It’s a Dog’s Life

It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s Not Easy Being Green

As I turned my back to the pool to set up a chaise lounge, I heard a small splash. The splash was definitely too small to be the dog, and yet it was too large to be a branch.   I scoured the pool to try to find the source of the splash. This is when I noticed something big…

Dirty Dogs and They're Done Dirt Cheap

The dog smelled bad. Not merely dirty doggie bad. But smelled-like-he-rolled-in-dead-things bad. It was the kind of smell that singed your eyes and made you wish for a head cold. Or a Hazmat suit. It had been a year since he smelled this nasty and I had forgotten that this was a seasonal issue. There were things in the backyard…

The Dog Days of W. Bruce Cameron

The Dog Days of W. Bruce Cameron

When I first met author W. Bruce Cameron, I spit goat cheese all over him. Now, in case, you weren’t 100% sure, this is not something people generally do in fashionable social circles, at least in our country, and certainly not when they’re trying to make a good impression on a famous writer. But Bruce is a funny guy and…

A Very Monty New Year

A Very Monty New Year

“Monty has some New Year’s resolutions,” I informed my husband. “Is that so?” he responded, without looking up from his computer. “I’m serious,” I said. “He really wants to be a better dog in 2015.” My husband closed the computer and eyed me suspiciously. “He told you this?” “Well, not exactly,” I admitted. “But I felt his remorse, so I…

It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Lip Sings

It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Lip Sings

I’m one of those people who buys a lot of toys for my dog. Maybe I do it out of guilt for those times I leave him home alone while I run out to go shopping, do errands or whatever. So what if I bribe my dog with squeaky, fuzzy and tuggy things? I do the same thing with my…

How to Give a Dog a Bath

How to Give a Dog a Bath

When the dog starts to smell like Eau de Garbage, his breath is bad enough to peel paint off the walls, and people think he is a brown dog when really he is white, I know it’s time to give him a bath. Since I am the one who feeds, walks and cleans up after him, it has fallen to…

Our 2013 Family Holiday Newsletter

Our 2013 Family Holiday Newsletter

Dear Friends and Family, Yes, it is that time of year again.  I’m so happy to send you our annual holiday newsletter and tell you about all the great things our family has done the past twelve months!! I’m sure your family has done great things, too, but since they are probably not as great as ours, feel free to…