Maggie at about 12 or 13 weeks.

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Zoey about about 16 weeks.  2010.

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Zoey with Jason

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Maggie and Orbit.  Photo was taken May 2016.

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About Me and My Dogs

Dogs make people innately happy. We maintain a positive and funny vibe to spread joy and happiness.

Our motto: Step lightly, laugh loudly, love deeply
Our mission: Sharing how life is happier with dogs

Journey from Pet Owner, to Pet Guardian, to Pet Parenthood

I want my dogs to live the best lives possible.  They bring so much joy into our lives that providing the best care for them is an even exchange.  I didn’t use to be like this.  My first dog I was a normal “Pet Owner”.  I basically attended to its food, water, and shelter.  I went to the store, picked the prettiest looking dog food and fed my dog the kibble that was on sale.  As I got older I evolved to become a “Pet Guardian”.  I was interested in improved nutrition, grooming, the dog had free reign to the house, and I purchased toys from the local pet store.

My journey in my relationship with my dogs has now evolved to become where I see myself more as a “Pet Parent”.  I am engaged whole heartedly with their lives and caring for them.  I want to understand WHY things are as they are and HOW I can make it better.   Our social activities include them.  Or our social activities are because of them.  And I’m learning as I go and sharing that journey here.  I think the main thrust was when I first lost my first Boston and then Maggie, my second Boston Terrier developed allergy symptoms.  So now as I raise them, I’m interested in:

  • Optimizing the best nutrition for each of my dogs
  • Natural and Holistic health
  • Toys that enrich them
  • Socialization and training to uncover the “dog”
  • Maximizing dog friendly San Diego

Now these girls didn’t come with a manual.  And I with the plethora of resources available to us I’m just learning as I’m going.  Here you’ll find us sharing what we’re learning and a ton of photos too.

When I’m not posting about my two Bostons, I craft digital stories for brands online and on social media.  My company website can be found via www.coterieagency.com

About the Dogs

Maggie was born May 21, 2015:  Quirky, goofy and very very smart.  We brought her home when she was 8 weeks.  Quick to learn but on the opposite of that … can sometimes blow you off when she decides to do her own thing like follow her nose at the park.

Orbit was born January 29, 2016: Confident, sweet and endearing.  She was 14 weeks by the time she came home.  Between the two she’s the more mellow pup, loves to play with her sister Maggie and would take belly rubs from you all day.

Zoey July 25 2011 to May 5, 2015: Our first Boston Terrier.  13 pounds in weight but she thought she was over 100 pounds of dog.  Super alpha.  Self assured and so affectionate at the same time.  We were the original pack of three and she was the original gremlin.  No longer with us on this earth but waiting for us when we get to heaven!

They are both Boston Terrier dogs residing in San Diego.

Be Some Doggy.

My dogs inspire me to live in the present! And remember to enjoy every moment becuase life is too short!