What Bully Dogs And Bikinis Can Teach Us About Racism

This week I haven’t found watching cute puppy videos nearly as much fun. Our country is confronting ugly truths. And hopefully starting to have important conversations. About racism.

Do We Judge People By Their Dogs?

Yeah, I know we’re not supposed to “judge a book by its cover.” But we all do anyway. It’s only human. But in this age of e-books, maybe it’s time to change the saying. Perhaps we should tell ourselves not to judge a person by her dog. You have a what…? If you live in the […]

Meet the Lovabull – Pit Bull Awareness Day 2011

I loved my Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood. But it scared some folks. They saw the boarded up buildings and kids hanging out on the steps smoking blunts and decided quickly it wasn’t their kind of neighborhood. Looking at a neighborhood St. Bernard Street (don’t you love that name?) didn’t make a good first impression on everyone. […]

10 Tips for Keeping Your Home Owner’s Insurance (& Your “Dangerous Dog”)

Yesterday I posted a list of breeds commonly “blacklisted” by insurance companies. Assuming you have no plans to swap the genes of your beloved dog or pack him off to join the circus, what can you do to keep your “dangerous dog” and your homeowner’s insurance? Pass the Canine Good Citizen’s Test with your dog. […]

Strong Reaction at NPR to Michael Vick Dog Story

I’m slow to react to the news. I don’t like to get caught up in the misinformation, rumors, and hysteria that often accompany breaking stories. So I’ve quietly watched the stories about Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring unfold over the past several years. Don’t get me wrong. I think the behavior of Michael Vick and […]

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