dog Bed For Small Dogs.
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Oh look! A bed I can hide in. I'm very shy. Well only when there's no food involved. This dog bed is best for small dogs or cats up to 25 lbs.

The high 12” rear bolster wall helps ease joint pain, while the 9” front delivers head, neck and extra orthopedic support. It's machine washable and dryer-safe which means it's quick and easy to clean. There's also a waterproof bottom.

It is covered in ultra-soft and cozy sherpa fabric aiding in deeper sleep. The bottom of the bed is made with tough nylon fabric that resists dirt and water.

Made with only pet-safe materials, you’ll rest assured knowing our beds are completely non-toxic! Stuffed with virgin AirLOFT fibers, it keeps its loft for up to 3 times longer than the second-hand fibers found in most other pet beds.

This beds size is 25 inches (20 x 20 x 12 inches). Comes in Fuchsia, Brown, Teal, Black, Beige and Pink colours. Ewwww Pink! I'm a boy! Fluffy will love the pink one.

Verdict: Perfect for small dogs that needs to feel secured. I'm kinda a medium sized doggie, but I'm sure I can squeeze in there. Just not the pink one!

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Current rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars.

PetFusion Ultimate Dog Lounge - Best Memory Foam Dog Bed

PetFusion Ultimate Dog Lounge - Best Memory Foam Dog Bed.
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Here's a nice memory foam bed for smaller dogs or a cat. It can easily hold 50+ pounds. Guess I'll be able to sink into it without having to force mommy to feed me non-stop like with that big barker bed.

Plus it has the build in pillow thing too. Zzzzzzzzz!

Sorry I just dosed off a bit. Anyway, the cover can be unzipped and is machine washable. It's easy to remove hair from it too. Awesomeness!

The bed has a solid 2.5 inch memory foam base for superior overall comfort, reduced joint pain and improved health, mobility, & energy.

Its cover is water and tear resistant. Another challenge for Fluffless! You can also get replacement covers that's available separately.

This bed comes with a 12 month warranty on any part that is broken due to manufacturer defect. There are bigger versions of the Petfusion lounge available if you have a larger dog.

Verdict: Perfect for dogs that needs extra comfort. Zzzzzzzz!

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Current rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I'm Finally Done!

These beds are all the best of the best. Choosing a dog bed will depend on your dog and how well you know them. Like with Fluffy the strong material with washable cover is best because of the hair and need for destroying everything.

For me it might be an orthopedic bed because I'm 9 year old already and need extra comfort. Not forgetting it should be tough because I have a Fluffy in my life.

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Best Dog Beds 2018 Review and Buyer's guide - Buffy's Reviews.

Time to go now you guys! I hope my review workies was done thoroughly so that mommy Renza will get me one of these nice beds.

If not, I might need to get a hold of Snowy's bed. He has two! I'll ask him nicely I promise. If not, I'll send Fluffy to get it. We all know how that will end! Grrrr!

Woof! Woooooof!

Author: Buffy
Job: Guard dog, part-time blogger, Alpha dog, part-time chef
Future plans: Be the most cuddliest dog in the whole wide world
Likes: Playing, eating and sleeping
Dislikes: Grooming and food thieves

Pic credit: Pics of Buffy and Fluffy taken by Renza. Pixabay and Amazon pics Renza edited.

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40 Of The Most Inspirational and Motivational Life Quotes.

Today I've decided to make a list of the most inspirational life quotes. I hope you'll find some inspiration and motivation from these. They have definitely made me think more about my life and what's next. Enjoy!

1. “I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown

2. “Good things come to those who wait…greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” – Unknown

3. “Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” – Unknown

4. “It's hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but it's harder to give up when you know its everything you want.” – Unknown

5. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

accept responsibility quote.

6. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

7. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

8. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

9. “One of the most important keys to success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it.” – Unknown

10. “When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say.” – Unknown

when the past calls quote

11. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

12. "Don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone. "– Andy Biersack

13. “No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.” – Unknown

14. “Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” – Unknown

15. “Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” – Unknown

go where you are celebrated quote.

16. “When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!” – Unknown

17. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

18. “Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” – Unknown

19. “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown

20. "I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It's because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein quote

21. “Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown

22. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

23. “The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

24. “We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives... Some lessons are painful, some are painless... but, all are priceless.” – Unknown

25.  “Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.” – Unknown

do what makes you happy quote.
Fluffy posing. She always does what makes her happy!

