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How do you handle unsatisfactory service?

by Karen on July 30, 2010

Due to remarkably bad timing, Howie was due for his vaccinations and heartworm test this month, just two weeks after we moved. So we had to start hunting around for a new vet last week. As if we didn’t have enough going on right now. After reading some online reviews, it didn’t seem that there […]

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Bad dog

by Karen on March 26, 2010

Yesterday I had a very. important. phone call. An organization that I’ve wanted to work with for years is hiring for a position in Indianapolis that would be absolutely perfect for me, and they wanted to interview me. I was on my way out of the office last night when the phone rang at 5:30 […]

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Unfortunately, my camera didn’t return to me until yesterday afternoon, so I shot Christmas through my AA-battery-powered point-and-shoot camera. I was dying to take photos, though, so I’m thankful I had it (even if finding batteries for it was a last minute struggle that took over an hour). We spent the weekend drinking cocktails, watching […]

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Two years ago

by Karen on September 4, 2009

Click this adorable puppy to watch him grow before your eyes. On August 31, 2007, we adopted this little guy. For a full year after that, Tony looked at me every day with a look that said, “Why did you do this to me?” I assured him that he only had to wait a year. […]

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The first of many Sunday slide shows to come

by Karen on August 30, 2009

Well, I paid a small fortune for this camera, and the good news is that it’s absolutely worth it. Just as I suspected photography is easier and more fun with a fantastic camera, and we’re having such a great time with it. The bad news? You’re going to have to endure a weekly slide show […]

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Traveling with pets without losing your mind

by Karen on August 13, 2009

This week on our vacation to Indiana to visit family and friends, we brought our dog Howie along for the ride. Our families were both happy to accommodate him, and he’d rather be with us than back home in a kennel. But bringing a dog along on vacation comes with a long list of hassles. […]

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Left: His first photo at the shelter, 8 weeks old. Right: Enjoying our anniversary camping trip last month. I can’t believe how quickly time flies. We made the decision to adopt a pet right after we moved to a new place. We were just beginning to live frugally out of necessity, but we managed to […]

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Our beloved Dachshund/Lab mix, Howie, has been in a kennel all weekend. :( No, I don’t like boarding him. Unfortunately, we don’t have close friends here who we’re comfortable asking to shoulder the burden of pet-sitting. He’s well behaved, but very hyper. Our solution is to budget Howie’s boarding fees in with our vacation budget. […]

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Rescuing a pet is frugal

by Karen on August 30, 2008

In honor of the 1-year anniversary of the day we adopted our dog, Howie, I’d like to share a few reasons why pet adoption is the frugal way to get a new pet. We knew we wanted to adopt a dog when we moved in together, and we searched for one for a long time. […]

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