Callisto, the wonderful dog we adopted seven years ago, passed away peacefully after a short battle with disease. She leaves a dog-shaped hole in our hearts as she was very much our daughter. My wife and I wished she could have stuck around to meet the baby, but the universe has a funny way of [...]
I didn't have a lot of pets growing up. What pets I had were a combination of dogs we inherited or just randomly adopted (or they adopted us), and a cat or two that liked to be around us. Mom had some parakeets once, but then she lost it when they died. There is also [...]
Sometimes even a very good dog decides that she's going to do what she wants to do and does it.
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 [...]
Eight hours in the life of a guinea pig compressed into a minute and a half.
[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 [...]
The first time I remember seeing a dead person was at the funeral of my maternal grandfather. I don't remember the details, but I do remember my mom lifting me up to see him in his coffin. I had no clue what was going on or why everyone was so upset. Probably because I didn't [...]
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: It wasn't the first or the last dog I would have. My luck with dogs has [...]