Pleasures of Friendship

It’s the little things that make friendship special. Don’t you agree?

12 Reasons Dogs Make the Best Friends

Dogs shouldn’t replace people in our lives. We have plenty of love for both. But when I think of the behavior of some of my human “friends” over the years, it’s very tempting. 12 Reasons Your Dog is a Better Best Friend than Your (Human) Best Friend     Human friends? You better watch out. […]

Taste Doesn’t Matter – Good for the Dog; Good for You

Unless you’re talking about kibble, taste is the least important thing ever. So why did I ever make such a big deal about it? Honey Has Good Taste in Dogs It probably wouldn’t surprise you that Honey is attracted to Golden Retrievers. If she spots one in a crowd or on the street, she wants […]

Why Clicker Trainers Make Me Sad

Those darn people who talk on their cell phones while ignoring their dog at the end of a flexi-leash. The person who insists her dog will listen to her off leash as she yells “Buster, Buster, BUSTER. Get over here.” And how about that guy who yanks his dog away from every interesting smell? On […]

The Puppiness Project – Don’t Take Things Personally

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. Honey Never Gives Up My mother loves dogs. She just doesn’t […]

The Puppiness Project – Choose Your Friends Wisely

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. Honey picks her friends well. Honey is a lovely […]

The Puppiness Project – Your Friends Bring Out the Best In You Redux

Well it appears that everyone saw exactly what I saw when I looked at Mike’s snapshots: I’m definitely happier and more comfortable having my picture taken with Honey close at hand. The picture below is the uncropped version of picture three from yesterday’s post. I think friends do bring out the best in us. Sometimes […]

The Limits of Friendship

Spending so much time online has gotten me thinking about friendship. What makes you someone’s friend? When you meet people online, you can only know about them what they choose to reveal. But isn’t that true for all our friends? Friendship with Dogs I’m never quite sure how to describe my relationships with dogs. But […]

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