26. “Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

27. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

28. “Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful!” – Unknown

29. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

30. "Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about." - Winston Churchhill

never give up on something quote.

31. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

32. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

33. “Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” – Unknown

34.  “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown

35. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

don't worry about failures quote.

36. “Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.” – Unknown

37. “Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have.” – Unknown

38. “Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around. ” – Unknown

39. “The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.” – Unknown

40. “Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.” – Unknown

Life is short quote.

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How to Be a Dog and get away with it.

Ruff! Ruff! Hello, my fluffy pack! A while ago, Buff wrote a post called How to get away with anything. Think of this as the sequel.

I can't take credit for my post title though. A fellow blogger named Tim Clark suggested it as an alternative to Buffy's post and well I just had to use it. High five Tim!

Dogs are not the typical animal. Unlike other animals, we consist of magic. Yep! You heard me right.

Because of our magical abilities, there are things that we can do that might seem wrong, but it's really not. As always I've made a list of these so-called wrong right things.

1. Play biting our humans

I love to nibble on Renza's hands and feet. What?! I lick it better afterwards! She's not even upset. Let's just call it "play biting" because it sounds better than biting, although it's the same thing.

But say another animal like a bear or our ancestor the wolf starts nibbling on a human, it's wrong on so many levels. There might be some screaming involved and some chasing too. It normally ends badly.

When I chase mommy she'll scream and laugh at the same time. I try to get her good, but it's not as effective because I'm so cute. I also bite visitors feet and they just laugh or have low fear responses.

It's impossible to be taken seriously as a hunter around here. I guess that's what happens if you're a fluffy magic dog.

Unfortunately if a doggie was raised to be grumpy, then you will have to scream and run. No laughing required. Like our neighbour who is void of any magic juice.

Fluffy and neighbor dog.
Arguing with my enemy

2. Sleeping on beds and couches

A lot of doggies get away with this one. In fact, they have successfully convinced their humans that it's ok to share chairs and beds.

We're not allowed to sleep on mommy's bed although I've tried to make myself comfy on there several times. She says I shed too much. I think she's just lazy to vacuum!

We're allowed on certain covered chairs that I chewed on a bit or uhm alot. Otherwise we have our own beds that I destroyed and mommy fixed a million times already. What?! She loves fixing stuff!

There are some lucky dogs out there that can sit and sleep on anything. There's dog hair everywhere, but it's okay. Dogs are too cute for it to be wrong. That's why vacuums we're invented right? Vacuum or eat hair human!

3. Destroying everything human owns

Ripping things apart is what us doggies are notorious for. I refuse to apologize or feel guilty for doing something that's so much fun.

Buffy and Fluffy not sorry.
Sorry is for the weak!

I've already destroyed tons of mommy's stuff. Don't worry, it's ok. Sure you might see steam coming out of her ears and she'll yell a bit and I'll yell back, but that's it.

If a crazy family member destroyed something then that relationship is toast. If I do it, I get head scratches 20 minutes later with a lengthy apology. Yep! She's the one that says sorry.

4. Raiding the garbage bin

Bin raiding is a skill that Buffy has not taught me yet. I have to say I'm impressed by his sneakiness and stealth.

If a raccoon raided a bin then it's wrong. But because it's a cute fluffy dog with magic eyes, it's not wrong.

Buffy trying to get to garbage bin.
Buffy lying about his bin raiding addiction
Buffy is yell-proof. For as long as I lived here with mommy, Buff has never been yelled at.

Not because he's not naughty. Oh believe me when I tell you he does a lot of 'wrong' things. He's just that good.

I still get yelled at though. It's ok. Like I mentioned earlier, I always win an argument and get rewarded with cuddles afterwards. Yep! I'm that good!

5. Not greeting visitors properly

We unfortunately live in a house that always gets visitors. Always! When are we escaping Renza?! Geez!

Because the oldest people in the family live here, it's the hub and they have loads of church friends and know everyone.

Buffy and I are in charge of security around here, so we can't just look the other way. Buff hates long coats and pulls on them from behind. They must be hiding something!

