It happened again. With a hand signal, I asked Honey to lie down on the ground quietly. The person I was talking to said the one thing guaranteed to piss off a golden retriever owner: “Aww, aren’t goldens great? My dog would never do that.” Arggghhhhhhh!
I see fewer dogs out walking with their people on snowy days with temperatures below 0. But those I do see make me happy I have a golden retriever.
What do you think of when someone mentions a golden retriever? Friendly. Silky, blond coat. Loves to swim, right? Well, not my Honey. At least for the last one. Somehow she never got the memo telling her that goldens love the water. Luckily, we love her for the dog she is. And not just the […]
Dogs live in a circle of love. And if we’re lucky, they sweep us into it. Let me tell you what I mean. Yesterday we walked Honey, my golden retriever, to the marina. Confederates #1 & 2 When we stuck to the sidewalk, Honey knew it was just an ordinary walk. But once we crossed the […]
Dogs are (wo)man’s best friend. They give unconditional love. They live in the moment. They make us laugh. That’s what everyone says. But do we really expect people to believe we love dogs for their characters? I don’t think we’re so deep. In fact, most of us can’t resist a pretty face. And we really love dogs […]
Honey is four years old now. But her puppy months are burned into my brain. Because of her, I realized that I hate puppies. But with a little distance, I’ve learned that puppyhood wasn’t that awful. I was just poorly supplied. Here’s my list of things you should give the person who just got a […]
Several CEOs have created scandals after tweeting beaming pictures of them beside their safari kills. In the name of being fully transparent, I’m posting pictures of my recent Christmas safari. Here’s my husband strapping my kill to the back of my bike. Here’s the obligatory shot showing me beside my kill so you can judge […]
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. It Must Be Love. Shortly before Honey came to […]
When I was living in Philadelphia with my pups Agatha and Christie, I noticed something very peculiar. No matter how crazily they were playing, at 10:00 p.m. they’d settle in and become still. But not every night at 10:00 p.m. Only the nights when I was listening to the public radio program that played Bach […]