9 Things I Wish My Dog Would Teach Herself

Honey the golden retriever poses without smiling.

Amazing. Although I never trained her to do this, my dog learned something very smart. Apparently she taught herself. If only my dog would teach herself a few other skills.

Outdoor Dining With The Dog – Wordless Wednesday

Golden Retriever grinning

Outdoor dining then. Outdoor dining now. Which is better? Your Turn: Would you dine outdoors with your dog in the winter?  

The Nose Knows – Almost Wordless Wednesday

A close up of Honey the Golden retriever's nose.

Does my dog Honey have snow nose? Or am I just seeing pink that’s there all year around? You tell me.

What Is A Dog’s Favorite Toy?

Honey the Golden Retriever as a cute puppy with her toy.

Is it chewy? Does it squeak? Is it a ball? Every dog has different favorites. But Honey’s favorite toy has some unusual features. Can you guess what it is?

Why Do People Keep Screwing Up My Dog?

Honey the golden retriever with a mitten in the snow.

My dog Honey is a Mary Poppins pup—practically perfect in every way. It’s the result of getting the absolute best start in life, years of training, and just dumb luck. But you know why she’s just “practically perfect?” Because people keep screwing up my dog.

Frozen – Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever with Mike at Ithaca Falls.

We don’t know the song. We haven’t seen the movie. But we live it everyday. Frozen.

Kids Are Better Than Dogs

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

Nearly a year ago, I wrote a post that claims dogs are better than kids. I still find it funny. Especially the comments. But I feel bad for not giving kids equal time. Today is the day I tell you why kids are better than dogs.

My Dog Is A… On Not Quite Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever curls up like a pill bug.

Yesterday I argued that my dog is not a wolf. But there are plenty of other animals she does resemble.

What Will You Miss The Most?

Honey the golden retriever looks pitiful.

We’ve started the countdown to moving aboard a sailboat. We don’t know how long the countdown is because we have to sell our house first to get the money to buy the boat we can’t look for until we have the money. But it’s coming. And it’s got me thinking: What will we miss the […]

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others – Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever sits in the sun.

I took these pictures within two weeks of each other. Can you tell which picture is not like the others? Did you pick out one picture that’s different? Yep, that’s actually sun in the third picture down. When the sun battles its way through the clouds to make an appearance, we run toward it like […]

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