Snort for Short

Snort is a thief. Also a sweetheart.

June 27th, 2017 | By
In Adventures, Dog World, Family, Training

Snort is becoming more confident and comfortable in her post-adoption life, but with that confidence comes a rekindled mischievous streak. The other day she got out and stole a bone from our neighbor’s yard, proudly bringing it back near our porch to chew… but despite her husky-escape-artist tendencies, our bond is growing steadily and I couldn’t be happier to call her mine.

What’s in a name?

June 20th, 2017 | By
In Family, General Updates

When we first met Snort at the Humane Society back in December, we hated her name. It just didn’t seem to fit with her breathtaking beauty and sweet demeanor… but over time it grew on us. Sure, we still think it’s weird, but we couldn’t imagine knowing her as anything else.

Managing chronic dry eye: Snort’s regimen

June 14th, 2017 | By
In Medical Information

I’ve gotten a few questions lately about the details of Snort’s keratoconjunctivitis sicca care, so I thought I’d share them in a post. Right now her eyes are managed with two prescription drop medications and one lubricating gel, given for a total of 7-10 applications a day.

Summer friends & adventures

June 10th, 2017 | By
In Adventures, Dog World, Training

Snort had a big day yesterday! She won the hearts of some neighbor kids who invited her (read: begged for her) to come play at their house, met a Boston Terrier named Willie who kept her on her toes, and enjoyed quality outdoor time with family friends, tasty treats, and a kiddie pool of her own.

National Best Friend Day: Life with Snort

June 8th, 2017 | By
In Adventures, Family, General Updates

In honor of National Best Friend Day, I’ve summed up my life with Snort in a rundown of our daily schedule and some highlights of my favorite moments. She’s only been in my life for four months, but she’s a best friend if there ever was one.

Cats & Dogs: Just play with me!

June 6th, 2017 | By
In Family, General Updates

Snort’s been getting along quite well with her considerably older sisters, but they run out of patience for her playfulness from time to time. Featuring some adorable pictures of Snort trying to get the cat to play.

Run For Their Lives 5K

June 5th, 2017 | By
In Adventures, Family, General Updates

On Saturday Snort and I participated in the Humane Society of Marathon County’s Run For Their Lives 5K event, a race to benefit the shelter and all of the wonderful animals there. We had a great time; Snort’s sister Lucy even tagged along to be pushed in her stroller!

Welcome to Snort for Short: New & Improved!

June 3rd, 2017 | By
In Website Updates

Now that I’m home for summer I’ve had more time to devote to Snort for Short. As I continue to grow in my web design/development pursuits I’ve worked to make this website more aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly, and organized. I’m excited to debut it all today!

But Mom, I don’t want medicine!

June 1st, 2017 | By
In Family, Medical Information

Snort is a wonderful dog who seems to be innately forgiving, but her need for eyedrops anywhere from 7-10 times a day has definitely made it harder for us all to bond with her. She has a multitude of sweet, loving moments — she runs to greet us when we get home, she wakes us up with kisses in the morning — but every heartfelt exchange is slightly tarnished by all the times she shies away from our hands.

Playfulness vs Agression

May 28th, 2017 | By
In Adventures, Dog World, Training

In all the weeks we’ve been visiting the dog park, we’ve only had one issue with another dog owner. It simultaneously broke my heart and got me thinking, inspiring loads of research and reflection that have been good for everyone.