Pet Blogger Super Heroes – Pet Blogger’s Challenge 2015

Pet blogger Challenge January 10

I could spend my morning solving the pet population problem, curing cancer, or figuring out who likes The Big Bang Theory and why. But instead I’ll be trying to write a clever and amusing reply to the Fifth Annual Pet Blogger Challenge. Will I succeed? You tell me.

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.

Be Calm To Keep Your Dog Calm

Honey the golden retriever sits near Christmas tree.

Hang out at a playground long enough and you’ll eventually see this: a running toddler falls. At first he’s surprised. Then he looks up to his parent. If the parent stays calm, the kid goes to play. But if mom looks upset, the kid starts bawling. Your dog is like that toddler. And if you want your dog to […]

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.

Why Do People Keep Saying Dogs Are Like Wolves?

Honey the golden retriever licks her lips.

Some popular “trainers” insist that dogs are like wolves. And that we must use what we’ve learned about wolves when training our dogs. Have they ever seen wolves and dogs side by side? Because if they had, I don’t think they’d be saying dogs are like wolves.

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 […]

Take One Step Closer To Your Dream In 2015

Honey the golden retriever looks like a show dog.

People are so rough on themselves this time of year. Everyone feels dissatisfied and is vowing to do better. My Facebook feed hums with people making resolutions for 2015. Luckily, our dogs set a good example for us. They know life couldn’t possibly get any better. Unless it included more treats, tennis balls, or cuddling.

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 […]

Do Dogs Get SAD?

Honey the golden retriever poses in the sun.

Nope, it isn’t always gloomy in Ithaca. We average 154 sunny days a year (all between May and September). Seattle, with a reputation for clouds and rain, averages 151 sunny days a year. My dog Honey has dozed a lot lately. Is the unrelenting cloudiness bringing her down? Or am I just seeing her through […]

What To Do When You Get Bears In Your Bed

Honey the golden retriever sleeps in.

Why do I need to know what to do if I meet a bear? I live downtown in a small city (without bears). I’ll be moving aboard a boat next year (and don’t plan on sailing to Alaska any time soon). And I’ve never glimpsed a bear outside of a zoo. But then I dug a […]

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