10 Things Every Dog Person is Most Thankful For

  A dog person is thankful because:   1. there’s no chance of food crumbs collecting in the carpet between vacuumings   2. they always have a steady supply of dog hair for that quirky, homemade gift idea on Pinterest   3. having to squeeze your body into all kinds of crazy shapes to find […]

Who is Helped More By Shelters?

They’ve solved problems for me. They’ve helped me help others. And they’ve brought me joy beyond measure. Who am I talking about? Animal shelter staff and volunteers. It’s National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week It’s obvious that shelters and rescues help animals. They keep them off the streets, find them good homes, provide medical […]

The Puppiness Project – Don’t Just Be Thankful. Show It.

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. As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I’ve […]

Gratitude for Good Company

I’ve been a little down this week. I’m sure I’m not the only one. The news from Japan is horrific. And yet it’s only the latest in a never ending stream of suffering. This week, I’ve spent more time trying to support my other blog, so I’ve been visiting personal finance sites. And while there […]

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