Crystal Thanks for visiting! My name is Crystal and I proudly live in the heat, humidity, and hurricanes of Houston, TX with my husband and our foster dogs. Hope to see you in the comments soon!


Thanks for visiting It’s a Dog’s Life For Me!

You are reading the canine chronicles of a 31 year old, married woman in Houston, TX.

I grew up surrounded by animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, snakes, and lizards), so I knew animals were going to be part of my future too.   My husband and I adopted Miss Doxie a few weeks after our wedding in 2005 and had to say goodbye in February 2014.  She was our first real married-couple decision.  We did well – she was an awesome dog!  We adopted Mr. Pug 4 years later, in 2009.  He passed away in May 2014.  It was a very rough part of the year.

Hubby and I were both raised by financially savvy parents who thankfully taught us the ins and outs of personal finance early on.  That led me to start Budgeting in the Fun Stuff – a personal finance blog about saving, spending, and the fun stuff along the way.  That blog led to the creation of my online ad business.  That business is how my husband and I both work from home now.  I also started Crystal’s Cozy Care Pet Sitting in February 2014, and that has become a very successful endeavor too.  Other people’s pets keep me going, and I know I’m not ready for another pup yet.

I love BFS, but I needed a blog outlet just for my pets.  Dog’s Life For Me is my blog for the animals that help complete our lives.  I hope we can all share our pet stories, problems, and successes all in one laid back place!

Honestly, I love to see your opinions and questions, so please comment when the mood strikes!  If you have a topic you want mentioned, please shoot me an email at any time!  This, like all of my blogs, is a community-driven blog that will succeed only through participation, so jump on in!

Thanks again for visiting. I hope you enjoy the site!

If you would ever like to contact me, please email:

crystalscozycare (at) gmail (dot) com
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