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 […]

Breakfast in Bed? Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever wants breakfast in bed.

 

Play the Game – Which Comes First? Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever at the bath tub.

Put the pictures in the proper order. For true dog lovers, this will be easy. 1. 2. 3.   Check the answer key below to find out if you were right. It’s Wordless Wednesday. Your Turn: How often does this scene play out in your house? Answers: The correct order of the pictures is 3, […]

The Sound Of His Bark

Honey the golden retriever puppy follows Riley.

I’m glad Honey doesn’t bark much. When people come to the door, she’s silent. When a neighborhood cat visits us on the porch, nothing. Even the Jack Russell and his beagle brother who bark at everyone who walks by their house don’t get a rise out of her. But one sound gets Honey barking every time. When she […]

What Kind Of Dog Should An Introvert Have?

Honey the golden retriever makes a friend.

Introverts are hot! And no, I’m not talking about the way my introspective husband looks when he gets out of the shower (although he is awfully cute). I mean that introverts are tired of feeling undervalued in a culture (I’m talking of the U.S., in particular) that rewards brash and talkative people. Introverts are fed up […]

Honey Declares Her Independence

Honey the Golden Retriever declares her independence on july 4.

In Ithaca, July 4, 2014. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen moods of Honey, When in the Course of canine events, it becomes necessary for one dog to dissolve the leash bonds which have connected her with her person, and to assume among the powers of the neighborhood, the separate and equal station to which […]

What’s Caught Her Eye? – Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever is smiling in the park.

Honey is smiling from her tongue to the tip of her tail. What do you think has got her eye?             Win Your Own Adventure Ramp from Solvit It’s not too late. But there are only a few days left to win your own Solvit XL Telescoping Pet Ramp. Or […]

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 […]

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