Tag Archives: dog breeds

A decade later with Charlie Murphy

Last month marked a couple noteworthy anniversaries for our household. It was 10 years ago last July that we first packed up our lives (and our cat) in Venice, California and drove 2300 miles across country to begin anew in Ann Arbor, … Continue reading

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Dear Running Bloggers: Stick to the fartleks and shoe guides and leave the dogs to the animal experts

A couple years ago I ran across a Runners World article titled, A Breed Apart: Can your dog go the distance?, which attempted to prescribe specific breeds of dogs to runners as though they were shoe brands for underpronators with … Continue reading

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My Dog is a Unitarian Feminist Bedwetter

Last Friday night I walked up to the check-out line at the grocery store with a bottle of wine and the latest copy of BARK magazine, wondering if I would inspire a friendly jab from whomever happened to be working the … Continue reading

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Five Foolproof Tips for Better “Pit Bull” Advocacy

Recently BAD RAP shared the following message on their Facebook page that is truly some of the most sage advice you can receive when it comes to effective dog advocacy: Question: “How do I best defend my dog when people … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Amber-Eyed, Brindle Beauty

Any day now, we’re going to receive a lucrative modeling contract for Buster Brown with Orvis or Kong.  I’m sure of it.

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Obsession with breed: As troublesome as discrimination against it

In light of the current political context surrounding both the teaching profession and pit bull welfare right now, I thought this could use a repost.  This piece was originally posted in March of 2012. Most of my professional experience has … Continue reading

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Video of the Day: Apple-pickin’ terrier

In the summer and fall, we often see certain behaviors in Buster Brown that confuse and baffle even seasoned dog owners such as ourselves.  So, we decided to go back and look for some possible answers in his Wisdom Panel … Continue reading

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