Dog Moms Rock Goodies Giveaway

Just in time for the month that spotlight Mother's Day, Fidose of Reality is super excited to announce the Dog Moms Rock Goodies Giveaway. We want you to tweet about the love between you and your dog(s)! Easy, fun, and there are prizes involved. Why does my relationship with my dog impact me on such a deep level? Perhaps you feel the same way about your dog. Here's my dog … [Read more...]

20 Ways To Show Your Dog Love

Dog love, oh yes, ah, the season of love is in the air. For dogs, unconditional love is a year-round, 24/7/365 way of life. In fact, we love dogs so much, we coined the phrase, My Heart Beats Dog.® If your heart goes pitter patter for dogs, especially for your dog, then you'll want to sit, stay, and keep reading. Here are 20 ways to show your dog love year-round: PLAY … [Read more...]

Things That Dog Parents Say Proud and Aloud

“How was the dog's poop today, honey?” “Good, fully formed and no mush. What time do you want to grocery shop tonight?” This is an actual exchange of words between myself and my spouse. Recently, years ago, and probably tomorrow, too. We are not alone. See how many of these conversations and quips you’ve said aloud, perhaps to a friend or co-worker, or maybe even to the … [Read more...]

Valentine Gifts for the Dog Lover Who Has Everything

Love is in the air, it's February, and that means time for those hard-to-by-for dog lover friends who well, have everything. You know the type (I am one of those "types"): We have the shirts that proclaim our dog love, plenty of paw print-laden photo frames, and more puppy print socks than you can be count. That's why you have us at Fidose of Reality. You won't find any dog … [Read more...]

Childless by Choice and Equality Under Dog

I never wanted kids but having dogs woke up a motherly, protective instinct I wondered about—as in “would I be a good mother?” Answer: Yep, I am a pretty damned good mom. In fact, better than average for sure. I recall being in the hospital to have my uterus removed back at the turn of the millennium. Hospital beds were pretty full due at the time, so the only spot for me … [Read more...]

Why LGBT Dog Parents Need That Piece of Paper

"Does it really matter if you are married? I mean everybody knows you are together and you love each other, so who cares about a piece of paper?" These are the words said directly to my face recently by someone who shall remain nameless. I don't want to embarrass said person on this blog but I also believe nameless is not alone in this conclusion. A piece of paper holds a … [Read more...]

How Dog Parents Thwart Rude People

Some people should not share life with a dog. This same mantra applies to people: Some people should not be allowed to have human children. Because pets are viewed as property in the eyes of the law, there are no restrictions on who can purchase or produce a dog: Unless a court order bans them from doing so. A new mission for Fidose is to help dog parents thwart rude … [Read more...]

8 Documents Dog Parents Must Have

Are you prepared for an emergency and feel that you have all necessary documents needed at a moment's notice....documents about and for your dog, that is?! At least once a year, I go through all my files and paperwork- both digital and in print- for my dog. Most importantly, a diary/journal/log book should be readily available that includes your dog's: * Medications, … [Read more...]

Pet Industry Takes Notice to Dog Parents Needs

  How many times have you perused the aisles of a pet supply store or cruised the Internet offerings on a pet-related website and felt dizzied? You are not alone, and if this year's BlogPaws Conference is any indication, the pet industry and many pet brands are taking notice. From natural, organic, and healthy to transparent labeling and treats, toys, food, and … [Read more...]

Ramifications of a Coming Out as a Gay Dog Mom

I am a gay married woman who just so happens to love dogs more than the air I breathe. So I made a career out of that love. I've been with my wife for over 20 years. There are ramifications that occurred after coming out as a gay dog mom. Three things happened after coming out here, on this blog: A) 95 percent of my readers were extremely supportive. B) A small … [Read more...]