My Dog Loves And Hates Her Blog

I know people give their dogs credit for knowing amazing things. But Honey does not know she’s the star of her own blog. If I say “Something Wagging This Way Comes” to her, she stares blankly. She has no idea why I keep taking her picture. And most of all, she can’t figure out why […]

What Do You Get From a Dog Blog?

Why are we here? No, not on this planet. What are we doing reading dog blogs? What do we get from a dog blog that we don’t get in a book or regular website? And why do we keep coming back for more? Why Dog Blogs are Awesome If you love dogs, there are no […]

The Daily Dog Blog – Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange

Type a line. Stop to detach the puppy from your pants leg. Post a photo. Pick up the whining puppy for a quick potty break. Answer an email. Look for the puppy who is suspiciously quiet. That’s what daily life looks like for Julie. And yet she occasionally finds a moment to share her love […]

3 Stories About Edie Jarolim And Why Knowing Them Will Help Dogs

Story #1 About Edie Almost four years ago, I decided to start a blog. I was still grieving the loss of my dog Shadow. And I was bringing a new puppy into my life. You know her as Honey. I couldn’t bear the thought of living my life with another dog without making a record […]

Dog Blog as a Daily Practice – It’s NaBloPoMo

Every one wants more freedom. No one wants to be told what to do. But in truth, we’re often happier when we have a routine. Just like dogs.     If you want to see a neurotic dog, try feeding him at a different time each day, disappear for days at a time, and hide […]

Should I Dog? Or Should I Blog?

On a bad day I ask myself, why do I blog about my dog? If I love my dog, shouldn’t I spend more time with her and less time writing about her?     If I think about it a while, I realize it’s not the blog that keeps me from spending more time with […]

When Ads are Good for Bloggers But Bad For Dogs

“Wow, you mean I can write about dogs and get paid for it? Where do I sign up?” That’s probably what a lot of bloggers think when they find out about ad networks. After all, who wouldn’t want to recover some of their blogging costs?     But what if those ads that appear on […]

What Do You Expect From a Dog Blog?

  I’ve been writing Something Wagging This Way Comes since March 2010. I began with a 35 word post about Honey. I’ve written 833 posts (834 when I finish this one). Gotten almost 14,000 comments (nearly every one smart, funny, or at least kind). I have a 23 page list of things I want to write […]

Why I Still Write About Dogs

Am I insane? Because I connect every thing in the world to dogs? Play the soundtrack to this post and then you tell me. Rules of the Game I’m going to pick items off my bookshelves at random and see how long it takes me to make a dog connection. Does everything remind me of […]

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