How To Make A Foster Puppy Survival Kit

Foster puppy sitting on her pillow.

The puppy is coming! The puppy is coming! Thank goodness I’ve assembled a foster puppy survival kit that will make life so much easier. Of course, there are still a few extras I’d love to have.

Sometimes My Dog Scares People

My golden retriever dog sometimes scares people.

Usually I worry that my sweet, fluffy girl doesn’t scare people enough. People put their hands in her face as Honey walks by. They snuggle up and try to kiss her. And they do all kinds of things I know they’d never try if she looked more like a Doberman or German Shepherd. So if people […]

Death Kitty 2000

Honey the golden retriever looking for Death Kitty 2000.

My dog is a pacifist. She’s a gentle soul who loves everyone. She wouldn’t harm a fly. But one critter in our neighborhood brings out the worst in Honey. I call him Death Kitty 2000.

Keep Your Boat Light…

Honey the golden retriever with words of wisdom from Jerome K. Jerome.

  Let’s see the rest of the quote: Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need—a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe, or two, enough to eat and enough […]

Get Your Dog A Toy TODAY!

Golden Retriever

I’m not usually a big spender. Except when it comes to my dog. And even then, I don’t spend money on coordinating leashes and collars, pretty clothes, or doggy vacations. But I do spend it on toys. And over the years, I’ve found some pretty compelling reasons for you to get your dog a toy […]

Do You Need A Laugh?

Golden Retriever Puppy Smiling

Every morning starts the same way. “What are you going to write about on the blog today, Brain?” “The same thing we write about every day, Pinky. How dogs are taking over the world.” But sometimes inspiration fails me. Despite four attempts, I have yet to assemble a coherent thought. And it’s November, when I […]

Dr. Horrible Goes To The Dogs

Honey the golden retriever is an easy dog.

I’m a freaky, anti-tech Luddite. I don’t have a cell phone, tablet, or even a television (and they’ve been around for 70 years). But I LOOOOOOOOOOVE the internet. Why? Because, at least for now, it’s a relatively cheap place for creative people to share their works with the world. And my latest favorite creative person […]

The Weekend My Dog Went Crazy

Honey the golden retriever poses in a gnome home.

I tell you a lot of nice stories about my dog Honey. How she’s so smart and sweet. And a good foster-sister. But sometimes I worry that her fur isn’t on too tight (actually, if you look at the tumbleweeds under my bed, you know her fur isn’t on too tight). And this weekend was a […]

Big Dogs Of Literature

Honey the golden retriever takes a nap.

What could be better than curling up with a good book on a cold, rainy morning? How about curling up with a good book about dogs on a cold, rainy morning? Here are a few of my favorites. Literature Goes To The Dogs How many of these would you like to read? Pom Sawyer by […]

What Makes Us Irresistible To Dogs?

Connecting with my Golden Retriever.

You’ve probably heard the advice from trainers. If you want your dog to pay attention to you, you have to be the most interesting person ever. But what exactly does that mean? Is it more than just carrying yummy treats? And what about dogs who aren’t food motivated? What can we do to make ourselves […]

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