The Puppiness Project – Let Go of Expectations

Gretchen Rubin wrote in The Happiness Project about the year she spent “test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy.” The Puppiness Project is my attempt to learn the same from Honey, my Golden Retriever, and Chérie, our visiting Foster Pup. Maybe She Will; Maybe She […]

Do You Have Dreams for Your Dog?

Many of us envision an ideal dog. For some, it’s the gentle couch potato resting his head on your knee while you read. For others, it’s the dog who swims, camps, hikes, and runs beside the bike. And for still others, it’s something in between. But if your dog isn’t who you expected her to be, […]

Love the Pup You're With – part 3

Honey’s breeder made a very good recommendation. Of the two pups we could choose in the litter, the breeder recommended the more mellow pup. She turned out to be absolutely right. People who have goldens come up to us in the street and tell us how calm and self-assured Honey is for her age. Many […]

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