3 Stories About Edie Jarolim And Why Knowing Them Will Help Dogs

Story #1 About Edie Almost four years ago, I decided to start a blog. I was still grieving the loss of my dog Shadow. And I was bringing a new puppy into my life. You know her as Honey. I couldn’t bear the thought of living my life with another dog without making a record […]

12 Dog Days of Christmas

I was first introduced to Dexter’s Ruff Life by Edie over at Will My Dog Hate Me. I was enchanted by this Yorkie with attitude even though I knew his rapping efforts had Biggie and Tupac just spinning in their graves. But Dexter brings his real talents to bear in singing Christmas carols. Don’t you […]


I’ve been humbled by some kind thoughts and recognition lately. First, the thoughtful Deborah Flick of Boulder Dog has nominated me for a Petties Award. Thank you. I appreciate her kindness but know that so many hardworking bloggers deserve the attention so much more. I’ve already nominated Edie Jarolim’s Will My Dog Hate Me and […]

Kicking *ss and Taking Names

If you read Will My Dog Hate Me (and if you don’t, why not?), you’ve probably read that blogger and professional writer Edie Jarolim has asked me to serve on an “accountability panel” to help her meet her goal to self-publish a book on pet travel. I’m pleased to help offer some encouragement and gentle […]

What Does Your Dog Call You?

Honey is not my baby. And I am not her “mommy.” Honestly. Recently someone noticed how Honey liked to carry a red Kong in her mouth. I replied, “Yes, her mother does too.” They stared at me blankly for several long seconds before I realized what was going on and said, “Y’know, her birth mom. […]

Wordy Wednesday – What I Learned from the Pet Blogger Challenge

The link code for the Pet Blogger Challenge created by Edie Jarolim of Will My Dog Hate Me and Amy Burkert of Go Pet Friendly is closed. I’m still reading blogs and and trying to comment on as many as possible. It’s been fun. And a lot of work too. The time for reflection has […]

A Funny Video – How Not to Walk Your Dog (with time left over for the Pet Blogger Challenge)

The women of the British sketch comedy show, Smack the Pony, have a weird way of looking at the world. Imagine walking your dog in their neighborhood. Ok, that was so short that you’ll have plenty of time to get ready for the Pet Blogger Challenge being hosted on Monday by Edie Jarolim of Will […]

Book Review: Am I Boring My Dog?

To learn how you can enter to win a free copy of Am I Boring My Dog?, see the bottom of this review. A book written in the form of questions and answers usually causes me to skim the table of contents to find the items most interesting to me. So why did I read […]

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