What If You Can’t Stop Crying After Your Dog Dies?

This post has affiliate links. Learn more here or at the bottom of this page. Every morning I check which search phrases brought people to Something Wagging. Some are hilarious. But one that comes up a lot makes me feel helpless. It’s “my dog died and I can’t stop crying.” Doesn’t that just break your […]

Telling Stories To Help Dogs

When you face a challenge with your dog, plenty of people know just what to do. Everyone becomes an amateur dog trainer suggesting dozens of dos and don’ts. And even if some of the advice is wise, it’s hard to take it all in. But stories catch our attention. Stories teach us. And telling stories […]

How Far Would You Go To Know If Your Dog Loves You?

How far would you go to find out if your dog loved you? Would you cross the country and back again? Would you consult a therapist? A pet communicator? Because Benoit Denizet-Lewis did those things and more wondering if his Labrador retriever, Casey, loved him. Oh, and while he was at it, he explored the […]

Afghanistan and Dogs – Take the Quiz

Afghanistan has been in the news my entire life. And despite that, I know very little about it. I know even less about its dogs. So when Pet Travel Tuesday coincided with the month of Ramadan, I decided to review a book about a man who walked across Afghanistan with a dog. What could be […]

Long Lived and Well Loved Dogs – Reviewing Pukka’s Promise

I didn’t take notes. I forgot to email the publisher for photos to use. In other words, I enjoyed Pukka’s Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs so much that I just wanted to read it. I forgot all about being a good reviewer. What made a book about dog health so interesting? Longer-Lived Dogs Ted […]

Living with Dogs – Taste the Bitter and the Sweet

Some of the best moments of my life have involved dogs. And so have some of the worst. But who wants to live in a world with just ice cream and no pickles? The Man in Love With His Dog Michael Konik is a writer and performer who knows how to get attention. His website is […]

Funny Dogs Speak Their Minds

Out of the Mouths of Babes Dogs Funny? Yes. And beautifully designed. But Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know: Eleven Courageous Canines Tell All surprised me with its cleverness and its thoughtful encouragement to look at life from a dog’s point of view. Writers, Hy Conrad and Jeff Johnson, developed biographies and characters for […]

Is a Dog as Good as a Child? Musings on Driving by Moonlight.

Today is Pet Travel Thursday at A Traveler’s Library. Stop by to read my full review of Driving by Moonlight: A Journey Through Love, War, and Infertility and tell me what you thought. The Question No married woman of a certain age has escaped the question: So, when are you going to have kids? If […]

Following Atticus: Life Lessons Learned While Hiking With a Dog

A Dog Story, But So Much More Certain experiences enlarge us, expand our perceptions. If we let them. A short list would include: spending time in nature taking risks confronting our inner demons developing a deep relationship with someone whose point of view is entirely other Tom Ryan writes beautifully about all of these things […]

Norton the Traveling Cat Trilogy – Pet Travel Book Club

This post is dedicated to the traveling cats of BlogPaws. A Cat on a Leash As I wound my way through the crowded mass of people and dogs, I saw something that surprised me. Sitting on the carpet, quiet in the midst of chaos, was a grey cat on a leash. He looked peaceful, serene, […]

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