I do my special fluffy dance for them to apologize for Buffy's coat pulling. A little feet nibbling gets thrown in there too because mommy loves it and they get a special greeting bark from me.

Apparently some visitors prefer less interaction. Oh please! We live here and you don't! Security checks is a must.

Don't worry! Renza does not care how we greet people. We are her babas and the visitors should make more effort to make friends with us.

We've made alot of human friends that visit, but we do get the occasional wimpy humans that's scared of dogs. Go grow a pair!

6. Watering everything in sight

This is a skill that Snowy has mastered. Buffy marked his territory before he was neutered and I occasionally had a few watering accidents. We have since moved on to designated areas. Snowy has not.

He stayed with us for 6 months and made sure everything smelled like him. Everything! He even attempted to water me. Yep! I was almost marked.

Snowy watering garden.
Snowy watering garden

Mommy thought it was funny. The nerve! He's very naughty, but because he's a dog with magical abilities he could just do whatever he wanted to.

Marking another dog's territory is the wrongest wrong of all the wrongs. But Renza's Snow-snow is too cute to be guilty. We can still smell him!

7.  Making noise

I'm an expert noise maker. It's just something that comes naturally to me. I howl, I bark, I don't care.

If the neighbors played loud music in the middle of the night, then the police would probably be called for noise disturbance.

Us doggies can have barkoffs 2 to 3 times a week and it's just background noise. There's no need to notify anyone because all the dogs are barking simultaneously.

There's no clear culprit to blame. Nope! I plead innocent. You have no proof! Argoooooof!!

Afternoon nap time

There you go, my fluffy pack. Now you have undeniable proof that dogs are magic. Don't worry! Unlike unicorns we don't have a murder weapon attached to our heads and we're actually real. What?!

Got to go now! I smell bones in the bin that we're not supposed to have but really, really want. Let me go tell Buff to tip the bin over while I distract the humans. Shhhh!

Ruff! Ruff!

Author: Fluffy
Job: Doing puppy work, part-time blogger, world leader in training.
Future plans: World domination
Likes: Biting hands, destroying everything in sight, playing, stalking, digging, cuddles and tummy rubs.
Dislikes: Baths, self-cloning Needleman and not getting my way.

Pic credit: Fluffy(me), Buffy and Snowy posing for pics Renza took and edited. Main pic from Pixabay.

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My experience with grief.

Recently I lost my grandma. I wrote a short tribute to her on the blog the other day here if anyone wants to read it.

Writing has always made me feel better or helped me make sense of what I'm feeling.

Lately I've been struggling to write. I tried really hard, but the words refused to flow. I thought of different topics, started writing and got stuck as I was thinking of ideas and my next sentence.

Then I remembered I've always written about things I'm experiencing currently and I was avoiding writing about what I'm feeling right now for fear that my readers would not want to hear about something so sad.

But I had to write about my grief in order to make room for whatever I'm going to create next. Releasing and sharing it might help me get unstuck.

Death is a part of life. One day we all will have that experience. It's not something people love to talk about. We'd rather avoid the subject. Me too.

No one wants to think about loosing a loved one or dying and yet it's something that will happen and is happening all around us.

My granny passed away on new year's day. A month ago today. She was someone that always wanted to leave her mark wherever she went.

At her funeral, so many came to pay their respects and to say their final goodbyes. People were standing outside because the church was too full.

There were extra chairs down the long isles, but it was not enough for all the people whose lives she touched. Even my grandpa who is 94 years old now, keeps saying he never experienced such a beautiful, massive funeral in all his life.

They came to say farewell to someone that they felt a deep connection with. A very wise, strong, funny and straight forward person that always had advice or lessons to pass on. Someone that made them better.

Everyone that spoke had tons of stories about her and we celebrated her life. It was beautiful. I was so proud of her and everything she left behind.

When I saw her in her casket, I cried uncontrollably. I was there the moment she passed, I said my tearful goodbyes, then I was fine.

She was free of suffering. Of pain. She's in heaven with God. I cried when I was alone at night but during the day I was talking and laughing. Talking about her.

About what she would've done now. I lived with her my whole life so I knew her. What she liked and disliked. Her responses to certain things. I was able to talk about her life.

