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!

Mr. Pug is Doing Way Better

Mr. Pug is still on all of the medications and ointments that I mentioned before, but he is looking and acting like a whole new Pug.  Woot!

Maybe $300-$500 a year on maintenance drugs will be worth it after all!  :-)

Welcome!

Welcome to It’s a Dog’s Life For Me!

You are reading the canine chronicles of a late-twenties, very happily married woman who is the definition of middle-class. My husband and I live in Houston, TX with our two current dogs – a 12 year old dachshund mix, Ms. Doxie, and 7 year old purebred (and allergy-ridden) Mr. Pug.

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 Ms. Doxie a few weeks after our wedding.  She was our first real married-couple decision, lol.  We did well – she’s awesome!  We adopted Mr. Pug 4 years later.  I’m glad we waited because we would not have had the money for his health problems right after college.

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.  Welcome to any readers who may have followed me over from BFS!

I love BFS, but reading other blogs about all kinds of topics caused me to want a site that could be about anything.  Crystal Clear Thoughts is a haven for all.  All topics, all people, etc – whatever comes to mind.

You would probably think I’d be fine with 2 blogs under my belt, but It’s a 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!  Even if you don’t own pets, I’m betting there will be enough here to keep you interested, lol.  :-)

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 blog, like the other two, 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:

dogslifeforme (at) gmail (dot) com