(EXCERPT) Love at First Bark

If you haven't had a chance to pick up a copy of BlogHer Book Club's pick Love at First Bark, here's an excerpt to get you started. ...more

Keeping Your Dog at a Healthy Weight

Keeping your pet at a healthy weight is key to a happy and long life. It is especially important when it comes to small dogs like Toby, because their little frames can't hold additional weight....more
I have a 12 pound dog as well.  At times his energy can be exhausting - he constantly want to ...more

Why Don't Cartoon Dogs Talk?

This is a serious question. I mean, sure, some cartoon dogs talk, but of all cartoon species, the dog is often the silent one, full of woofs and pants, but no words. Even the dog in Word World itself has no words. You could argue that dogs are meant always as pets, but in Blue's Clues the cats talk. Heck, even the salt and pepper shakers talk. Just not the dogs. Same for Garfield, talking cats, non-talking dogs. And one of the only Looney Toons not to talk? Wile E. Coyote. Why don't dogs talk? Does anyone know?...more

Pepe Le Pew

For the last few nights, Indigo (our 10 month old Aussie) has been on the nocturnal prowl, barking at anything that moves…sometimes all night.  I imagine she is trying to protect her territory from raccoons, possums, coyotes, and skunks.With the summer drought and winter in the air, these critters are becoming bold and encroaching on the domain of our dogs.  Colby tried to catch a possum a few weeks ago, but only managed to catch one of our cats....ContinueLanita Moss ...more
And it keeps getting worse!more

Merlin's Beard! Padfoot is Homeless

If you love Harry Potter and dogs, this one's going to sting a bit. Berry, the 10-year-old black German Shepherd that played Padfoot (animagos of Sirius Black) in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, is looking for a new home. After the news broke yesterday, offers of adoption have been pouring in from all over the world. ...more
@LadyAnne I second this sentiment. If they have room in their lives for a 'celebrity' dog, ...more

The one in which a Golden Retriever bites me

To make a long story short, I have a nice ring of tooth marks on my left upper leg. I won't die. Nobody will have to heat a bowie knife in the fire and hack off my leg to stop the blood poisoning from reaching my heart. Which is good because I don't know how I'd go about finding someone to heat a bowie knife in the fire and hack off my leg to stop the bleeding. Craigslist? ...more

Red - Starring Brian Cox

Are you woken up by your four legged friend? Their face is right in your face sniffing, licking and begging you to get up. No matter how much of a morning person you are not, it gives you the biggest smile every time, right? That is exactly the opening scene in the movie Red (not to be confused with Red starring Bruce Willis). I was grinning from ear to ear because I have two dogs that wake me up that way....more

Spread the love: Adopt a less "popular" dog

I love black dogs because their eyes sparkle and their smiles are so adorable! Sadly, many people overlook this when they go to an animal shelter. Black dogs–especially big black dogs–end up spending weeks longer than other dogs in an animal shelter. Darker dogs tend to be more difficult to photograph and unfortunately prospective owners may overlook the dog's other wonderful features. There are many reasons less popular dogs end up sitting in a shelter and never find a home....more

Pets R Us

I openly admit to adoring my dog. I LOVE MY DOG. My dog is awesome! Except when I have to lift up his mess - But, like any good mother, I forget that he poops and he pretends that I’m the greatest thing since..What do dogs love? Bones? I’m better than bones....more

Some things are just wrong: Cesar Romero as a sort-of-cockney traveling gymnast in baggy tights

So I was watching Julia Misbehaves, a 1948 movie starring Greer Garson and Mr. Wooden Face himself, Walter Pidgeon. I hate Walter Pidgeon. I always want to stick a hat pin into his behind to see if the shock and pain would bring any expression to his immobile features. "Oh, god, Walter Pidgeon! Why was he a big star?" I said to the dog....more
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