My family was here everyday. Arranging things. I wormed my way into the planning of the funeral. My one aunt said I had good ideas and suddenly I was allowed to plan with them.

Those involved with planning worked well together without fighting. One took lead and everyone gave their ideas and opinions. If someone did not agree then pros and cons were discussed. At the end everything went smoothly.

Some family members not involved were unhappy about silly unimportant details. Fights broke out about things that didn't matter. This is where the dark side of grief starts to creep in. Masked behind disagreements.

Unfortunately the dark side of grief has to be there. The what ifs and the blaming and the anger and the guild. They all request a place when death is involved.

I'm a natural observer. It allows me to study people and their behaviour. To step back and look for reasons why they act the way they do, instead of getting sucked into whatever trip their mind is taking them on. Grief makes people insane.

If you look at the emotional scale, anger is a better feeling emotion than sadness. I saw a lot of people reaching for anger.

That fire that comes from anger makes you feel like you still have some fight left. It's better than feeling the emptiness. The loss. The sadness is too painful.

I found myself also reaching for anger, but because I check myself mentally I realized it's not going to benefit me in the long run.

And now I'm here. Left with the emptiness. The what more could I have done thoughts. She was 91 and I wanted her to stay with me forever. That's a selfish thought.

Everyone's physical journey has to end at some point. No matter what age. This life is temporary and we can't live forever.

She's free now and I have to let her be free. Her body could no longer contain her soul. It was God's will. I need to accept it.

I still talk to her everyday. Last week I stopped talking to her. Not on purpose. My mind was occupied by something I can't remember now.

That's when I felt the overwhelming sadness. The pain hurt so much it felt like I was breaking into a million pieces.

I couldn't understand why, because I was fine the day before. Then I realised I stopped saying good morning and goodnight to her.

Or telling her about what's going on with the family, if grandpa was doing ok, about my experience running the house without her or how I'm feeling.

She's physically not here anymore, but I could feel her presence. It felt comforting. It made me feel ok.

Then I stopped talking to her and I was not ok anymore. I kept wishing she was still with me and I couldn't understand why she left.

Forgetting she'll always be with me. The moment I forgot, was the moment I felt the overwhelming sadness.

She taught me so many things. Lessons I'll never forget. She's part of me. I'm here today because of her.

I see her in her children and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren she helped raise. Her presence is all around me and with me. I have to remind myself not to forget.

I wish there was a fast forward button to this emotional rollercoaster I'm on right now, but there is none. All I can do now is adjust to this new reality.

One less plate to set, not having her to run to when I need comfort, feel ill or share silly jokes with. For some wise words or whatever magic she had to make everything ok. Empty chair and empty bed.

I folded the laundry and noticed her clothes aren't there anymore. So many little things to adjust to. There's too much quiet without her. This house feels empty.

I put a picture of her in my room and it made me feel better. I talked to her again and I felt better. It's far better than reaching for anger or drowning in the sadness. I can just reach for her when I feel the emptiness.

The new normal will take some time to get used to. Writing makes me feel better. It helped me figure out what triggers the overwhelming sadness.

Say all the things you want to say to your loved ones while they're still alive. Do all you have to do for them while you still can.

Everyone will have a different grief experience. I saw first hand what regret and guild does to people. It's an ugly sight. Don't be one of those people that realized it's too late.

I wish strength to those taking care of an ill, frail loved one. Not everyone knows how strong you have to be mentally and sometimes physically. Ask for help whenever you feel overwhelmed.

To those who lost a loved one, I hope you'll find your peace and honour their memory by celebrating their life and continuing to live yours. That's what they would have wanted.

Love to you all
Until next time,

Pic credit: Pixabay image edited by Renza.

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How to Deal With Your Crazy Little Sibling - Buffy's Dog Tips

Woof! Woof! Hello, you guys! As you all may know, my little sister is a bit of a nutcase. She's either possessed or mental.

I know you've all been there. Getting a new sibling and suddenly you're in an alternative reality.

Mommy says Fluffy was exactly what we needed. Why? She balances us out. Mommy and I are introverts and it's hard for us to be around a lot of people.

Fluffy does not have that problem. She's super friendly with everyone and her craziness is an asset. In turn, her personality rubs off on us so we are a bit crazy too now.

