Tag Archives: dog walking

Six activities that are always better with a dog

Despite what friends and family might believe, I do not enjoy doing everything with my dogs. In fact, the only reason my social media feeds are full of pet pictures is because my dogs are constantly hovering around me engaging in … Continue reading

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A face for Fall

Been a little hectic around here lately. Once again, neglecting the writing. So here’s a quick pic to fill the void and usher in the fall weather. It’s been cold, colorful and fabulous in Michigan this last week. Great dog walking … Continue reading

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An Unexamined April

April was a bit of a blur. So I thought I’d dig through my photos and figure out what I’ve been doing for the last month that so profoundly curbed my writing activity. The polar vortex comes to a slow … Continue reading

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Yin-Yang Unleashed: Our love for the off-leash dog

Last month I was wandering around Literati–one of Ann Arbor’s fabulous new independent bookstores–and came across Mary Oliver’s book of poems, Dog Songs. In it was a short poem titled “If You Are Holding This Book” which ends with the … 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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Photogenic dogs and the added benefit of a good “Stay”

Teaching a good “Stay” for your dog(s) has infinite and far-reaching benefits.  Whether it’s waiting to go out the door, using good manners before accepting food or staying put incase of emergency, a dog’s ability to stay on command can … Continue reading

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One Dog at a Time

The other evening I was chatting with my sister-in-law about her kids and she was telling me about this incredible trip that her and just her older daughter (age 5) took to Paris together. And then she said the following: … Continue reading

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