Why My Dog Loves Solstice

Golden retriever Honey sitting in the snow on solstice.

Tonight is the longest night of the year. Which makes my dog very happy. Why?

7 Things You CAN Say To Your Dog That Won’t Hurt Her Feelings

Honey the golden retrievers makes allowances for a foster puppy.

Dogs understand a lot. They get meaning from our body language, inflections, and even our words. But if we’re creative, we can hurl insults at them when they act like stinkers without hurting their feelings. I have a few choice favorites.

Does Your Dog Hurt Your Feelings?

Honey the golden retriever chews a stick in the snow.

You meant cats, right Pam? It’s cats who are independent and aloof. It’s cats that hurt our feelings. Nope, I suspect dogs hurt our feelings more often. Here’s why.

Does Your Dog Cuddle – Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever likes to cuddle.

Can you guess our answer to that question? Only a Few Hours Left Our survey closes at midnight tomorrow and one lucky person answering will win a $20 Amazon gift card. Just click the button below. And thanks for helping us make Something Wagging even better. Your Turn: Do you have a cuddly dog? Does […]

Holiday Songs Are Better With Dogs

Golden Retriever and Christmas Tree

Isn’t everything better with dogs? Okay, maybe not peanut butter sandwiches. I’ve eaten so much of Honey’s hair I’m coughing up fur balls. But everything else is better with dogs. Especially holiday songs.

How Do YOUR Ideas About Death Affect Your Dog?

Honey the golden retriever has snow on her face.

It’s the one power we have that can save our dogs from immense suffering. And it’s the great responsibility that no one wants to have. If you love animals and have them in your life, one day you will face hard choices about treating your pets and extending or ending their lives. As we struggle […]

Just Let It Go (Reprise) – A Post-Foster Fantasy

Zoe the foster puppy kisses Mike.

I didn’t know, really, what had been so different about this one. Certainly, we had had other foster puppies. Their time with us would come to an end, and they would move on. And after missing them for a day or so, we would, too. But this one. . .

Why Do Some Dogs Get Under Our Skin?

Honey the golden retriever is a beauty.

Of course we love all our dogs. But with some dogs, things are different. Our relationship is special. Let’s fact it. Some dogs just get under our skin more. Why?

Time For A Spa Day – Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever waits for her bath.

We said goodbye to our latest foster puppy yesterday. And I think Honey could use a spa day.

Just Let It Go – Learning From Dogs

Zoe the foster puppy in training.

Today’s the big day. In a few hours, I will deliver our foster puppy Zoe back to the shelter so she can find her new family. Should I try to get in a few training sessions? Gently expose her to more household noises? Write a treatise on her personality for her new family? Or is […]

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