February 9, 2013

Dogs aren't date bait


A: You’re just going to have to take very good care of Miss Tyler. She’s a sweet old soul, accustomed to her home and things. However, she could go live on a desert island as long as she had you. You are the one item your dog needs most. You can ease her through any transition and period of adjustment. Treat her with care and consideration; feed her with the healthy stuff she likes best; cosset her in her old ripe blankets; walk her. Yes, the latter could be the biggest change and challenge for you. Walk your dog. No more letting her out into the yard. Let her explore and know her new place by discovering it all with you. 

Monica Collins offers advice on dogs, life and love. To ask a question or make a comment, visit, or email her at

Text Only | Photo Reprints