I Love Being The Same Age As My Dog

After eight years, she has finally caught up. When I calculate Honey’s age in dog years,  she is about the same age as I am. And I love it. Would you?

I Wouldn’t Be Cruising If Not For…

As I sit in my beach chair looking out at the Matanzas River while writing this post, I’m thankful. Thankful for the many things that help me be here. Because I wouldn’t be cruising if not for…

Do You Answer Your Dog’s Questions?

She doesn’t ask me in English, but Honey often has questions. I’ve learned over the years that our life together is better if I don’t ignore her when she’s asking me something. Do you answer your dog’s questions?

Getting A Big Dog To “Go” On A Boat–Is It Harder?

What question are we asked most often about living with a big dog on a small sailboat? It’s “does Honey go potty on the boat?”. We’re working on it. But it isn’t easy. I’m starting to wonder if it’s just harder to get a big dog to “go” on a boat. Here’s why.

Maybe Your Dog Doesn’t Have To Be Fearless

There’s always someone willing to make you feel bad if your dog is afraid to do something. But are they right? Maybe your dog doesn’t have to be fearless.

Does A Good Dog Make A Bad Blog?

Honey is such a good girl. Does that make her a bad subject for a blog?

Is Your Town’s Dog Culture Hurting Your Dog?

Since we’ve lived on the boat, we’ve only traveled as far as one long car trip. But I’ve already seen big differences in the way people treat dogs from one place to the next. What is your town’s dog culture? And is it hurting your dog?

How Does Your Dog Know When You’re Coming Home?

Can you make it in your front door without finding your dog waiting there to greet you? Most people can’t. Do you ever ask yourself how your dog knows when you’re home?

Feeling Defeated? Remember Your First Love

Honey pulled with all her strength. Once she felt the sand between her toes, she did her happy dance and flopped down on her back in sheer joy. Honey remembered her first love.

A Happy New Year Story

There’s a lot of dark news out there. But I saw something recently that made me feel good. It’s my Happy New Year story.