Are You Ready to Get a Dog?

Are you ready to get a dog?

You’ll find quizzes to tell you if you should get married, if you should have a child, and whether to dump your significant other. You’ll even find quizzes to help you decide really important stuff like if you’re ready to get a dog. But they’re so boring. Most dog quizzes ask if you understand how […]

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 […]

If Dogs Had Jobs…

Honey the Golden Retriever at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal

I hate those movies where they dress dogs in lab coats and pretend they’re doing a human job. Those film people know nothing about dogs. Because if dogs had jobs, everything would change. Dogs Doing Human Jobs Here are a few jobs that would look very different with canines doing them. Advertising Executive - Every page […]

No Opposable Thumbs – Dog World Problem

Honey the golden retriever tries golf.

You’ve heard of first world problems. But your true suffering comes from Dog World Problems.   Best City for Pet Travelers Gasp! Cape May, New Jersey is behind New Smyrna Beach, Florida in the voting for Best City for Pet Travelers over at Go Pet Friendly. I guess my warnings from yesterday didn’t convince you to vote […]

9 Cult Movies That Aren’t About Dogs (But Should Be)

Honey the golden retriever and cult movies.

Joining a cult never seemed that bad to me. At least not if it involved wearing fishnet stockings and throwing toilet paper at the movie screen. I love cult movies. You know. Those pictures that don’t get much attention when they first come out but that spawn rabid fans after years or decades? But I […]

How Do YOU Abuse YOUR Dog?

Dog abuse warning.

Did you laugh when you saw Daisy and Cooper getting ice cream at McDonald’s? If you’re one of the six people in the world who hasn’t seen this viral video, check out the footage: Not everyone found it funny. If you read the comments under the video, you’ll find plenty of people accusing Cooper’s people […]

Expensive Dog Toys – Dog World Problem

When cheap dog toys last longer than expensive ones, it's a dog world problem.

You’ve heard of first world problems. But your true suffering comes from Dog World Problems. Your Turn: Are expensive dog toys worth it in your house?

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 […]

Kids are Better Than Dogs

Child holding a puppy.

Okay, they don’t have fur. They talk back. And they’re incredibly expensive to raise. But kids are great. There’s nothing more fun than looking at the world through the eyes of a confident and curious child. Sometimes, even I have to admit, kids are better than dogs. 15 Reasons Kids Are Better Than Dogs when […]

Dogs Are Better Than Kids

Honey the golden retriever is Little Miss Perfect.

I have lots of friends who refer to their dogs as their children. Not me. I know better. Dogs and kids aren’t the same. Because dogs are better. Here’s why: 15 Reasons Dogs Are Better Than Kids Dog training classes cost anywhere from $75 to $200. College tuition? $40,000 a  year. You do the math. […]

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