Texas Bluebonnets (& a Giveaway!)


Today we’ve been out with Irie and Tiki searching for bluebonnet fields. This winter was a long one so bluebonnets are a bit late this spring. The drought continues in this area and fields are a little spotty, but we still found some great patches for our obligatory Texas spring portrait: And we found another […]

Our Day at Inks Lake State Park


Today has been a little quiet here at DogTipper; we decided to take off today and enjoy the predicted 80 degree weather! We hopped in the car and headed to the Texas Hill Country for a visit to one of our favorite state parks: Inks Lake State Park. Inks Lake is a constant level lake […]

An Icy Day–and TWO Giveaways Tomorrow!


Today we were all set to head to Austin Pets Alive! for Lucky’s neutering…and then an ice storm hit in the middle of the night. We spent all day at home, rescheduled Lucky’s surgery, and wrestled with our Internet connection thanks to an icy dish. On the plus side, we had close to a quarter […]

365: Getting Organized


We’re taking off today to do some much-needed organization here at DogTipper. After researching and writing three books in the past year, the piles (and piles) of paper, research materials, and promotional ideas were getting the best of me! We’re getting ready for the next wave of promotion for the third book, The Healthy Hound […]

Our New Kitten Gets a Name!


We’ve had a busy and super fun weekend with our new kitty! As you know, on Friday (Valentine’s Day!), we adopted a little four-month-old kitten from Austin Pets Alive! For the past three days, he’s been separated from our other cats but soon he’ll be joining the rest of the family. In the meantime, he’s […]

We’ve Adopted a Kitty!


We had the BEST Valentine’s Day ever! We adopted a kitty! We headed to Austin Pets Alive!, an amazing non-profit that’s really helped Austin achieve its no-kill status. Late Thursday evening we’d seen a little four-month-old kitten on their site and we HAD to go see him. We were at the shelter before they opened […]

365: Wrapping Up The Healthy Hound Cookbook!


We’ve had a busy, busy few weeks around here! Our manuscript for The Healthy Hound Cookbook was due to our publisher on December 1 and, just a week later, we had the edited manuscript back with author queries. We completed that job and, a couple of weeks later, we had the copyeditor’s version. (I am […]

I’m the Skype Pet Ambassador!


Today I have an exciting announcement: I’m now the Skype Pet Ambassador! In the coming months, I’ll be writing about ways pet parents can use Skype to keep when you’re on the road without your dogs and much more. As you know, I use Skype every week for our DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show, and […]

Happy New Year!


We want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and fur-filled new year! Thank you so much for being a part of our DogTipper family in 2013, and we’re looking forward to a great year in 2014. Watch for new features plus more ways to save dogs and live a healthy, happy lifestyle with your dog […]

Are You Making New Year’s Resolutions for Your Dog?


Are you making any resolutions for your dog? I’m thinking about resolutions for Tiki and Irie which will probably include getting more active (and getting a little more weight off of Tiki). But I’ve also been making some resolutions for US, ones inspired by our doggies…

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