Tag Archives: pet ownership

Spring in the air, shelter dogs everywhere

I wore sandals in my yard this afternoon. S-A-N-D-A-L-S. It was 60 degrees and there is officially more ground showing than snow now. Hasta la vista, Polar Vortex. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way … Continue reading

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At the Black and White Ball

I’ve had four or five different blog posts raging inside my head for the last couple weeks, which typically results in a deafening silence and tangible pause for published posts. So I thought I’d fill the void with some favorite photos … Continue reading

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Cra Cra for Cozy Caves

I’ve bought a lot of dog beds in my life. A LOT of dog beds. And for those of us who unnecessarily dote on our dogs and tend to their every need (real or imagined), there are two major problems … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: JOY

Since we’re already on the topic of off leash dogs and the JOY they bring (and experience) today . . .

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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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Animal Histories

The author of the Fearfuldogs blog recently published a post titled “The Way We Were” featuring some photos of childhood pets that she’d found while scanning family photos. And over the past few months, largely in anticipation of the birth of … 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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