The Poopy Puppy Pouch of Death

Honey the golden retriever lies in her crate.

Me: “What’s that smell?” Mike: “Smells like swiss cheese.” Me: “It smells like POOP!” And so it begins. Pondering the puzzling putrescence that pounded our perceptions. I hadn’t been in the basement for the past few days. So putting my bike away after sailing was my first exposure to the fetid odor that clung to the […]

Winter is Coming – Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever sits in snow.

The dogs of the dog days of summer must be huskies. Because we recently saw nighttime temperatures of 48°F/9°C. In August! Is it time to say goodbye to this? And to get ready for this? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  

Do You Love Dogs For Their Looks?

Honey the golden retriever is beautiful.

Dogs are (wo)man’s best friend. They give unconditional love. They live in the moment. They make us laugh. That’s what everyone says. But do we really expect people to believe we love dogs for their characters? I don’t think we’re so deep. In fact, most of us can’t resist a pretty face. And we really love dogs […]

Kayak Mischief – Monday Mischief Blog Hop

Honey the golden retriever doesn't make mischief.

I know. You don’t usually see us around the Monday Mischief Blog Hop. That’s because Honey is not a terribly mischievous dog. Or is she? Maybe she’s just especially good at hiding her impish ways. Let me tell you a story and you can decide. Honey Goes Kayaking First you need to know that Honey’s not […]

The Writer’s Process Blog Tour Is Coming To Take You Away…

Honey the golden retriever is an easy dog.

“Have a seat…. Tell me what’s on your so-called mind.” That’s what Kate from SlimDoggy said to me when she invited me to join the Writer’s Process Blog Tour. Well, not really. But it’s a great quote from one of my favorite animated movies (100 points if you get the reference). You know, Slim Doggy, […]

Dogs Don’t Cure Depression

A sunset silhouette

Don’t read this blog post. At least not if you’re sensitive to sad subjects and violent imagery—including violent images involving dogs and human animals. Really, I won’t mind if you stop now. Come back tomorrow and I’ll have something lighter for you to read. But if you’re still with me, read on. The Blog Post […]

Breakfast in Bed? Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever wants breakfast in bed.

 

Why Do We Love Dogs So Much?

Why do we love dogs so much?

More people deeply love dogs than any other animal. You can argue with me. But I doubt you’ll win. Cats? There are more of them. And there’s no doubt that some people love cats and understand them very well. But most people like having cats around without trying to know them or getting very involved in […]

What Lessons Can We Learn From Our Dog’s Problem Behaviors?

Honey the golden retriever plays with her stuffed lamb.

If your dog runs away from home, cries when you leave the house, or barks like a mad creature every time a stranger comes to the door, you look for a management tool or training method. Right? I’m not going to argue you out of that. After all, roaming the streets is dangerous. No dog […]

What Happens To The Dog When The Internet Goes Down

Dog delivering a newspaper.

Verizon is out to get me. They’ve must have gotten hold of my comments in favor of net neutrality on the FCC website and they’re putting the screws to me. How? By messing with my broadband. For over a week, I’ve had sketchy internet service. In the early mornings I’m fine. But once people on the […]

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