First let me introduce my girl, the princess of the household, Ms. Vianni. She is a 10 year old boxer/pit mix. The son of my husband’s co-worker brought a puppy home, but they already had an older dog with age related medical issues and couldn’t handle a puppy. We were starting to look for a puppy, so went to look at her. She had our hearts from the moment we laid eyes on her tiny adorable face. She has such a great temperament. Loves every human, canine, feline, rabbit, or other creature she meets. She does not, however, love thunder or fireworks. She doesn’t like them even the tiniest bit.



Second, there’s my boy. The punk, I mean prince, of the family. Mr. Trigger. He’s 3 years old. Rescued from The Simon Foundation in Bloomfield at about 4.5 months old. Let me just say, HE’S LUCKY HE’S CUTE! lol I had to hone my skills in many areas on this boy. He was a food gobbler, borderline separation anxiety, barrier frustration, the list goes on. He was also a rock star as my demo dog when I was training classes! Sadly we lost Trigger to cancer on 10/17/17. It was devastating. He was so young. I am still coming to grips with my new ‘normal’. It’ll be a long, sad road, but with my family, Ms. Vianni, and my ‘grand puppy’ Ace, I will get through it. RIP Trigger You will always be loved.


After losing Trigger so unexpectedly,  I was heartbroken and never getting another dog. My family, however, saw that there was a hole in my heart that needed to be filled. Enter Mr. Ridge. Full blooded Bloodhound. He howls and the neighborhood howls back. He has issues with other dogs, and new places. He was making progress with new places, but with the quarantine, he may have taken several steps backward. We’ll find out when things open up and he can go places again. His favorite activity is finding the cat who tends to hide in our work vehicles.