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Maltese Mind Meld

Have you ever heard of a maltese mind meld?

It's when two maltese do the same things at the same time.

I had never heard of it, but my business partner is a vet, and he

is the one who pointed it out to me.

Dr. Dressler and I were meeting in my office yesterday, and

"the girls" - Kanga and Tink - were hanging out with us.

They are completely different in personality, but Dr. Dressler

noticed that they do the same things at the same… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on May 2, 2010 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Is drinking seawater bad for dogs?

Tink took her second trip to the beach this morning, and it was so

fun (and funny) that I had to tell you about it.

Before we got her, Tink hadn't been to the beach yet, at all, even though she only lived a few blocks away.

Kanga, of course, thinks the beach is where she should be all the

time. She would stay all day long if she could.

The first time we all went, Tink included, Tink mostly ran around

our ankles. She couldn't seem to figure out… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on April 29, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Tink's new pixie cut

There are nearly 100 homes in my neighborhood, and five

of them belong to Maltese (dogs).

Kanga loves her little white friends, but she doesn't look

anything like them. We keep her in super-short cut, and they

all have traditional long, lovely locks.

Our neighbors spend hours each week brushing that long hair.

Kanga spends hours at the beach. When it's time to go home,

she knows she's in for… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on April 28, 2010 at 11:50am — 18 Comments

two dogs - twice as much noise?

We hadn't realized how quiet and ladylike 18 month old Kanga

had become until 11 month old Tink arrived at our house.

Tink is still easily startled by noises, and we have many

at our house that she's still getting used to.

The funniest thing is Kanga's reaction.

Let's take the garbage truck, for example. Kanga used to tremble

when she heard the truck. When she was little, she would sound

a… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on April 20, 2010 at 2:30pm — 20 Comments

A New Maltese Enters our Life under unfortunate Circumstances

Please comment below and welcome her to our… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on April 5, 2010 at 1:40pm — 53 Comments

Angel in a Little Fur Coat - Fun Song

This is a video of Helen Downs, one of our members, who wrote and performed this beautiful song about our dogs being "Angels in Little Fur Coats."

Watch the video-- it is precious. And you can drop Helen a note on IRememberlove.com. Her profile page is:… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on January 20, 2010 at 10:30am — 20 Comments

Valentine's Day Goes to the Dogs

Every Valentine's Day since 1992, I have celebrated my dog

Maui (pictured above) with an abundance of gratitude. That's the day that I brought her home with me when she was a tiny puppy, and that's the day I launched

Do You Remember Love? years later, in 2007. Maui passed away in the summer of 2008, and I dreaded Valentine's Day 2009. But the day ended up being wonderful. I was still missing Maui,… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on January 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — 42 Comments

Kanga and her Christmas Tree

Christmas marks our one year anniversary of Kanga joining our little family, and I am so grateful for her joyful, silly, bouncy presence in our life.

Naturally timid, Kanga spent a lot of time underneath our Christmas tree when she first arrived. In fact, we took it down a few weeks later than we normally would, just because she loved it so much. I wasn't sure if she would remember "her" tree ... but I think… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on December 9, 2009 at 4:36pm — 30 Comments

does your dog love Halloween?

Does your dog love Halloween?

This is Kanga's first spooky holiday, which makes me wonder whether she'll like it or not. Kanga definitely loves kids. When we're on the beach, she gets very excited whenever there's a small child nearby. She looks up at us like "can I go over?" And if the kid invites her to play, she always accepts the invitation with lots of wiggles and running. I live in a neighborhood with lots of children. There is not much traffic, so on… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on October 21, 2009 at 5:30pm — 26 Comments

A dog's Unending Loyalty

Watch this and feel the emotions....

It reminds me of how wonderful and life-affirming our dogs are:

Post your comments below. I would love to hear your thoughts of this… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on October 2, 2009 at 7:53am — 50 Comments

dogs vs. kids???

I got an email this morning and just had to pass it along to you.

Life Really Boils Down to Two Questions

Should I get a dog?

Or should I have Kids?

I love it! Share this blogpost with anyone you think needs a smile or a laugh. Warm Aloha,… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on September 28, 2009 at 11:42am — 13 Comments

How big is little?

This video shows just how Big and brave even the tiniest dogs can be. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I feel sorry for the mountain lion, and glad that the dogs and the family are… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on September 22, 2009 at 6:30am — 15 Comments

prayers for pups who need them

When I first built this community website, www.IRememberLove.com, I didn't really know what to expect. So many people are reluctant to "join" a community online because of privacy issues. Now, though, with almost no direct effort on my part, there are thousands of people using the site. Thousands more visit each day. One of my favorite features is the forum Prayers for… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on September 14, 2009 at 12:45pm — 27 Comments

How Kanga Gets to Yes

I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling the impact from the economy. I'm probably not the only dog lover who finds consolation in the love of my dog right now. But I just got business inspiration from Kanga, too. If you own your own business, like I do, you know how frustrating it can be when things just seem to stick in place. (Even if you don't own your own business, you probably know how frustrating it can be.) I am a partner in a business that has… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on September 5, 2009 at 1:07pm — 9 Comments

Kanga loves her brand new halter

On Saturday we went to a local dog shop and bought two things Kanga needed and one she didn't:

1. A new collar of her very own. When she outgrew her puppy collar, we couldn't find a collar small enough for her that we liked (shopping is limited on Maui). She actually wore an old collar of Maui's for a few months, while Molly looked for a collar that she liked and was lightweight and thin enough for Kanga's little neck.

2. A harness. When Kanga turned into a teenager a… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on August 26, 2009 at 4:26pm — 25 Comments

A Very sweet video reminds us of the connection between Dogs and God

Added by James Jacobson on August 20, 2009 at 6:40pm — No Comments

dog messages are everywhere

Note: This post contains quite a few references to a natural bodily function. I hope you will forgive me for what my grandmother would call "bathroom talk." Our walk this morning took us to the beach - Kanga's favorite place. As we walked, she galloped, then paused, then sniffed, then went back and sniffed again, and then let loose just a tiny few drops of pee to "mark" spots she liked. She must have left fifty little deposits in our half hour walk. I call this reading… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on August 19, 2009 at 2:30pm — 21 Comments

Thank you to the dog trainers on IRememberLove

I have to thank

K9Krazy and other dog trainers/workers on this site who really helped me make a crucial decision last winter - I would be pulling my hair out this morning without your help. Kanga turned into a teenager two days ago (on her ten month birthday, August 11). She's feisty, independent, and testing boundaries. She's lost almost all of her training, which means that she won't do as I ask right away. She… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on August 14, 2009 at 12:00pm — 20 Comments

the power of a dog's stare

Kanga is a very sweet dog. Where Maui was the alpha no matter how many other dogs were around, Kanga is decidedly the omega dog ;-) She used to be afraid of absolutely everything, and for the first month hid under the bed a lot. She is much more outgoing now (lots of treats and praise for being with us cured her of the bed habit) and loves to meet new people and even new dogs. This small, shy dog can wrap me around her little finger, just like her "sister" Maui once did. But where Maui used to… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on August 10, 2009 at 8:30pm — 33 Comments

books in distress

A few days ago I mentioned my book How to Meditate with Your Dog is in a troubling situation.

My distributor says they don't want the books in their warehouse any longer. In fact, they want to "dump" them.

(In book publishing, that means send them to a landfill for a deep burial!)

This morning I meditated on how to move thousands of pounds of books to Hawaii, and the fact is, it's just too expensive, and they're not… Continue

Added by James Jacobson on August 9, 2009 at 3:00pm — 55 Comments

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