Age-old question, but one that has particular resonance for me right now. You see, my brother’s back in town with his cat, and that’s added some complexity to family time given my Portuguese water dog and his attitude towards felines. Let’s just say that we had one near-crisis — or rather, standoff — when the two animals found themselves face-to-face […]
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But when I was telling the story about the yapping and the whining and the snuffling, there was one little detail I forgot to mention: my second dog. Meet Larry.
I’m sure you’ve all been there. Your beloved pet is not acting like his or her usual self. There is a listlessness, a mopiness, and a lack of appetite. If only they could speak and tell you what ails them! But they can’t, and so, you must put yourself in their shoes, or paws as it were, and attempt to […]
I’d like to apologize to anyone who sat near me in Rows 16 or 17 last week. You know who you are. You are the ones who heard my little dog, Sticky, yip and moan and wheeze theatrically. For six hours. All the way from New York to California. And back.
Let’s start with a definition: OUTSMART -verb (used with object) 1. to get the better of (someone); outwit. – From Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary © Random House, Inc. 2010. I’m not a fan of playing games, but when it comes to my dog’s health, sometimes I have to resort to a trick or two of my own. […]
First, I should tell you that I had some canine assistance for this post–my own dog Monkey (who was secretly hoping to score some swag from the endeavor) tagged along and played the role of Chief Sniffer. It was not a hard sell: Second, let me say that I am amazed at how many pet toys could stand to benefit […]