Happy 4th Blogiversary!

Honey the golden retriever from a puppy to mature dog.

Is it an important event? Then chances are I missed it. I forget my anniversary. I plan to teach classes on my husband’s birthday. And I have to check my file cabinet to know when Honey came home with us. I’ve done it again. Something Wagging This Way Comes published its first post on March […]

Labs are American; Goldens are Canadian

Honey is a golden retriever puppy on the beach.

Great family dog. Intelligent. Trainable. Friendly. Am I talking about the Labrador retriever or golden retriever? Who could tell? Many people think of labs and goldens as interchangeable. I did. But then I figured out the subtle differences: labs are American; goldens are Canadian. Americans and Canadians Abroad In the 1980s, Americans were advised that […]

What Does Your Dog’s Breed Say About You?

Rosie the Akita gives the look.

Which Harry Potter character are you? If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? What’s your Myers Briggs type? People love quizzes that claim to tell them about themselves. After all, if years of introspection and therapy haven’t helped you understand yourself, a ten question quiz on Buzzfeed asking for your […]

I Have a Big Furry Blind Spot. Do You?

I have a big fuzzy blind spot. Do you?

Maybe it’s narcissism. But when I notice someone being particularly blind to their own faults, I immediately wonder what I’m hiding from myself. What are my blind spots? I suspect the biggest one weighs fifty pounds, sheds constantly, and loves liverwurst. Either Honey is my big furry blind spot. Or everyone else is ridiculous and […]

Has Your Dog Ever Had a Justin Bieber Meltdown?

Honey the golden retriever puppy bites the hand that feeds her.

Adolescence Brings Out The Worst Although I hate celebrity gossip, I can’t avoid news about the latest Miley Cyprus scandal or Justin Bieber meltdown. It gets me thinking about the dumb things I did around the same age. Like the time I raced my friend eight miles to a bowling alley. He drove a Pontiac Firebird […]

Summer is Coming – Wordless Wednesday

Summer is coming.

  Your Turn: Are you lost in summer fantasies? Or is winter fine with you?  

Queen of the Hill – Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever poses pretty.

    Your Turn: What silly things do you make your dogs do to get a picture?   


My Dog is Thankful For… – Wordless Wednesday

Honey the Golden Retriever naps with a Boston Terrier and Chocolate Lab.

          Your Turn: What is your dog most thankful for?  

What Should You Do With Your Dog When You Travel For The Holidays?

It’s that time of year again. The time when millions of dogs take to the highways.     What? You look puzzled. American Thanksgiving is coming up fast. It’s the biggest travel day of the year. If you’re visiting distant friends or family and have a dog, he’s probably traveling too. And you have a […]

A Pup For All Seasons

My golden retriever puppy in spring, summer, fall, and winter.

  Your Turn: What’s your favorite puppy season?   



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