I didn't realize my dog remembered her old life so well until something truly unexpected happened.
They say that the benefit of living with a dog is that you get to experience unconditional love. The dog is happy to see you, every single time you come home. And I mean every time. You can be gone for five minutes or five days. The dog will always act like she hasn't seen... Continue Reading →
Our dog Dory turned seven over the weekend and I'm trying to figure out how best to celebrate. Dory is a miniature poodle we adopted from the breeder after she won her championship title. She carries a gene that produces parti-colored pups making her unsuitable as a show dog brood bitch*. Bad news for the dog... Continue Reading →
My Hadrian's Wall virtual hike is nearing the end. There's only 11 days left but Dory and I still have 23 miles to go. If we had been able to keep to our earlier pace, we'd have a doable 12 miles left, but my assumption that things would get easier as we got farther into... Continue Reading →
Our dog Dory has decided that her domain covers what she can see from our back steps. Unfortunately, the view is pretty good from there. Beyond our backyard, she can see three other yards, part of a public path, and a big chunk of prairie. The result? She often barks at people and dogs that... Continue Reading →