Is a Cocker Spaniel The Right Dog For Me

My heart beats dog®, and truth be told, it thumps with extra beats in a canine rhythm for American Cocker Spaniels. As a 25-year veteran to the Cocker Spaniel world, I am often asked in my travels and online, “Is a Cocker Spaniel the right dog for me?” Here’s the scoop. The American Cocker Spaniel Background If you understand the history of a particular breed and what the … [Read more...]

How to Find a Good Veterinarian

“My dog’s eye is bleeding, how could this have happened?” It was the mid 90’s and those are words I said aloud in a busy waiting room. “Look, no one can stay here to watch these dogs all night,” the voice of authority commanded. “You want to just leave her and pick her up tomorrow if you can’t handle it, then?” I took my dog away from that busy waiting room, promising … [Read more...]

Cocker Spaniel Book Breaks Boundaries

My heart beats dog™, and if you read this blog on a regular basis, you know that dog is generally a Cocker Spaniel.  My whole life I wanted to have a Cocker Spaniel and I wanted to live true to who I really am. One of those two dreams was realized in 1993 when my first Cocker Spaniel entered my life. The “being true to who I am” happened in 2013 when I shared with the world the … [Read more...]

12 Reasons a Cocker Spaniel Owns Me

Cocker spaniels own my heart.  There are at least 12 reasons a Cocker Spaniels own me, but suffice it to say: I'm gaga for Cockers. Over the years, I am asked "What is it about the Cocker Spaniel that you are drawn to, Carol?" And I am eternally stopped in my tracks and pause for thought. Perhaps you have a favorite breed and one that your heart is just drawn to time and again. … [Read more...]

Adoptable Dog of the Week: Meet Pucci

We have a dog available who likes kids and who also likes other dogs! Meet Pucci, the Fidose adoptable dog of the week. Are you looking for a beautiful black and tan doll to make your family complete?  Look no further than Pucci!  She is an 8-year-old sweet and shy lovergirl.  Sadly, a family member became allergic to her so she's now scoping out new families to … [Read more...]

Spot of Sanity: PTSD Dog

Editor’s Note: Fidose of Reality is proud to have a new guest contributor on board with us. Twice a month on Thursdays, we’ll be sharing this new column dubbed “A Spot of Sanity.” Please welcome Kim Kiernan and her Cocker Spaniel, Poppy, to the Fidose family. Here's Kim's first column if you missed it: https://fidoseofreality.com/spot-sanity-column-launches/ Room spinning. … [Read more...]

Young Wild Girls of Dexter Dog Tribute

This year, the Super Bowl will never be the same: Bruno Mars is the halftime show and we here at Fidose of Reality are so excited. We are big Bruno Mars fans, and our PR (Puppy Relations) Manager, Dexter Dog, likes his music, too. Well, Dexter is a bit of a "Sexy Dexy" and in honor of Bruno Mars' hit single, "Young Girls," he wants to showcase some of his "finer" moves and … [Read more...]

Pack of Sweet 16 Dogs Need Your Help

Valentine’s Day is in the air, and that means love, hearts, hugs, cupids, and dogs in love. Can dogs really fall in love and capture someone’s heart? If you are the proud mom or dad of a dog, no doubt you love your dog(s) dearly. No doubt, our dogs wrap themselves around our hearts. Fidose of Reality is challenging all pet parents to show how much they love their own dog by … [Read more...]

Spot of Sanity Column Launches

  Editor's Note: Fidose of Reality is proud to have a new guest contributor on board with us. Twice a month on Thursdays, we'll be sharing this new column dubbed "A Spot of Sanity." Please welcome Kim Kiernan and her Cocker Spaniel, Poppy, to the Fidose family. I admit that lately I've felt like a basket case. Trying internet dating recently made me more anxious … [Read more...]

The Great Dog Breeder Vs Rescue Debate

There are a few myths out there about getting a dogs from breeders. With a name like FiDOSE of Reality, of course, we need to dispel them.  Thus, the great dog breeder vs rescue debate is an age-old one. I've fostered dogs and advocate for rescuing dogs in need. Every year I fundraise to help dogs in need who have been abandoned, neglected, abused, and/or dumped. My dog, … [Read more...]