Unfortunately her craziness has no bounds. There should be some limit but none exist with Fluff. I've had to learn to navigate the crazy and thought I'd share some Buffy tips for those doggies that have nutty younger siblings too.

Here's how to handle a crazy sibling

1. Don't engage when crazy level is high

Fluffy goes through levels of crazy. I had to observe and figure out when it increases, then retreat. Sometimes she runs fast and jumps on me then forces eye contact. I have to look away and make like I'm not bothered by her.

Fluffy forcing eye contact with Buffy.

I'll then go sit by the gate and pretend to look at people and cars. This is my life you guys. Sometimes she stands on me by the gate to see better. Yep! I'm a stepping stone! Help me!

2. Sleep really late

I don't think Fluffy ever sleeps. Well maybe she's a light sleeper. At night she's very busy doing stuff and she's still busy when the sun is up. The later I sleep, the better.

Once she sees I'm awake she forces me to play with her. If I don't I get yelled at really loud. Eventually I'll give in and chase her around a bit, we wrestle while I pull her around by her hair. What?! Hair pulling is her favorite game!

Fluffy and Buffy on bed.
Throwback to when alone time ended

3. Move her focus to mommy

When mommy is around Fluff does not like when I get attention. She then gets inbeween mommy and I. Literally! Before I might have been upset but then I realised I'm actually free.

That's the best time to get some zzz's in a nice quiet spot far far away from them. Sure she'll get nice cuddles and scratches but soon after I'll hear screams in the distance when Fluff decides to play "eat the hand". But it's not my problem anymore. Goodluck with your crazy dog Renza!

4. Pretend I'm on her side

Pretending to be on Fluffy's side is my best defence. I need to play along with her devious plans and try not to get my paws dirty at the same time.

She's really scary you guys. If I don't, I'll be the victim of her next revenge plan. Mommy is still recovering from what Fluff did to her.

5. Find a priest

I think an exorcism might be necessary if Fluffy does not calm down. If anyone has done this sort of thing with a doggie then let me know please.

Unpossessed Fluff might be calmer. Unless she's not possessed then I really don't know you guys. She'll grow out of it right? Right?!

Buffy and Fluffy in garden sniffing.

Hope that was helpful. I'll admit, without the crazy, I'll be really bored. We all need a little crazy in our lives. Just a tiny little bit.

I'll see you guys soon. Mommy is still very sad because granny passed but Fluff and I are making sure she's fine. Don't worry we're taking good care of her. She still has her smile and laugh so I guess we're doing a good job.

Woof!! Woooooof!!

Author: Buffy
Job: Guard dog, part-time blogger, Alpha dog, part-time chef
Future plans: Be the most cuddliest dog in the whole wide world
Likes: Playing, eating and sleeping
Dislikes: Grooming and food thieves

Pic credit: Pics of Buffy and Fluffy taken by Renza.

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Tribute to My Beautiful Grandma - Rest in Peace.

While everyone was celebrating the new year, I was at the hospital saying goodbye to my granny. She passed away on new years day at the age of 91.

My granny was a light in this world. She was the strongest person I knew with a huge heart. She lived a long beautiful life and I'm so grateful that we had her with us for so long.

My grandparents raised me and I stayed with them my whole life. Grandpa is now 94 and last December they were married for 69 years. They knew each other for only three months before they got married. Had 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Anyone that asked her what's the secret to a long marriage she always said in afrikaans 'Jy moet dra en verdra'. I think it means be very tolerant.

Those who asked her what's the secret to a long life, she said she respected her parents, like the commandment says. Also believe and trust in God.

Granny was sick for a while now, she got better and then suddenly she was gone. She kept saying God told her she still had work to do.

To some it may seem unfair that God took her from us on new year's day because it's such big day to celebrate. But from now on every new year her memory will remind us of how we should live.

She never drank or smoked, was a good wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma. She was in church every Sunday even when she was ill.

People were drawn to her and everyone that met her felt blessed. She knew what she wanted out of this life and at the end she had no regrets. I admired her so much. Her work to inspire will continue forever. God planned it this way and I feel at peace.

Thank you granny for raising me. For all the lessons and always being there to talk to and laugh with. I miss you so much. My heart is broken but I know God is taking good care of you now. God will be with you till we meet again. Love you always mamma. ♥


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