Tag: #dogs

Playing fetch with a big, dumb, lovable dog

I went out to the lake near the house to get the dog tired. She’s been very active inside the house, probably because the weather has been so nice. She probably wants to chase all the rabbits that run around the yard, too. So we went to the lake and I threw the ball for her a few times. There is a particular place by the lake with a steep incline, so the ball travels farther and she has to work harder to run back to me. Well, after a few back-and-forths, she decided that she had enough. She took that ball and ran into the lake to drink some water and cool off.

I love this big, dumb, lovable dog. She has been with us for five years, bringing us 99% good times and the occasional headache when she decides to eat something she shouldn’t, clean a cat, or lose her bowel control in the living room.

Here’s a video of the whole “I’m going into the lake whether you like it or not” incident. I hope you enjoy it.

I don’t want to be that parent

My wife and I got back from a very long run (mixed in with walking). We’re running a very long race in a couple of weeks, and we want to be prepared for it. As we hobbled around the house, legs wobbly from ten miles of jogging, we noticed a strange smell emanating from the dog. Sure enough, the dog…

Two Lonely Dogs

Two lonely dogs sat by the entrance to the cemetery. Whether they were guarding it or there waiting for the return of their deceased masters, I don’t know. But they helped make the ambiance a lot more tolerable.

A day for the dogs

[quote cite=”Josh Billings”]A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.[/quote] A friend and colleague of mine and his wife brought over their white lab and we all headed out to the lake to have the dogs swim. The dogs had a lot of fun while we roasted in the summer heat. Afterward,…

What is it about our pets?

[row][span size=’8′][slab_h3][slabtext]”I would like to see anyone, [/slabtext][slabtext] prophet, king or God,[/slabtext][slabtext]convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.” [/slabtext][slabtext]– Neil Gaiman[/slabtext][/slab_h3][/span][/row] I have always loved dogs. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t like them. Even when a neighbor’s dog took a bite out of my hand, I still liked all other dogs.…

For the love of dog (and pets)

I was listening to a podcast about our relationship with dogs the other day, and I got to thinking about my own relationships with dogs as the years have gone by. This is the first dog I remember having:

Bad dog

I came home tonight to find that our dog had done this:   Isn’t chocolate supposed to be bad for dogs?   That’s a box of chocolate cake mix, a bag of cupcake wrappers, and a bag of guinea pig snacks. The dog got these from different points around the house and tore into them, eating the chocolate cake mix…

Running’s for the dogs, part 2

>As it turns out, adopting Calli The Wonder Dog was a better decision than I originally thought it would be. Not only is she very well behaved around the house, she is also a wonderful running companion. Sure, sometimes she gets in the way, and sometimes she goes off chasing after a rabbit. For the most part, however, she is…

Running’s for the dogs…

>The Girl and I adopted a rescued dog from the local SPCA last week, and we have been very impressed. “Calli”, as we named her, turned out to be very well trained, very well behaved, and just overall a good find. She follows commands, stays off the furniture, and she has pretty much left the cats alone. So I tried…